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About Dr. Lynn Witherspoon

Dr. Lynn Witherspoon, MD is a Doctor primarily located in New Orleans, LA, with another office in New Orleans, LA. She has 45 years of experience. Her specialties include Nuclear Medicine and Internal Medicine. Dr. Witherspoon is affiliated with Northshore Regional Medical Center, St Anne General Hospital and Ochsner Medical Center-Westbank. She speaks English.

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1221 S Clearview Pkwy
New Orleans, LA 70121
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1514 Jefferson Hwy
New Orleans, LA 70121
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Specialties

Dr. Lynn Witherspoon has the following 2 specialties

  • Nuclear Medicine

    Nuclear medicine specialists are doctors who have extensive training in the use of nuclear substances, like radiation, to diagnose and treat certain illnesses.
    These specialists perform diagnostic tests in which a small amount of a radioactive substance is injected into a vein, inhaled or taken orally by the patient. The radioactive substance then enables the nuclear medicine specialist to use a scanner to detect the radiation level in the part of the body being examined in order to create an image of it with a computer. The images tell the physician whether there are abnormal changes in metabolism which indicate whether a disease or injury is present. These tests are often used to detect cancer.
    In addition to detecting cancer, substances like radioactive iodine can be either injected into the blood stream or taken orally to fight cancer and other diseases. After being ingested, the substance is absorbed by the thyroid gland and abnormal thyroid tissues are destroyed.

  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Lynn Witherspoon has the following 1 expertise

  • Hyperthyroidism

Board Certifications

Dr. Lynn Witherspoon is Board Certified in 2 specialties

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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Witherspoon is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Northshore Regional Medical Center
  • St Anne General Hospital
  • Ochsner Medical Center-Westbank
  • Summit Hospital
  • Memorial Medical Center
  • Ochsner Clinic Foundation
  • Kenner Regional Medical Center
  • Ochsner Medical Center-Westbank
  • Ochsner Foundation Hospital
  • Education

    45 Years Experience

  • University Of Wisconsin School Of Medicine And Public Health

    Graduated in 1968

  • Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

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