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Melissa L. Lawhon, MD

Dr. Melissa L. Lawhon, MD

Pediatrics

Accepting new patients

Offers Telehealth

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Willis-Knighton Physician Network

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About Me

Dr. Lawhon completed her college and medical education in Louisiana, beginning with undergraduate degree at Louisiana Tech University. She practiced in Shreveport for several years before joining the Willis-Knighton Physician Network in 2008 to share her skills with patients at Willis-Knighton South & the Center for Women’s Health. She is a member of the Northwest Louisiana Medical Society and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. When not carrying for young patients, Dr. Lawhon enjoys sewing, reading, and traveling. She lives in Shreveport with her husband and their four children.

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Education

  • Residency: LSUHSC Shreveport School of Medicine (2002)
  • Internship: LSUHSC Shreveport School of Medicine (2000)
  • Medical School: Louisiana State University School of Medicine (1999)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics: Pediatrics

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
Humana Gold Plus HMO
Humana Gold Plus SNP Dual Eligible
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

Conditions Treated

Migraine
Chronic Sinusitis
Swine Flu
Pollen Allergy
Laryngitis
Pharyngitis
Low Back Pain
Allergic Conjunctivitis
Acne
Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
Cellulitis
Gas-Bloat Syndrome
Back Pain
Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
Cough
Influenza (Flu)
Newborn Jaundice
Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
ADHD and-or ADD
Joint Pain
Dizziness
Gastritis
Throat Pain
Contact Dermatitis
Allergic Rhinitis
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Painful Urination (Dysuria)
Warts
Obesity
Impetigo
Limb Swelling
Sinusitis
Nausea
Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
Limb Pain
Swimmer's Ear
Vertigo
Heartburn
Chronic Neck Pain
Otitis Media
Rash
Asthma
Outer Ear Infection
Hypertension
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
Ear Ache
Wheezing
Bedwetting
Fever
Overweight
Tonsillitis
Viral Infection
Dry Skin
Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
Headache
Malaise and Fatigue
Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
Constipation
Pneumonia
Stye
Strep Throat
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Dermatitis
Difficulty With Walking
Diarrhea
Anemia
Conduct Disorder
Abdominal Pain
Acute Pharyngitis
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Bronchiolitis
Ringworm
Acute Laryngitis
Torticollis

Procedures Performed

Immunization Administration
Electrocardiogram (EKG)
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Wellness Examination
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
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