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Christopher L. Shelby, MD

Dr. Christopher L. Shelby, MD


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Willis-Knighton Physician Network

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About Me

After graduating from Texas A&M, Dr. Shelby returned home for his medical training and practice. His home office is located at WK Portico Center, but he performs surgeries at the WK Eye Surgery Center in the Willis-Knighton Eye Institute Eye Surgery Center at the health system’s north campus. He is widely known for his eye surgery expertise, having performed several “firsts,” continuing the innovative technological for eye care at Willis-Knighton. During his career, he has taught cataract surgery to LSU Health ophthalmology residents and has trained ophthalmologists on the use of technology, including the LenSx femtosecond laser. His interest in surgery is a reasonable one to those who recall his father, the late pioneer heart surgeon Dr. Stan Shelby. Dr. Shelby is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Dr. Shelby and his wife, Carolyn, are proud to be parents of three children and to call Shreveport their home.



  • Residency: LSUHSC Shreveport School of Medicine (2003)
  • Internship: LSUHSC Shreveport School of Medicine (2000)
  • Medical School: Louisiana State University School of Medicine (1999)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Opthalmology: Ophthalmology

Insurance Accepted

Disclaimer: Not all physicians accept all insurance plans. Physicians move in and out of plans throughout the year. When you call for an appointment, confirm that the physician accepts your insurance.

AARP Medicare Supplemental Plans
Aetna Better Health of Louisiana
Aetna Coventry Advantra Louisiana
Aetna Coventry Medicare Dual Preferred
Aetna Medicare Freedom PPO
Amerihealth Caritas Louisiana
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO Preferred Care
Blue Cross/Blue Shield Federal Employees
Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Louisiana - HMO Louisiana
Blue Cross/Blue Shield OGB
Cigna HealthCare
Coventry Health Care (Aetna)
First Health
GEHA (Government Employees Health Association)
Health Plus of Louisiana
Humana Choice PPO
IMA of Louisiana
Louisiana Healthcare Connections
Louisiana Medicaid
Louisiana Medicaid CHIP
Mail Handler's Benefit Plan (Aetna)
Medicare Railroad
Medicare Traditional Part B
Mutual of Omaha Supplemental Plans
Novasys Health
PHCS (Private Healthcare Systems / Multiplan)
PPO Plus
Tricare for Life
Tricare Prime
Tricare Select / Standard
UMR (United Healthcare)
United Healthcare
United Healthcare Community Plan - Medicaid
Workers Compensation
Healthy Blue
People's Health

Procedures Performed

Foreign Body Removal from Eye
Removal of Intraocular Foreign Body
Ocular Surface Reconstruction
Eyelid Surgery
Ocular Prosthetics
Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
Vitreoretinal Surgery
Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
Cornea Transplant
Eye Surgery
Cornea Surgery
Anterior Vitrectomy
Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
Cataract Removal Surgery
Dilation of Outflow Canal
YAG/SLT/Vitreolysis Laser
Excision of Chalazion
Pterygium Surgery
Glaucoma Surgery
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