About AOA

The joys of motherhood are never fully experienced until all the children are in bed.
- Unknown


Meet the AOA Family - Dr. Laura Mercer, Maricopa OB/GYN

Meet the AOA Family - Dr. Laura Mercer, Maricopa OB/GYN

Dr. Laura Mercer was born and raised in Arizona, earning her bachelor's degrees from Northern Arizona University and her medical degree from the University of Arizona. She completed her specialty training in obstetrics and gynecology at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center. She is actively involved in the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), where she serves as a member of the Patient Education Editorial Board and the Junior Fellow Chair of ACOG's District VIII.

What do you enjoy the most about your field of medicine?

I enjoy taking care of women through all the stages of their lives and being there to answer the questions they didn’t want to ask anyone else. My special interests are contraception, adolescent health, minimally invasive surgery, and medical student/resident education.

Can you tell us a little about your family?

My parents live in the East Valley and my little sister (my only sibling) just graduated from ASU Law School.

Do you own any pets?

I have three Labrador retrievers – Molly, Jake and Xena.

Do you have any hobbies?

Traveling and exploring new places and cultures; eating, playing volleyball and board games; and spending time with my family.

Outside of work, she enjoys traveling to explore new places and cultures, eating, playing volleyball and board games and spending time with her family and three Labrador retrievers.

What languages do you speak?

English and Spanish


Edward Sattenspiel, MD teaching award

Favorite movie(s)?

Anything by John Hughes, the Coen brothers, Quentin Tarantino or Kevin Smith

Favorite book?

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Favorite food?

Italian, Mexican and sushi

Do you have a favorite quote or saying?

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” – attributed to Mahatma Gandhi