Laura Leigh Drach, D.O.

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Hospice and Palliative Care, Pediatric Hospital Medicine more

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Johns Hopkins All Childrens Hospital - Palliative Care

501 6th Avenue South
St Petersburg, FL 33701 map
Phone: 727-767-7290 | Fax: 727-767-8408


Dr. Drach specializes in hospice and palliative care medicine at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. She was one of the founding members of and serves as the division chief for the pediatric palliative care program at the hospital. She joined the hospital staff as a bedside nurse in 1994. Dr. Drach won the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital clinical collaboration and teamwork award in the 2016 Johns Hopkins Medicine Clinical Awards.
Dr. Drach serves on the hospital’s Donor Advisory Committee, Physician Advisory Committee, and the Ethics and Advocacy Council. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine and American Academy of Pediatrics. She is actively involved in research and quality improvement in hospice and palliative care medicine. She is the program director for the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Care Fellowship, which started in July 2018.
Dr. Drach earned a B.S in nursing from Florida State University, M.S. in nursing from University of Tampa and a doctorate of osteopathic medicine from Nova Southeastern University. She completed her pediatric residency training through the University of South Florida. more



  • Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine (2006)


  • Pediatrics; USF/All Children's Hospital (2009)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics (Hospice and Palliative Care) (2012)
  • American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics - General) (2009)


Below you'll find a list of the insurance accepted by specialty physicians at Johns Hopkins All Children's. Please check with your insurance company and the physician's office before your child's visit to verify coverage and referral requirements.

Inclusion of a certain health plan on the list below does not guarantee that all services, locations or physicians are covered by your insurance company. Benefit plan design, credentialing and network criteria may limit coverage. The acceptance of certain plains may change occasionally and this page may not be immediately updated.

  • Medicare
  • Cigna Health Care (Commercial)
  • Molina (Medicaid)
  • United (Commercial)
  • Vivida Health
  • Magellan Complete Care (Medicaid)
  • Sunshine State/Wellcare (Medicaid&HealthyKids)
  • Multiplan (Commercial)
  • Florida Medicaid
  • Aetna Better Health (Medicaid)
  • Humana (Medicaid)
  • BCBS FL (Commercial)
  • Avmed (Commercial)
  • Humana Commercial
  • Wellcare (Medicaid&HealthyKids&CMS)
  • Gulf Coast Provider Network (Commercial)
  • TriCare-HMHS (Commercial)
  • United Community Plan (Medicaid&HealthyKids)
  • WPS TriCare East (Commercial)
  • Integral
  • Aetna (Commercial)
  • Simply Healthcare (Medicaid&HealthyKids)
  • Evolutions (Commercial)

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