It’s impressive and sometimes overwhelming—even within medical specialties there are often more specialties, so how do you know where to turn for your specific issue? The following guide to local specialists may help you determine what orthopedists specialize in joint replacements and which focus mostly on sports-related injuries like ACL tears. Within plastic surgery, who focuses on breast reconstruction for breast cancer patients, and who works almost exclusively on the face or other parts of the body? Perhaps you need a dermatologist experienced in Mohs surgery or one that offers fillers or cosmetic treatments. The world of medicine doesn’t have to be overly complicated—a little digging into local providers will likely help you pinpoint exactly what you need. There are a wealth of specialists across this medically rich city, full of educated and experienced professionals in a variety of fields.
St. Thomas Community Health Center
Stuck with long delays in getting care? High copays? St. Thomas Community Health Center can help. With their affordable, income-based sliding scale, you can receive care with or without insurance. They also offer telemedicine visits from the convenience of your home.
Since 1987, St. Thomas Community Health Center has continued its mission of providing comprehensive primary care to the community regardless of ability to pay. As a Federally Qualified Health Center and Patient-Centered Medical Home, their robust teams of dedicated providers work to address individual health needs and ensure delivery of the highest quality of care.
Services include primary care, pediatrics, OB-GYN, optometry, behavioral health, mammography, cardiovascular care, infectious diseases including Hepatitis C and HIV, as well as gastroenterology.
All St. Thomas sites offer same-day and next-day appointment scheduling with office hours from 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Call 504-529-5558 to schedule your appointment today.
Dr. Martha Stewart
Whether you have a medical skin condition or want to enhance your appearance, you need to feel confident in your care. Dr. Martha Stewart’s expertise, dedication to state-of-the-art technology, and compassionate approach make her uniquely qualified to care for your skin.
A board certified dermatologist specializing in cosmetic, medical, and surgical dermatology, Dr. Stewart is passionate about helping her patients look their natural best and has been doing so for over 20 years. Her extensive cosmetic training, vast experience in performing minimally-invasive, nonsurgical procedures (such as fillers, neuromodulators, plasma resurfacing, and various radiofrequency treatments) and her sense of artistry and attention to detail leave her patients looking relaxed, refreshed, and never overdone. She is also a key opinion leader for several aesthetic companies and is actively involved in various clinical research trials.
Dr. Stewart’s office is equipped with innovative devices that allow for amazing transformations with little downtime. She and her staff are committed to giving each patient a customized treatment plan to produce exceptional results.
To schedule an appointment, or for more information, call 985-727-7701 or visit drmarthastewart.com.
The physicians of Eyecare Associates are pleased to announce the addition of two well respected and established physicians to its practice: Scott D. Lanoux, MD, and O. Jay LaCour III, MD. In addition to increasing in size, the practice is improving the patient experience by updating its electronic health records systems for better doctor/patient communication and efficiency.
Eyecare Associates continues to offer the most up-to-date treatment and services for all medical eye conditions as well as examinations and materials for patients seeking routine eye care. Advanced treatments include the the Catalys Precision Laser System, which is designed to make cataract surgery safer and more accurate, and new lens implant options such as the latest in multifocal and extended focus intraocular lenses that provide patients with the best-corrected vision for both distance and near at the same time.
Optometrists at Eyecare Associates offer the latest options in daily wear contact lenses that are known for exceptional comfort and clear vision. For more information, call 504-455-9825 or visit eyecareneworleans.com.
GENERAL INTERNAL MEDICINE & GERIATRICS
Tulane University’s Section of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics
The faculty of Tulane University’s Section of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics provide high quality patient health care and resident education through several clinical programs and locations across New Orleans, including Tulane Medical Center, University Medical Center, and the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System.
Their Internal Medicine clinics offer services in the areas of wellness, prevention, management of chronic illness, and acute care for adults. Faculty are trained in a variety of fields such as ambulatory medicine, geriatrics, hospital medicine, medicine-pediatrics, palliative care, and preventative health care.
To find a clinic near you, visit medicine.tulane.edu/tulane-doctors and select General Internal Medicine & Geriatrics. Schedule an appointment by calling 504-988-1001 (Tulane Internal Medicine Practice), 504-988-8050 (Metairie-Lakeside Hospital) or 504-988-9000 (Tulane-Uptown Square).
Southern Pain & Neurological
At Southern Pain & Neurological, Doctors Paul Hubbell and Donald Richardson understand that chronic pain creates a prison for patients, disabling them from an active lifestyle. Low back pain is one of the most common sources of pain, and it’s important to note that 15-25 percent of people with low back pain actually have SI joint dysfunction.
At Southern Pain & Neurological, the advanced, minimally invasive PsiF System allows your doctor to stabilize your SI joint from a familiar posterior approach by inserting strategically designed implants directly into the joint. The procedure is done through a small (1 inch) incision and typically takes less than thirty minutes. Patient testimonials have demonstrated that treatment with the PsiF system improved pain, patient function, and quality of life.
If you are experiencing low back pain, sciatic-like pain, hip/pelvis/groin pain, stiffness, leg instability, disturbed sitting and sleeping, and pain when active or lying on one side, the PsiF System may be an option for you. To learn more about SI joint dysfunction, the PsiF System, and Southern Pain & Neurological, call 1-800-277-1265.
The brain is an amazing machine, comprised of over a billion neurons, each at work full time and especially in New Orleans, arguably the most stimulating city on earth. Culicchia Neurological is the synapses that helps not only your neurons connect, but helps you reconnect with who you are. For years, they’ve brought new advancements and understanding to their patients—people come from all around the region seeking care from award-winning, fellowship-trained specialists and subspecialists.
The Culicchia team works together to diagnose and treat disorders such as brain tumors, aneurysm, stroke, epilepsy, migraines, and spinal disorders. Specialties include Neurosurgery, Neurology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Interventional Pain Management. Their affiliate, CNC Hearing and Balance Center, provides the latest in hearing healthcare.
ORTHOPAEDICS & SPORTS MEDICINE
Westside Orthopaedic Clinic
Serving the West Bank and Greater New Orleans region, Westside Orthopaedic Clinic provides exceptional general orthopaedic and spinal treatment. Known for its excellent and personalized care, the clinic has been in operation since 1961, making it one of the longest standing orthopaedic clinics in the city.
Dr. Ralph Katz is a board certified and fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon who has been performing minimally invasive procedures for 20 years with consistently excellent outcomes. For the right patient who has failed conservative treatment (e.g. medication, physical therapy, injections), a minimally invasive procedure such as a micro-discetomy can be done in an outpatient setting. The procedure typically takes about an hour. Most patients can return to normal activities within three to six weeks. Additionally, Dr. Katz performs cervical and lumbar spinal fusions, utilizing small incisions with minimally invasive systems when needed. He is one of a few local surgeons who perform both cervical and lumbar disc replacements.
Westside offers full-service, in-house x-rays, as well as physical therapy services with personal, one-on-one service. Call for an appointment. For more information, visit westsideortho.com or call 504-347-0243.
Metairie Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Metairie Orthopedics & Sports Medicine is the clinical practice location of long-established orthopedic surgeon and New Orleans native, Dr. R. Douglas Bostick III. Dr. Bostick specializes in Sports Medicine and is proficient at arthroscopic and minimally-invasive surgery of both upper and lower extremities.
Dr. Bostick prides himself on staying on top of the latest surgical and non-surgical orthopedic treatments. His expertise includes emerging technology such as PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma), Lipogems, and state-of-the-art arthroscopic procedures such as in-office arthroscopy. He is also trained in robotic joint replacement procedures. These techniques give his patients the best possible results with the quickest recovery time and little to no hospitalization. Additionally, the practice offers ultrasound-guided joint injections.
Dr. Bostick is also a trusted surgeon for worker’s compensation and litigation support and has extensive experience testifying as an expert in the field of orthopedics. Metairie Orthopedic & Sports Medicine is located at 3001 Division Street, Suite 204, in Metairie. To learn more or to schedule a consultation, visit MetairieSportsMed.com or call 504-541-5800.
Crescent City Orthopedics
Crescent City Orthopedics offers quality general orthopedic care, joint replacements, fracture care, sports injuries, PRP treatment, and in-house PT, X-ray, and MRI services.
Founder of Crescent City Orthopedics, Dr. R. William Junius, III has practiced for 15 years and performed more successful robotic joint replacements and partial knee replacements than any surgeon in the region. His expertise also includes Direct Anterior hip replacement. While advanced surgical techniques allow for a quicker recovery to an active lifestyle, Dr. Junius and his team first collaborate to maximize personalized, non-surgical treatment plans.
A sports medicine specialist, Dr. Scott Buhler has served as team physician for Archbishop Rummel High School for the past nine seasons. At Crescent City Orthopedics, he treats a wide range of orthopedic and sports related injuries with specialty training in ACL injuries as well as complex knee and shoulder pathology. He and his team provide innovative and individualized care for surgical patients as well as regenerative medicine techniques for non-surgical patients.
For more information, visit CrescentCityOrtho.com or call 504-309-6500.
Aesthetic Surgical Associates
Stephen E. Metzinger, MD, MSPH, FACS, welcomes patients to Aesthetic Surgical Associates, his cosmetic plastic surgery practice serving the Greater New Orleans area. Dr. Metzinger’s team puts your safety and well-being before anything else. Understanding that pursuing cosmetic plastic surgery is an extremely personal and often emotional choice, Aesthetic Surgical Associates works to provide an inviting, spa-like atmosphere where you feel welcome and relaxed. Dr. Metzinger has over three decades of plastic surgery experience and is the only triple board-certified plastic surgeon in all of Louisiana.
Dr. Metzinger and his staff use some of the most advanced surgical techniques to provide outstanding natural results while minimizing scarring and recovery time. Whether you want to improve the look of your face, nose, breasts, or body, Dr. Metzinger can create a customized surgical or non-surgical plan to help improve your appearance and self-confidence.
To learn more about Dr. Metzinger and Aesthetic Surgical Associates, or to schedule a consultation, contact the office at 504-309-7061 or visit AestheticSurgical.com.
Dr. Hugo St-Hilaire
Receiving a breast cancer diagnosis can be complicated and confusing—at LSU New Orleans, Plastic Surgeon Hugo St-Hilaire and his multidisciplinary team work to compassionately inform patients of the most up-to-date reconstructive options and help them understand which surgical method is best.
“Education is of utmost importance,” says Dr. St-Hilaire, Chief of LSU New Orleans Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. “It’s a lot of information, and sometimes these early decisions are critical to the long-term results of the restorative process. The good news is that we can offer hope and the ability—once treatment is completed—to help the patient feel and live similarly to the way they did prior to diagnosis.”
Reconstruction is just a small part of a patient’s recovery, and which reconstruction procedure is utilized varies from patient to patient. Typically, women return to normal activities within six weeks after reconstructive surgery, and to strenuous exercise after several weeks. Clinic locations in New Orleans, Gulfport, Lafayette and Shreveport.
Visit LSUplasticsurgery.com to learn more.
Mandeville Animal Hospital
At Mandeville Animal Hospital, your pet is part of the family.
“As a Fear-Free™ Certified practitioner, we do whatever it takes to ensure you and your pet feel safe and comfortable—we want you to feel at home,” says Dr. Liza Ledet. Voted “Northshore’s Best Veterinarian” by readers of Sophisticated Woman Magazine six years in a row, Mandeville Animal Hospital delivers an elevated level of competent and compassionate veterinary care in a warm, welcoming environment.
Located in the heart of Old Mandeville, Mandeville Animal Hospital’s state-of-the-art facility provides a broad range of services and is your trusted source for exceptional care. From gentle integrative medicine, wellness and sick visits to dental cleanings, nutrition counseling, routine and emergency surgical procedures, and enriched grooming and boarding as well as pampering luxury spa days, the clinic provides all of the veterinary services to keep dogs and cats healthy while treating every patient like family.
For more information on this little hospital with a big heart, visit mandevilleah.com or call 985-377-0880.
Southern Institute for Women’s Sexual Health
After 20 years of providing women and girls of all ages care in obstetrics and gynecology, Dr. Katherine Williams noted a need for specialized treatment for women experiencing pelvic pain, menopause, and sexual dysfunction. Dr. Williams founded the Southern Institute of Women’s Sexual Health (SIWSH) to provide hope to patients and to treat these conditions as many women suffer in silence.
Dr. Williams’s focus is on sexual pain disorders, dermatologic diseases of the vulva, chronic infections, female sexual dysfunction, and sexual pain in women of all ages, including those with complex medical disorders such as breast cancer and coagulopathies. Proper treatment for patients is often life changing and empowering. SIWSH offers women comprehensive and thorough evaluations to obtain an accurate diagnosis and treatment for various conditions with symptoms that include itching, burning, rawness, throbbing, urinary frequency and urgency, and pain during sex.
At SIWSH, Dr. Williams is joined by Dr. Jay Saux III, Oncologist, Kelly Brewster, NP, and physical therapists who specialize in women’s health. To learn more, visit siwsh.com, or to schedule a consultation, call 985-871-0707.