Karen M. Pendleton, MD


Ophthalmologist & Lifestyle Medicine

In 1999, my colleague, Dr. Jack Ward, and I co-founded pairO’docs Bio-Rejuvenis, a lifestyle medical practice in Shreveport, LA. Traditionally trained, I am an ophthalmologist with specialty training in cornea and refractive surgery. The incorporation of lifestyle medicine into our practice has allowed me to concentrate on the optimization of my patients’ health and wellness. I tailor their care by using our 10 Tenets of Optimal Health:

Purpose, Brain Health, Healthy Relationships, Spirituality, Stress Management, Sleep Fitness, Nutrition and Gut Health, Hormonal Balance, Body Movement, and Financial Health.

Over more than 2 decades, I have had the privilege of…

  • Helping several women in their late 30s to early 40s prepare and have successful pregnancies
  • Diagnosing hormonal imbalances in both women and men, particularly couples, thus giving them not just longer life spans but health spans… living life with passion and vitality
  • Uncovering undiagnosed thyroid issues, thus allowing my patients to regain their desired energy, and then showing up alive in their world
  • Evaluating and managing a patient, who in one year lost 101 pounds, was able to get control of his Diabetes and; therefore, not have to take insulin (Let me say it now…” Let Food Be Thy Medicine.”)
  • Discovering hidden causes of heart disease in my patients, which has allowed them to take action with my guidance, so as to decrease their risk of heart attack, stroke and/or dementia

My belief is that there is so much good to do in the world, and the goal in my practice is to assist people spiritually, emotionally, and physically dying young so that they will "show up alive" in their lives.

I hold my patients accountable for their personalized wellness plan created by me so that they will have more energy, better sleep, inspiring relationships, and a new purpose for their journey through life.

We are looking for people who want to "show up alive" on their journey.

Who do you know that might benefit from our assistance?

Do you know anyone who voices these concerns?

  • I want to be healthier.
  • I want to have less belly fat.
  • I want to sleep better.
  • I want better sex.
  • I need to address my level of fatigue.
  • I want to have a baby!!!
  • I don't want to lose me...

Do you see yourself in any of these…?

  • I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired!!!
  • I don't know how to eat healthily.
  • My hormones must be out of whack!!!
  • What is the best exercise for me???
  • What vitamins should I take???
  • Help. My hair is falling out.


Lifestyle Medicine is a branch of Medicine dealing with research, prevention and treatment of disorders caused by lifestyle factors such as nutrition, physical inactivity, inadequate sleep and chronic stress.

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