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The COVID-19 pandemic dominated headlines for most of 2020. But people’s regular medical needs didn’t stop because of the COVID chaos. Our top doctors worked in a variety of fields, from dermatology to obstetrics and gynecology to urology. They all worked tirelessly to provide effective, compassionate care to their patients in a year when it felt like the world turned upside down.


Dr. James Barrow

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The birth of a child is a joyous occasion, and it’s a joy Dr. James Barrow loves to share with his patients as an OB-GYN at CHRISTUS Ochsner Lake Area Hospital in Lake Charles.

A native of Lake Charles, the 41-year-old Dr. Barrow wanted to be a doctor from the time he was a child. When he was in his third year of medical school and rotated through different specialties, he became interested in the OB-GYN field. He said he liked the opportunity to perform surgeries while still working in a specialty that would allow him to develop lifelong relationships with his patients. The nature of the job also means that a lot of the outcomes are happy ones.

“I like the positivity,” Dr. Barrow said. “It’s also an exciting job and things happen quickly.”

When asked for a memorable patient, Dr. Barrow recalled a night where things happened very quickly indeed. He was on call and received a call at home that a pregnant woman was rushed to the emergency room while bleeding profusely. She was not one of his regular patients, but it was a life-and-death situation and his hospital was the closest. Dr. Barrow hopped in his car, and sped to the hospital as fast as he could.

The woman’s placenta had completely separated from her uterus. But thankfully, Dr. Barrow was able to operate on her just in time and save both the mother and the child. Both are still fine today, and Dr. Barrow also delivered the woman’s next child (in a much more routine birth).

Dr. Barrow’s work is not limited to deliveries. He also serves women in many other areas as a gynecologist and sees patients at Ochsner CHRISTUS Health Center in Lake Charles. He also performs hysterectomies, which are the second-most common surgical procedures after cesarean sections. Many exciting advances have occurred in hysterectomies in recent years. Now, Dr. Barrow can perform laparoscopic hysterectomies with three one-centimeter incisions. It’s less invasive with less post-operative pain and shorter recovery time.

Before Dr. Barrow returned to Lake Charles, he worked as a doctor and teacher at LSU Shreveport. Teaching forced him to improve his communication skill set, especially in front of large groups. 

“You have to learn how to relate to both patients and students,” Dr. Barrow said.

While he enjoyed his work in Shreveport and earned an MBA with an eye on hospital administration, he said the thought of coming home to Lake Charles appealed to him. He wanted to be closer to his family. For the past four years, Dr. Barrow has been back in Lake Charles with his wife and his 13-year-old daughter (“she doesn’t want to be a doctor!”). His wife is pregnant with another child on the way.

Fun Fact
Dr. Barrow is an avid hunter and shares that enthusiasm with his patients. He went duck and squirrel hunting with his grandpa as a child. The love of hunting never faded in adulthood, and he still enjoys the time spent in nature during deer hunting season. “I like the peace and quiet of sitting in a deer stand and watching the sunrise,” Dr. Barrow said.

Dr. Lee Grafton

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Skin is the human body’s largest organ, but people often take skin health for granted. At Grafton Dermatology, Dr. Lee Grafton helps his patients with a variety of maladies ranging from psoriasis to skin cancer.

The 52-year-old Dr. Grafton, a native of Ruston, decided to enter dermatology because he wanted to be in a medical field where he would interact with patients, perform surgeries and still have time to spend with his family (he has a wife and three children).

After 21 years in practice, Dr. Grafton said the patients are what keep the work fun and exciting. He looks forward to his conversations with his patients about all sorts of topics, including hunting and fishing.

“A lot of patients are really funny and tell good stories,” Dr. Grafton said.

Helping them with their problems is of course a rewarding part of the job. Recently, Dr. Grafton ran into a former patient. She’s now in middle school, but Dr. Grafton treated her as 5-year-old with terrible psoriasis. Her condition was so bad that her parents took her out of school because her classmates made fun of her so much. 

“She was covered in psoriasis from head to toe,” Dr. Grafton said.

However, after treatment, the young girl recovered and her skin remains completely clear today.

One of Dr. Grafton’s main practice areas is diagnosing and treating skin cancer. He said he sees more skin cancer patients now than he did at the start of his career. He said everyone needs vitamin D and most people enjoy at least a few outdoor activities, but the trick is being sun-safe and wearing sunscreen and protective hats and clothing.

“I don’t tell them to stay out of the sun. I tell them to be smart,” Dr. Grafton said. “A lot of people are very protective of their children, but they forget to be protective of themselves.”

Thankfully, there are a number of technological advances in the fight against skin cancer. Dr. Grafton uses one called the Derm Tech Smart Sticker. It’s a piece of tape that looks into the skin’s genes to detect melanoma earlier and with a greater degree of accuracy. Traditionally, dermatologists would need to biopsy suspicious moles or growths and send the samples to a lab. Now, the smart sticker allows them to do it in an easier, painless way.

There is also a form of blue-light, photodynamic therapy where the doctor applies medicine to a patient’s face, waits an hour, then puts the patient under the light for 20 minutes. This new treatment can stop skin cancers before they form and is a good preventive treatment for younger people prone to skin cancers.

Fun Fact
Dr. Grafton does not just enjoy talking about fishing with his patients. He also has his own TV show on fishing. “Keep on Castin’” (keeponcastinTV.com) is airsin a three-parish area (Lafourche, Terrebonne and St. Mary’s). However, for those outside of those parishes, Dr. Grafton’s fishing program is available on Roku nationwide. It’s a simple premise. Dr. Grafton goes fishing and he gives some tips to the audience. The show’s website also features mouthwatering recipes for an array of seafood dishes.

Dr. Ayme Schmeeckle

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When choosing a path to follow in her medical studies, Dr. Ayme Schmeeckle of the Baton Rouge Clinic chose urology because it was a specialty that would allow her to operate on patients but still regularly see the same patients through the years. 

“Urology is one of the few fields in medicine where you have a patient population you might operate on but continue to follow down the road,” Dr. Schmeeckle said.

In urology, patients often have survivable issues but will need regular care and checkups after surgery, so it’s easy for the 38-year-old Dr. Schmeeckle to build and foster relationships with patients. One of her most memorable patients was a man she operated on for bladder cancer. The surgery went well and now Dr. Schmeeckle sees the gentleman once a year for a checkup. Every year, she looks forward to talking to him about life, travel, and whatever else comes up.

Dr. Schmeeckle has been a urologist for nine years. Even though she has worked at the same place in the same field for that time span, she said the work remains fresh and exciting. As a urologist, Dr. Schmeeckle treats patients for ailments like prostate cancer, incontinence, prolapse, kidney stones and urinary tract infections. She also performs elective surgeries like vasectomies.

“Something always surprises me,” Dr. Schmeeckle said. “I see something new every day. I learn something new every day.”

When asked for health care tips on the urology front, Dr. Schmeeckle said everyone should stop smoking. While it’s common knowledge that smoking is a major cause of lung cancer, less people know that it’s a major cause of bladder cancer, too. A study from the National Institutes of Health said smokers were four times more likely to get bladder cancer than non-smokers.

“Smoking cessation is paramount to preventing bladder cancer,” Dr. Schmeeckle said. “Every year you stop smoking, you exponentially decrease your risk of getting bladder cancer.”

In technical innovation, Dr. Schmeeckle said urology has recently benefited from robotic surgeries for women suffering from prolapse or incontinence. The new robotic surgeries are more targeted and less invasive. They provide better outcomes, quicker recovery, and less post-op pain for the patients.

Dr. Schmeeckle was born in Lutcher. Her family moved to Baton Rouge when she was in middle school. She now makes her home in Baton Rouge with her husband and two sons.ages six and three.

Fun Fact

When not practicing medicine, Dr. Schmeeckle has a fun, thirst-quenching hobby. She brews her own beer in small batches. Dr. Schmeeckle started beer brewing as a hobby many years ago, but took a pause when her sons were born. However, once COVID-19 limited the number of activities people could engage in out of the house, she returned to her old hobby. When asked what her favorite creations were, Dr. Schmeeckle said she has brewed a blood orange saison, a chocolate stout and a vanilla cream ale. She said the vanilla cream ale was the most popular.


Allergy & Immunology

Jibran E Atwi
Pediatric Group of Acadiana
401 Youngsville Highway
Suite 100
Lafayette
(337) 330-0031

Bernard C Fruge Jr
Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Center of SWLA
320 Settlers Trace Blvd
Lafayette
(337) 981-9495

Bina E Joseph
Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Center of SWLA
320 Settlers Trace Blvd
Lafayette
(337) 981-9495

James M Kidd III
Kidd Allergy Clinic
8017 Picardy Avenue
Baton Rouge
(225) 769-4432

Sandhya D Mani
Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Health
8200 Constantin Boulevard
Floor 3
Baton Rouge
(225) 765-5500

Powlin V Manuel
Manuel Allergy Center
104 Genevieve Drive
Lafayette
(337) 984-0110

Prem K Menon
Asthma, Allergy & Immunology Center
5217 Flanders Drive
Baton Rouge
(225) 766-6931

Joseph N Redhead Jr
The Baton Rouge Clinic
7373 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge
(225) 769-4044

Cardiac Electrophysiology

Freddy M Abi-Samra
Ochsner Medical Center
10310 The Grove Boulevard
Baton Rouge
(225) 761-5200

Kenneth C Civello Jr
Louisiana Cardiology Associates
7777 Hennessy Boulevard
Medical Plaza II, Suite 1000
Baton Rouge
(225) 767-3900

C Andrew Smith
Louisiana Cardiology Associates
7777 Hennessy Boulevard
Medical Plaza II, Suite 1000
Baton Rouge
(225) 767-3900

Wenjie Xu
Louisiana Cardiology Associates
7777 Hennessy Boulevard
Medical Plaza II, Suite 1000
Baton Rouge
(225) 767-3900

Cardiovascular Disease

Bart G Denys
Cardiovascular Institute of the South
1320 Martin Luther King Drive
Thibodaux
(985) 446-2021

N. Joseph Deumite
Louisiana Cardiology Associates
7777 Hennessy Boulevard
Medical Plaza II, Suite 1000
Baton Rouge
(225) 767-3900

Michael Z Dibbs
Cardiology Center Of Acadiana
121 Rue Louis XIV
Bldg 4 – Ste B
Lafayette
(337) 984-9355

Daniel T Fontenot
Baton Rouge Cardiology Center
5231 Brittany Drive
Baton Rouge
(225) 769-0933

Robert W Greer
Cardiovascular Institute of the South
1320 Martin Luther King Drive
Thibodaux
(985) 446-2021

Steven T Gremillion
Louisiana Cardiology Associates
7777 Hennessy Boulevard
Medical Plaza II, Suite 1000
Baton Rouge
(225) 767-3900

Babu R Jasti
Cardiovascular Institute of the South
6550 Main Street, Suite 1000
Zachary
(225) 654-1559

Joseph M Kowalski
Cardiology Specialists of Acadiana
315 Rue Louis XIV
Lafayette
(337) 269-9777

Nakia A Newsome
Baton Rouge Cardiology Center
8888 Summa Avenue
Baton Rouge
(225) 769-0933

Fernando J Ruiz
Cardiovascular Institute of the South
441 Heymann Boulevard
Lafayette
(337) 289-8429

John M Winterton
Lake Charles Memorial Hospital
Heart & Vascular Surgery Center
1717 Oak Park Blvd Fl 2
Lake Charles
(337) 494-3278

Kenneth Wong
Cardiovascular Institute of the South
102 Twin Oaks Drive
Raceland
(985) 837-4000

Kevin R Young
Lake Charles Memorial Hospital
Heart & Vascular Surgery Center
1717 Oak Park Blvd Fl 2
Lake Charles
(337) 494-3278

Clinical Genetics

Duane W Superneau
Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group
8415 Goodwood Boulevard, Suite 202A
Baton Rouge
(225) 765-8988

Colon & Rectal Surgery

Louis R Barfield
Baton Rouge Colon Rectal Associates
7777 Hennessy Boulevard, Suite 206
Baton Rouge
(225) 767-1156

Richard L Byrd
Baton Rouge Colon Rectal Associates
7777 Hennessy Boulevard, Suite 206
Baton Rouge
(225) 767-1156

Dermatology

Tamela L Charbonnet
Grafton Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery
327 Bayou Gardens Boulevard
Houma
(985) 876-5000

Mary C Dickerson
Louisiana Dermatology Associates
10154 Jefferson Highway
Baton Rouge
(225) 927-5663

Lee H Grafton
Grafton Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery
327 Bayou Gardens Boulevard
Houma
(985) 876-5000

Laurie H Harrington
Advanced Dermatology
20474 Old Scenic Highway
Zachary
(225) 654-1124

Scott M Jackson
The Baton Rouge Clinic
7373 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge
(225) 769-4044

W. Trent Massengale
Atlas Dermatology
163 Burgin Ave
Baton Rouge
(225) 313-4560

Ashley Coreil Record
The Baton Rouge Clinic
4727 West Park Drive, Suite B
Zachary
(225) 246-9240

Ann C Zedlitz
Z Aesthetic Dermatology
5305 Flanders Drive
Baton Rouge
(225) 778-7540

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Sandra E Dempsey
Imperial Health
Endocrinology Center
1727 Imperial Blvd
Lake Charles
(337) 310-3670

Gary H Field
The Baton Rouge Clinic
7373 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge
(225) 246-9240

Lane Frey
Thibodaux Regional Wellness Center
726 North Acadia Road, Suite 3300
Thibodaux
(985) 493-3080

Robin E Kilpatrick
Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group
5428 O’Donovan Drive
Baton Rouge
(225) 300-1076

Joel D Silverberg
The Baton Rouge Clinic
7373 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge
(225) 769-4044

Family Medicine

Danielle D Angeron
South Louisiana Medical Associates
181 Corporate Drive
Houma
(985) 262-1639

Gary J Birdsall
102 W 112th Street
Cut Off
(985) 632-5222

Donald V Brignac
LPG Concierge Medicine
5428 O’Donovan Drive, Suite B
Baton Rouge
(225) 330-0480

Kelly T Cahill
Lourdes Physician Group
3220 Kaliste Saloom Road
Lafayette
(337) 470-3370

Andree B Caillet
Lourdes Physician Group
3220 Kaliste Saloom Road
Lafayette
(337) 470-3370

Indira Gautam
Comprehensive Family Care
502 Lafayette Street
Youngsville
(337) 857-3512

Karrie V Kilgore
The Family Clinic of Crowley
345 Odd Fellows Road
Crowley
(337) 783-7004

Sunshine Little
Lourdes Physician Group
3824 Northeast Evangeline Thruway, Suite B
Carencro
(337) 470-3280

Elizabeth W McLain
Lafayette General Medical Center
Family Medicine Department
1211 Coolidge Street, Suite 404
Lafayette
(337) 289-8478

Darrin D Menard
Scott Family Physicians
202 Westgate Road
Lafayette
(337) 232-1802

Joseph E Orgeron
Orgeron & Pillette Family Medicine
4906 Ambassador Caffery Parkway Building M – Suite 1302
Lafayette
(337) 534-8964

Cassandra Pillette
Orgeron & Pillette Family Medicine
4906 Ambassador Caffery Parkway Building M – Suite 1302
Lafayette
(337) 534-8964

Paul B Stringfellow
The Family Clinic of Crowley
345 Odd Fellows Road
Crowley
(337) 783-7004

Gastroenterology

Stephen G Abshire
The Gastro Clinic
1211 Coolidge Boulevard, Suite 303
Lafayette
(337) 232-6697

Irfan R Alam
Gastroenterology Center Of LA
4212 West Congress Street, Suite 2400E
Lafayette
(337) 984-4350

James Carter Balart
The Baton Rouge Clinic
7373 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge
(225) 246-9240

Charles C Berggreen
Gastroenterology Associates
9103 Jefferson Highway
Baton Rouge
(225) 927-1190

Richard K Broussard
Acadiana Gastroenterology Associates
439 Heymann Blvd
Lafayette
(337) 269-0963

David C Pellegrin
Gastroenterology Center of the South
8120 Main Street, Suite 200
Houma
(985) 851-5206

Douglas C Walsh
Gastroenterology Associates
9103 Jefferson Highway
Baton Rouge
(225) 927-1190

Nathaniel S Winstead
Houma Digestive Health Specialists
1023 Wood St
Houma
(985) 772-6997

Hand Surgery

John C Hildenbrand IV
OrthoLA
726 N Acadia Rd, Suite 1000
Thibodaux
(985) 625-2200

Internal Medicine

Michael S Alexander
Internal Medicine of Acadiana
461 Heymann Blvd
Lafayette
(337) 289-8717

Leo P Blaize III
Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group
7777 Hennessy Boulevard, Suite 7000
Baton Rouge
(225) 765-8829

Chester G Boudreaux
Regional Internal Medicine Associates
142 Rue Marguerite
Thibodaux
(985) 446-2131

Brian D Clements
Memorial Medical Group
Internal Medicine Clinic of Lake Charles
4345 Nelson Rd, Suite 201
Lake Charles
(337) 494-6800

C. Ray Halliburton Jr
Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group
7777 Hennessy Boulevard, Suite 7000
Baton Rouge
(225) 765-8829

Susan B Ieyoub
Memorial Medical Group
Internal Medicine Clinic of Lake Charles
4345 Nelson Rd, Ste 201
Lake Charles
(337) 494-6800

Mark D LaFuria
Memorial Medical Group
Internal Medicine Clinic of Lake Charles
2770 3rd Ave
Lake Charles
(337) 494-6800

Bryan A LeBean Sr
LeBean Sleep Center
2930 Moss Street, Suite B
Lafayette
(337) 261-0559

Bradley L Meek
Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group
Internal Medicine at Picardy
8119 Picardy Avenue
Baton Rouge
(225) 214-3638

Katherine F Pearce
Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group
Primary Care for Women
5131 O’Donovan Drive, Suite 201
Baton Rouge
(225) 374-0220

Karen R Smith
461 Heymann Blvd
Lafayette
(337) 289-8646

James T Soignet
Regional Internal Medicine Associates
142 Rue Marguerite
Thibodaux
(985) 446-2131

Interventional Cardiology

Donna D Adams
Baton Rouge Cardiology Center
5231 Brittany Drive
Baton Rouge
(225) 769-0933

Chad M Dugas
Cardiovascular Institute of the South
1320 Martin Luther King Drive
Thibodaux
(504) 568-4647

Peter S Fail
Cardiovascular Institute of the South
225 Dunn Street
Houma
(985) 876-0300

Pradeep K Nair
Cardiovascular Institute of the South
225 Dunn Street
Houma
(985) 876-0300

Christopher L Paris
Cardiovascular Institute of the South
107 Maryland Drive
Luling
(985) 308-1604

Andrew P Rees
Louisiana Cardiology Associates
7777 Hennessy Boulevard
Medical Plaza II, Suite 1000
Baton Rouge
(225) 767-3900

Christopher S Thompson
Lake Charles Memorial Hospital
Heart & Vascular Surgery Center
1717 Oak Park Blvd Fl 2
Lake Charles
(337) 494-3278

Charisse Ward
Cardiovascular Institute of the South
8401 Picardy Avenue
Baton Rouge
(225) 308-0247

Maternal & Fetal Medicine

Paul K Dibbs
Maternal Fetal Medicine of Acadiana
105 Corporate Boulevard
Lafayette
(337) 593-9099

Robert C Moore
Woman’s Maternal Fetal Medicine
100 Woman’s Way
Baton Rouge
(225) 924-8338

Medical Oncology

Bryan J Bienvenu
Louisiana Hematology Oncology Associates
4950 Essen Lane, Suite 500
Baton Rouge
(225) 767-1311

B.J. Jay Brooks Jr
Ochsner Health Center
Medical Oncology Dept
10310 The Grove Boulevard
Baton Rouge
(225) 761-5200

Vince D Cataldo
4950 Essen Lane, Ste 300
Baton Rouge
(225) 757-0343

David S Hanson
Louisiana Hematology Oncology Associates
4950 Essen Lane, Suite 500
Baton Rouge
(225) 767-1311

Steven J Saccaro
Lafayette General Medical Center
Cancer Center of Acadiana
1211 Coolidge Street
Lafayette
(337) 289-8400

Derrick W Spell
Louisiana Hematology Oncology Associates
4950 Essen Lane, Suite 500
Baton Rouge
(225) 767-1311

Ashish Udhrain
Cancer Center of Thibodaux Regional
290 Bowie Road
Thibodaux
(985) 493-4346

Nephrology

Raynold J Corona
Renal Associates of Baton Rouge
5131 O’Donovan Drive, Suite 100
Baton Rouge
(225) 767-4893

Mitchell J Hebert
Renal Associates of Baton Rouge
5131 O’Donovan Drive, Suite 100
Baton Rouge
(225) 767-4893

Michael W Roppolo
Renal Associates of Baton Rouge
5131 O’Donovan Drive, Suite 100
Baton Rouge
(225) 767-4893

Allen W Vander
Kidney Center of South Louisiana
604 N Acadia Rd
Thibodaux
(985) 446-0871

James E Yegge
Renal Associates of Baton Rouge
5131 O’Donovan Drive, Suite 100
Baton Rouge
(225) 767-4893

Neurological Surgery

Alan Appley
155 Hospital Drive, Suite 100
Lafayette
(337) 235-7743

Charles R Bowie
The Neuromedical Center Clinic
10101 Park Rowe Avenue, Suite 200
Baton Rouge
(225) 769-2200

Jason L Cormier
Acadiana Neurosurgery
1200 Camellia Blvd, Suite 400
Lafayette
(337) 534-8680

Neurology

Kevin J Callerame
Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group
5247 Didesse Drive
Baton Rouge
(225) 215-2193

Gerard R Dynes Jr
The Baton Rouge Clinic
7373 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge
(225) 769-4044

Jamie B Huddleston
Ochsner Specialty Health Center
141 Twin Oaks Drive
Raceland
(985) 537-2666

Obstetrics & Gynecology

James Barrow
Ochsner CHRISTUS Health Center-OBGYN
4150 Nelson Road
Lake Charles
(337) 656-7876

Rebecca Boudreaux
Louisiana Women’s Healthcare
500 Rue de la Vie, Ste 100
Baton Rouge
(225) 201-2000

Randall L Brown
Louisiana Women’s Healthcare
500 Rue de la Vie, Ste 100
Baton Rouge
(225) 201-2000

Francis J Cardinale
Acadiana Women’s Health Group
4640 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy
Lafayette
(337) 984-1050

Robert V Cazayoux
Women’s Health Specialist
852 Belanger St
Houma
(985) 851-6800

Nicole Chauvin
Louisiana Women’s Healthcare
500 Rue de la Vie, Suite 100
Baton Rouge
(225) 201-2000

Rachel Chua
4150 Nelson Road, Building C, Suite 9
Lake Charles
(337) 419-0900

Richard J Clement
Women’s Health Specialist
852 Belanger St
Houma
(985) 851-6800

David P Darbonne
1890 W Gauthier Rd, Ste 120
Lake Charles
(337) 474-3883

Ryan Dickerson
Louisiana Women’s Healthcare
500 Rue de la Vie, Suite 100
Baton Rouge
(225) 201-2000

Bradley K Forsyth
Memorial Medical Group
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1890 W Gauthier Rd, Ste 140
Lake Charles
(337) 480-5570

J. William Groves Jr
1890 W Gauthier Rd, Ste 130
Lake Charles
(337) 480-5530

Ann Marie Lafranca
500 Rue de la Vie, Suite 210
Baton Rouge
(225) 928-5951

Opal LeBlanc
2807 Kaliste Saloom Road, Suite 101
Lafayette
(337) 769-3444

Charles E Padgett
1211 Coolidge Avenue, Suite 405
Lafayette
(337) 233-7524

Michael Schexnayder
Louisiana Women’s Healthcare
500 Rue de la Vie, Ste 100
Baton Rouge
(225) 201-2000

Michelle R Stutes
4630 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy, Suite 412
Lafayette
(337) 769-3489

A Collins Thibodeaux
Hamilton Medical Group
4630 Ambassador Caffery Parkway, Suite 208
Lafayette
(337) 981-6100

Ophthalmology

Frank J Culotta Jr
Acadiana Retina Consultants
1101 South College Road, Suite 304
Lafayette
(337) 232-2710

Donald C Falgoust
Falgoust Eye Medical & Surgical
1980 Tybee Ln
Lake Charles
(337) 477-0963

Scott T Gauthreaux
Acadiana Retina Consultants
1101 South College Road, Suite 304
Lafayette
(337) 232-2710

Thomas J Heigle
Eye Medical Center
7777 Hennessy Boulevard, Suite 4000
Baton Rouge
(225) 766-7441

Keith E Kellum
Southern Eye Institute
446 Corporate Drive
Houma
(985) 872-5577

Kirk S LeBlanc
1000 West Pinhook Road, Suite 303
Lafayette
(337) 234-8533

Jane Olson
8440 Bluebonnet Blvd, Ste B
Baton Rouge
(225) 766-0005

Allen R Pearce
Eye Medical Center
7777 Hennessy Boulevard, Suite 4000
Baton Rouge
(225) 766-7441

Nano Karen Zeringue
Southern Eye Institute
900 Canal Blvd, Suite 3
Thibodaux
(985) 448-3353

Orthopaedic Surgery

Rasheed I Ahmad
Baton Rouge Orthopaedic Clinic
8080 Bluebonnet Boulevard, Suite 1000
Baton Rouge
(225) 924-2424

Joseph E Broyles
Bone & Joint Clinic of Baton Rouge
7301 Hennessy Boulevard, Suite 200
Baton Rouge
(225) 766-0050

Christopher E Cenac
Gulf Coast Orthopaedics
1001 School St
Houma
(985) 868-1540

David B Clause
Opelousas Orthopaedic Clinic
4015 I-49 S Service Rd
Opelousas
(337) 942-6503

Geoffrey J Collins
Collins Orthopaedics & Sports
Medicine
1625 Wolf Cir
Lake Charles
(337) 905-7100

Gabriel L Dersam
Lourdes Physician Group
Pediatric Orthopedic Clinic
4704 Ambassador Caffery Parkway
Lafayette
(337) 371-3102

Robert W Easton
Baton Rouge Orthopaedic Clinic
8080 Bluebonnet Boulevard, Suite 1000
Baton Rouge
(225) 924-2424

Henry L Eiserloh III
Baton Rouge Orthopaedic Clinic
8080 Bluebonnet Boulevard, Suite 1000
Baton Rouge
(225) 924-2424

Patrick R Ellender
OrthoLA
726 N Acadia Rd, Suite 1000
Thibodaux
(985) 625-2200

Harold J Granger
Hamilton Medical Group
4809 Ambassador Caffery Parkway, Suite 200
Lafayette
(337) 988-8855

Craig C Greene
Baton Rouge Orthopaedic Clinic
8080 Bluebonnet Boulevard, Suite 1000
Baton Rouge
(225) 924-2424

R. Bryan Griffith Jr
Baton Rouge Orthopaedic Clinic
8080 Bluebonnet Boulevard, Suite 1000
Baton Rouge
(225) 924-2424

Michael Alan Hinton
Hinton Orthopedics
230 W Sale Rd
Lake Charles
(337) 477-5252

Mary A Mayeux
Lafayette General Medical Orthopaedics
4212 West Congress Street, Suite 3100
Lafayette
(337) 703-3201

Thomas J Montgomery
Montgomery Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
1301 Camellia Boulevard, Suite 102
Lafayette
(337) 235-2264

David S Muldowny
Lafayette Bone & Joint Clinic
1103 Kaliste Saloom Road
Lafayette
(337) 234-5234

John W Noble Jr
Center For Orthopaedics
1747 Imperial Blvd
Lake Charles
(337) 721-7236

David M Pope
Bone & Joint Clinic of Baton Rouge
7301 Hennessy Boulevard, Suite 200
Baton Rouge
(225) 766-0050

Catherine J Riche
Baton Rouge Orthopaedic Clinic
8080 Bluebonnet Boulevard, Suite 1000
Baton Rouge
(225) 924-2424

Michael Robichaux
Baton Rouge Orthopaedic Clinic
8080 Bluebonnet Boulevard, Suite 1000
Baton Rouge
(225) 924-2424

Malcolm J Stubbs
Lafayette Bone & Joint Clinic
1103 Kaliste Saloom Road
Lafayette
(337) 234-5234

Meredith Warner
Warner Orthopedics and Wellness
9373 Baringer Foreman Road
Baton Rouge
(225) 754-8888

Matthew D Williams
Louisiana Orthopaedic Specialists
108 Rue Louis XIV
Lafayette
(337) 235-8007

Otolaryngology

John W Alldredge
Lafayette Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists
225 Bendel Rd
Lafayette
(337) 232-2330

Moises A Arriaga
Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group
Hearing & Balance Center
7777 Hennessy Boulevard, Suite 709
Baton Rouge
(225) 765-7735

James V Broussard
Southern ENT Associates
604 N Acadia Rd, Suite 101
Thibodaux
(985) 446-5079

Lisa B David
David & Eldredge ENT Specialists
109 Rue Fontaine
Lafayette
(337) 266-9820

Maria M Doucet
Doucet Ear, Nose & Throat
4630 Ambassador Caffery Parkway A Building – Suite 402
Lafayette
(337) 989-4453

Jason J Durel
Lafayette Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists
225 Bendel Road
Lafayette
(337) 232-2330

Brytton B Eldredge
David & Eldredge ENT Specialists
109 Rue Fontaine
Lafayette
(337) 266-9820

Phillip E Noel
Phillip Noel ENT
100 Phoenix
Abbeville
(337) 898-3700

Daniel W Nuss
Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center
Head & Neck Center
4950 Essen Lane, Suite 400
Baton Rouge
(225) 765-1765

Justin M Tenney
Southern ENT Associates
604 N Acadia Rd, Suite 101
Thibodaux
(985) 233-2273

Guy P Zeringue III
Southern ENT Associates
604 N Acadia Rd, Suite 101
Thibodaux
(985) 233-2273

Otolaryngology/Facial Plastic Surgery

J. Kevin Duplechain
1103 Kaliste Saloom Road, Suite 300
Lafayette
(337) 456-3282

Jeffrey J Joseph
Acadian ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery Center
1000 West Pinhook Road, Ste 201A
Lafayette
(337) 237-0650

Pain Medicine

Jimmy N Ponder Jr
Headache & Pain Center
123 Frontage Road-A
Gray
(985) 580-1200

Pediatric Allergy & Immunology

Theron G McCormick
Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group
Pediatric Specialty Clinic
8200 Constantin Boulevard Floor 3
Baton Rouge
(225) 765-6834

Pediatric Cardiology

Michael S Crapanzano
Pediatric Cardiology Associates of LA
7777 Hennessy Boulevard, Suite 103
Baton Rouge
(225) 767-6700

Rufus L Hixon III
Pediatric Cardiology Associates of LA
7777 Hennessy Boulevard, Suite 103
Baton Rouge
(225) 767-6700

Mudar M Kattash
Pediatric Cardiology Of Southwest Louisiana
2005 Southwood Drive
Lake Charles
(337) 562-2293

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

Ammar B Morad
Kids Specialty Center
4704 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy
Lafayette
(337) 474-5920

Pediatric Surgery

Deiadra J Garrett
Lourdes Physician Group
Pediatric General Surgery Clinic
4704 Ambassador Caffery Parkway
Lafayette
(337) 470-5920

Pediatrics

Anne Marie H Ardoin
Preferred Pediatrics
142B Rue Marguerite
Thibodaux
(985) 449-7529

Brian D Bailey
Lafayette Children’s Clinic
5000 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy, Bldg 12
Lafayette
(337) 989-5061

Anne T Boudreaux
Preferred Pediatrics
142B Rue Marguerite
Thibodaux
(985) 449-7529

Jennifer A Boustany
Lafayette Pediatrics
4630 Ambassador Caffery Parkway, Suite 102
Lafayette
(337) 989-2322

Danielle M Calix
Ochsner for Children
13100 River Road
Destrehan
(985) 764-6036

Robert E Drumm
The Baton Rouge Clinic
7373 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge
(225) 769-4044

Bernard F Ferrer
Bayou Pediatric Associates
569 Enterprise Drive
Houma
(985) 872-6405

Jennifer V Hogan
Ochsner Health Center
Pediatrics Dept
10310 The Grove Boulevard
Baton Rouge
(225) 761-5200

Michael K Judice
Lafayette Pediatrics
4630 Ambassador Caffery Parkway, Suite 102
Lafayette
(337) 989-2322

Jamar A Melton
The Baton Rouge Clinic
7373 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge
(225) 246-6000

Henry M Peltier
Center for Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine
604 N Acadia Rd, Suite 200
Thibodaux
(985) 448-3700

Edward D Sledge Jr
Ochsner Health Center
Pediatrics Dept
10310 The Grove Boulevard
Baton Rouge
(225) 761-5200

Jenny M Thomas
The Pediatric Center of Southwest Louisiana
600 Cypress St
Sulphur
(337) 527-6371

Mark J Waggenspack
The Baton Rouge Clinic
7373 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge
(225) 769-4044

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Craig G Morton
Center for Orthopaedics
1747 Imperial Blvd
Lake Charles
(337) 721-7236

Plastic Surgery

Stephen J Delatte Jr
Delatte Plastic Surgery & Skin Care Specialists
100 Drury Ln
Lafayette
(337) 269-4949

Michael S Hanemann Jr
Hanemann Plastic Surgery
5233 Dijon Drive
Baton Rouge
(225) 766-2166

Kenneth L Odinet Jr
200 Beaullieu Drive, Ste 6
Lafayette
(337) 234-8648

Ernest Clyde Smoot III
Lake Charles Plastic Surgery
4150 Nelson Rd A-2 Bldg
Lake Charles
(337) 478-5577

Taylor B Theunissen
Theunissen Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of Baton Rouge
5233 Dijon Drive
Baton Rouge
(225) 412-2165

Psychiatry

Renee M Bruno
7470 Highland Road
Baton Rouge
(225) 615-8102

Pulmonary Disease

Glenn M Gomes
Ochsner Health Center
Pulmonary Disease Dept
9001 Summa Avenue
Baton Rouge
(225) 761-5200

G. Gary Guidry
Lafayette Pulmonary Clinic
155 Hospital Drive, Ste 101
Lafayette
(337) 234-3204

Mark K Hodges
The Baton Rouge Clinic
7373 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge
(225) 769-4044

Gary J Kohler
Memorial Medical Group
Pulmonary Associates
2770 3rd Ave, Ste 350
Lake Charles
(337) 494-2750

Michael P McCarthy
The Baton Rouge Clinic
7373 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge
(225) 246-9240

Kevin D Reed
8585 Picardy Avenue, Suite 313
Raton Rouge
(225) 381-2755

Radiation Oncology

Julian J Krawczyk
OncoLogics
Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center
4809 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy, Ste 100
Lafayette
(337) 769-8660

Andrew D Lauve
Radiation Oncology Center
6180 Main Street, Suite B
Zachary
(225) 570-1212

James G Maze
Lake Charles Memorial Hospital
Radiation Oncology
1701 Oak Park Blvd
Lake Charles
(337) 494-2121

Perri B Prellop
OncoLogics
Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center
4809 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy, Ste 100
Lafayette
(337) 769-8660

Stephen R Wilt
OncoLogics
Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center
4809 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy, Ste 100
Lafayette
(337) 769-8660

Charles G Wood
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center
4950 Essen Lane
Baton Rouge
(225) 271-5269

Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility

Susan C Conway
Fertility Answers
206 East Farrel Road
Lafayette
(337) 989-8795

John M Storment
Fertility Answers
206 East Farrel Road
Lafayette
(337) 989-8795

Rheumatology

Ronald P Ceruti Jr
The Baton Rouge Clinic
Osteoporosis Center
7373 Perkins Rd
Baton Rouge
(225) 246-9240

James M Lipstate
Lafayette Arthritis & Endocrine Clinic
4212 West Congress Street, Suite 2300A
Lafayette
(337) 237-7801

Jennifer K Malin
Lafayette Arthritis & Endocrine Clinic
4212 West Congress Street, Suite 2300A
Lafayette
(337) 237-7801

Sean E Shannon
Our Lady of the Lake Rheumatology
7777 Hennessy Boulevard, Suite 501
Baton Rouge
(225) 765-6505

Sleep Medicine

Matthew M Abraham
Lake Charles Memorial Hospital
Sleep Medicine
1701 Oak Park Blvd
Lake Charles
(337) 494-2393

Surgery

Jason A Breaux
Southern Surgical & Medical Specialists
457 Heymann Blvd
Lafayette
(337) 237-5774

Keith C Chung
Comprehensive Surgery Clinic
4150 Nelson Rd B Bldg – Ste 6
Lake Charles
(337) 433-1303

Michael W Hailey
Breast Specialty of Baton Rouge
500 Rue de la Vie, Suite 201
Baton Rouge
(225) 751-2778

Mark Hausmann
Surgeons Group of Baton Rouge
7777 Hennessy Boulevard, Suite 612
Baton Rouge
(225) 769-5656

Mark F Hebert
Thibodaux Surgical Specialists
604 N Acadia Rd, Suite 207
Thibodaux
(985) 446-1763

Henry J Kaufman IV
Southern Surgical & Medical Specialists
457 Heymann Blvd
Lafayette
(337) 237-5774

William C Moss
Ochsner CHRISTUS Clinic General Surgery
4150 Nelson Road G Building – Suite 3
Lake Charles
(337) 656-7873

Philip R Schauer
Bariatric & Metabolic Institute
6400 Perkins Road, Building D
Baton Rouge
(225) 330-0497

Richard T Shimer
Memorial Medical Group
Surgical Associates
2770 3rd Ave, Ste 120
Lake Charles
(337) 494-4868

Jonathan P Taylor
The Baton Rouge Clinic
7373 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge
(225) 246-9240

Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

Amit N Patel
Cardiovascular Institute of the South
8401 Picardy Ave
Baton Rouge
(225) 308-0247

C. Swayze Rigby
Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group
Cardiothoracic Surgery
7777 Hennessy Boulevard, Suite 8001
Baton Rouge
(225) 490-7224

Urogynecology/Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery

Phillip A Barksdale
500 Rue de la Vie, Suite 511
Baton Rouge
(225) 752-3000

William S Kubricht III
Louisiana Urology
8080 Bluebonnet Boulevard, Suite 3000
Baton Rouge
(225) 766-8100

Urology

Angelo Annaloro Jr
Baton Rouge Urology
7777 Hennessy Boulevard, Suite 2004
Baton Rouge
(225) 769-2500

Kenneth M Blue III
Louisiana Urology
8080 Bluebonnet Boulevard, Suite 3000
Baton Rouge
(225) 766-8100

Thad A Bourque
Southern Surgical & Medical Specialists
Southern Urology
120 Rue Louis XIV
Lafayette
(337) 988-1803

Christopher P Fontenot
Southern Urology
120 Rue Louis XIV
Lafayette
(337) 233-6665

James J Jancuska
Lake Area Physicians
Urology Center of SWLA
234 Dr. Michael DeBakey Drive
Lake Charles
(337) 439-8857

Scott M Neusetzer
Southern Urology
120 Rue Louis XIV
Lafayette
(337) 233-6665

William B Roth
Southern Urology
120 Rue Louis XIV Building 2
Lafayette
(337) 233-6665

Ayme V Schmeeckle
The Baton Rouge Clinic
7373 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge
(225) 246-9240

Farjaad M Siddiq
Advanced Urology
1715 Wolf Circle
Lake Charles
(337) 480-7499

Walter J Simoneaux Jr
Thibodaux Urology Specialists
504 N Acadia Rd
Thibodaux
(985) 447-5667

Jeremy S Speeg
Southern Urology
120 Rue Louis XIV
Lafayette
(337) 233-6665

Vascular Surgery

Michael S Conners III
CVT Surgical Center
7777 Hennessy Boulevard, Suite 1008
Baton Rouge
(225) 766-0416

P. Michael Davis Jr
CVT Surgical Center
7777 Hennessy Boulevard, Suite 1008
Baton Rouge
(225) 766-0416

Racheed J Ghanami
Southern Vascular Clinic
5000 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy
Bldg 1, Ste 100
Lafayette
(337) 534-4444

Christopher E LaGraize
Acadiana Vascular Clinic
129 Rue Louis XIV
Lafayette
(337) 305-7134

John B Luke III
Acadiana Vascular Clinic
129 Rue Louis XIV
Lafayette
(337) 305-7134

Andrew J Olinde
Baton Rouge Vascular Specialty Center
8888 Summa Avenue Floor 3
Baton Rouge
(225) 769-4493


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