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Lauren Shepard, DO

Lauren Shepard, DO

Pediatrician
Lauren Shepard, DO

Lauren Shepard, DO

Pediatrician

Personal Statement

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.

Gender

Female

Languages

  • English

Insurance Plans

  • Memorial Hermann MH Preferred
  • Accountable/Interplan - PPO
  • Aetna - HMO
  • Aetna - Indemnity
  • Aetna - Managed Choice
  • Aetna - Medicaid: > CHIP
  • Aetna - Medicaid: > Medicaid
  • Aetna - Medicare - Advantage
  • Aetna - Medicare - Advantage (PFFS/HMO/PPO)
  • Aetna - Medicare - Complete
  • Aetna - Medicare - EPO
  • Aetna - Medicare - HMO
  • Aetna - Medicare - Medicare
  • Aetna - Medicare - Open Access
  • Aetna - Medicare - Premier
  • Aetna - Medicare - TRS Care
  • Aetna - Medicare - Value
  • Aetna - Medicare Advantage Replacement HMO
  • Aetna - Medicare Advantage Replacement PPO
  • Aetna - Medicare PPO
  • Aetna Whole Health
  • All Star
  • All Star Kids
  • BC/BS - Blue Cross / Blue Shield
  • BC/BS - HMO
  • BC/BS - PPO
  • Cigna - EPO
  • Cigna - Fundamental Care (PPO)
  • Cigna - HMO
  • Cigna - POS
  • Cigna - POS Open Access
  • Cigna - PPO Starbridge
  • Cigna - Shared Administration (PPO)
  • Employers Health Network - PPO
  • HealthSmart - HMO
  • HealthSmart - PPO
  • Humana - ChoiceCare PPO
  • Humana - Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana - National POS
  • Humana - Preferred PPO
  • Medicaid - CHIP
  • Medicare
  • Memorial Hermann - Inc Medicare Advantage Plan (PPO/HMO) 
  • Memorial Hermann - Memorial Patient Care Network Embassy of the State of Kuwait
  • Memorial Hermann - MHealth - Safety Net MHealth, Skinny W/C Network
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage - HMO
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage - PPO
  • Memorial Hermann Choice - MH Choice
  • Memorial Hermann Choice and Memorial Hermann MHPreferred (pr
  • Memorial Hermann Elect - MH Elect
  • Memorial Hermann Employees - MH Employees
  • Memorial Hermann Health Solutions Memorial Hermann HMO/PPO
  • Memorial Hermann Select - MH Select
  • Memorial Hermann Work Link (Workers Compensation) 
  • MHealth - EDGE
  • MHealth - MHHS Freedom of Choice
  • MultiPlan - PHCS
  • Provider Select - PPO
  • Self Pay (No Insurance)
  • Texas True Choice - PPO
  • United Healthcare - HMO
  • United Healthcare - Indemnity
  • United Healthcare - PPO
  • United Healthcare - Select POS

Available Appointments

Children's Memorial Hermann Pediatrics Katy

23960 Katy Freeway, Suite 250 Katy, TX 77494 (281) 644-8955

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