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Dr. Mary C. "Katie" Aranda, MD

Dr. Mary C. "Katie" Aranda, MD

Pediatrics - Developmental-Behavioral

accepting new patients

Willis Knighton Physician Network


WK Children's Health Specialists

2032 Elizabeth Avenue
Shreveport , LA 71104

View hours
8:00am - 4:30pm
8:00am - 4:30pm
8:00am - 4:30pm
8:00am - 4:30pm
8:00am - 4:30pm
WK Children's Health Specialists

About Me

Katie Aranda, MD, at WK Children’s Health Specialists, is a pediatrician whose specialty is working with children who have developmental or behavioral delays. Her focus is children under four years of age who have autism spectrum disorder or developmental delays related to prematurity, genetics or chronic illness. She also works with children who have ADHD, learning disabilities, trauma, injury and adoption. Upon evaluation of a child’s abilities, Dr. Aranda’s passion is to help these children and their parents get a proper diagnosis that leads to needed therapies and medical interventions. She values being part of a comprehensive team that serves each child’s needs.  

A mother of four children, two of whom are adopted; a lifetime of moving around the world as an Army child and Air Force veteran; plus years of specialized training all give Dr. Aranda insight into the needs of this vulnerable population. She received a BA degree in biology from the University of Virginia, followed by an MD degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine. Her pediatric residency was at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. She completed a three-year developmental-behavioral pediatrics fellowship at Madigan Army Medical Center in Washington state. Dr. Aranda is a board-certified developmental-behavioral pediatrician certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.  

Dr. Aranda is married and has four children; two are adopted. She homeschools her children with the group Catholic Schoolhouse. In her spare time, she enjoys nature walks, reading, music, theater and spending time with her family, friends and church community.  


Madigan Army Medical Center

74th Medical Group-Wright Patterson AFB

74th Medical Group-Wright Patterson AFB

Medical School:
University of Florida

Board Certifications

Pediatrics, American Board Pediatrics

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 Community Plan - Medicaid
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete
  • Vantage Health Plans – Commercial & Medicare Advantage
  • Workers Compensation
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