Dr. Steve Springer

Family Medicine
Lake Charles , LA
26 years experience male

Locations

Springer Family Medical/ Renew Medical Spa/ Imperial Health/ Smart Medical Systems LLC

Lake Charles , LA

Address

601 Dr Michael DeBakey Drive, Lake Charles , LA
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

3374361621

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana

Cigna

Tricare

UnitedHealthcare

Humana Insurance Company

About

Bio

Co-Founder and CEO allNhealth LLC (Direct Primary Care, Medically Managed Weight Loss, and Smoking Cessation) Co-Founder and Medical Director of GetHealthy Inc. (www.gethealthy.com) Senior Partner of multi-speciality physician group "Imperial Health" Chairman: Preventative Care and Wellness Committee Medical Dirctor Amedisys Home Health, Lake Charles, LA Medical Director: "Bone Health Central" program The Center for Orthopoedics (Imperial Health). Providing prevention and treatment of osteoporosis as well as pre-operative clearances. My medical practice includes general family medicine, diabetes care, wound care, and HBO Owner and medical director of Renew Medical Spa

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Family Medicine

Aesthetic Medicine

Diabetology

Wound care

Licenses

United States: Louisiana

Doctor Q&A

169 Answers
84 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Silent Killer: They call it the silent killer because many people are asymptomatic and never know they have high blood pressure. Over time this elevation in pressur... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 26 years experience
See your doctor: The bump on your head is likely a collection of blood we call a hematoma. Either way with your current symptoms you should have a good physical exam ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Allergy : This should not be a problem.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 26 years experience
To the Doctor: Not one of those symptoms that you need to be google searching for the answer on your computer. Your age and gender put you on the side of being safe... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Doctor and scalpel : Likely to painful to do on your own. Lidocaine helpful here.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 26 years experience
See your surgeon: Anytime you have testicular pain it's probably a good idea to see your doctor. Given that you have had a surgery on the same side and in the same ge... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Diabetes Prevention: The things you mention are certainly good ways to stay healthy in general. If you are already pre-diabetic, the data shows us that 30 minutes of mode... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Constipation: Sounds like you need to add a little fiber to your diet. Hard stools or bowel movements are often cause by not enough fiber in your diet. Try a ben... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Time Will Tell: Unfortunately no. The results typically last around 3 months. One could argue that using these type of injections over the long haul as a preventati... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Thyroid in the Dumps: There is a possiblity you may not be taking enough thyroid hormone replacement. Your doctor will likely look a little deeper into your thyroid labs t... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Bursitis/Tendinitis?: If you are very active you could be having an overuse injury. Typically, in the area you mention, a bursitis just above your kneecap or an inflammati... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 26 years experience
OTC then Doc: I would try some over the counter stool softeners plus or minus laxative. If not successful within 24 hrs or worsening symptoms or fever.... Head to ... Read More
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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 26 years experience
GERD/Stricture?: If you have ever had any heartburn issues or difficulty swallowing solids or liquids, you may need a check for a narrowing in your esophagus (food pip... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Possible: If your saying that you have tendinitis of the elbow and your considering a full arm tattoo...And should you do it? My answer would be to cool the ar... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Gas: Your colon has several parts: the ascending, transverse, descending, and recto/sigmoid areas. If you are severely constipated you likely have a fair ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Many more ?s: It is possible to eat around 1, 000 cal per day to loose weight. The trick is getting the proper nutrition and vitamins into that constrained calorie... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Need exam: Hard to say not knowing more history. Calcium deposits can occur in the palate and around the jaw bone. Let your doc or dentist take a peek...If had... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Likely can wait: Varicose veins are very common and can be tender to touch. If it were to become swollen, red , and tender.... It would be more worrisome. If that we... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Many things: To name a few co-morbidities that are at play: chf, venous stasis, dependent edema, neuropathy, auto-immune ties in with chronic diarrhea +- reynaud'... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Studies: Studies show that the best predictor of long term back pain relief = how soon you're back to work.
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Check the "Border": Unfortunately I have a little bad news....And them some more bad news. The bright side is at least you'll know. Your "borderline" blood sugar is con... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Dysuria: Dysuria or pain with urination can be an important symptom. The most common cause is infection.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Work: Work with the company that supplied your CPAP machine. Often they have many different mask to try!
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 26 years experience
GERD Report card: If you want to think of how well your esophagus is doing in class...Think of the old a, b, c, d, and f grading scale. Throw the f's out and what you ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Physics in the mouth: There are many possible answers to this question. The short answer is that your teeth may not be coming together properly. There are also many reaso... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Virus Likely: Sounds like you may be suffering from a viral gastroenteritis, although there are many other possibilities. Important thing here is to control the sy... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Depends on the wait: If the surgery is tomorrow i think you'll be fine. It sounds like your are having symptoms related to the impingement and inflammation may be pressin... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Likely Not To Worry: The main reason for your blood pressure being this good is your age. Younger usually mean lower blood pressure in most cases. The only worry would b... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Pretty Common: I would have a lengthy discussion with your orthopoedic surgeon and review your MRI results in detail. Depending on the extent and location of the te... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Likely not: If you needed to have Insulin started recently i would suspect your blood sugars have been a little challenging lately. If that is a true statement t... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 26 years experience
"Stomach Problems"?: On the surface of this it seems there may need to be a definitive diagnosis. Heartburn, gerd or reflux of stomach acid, viral gastroenteritis, infect... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Need not Know: I would not go there...In terms of running your own boil experiment. The skin infection can get out of hand and if not lanced will continue to get wo... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Clarify: If below or at your belly button at the midline it could be a small umbilical hernia. It really depends on the location and what it feels like. Many... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Yes: Constipation is the culprit however.....The ultram just started the whole process. Any bleeding from the rectum needs to be checked out by your doc h... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Stone it Could Be: The set of physical and subjective findings your are describing fit nicely with kidney stones. Unfortunately kidney stones don't fit we'll with you.... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Love the Heat: You may be having what is called "heat-induced urticaria". Not a definitive thing because there are other possibilities. Do some reading and check o... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 26 years experience
See SI: You have strained the joint at the bottom of your back where your lower back meets your pelvis or hips. You'll need some anti-inflamatory meds and so... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Doc needs to look: I'm wondering if you actually know that you ingested a piece of plastic or if you have looked in your throat, it is soar, and you see a white speck on... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Welcome to Low Carb: Very typical reaction if you are going extremely low carb......The next day or so the constipation will set in as well. Possibly try increasing your ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Dyshydrotic eczema: You may need a more potent steroid cream if you have signs of the above mentioned. Let your doc take a look and see what is the most appropriate cour... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Physiology 101: Write a little thank you note to your body....Specifically thanking it for utilizing the miracle of evaporation. At those temps, if you weren't sweat... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Likely good news: Of your two concerns, the one that needs the most attention is difficulty swallowing. The dizziness could be an associated symptom of anxiety related... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Possible: When reflux of acid from the stomach heads up your "food tube" or esophagus, there can be many manifestations of this discomfort. Some people even sa... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Great question: Disorders of the jaw and TMJ joint can be rather complex. My thoughts here are that you will likely be on a first name basis with an oral surgeon....... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Time will tell: The hypo pigmented areas may persist for 6 wks or even up to eight weeks. It's important to remember that recurrence rates are also fairly high...Up ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 26 years experience
A: What dose? How long to take? How much from diet vs. Supplement? When is next bmd scan?
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Position is Key: The fact that you can reproduce these symptoms by replicating a movement or position links the diagnosis to a musculoskeletal origin. You likely have... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Ask: Ask your doctor about the abc's of diabetes. A1c, blood pressure, cholesterol. Know these #'s!
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Possible Indeed: You need to ensure that your thyroid is being properly replaced and that all the numbers are balancing. Your symptoms could mean you are not on enoug... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Shin Splints!: Sounds like you may be having shin splints. Here are some helpful things you can do: rest your body. Ice your shin to ease pain and swelling. Anti-i... Read More
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Testimonials
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Recommendations
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Thank you notes
Jun 20, 2017
I heartily recommend Dr Springer, who has always placed a high premium on delivering the best possible care to his (and our) patients.
Sep 15, 2013
I like his thoughtful approach to answering questions across a wide array of medicine.
Mar 28, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! I have the exact same issue and appreciate your response. I actually started getting this after I had a deep tissue massage. Could it be a nerve?
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I went to the ER and the PA said it was plantar fasciitis
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! Wish I could look forward to getting off meds, thanks for you answer

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport, LA
Graduated 1997MD

Residency

Louisiana State University School of Medicine Family Medicine Program at LAKE CHARLES MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Awards

Chief Resident LSU Family Medicine Lake Charles Memorial Hospital (2000)
Top Doctor, Second Place, Lake Charles Region, LA - Summer
2013
Most Influential, Second Place, Lake Charles Region, LA - Summer
2013

Affiliations

Christus St Patrick Hospital: Center for Advanced Wound Healing
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