Meet an #AmazingPediatrician: Dr. Ashley Lucas

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Dr. Ashley Lucas


It’s important that you as a parent feel comfortable with the team who is taking care of one of the most precious things in your life: your child. That’s why we’re shining a spotlight on our team of amazing pediatricians.

Ashley Lucas, MD, FAAP is next up. She is a wonderful pediatrician at the Pediatric Medical Center, and this Louisiana native is devoted to each one of her patients.

Dr. Lucas earned her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School in Houston, TX. She completed her pediatric residency at Tulane, Ochsner and University Hospitals in New Orleans, La where she was named Outstanding Pediatrics Resident in 1999. Dr. Lucas has special interests in early childhood, obesity prevention, breastfeeding and ADHD.


What is your favorite healthy dessert?
Strawberries with vanilla yogurt

If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?
I’d like to read minds so that I could tell what my patients (and my teenagers) are thinking.

Where is the most interesting place you’ve been?
Costa Rica – it was tropical and beautiful. Highlights were an active volcano, cloud forests, coffee plantations, monkeys and beaches.

Where did you grow up?
Monroe, Louisiana

Who was your favorite teacher and why?
My first grade teacher Mrs. Brock. I was a very shy first grader, but she made me want to go to school every day.


Click here to make an appointment for your child to visit Dr. Lucas at the Pediatric Medical Center, or call (225) 769-2003. The clinic is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am – 5 pm and 8 am – 12 pm on Saturday and Sunday. The clinic is located at 12525 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70810.

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