Dr. Merrill Laurent, MD

Dr. Merrill Laurent, MD

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50 y/o
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I grew up in the suburbs of New Orleans and began my medical career in New Orleans and Metairie. I moved my family and my practice to Covington in 1999, where I have greatly enjoyed serving the people of St. Tammany Parish ever since. Geaux Tigers!

IMG Physicians

56 Starbrush Cir

Covington, LA 70433
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Worker's Compensation

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  • Specializes in Internal Medicine
  • Board certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Care Philosophy

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Specialties

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics
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Board Certifications

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

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Accelerated Hypertension
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Acidosis
  • Acne
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Gout
  • Acute Insomnia
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Alcoholic Polyneuropathy
  • Alkalosis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Arthritis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Anemia of Pregnancy
  • Antalgic Gait
  • Anxiety
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aplastic Anemia
  • Arterial Thrombosis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • 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
  • Arthropathy Associated With Bacterial Disease
  • Arthropathy Associated With Infectious and Parasitic Diseases
  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • Arthropathy Associated With Viral Disease
  • Arthropathy in Behcet's Syndrome
  • Arthropathy of Spinal Facet Joint
  • Arthropathy, Progressive Pseudorheumatoid, of Childhood
  • Asterixis (Flapping Tremor)
  • Asthma
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Autoimmune Atherosclerosis
  • Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia (AIHA)
  • Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Back Pain
  • Bacterial Sepsis
  • Basilar Migraine
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Benign Essential Tremor
  • Benign Exertional Headache
  • Benign Paroxyzmal Vertigo of Childhood
  • Benign Positional Vertigo
  • Benign Sex Headache
  • Bird Flu
  • Bladder Atony
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breathing-Related Sleep Disorders
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • Buerger's Disease
  • Bursitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Carcinomatous Polyneuropathy
  • Carotid Atherosclerosis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cellulitis
  • Central Vestibular Vertigo
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Chest Pain
  • Chlamydia Infections
  • Chronic Anemia
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Headache
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder
  • Classic Migraine
  • Climacteric Arthropathy
  • Cluster Headache
  • Cold Sore
  • Common Migraine
  • Complicated Migraine
  • Confusion
  • Congenital Herpes Simplex
  • Congenital Neuropathy With Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita
  • Congenital Sensory Neuropathy With Neurotrophic Keratitis
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Congestive Heart Failure, Left-Sided
  • Congestive Heart Failure, Right-Sided
  • Constipation
  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Atherosclerosis
  • Cough
  • Cough Headache
  • Crystal Arthropathy
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Deficiency-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Dehydration
  • Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Deposition Disease-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Depression
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Dexamethasone Sensitive Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diamond-Blackfan Anemia
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Disuse Osteoporosis
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Drug Rebound Headache
  • Drug-Induced Insomnia
  • Drug-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Ear Disorders
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Emphysema
  • Endogenous Insomnia
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Epstein Barr Virus-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
  • Exertional Hypertension
  • Facioplegic Migraine
  • Familial Combined Hyperlipidemia
  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • Familial Hypertension
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastroparesis
  • Giardiasis
  • Glaucoma
  • Gout
  • Gouty Arthropathy
  • Hair Loss
  • Hand Neuropathy
  • Headache
  • Headache-Free Migraine
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heartburn
  • Hemolytic Anemia, Acquired Autoimmune
  • Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
  • Hemophilic Arthropathy
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Hereditary Spherocytosis
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • High Cholesterol
  • High-Risk Hypertension
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Hip Flexor Strain
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Muscle Strain
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Socket Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertension Headache
  • Hypertension in Pheochromocytoma
  • Hypertension, Adrenal Gland-Induced
  • Hypertension, Alcohol-Induced
  • Hypertension, Bilateral Renal Artery Stenosis-Induced
  • Hypertension, Coarctation of the Aorta-Induced
  • Hypertension, Conn Syndrome-Induced
  • Hypertension, Corticosteroid-Induced
  • Hypertension, Cushing's Syndrome-Induced
  • Hypertension, Environment-Induced
  • Hypertension, Hyperaldosteronism-Induced
  • Hypertension, Kidney Disease-Induced
  • Hypertension, Nasal Decongestant-Induced
  • Hypertension, Renal Segmental Hypoplasia-Induced
  • Hypertension, Stress-Induced
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Hypokalemia Familial
  • Hyperthyroid Osteoporosis
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Icepick Headache
  • Idiopathic Osteoporosis
  • Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Indigestion
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Insomnia With Sleep Apnea
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Isolated Systolic Hypertension
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Disorders
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Gout
  • Juvenile Osteoporosis
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Labile Hypertension
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lower Half Headache
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Medication-Induced Postural Tremor
  • Megaloblastic Anemia
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Metabolic Neuropathy
  • Microcytic Hypochromic Anemia
  • Migraine
  • Migraine, Hormone-Induced
  • Migrainous Stupor Migraine
  • Migrainous Vertigo
  • Mild Headache
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Monoarthropathy
  • Motor Neuropathy
  • Muscle Contraction Headache
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Myelpathic Anemia
  • Nausea
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Neonatal Anemia
  • Neuritis
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Neurogenic Hypertension
  • Neuropathic Arthropathy
  • Neuropathy, Motor and Sensory
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Nutritional Anemia
  • Obesity
  • Oculomotor Migraine
  • Orthostatic Hypotension
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthropathy
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Related to Cancer
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Hypertension
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericarditis
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pernicious Anemia
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phlebitis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pneumonia
  • Polyarthropathy
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyradiculoneuropathy
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Portal Vein Thrombosis
  • Post-Infectious Reactive Arthropathy
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Post-Traumatic Headache
  • Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Primary Fibromyalgia
  • Primary Hypertension
  • Primary Insomnia
  • Primary Osteoporosis
  • Primary Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Problem Sleepiness
  • Prostatitis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Psychogenic Headache
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Sarcoidosis
  • Purpura
  • Purpura Simplex
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Recurrent Headache
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Refractory Anemia With Excess Blasts
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Renal Hypertension
  • Renal Vein Thrombosis
  • Resistant Hypertension
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ringworm
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica as Seen in Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Secondary Fibromyalgia
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Osteoporosis
  • Secondary Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Senile Osteoporosis
  • Sepsis
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Seronegative Spondyloarthropathy
  • Severe Headache
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Sideroblastic Anemia
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep Disturbance-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Sleep-Talking
  • Sleep-Walking
  • Spastic Gait
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Spondylarthropathy
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Subacromial Bursitis
  • Superficial Thrombophlebitis
  • Syncope
  • Syncope, Familial Neurocardiogenic
  • Tension Headache
  • Tension Myositis-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Throat Pain
  • Thrombocytopenic Purpura, Autoimmune
  • Thrombocytopenic Purpura, Thrombotic
  • Thromboembolism
  • Thrombophlebitis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tonsillitis
  • Transient Arthropathy
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Transient Osteoporosis of Hip
  • Traumatic Arthropathy
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Ulcer
  • Ulnar Neuropathy
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Hesitancy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginal Candidiasis
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Headache
  • Vascular Neuropathy
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous Thrombosis
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Infection
  • Visual Migraine
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wear and Tear Arthritis
  • Wheezing
  • White Coat Hypertension
  • Yeast Infections

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Blood Test
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • HIV Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Immunization
  • Immunization Administration
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Liver Function Test
  • Newborn Metabolic Screening
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Physical Examination
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Sports Physical Examination
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Vaccination
  • Well Baby Care
  • Wellness Examination

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Background Check

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0 Board Actions

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Education

  • Louisiana State Univ
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1988
  • La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • Lsumc
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Chief Resident
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Louisiana State University School of Medicine at New Orleans
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Lsu Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Laurent's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Laurent to family and friends
4.3
based on 11 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Laurent'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
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
Covington, LA |
I instantly liked Dr. Laurent. He takes the time to know you, explain things and is easy to talk to!!!! I highly recommend him.
in Covington, LA |
Dr Laurent is very kind and takes the time to listen to his patients. You never feel rushed and he is complete in his assessment and explains what is coming next. My whole family sees him and I would recommend him to everyone.
in Covington |
He takes an interest in his patients and the time to fully explain what's going on and what we should do next. I would and have referred him to everyone I know.
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Dr. Laurent accepts 15 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
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  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • Health Net
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
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    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
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  • Worker's Compensation
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Hospitals where Dr. Laurent has admitting privileges

St. Tammany Parish Hospital
1202 S Tyler St
Covington, LA 70433
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Lakeview Regional Medical Center
95 Judge Tanner Blvd
Covington, LA 70433
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Ochsner Medical Center - North Shore
100 Medical Center Dr
Slidell, LA 70461
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