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

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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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Love him! Patient, Kind, Thorough, good follow-up, gentle.
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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
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Cigna
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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
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
Worker's Compensation
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