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Dr. Vasanth K Nalam has the following 2 specialties
- Adolescent Medicine
Adolescent specialists are doctors who have advanced training in the health issues that adolescents face. These physicians deal with issues like the onset of puberty, reproductive health, eating disorders, irregular periods, mood changes, drugs and pressures from home and school. For girls entering adulthood, adolescent specialists can act as both pediatrician and gynecologist, so they only have to see one doctor for all their needs.
A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in the regular care of children, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of illness in children. Young patients are often more complicated to treat because they are still growing and developing.
While pediatricians may sub-specialize in specific therapy areas like oncology, surgery, ophthalmology, and anesthesiology, in general, pediatricians provide services like vaccinations, health exams, and treatment of common ailments and injuries. In addition, pediatricians are trained to handle the complex emotional and behavioral issues faced by children, especially during puberty.
Pediatricians normally see their patients from birth until the age of 18, although some may agree to treat patients into their early 20s, if requested.
- Birth Control
- Sexually Transmitted Diseases
- Substance Abuse
- Eating Disorders
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Too harsh. Yes I do understand doctors are supposed to inform you about your weight and whether or not you need to lose any, but you should never make an already insecure teenage girl feel even worse about her weight. Informing the patient is one thing, but continuously making remarks that aren't appropriate is just wrong. I left Dr. Nalaam's office in tears and have never felt my self esteem drop so much.
Dr. Nalam is the most wonderful pediatrician in the area. As first-time parents, we had not thought to look for a pediatrician before the birth of our son. Luckily, Dr. Nalam was the on-staff doc at the hospital. He is incredibly knowledgeable, interested in you and your child(ren), and just an all around nice guy.I am a registered nurse and I am very inquisitive. Dr. Nalam never hesitates to answer any of my questions (and he always does it with a smile).Every time we go for a visit, he has age-appropriate educational literature and advice. The pamphlets/handouts were short and to the point - easy reading for any concerned parent. We knew what to expect at any developmental milestone, and Dr. Nalam is a pro at distinguishing between normal variations and issues of concern. He also ordered labwork for a certain procedure so that we could be absolutely certain of a specific medical issue my son was having.He also seeks to improve the public welfare with formula samples and suggestions, coupons, and proper vaccines.I will send all of my children to this man for as long as possible. My wife and I have the utmost confidence and respect for Dr. Nalam.
Dr. Nalam is the BEST there is! They don't make them like him anymore. I love that he returns a call to you in a timely manner. He does not diagnose over the phone. If you call his office his nurses to not take it upon themselves to give you advice or talk you out of wanting an appointment. You are granted an appointment and seen the very day you call. Dr. Nalam has a wonderful bedside manner and is very kind and patient. He welcomes all questions from the parents and is probably the best pediactric diagnostition in town. It is nice to know that the pediatrition you chose for your child is the one you will see when your child is sick. Often times with a group you are forced to see someone that you and your child are not familiar with. It is when your child is ill that you want the one you chose. I cannot say enough about Dr. Nalm. I have known him for 35 years and used him for my six children. He is now the pediatrition for my nine grandchildren. I have referred dozens and dozens of family and friends to his care.
Patients' Choice Award (2016, 2015, 2010)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2015, 2016)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
On-Time Doctor Award (2016)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
Dr. Vasanth K Nalam accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana National POS
- PHCS PPO
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Locations & DirectionsVasanth K Nalam Md, 4540 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy Ste B150, Lafayette, LA
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