Dr. Malik Spady, MD

Dr. Malik Spady, MD

Rheumatology  |  
Female  |  
47 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Spady received a Doctor Medicine degree from Virginia Commonwealth University Medical College in Richmond, Virginia. She completed an Internal Medicine Residency at Louisiana State University in Lafayette, Louisiana. Additionally, Dr. Spady completed a Rheumatology Fellowship at Ochsner Clinic Foundation hospital in New Orleans, LA.

Ochsner Health Center - Covington

1000 Ochsner Blvd

Covington, LA 70433
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Amerihealth
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Health Net
  • HealthFirst

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Spady "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 of their care.  I listen, value a patient's input and attend to their individual needs.  I communicate in a clear, timely manner and share all pertinent information.  I treat patients and their families with dignity, compassion and respect."


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  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • 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
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Myositis Ossificans
  • 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
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleroderma
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis


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  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University Of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1993
  • Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • Louisiana State University, Lafayette, La
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Louisiana State University, Lafayette, La
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Ochsner Clinic Foundation
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Spady has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Spady's Reviews

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based on 37 total reviews (14 with comments)

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Dr. Spady Says:

I appreciate you taking the time to provide me with feedback that will be shared with others.  This feedback is valued by me and my practice so that we can continuously improve upon our patient's experience.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach me or my staff at (985)875-2828.

Dr. Spady's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (14)
in Ponchatoula, LA |
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.
in Slidell, LA |
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.
in Holden, La. |
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.
in Plaucheville, LA 71363 |
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.
in Ponchatoula, La. |
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!
in Mandeville, LA |
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.
in Hammond, LA |
Dr Spady has been my doctor for nearly 10 years, she is brilliant. She listens and cares about her patients.
in Livingston, LA |
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.
in Hammond, La. |
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.
in Covington, LA |
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.
in Livingston, LA |
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.
in Covington, LA |
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.
in Covington, LA |
Conscientious, honest, courteous, empathetic physician; Doctor Spady is a life-changer!
Excellent Doctor. I've been seeing her for years.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Spady accepts 34 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Amerihealth
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • Health Net
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • HealthFirst
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
  • HealthSmart
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Husky Health
  • inHealth
  • INTotal Health
  • Medicaid
  • Meritain Health
  • Midwest Health Plan
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Peach State Health Plan
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
  • WellCare
  • Wellcare of Georgia

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Hospitals where Dr. Spady has admitting privileges

Ochsner Medical Center - North Shore
100 Medical Center Dr
Slidell, LA 70461
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Hood Memorial Hospital
301 Walnut St
Amite, LA 70422
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North Oaks Medical Center
15790 Paul Vega MD Dr
Hammond, LA 70403
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Ochsner Medical Center
1516 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA 70121
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St. Tammany Parish Hospital
1202 S Tyler St
Covington, LA 70433
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