Laura Roan, MD

Laura Roan

MD

When choosing her medical career, Dr. Roan’s passion for learning led her to consider many options, including physical therapy, research, and even veterinary care. However, her inherent leadership qualities steered her toward medical school.

Laura Roan, MD

When choosing her medical career, Dr. Roan’s passion for learning led her to consider many options, including physical therapy, research, and even veterinary care. However, her inherent leadership qualities steered her toward medical school. “I didn’t want to be involved in only a small part of patient care. I wanted to treat the whole person without needing permission from others to do my piece.” While many roads were appealing, another difficult decision came when it was time for Dr. Roan to choose an area of focus. “I like a hands-on and rapid-paced environment,” continues the accomplished physician, “so I chose EM/IM, a five-year program combining emergency medicine and internal medicine. It was intense, but I got great training in a broad skillset. I have experience in a wide range of practice settings, including inpatient hospital medicine, clinic, emergency medicine, and home-based medical care for seniors.”
Frustrated with a system that includes, on average, 11 administrators for every doctor while inadequately serving patients and those caring for patients, Drs. Roan wanted to create an elevated practice while affecting change for her patients. In 2023, along with her partners, Dr. Ashley Mays and Chad Carrone, the team created Integrated Concierge, which offers in-person services or via text and video in Slidell.
If you are not familiar with the direct primary care model, Dr. Roan advises exploring it. “At Integrated Concierge, members pay a monthly subscription fee for unlimited healthcare and 24/7 access to us. There’s no copay, and patients can see us as often as they want. We can provide more care at less cost because we don’t pay the high cost of personnel navigating the complicated and time-consuming world of insurance claims.” Dr. Roan points out that Integrated Concierge also offers wholesale pricing for medications and lab work. “I really just want to practice good medicine and build strong relationships with my patients. I can make the time to do that here and concentrate on patient wellness, including treatments that insurance generally won’t cover. Weight loss is a trending topic, but it’s extremely important that providers take the time to deliver truly individualized medical management. That’s what makes us stand out from other clinics, and it’s a game changer for my patients. It’s not just different, it’s better.”
While Dr. Roan is focused on growing their new practice, she says her belief in the endeavor allows her to focus on her wellness. Dr. Roan maintains a “small zoo” with four dogs, a cat, and a turtle, West Coast swing dancing, and enjoying sights and food when traveling with her husband, Ken Meagher. “When you’re allowed to do your life’s work on your terms, you can bring so much more energy to it,” concludes Dr. Roan. “We can enjoy a less stressful, better life balance important to our well-being, which also allows us to better serve our patients in achieving their best health.”