Dr. Laura Slaughter, MD

PsychiatryFemaleAge 54

Dr. Slaughter
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

SMART Health & Wellness Centers

7300 Eldorado Pkwy Ste 225 McKinney, TX 75070

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(972) 893-3376

Dr. Laura Slaughter, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in McKinney, TX and has over 27 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from University Of Texas Health Science Center In Houston medical school in 1994. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Slaughter to book an appointment.

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No malpractice claims found for Texas
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Dr. Slaughter's Top Procedures and Conditions

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ADHD and-or ADD
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Dr. Slaughter treats ADHD and-or ADD more than 84% of her peers

Dr. Slaughter treats this condition more than 84% of her peers

Cognitive Function Testing
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Dr. Slaughter performs Cognitive Function Testing more than 82% of her peers

Dr. Slaughter performs this procedure more than 82% of her peers

Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Slaughter performs Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery more than 80% of her peers

Dr. Slaughter performs this procedure more than 80% of her peers

Dr. Slaughter's conditions and procedures:

  • Addiction
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Amphetamine and Other Psychostimulant Dependence
  • Anorexia
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Function Testing
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Conversion Disorder
  • Counseling Services
  • Cyclothymia (Chronic Mood Disorder)
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorder
  • Dissociative, Conversion, and Factitious Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Genetic Testing
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Medication Management
  • Memory Loss
  • Mild Cognitive Impairment
  • Mood Disorders
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Amphetamine or Related Acting Sympathomimetic Abuse
  • Nondependent Antidepressant Abuse
  • Nondependent Cocaine Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Nondependent Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy for Crisis
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Severe Depression
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

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Dr. Slaughter accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
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CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Dr. Slaughter's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Slaughter

4.6

Based on 58 ratings

5 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr. Laura Slaughter & her staff are great!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • 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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Jimmy W – Aug 06, 2021
Dr Slaughter is a caring & very sharp doctor. I’m so glad I found her after seeing another psychiatrist for over 20 years who just up and disappeared without even a goodbye. Dr Slaughter’s practice is so well run and efficient too. The staff is great and everything pretty much runs like a well oiled machine. I highly recommend her if you’re struggling with any type of psych issue.
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
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Aug 06, 2021
Excellent Doctor. Listens to you closely. Very perceptive.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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David D. – Jul 21, 2021
I have been with Dr. Slaughter for at least 4 years. She had her own practice for most of that time. About a year or so ago, she sold out to a huge medical place. I dont get to go into her beautiful office any longer. There are cold exam rooms that are 'made up' as a place to talk. When you call, it goes directly to a call center. Also, good luck in getting someone to send a message to the McKinney office, for anyone to call you back. She has changed her way of treating. She went from caring, compassionate, and empathetic. She doesnt take time to really listen. Instead, her face in her laptop, and barely looks up to actually see what her clients are saying. Im pretty sure she sold her practice to this huge medical place to just sit back and quickly get her patients in and out. She's not a good doctor any longer. It makes me incredibly sad to type this out. I miss her and her kindness. Now, im just stuck with the 'new' her.
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  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Mar 25, 2021
Very professional medical provider. Compassionate and sincere as well. Unfortunately appears rather tardy due to heavy patient load. Would definitely recommend her.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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No results
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Oct 04, 2020
Dr. Slaughter listens, responds to your specific concerns. She takes notes the whole time. She misses nothing. So far, I feel comfortable with her managing my psychological needs.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sep 09, 2020
Dr. Slaughter is easy to talk to, gentle in her interactions. She took me from a very sad place to being happier than I’d been in years. I live better knowing that she’s there if I need her.
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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Mary C. – Jun 02, 2020
I've only had 1 visit and now 1st session for depression and TMS therapy after searching for alternative treatments for life long depression/anxiety. Dr. Slaughter was easy to talk to, and very informative in her recommendations. Look forward to the prospect of feeling normal and hopeful for a better future.
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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May 31, 2020
Dr. Slaughter was amazing, I greatly appreciate her taking the time to explain things to me and her being patient with me on our 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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Kimberly Montgomery – Apr 13, 2020
fabulous!
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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Mar 14, 2020
Excellent care Thorough Listens
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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Mar 01, 2020
The entire staff was amazing. Dr.Slaughter herself is so very easy to talk to and took her time understanding and asking questions to make sure she understood me. I would def go back.
What went well
  • 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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Jess – Feb 29, 2020
I can’t say enough great things about this facility! Dr slaughter is the most caring doctor I’ve met and her staff goes above and beyond !
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
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Feb 22, 2020
After treating me for multiple conditions she diagnosed for years, she was unable to recognize Dissociative Identity Disorder when I told her my therapist was asking about this. I found another doctor, who had been trained in treating patients with DID and have had much improvement and have even gotten off some of the prescriptions Dr. Slaughter prescribed to me. I don't think she is a bad doctor, but she is not as up to date on the number of patients who actually have this disorder and so she is unable to catch it, even after seeing them for an extended period of time. Sadly, she is missing a lot of chances to help in this area.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Feb 13, 2020
Dr. Slaughter is knowledgeable, caring, and provides exceptional care.
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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Feb 01, 2020
When I called to reschedule an appointment for my daughter due to her work schedule I was told due to missed appointments She was no longer allowed to be seen at this practice I asked how we started over as my daughter needed help. I was told “well we cant see her here maybe google and see if there is somewhere else. “ I hung up feeling helpless and angry. Had this been my daughter or another patient that is struggling and needs help I can’t imagine the loneliness, fear and helplessness she would have felt. I understand policies must be made and that she may not be welcomed back in this practice but to tell me to “google” something? To not have some advice, or concrete suggestions to help someone who is trying to support a loved one who is battling daily to stay above water mentally. Obviously those that work at this office have no relationship with someone that actually lives with and is battling a mental illness. This system is very broken.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jan 10, 2020
It has been an awesome experience! Dr. Slaughter has helped me so much and I would truly recommend her to anyone.
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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Dec 29, 2019
Per my son's girlfriend, "Dr. Slaughter is crazy smart". Dr. Slaughter is kind but no-nonsense.
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
  • Long wait times
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Nov 22, 2019
I have been seeing Dr. Slaughter for 3 years and she has changed my life. She makes you feel very comfortable and listens to all of your concerns. She was recommended to me by a co-worker and I highly recommend her.
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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HMiller – Oct 11, 2019
I have been seeing Dr Slaughter for about 7 years now. I would say that she is a leader in her field of study and work. I have been through about 40 to 50 people specializing in Psychiatry through out my lifetime. There are rarely any of this caliber. I could never seen another psychiatrist after having met her. If you are looking for someone but you are very concerned about who treats you go see her. I only worry about the day she decides to retire.
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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Polymath – Oct 05, 2019

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Biography

Dr. Slaughter is a board certified Psychiatry, currently practicing at our McKinney location. She received her B.A. in Biology from the University of Kansas...Read more

Specialties

  • Psychiatry
  • Adult Psychiatry

Board Certifications

Education

1999
Forensic Psychiatry at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1998
General Psychiatry at the University of Texas Medical Branch
Residency Hospital
1995
University of Texas At Galveston / Medical Branch
Internship Hospital
1994
University Of Texas Health Science Center In Houston
Medical School
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Does Dr. Laura Slaughter, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Laura Slaughter, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Slaughter frequently treats ADHD and-or ADD, Cognitive Function Testing, and Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery . See all procedures and conditions Dr. Slaughter treats.

Where is Dr. Laura Slaughter, MD's office located?

Dr. Slaughter's office is located at 7300 Eldorado Pkwy Ste 225, McKinney, TX 75070. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

SMART Health & Wellness Centers

McKinney Office7300 Eldorado Pkwy Ste 225 McKinney, TX 75070
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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