Dr. Katie Taranto, MD

Dr. Katie Taranto, MD

Internal MedicineFemaleAge 38

Accepting new patients

Dr. Katie Taranto, MD is a Internal Medicine Specialist in Covington, LA. She is affiliated with St. Tammany Health System. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Taranto to book an appointment.

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STPN - Covington

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(985) 273-5158
STPN - Covington80 Gardenia Dr Ste B Covington, LA 70433
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 7:45am - 5:30pm
    • Thu: 7:45am - 5:30pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
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Dr. Taranto's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Taranto

4.2

Based on 33 ratings

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She was very attentive to my needs.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Sherry – Apr 04, 2021
Dr. Taranto took her time with me as a new patient. She thoroughly dived into my medical history. She also used the St. Tammany Physician's web site to review what the other St. Tammany doctors had on file. She communicated with me on the results of the blood work she ordered as soon as they were available. No other doctor has ever done that. I wanted a doctor who would partner with me on my health, and Dr. Taranto is that doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Jim S – Jan 27, 2021
She was very concerned about our health care! She listed very intentive to our words and truly paid attention to us!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Michael & Nancy Lingenfelter – Jan 10, 2021
Really listened, was knowledgeable and sensitive.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Marti – Aug 23, 2020
I was 100% happy with my first visit
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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mike nieburg – Aug 16, 2020
very interested in me as person. good listener. i will definitely keep he on as my doctor.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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" Fredrica "freddie" Bellard – Feb 08, 2020
She's caring and understanding. Answers all your questions and more. No long waits and her staff is amazing!! Love them all. Even responds to her emails
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
11 people found this helpful
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Mandeville – Oct 31, 2017
The office staff was professional and I didn't have to wait more than five minutes before being called to the back. Dr. Taranto listened to me and I didn't feel like she was rushing to get to the next patient.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
9 people found this helpful
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honey17 in new orleans, la – Apr 04, 2017
I appreciate Dr. Taranto. She is thorough and very nice. I would recommend her to others. I also appreciate that she is caring and understanding. Thank you.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Michael Getscher in Covington, LA – Feb 08, 2017
This is a very lovely doctor, she treats you with human kindness, listens and understands her patients. She is willing to work with you when it comes to problems your having with drugs such as their side effects that you are experiencing.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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Norma Murray in Slidell, LA – Jan 26, 2017
Excellent listener. Very compassionate. You feel like Dr. Taranto really cares about you as a person.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
11 people found this helpful
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Brian Thiel in Covington, LA – Apr 01, 2016
Kind, actually listens, seems knowledgeable and cares. Took her time on my first appointment to talk to me.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
11 people found this helpful
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Cindy in Covington, LA – Jan 25, 2016

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Dr. Taranto's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Administrative Physical
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Animal Allergies
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anosmia
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bird Flu
  • Bladder Atony
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Boil
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Canker Sore
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Care Management
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Interstitial Cystitis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Cold Sore
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dry Skin
  • Dysentery
  • Dyshydrotic Eczema
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastroparesis
  • Genital Herpes
  • Glaucoma
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Hammer Toe
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hip Sprain
  • Hives
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Human Papillomavirus DNA Testing
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Impetigo
  • Indigestion
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Intertrigo
  • Iodine Deficiency
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Pain
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Loss of Taste
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Mastodynia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nausea
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Pap Smear
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plantar Wart
  • Pneumonia
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Prostatitis
  • Proteinuria
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Ulcer
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stye
  • Swine Flu
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Syphilis Infections
  • Tension Headache
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ulcer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Hesitancy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Warts
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing
  • Yeast Infections

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About Me

Care Philosophy

My passion is taking care of patients and focusing on obesity and preventative medicine.

Biography

Dr. Katie Taranto originally is from Lafayette, La., but has been living and practicing medicine in Covington since 2012. She received her bachelor's...Read more

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

2012
Earl K Long Hosp-LSU Affil Hosp
Residency Hospital
2010
Earl K Long Hosp-LSU Affil Hosp
Internship Hospital
2005
Louisana State Univ
Undergraduate School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Katie Taranto, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (985) 273-5158, and for other questions, call (985) 898-4001.

Does Dr. Katie Taranto, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Taranto has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Katie Taranto, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Katie Taranto, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Taranto's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Katie Taranto, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Katie Taranto, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Taranto frequently treats Anxiety, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), and Immunization Administration. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Taranto treats.

Where is Dr. Katie Taranto, MD's office located?

Dr. Taranto's office is located at 80 Gardenia Dr Ste B, Covington, LA 70433. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

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St. Tammany Health System

Covington, LA

79% Patient Experience Rating, 10% higher than the national average

6 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)