While Lauren E. McCalmont, MD, FACOG, was raised in Alexandria, she has lived in Shreveport for the past eight years and consider it her home. She went to Louisiana Tech University for undergrad and received her Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical engineering. Following graduation, she attended LSU Health Sciences Center - Shreveport for both medical school and residency, acting as the administrative chief resident during her final year. Dr. McCalmont is board certified in OB-GYN (American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology) and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (FACOG).
While in residency, Dr. McCalmont was fortunate to receive the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Resident Award, the Dr. James A. Truly Resident Award and the Earl Dilworth Resident Research Award. Her greatest honor was nomination by her peers for the Gold Humanism Honor Society, an organization that focuses on compassionate care and dedication to service.
When choosing a field of medicine, Dr. McCalmont was immediately drawn to obstetrics and gynecology due to the wide range of care. It also allows her to develop a lasting relationship with her patient through all seasons of life, from adolescence to pregnancy to menopause and everything in between. When people ask Dr. McCalmont about the best part of her job, she says, “That I get to be a part of the story.”
One of her strongest interests is caring for high-risk pregnancy patients. Dr. McCalmont values staying up to date with the latest research and medical advances to provide the best care for her patients. She also enjoys minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, including robotic‐assisted surgery. In all aspects of care, it is important for her to gain trust and understanding from each patient as it relates to their individualized plan of care.
Dr. McCalmont enjoys traveling, cooking and spending time with family, especially her niece and nephew.