Specialty Clinics

ADDICTION
Addiction Recovery Resources of New Orleans was founded in 1994 on one basic principle: Addiction is a treatable disease. Since then, ARRNO has developed into Louisiana’s premier private addiction treatment center. Programs offered at ARRNO include Outpatient Detoxification, Residential & Outpatient Treatment, Adolescent Outpatient Treatment, Medical Professionals Treatment and Continuing Care. ARRNO’s primary goal is to renew and improve the addicted person’s relationship with self, family, support systems and society. Families are strongly encouraged to participate in the treatment process. Admission to any program begins with a free assessment to determine the appropriate level of care for each patient. For more information, call (504) 780-2766 or visit www.arrno.org.

ALLERGIES
Alan Sheen, M.D. is a highly-respected allergist serving the entire New Orleans metropolitan area. In the past, Dr. Sheen has been named one of the city’s top doctors by New Orleans Magazine. Dr. Sheen’s medical practice focuses on immunology and allergies, treating adults and children. Dr. Sheen treats allergic rhinitis, asthma, hives and related allergic conditions. Dr. Sheen has two locations: 3701 Houma Blvd., Metairie; and 190 Greenbriar Blvd., Suite 101, Covington. For more information, call (504) 456-1999 or (985) 246-6077.

David Schneider, M.D. is board-certified in Allergy and Immunology, specializing in the treatment of asthma, hay fever, sinus infections, hives, drug allergies, insect sting reactions, sinus headaches, migraines, acid reflux, chronic cough and more. Dr. Schneider makes every effort to diagnose and treat complex conditions which often results in the reduction of medications prescribed. He serves as a principle investigator with a dedicated, in-office research staff to get new treatments approved. The office is located at 3225 Danny Park, Suite 100, Metairie. A second location is in Hammond. For more information, call (504) 889-0550.

ALZHEIMERS CARE
The owners of ARCH (Alzheimer’s Residential Care Homes) know that individuals affected with Alzheimer’s Disease fare better when they live in a caring, home-like environment and are exposed to a structured program of creative, physical and mental stimulation. ARCH provides real homes in nice neighborhoods with only five persons living in each residence. Highly trained staff members provide affected individuals with 24 hour supervision.
    Each resident has an individualized care plan based on an extensive pre-admittance interview with family members. Residents are offered structured, failure-free activities, including sing-a-longs, physical exercise, games and the viewing of favorite videotapes. Three meals are served daily, plus snacks. Regular family conferences are held to support and review each resident’s progress.
    For more information, call (504) 528-7941.

ASSISTED LIVING
Ferncrest Manor Living Center is a community committed to caring for individuals in need of specialized care. The Complex Care unit at Ferncrest Manor offers a skilled level of care for patients who require long term dependence on sophisticated health technology, in settings other than an acute care hospital. Highly skilled technical nursing care is provided to meet the intense level of respiratory needs for ventilator dependent residents. The Dialysis Clinic has been rebuilt and is now reopened. The Medicare Skilled Nursing Unit is a facility for patients with Medicare insurance and a diagnosis of (but not limited to) the following: tube feeding, physical, speech, occupational and respiratory therapy; wound care; tracheotomy; renal failure requiring dialysis; and short term and long term rehabilitation. Ferncrest Manor also provides respite care for individuals requiring a short term stay. Caregivers who are going on vacation can rest assured that Ferncrest Manor will care for their loved ones while they are out of town. The concept of community is the main component of everything the Ferncrest Manor staff does. Lush gardens, beautiful courtyards and a traditional New Orleans parlor provides the residents with the most luxurious surroundings. Best of all, Ferncrest Manor is equipped with state-of-the-art medical facilities and top trained staff. For more information, call (504) 246-1591 or visit www.ferncrest.com.   

BRAIN AND SPINE
The doctors at Southern Brain and Spine focus on degenerative diseases of the entire spine, including cervical, thoracic and lumbar. “We specialize in brain microsurgery and cutting-edge minimally invasive spinal procedures,” says Dr. Najeeb Thomas. Dr. Thomas works with three other neurosurgeons, Dr. Richard Corales, Dr. Rand Voorhies and Dr. Lucien Miranne; and with Dr. Justin Lundgren, who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation in non-operative treatments of the spine. The doctors treat all spine and brain-related problems.
    The doctors are actively involved in research relating to treatment of spinal disorders. At Southern Brain and Spine, minimally invasive decompressions and percutaneous fusions are performed only after non-surgical options have been explored. Each patient receives individual care and a plan for their unique problems. The office is located at 4228 Houma Blvd., Suite 510. For appointments, call (504) 454-0141 or (504) 889-7200 or visit www.sbsdocs.net.

CARDIOLOGY
The Tulane University Heart and Vascular Institute encompasses leading clinical, educational and research programs for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. The clinical program offers a broad and comprehensive array of cardiovascular services including advanced interventional cardiology, arrhythmia and atrial fibrillation management, heart failure and cardiac transplantation, cardiac surgery and peripheral vascular disease management. Cutting-edge diagnostic imaging capabilities, including 64-slice CT angiography, allow for the early detection and prevention of cardiovascular disease and its complications. Tulane University Hospital and Clinic is the only accredited Chest Pain Center in the state of Louisiana. Together with the School of Public Health, the Tulane Heart and Vascular Institute has for more than 40 years been the site of the world-renowned Bogalusa heart study, a population-based longitudinal study of cardiac risk factors under the direction of Dr. Gerald Berenson. The Institute, under the director of Dr. Patrick Delafontaine, is the recipient of two large NIH grants, worth about three-quarters of a million dollars annually, to conduct cardiovascular research for the next five years. For an appointment at either the Metairie clinic or downtown clinic, dial (504) 988-5800 or (800) 588-5800.

DENTISTRY
Jason D. Parker, DDS is a children’s dentist who was named this year’s recipient of the New Dentist Award during the 128th Annual Session of the Louisiana Dental Association. This award is given to an individual member who has been in practice for less than 10 years and who has made an outstanding contribution of time and talent for the betterment of mankind. Dr. Parker’s Metairie office is geared for children, with an under the sea theme that makes children feel at home, instead of in a professional medical office atmosphere. The waiting room includes a 10-foot movie screen and aquatic murals, and there are flat panel TVs above each dental chair. In keeping with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Parker recommends that your child visit the dentist by his or her first birthday. He also advises parents to have their children see the dentist every six months, and to be diligent about brushing and flossing their teeth every day. The office is so centrally located that patients come from as far west as Laplace, as far north as Mandeville, as far east as Slidell, and as far south as the West bank extends. The office is located at 2201 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Capital One Building, Suite 306. For more information, call (504) 831-2120 or visit www.docparker4kids.com.

DERMATOLOGY
Academic Dermatology Associates is a multi-discipline medical practice that offers extensive medical dermatologic care and treatment, as well as dermatologic surgery, laser procedures and cosmetic procedures.  The practice is dedicated to teaching patients, medical students and dermatology trainees in this area. Brian D. Lee, M.D. focuses on therapeutic dermatology, laser and cosmetic dermatology. Michelle S. Gerdes, M.D. does medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. Leonard E. Gately III, M.D. and Lee T. Nesbitt, Jr., M.D. handle complex medical dermatologic problems. A variety of skin care product lines are readily available for purchase. The office is located at 3421 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 202. For more information, call (504) 832-6612.
Board Certified by the American Board of Dermatology, Dr. Jeffrey C. Poole and his team offer a range of services, including adult and pediatric general medical dermatology, skin cancer surgery and the latest advances in cosmetic and laser surgery – an area where Dr. Poole stresses that, for best results, expert training should be combined with treatments tailored to a patient’s needs.
  “Different conditions require different lasers, just as different illnesses require different medications,” says Dr. Poole. “For your treatment, you want the top-of-the-line and that’s what we offer – top-of-the-line machines, training and expertise.” Unlike many laser centers that rent lasers, Poole Dermatology owns almost all of its machines. Dr. Poole says they do laser procedures on a daily basis and he performs or supervises all  procedures. “Daily use and experience makes for better results,” he says.
   Along with laser procedures, Poole Dermatology can treat a variety skin care issues, from hair loss to adult acne to sun damage. Dr. Poole stresses that yearly full-body skin cancer screenings are a good precautionary measure. “Caught early, skin cancer is highly curable. Left undetected, it could be deadly.” For more information, call (504) 838-8225 or visit www.pooledermatology.com.
The goals of the Tulane Department of Dermatology are education, patient care and research. The primary goal of the educational effort is to provide the medical students and residents with an overview of dermatologic disease, to emphasize the importance of cutaneous signs of internal disease and to encourage progressively more responsible experience in the care of patients with dermatologic disease. Tulane Dermatology has continued to excel since restructuring after Hurricane Katrina. The department has specialists offering expertise in a number of areas of Dermatology. Erin Boh, M.D., Ph.D. has extensive expertise in treatment of Psoriasis and other chronic dermatologic diseases. The department includes a comprehensive Phototherapy unit, and offers treatment for skin cancer, melanoma and non-melanoma, at the Tulane Cancer Center. Alan Lewis, M.D., provides comprehensive  interdisciplinary surgical management of skin cancers, including melanoma and non melanoma Dr. Boh and Mara Haseltine, M.D., a recent addition to the faculty, offer treatment for rare and uncommon dermatologic cancers, such as lymphoma. Lisa L. Anderson, M.D., Joseph Shrumm, M.D., and Ronald Davis, M.D., practice general dermatology and dermatologic surgery, including cosmetic surgery, at the Uptown and downtown locations. Offices are located at 1415 Tulane Ave. and 200 Broadway St., Suite 230. For the Tulane Avenue location, call (504) 988-1700. For the Broadway Street location, call (504) 864-6000. Dr. Lewis’ office is located at 160 S. Saratoga, New Orleans. For more information, call (504) 988-6300.

ENDOSCOPY
Alliance Endoscopy Center is a free-standing endoscopy center, including gastrenterologists and colo-rectal surgeons.  A wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopies are performed at the center. Screening colonoscopy, indicated for all patients by age 50, is performed daily at Alliance. Patients with a family history of colon cancer or polyps should start screening in their 40s. This procedure has gained wide acceptance as the gold standard for colon cancer prevention and is covered under most health insurance plans. In 2007, the physicians and staff of Alliance elected to expand the Center to include additional family waiting areas, a pre-procedure interview area and a staff lounge. The goal is enhanced privacy and patient comfort. Covered parking for patients is immediately adjacent the Alliance elevators. Alliance Endoscopy Center’s mission is to provide quality outpatient health care with respect to patients, staff and community, with positive outcomes in the most safe and cost-effective manner. Procedures are performed in a state-of-the-art facility that ensures outstanding care and privacy. Alliance Endoscopy Center is located at 3717 Houma Blvd., Suite 200, Metairie. For more information, call (504) 885-7676.

EYECARE
With eight locations in the metro area, St. Charles Vision is the only eye care provider that offers Optricks™, the ability of a well-trained optician to match facial features and frames together to complement and accentuate your best facial features while downplaying others. At St. Charles Vision, the doctors don’t believe in cutting corners with eye care services or ophthalmic products. Doctors perform comprehensive eye examinations with the aid of the latest technology and also specialize in the treatment of glaucoma. All of the doctors of Optometry are therapeutic, board-certified and remain on the cutting edge with a rigorous mandatory continuing medical education program. Staff is available to treat ocular emergencies 24 hours a day. The doctors treat eye disease and prescribe medications to combat those diseases. Comprehensive eye exams use cutting-edge technology. St. Charles Vision and St. Charles Vision Outlet carry the largest selection of exclusive designer eyewear in the metro area. You’ll find beautiful, stylish frames. St. Charles Vision prides itself on catering to individual eye care and personal aesthetic needs of its patients. For a location near you, visit, www.stcharlesvision.com.

Under the guidance of their doctors’ leadership, Eyecare Associates is one of the fastest growing ocular practices in the country. Once again, their surgeons were named one of the Laser Vision Top 100 Surgeons in the U.S. This achievement was bestowed upon them for their excellence in Refractive Surgery. Each of Eyecare Associates’ surgeons reached one of the highest individual case volumes in the country. Their vast experience combined with their knowledgeable insight allowed Eyecare Associates to also be named one of the Top Laser Vision Practices in the U.S. There are several key elements to Eyecare Associates’ growth. Not only do their doctors and highly skilled staff demonstrate a strong commitment to their patients, they are also dedicated to providing the individuals that they serve with the most advanced technologies, diagnostic tools and proven procedures available in the United States. Eyecare Associates is located at 4324 Veterans Memorial Boulevard in Metairie. For more information, call (504) 455-9825 or visit www.eyecareneworleans.com.

FAMILY MEDICINE
Jennifer Garrett, M.D. believes that bigger is not necessarily better when it comes to family medicine. Dr. Garrett operates a small family practice in New Orleans and welcomes patients all the way from childhood to old age. Dr. Garrett considers her practice a “one-stop shop” for everything from dermatological conditions to gynecological exams. Her patients come from as far away as the Northshore and Luling, and as close as the Garden District of New Orleans. After-hours calls are readily accepted by the doctor herself, for patients who have questions or concerns that cannot be addressed during regular business hours. The office, located at 1315 Antonine St., is a quaint environment situated in an older home that has been converted into a medical office. Dr. Garrett is accepting new patients, and is affiliated with Touro Hospital. For more information, call (504) 891-4015.

FOOT CARE
The Podiatric Institute for Foot and Ankle Surgery is a podiatry practice serving greater New Orleans. Edward Lang, D.P.M., offers expert podiatric services, in his Metairie office, and soon to reopen Uptown office. Dr. Lang provides advanced treatment options for foot, ankle and lower leg problems. Commonly treated conditions include Achilles tendonitis, fractures, bunions, calluses, corns, diabetic foot care including foot wounds and ulcers, heel pain, ingrown nails and plantar warts. As a podiatrist, Dr. Lang can treat foot conditions with orthotic devices and prescribed medication. Dr. Lang also performs perform inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures to treat painful feet, ankle and lower leg conditions. The Podiatric Institute is committed to patient education. The office is located at 3939 Houma Blvd., Metairie. For more information, call (504) 457-2300, or visit www.dredwardlang.com.

Dr. Marc Glovinsky offers comprehensive care for all foot problems, providing both surgical and non-surgical treatments. Surgical care is provided with an emphasis on both functional and aesthetic results. Dr. Glovinsky is a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and is certified in foot surgery by the American board of Podiatric Surgery. A graduate of Tulane University and the W.M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago, Dr. Glovinsky completed a three-year surgical residency at Illinois Masonic Medical Center, a level 1 trauma center in Chicago. He served as chief resident during his third year of residency. Dr. Glovinsky specializes in treatment of all foot disorders including, diabetic foot care, trauma repair, skin and nail disorders and correction of biomechanical disorders. Elective foot surgery includes correction of bunion and hammertoe deformities, soft tissue repair, ingrown nail surgery, neuroma removal and heel spur surgery. Offices are located in the Buckman Medical Office Building, 3434 Prytania St., Suite 235; and Doctor’s Row, 3939 Houma Blvd., Suite 224, Metairie. For more information, call (504) 454-2900 or visit www.footankledoc.com.

Leon Watkins, D.P.M. is board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. His special interests include diabetic foot care and reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle. Dr. Watkins is on most insurance plans and is centrally located in Metairie. Dr. Watkins treats many foot conditions, including ingrown toenails, overlapping toes, ankle sprains, corn and callus removal, bunions, fungus, hammertoes, plantar warts, heel pain and Morton’s Neuroma. Dr. Watkins, who’s associated with a number of area hospitals, plans to build his own 14,000-square-foot medical building, to be located in Metairie, behind Lakeside Hospital. Dr. Watkins’ practice will occupy half of the building, which is slated to open by the end of this year. The office is located at 4740 South I-10 Service Road West, Metairie. For more information, call (504) 454-3004 or visit www.watkinsfootcenter.com.

HEARING
Kim G. Juneau, M.S., CCC-A, is a highly respected diagnostic and dispensing audiologist serving the entire New Orleans metropolitan area and surrounding parishes. Recognized by peers for excellence in amplification selection and patient counseling, Juneau has attained a reputation as one of the state’s leading audiologists. At Kim Juneau Hearing, patients from pediatrics to geriatrics are served. Services cover a wide spectrum, including free hearing aid evaluation, fitting, orientation and counseling to hearing impaired patients. Juneau is certified to provide counseling and instrumentation, utilizing sound therapy for the tinnitus population. Kim Juneau Hearing is located at 175 Brookhollow Esplanade. For more information call (504) 733-3745

LASER THERAPY
Beach Laser Cosmetic Clinic in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi offers safe and effective laser treatments for a variety of conditions. Lasers are available to reverse the effects of aging, reduce wrinkles, smooth and tighten skin, diminish spider veins, fade stretch marks, remove tattoos, treat acne, reduce scars and more. SmartLipo laser assisted liposuction and body sculpting is also available. The Clinic, opened in 2004, is helmed by Brian Anthony, M.D., who takes pride in the Clinic’s consistent attention to patient safety and always works to provide the best possible treatments available. The Clinic invests in the best clinically proven technology intended for specific treatments. These investments have resulted in the availability of more lasers than other laser centers. Dr. Anthony is a board-certified surgeon, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery and board-eligible with the American Board of Laser Surgery. For more information please call (228) 467-2131.

MEDICAL HYPNOSIS
Dabney M. Ewin, M.D., F.A.C.S., is a medical hypnotist who treats a variety of conditions. Among the conditions Dr. Ewin treats are addiction to smoking, asthma, migraines, various pain disorders, skin disorders, warts and a host of psychosomatic disorders. Dr. Ewin started his medical hypnosis practice by using hypnosis for burn victims. Patients generally see the doctor three to five times after being referred by other doctors or by other patients. Dr. Ewin says, “Anybody who can daydream can be hypnotized.” Dr. Ewin is a clinical professor of surgery and psychiatry with Tulane University Medical School and a clinical professor of psychiatry with Louisiana State University Medical School. The office is located at 318 Baronne St. For more information, call (504) 717-5939.

MULTIPLE THERAPIES
For more than 10 years, Nicole Cosse, M.D. and Ed Wood, M.D. have been treating patients at Total Health Clinics in Kenner and New Orleans. Total Health Clinics offers treatment for a variety of conditions, including asthma, sinus and ear infections, musculoskeletal problems and various chiropractic needs. The doctors also offer nutritional guidance, pain management modalities and essential training in ergonomics. Certain medications are available on-site, as are commonly needed medical treatments, such as annual flu shots. Total Health Clinics have locations at 3909 Bienville St., and 1900 W. Esplanade, Kenner. For more information, call (504) 488-3300.

Crane Rehab Center is an outpatient clinic that provides physical, occupational and speech therapy services to adults and pediatric patients. For nine years the professionals at Crane Rehab have offered wellness programs, fitness and training programs, massage therapy, handwriting enrichment classes, and pediatric socialization and language groups. The Center employs five occupational therapists, one speech therapist and four physical therapists. Therapists are extensively trained, with some currently pursuing doctoral programs. Crane Rehab Center is located at 101 River Road, Jefferson. For more information call (504) 828-7696. Crane Rehab is located at 101 River Road, Jefferson

NEUROLOGY
The Advanced Neurodiagnostic Center offers comprehensive Neurodiagnostic testing and evaluations for patients with different neurological and neuromusculoskeletal symptoms. The professional staff that performs these diagnostic tests are neurologists with sub-specialty training and board certification in neurology and neurodiagnostic procedures. These procedures are utilized in determining the cause of a variety of symptoms. Consultations are offered for neurological conditions, as well as neuropsychiatry, sleep disorders, epilepsy and other medical and legal issues to determine the source and cause of injuries. Personalized, caring attention is offered to patients by neurologists Morteza Shamsnia, M.D. and Jeanette Lopez, M.D., Ph.D.; neuropsychiatrist Kevin Jackson, M.D.; and neuroradiologist Lawrence Glorioso, M.D. The office is located at 2905 Kingman St., Metairie. For more information call (504) 885-3737 or visit www.adneuro.com.

NEUROSURGERY
Dr. Lori Summers is a neurosurgeon who specializes in treating patients with illness or injury to the brain, spine and peripheral nerves. Her interests are degenerative spine disorders, lumbar stenosis, herniated discs, brain tumors and minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. Summers strives for each patient to be seen and evaluated as quickly as possible, and to have straightforward conversation about all treatment options. Dr. Summers is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, the only national honor medical society in the world. Offices are located in Hammond and Covington. For more information, call (985) 419-7767.

NURSING
Nurses Registry was established in New Orleans in 1925 as the city’s official registry for nurses seeking employment in the area. In 1980, the Registry was privatized and bought in 1988, by Rose Mary S . Breaux, RN, BSN.  In 1993, Nurses Registry Home Health was licensed as a Medicare Certified Agency and, in 1994, Nurses Registry Care Center Foundation, a 501(c)( 3) corporation, was established.  Today, the business is operated by Raymond C. Breaux and Jeanne Breaux Caldwell.
    Nurses Registry exists to meet the human health needs of the community by assisting the patient to move toward self care, a realistic level of wellness, an optimum quality of life and a return to the community.  The organization is committed to attending to the individual needs of the patient, family and other care givers; treating the whole patient – body, mind and spirit; providing excellence in skilled nursing and therapies; collaborating with the physician and others who share in the care of the patient; assuring a respectful and positive work environment; and educating the community concerning health and wellness.
    To find out more about services and career opportunities, visit the Web site at www.MyNursesRegistry.com. For employment, fill out an online application, or call (504) 736-0803; or Toll Free at (800) 736-6744 to schedule an interview. You can also visit the office, at 990 North Corporate Drive, Suite 302, Harahan. Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY
Samuel Alexander, M.D. is a board-certified Ob/Gyn who offers his patients the latest in technological advances. Laparoscopic hysterectomy and the new 3-D/4-D ultrasound are two examples. A hysterectomy using laparoscopy has the benefits of a tiny incision and rapid recovery. The 3-D/4-D ultrasound creates detailed pictures that are incredibly realistic. Patients with pelvic pain, interstitial cystitis, endometriosis and menopausal symptoms are a focus of his, as is general obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Alexander has offices in Metairie and Slidell and can be reached at (504) 455-1107 or (985) 781-7531.

OPHTHALMOLOGY
Ellen Schneider, M.D., is a board-certified ophthalmologist who specializes in advance cataract surgery. Her patients who opt for the new premium lens implants rarely use glasses after cataract surgery. The toric premium lens implant corrects astigmatism in addition to nearsightedness and farsightedness providing a crystal clear image at distance without glasses. The multifocal premium lens implant provides clear reading as well as distance vision without glasses. “Incredible and amazing” are how her patients describe their vision after cataract surgery with these new lenses. Dr. Schneider has offices in Metairie and Slidell and can be reached at (504) 304-5475 or (985) 781-7531.

The Tulane Department of Ophthalmology offers comprehensive eye care and the latest in diagnostic and therapeutic modalities. The faculty, all board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, includes Department Chairman, Delmar Caldwell, M.D., who focuses on cataract, diseases and surgery of the cornea, including an advanced type of corneal transplant (DSAEK) which replaces diseased cells at the back of the cornea.  Miles Friedlander, M.D. specializes in corneal and refractive surgery. He is the only doctor in  the area using artificial plastic corneas called KPro. Ramesh Ayyala, M.D. is a glaucoma specialist, one of the few physicians in the nation performing canaloplasty, an innovative surgery for glaucoma patients. Peter Kastl, M.D., Ph.D., is an expert in the management of difficult contact lens cases. He performs INTACS surgery, which stabilizes the cornea in cases of corneal warpage (keratoconus). Rebecca Metzinger, M.D., recently re-joined the faculty, specializes in LASIK, refractive surgery, anterior segment and corneal diseases. Robert Gordon, M.D., Pediatric Ophthalmologist, specializes in surgery and treatment for children’s eye diseases, including crossed eyes and adult strabismus. The retinal service is headed by James Diamond, M.D., internationally known for his innovative medical and surgical treatment of retinal and macular diseases. John DellaCroce, M.D., University of Utah trained in the latest vitreo-retinal surgery techniques, recently joined the faculty. Angela Lewis, M.D., specializes in Neuro-Ophthalmology. The office is located at 1415 Tulane Ave. For more information, call (504) 988-5831 or visit www.som.tulane.edu/departments/ophthalmology.

LASIK procedure in the U.S., and has since performed more than 15,000 such procedures. With an emphasis on personal care, Stephen F. Brint, M.D., F.A.C.S., truly has a passion for hands on doctoring. He believes those who come to Brint Vision Centers deserve an unparalleled level of skill and commitment to excellence, in state of the art facilities among the finest in the world. Thousands of patients choose Dr. Brint and his team each year for two key reasons; first, Dr. Brint is one of the most experienced refractive surgeons in the country. He also has an international reputation as an innovator and leader in the field. Further, The Brint Vision facilities house one of the most comprehensive and advanced combination of diagnostic and treatment technologies available anywhere in the world. The office is located at 4704 Veterans Blvd., Metairie. For more information about Dr. Brint and Brint Vision Centers, call (504) 888-2020 or visit www.brintvision.com.

Neil F. Notaroberto, M.D. is the retinal specialist of EyeCare 20/20 and Assistant Professor at the George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Notaroberto is a fellowship trained ophthalmologist with expertise in retinal disease and surgery. He is a renowned specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of macular and retinal diseases, such as diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration. He has recently been honored by the American Medical Association and the Foundation to Prevent Blindness. His areas of interest include diabetes, hypertension and auto-immune diseases. Currently, Dr. Notaroberto is treating the largest volume of age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy patients on the Northshore. Dr. Notaroberto also hosts a live weekly radio show, “Eye on Your Health” on WGSO 990 AM every Saturday at noon. Recently, Dr. Lisa R. Pradillo joined EyeCare 20/20 adding her expertise in anterior segment eye disease and treatment. Dr. Notaroberto has offices conveniently located in Mandeville, Slidell and Harahan Louisiana. For more information call (985) 624-5058, (504) 737-3456 or visit www.eyecare2020.org.

ORTHOPEDICS
Neil J. Maki, M.D. is well-known throughout the area as an orthopaedist specializing in sports injuries and shoulder surgery.  Dr. Maki is one of the few in the area who does carpal tunnel procedures endoscopically.  He also performs shoulder replacement surgery, shoulder athroscopy, and treats rotator cuff injuries. Patients are referred to Dr. Maki from all over the state of Louisiana for shoulder problems. Dr. Maki is a past president of the Louisiana Orthopaedic Association. For more information call (985) 446-6284 or 1-800-521-2647.

For 36 years the doctors at Pontchartrain Bone and Joint Clinic have been providing expert orthopedic services to the people of the New Orleans metropolitan area.  “We treat musculo-skeletal disorders in children, athletes and up to elderly people,” says Jeffrey J. Sketchler, M.D. Treatment is offered for sports injuries, arthritis, back pain, motor vehicle accidents, workers’ compensation injuries and fractures. Dr. Sketchler says that less invasive surgical techniques, such as computer-assisted knee replacement and arthroscopic rotator cuff surgery are now available. Conservative treatment is always considered first before a decision for surgery is made. Patient input is given the highest consideration during any course of treatment. For more information call (504) 885-6464 or visit www.pontbone-joint.com.

Southern Orthopaedic Specialists is the most comprehensive orthopaedic clinic in the Metro New Orleans area. The eight physicians are fellowship trained in general orthopaedics, sports medicine and related injuries, total joint replacement and revisions, hand care, foot and ankle surgery, and spine surgery. The New Orleans, and Metairie campuses have licensed physical and hand therapists, X-ray and MRI imaging. Complementary covered parking is provided at both locations. The medical staff includes orthopaedists Terry Habig, Lee Moss, Chad Millet, Tim Finney, Gregor Hoffman, Field Ogden and Andrew Todd. The balance of the medical staff includes, Anita Jackson, RN-FA, Holly Holmber Javier, PT, John Moran, DPT, Jean Thomas, LOTR, CHT and Wayne Allred, PT-A. The practice accepts most major health insurance plans. Offices are located at 2731 Napoleon Avenue, and 3800 Houma Blvd., Metairie. Patients may make appointments through a centralized scheduling at (504) 897-6351 or via the newly designed Web site at southern-ortho.com.

The surgeons at Westside Orthopaedic Clinic are trained in all areas of modern Orthopaedic surgery including total joint replacement surgery performed by Dr. Fernando Sanchez; hand and arthroscopic shoulder surgery performed by Dr. Chris DiGrado; and minimally invasive spine surgery performed by Dr. Ralph Katz. All of the surgeons at Westside Orthopaedic Clinic are board-certified and fellowship-trained.
    The clinic has been in operation since 1961, making it one of the longest-standing orthopaedic clinics in the city. Most major insurance plans accepted including worker’s compensation. Westside Orthopaedic Clinic also provides full service in-house X-ray, physical therapy, sonocur and bone mineral density testing. The clinic is located at 4500 10th Street, Marrero. For more information call (504) 347-0243 or visit www.westsideortho.com.

The doctors at Orleans Orthopaedic Associates have been caring for patients for over 30 years. Since 1973, the greater New Orleans area has trusted our orthopaedic surgeons’ skill and experience. Orleans Orthopaedic Associates is a group of two orthopaedic surgeons with one physician assistant, who practice in Uptown New Orleans to deliver care to patients with the support of the experienced and helpful office staff. With over 50 years of private practice experience, Dr. Kenneth Adatto and Dr. Bernard Manale are affiliated with a number of professional medical associations including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Louisiana Orthopaedic Association and both the American and the International College of Surgeons. Additionally, physician assistant Ellen Edmondson, PA-C is available to deliver a broad range of medical services under the direct supervision of our orthopaedic surgeons. The office is located at 3715 Prytania St., Suite 501. For more information, call (504) 895-2055 or visit www.orleansortho.com.

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans is dedicated to training excellent orthopaedic surgeons while providing exemplary patient care. A strength of the department has been excellent clinical skills. The department has many internationally recognized faculty members, fellowship-trained in all specialties dedicated to continued scholarly activities. Many of the faculty are involved in innovative research. A unique feature of the LSU orthopaedic department is the multi-disciplinary approach to treating orthopaedic conditions and the treatment of the ‘whole’ patient for maximum function. It is estimated that 70 percent of the orthopaedists practicing in the state are graduates of the LSU program. Education and patient care are the primary focus of the department. For more information, call (504) 412-1700 or visit www.medschool.lsuhsc.edu/orthopaedics.org

Located in the heart of St. Tammany Parish, just off I-12, the North Institute offers a range of orthopedic and neurosurgical services. The physician staff of six board-certified specialists provides expertise in orthopedics, neurosurgery and physical medicine and rehabilitation. An in-house physical therapy facility provides a continuum of care for North Institute patients.
    Dr. John B. Logan, orthopedic spine surgeon, works with neurosurgeons Donald D. Dietze and Alan Weems in the treatment of adult spine conditions. The North neurosurgeons also perform brain surgeries. Dr. Richard P. Texada Jr., general orthopedic surgeon, is fellowship-trained in sports medicine. He offers the latest techniques in shoulder and knee procedures, as well as total joint replacement. Drs. Susan Bryant-Snure and Michael A. Braxton provide patients with non-surgical pain management treatments.
    Staff will work with patients on all insurances; timely appointments are always available. For more information, call (985) 871-4114 or visit www.northinstitute.com

Some of the most common injuries occur to the shoulder and knee. At the Orthopedic Center Sports Medicine, Charles Murphy, M.D., Thomas Lyons, M.D., and Luis M. Espinoza, M.D. are all board-certified orthopedic surgeons and fellowship trained.
    “We are a orthopedic practice with subspecialty expertise in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery. Our groups emphasis is on the treatment of disorders of the shoulder and knee,” says Dr. Lyons. “Our practice offers arthroscopic treatment of the shoulder, a significant advantage over older treatment. Part of our comprehensive approach includes the use of excellent physical therapists at both of our office locations.”
     One element that sets the practice apart is an MRI scanner that is currently in the process of becoming accredited by the ICAMRL. “Patients who come in and need an MRI can schedule it right here,” says Dr. Lyons.
    According to Espinoza, the real strength of the practice is the “focus on delivering quality orthopedic care to our athletes.” He says, “Every effort is made to accommodate our patients with timely appointments and a broad range of services all aimed at helping them heal and return to pre-injury form.” Espinoza agrees that the arthroscopic minimally invasive surgeries have made a great difference in patient outcomes. “There is less disruption of soft tissue which promotes less scar tissue and decreases post-operative pain.”
    Dr. Charles Murphy also notes that the “Orthopedic Center for Sports Medicine has been affiliated with the New Orleans Zephyrs since their arrival in New Orleans in 1993 and we have coordinated orthopedic care over the years with the Milwaukee Brewers, Houston Astros, Washington Nationals and currently, the New York Mets.”
    Offices are located at 671 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, and 4921 Airline Drive, Metairie. For more information, call (504) 467-5900 (Kenner office) or (504) 889-2663 (Metairie office).

The doctors at the Tulane Department of Orthopaedic Surgery offer multiple areas of expertise. These include general orthopaedics, sports medicine, spine surgery, pediatric orthopaedics, total joints, Scoliosis, hand surgery, foot and ankle surgery and physical medicine. With six convenient New Orleans locations, patients come from the entire metro and regional area for treatment of orthopaedic injuries and conditions. Raoul P. Rodriguez, M.D., department chairman, is a specialist in foot and ankle surgery. Dr. Rodriguez helms a department of 11 other physicians, each with individual expertise. Each physician continues to distinguish himself or herself in the discipline. Most recently, Dr. Felix H. Savoie III, a sports medicine specialist, was seen via the Internet by 600 surgeons who watched him perform six consecutive rotator cuff surgeries. The department routinely offers minimally invasive surgeries for some orthopaedic injuries, as well as cutting edge surgery for scoliosis. For more information, call (877) Tortho-1 or visit www.som.tulane.edu/departments/orthopaedics.

PAIN MANAGEMENT
Patrick H. Waring, M.D. of the The Pain Intervention Center provides advanced, interventional spine pain management therapy in a safe, convenient, comfortable atmosphere. Interventional pain management techniques are minimally invasive procedures traditionally done under the guidance of fluoroscopic X-ray machines that target specific areas to diagnose and treat pain. “I deal primarily with spine, back and neck pain,” says Dr. Waring. “We do everything office-based, using non-narcotic interventional pain techniques. We have all the latest equipment and technology, and our staff is specially trained, making us a mini center of excellence.” The Pain Intervention Center is located at 701 Metairie, Road. For more information, call (504) 455-2225 or visit www.PatrickWaring.com. In Gonzales, call (225) 647-2111.

Dr. Joseph Crapanzano Jr. and Dr. Kevin Martinez, of Parish Pain Specialists, treat patients with acute and chronic pain. Pain is a leading cause of missed work in the U.S. Suffering from pain also diminishes quality of life and impairs function. Parish Pain Specialists want patients to know you are not alone in managing pain. Parish Pain Specialists treats pain through a multidisciplinary approach which includes injections, medications, physical therapy and psychological support. The physicians use state-of-the-art equipment in a warm and friendly environment. Dr. Joseph Crapanzano Jr. is board-certified in Pain Medicine and Anesthesiology. Dr. Kevin Martinez is board certified in Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine /Rehabilitation. The office is located at 4500 Clearview Parkway, Metairie. For more information, call (504) 779-5558.

Since 1994 Dr. Allan T. Parr Jr., M.D., has provided one of the only outpatient programs in the area for interventional pain management. He is board-certified in both anesthesiology and pain management. Dr. Parr, who completed his residency in anesthesia and pain management at Yale University, has been helping patients with chronic intractable pain at his outpatient clinic, Premier Pain Center, since 2001. Dr. C. Ann Conn, who joined the practice in 2005, is also certified in Pain Management,  Neurology and Headache Medicine. Dr. Parr and Dr. Conn use state of the art medical technology to identify the origin of pain and to help decrease it. Their training and expertise allow them to skillfully consider all appropriate treatment options for their patients. Dr. Parr and Dr. Conn stay current on the latest medications, treatments, and procedures and work closely with other healthcare providers to develop and implement an individualized treatment plan for each patient. Patients are treated for headaches, bachaches, neck and arm pain, painful muscles and joints, complications from motor vehicle accidents, post-surgical pain, phantom limb pain and much more. The office is located at 7015 Highway 190 E. Service Road, Covington. For more information call (985) 809-1997 or visit www.alparr.com.

PEDIATRICS
Carousel Pediatrics is dedicated to providing quality care for infants, children and adolescents in the greater New Orleans area. Dr. Ellen McLean and Dr. Jeanne Rademacher both certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, have recently been joined in practice by Dr. James Kent Treadway Jr. Well child care is the assessment of the growth and development of children, the provision of needed immunizations, and laboratory work used to assess a child’s health status. Checkups focus on offering an assessment of a child’s health and growth potential and providing specialized guidance aimed at better informed and more confident parents. Specific treatments needed for particular illnesses are also part of the care the doctors provide. On these visits, the pediatricians also provide parents with a plan for the child’s follow-up care. Carousel Pediatrics is conveniently located in Metairie, adjacent to East Jefferson General Hospital. Offices are located in Suite 240, on the second floor of the East Jefferson Medical Office Building (EJMOB) at 4224 Houma Blvd., Metairie. For more information call (504) 885-4141 or visit www.CarouselPediatrics.com. 


PHYSICAL THERAPY
As co-owners of Magnolia Physical Therapy, Elizabeth Winkler-Schmit and Lisa George are dedicated to the health and well-being of the citizens of the metropolitan New Orleans area. Their Spine and Pregnancy programs have helped numerous residents of the New Orleans area since being implemented as well as earned them the respect from physicians and other healthcare professionals around the city. The goals of the highly trained physical therapists on staff are to “provide freedom from pain,” rehabilitate, treat and educate the community on healthy living and wellness. Magnolia Physical Therapy has all the benefits of conventional physical therapy rehabilitation with a special emphasis in spine and pregnancy rehab. The practice also provides wellness visits that allow patients to continue with their road to health after they have been discharged. Personal training and massage therapy services are available for a nominal fee. The office is located at 990 Corporate Drive, Harahan. For more information, call (504) 733-0254 or visit www.magnoliatherapyla.com.
Locally owned and operated, Southshore Physical Therapy is Metairie’s premier outpatient physical therapy clinic specializing in treatment of orthopedic, post-surgical and sports-related injuries of the extremities and spine. Southshore Physical Therapy is dedicated to providing quality physical therapy care and to making a positive impact on patients’ lives. In addition to world class customer service, great effort is put into providing individualized care and attention to each patient through unique therapy programs that are designed to expeditiously return patients to their highest level of function. Southshore takes pride in extensive patient education to ensure patients have a thorough understanding of their injury/surgery to facilitate their overall recovery. Commitment to quality of care, customized treatment plans, customer service, patient education and successful physical therapy outcomes in a fun environment make it easy for leading orthopedic surgeons and physicians to regularly refer their patients to Southshore. Southshore is a preferred provider on over 100 managed care and insurance plans. Southshore is committed to making a positive impact in patients’ lives, while making their whole physical therapy experience fun. The office is located at 3000 Severn Ave., Metairie. For more information call (504) 885-8969, or visit www.southshorephysicaltherapy.com.
PLASTIC SURGERY
Michael Moses, M.D., FACS, has been practicing the art and science of plastic surgery for almost 26 years. When you visit Dr. Moses, he will spend an hour listening to your wants, needs and concerns. This individualized approach lets you communicate your feelings about your appearance and helps Dr. Moses to fully understand your goals. The office, located in a restored Victorian home in the Garden District, is also a gallery of works by local artists. For privacy and convenience, the operating suites are located downstairs from the office and are equipped to hospital standards for your safety. Additionally, the beautifully appointed overnight recovery facility is also located within the building for privacy, comfort and ease of recuperation. The practice also includes a skin care clinic that offers medically supervised skin care treatments, including chemical peels, Obagi, TNS and Reveale skin treatment products. VelaShape and Endermologie treatments are available for non-surgical treatment of cellulite and fat deposits. The office is located at 1603 2nd St., New Orleans, at the corner of St. Charles. For more information, call (504) 895-7200, or visit www.drmoses.com
The doctors at Westbank Plastic Surgery, LLC perform reconstructive, microsurgery, medical necessary procedures as well as cosmetic procedures such as breast augmentation, breast lift, various facial procedures including Botox and Restylane, body contouring, abdominoplasty and liposuction. The doctors will assist those in need of medical reconstruction for breast and skin cancers, and can perform tendon reconstructive microsurgery as well. Dr. Jonathan C. Boraski and Dr. Charles L. Dupin are both board-certified and bring over 45 combined years of expertise to the practice. At Westbank Plastic Surgery, Dr. Boraski and Dr. Dupin work with patients to find the right look. Understanding that all plastic surgery is serious, they place safety first and take pride in their patient-based approach. Contact the friendly staff to learn more about Westbank Plastic Surgery, LLC. For more information, call (504) 349-6460 or visit the office at 1111 Medical Center Boulevard, Marrero.

RESEARCH
Louisiana Research Associates Inc. is a multi-therapeutic, dedicated research site located on the West bank of New Orleans. The well trained and experienced physicians and staff provide a quality site that can assure rapid enrollment, quality data and comfortable work environment. LRA has been conducting Clinical trials since 1989 with a variety of sponsors including AstraZeneca, Sanofi-Aventis, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Pain Therapeutics, Novartis, Lilly and Purdue Pharma. LRA is currently involved in numerous protocols in a variety of therapeutic areas including Alzheimer’s Disease, anxiety disorders, depression, ADHD, Schizophrenia and Bipolar disorder, as well as pain management, obesity, dermatology and hypertension. Clinical trials provide information to determine whether investigational products are safe and effective. Because of clinical trials, thousands of effective treatments are available for medical conditions. LRA is located at 3520 General DeGaulle Drive, Suite 4030. For more information, call (504) 363-7448 or visit www.lrainc.net.

SKIN CARE
At Southern Aesthetics, Dr. Penelope Treece provides comprehensive breast care, including state-of-the-art breast cancer screening techniques. Because Dr. Treece knows early diagnosis increases the chance of a cure, Southern Aesthetics does everything possible to investigate breast abnormalities. Dr. Treece uses technology that allows for minimal scarring when removing breast lesions and lesions may be biopsied right in the office to allow for minimal downtime. New to the breast clinic is gene testing for all ages and all women, not just those with a family history. The simple test, called ONCLVUE, only requires rinsing with mouthwash.
    Southern Aesthetics also offers prescription skin care, including laser therapy to prevent further sun damage and services to avoid skin cancer. The practice also offers massage therapy to help patients feel well cared for and pampered. Also available are the new FRAXEL laser for skin rejuvenation all over the body and VELASHAPE, the latest in cellulite treatment. For wrinkles, Artefill, Juvederm Radiesse and Restylane can work wonder in minutes. Call (504) 770-7749 to book a free consultation, or visit www.penelopetreece.com to see just a small sampling of patient results.

VASCULAR
Dr. George Barnes, a board-certified cardiovascular surgeon, was the first physician on the Northshore to offer non-invasive treatment for varicose veins. Treatment is carried out using laser technology, as well as other modern procedures. Venous and Arterial Surgery Clinic strives to provide patients with the safest, most innovative and advanced vascular procedures currently available. Visit the Web site, www.vasclinic.net, to view educational videos about available procedures, and to find out more about treatment. Venous and Arterial Surgery Clinic is located in Covington. For more information, call (985) 893-5958.

WEIGHT LOSS
Surgical Specialists of Louisiana is a group of nine board-certified surgeons specializing in the treatment of severe obesity. With locations in Covington, Metairie, Baton Rouge and Lafayette, these doctors have helped over 3,500 patients regain their health through laparoscopic gastric bypass, adjustable gastric banding, gastric sleeve, duodenal switch and bariatric revisional procedures. SSL has been designated as a Bariatric Center Of Excellence by the American Society For Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). This accreditation recognizes SSL as one of the most experienced surgical practices with the lowest rate of complications, whose program offers a wide range, multi-disciplinary approach that gives patients the tools to be successful before and after surgery. For more information, call (877) 691-3001 or visit www.whyweight.com.
     
Surgical Clinic of Louisiana is committed to providing patients with the highest quality of “Bariatric surgery with compassion and respect.” The benefits of bariatric surgery are much more than cosmetic. You can be healthier, enjoy unlimited activities and live a longer and more satisfying life,” says David C. Treen, Jr., M.D., FACS. Treen and Todd P. Belott, M.D., FACS and their staff of caring professionals look forward to working with you to change your life forever. The doctors offer lap-band surgery, gastric bypass surgery and sleeve gastrectomy. The clinic offers regularly scheduled seminars reviewing the entire bariatric surgery program which are free and open to anyone. Prospective patients are encouraged to reserve a seat at one of these seminars as an initial step in their bariatric surgery journey. Seminars are held at the office and pre-registration is encouraged. bariatric nurse coordinators are specially trained to guide you through the learning path and keep you on track after your surgery. Computerized patient education tools and bariatric nutritionist are additional resources for your success. The office is located at Physicians Center, 1111 Medical Center Blvd., Suite South 860, Marrero. For more information, call (504) 349-6860 or visit www.sclaweightloss.com.

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