Dr. Melanie McKnight, MD

Dr. Melanie McKnight, MD

Nephrology  |  
Female  |  
Age 56
(3)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Melanie McKnight, MD is a nephrology specialist in Baton Rouge, LA and has been practicing for 28 years. She graduated from Louisiana State University School Of Medicine In Shreveport in 1985 and specializes in nephrology and internal medicine.Read her story

3600 Florida Blvd

Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
  • 20 More

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Vascular Disease
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more than 76% of peers
Hypertension
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more than 74% of peers
Hypokalemia
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more than 71% of peers

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Dr. McKnight's bio

This content was provided by Dr. McKnight "Melanie McKnight, MD, earned her Doctor of Medicine from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, Louisiana. She completed her residency at University Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. Dr. McKnight completed a fellowship in Rheumatology at Hospital Bichat in Paris France and a fellowship in Nephrology at Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology."
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Specialties

  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Nephrology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Glomerulonephritis
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • Alkalosis
  • Amyloidosis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Chronic Glomerulonephritis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Congenital Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Gout
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Kidney Stones
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nephritis and Nephropathy
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Proteinuria
  • Purpura
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Renal Hyperparathyroidism
  • Renal Osteodystrophy
  • Ureteral Stones
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

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Procedures

  • Abdominal Paracentesis
  • Arteriovenostomy for Renal Dialysis
  • Hemodialysis
  • Peritoneal Dialysis

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Louisiana.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Louisian
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1983
  • Louisiana State University School Of Medicine In Shreveport
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Hospital Bichat
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Lsu Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. McKnight has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. McKnight's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. McKnight to family and friends
5.0
based on 3 total reviews (1 with a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (3)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. McKnight's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

in Plaquemine la. |
As a patient of Dr McKnight I am very pleased with her she is straight forward and very informative. I would recommend her to everyone I know. I give 5 ?? and 2 thumbs up. Thank you very much
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. McKnight accepts 29 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    Medicaid
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareSource
    Medicaid
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
    Medicaid
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
  • Health Net
    Medicaid
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
    Tricare
  • HealthPlus
    Medicaid
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
    Medicaid
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Medicaid
  • Humana
    Tricare
  • Husky Health
    Medicaid
  • inHealth
    Medicaid
  • INTotal Health
    Medicaid
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
    Medicaid
  • Peach State Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Planned Administration Inc
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
    Medicaid
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
    Medicaid
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Medicaid
    United Healthcare
  • WellCare
  • Wellcare of Georgia
    Medicaid
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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Hospitals where Dr. McKnight has admitting privileges

Baton Rouge General - Mid City
3600 Florida Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
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