Karen C. Dantin, MD

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

I have always wanted my patients to feel as if they are visiting family or friends; not as a stranger in a clinical setting. A comfortable environment encourages exploring options – your own, or suggestions offered. Part of my job is assisting patients to recognize that exceptional health is a journey – initiated by genetics. The ultimate path is determined by lifestyle choices and daily habits. I feel privileged to aid patients on their journey. Coaching those truly vested in improving or maintaining heath is what I love to do.

My Civilian and Navy medical training, in what I call "traditional Western medicine,” has provided a solid base on which to add and expand both holistic and Western knowledge. I strive for a balance between the two, while working within the conditions of patients’ desires and actions to “be all you can be.” I have learned that treating symptoms without addressing the underlying causes is not the way to true healing. Seeking and resolving root imbalances is the goal - the road to success.

My new MDVIP-affiliated practice model is an amazing venue for patients to experience treatment the way that they truly deserve. It brings back the “family physician” concept of Marcus Welby, a friend you can trust and confide in. Over the last 30 years, my practice has evolved to both empower and encourage patients. Combine that strength with time and personalization and add the benefits of cutting edge medicine technology, what could be better?

Physician Profile

Education

Undergraduate
Nicholls State University
Thibodaux, LA
Bachelor of Science, Chemistry 1979
Medical School
Louisiana State University Medical School
Shreveport, LA
Doctorate of Medicine 1984
Internship
University Medical Center
Lafayette, LA
1984-1985
Residency
Naval Regional Medical Center
Pensacola, FL
Family Medicine 1987-1990

Licensure

Louisiana

Professional Society Memberships

American College for Advancement in Medicine
American Academy of Family Physicians

Hospital Affiliations

Baton Rouge General

Military Service

Captain (Retired) United States Navy 2007
Reactivated in 2003 for Iraqi Freedom
Medical Support, United States Navy, Reserve Duty 1992-2007
United States Navy, Active Duty 1985-1992

Certifications

American Board of Family Medicine