Dr. Lasich is a graduate of the University California at Davis School of Medicine and received specialty training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She then returned to serve her hometown of Grass Valley, California, for the next fifteen years, where she held a private practice in both pain and addiction medicine. Additionally, for six of those years, she worked as the Medical Director for Community Recovery Resources. There she was able to work alongside a team of recovery experts who helped to guide individuals through the processes of recovery from detoxification to sobriety after-care; from residential care to transitional, sober-living environments. In 2016, she joined a community health center that serves Nevada, Placer and Sierra Counties, Western Sierra Medical Clinic. There she developed a Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) program that integrated into the primary care services already in place. In 2018, she became the Chief Medical Officer of Western Sierra, where she created several programs that improved quality of care, maintained a high level of access to care, and created workforce development partnerships throughout the region. All the while, she continued to practice medicine and help individuals improve their quality of life.
In 2021, Dr. Lasich decided to make a move and reached out to our health center, to see how she could contribute to and build upon the care we provide to our patients. She presented an opportunity for expanded support for our community, and we welcomed her onto our team. “I look forward to joining MCHC Health Centers and serving the region of Mendocino and Lake Counties. My life’s work has been focused on improving the health of communities, one life at a time because each life matters.” Dr. Lasich.
Dr. Lasich, as the Director of Specialty Services at MCHC, will oversee the MAT program that works to help people in recovery. She will serve as a resource for our team, provide consultation as well as direct patient care, and work as an internal expert in treating chronic pain and substance use disorders.