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Lauren S. Ford, NP

Lauren S. Ford, NP

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Accepting new patients

Offers Telehealth

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Willis-Knighton Physician Network

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About Me

Lauren Ford, WHNP-BC, is a board certified women’s health nurse practitioner at Women’s Health Associates at WK Bossier Health Center. Ford’s passion for the serving the needs of women, infants and children aligns with her personal care philosophy to provide quality patient care specifically for these people.

Ford’s education includes a Bachelor of Science degree from LSUS, followed by Bachelor of Nursing and Master of Nursing degrees from Northwestern State University of Louisiana College of Nursing. She has extensive nursing experience in NICU, newborn nursery and PACU clinics that she brings to serve her patients.

Her clinical focus is obstetrics and gynecology. Ford is trained and certified in procedures such as Nexplanon insertion/removal, intrauterine device (IUD) insertion/removal, endometrial biopsies (EMB) and colposcopies. 

She is a member of the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health (NPWH), Sigma Theta Tau (STI) and the International Nurses Association.

Outside the clinic, Ford enjoys spending time with her husband, Joey, their child and pets. 
 

Education

  • University: Northwestern State University (2018)
  • University: Northwestern State University (2014)
  • University: Louisiana State University (2010)

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
Healthy Blue
People’s Health
United Healthcare Dual Complete
Multiplan

Conditions Treated

Abdominal Pain
Abnormal Thyroid
Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
Abscess
Acute Postoperative Pain
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Allergic Reaction
Allergic Reactions to Food
Allergic Reactions to Medications
Allergic Rhinitis
Anal Disorders
Anal Fissure
Anal or Rectal Pain
Anal Prolapse
Anemia
Anxiety
Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
Atrophic Vaginitis
Bladder Infection
Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
Boil
Breast Lump
Breast Pain
Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
Canker Sore
Cellulitis
Cervical Dysplasia
Cervical Polyps
Cervicitis
Chlamydia Infections
Chronic Constipation
Cold Sore
Constipation
Contact Dermatitis
Cyst
Cystitis
Dehydration
Depressive Disorders
Dermatitis
Dermatitis Due to Drugs
Diarrhea
Difficulty Passing Urine
Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
Excessive Menstrual Bleeding
Excessive Sweating
Female Incontinence
Female Infertility
Female Urinary Stress Incontinence
Fever
Fungal Infections
Genital Herpes
Genital Warts
Genitourinary Tract Infections in Pregnancy
Gestational Diabetes
Gynecologic Cancer
Gynecologic Disorders
Headache
Heartburn
Hemorrhoids
Herpes Simplex Infection
Herpes Zoster Without Complication
Hidradenitis
High Risk Pregnancy
Hives
HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
Hyperlipidemia
Hypertension Complicating Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum
Hypoglycemia
Hypokalemia
Hypotension
Hypothyroidism
Incontinence
Indigestion
Infections
Insomnia
Interstitial Cystitis
Iron Metabolism Disorders
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Itchy Skin
Keloid Scar
Kidney Infection
Kidney Infection, Acute
Low Back Pain During Pregnancy
Malaise and Fatigue
Mastodynia
Maternal Anemia
Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
Menopause
Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
Menstrual Migraine
Migraine
Miscarriages
Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
Motion Sickness
Multiple Gestation
Nausea
Osteoporosis
Ovarian Cysts
Ovarian Mass
Overactive Bladder
Overweight
Painful Urination (Dysuria)
Pap Smear Abnormalities
Pelvic Disorders
Pelvic Floor Disorders
Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Pelvic Pain
Perimenopause
Placenta Previa
Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Postpartum Depression
Preeclampsia
Pregestational Diabetes Mellitus
Pregnancy
Pregnancy-Related Disorders
Prolapsed Bladder
Rash
Rectal Bleeding
Rectovaginal Fistula
Seborrheic Keratosis
Sexual Dysfunction
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
Shingles
Skin Infections
Sore Throat
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Staph Infection
Stress
Stress Incontinence
Symptomatic Menopause
Syphilis Infections
Tachycardia
Tension Headache
Thalassemia
Thrombophlebitis
Trichomoniasis
Unexplained Weight Loss
Urge Urinary Incontinence
Urinary Disorders
Urinary Hesitancy
Urinary Incontinence
Urinary Retention
Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
Urinary Urgency
Urinary-Genital Tract Fistula, Female
Uterine Cancer
Uterine Diseases
Uterine Fibroids
Uterine Prolapse
Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
Vaginal Fistula
Vaginal Prolapse
Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
Varicocele
Varicose Veins
Venous Thrombosis and Phlebitis in Pregnancy
Vertigo
Viral Enteritis
Viral Infection
Vitamin A Deficiency
Vitamin B Deficiency
Vitamin B12 Deficiency
Vitamin D Deficiency
Vitamin K Deficiency
Vomiting Disorders
Warts
Wound Infection
Yeast Infections

Procedures Performed

Abscess Incision and Drainage
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Adolescent Counseling
Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
Birth Control
Bone Density Scan
Breast Exam
Colposcopy
Cosmetic Botox® Injection
Cyst Incision and Drainage
Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
Endometrial Biopsy
Excision
Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
Excision of Cervix
Excision of Lipoma
Excision of Skin Cancer
Excision of Skin Lesion
Family Planning Services
Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
Fetal Monitoring
Fetal Ultrasound
Gonorrhea Screening
Gynecologic Cancer Screening
Gynecological Examination
HIV Screening
Hormone Replacement Therapy
Human Papillomavirus DNA Testing
Hysteroscopy
Immunization
Immunization Administration
Influenza Prevention
Intrauterine Device (IUD) Placement
Labiaplasty
Liver Function Test
Menopause Evaluation and Treatment
Mole Removal
Non-Surgical Treatment of Hemorrhoids
Obesity Counseling
Obstetric Ultrasound
Osteoporosis Screening
Pap Smear
Pelvic Exams
Physical Examination
Physical Exams for Sports, School and Summer Camp
Pregnancy Test
Pregnancy Ultrasound
Prenatal Care and Counseling
Rh Incompatibility Screening
Routine Gynecological Care
Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
Shaving of Skin Lesion
Skin Biopsy
Skin Tag Removal
STD Screening
Steroid Injection
Syphilis Screening
Ultrasound
Urinalysis
Vaccination
Wart Removal
Wellness Examination