Dr. Merrill Laurent, MD

Dr. Merrill Laurent, MD

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51 y/o
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Dr. Merrill Laurent, MD is an internal medicine specialist in Covington, LA and has been practicing for 23 years. He specializes in internal medicine and pediatrics.Read his story

IMG Physicians

56 Starbrush Cir

Covington, LA 70433
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Insurance Accepted

  • 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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Dr. Laurent's conditions and procedures:

Abdominal Disorders
Abdominal Pain
Abnormal Thyroid
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Accelerated Hypertension
Achilles Tendinitis
Acidosis
Acne
Acute Bronchitis
Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Acute Gout
Acute Insomnia
Acute Laryngitis
Acute Pharyngitis
Acute Sinusitis
Acute Tonsillitis
Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
Alcoholic Polyneuropathy
Alkalosis
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Allergic Arthritis
Allergic Conjunctivitis
Allergic Reaction
Allergic Rhinitis
Allergies
Anal Disorders
Anal or Rectal Pain
Anemia
Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
Anemia of Pregnancy
Antalgic Gait
Anxiety
Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
Aplastic Anemia
Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
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
Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
Ataxia
Atherosclerosis
Athlete's Foot
Autoimmune Atherosclerosis
Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia (AIHA)
Autonomic Neuropathy
Back Pain
Bacterial Sepsis
Balanoposthitis
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)
Blood Test
Boil
Bone Disorders
Breathing-Related Sleep Disorders
Bronchiectasis
Bronchitis
Bronchospasm
Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
Buerger's Disease
Bursitis
Calcium Metabolism Disorders
Carcinomatous Polyneuropathy
Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
Carotid Atherosclerosis
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cellulitis
Central Vestibular Vertigo
Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
Cervicogenic Headache
Chest Pain
Chlamydia Infections
Cholesterol Screening
Chronic Anemia
Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic Headache
Chronic Pharyngitis
Chronic Sinusitis
Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder
Classic Migraine
Climacteric Arthropathy
Cluster Headache
Cold Sore
Common Cold
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
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Coronary Artery Calcification
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Cough
Cough Headache
Crystal Arthropathy
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Deficiency-Induced Osteoporosis
Dehydration
Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
Deposition Disease-Related Fibromyalgia
Depressive Disorders
Dermatitis
Dermatitis Due to Drugs
Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
Dexamethasone Sensitive Hypertension
Diabetes
Diabetes Counseling
Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
Diabetes Screening
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
Earwax Buildup
Elbow Bursitis
Elbow Injuries
Electrocardiogram (EKG)
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
Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
Fever
Fibromyalgia
Folliculitis
Foot Conditions
Fungal Nail Infection
Gait Abnormality
Ganglion Cyst
Gas-Bloat Syndrome
Gastritis
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Gastroparesis
Giardiasis
Glaucoma
Gout
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)
Hepatitis C Virus Screening
Hepatitis Screening
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
HIV Screening
Hives
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)
Immunization
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
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
Laryngitis
Larynx Conditions
Leg and Foot Ulcers
Limb Cramp
Limb Pain
Limb Swelling
Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
Lipid Disorders
Liver Damage from Alcohol
Liver Function Test
Loss of Voice or Hoarse Voice
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
Nail and Nail Bed Infection
Nasopharyngitis
Nausea
Neck Muscle Strain
Neonatal Anemia
Neuritis
Neurogenic Bladder
Neurogenic Hypertension
Neuropathic Arthropathy
Neuropathy, Motor and Sensory
Newborn Metabolic Screening
Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
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 Toe
Osteoarthropathy
Osteopenia
Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis Related to Cancer
Osteoporosis Screening
Otitis Media
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
Phenylketonuria Screening
Phlebitis
Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
Physical Examination
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
Pneumonia
Pollen Allergy
Polyarthropathy
Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
Polyneuropathy
Polyradiculoneuropathy
Polyuria
Portal Hypertension
Portal Vein Thrombosis
Post-Infectious Reactive Arthropathy
Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
Postnasal Drip
Post-Traumatic Arthritis
Post-Traumatic Headache
Pregnancy Test
Primary Fibromyalgia
Primary Hypertension
Primary Insomnia
Primary Osteoporosis
Primary Restless Leg Syndrome
Problem Sleepiness
Prostate Cancer Screening
Prostatitis
Psoriatic Arthritis
Psychogenic Headache
Pulmonary Disease
Pulmonary Function Test
Pulmonary Hypertension
Pulmonary Sarcoidosis
Purpura
Purpura Simplex
Pyogenic Arthritis
Radiculitis
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Rapid Flu Test
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
Rh Incompatibility Screening
Rheumatoid Arthritis-Related Fibromyalgia
Rib Fracture
Rickets
Ringworm
Sarcoidosis
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Sciatica as Seen in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Seborrheic Dermatitis
Secondary Fibromyalgia
Secondary Hypertension
Secondary Osteoporosis
Secondary Restless Leg Syndrome
Senile Osteoporosis
Sepsis
Seronegative Arthritis
Seronegative Spondyloarthropathy
Severe Headache
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
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
Smoking Cessation Counseling
Sore Throat
Spastic Gait
Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
Spondylarthropathy
Spondylosis
Sports Physical Examination
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Stomach Diseases
Subacromial Bursitis
Superficial Thrombophlebitis
Syncope
Syncope, Familial Neurocardiogenic
Syphilis Screening
Tension Headache
Tension Myositis-Related Fibromyalgia
Testicular Dysfunction
Thrombocytopenic Purpura, Autoimmune
Thrombocytopenic Purpura, Thrombotic
Thromboembolism
Thrombophlebitis
Thrombosis
Thyroid Disease
Thyroid Screening
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)
Vaccination
Vaginal Candidiasis
Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
Vascular Disease
Vascular Headache
Vascular Neuropathy
Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
Venous Insufficiency
Venous Thrombosis
Vertigo
Viral Enteritis
Viral Infection
Visual Migraine
Vitamin D Deficiency
Wear and Tear Arthritis
Well Baby Care
Wellness Examination
Wheezing
White Coat Hypertension
Yeast Infections

About Me

I believe YOU are in charge of your health. I will use all of my knowledge, training, and experience to help you make the best choices for your health care. My office staff and I are here to assist you in navigating the complexities of our health care system.

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics

Education

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

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I have been a patient of Dr Laurent for over 20 years. He is the best
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I instantly liked Dr. Laurent. He takes the time to know you, explain things and is easy to talk to!!!! I highly recommend him.
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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.
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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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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
Navigate HMO
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Options PPO
United Healthcare
Worker's Compensation
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