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Dr. Steve Springer

Family Medicine
Lake Charles , LA
25 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

Wednesday: 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 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Chronic: Chronic pelvic pain, tubal infertility, and ectopic pregnancy can be complications of pid. Askthedoc.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Most: People may think treating toenail fungus is easy. Fact: topical medicines are mostly useless.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Work: Work on core strengthening to give your back a break. The muscles in the front and on sides help too.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 25 years experience
There: There are now safe options available for at-home immunotherapy. Your doctor can test and discuss.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Diabetics: Diabetics should have their feet checked with a monofilament or a bare foot exam by the doctor yearly.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 25 years experience
No: No need for pap smear if you have had a hysterectomy for a benign reason..Ie no cancer or pre-cancer.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Low platelets : Cirrhosis of deliver is usually associated with decreased platelet counts. This decrease can lead to bleeding both on a small scale and a larger scale... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Many options: To name a few: allergies, TMJ (an inflammation of your jaw joint), ear infection, bruxism (grinding your teeth at night) also stress related. No... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Several things +-: One simple solution would obviously be to try some decaf....Problem solved. You do get a touch of caffeine even in decaf. There are some good half-c... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 25 years experience
The "Brady Bunch": I make the odd reference above simply to highlight that a heart rate slower than 60 docs refer to as "bradycardia". As long as you don't have any sym... Read More
A 75-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Great Question!: The length of therapy is debatable among the experts. There are some other factors that come into play in regards to the presence of any highly abnor... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 25 years experience
NO...all normal: Fasting: normal: 70-100 pre-diabetic: 101-125 diabetes: 126 and above 2hr after big glucose load: normal: up to 140 ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: Given your current symptoms, medications, and procedures....It appears you may be on a first name basis with a GI doctor. I would share this informat... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Tinnitus : This is our fancy word for ringing in the ears. I would have a discussion with your doctor....There are many questions beyond scope of this area need... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Check with your Doc: The pain you're describing in your chest very well could be pleuritic chest pain. This commonly occurs after a cold or prolonged cough and is an irrit... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Time: The shortest answer here is that it depends on how long the blockage has been present. If it slowly developes over time then the heart has the abilit... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Sugar: You may be fluctuating the amount or type of carbohydrates you are taking in. If you get much of your fiber from fruits, the sugar involved would lik... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Yes can shut off: There are times that we will set a vac to intermittent suction as well. The purpose is to stimulate granulation tissue to form or promote faster heal... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Need More Data: Nulev, lomotil, levsin, (hyoscyamine) are a few. There are many ways to treat ibs depending on your symptoms and their severity. Starting with fiber... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 25 years experience
1st Stop: I think before you wonder about this to much further you may should take a pregnancy test. Don't mean to scare you but that is one thing that can cau... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Mom is right again: Yes you need to "get it out" but the more medically appropriate answer is to let your doctor see this area and determine if you indeed have an abcess ... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: ...And BP that high would tend to lead not only to "mini-strokes" but also to stokes that end your life quickly. If you were lucky enough to only h... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Spicy Meatball: Stay away from spicy or fried foods. If other symptoms develop like nausea or diarrhea then he may have a simple virus. If these symptoms do not res... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Three major symptoms: Polyuria, polyphagia, and polydipsia. That's our fancy way of saying you are peeing all the time, very hungry, and could drink water all day. Those ar... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Radiculopathy: It sounds like you may be having a pinched nerve in your neck. This can cause symptoms similar to what you describe. (see uploaded image for how the... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Tension: Sounds like a muscle spasm occurring in the muscles on the back and/or base of the skull. Pay attention to your activities and be careful not to over... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Shoes!: Never walk around barefooted or with slippers. You need arch support and likely inserts for your other shoes that are good for plantar fasciitis.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 25 years experience
RICE : It's an old saying we have but effective ...R.I.C.E therapy (rest, ice, compression, and elevation) may seem like simple things to do but they are ver... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Define the Problem: Given the procedure you had i would consider that you may radiation proctitis. This condition is associated with inflation of the inside lining of y... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 25 years experience
A tough one: One of my hats as a physician is that i own a medical spa and perform cosmetic procedures. We have a laser that is used for body sculpting ...The pro... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 25 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
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Contact !: It sounds as if you may have contact dermatitis. Most over the counter steroid creams (like triamcinolone) or topical Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Focus On You: I find that with most of my patients who are stressed, it is more likely than not that they are never really focused on themselves. They are always c... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Watch Calories: Your main focus here in terms of weight loss should be calorie intake and/or burn. It's a simple equation for most of us.....You eat more calories ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Doctor should see: Any lesion that is new or has changed in size, shape, or color should be seen by a doctor. Check out the american acedemy of dermatology's website fo... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Check: Check the dash diet. Great resource for low sodium. 2 grams a day sodium is a good target.
A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Diabetic Neuropathy: There are many ways to treat neuropathy. Most of these revolve around medications designed to provide relief of "nerve pain/numbness". Having excell... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 25 years experience
GI good idea: It sounds like you are doing all the things that you should on your part. You may could ask your gi, if apt not until later in week, if they would be... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Depends: What is your current height and weight? If your bmi or "body mass index" falls below 19......I would agree that you may have pushed too hard. See bm... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Some...not All: Smart lipo is a procedure where fat cells are indeed "melted" underneath the skin. Once these cells are melted they are suctioned out. To say that a... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Mean cyst vs gland: Sounds like it may be an old sebaceous cyst with surrounding post-inflamatory hyperpigmentation. Either that or possible a sweat gland that had a bad... Read More
A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Not always bad: Blood pressure below 120/80 is not always a bad thing. As long as you are not having symptoms you should be fine. A heart rate below sixty , for exa... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Grieving is OK: The normal grieving process can last up to two years. Know that this is normal. Ensure that your physical and spiritual health are not being ign... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Could be PUD: There are many things that can cause stomach pain or cramps after eating. However, if her pain is analogous to child birth, then she needs to be exam... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Connecting Dots: The likelihood that from an encounter two weeks ago you are developing immune dysfunction on a scale that connects your current symptoms to hiv.... In... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Motility: Your likely feeling the sensation of peristalsis......The slow contraction of your bowels. It is what moves things through but if you are feeling it ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Stop the acid pump: Over the counter Omeprazole (prilosec otc) or Lansoprazole (preveacid) are both otc meds and would help stop the acid much better. Try for 7-10 days ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Depends: You doctor will need to discuss the causes of goiter and possible thyroid conditions that could be present. Some solutions are simple, others more co... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: If the reason you are getting the ct of the abdomen is to rule out an abdominal aortic aneurysm then i would proceed to the table. The benefit of doc... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Feeling better: Well, first question here given your age and the fact that you are female is, are you pregnant? Besides that, i find often that patients treated wit... Read More

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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
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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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