Elizabeth W. McLain, MD

Family Medicine
4212 West Congress Street Suite 2400B
Lafayette, LA 70506 Get Directions
Elizabeth W. McLain, MD
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Annual Membership Fee

450.00 every 3 months
900.00 every 6 months
1,800.00 each year

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

There are many approaches to wellness. My medical practice is unique in that in addition to family medicine, I am also board certified in integrative medicine which can be viewed as being the entire foundation of wellness. Specifically, I practice functional and nutritional aspects of that specialty, working closely with my patients to identify and treat the root cause of a problem. This way of practicing medicine looks at the whole person – mental, physical and spiritual – addressing each aspect as it applies uniquely to that individual. It is labor-intensive, time-consuming and challenging as I help patients adopt and incorporate lifestyle changes on the path to wellness. However, it is rewarding as I see them become healthier and happier. I always say, MD means Medical Detective, but it also means coach, cheerleader, friend and sometimes psychiatrist!  

My MDVIP-affiliated practice avails me of the necessary time it takes to practice medicine this way. To me, an office visit is about far more than just presenting the medical problem; it’s about the whole person. MDVIP is the perfect fit for the way I do things. I will have the time to listen and hear what my patients need to say, have the time to teach what needs to be taught and, finally, I will have the time for all the detective work involved. Similar to concierge medicine practices, I also offer conveniences like same- or next-day appointments that start on time. I helped manage and treat (and sometimes resolve) most chronic medical conditions and work closely with specialists I know and trust in my community when needed. As a physician, my patients are already VIPs. Now I have an MDVIP-affiliated practice to serve them even better.

Dr. McLain's Credentials

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East Jefferson General Hospital Family Residency Program
Metairie, LA
Family Medicine 1999-2001

East Jefferson General Hospital Family Residency Program
Metairie, LA

Medical School:
Louisiana State University Medical College
Shreveport, LA
Doctorate of Medicine 1998

University of Texas
San Antonio, TX
Bachelor of Science, Biology 1993
Cum Laude

American Board of Family Medicine
American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine
Lafayette General Medical Center
Castle Connolly Top Doctor, 2015-2024

Testimonials from patients of Dr. McLain

from Gail in LA December 4, 2020 for Elizabeth W. McLain, MD

On our trip to Charleston, South Carolina, my cousin mentioned that she was seeing Dr Elizabeth McLain in Lafayette, LA. While driving we discussed the qualities and expertise of Dr. McLain and I decided that I wanted to see her. at my appointment , I told Dr. McLain that my goals were to not get medication for my illnesses but to cure them and she was in total agreement. I'm am… See more

from WoodyCharles in LA March 13, 2020 for Elizabeth W. McLain, MD
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Dr. McLain has been my doctor since 2004. I've had coronary artery disease since 1994 when I suffered a heart attack. During a routine office visit, Dr. McLain listened carefully as I described the way I was feeling. That and her close observation of my physical appearance led her to strongly recommend a visit with a cardiologist. Turned out I had major blockages in two arteries both of… See more

from Jilll in LA March 12, 2020 for Elizabeth W. McLain, MD

Dr. McLain truly is the best doctor I have ever had. I never have to wait to see her. She runs right on time everytime. She takes the time to listen to my needs. I feel very comfortable with her and confident with her care.

from Noemí March 23, 2019 for Elizabeth W. McLain, MD

Dr. McLain is a great physician who is always willing to listen & review how to help. She goes beyond the primary issue & gets to know her patients.
Her staff is also wonderful, caring & professional.