Dr. Malik Spady, MD

Dr. Malik Spady, MD

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Dr. Malik Spady, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Covington, LA. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Ochsner Medical Center - North Shore and Hood Memorial Hospital. She has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Spady to book an appointment.

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Ochsner Health Center - Covington

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(985) 288-1834
Ochsner Health Center - Covington1000 Ochsner Blvd Covington, LA 70433
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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. Spady's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Spady

4.7

Based on 41 ratings

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What went well
  • Explained conditions well (38)
  • Listened & answered questions (38)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (38)
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (6)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (2)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (2)
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I began going to Dr Spady back in 2012. At the time I was in a wheelchair I had been seeing another Rheumatologist & getting no where. Not knowing what was happening to my body my husband insisted I check out another Dr. Ochsner on call gave me the name of Dr Spady & I bless the day I got to see her. She began running test prescribing meds for me & in no time I was improving walking w a rollator then a cane & then on my own. She had taken the time & patience to find out exactly what was wrong w me & treated my symptoms. I can’t praise her enough for giving me my life back as I once knew it. in my book she is the best
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
4 people found this helpful
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Diann F – Nov 22, 2019
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Very Good experience with Dr Spady.
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
  • Long wait times
1 person found this helpful
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Renee’ Guillot in Covington, LA – Mar 23, 2019
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Dr Spady is literally the best doctor I have ever seen. She takes time not only to treat you, but to get to know you personally. She first saw me at my worse, and treated me when no other doctor could figure out my disease. With her care and treatment, she has given me my quality of life back. I’d give 10 stars if I could. Also she has a great staff!! You may wait a bit, but keep in mind she gives each patient equal time, and never rushes any patient. Simply a wonderful doctor!!!!!
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
9 people found this helpful
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Bonnie in Covington , LA – Jul 27, 2018
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Dr Spady is the most caring and compassionate physician I’ve ever seen. I hobbled in her office in so much pain I could barely function. She took my hand , looked me in the eye and said “I can help you!” And she has!! I highly recommend her. The wait time for appointments is worth it.
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
  • Long wait times
9 people found this helpful
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Pamela Kaye Bott in Franklinton, La – Mar 22, 2018
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I feel very blessed to have Dr Spady as my doctor. She has found medical diagnosis other Doctors have missed.. She is very thorough and pleasent and I know has my best interest in mind. A very Big asset to Ochsner. Highly recommend.
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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Victoria Bennett in Ponchatoula, LA – Aug 24, 2017
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My only complaint about seeing Dr. Shady was the waiting time. Before running any tests, she just looked at me and rattled off several things that I am suffering from. Not only that, she made me feel very comfortable, spoke in a language that I could understand and she has a great bedside manner and personality. I have recommended her to several ppl and will continue to do so.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
4 people found this helpful
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Bonny Cole in Slidell, LA – May 02, 2017
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Dr. Spady is the best of the best Dr. and such a caring person--She is concerned and has a true heart for her patients..i was her patient when she was in Hammond,la. i loved her so ,she treats you so knid you never forget her. i am just finding her today here in this post..my prayers ..SO glad to see u in practice there ..you will help so many that dont find help.
What went well
  • 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
4 people found this helpful
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Martha Vaughn in Holden, La. – Apr 17, 2017
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She is the most caring and compassionate doctor I've met in years. She takes her time and listens to her patients and gives the best of care.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • 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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Lenita Reeves in Plaucheville, LA 71363 – Jan 21, 2017
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I am 63 years old, and in all of these years I have never had such a wonderfully caring, insightful, and dedicated doctor, with the level of intelligence, that I firmly believe Dr. Spady has. She has impressed me since our first appointment when she practiced in Hammond La. She diagnosed my problem in a matter of minutes, after years of treatment by other doctors, with no answers. I have every faith in her ability. We, her patients, are fortunate to have her. I am blessed to call her friend!
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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Cathy Dugas in Ponchatoula, La. – Dec 03, 2016
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I have been Dr. Spady's patient for 8 years and she genuinely care about her patients. She truly listens and will take the time needed to answer your questions.
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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GC in Mandeville, LA – Nov 08, 2016
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Dr Spady has been my doctor for nearly 10 years, she is brilliant. She listens and cares about her patients.
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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Sabrina in Hammond, LA – Aug 01, 2016
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she is so kind and so caring. and she will stop at nothing to help her patients find relief and a better quality of life.
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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Lady von Achy Joints in Livingston, LA – Jul 02, 2016
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Dr. Spady has a great bedside manner. She listens to you when you talk. She doesn't dismiss what you say or change the subject. She explains everything. She makes you feel at ease. What an excellent Doctor for people who have joint problems.
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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Carol Blanchard in Hammond, La. – Jun 28, 2016
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Definitely recommend Dr Spady to other patients. She is thorough, interested in her patients, and concerned for her patients well being. She is very pleasant and makes you feel comfortable in her office. She is very informative and helps us get the answers we need.
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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Franklin Yax in Covington, LA – Jun 25, 2016
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Dr. Spady is always well informed about new treatments and offers her honest opinion on the best course of treatment for my illness. She is always pleasant and smiling any time I see here. It is obvious that she is concerned about my health and well-being. It is always a pleasure to see her for my appointment.
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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Ben Guitreau in Livingston, LA – Jun 22, 2016
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Dr. Spady is always pleasant and up- beat. She is willing to help and gives a patient her undivided attention. I highly recommend her, she is the best.
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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Sonia Johnson in Covington, LA – Jun 21, 2016
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Conscientious, honest, courteous, empathetic physician; Doctor Spady is a life-changer!
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
2 people found this helpful
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TA in Covington, LA – May 13, 2016
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Excellent Doctor. I've been seeing her for years.
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
4 people found this helpful
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Jan 14, 2016
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Dr. Spady's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spady treats Arthritis more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Spady treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Allergic Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Juvenile Gout
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Wear & Tear Arthritis
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Chronic Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spady treats Chronic Pain more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Spady treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Fibromyalgia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spady treats Fibromyalgia more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Spady treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deposition Disease-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Epstein Barr Virus-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Major Depressive Disorder-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Primary Fibromyalgia
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Secondary Fibromyalgia
  • Sleep Disturbance-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Tension Myositis-Related Fibromyalgia
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Dr. Spady's conditions and procedures:

  • Amyloidosis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) Scan
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • 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
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Quantitative Sensory Test (QST)
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stiff-Man Syndrome
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Dr. Spady accepts the following insurance:

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Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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Community Health Choice
Medicaid
Coventry Health Care
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First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Health Net
Medicaid
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Tricare
HealthFirst
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
HealthSmart
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Tricare
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Medicaid
Meritain Health
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Medicaid
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
WellCare
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid

About Me

Care Philosophy

I support a patient's decision/right about their treatment plan.  I take the time to educate and encourage patients to be involved in all aspects...Read more

Biography

Dr. Spady received a Doctor Medicine degree from Virginia Commonwealth University Medical College in Richmond, Virginia. She completed an Internal Medicine...Read more

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Malik Spady, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (985) 288-1834, and for other questions, call (985) 875-2828.

Does Dr. Malik Spady, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Does Dr. Malik Spady, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Malik Spady, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Spady frequently treats Arthritis, Chronic Pain, and Fibromyalgia. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Spady treats.

Where is Dr. Malik Spady, MD's office located?

Dr. Spady's office is located at 1000 Ochsner Blvd, Covington, LA 70433. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Spady is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Ochsner Medical Center - North Shore

Slidell, LA

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Hood Memorial Hospital

Amite, LA

North Oaks Medical Center

Hammond, LA

67% Patient Experience Rating, 2% lower than the national average

Ochsner Medical Center

New Orleans, LA

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

19 Awards Received

Ochsner Medical Center - Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge, LA

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average

St. Tammany Health System

Covington, LA

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

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)