Physical and mental pain can debilitate a person and cause a severe decrease in quality of life. Whether getting out of bed is made difficult by a bad back or by depression and anxiety, the result can be the same—less time spent with loved ones, less time working and enjoying life, and the unhealthy consequences that follow in a domino effect. It’s important to know there’s help available through specialists across Greater New Orleans. Specialists have the experience and training to diagnose and treat complex medical situations that seem difficult to overcome. By coordinating care with other professionals and incorporating the latest research and technologies into their practices, these specialists can possibly help pinpoint the right actions to take to alleviate your pain and get your life back on track. Find out more about options for you and your loved ones with news from the following healthcare specialists.


Neurological Care & Pain Management


Southern Pain & Neurological is happy to offer Superion Indirect Decompression System, a new, minimally invasive approach to treat lumbar stenosis that fits in the gap of treatment offerings between conservative care and invasive surgery. FDA approved and covered by Medicare, this outpatient treatment is especially helpful for older patients and those not able to tolerate more invasive laminectomy to treat significant limitation in walking or continuous standing. Clinical trials indicated 90 percent patient satisfaction through 60 months. Successful reduction in leg pain was rated at 75 percent for Superion, which was better than a laminectomy and for the same evaluation period.
Doctors Paul Hubbell, Barry Faust, and Donald Richardson understand that chronic pain, especially stenosis and resultant claudication, creates a prison for patients, which disables them from an active lifestyle. The stress from the walking and standing pain negatively affect personalities and decreases freedom. If you are suffering from chronic pain, contact Southern Pain and find out if the Superion minimally invasive indirect decompression system or something else is right for you.
For information and scheduling at the Metairie, Marrero and Covington office, please call 1-800-277-1265.


Psychiatry & Behavioral Health


Good mental health provides the foundation for our physical selves to successfully move throughout, interact with, and ultimately enjoy our world. If you or your child is having difficulty navigating through life due to disorders or conditions such as depression, anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), schizophrenia, or other behavior disorders, consider seeking help from an experienced psychiatrist who understands the local challenges our communities face.
Dr. Colleen Hagemann in double board certified in Adult Psychiatry and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. She is trained in supportive therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, motivational interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, child parent psychotherapy and parent management techniques to support you and your child’s mental health care, well-being, and successful future. Dr. Hagemann utilizes an extensive network of specialists including LCSWs, psychologists, and experts in resource identification and placement. At times, doctors coordinate with other professionals to bring the highest level of care to patients, and Dr. Hagemann has relationships with the best.
For more information or to schedule a consultation, visit or call 504-952-6322. Telepsychiatry services are available.