Dr. Anderson and staff recognize that your choice of physician is driven both by the doctor's competency and personality. Our otolaryngologist is Board Certified and was on faculty at the University of Kentucky before moving to Natchitoches. With ear, nose and throat problems, you need an otolaryngologist who is experienced, understanding and supportive. You get this caring attitude from all the staff at Natchitoches Medical Specialists every day. Our staff works together as a team to be sure we are responsive to your needs and keep you informed about your health issues. We look forward to getting to know you.
Lauren C. Anderson, MD, FACS
Dr. Lauren was born and raised in Baton Rouge and graduated from LSU with Honors in Latin in 2002 as the first student to defend an honors thesis successfully in Latin. She then went to medical school at LSU in New Orleans. Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans during Dr. Lauren's senior year, and she regretfully had to leave home to pursue a residency in Otolaryngology--Head & Neck Surgery at Indiana University. She is honored to have trained under Dr. Richard Miyamoto, a world-renowned ear surgeon. She then served as an Assistant Professor in Otolaryngology--Head & Neck Surgery at the University of Kentucky, teaching both medical students and residents. Working in a academic setting prepared Dr. Lauren to handle a variety of complex ear, nose, & throat problems. She is a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons. She is happy to share her skills to help the people of Natchitoches and the surrounding areas.
Dr. Lauren enjoys cooking, gardening, practicing yoga and attending music festivals. She has two adorable dogs, Wally and Mindy, who love having Natchitoches as their home.
Dr. Anderson's caring staff includes: Shelby Brown, nurse; Diana Laurence, patient relations; Annette Lowe, patient relations; and Matthew Bernard, allergy and ototechnician.
We are now happy to provide hearing testing and hearing aid services for children and adults.
Matthew Bernard, ototechician & allergy technician Angela Ponthier, Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA