Dr. Lora Pound, MD

Family MedicineFemaleAge 64

Dr. Pound
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Baptist Health Centers Inc

5890 Valley Rd Ste 200 Birmingham, AL 35235

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(205) 655-7600

Dr. Lora Pound, MD is a Family Medicine Specialist in Birmingham, AL and has over 40 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from University of South Alabama / College of Medicine medical school in 1981. She is affiliated with Grandview Medical Center. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Pound to book an appointment.


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Dr. Pound's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Administrative Physical
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Ataxia
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bacterial Sepsis
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Boil
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchospasm
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • Burn Injuries
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Cold Sore
  • Common Cold
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dry Skin
  • Dysentery
  • 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
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastroparesis
  • Genital Herpes
  • Genital Warts
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Hammer Toe
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • HIV Screening
  • Hives
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Indigestion
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Joint Pain
  • Kidney Stone Pain (Renal Colic)
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Laryngitis
  • 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
  • Liver Function Test
  • Loss of Voice or Hoarse Voice
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Mastodynia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nausea
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Newborn Metabolic Screening
  • 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
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plantar Wart
  • Pneumonia
  • Polymyositis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Prostatitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Rash
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Sore Throat
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Tension Headache
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Throat Pain
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tonsillitis
  • 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 Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Warts
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing
  • Yeast Infections

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Dr. Pound accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
American Republic
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
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Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
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First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
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Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
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Dr. Pound's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Pound

2.9

Based on 41 ratings

5 Stars
36.58536585365854%
(15)
4 Stars
12.195121951219512%
(5)
3 Stars
2.4390243902439024%
(1)
2 Stars
2.4390243902439024%
(1)
1 Star
46.34146341463415%
(19)
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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (22)
  • Office environment (21)
  • Staff friendliness (21)
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly (11)
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (10)
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Semi-annual checkup.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
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C. Davenport – Dec 25, 2020
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Very kind and knowledgeable physician. She always listens throughly before she offers any options or therapeutic meds. Really like that about her.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • 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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Susan Breashears – Dec 19, 2020
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Dr. Pound has been my Dr. for about 36 years and I would give her a very high rating! Also other family members are patients. We are so sad she is leaving, but happy for 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
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Reba – Dec 16, 2020
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Dr. Pound has been my doctor for more than 10 years. She is now retiring. She was good to me and I will miss 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
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Linda C. – Dec 03, 2020
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Yes,
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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Pam Focan – Sep 24, 2020
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I have been a patient of Dr Pounds for several years. She is compassionate and always works you into her busy schedule when illnesses arise.
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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Sep 01, 2020
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Great I’ve been using her for over 40 years
What went well
  • 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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Nothing – Aug 01, 2020
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Dr Pound is a good family physician and a very caring person. i have been satisfied with all services she rendered for more than 25 years
What went well
No results
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Evelyn – Jun 12, 2020
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Everything was ok. We just verified my meds and present conditions.
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Apr 14, 2020
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I love Dr Pound. Have been seeing her for years.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Marcia Musso – Jan 07, 2020
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Thorough,good at explanations
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No results
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Oct 31, 2019
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My visit with Dr. Pound was great! She seemed genuinely concerned with my health and well-being. I was in and out of her office in a reasonable time.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Julie W. – Sep 25, 2019
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I have used Dr. Pound for a long time and found her very thorough in what she does for her patients. She listens to your health concerns and answers your questions. I have been very happy with her as my Doctor.
What went well
No results
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No results
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Brenda Talley – Sep 20, 2019
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I think that Dr Pound is a wonderful doctor. She listens and takes care of your problems. If she sees anything that a specialist needs to see then she makes sure you see one. I have been seeing Dr Pound for twenty-plus years and I feel pretty healthy.
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
2 people found this helpful
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Deloris Richardson – Aug 17, 2019
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If I could rate with less than 1 star, I would. My mom was a patient of hers for years and was overloaded with medications. This last week she has seen a cardiologist and had a pacemaker put in due to the damage done by Dr. Pound loading her up with 39 meds. Dr. Pound is well known on the streets as the "Junkie Dr". Want meds, go to her and she will write them without a care in the world. She doesn't care about your health or you as a person. All she wants is for you to come in and pay the copay and file insurance. If I could have her put in prison for what she has done to my mother, I would do it in a heartbeat!! She should NOT be allowed to have a MD behind her name!!!! Absolutely pathetic!!!
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Apr 26, 2019
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Rude and not thorough! She doesn’t care about how you feel. Just wants to get you in and out! Do not use this lady!!!!!!
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No results
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Mar 26, 2019
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My father went to her for years. Kept going to her because he was not feeling good. She kept telling there was nothing to worry about except his age. We ended up getting another dr on the case. When they found out what was wrong. Dad had 2 weeks to live. Don’t use her.
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No results
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No results
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Am in Birmingham , AL – Dec 21, 2018
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She caused me almost to lose my left hand ! I told her it was infected and I needed a antibiotic . She said it was inflammation . Three days later they had to cut my hand in half to save it because the infection had gotten so bad . My hand will never be the same. ! No recommending her here !
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No results
What could be improved
No results
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Odenville Ala – Feb 08, 2018
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I would not recommend anyone to this Dr. I am a patient that suffers from extreme depression and anxiety. I lost my job due to cutbacks and have no insurance. I take care of my 2 and 4 year olds. Dr pound has refused to call in my depression medication unless I come in though there is no change in my health. I cannot afford to go so I have been throwing up and crying for hours on end the last 2 days due to withdrawals from my medication. She is a heartless, money hungry individual.
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Jennifer in Trussville – Jan 05, 2018
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I just do not think she cares about my sister. She in her early eighties and has visited doctors all her life. She keeps her waiting for a long period of time and then doesn’t spend any time listening. She is looking for a new doctor. Older people (men and women) deserve some dignity and respect. I am very disappointed in her treatment of my sister. This is sad.
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Bonnie Ferguson in Alabaster, Al – Nov 28, 2017
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Biography

Dr. Lora Pound, MD is a Family Medicine Specialist in Birmingham, AL and has over 40 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from University...Read more

Specialties

  • Family Medicine

Education

1984
Medical Center The
Residency Hospital
1982
Med Center
Internship Hospital
1981
University of South Alabama / College of Medicine
Medical School

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What are Dr. Lora Pound, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Pound frequently treats Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening , Cholesterol Screening, and Lipid Disorders. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Pound treats.

Where is Dr. Lora Pound, MD's office located?

Dr. Pound's office is located at 5890 Valley Rd Ste 200, Birmingham, AL 35235. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Baptist Health Centers Inc

Baptist Health Ctr5890 Valley Rd Ste 200 Birmingham, AL 35235
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Grandview Medical Center

Birmingham, AL

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average