Baton Rouge Physiatrist
Mary Nell Anderson, M.D. is a board-certified specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (P.M.& R.). Her practice involves the diagnosis and treatment of muscle, nerve, and bone disorders. The spectrum of her practice ranges from treating dancers and other performers’ injuries to performing electrodiagnostic studies and using BOTOX for chronic headaches. She frequently works in collaboration with orthopedic and podiatric surgeons to provide comprehensive patient care.
Dr. Anderson is a Louisiana native. She attended LSU where she was a feature twirler and dancer during tiger football games. She attended LSU Medical School in New Orleans for four years. She then spent four years at the University of California in one of the country’s foremost PM&R programs, where she served as chief resident. While there, she acquired experience in treating performers with the San Francisco Ballet.
Dr. Anderson returned to Baton Rouge in 1987. She worked for many years as the director of an in-patient rehabilitative service caring for stroke patients and orthopedic rehabilitation patients. Over 10 years ago she shifted her practice care to a broader range of individuals in an out-patient setting.
This diversity of experience has served her well in the ability to diagnose nerve injuries in particular.
Dr. Anderson has been married 37 years to her husband, a rheumatologist. Her sons are also M.D.’s in the fields of internal medicine and cardiology. She enjoys spending time at the old family strawberry farm near Ponchatoula, near where her mother worked as a teacher and father a Veterans Affairs service officer.