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Dr. Dakota J. Boston, MD

Dr. Dakota J. Boston, MD

Endocrinology

Accepting new patients

Offers Telehealth

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Willis-Knighton Physician Network

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About Me

Dakota J. Boston, MD, practices endocrinology at Endocrine & Thyroid Specialists at WK Pierremont Health Center. He treats adults 18 years and older whose healthcare needs include diabetes, obesity, thyroid disease, osteoporosis, pituitary disorders, adrenal gland issues, low testosterone in men and estrogen replacement in post-menopausal women. 
The nature of chronic conditions related to various hormones in the body is complicated. Continuity of care over the course of time requires strong rapport, a gift of Dr. Boston. He personally believes that patient treatment is a team effort. Dr. Boston teaches his patients about their health conditions and thoughtfully guides them toward the best treatment options available. The team shines when patients help identify specific goals of care they want to achieve and take steps at home to reach those targets. In the case of diabetes, for example, this means striving for healthy eating habits and regular physical activity. Working with patients to manage upstream conditions like high blood sugar and obesity helps to reduce their risk of diabetes, stroke, heart disease, depression, hormone dysfunction and more. 
A Shreveport native who graduated from Byrd High School and LSUS, Dr. Boston earned his medical degree at LSU Health Sciences Center – Shreveport School of Medicine. His clinical training included an internal medicine residency and an endocrinology fellowship at the same location. Dr. Boston is board certified in internal medicine and obesity medicine. 
Dr. Boston is proud of his wife, Theresa, who is training to be a pediatrician. They unwind on long walks with their dog, travel and participate in Bible studies. Dr. Boston maintains an active lifestyle hiking and kayaking with friends.

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Education

  • Fellowship: LSUHSC Shreveport School of Medicine
  • Residency: LSUHSC Shreveport School of Medicine
  • Internship: LSUHSC Shreveport School of Medicine
  • Medical School: LSU Health Shreveport

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine: Internal Medicine

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
Aetna Better Health of Louisiana
Aetna Coventry Advantra Louisiana
Aetna Coventry Medicare Dual Preferred
Aetna Medicare Freedom PPO
Coventry Health Care (Aetna)
Mail Handler's Benefit Plan (Aetna)
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
First Health
GEHA (Government Employees Health Association)
Health Plus of Louisiana
Humana
Humana Choice PPO
IMA of Louisiana
Louisiana Healthcare Connections
Louisiana Medicaid
Louisiana Medicaid CHIP
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
Workers Compensation (2140
Healthy Blue
Gilsbar
People's Health
United Healthcare Dual Complete
Multiplan

Conditions Treated

Abnormal Thyroid
Adrenal Gland Diseases
Adrenal Incidentaloma
Adrenal Insufficiency
Calcium Metabolism Disorders
Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH)
Cushing's Syndrome
Diabetes
Diabetes Insipidus
Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
Diabetes Type 1
Diabetes Type 2
Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
Diabetic Polyneuropathy
Dyslipidemia
Familial Hypercholesterolemia
Goiter
Graves' Disease
Growth Hormone Deficiency
Hashimoto's Disease
High Cholesterol
Hyperaldosteronism
Hypercalcemia
Hyperlipidemia
Hyperparathyroidism
Hypertension
Hyperthyroidism
Hypoglycemia
Hypogonadism
Hypoparathyroidism
Hypopituitarism
Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia
Hypothyroidism
Lipid Disorders
Menopause
Metabolic Syndrome
Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
Obesity
Osteomalacia
Osteopenia
Osteoporosis
Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
Perimenopause
Pituitary Tumor
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Pregestational Diabetes Mellitus
Rickets
Secondary Hypertension
Subacute Thyroiditis
Testicular Dysfunction
Thyroid Cancer
Thyroid Disease
Thyroid Goiter
Thyroid Nodule
Thyroiditis

Procedures Performed

Blood Pressure Management
Bone Density Scan
Cholesterol Screening
Chronic Diabetes Management
Continuous Glucose Monitoring
Diabetes Counseling
Diabetes Education
Diabetes Management
Diabetes Screening
Diabetic Evaluation
Insulin Pump Therapy
Menopause Evaluation and Treatment
Obesity Counseling
Osteoporosis Screening
Thyroid Biopsy
Thyroid Screening
Ultrasound, Thyroid