Dr. Melissa Lawhon, MD

Dr. Melissa Lawhon, MD

PediatricsFemaleAge 48

Accepting new patients

Dr. Melissa Lawhon, MD is a Pediatrics Specialist in Shreveport, LA. She is affiliated with Willis-Knighton South & the Center for Women's Health. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Lawhon to book an appointment.


WK Center For Pediatrics - South

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(318) 215-7245
WK Center For Pediatrics - South2518 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop Shreveport, LA 71118
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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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"I went to Louisiana Tech University, graduating in 1995. I then went to medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport, finishing in 1999.  My residency in Pediatrics was also ob..."

- Dr. Melissa Lawhon, MD

At a Glance

  • 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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She is not our primary doctor but we absolutely love her.
What went well
  • Explained conditions well
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No results
Lisa Christy Hodge – Aug 08, 2021
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We didnt have an appointment, but were seen asap. The visit was quick but we were not rushed out. Dr. Lawhon always answers all my concerns!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jul 08, 2021
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Office visit because our son wasn’t feeling well. Dr Lawhon has been our children’s pediatrician for 16 years. Always personable and thorough! Always able to get in the same day!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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The Daniel’s – May 12, 2021
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We have always had a great expiernce and visit WKS Pediatrician. Dr. Lawhon, is an amazing doctor. She remembers my child and the past visits we've had and any concerns. As my child has gotten older she makes it a point to talk to him and ask him questions, like...how's school, how do your feel, how's homework, friends ect....makes me feel like she's concerned and wants to here it from him, not just the parent. Means a lot to have a great doctor ? I highly recommend Dr. Lawhon, she was recommend to me, and I'm grateful for it!
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
Brittney – Jan 23, 2021
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I'll never forget how this lady misdiagnosed my child who has kawasaki disease. If only you would have more knowledge being titled Doctor my child's heart would be just fine. That 10 day window could've saved her from the heart complications she now suffers from after being misdiagnosed 5 times.
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
Shreveport, LA – Aug 23, 2017

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Dr. Lawhon's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Administrative Physical
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Asthma
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Back Pain
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bedwetting
  • Bladder Infection
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Cellulitis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Constipation
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Cough
  • Dehydration
  • Dermatitis
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dry Skin
  • Ear Ache
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Fever
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Heartburn
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Immunization Administration
  • Impetigo
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Joint Pain
  • Laryngitis
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Nausea
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Newborn Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Obesity
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phimosis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pneumonia
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polyuria
  • Rash
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus
  • Ringworm
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Strep Throat
  • Stye
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • Swine Flu
  • Throat Pain
  • Tonsillitis
  • Torticollis
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Infection
  • Warts
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing
  • Yeast Infections

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(318) 215-7245

Dr. Lawhon accepts the following insurance:

Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
National (BlueCard) PPO
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Advantage
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Gilsbar 360
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
Choice Care PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
NovaSys Health
PPO Plus
Private HealthCare Systems
Railroad Medicare
TriCare for Life
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

About Me


I went to Louisiana Tech University, graduating in 1995. I then went to medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport,...Read more


  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Medicine


Louisiana State University Health Shreveport / School of Medicine
Residency Hospital

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Melissa Lawhon, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (318) 215-7245, and for other questions, call (318) 212-5437.

Does Dr. Melissa Lawhon, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Is Dr. Melissa Lawhon, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Melissa Lawhon, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Lawhon's profile to make an appointment.

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What are Dr. Melissa Lawhon, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Lawhon frequently treats Immunization Administration, Acute Pharyngitis, and Wellness Examination. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Lawhon treats.

Where is Dr. Melissa Lawhon, MD's office located?

Dr. Lawhon's office is located at 2518 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Shreveport, LA 71118. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Willis-Knighton South & the Center for Women's Health

Shreveport, LA

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