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Dr. Dakota J. Boston, MD

Dr. Dakota J. Boston, MD

Endocrinology

accepting new patients

Offers Telehealth

Willis-Knighton Physician Network

Locations

Endocrine & Thyroid Specialists - Pierremont

1811 East Bert Kouns Industrial Loop
Suite 480
Shreveport , LA 71105

View hours
Monday
8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday
8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday
8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday
8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm
Endocrine & Thyroid Specialists - Pierremont

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 endocrine, diabetes, and metabolism by American Board of Internal Medicine. He also holds certification in obesity medicine by American Board of 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.

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

American Board of Obesity Medicine

Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

Insurances Accepted

  • AARP Medicare Supplemental Plans
  • Aetna
  • 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 of Louisiana - Medicare Advantage
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield OGB
  • Cigna HealthCare
  • Coventry Health Care (Aetna)
  • First Health
  • GEHA (Government Employees Health Association)
  • Gilsbar
  • Health Plus of Louisiana
  • Healthy Blue
  • Humana
  • 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
  • Multiplan
  • Mutual of Omaha Supplemental Plans
  • Novasys Health
  • People's Health
  • PHCS (Private Healthcare Systems / Multiplan)
  • PPO Plus
  • Tricare for Life
  • Tricare Prime
  • Tricare Select / Standard
  • UMR (United Healthcare)
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete
  • Vantage Health Plans – Commercial & Medicare Advantage
  • Workers Compensation (2140
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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
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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
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