The Darya Rose Show
July 21, 2021

Vaccines and vaccine hesitancy with Dr. Gretchen LaSalle

Vaccines and vaccine hesitancy with Dr. Gretchen LaSalle

Dr. Gretchen LaSalle is a family physician and expert on vaccine hesitancy. We discuss the risks and benefits of childhood and adult (non-COVID) vaccines.


Dr. LaSalle is a board certified Family Physician in Spokane, Washington. She is passionate about prevention, community health, and education. Her 2019 book, Let’s Talk Vaccines: A Clinician’s Guide to Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy and Saving Lives, is aimed at helping her fellow health care providers find greater success in caring for vaccine-hesitant patients. 

Dr. LaSalle has a bachelors degree in biology from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, and did her medical training at Tulane University School of Medicine. She did her residency training in Family Medicine at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU, which is here and Portland and where I delivered my youngest daughter). She is also a Clinical Associate Professor for the Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine and has served as clinical preceptor for the University of Washington MEDEX program and other Physician Assistant and Nurse Practitioner training programs in order to help develop our next generation of physicians and advanced practice providers.

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