Laura Earnest, PA

General Orthopaedics, Joint Replacement, Orthopaedics

173 Ratings
Practices In: Naperville
Patients Seen: Adults

I am thank­ful for the oppor­tu­ni­ty to pro­vide thor­ough and patient-spe­cif­ic treat­ment with a focus on improv­ing patien­t’s qual­i­ty of life. I tru­ly val­ue the patien­t’s per­spec­tive and employ a col­lab­o­ra­tive approach when devel­op­ing our treat­ment plan.

Clinical Interests

I have a par­tic­u­lar inter­est in treat­ing osteoarthri­tis of the hip and knees includ­ing con­ser­v­a­tive treat­ments such as corticosteroid/​viscosupplement injec­tions as well as sur­gi­cal inter­ven­tion includ­ing ante­ri­or approach total hip replace­ment and knee replace­ment. My train­ing allows me to inde­pen­dent­ly treat patients in the hos­pi­tal and office set­ting as well as assist in the oper­at­ing room. I enjoy work­ing col­lab­o­ra­tive­ly with physi­cians to ensure each patient receives the most effec­tive treat­ment plan. My pri­or expe­ri­ence as an orthopaedic trau­ma physi­cian assis­tant for 4.5 years treat­ing patien­t’s with wide range of injuries/​fractures has allowed for sig­nif­i­cant growth as a provider.

Personal Interests

I enjoy spend­ing time out­doors with my fam­i­ly includ­ing my hus­band, son and lab/​border col­lie. We enjoy­ing vis­it­ing my sis­ters in Iowa and Min­neso­ta where we fre­quent the dog parks, go boat­ing and swimming.

AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center in La Grange
5101 Willow Springs Road La Grange, Illinois 60525 708-245-9000 Get Directions
Edward Hospital
801 S. Washington St. Naperville, Illinois 60540 630-527-3000 Get Directions
Elmhurst Memorial Hospital
155 E. Brush Hill Road Elmhurst, Illinois 60126 331-221-1000 Get Directions
University of Illinois - Chicago Graduation Date: 2010 Degree: Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology
Midwestern University Graduation Date: 2016 Degree: Masters of Science of Physician Assistant Studies


Anteriolateral Hip Replacement, Arthritis Treatment, Arthroscopic Knee Surgery, Arthroscopy, Fracture Care - Lower Extremity (hip joint & femur, tibia, fibula, patella), Hip Replacement, Hyaluronic Acid (Viscosupplementation), Joint Injection, Joint Replacement, Knee Arthroplasty, Knee Arthroscopy, Knee Replacement Surgery, Meniscus Repair, Meniscus and Cartilage Repair, Non-Surgical Treatment of Osteoarthritis of the Knee, Total Hip/Knee Arthroplasty, Total Knee Replacement, Trauma Related Injuries


Dislocated Hips, Tendonitis


Ratings Category

The Patient Satisfaction Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.

Patient Satisfaction Rating

173 Ratings

Ease of scheduling appointments

169 Ratings

Provider showed concern

171 Ratings

Provider explained things clearly

172 Ratings

Provider included you in decisions

168 Ratings

Likelihood of recommending this provider

168 Ratings


Comments are collected in our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Surveys. Patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and patient privacy. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.
"Awesome-Laura is amazing!!"
Nov. 7, 2022
"*Laura is amazing. Super knowledgeable, kind, considerate. A++ _____."
Nov. 2, 2022
"I would recommend to family."
Oct. 31, 2022
"I had Laura for my post op visits for both the hip and knee replacements. She is very easy to talk to, highly knowledgeable, and explains things very well. I would highly recommend her to others."
Oct. 28, 2022
"*Dr. Laura is a joy to visit."
Oct. 21, 2022
"*Dr. Earnest put me at ease & reduced my anxieties about my injury. I feel blessed that I am in her care. She also got back to me on both my phone calls. She's awesome."
Oct. 21, 2022
Oct. 19, 2022
"Laura is amazing! She's thorough, kind, compassionate, pleasant and extremely knowledgeable! LOVE HER!"
Oct. 10, 2022
"All my friends and relatives said they would like to have hip joint surgery with Dr. Kim and his nurse practitioner. Outcomes are excellent!"
Oct. 7, 2022
"I really like my health care team."
Oct. 5, 2022
"She explains everything and very easy to talk with"
Oct. 2, 2022
"Very pleased"
Sep. 9, 2022
"Laura Earnest is an exceptional healthcare provider. She is kind, considerate and very caring. It is apparent that she is well suited for this position and represents Duly very well. She's literally one of the best healthcare providers I've ever experienced."
Aug. 31, 2022
"*Laura is the best!"
Aug. 16, 2022
"Laura Earnest was great. She really listened, explained my X-ray again and came up with suggestions"
Jul. 30, 2022
"Great Experience"
Jul. 21, 2022
Jul. 5, 2022
"Lauren was nice, caring, professional, thorough, and knowledgable"
May. 28, 2022
"Laura and Olivia were wonderful! So helpful, compassionate, knowledgeable and thorough!"
Apr. 20, 2022
"Laura is excellent! She took time discus everything about my surgery and helped me recovery! She is also very kind, friendly and personable."
Apr. 20, 2022
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