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Melanie M. Smith, MD

Dr. Melanie M. Smith, MD

Pediatrics, Internal Medicine
Willis-Knighton Physician Network

Office Locations

About Me

While Dr. Smith practices in a family medicine clinic, she has a combined specialty of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. This blends well with the primary care environment at Louisiana Family Practice, which she joined following her medical education. Prior to medical school, she earned her undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, from LSU.  She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Physicians and has also served on committees at WK Bossier Health Center.

Education

  • 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 Pediatrics: Pediatrics
  • 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
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)
Gilsbar
Health Plus of Louisiana
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
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
People's Health
Healthy Blue

Conditions Treated

Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
Calcium Metabolism Disorders
Herpes Simplex Infection
Asthma
Achilles Tendinitis
Malaise and Fatigue
Nasopharyngitis
Pneumonia
Motion Sickness
Vitamin D Deficiency
Hypoglycemia
Otitis Media
Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
Strep Throat
Plantar Fasciitis
Osteopenia
Back Pain
Sinus Tachycardia
Hyperkalemia
Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
Restless Leg Syndrome
Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
Hypokalemia
Ringworm
Nosebleed
Painful Urination (Dysuria)
Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
Bedwetting
Hernia
Heart Palpitations
Bronchitis
Excessive Sweating
Cellulitis
Roundworm
Limb Pain
Throat Pain
Sleep Apnea
Confusion
Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
Wheezing
Tinnitus
Dehydration
Hammertoe
Polyuria
Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
Esophagitis
Hypogonadism
Dermatitis
Influenza (Flu)
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Limb Swelling
Vitamin B Deficiency
Tension Headache
Tremor
Gastritis
Sinus Bradycardia
Testicular Dysfunction
Insomnia
Proteinuria
Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
Nausea
Laryngitis
Tonsillitis
Diverticulosis, Intestinal
Trichomoniasis
Acute Laryngitis
Polyneuropathy
Dyshydrotic Eczema
Anxiety
Hair Loss
Diarrhea
Impetigo
Muscle Spasm
Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
Cough
Gonorrhea Infections
Ganglion Cyst
Pharyngitis
Shortness of Breath
Prostatitis
Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
Constipation
Viral Infection
Newborn Jaundice
Ear Ache
Warts
Hypotension
Earwax Buildup
Anemia
Sinusitis
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Mastodynia
Joint Pain
Gas-Bloat Syndrome
Rash
Diverticulitis, Intestinal
Diabetes Type 2
Abnormal Thyroid
Itchy Skin
Bursitis
Fever
Dysphagia
Acne
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Abdominal Pain
Plantar Wart
Arthritis
Lipid Disorders
Common Cold
ADHD and-or ADD
Thyroid Goiter
Allergic Rhinitis
Urinary Incontinence
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
Emphysema
Muscle Weakness
Peptic Ulcer
Yeast Infections
Dizziness
Chronic Prostatitis
Hives
Intertrigo
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Hypertension
Bladder Infection
Yeast Infections
Warts
Tobacco Use Disorder
Hives
Hemorrhoids
Plantar Fasciitis
Heartburn

Procedures Performed

Electrocardiogram (EKG)
Wellness Examination
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Diabetes Counseling
Immunization Administration
Pap Smear
Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
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