New Orleans Magazine - August 2020

Last Call: Old is New Again

In the heat of a New Orleans summer, like now, for instance, creativity and more effort fade away to a “Let’s just get this done as quickly as possible” attitude. Understandable. The daiquiri cocktail takes its name from both a…

Food: Peachy Keen

I once tracked down the best routes out of New Orleans to load up on fresh peaches in August. That’s not to say the grocery stores weren’t selling them, but I have a childhood love of food fresh off the…

Table Talk: Weathering the Storm

Saying the last several months have challenged restaurants to adapt would be an understatement. Some became mini-groceries and others battened down the hatches to wait things out. Others have been lost entirely. Alison Vega, the chef and owner of Station…

Streetcar: Fun with Fungi

A sure indication that the day was going to be slow was that one of the few diversions was a film entitled “Fantastic Fungi: The Magic Beneath Us.” Slow days have been plentiful in the COVID-19 era, but mercifully Phase…

Top Doctors

According to the company, Castle Connolly Top Doctors is a healthcare research company and the official source for Top Doctors for the past 25 years. Castle Connolly's established nomination survey, research, screening and selection process, under the direction of an…

Mind + Body

With the introduction of COVID-19, health and wellness have become primary concerns for everyone. Not only is it important to follow safety guidelines during this time, but it is equally vital to be active—and maintain sanity—in the process of finding…

Behind the Front Lines

It was early in the day on March 9 when Jennifer Avegno, while working in her office on the eighth floor of City Hall, got a call from an emergency physician at New Orleans’ Veterans Affairs Hospital. A patient the…

Home: Living Elegance

Christine and Matt Lejeune had two young daughters and a third on the way when they decided to build a new house in Old Metairie where Christine grew up. The plan was to create a home that is elegant and…

Joie D'Eve: A Healthy Diet

For all of my childhood and adolescence, I was tiny. Not just short – although I’m 5-foot-nothin’ – but tiny, like size 0, make-jokes-about-how-I-skinny-I-am, count-my-ribs tiny. I gained weight in my early 20s at my first sedentary desk job, panicked…

Ok, Boomer

My nephew Comus is a boy genius, but he got a smart mouth on him. A few months ago, when we were all at Ms. Larda’s, she tells him to put down that phone and come eat.  He says “Okay,…

Making Doctors

I grew up around doctors. My dad was the Dean of Georgetown Medical School. He was an administrator, lecturer, researcher, clinician and editor of medical journals over a 50 year career. He was a wicked smart guy. He met my…

Persona: Community Crusader

According to the Louisiana Department of Health, more than 50 percent of COVID-19 deaths in the state have been African Americans. Dr. Thomas LaVeist, dean of Tulane’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and the first African American to…

Julia Street with Poydras the Parrot

Hi Julia, A couple of years ago, I was at an estate sale on the north shore and bought a framed poster from the World’s Fair in 1984. The poster features a man working on the Mississippi River and he…

Tulane Dermatology

Tulane University Department of Dermatology provides cutting-edge medical care. Innovators in the treatment of skin diseases, faculty physicians provide general dermatology care as well as treatment of complicated dermatological problems. In addition to Erin Boh, MD, PhD, Professor and Chair,…

New Orleans Weight Loss Surgeons

Dr. Matt French and Dr. Jimmy Redmann have helped thousands of people lose weight and gain control of their health. As advanced laparoscopic surgeons specializing in weight loss surgery, they are passionate about improving their patients’ quality of life. Together…

The Skin Surgery Centre

At The Skin Surgery Centre, Dr. Keith LeBlanc, Jr., Dr. Elizabeth Bucher and Dr. Corey Rougelot are fellowship-trained in Mohs micrographic surgery, today’s most effective and advanced treatment for skin cancer, offering the highest potential for cure even if the…

Orthopedic Center for Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy

Orthopedic Center for Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy is a multidisciplinary clinic delivering high quality patient services with compassionate and personalized care. Dr. Luis Espinoza and Dr. William Sherman are board certified and fellowship trained orthopedic surgeons. Dr. Chadwick Murphy…

Neil Maki, MD & David Ryan Kesterson PA-C

One of the region’s top orthopaedic surgeons, Dr. Neil Maki practices in Thibodaux and is on staff at Thibodaux Regional Health System. He and the staff at Thibodaux Regional Orthopaedic Clinic, including David Ryan Kesterson PA-C, ensure that patients’ individual…

Lonseth Interventional Pain Centers

Lonseth Interventional Pain Centers is leading the way in providing pain relief without pain pills. Dr. Eric Lonseth is a specialist known nationwide for excellence in interventional pain management. He helps patients overcome their low back pain, neck pain and…

LA Pain Doctor – Firas Hijazi, MD

Dr. Firas Hijazi has specialized in Pain Management since 2004. After receiving his medical degree from a top medical school in Italy, Dr. Hijazi completed an anesthesiology residency at Tulane University Medical Center and a Pain Management fellowship at The…

Jansen Plastic Surgery

Jansen Plastic Surgery’s unique group of plastic surgeons offers a complete package of cutting edge surgical techniques. Patients can expect excellent surgical results accompanied by a caring and gentle bedside manner. Dr. David Jansen brings 27 years of experience to…

Bridget Brahney, DDS

Dr. Bridget Brahney and her team are dedicated to helping patients achieve and maintain long-term dental health and a beautiful smile. Always expanding, the practice offers a comprehensive list of general, restorative, and cosmetic dental services to meet the needs…

Dr. Gary Birdsall Medical Clinic, LLC

Dr. Gary Birdsall, Board certified Family Physician, provides comprehensive care, services and treatments to patients of all ages. A graduate of LSU Medical School with over 33 years of experience, Dr. Birdsall is accomplished in pediatric, adult, and geriatric care.…

DiMarco Dental

DiMarco Dental has provided quality care for over 50 years in a friendly, family environment. DiMarco Dental provides a holistic approach to dental health. Doctors Damon DiMarco, DDS and Joanne Hoppe, DDS offer individualized care and tailored solutions unique to…

Crane Rehab Center

Crane Rehab Center has been helping New Orleanians overcome challenges and achieve their highest level of function for two decades. Their team of certified orthopedic manual therapists, McKenzie-certified therapists and certified LSVT Big Parkinson’s therapists offers physical, occupational and aquatic…

Collins Pediatrics

Collins Pediatrics was founded by in 2005 by Dr. Keith Collins.  What began with one doctor, one nurse and one staff member on Metairie Road has now expanded to add a second office in Lakeview.  The practice now boasts four…

Dr. Alan Sheen

Dr. Sheen received his medical degree from LSU Medical School in N.O. He completed his internship at Ochsner Foundation Hospital, residency in pediatrics at Charity Hospital of LA, Tulane Division and post doctoral Fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at Charity…

Richard Gitter, MD, FACS — Thought Leader

Gitter Vein Institute One Galleria Boulevard Suite 100, Metairie 504-833-0111 GitterVein.com As a board certified cardiovascular surgeon, Richard Gitter, MD, FACS, was trained to understand and address the intricate details of the heart and blood vessels. After many years of…

Resources for Physical and Financial Health and Wellness

When times are tough, it’s helpful to have resources to turn to—people and professionals who know how to provide assistance and guide you in the right direction. From financial retirement questions to in-home care needs, insurance, uniform and medical supplies,…

Cutting Edge Health

We are continuously arriving at the doorstep of the future—in medicine, every day, new technologies and scientific advancements push us forward into new generations of tools and treatments that give a better understanding of disease and hope for better outcomes.…