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All aboard the Mandeville, Abita Springs, Covington motorcar express. Express by 1909 standards, that is. Seen here crossing the Bogue Falaya River in Covington is the short-lived gasoline-driven motorcar that once transported local residents, day-trippers and vacationers from a steamboat pier on the Mandeville lakefront north to Abita Springs and then on to Covington. Along […]

Editor’s Note

I don’t know about you, but this is the point of the summer where I am just over it. Over the heat. Over the humidity. Over the season, and ready for fall. Unfortunately, cooler days are still a month, maybe more, away. It’s times like these where we can really fall into a rut. Some call […]

Answering the Call

Dr. Luke Wall likens his clinical pediatric immunology practice to staring up at the stars. “There are certain things we can see, and we know,” he said. “But there’s a tremendous amount that is unknown. Even the volume of knowledge that has been documented, which is huge, the mystery and the unknown still goes so […]


If you are exhausted, beyond irritable and have zero passion for anything anymore, there’s a likely culprit: Burnout. Many of us are familiar with the concept as it relates to our jobs, but according to an April 26 report on Forbes.com, burnout is an all-time high across people’s work and home lives. It is at alarmingly […]

A Drop in the Bucket

When Dr. Peter DeBlieux searches his mind for a high point over the last two years, he thinks back to a phone call between a priest and a dying man. A critically injured patient was being treated in the trauma center at University Medical Center, and it soon became clear that he wasn’t going to […]

The Best Doctors in New Orleans

Castle Connolly Top Doctors is a healthcare research company and the official source for Top Doctors for over 25 years. Castle Connolly’s established nomination survey, research, screening and selection process involves many hundreds of thousands of physicians as well as academic medical centers, specialty hospitals and regional and community hospitals all across the nation. The […]

News + Notes

Fidelity Bank White Linen Night Put on your best whites and head to the Warehouse District for “White Linen Night.” The Julia Street block party, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 6, will have exclusive performances and exhibitions, gallery showings, parties, and more. ArtsDistrictNewOrleans.com Picture Man: Portraits by Polo Silk For more than 30 years, Selwyn “Polo […]

Southern Staples

Criollo at the Hotel Monteleone has started offering dinner service with a seasonal five-course chef’s tasting menu available Sunday and Monday evenings from 6-9 p.m. The experimental menu, curated by Chef Joe Maynard, represents the culinary traditions of New Orleans and the Gulf South region. Expect ingredient-driven courses inspired by the season’s harvest. 214 Royal […]

Stress Season

As a kid, my stomach would always start hurting when I saw “back to school” sale signs go up in stores. Although I was a bookish nerd who diagrammed sentences for fun, school was not my happy place. Libraries, maybe, yeah, but libraries were just full of books. Schools were, by definition, full of other […]

Mason Hereford

Whether you’re cooking a new recipe or sharing a meal with your family, food should be fun. And fun is the vibe that local chef Mason Hereford wants to bring to his restaurants, Turkey and the Wolf and Molly’s Rise & Shine. Hereford opened his first restaurant, Turkey and the Wolf, in 2017 to much […]

Flavor Fusion

Taking its name from the griddles used to prepare the specialty crêpe dish dosa, Manish Patel’s Tava is a post-COVID success story. What started as a pop-up later expanded to the (now-defunct) Auction House Market food hall. Then this spring Tava finally landed as a brick-and-mortar on Girod Street, tapping into the returning vitality of […]

Chill Out

Gazpacho, the classic cold soup associated with the south of Spain and Portugal has been enjoying a moment in the blistering heat of this particularly torturous summer. In its most primal form, the soup originated with the Roman Empire when soldiers would carry stale bread, garlic and olive oil with them on their raids. When […]

Stage Frights

These days, lot of people would rather have dogs than kids.  Probably because you don’t have to go to dance recitals for dogs.  My little niece Flambeau went to Tiffani’s Tap, Toe and Tumble Summer Day Camp, and every day she spent a couple hours stomping around to music, while her mama, my sister-in-law Gloriosa, […]

Storm Warning

Jazz Fest’s famous rose-mint tea inspired Abigail Gullo, creative director of the International House and its bar, Loa, to make a new drink. “After Jazz Fest I was thinking about the rose-mint tea,” she said. “I want to drink it all year round because it’s so refreshing.” Bissap, an African hibiscus tea drink, was another […]

Safe at Home

Dear Julia and Poydras There is a historic maker on North Carrollton Avenue near Tulane Avenue (next to the rundown building that once was the Fountain Bay Hotel.) The marker is headed by the words “Heinemann Park/Pelican Stadium.” The problem is that if I catch a red light, it turns green by the time I get […]

Dark Southern Skies

Many of us may remember a time when we would drive to the country and gaze up into the heavens, viewing thousands of stars, the thick band of the Milky Way and possibly a meteor or two. Urban sprawl has replaced many of those stargazing spots, bringing with them illumination from street lights, residences and […]

In Tune

The Peacock Room at the Kimpton Hotel Fontenot has added some tasty cocktails to its menu, such as the Copper Canvas. The cocktail consists of Malfy blood orange gin, Grand Marnier, Pimm’s No. 1, cucumber and sparkling wine, and it’s the perfect drink to enjoy while listening to live music performances. Be sure to catch […]

Lawn Games

Delight friends and family with Hilltop Shoppe’s happy and bright lemon printed “Palermo” serve ware, offered in a range of options from salad bowls to plates and servers. Made from shatter-proof melamine, if someone gets a little too excited knocking their opponent’s ball out of the game and drops their plate, there should be zero […]

Tommy Sanchez

In New Orleans, we tend to be most aware of termites in late spring when Formosan termites swarm. But according to Tommy Sanchez, owner/operator of termite specialists House Call Pest Control (with fellow locals Darrin Blystad and Steve Rooney), termites in New Orleans are a 365 day a year threat. That said, there are ways […]

The Big One

On the morning of Monday August 29, 2005, I glanced at the front page of “The Town Talk,” the daily newspaper published in Alexandria, Louisiana. We had been lucky to find a room at a bed and breakfast in the Avoyelles Parish town of Mansura to which we had fled the night before. Referring to New Orleans, […]

Medical Profiles

Discover the region's most accomplished medical professionals and practices.

Health Benefits & Resources 

These health benefits & resources are essential to preparing for the twists, turns and natural stages of life.

Surgical Specialists of Louisiana 

Established in 2000 as a highly experienced Bariatric Surgery practice, the Surgical Specialists of Louisiana’s Total Weight Loss Solution team has since expanded their expertise to offer cutting-edge, incisionless procedures and non-surgical weight loss and wellness programs. Founded by Dr. Tom Lavin, the practice has seven of the country’s most advanced laparoscopic surgeons who have […]

The Skin Surgery Centre 

The Skin Surgery Centre is a state-of-the-art facility for surgical and cosmetic treatments to maximize the health and appearance of your skin. Our board-certified, fellowship-trained physician and staff strive to provide individualized, focused skin care to each and every patient and their families in a warm, caring environment. Specializing in Mohs Micrographic Surgery, the least […]

Tulane Dermatology 

Tulane Dermatology’s outstanding group of board certified dermatologists are national leaders in dermatology and educators of the specialty’s next generation of professionals. The department is led by Erin Boh, MD, PhD, and delivers excellent patient care in areas regarding the treatment of psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, CTCL, skin cancer and cosmetic dermatology. Additionally, Tulane offers numerous […]

Jansen, Tandon, & Guste Plastic Surgery 

Drs. David Jansen, Ravi Tandon, and John Guste are highly recognized plastic surgeons specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, breast and body. Patients travel from across the country to experience not only the practice’s impeccable surgical skill, but to be cared for by a compassionate, approachable team of doctors and staff. Drs. […]

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 needs are met by the most effective means. Dr. Maki specializes in the shoulder and […]

Tufton Family Dentistry

The family-run practice of Tufton Family Dentistry has offered a full range of affordable dental services to patients of all ages for over 45 years. A father-and-son team, Drs. Peter Tufton and Michael Tufton are attuned to the needs of patients, equipping the practice with advanced technologies to provide outstanding care and comfort. From a […]

Suma Maddox, MD 

Dr. Suma Maddox understands the overwhelming number of options patients face when it comes to aesthetic services. She offers a nurturing, safe and feminine approach to plastic surgery, which distinguishes her from her peers. Following four years as a General and Breast surgeon at Ochsner, Dr. Maddox joined LSU’s Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery training program […]

Nathalie Mascherpa-Kerkow, MD

Dr. Mascherpa-Kerkow is a board-certified physician practicing family medicine out of St. Tammany Physicians Network in Mandeville, offering the highest quality care accessibly located on the Northshore. Exercising over 20 years of experience and a range of St. Tammany Health System resources, Dr. Mascherpa-Kerkow treats acute and chronic conditions from infancy to geriatrics, and provides […]

Paul Stahls, MD

Dr. Paul Stahls has been treating the hearts of the Northshore through St. Tammany Health System since 2013. Underlining the integral role he plays in advanced cardiovascular care, Dr. Stahls sees patients both in a hospital setting and in his clinic as referrals from cardiologists, internal medicine doctors and family practitioners.  As an electrophysiologist, he […]

Orthopedic Center for Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy

OCSM & Physical Therapy is a multidisciplinary clinic delivering high quality patient services with compassionate and personalized care.   Dr. Luis Espinoza is a double board-certified and fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports injuries of the shoulder and knee. Dr. Chadwick Murphy is a board-certified, fellowship trained pain medicine/interventional spine specialist. Dr. Andrea Espinoza […]

Jacob Daigle, MD 

Born and raised in Baton Rouge, Dr. Jacob Daigle completed his medical degree at Louisiana Health Center in Shreveport. During his residency at the UT – Austin Medical Center, he was awarded for Exemplary Service and Excellence in patient care and served as Chief Resident during his final year. He is Board Certified and a […]

McCall McDaniel, MD

At St. Tammany Health System Bone and Joint Clinic, Dr. McCall McDaniel practices on a foundation of family-centered care. A board-certified, fellowship-trained pediatric orthopedist, Dr. McDaniel establishes a good relationship with the parent as she treats the child as her patient. Conversing directly with children, Dr. McDaniel allows them the opportunity to engage in their […]

Martha E. Stewart, MD, LLC, Dermatology

Dr. Martha Stewart and her team believe that healthy skin and beautiful skin are synonymous, and it’s their mission to help patients achieve both. Board-certified in Dermatology with over 20 years of experience, Dr. Stewart is passionate about helping her patients look their natural best. Her extensive training in cosmetic dermatology, decades of experience in […]

Lonseth Interventional Pain Centers

Relieving pain, restoring life.  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 headaches in order to regain their strength and improve their function […]

Sunil Purohit, MD, FACS 

At Purohit Urology (A division of Louisiana Healthcare Associates), Dr. Sunil Purohit combines over two decades of experience with the latest technology to provide unmatched urological care to men and women across the Northshore. A board-certified urologist, Dr. Purohit diagnoses and treats urologic conditions including genitourinary malignancies, urologic stone disease, male and female urinary incontinence […]

Kyle V. Acosta, MD, FACS

Dr. Kyle V. Acosta is board certified in Ophthalmology receiving his training at Tulane University before being accepted as a fellow in Eyelid Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Miami. Dr. Acosta is specially trained in the surgical technique of the eyelids and surrounding tissue and understands both the functional and aesthetic aspects of this delicate […]

Catherine Pechon, MD 

A passion for developing and nurturing relationships is what drew Dr. Catherine Pechon to family medicine. As a primary care provider board-certified in family medicine, Dr. Pechon cares for families in every phase of life at St. Tammany Physicians Network in Madisonville, from children as young as two to adults throughout their lifetimes. Living and […]

Linda Keefer, MD, PhD 

Practicing with St. Tammany Health System since 1999, Dr. Linda Keefer bears decades of experience and a deep investment in her community’s wellbeing. Dr. Keefer is board-certified in pediatrics and internal medicine with a PhD in biological chemistry to boot, allowing her a uniquely comprehensive approach to treating newborns, children and teenagers – including an […]

Robert Faucheux, MD 

As a board-certified pediatrician with over 20 years of experience, Dr. Robert Faucheux understands what a difference creating a comfortable, safe environment can make even when treating children who aren’t feeling their best. A practitioner at St. Tammany Pediatrics since 2017, Dr. Faucheux is an expert in maintaining patients’ pediatric health and wellness, as well […]

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 of the whole family, from Velscope oral cancer screening to fillings, crowns, and tooth whitening. […]

Gary Birdsall, MD 

Being a small clinic in rural Louisiana, the Family Medicine practice of Dr. Gary Birdsall has made a big name for itself. Consistently recognized by health insurance companies, accountable care organizations, and fellow physicians, Dr. Birdsall achieves the highest quality ratings (5 star) and has been rated the top provider for hypertension treatment in the […]

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 each patient’s health and smile. We keep up with the latest technology and techniques to […]

Holly MacKenna, MD

Dr. Holly MacKenna is known for her expertise in intergenerational trauma. Her unparalleled focus is rooted within integrative psychiatry. Her purpose is exploring how awareness and knowledge can be shared from physician to physician in traditional medicinae, training, and practice. A board-certified, fellowship-trained psychiatrist, Dr. MacKenna embraces the sacred feminine aspect of every person to […]

Alan Sheen, MD

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 Hospital of LA, LSU Division and Children’s Hospital National Medical Center, Washington DC. Dr. Sheen […]

Hospital Buzz

The latest hospital buzz from healthcare systems in and around Greater New Orleans.

Cutting-Edge Health

Discover cutting-edge health treatments in the Greater New Orleans area that are keeping the medical field moving forward.

A Parent’s End-of-Summer Denial

Summer is going too quickly, if you ask me. (I probably say this largely because I am a working mother who doesn’t spend all day listening to my kids whine at me that they’re bored.) I love the last few weeks of school when everyone knows you’re just coasting into the best season … and […]

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