Dr. Laura E Witherspoon MD Surgeon

Dr. Laura Witherspoon is a surgeon in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Erlanger Medical Center and Memorial Health Care System. She received her medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 23 years. Dr. Witherspoon accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. She is one of 35 doctors at Erlanger Medical Center and one of 39 at Memorial Health Care System who specialize in Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Surgeon: Breast

Clinical Interests: Carcinoma in Situ, Breast, Needle Biopsy, Biopsy, Lymphatic Metastasis, Noninfiltrating Intraductal Carcinoma, Breast Diseases, Breast Neoplasms

Education & Medical Training

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Class of 1985

UC San Francisco-Fresno
Residency, General Surgery, 1990

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Surgery
Certified 23 years in Surgery

TN State Medical License
Active through 2013

Publications & Presentations

Breast surgery techniques: preoperative bracketing wire localization by surgeons.
Burkholder, H.C., Witherspoon, L.E., Burns, R.P., Horn, J.S., Biderman, M.D.

Stereotactic breast biopsy: a study of first core samples.
Kaufman, H. J., Witherspoon, L. E., Gwin, J. L., Greer, M. S., Burns, R. P.

Stereotactic core-needle breast biopsy by surgeons: minimum 2-year follow-up of benign lesions.
Burns, R. P., Brown, J. P., Roe, S. M., Sprouse, L. R., Yancey, A. E., Witherspoon, L. E.

Insurances Accepted

  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Tennessee Network 5
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • HIP of New York - Select PPO
  • Horizon BCBS Direct Access
  • Horizon BCBS HMO
  • Horizon BCBS POS
  • Horizon BCBS PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Oxford Health Freedom
  • Oxford Health Liberty
  • QualCare HMO
  • QualCare PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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