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Dr. Lauren Shepard, DO

Pediatrics

Inspired by the passion and skill of her own pediatrician, Dr. Shepard knew she wanted to become a pediatrician at a very young age. “I knew I wanted to practice medicine how he did,” Dr. Shepard recalls. Dr. Shepard earned her Bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, and is an American Chemical Society (ACS...

Inspired by the passion and skill of her own pediatrician, Dr. Shepard knew she wanted to become a pediatrician at a very young age. “I knew I wanted to practice medicine how he did,” Dr. Shepard recalls.

Dr. Shepard earned her Bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, and is an American Chemical Society (ACS) certified chemist. She obtained her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree at the University of North Texas Health Science Center College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.

A Houston native, Dr. Shepard is board certified and sees patients from newborn to age 18. She treats a wide array of conditions from well checkups to sick visits, as well as treating special needs children. She also provides education on nutrition and preventive medicine.

As a pediatrician, Dr. Shepard works to coordinate her patients’ care with other healthcare providers, when appropriate. She also works to ensure the parents understand the treatment plan each step of the way. “I consider myself home base for the parents,” she says. “I like to ensure everyone is on the same page.”

Dr. Shepard believes in clear communication and strives to provide thorough, detailed explanations of each diagnosis for both the child and their parent. She also believes in addressing both the child and their parent and getting everyone involved as a team.

When not seeing patients, Dr. Shepard enjoys cooking, gardening, painting, practicing yoga, and spending time with her husband and family.

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            Specialties
            • Pediatrics
            Medical Education

            University of North Texas Health Science Center -Registrar 2010

            Languages Spoken
            • English
            Affiliated Centers
            • Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital
            Gender

            Female

            Internship & Residency

            University of Texas at Galveston- Graduate Medical Education 2013

            PCP Number

            110000012491

            Cities Served

            Barker, Cypress, Fulshear, Houston, Katy, Richmond

            Zip Codes Served

            77084, 77094, 77407, 77413, 77433, 77441, 77449, 77450, 77491, 77492, ...

            77084, 77094, 77407, 77413, 77433, 77441, 77449, 77450, 77491, 77492, 77493, 77494

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            Insurance Accepted

            Insurance Providers
            • Aetna Most Benefit Plans
            • Aetna Memorial Hermann
            • Amerigroup Chip
            • Amerigroup Star
            • Amerigroup Star Plus
            • Blue Cross Blue Shield Texas
            • Cigna Most Benefit Plans
            • Community Health Choice Chip
            • Community Health Choice Marketplace QHP
            • Community Health Choice Star
            • Medicaid Traditional
            • Medicare Traditional
            • Memorial Hermann Solutions
            • Multiplan
            • United Healthcare Most Benefit Plans

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              Memorial Hermann Medical Group opens pediatrics practice in Katy

              Pediatrician’s Krystal Batchelor, DO, Linda Dang, MD, Lisa Ecroyd, MD, Lauren Shepard, DO, and Brooke Swearingen, MD, are anchoring the Memorial Hermann Medical Group’s newest primary care location in Katy.

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