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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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Meet the Provider

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
  • Coventry Health Care - PPO Network
  • Coventry Medicare Advantra
  • First Health - PPO Network
  • First Health Workers Comp
  • 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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