Kathleen Majors, MD

Board Certified in Pain Management and Anesthesiology

Dr. Kathleen Majors is known for her compassion and big heart. She and her husband, Dr. Jake Majors couples matched at LSUHS-Shreveport and twenty-seven years later the Shreveport- Bossier City community has been blessed by their contributions. Following her internship in Internal Medicine, Majors completed her residency in Anesthesiology. In the last year of her Anesthesiology residency, she had they opportunity to work with a group of pain management physicians and she “loved it.” Majors says going into pain management arose from her skill and love of the procedural base of anesthesia, combined with her joy in interacting with patients.

Majors says the most important thing for her patients to know is that she is going to help them. A lot of the time, by the time the patient sees her, they have exhausted several avenues…they have seen surgeons, their family doctor and unfortunately are still suffering from their pain. She wants the patient to know that there will be good days and bad days, but she is there to work with them to create a treatment plan that will offer options to deal with their pain. These options may include medications, injections, physical therapy, encouraging weight loss and increasing opportunities to remain active…. Majors says, “It’s a whole lifestyle approach.”

A lot of Major’s patients are referred to after the patient has a couple of back or several neck surgeries but are still having more pain than they want or can live with in life. When patients are referred, they are often surprised that a pain management physician is even an option. They have this misconception that pain management is only about medications, but it is a lot more. Majors really looks at the entire picture and, in many instances, medication is not even factored into the patient’s treatment plan. If medication is part of the treatment plan, Majors says several steps are taken to regulate the patient’s medication management including the patient signing a narcotics contract.

Majors says for a patient coming to see her for the first time to expect about an hour so you can talk and have a physical exam. She encourages patients to bring a medical record including current medications and past surgeries. Majors also says it is helpful if the patient is prepared to discuss previous treatments that the patient has tried for chronic pain -treatments that have worked and treatments that have not worked. By coming prepared, this can expedite a new treatment plan

Majors is happily married to Dr. Jake Majors, who is a retired obstetrician. The Doctors Majors are the proud parents to two daughters and one son. She is an avid animal lover and loves all activities that include the great outdoors.

“Chronic pain is difficult, and I don’t think unless you have had chronic pain you can realize how destructive it can be to patients lives. One of my old doctors used to say, ‘Put a rock in your shoe… that first day it may not bother you but put that rock in your shoe and wear it day in and day out and it will make you crazy.” Chronic pain affects not just the patient, but the whole family. So, to be able to help someone and their family is really rewarding.”

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Majors’s Training

Louisiana State University Medical Center, Shreveport, LA July 1996 – July 1997
Program: Pain Management

Louisiana State University Medical Center, Shreveport, LA July 1992 – June 1995
Program: Anesthesiology

Louisiana State University Medical Center, Shreveport, LA July 1991 – June 1992
Program: Internal Medicine

Medical Degree:
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR September 1987 – May 1991
Degree: Doctor of Medicine

University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR
September 1983 – June 1987 Major: Chemistry

Majors’s Affiliations

● American Society of Anesthesiology Memberships:
● American Society of Regional Anesthesia
● American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians