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Partnership builds on Ochsner’s Orthopedic and Sports Medicine programs, including the experts at Ochsner Lafayette General Lafayette, La. – Internationally-renowned orthopedic surgeon James R. Andrews, MD announced an exclusive five-year partnership…
This week’s guest columnist is Jacob Clement, MD a family practice resident at Ochsner University Hospital & Clinics.   “Why is my child such a picky eater?”, a concerned mom asked me. “She doesn’t eat anything.” The teen was 15 years-old, and…
JENNINGS, La. – Today, Jennings American Legion Hospital (JALH) joins Ochsner Health (Ochsner), becoming Ochsner American Legion Hospital (OALH). As part of the Ochsner family, OALH will be better positioned to expand access to high-quality,…
This week’s guest columnist is Taylor Phillippi, MD, a Family Medicine resident at Ochsner University Hospital & Clinics.   February was American Heart Month, promoting cardiovascular health. This was easy for me; my husband was born with…
The heavy metal band Queensrÿche's biggest hit wasn't a screaming head-banger, but ironically a lovely ballad about helping a child with nightmares control his dreams. The title “Silent Lucidity”, refers to lucid dreams wherein you're aware you're…
Lafayette – Parades and parties, friends and family, king cake and cocktails — celebrating Carnival season in Louisiana can feel magical, but the rolling revelry can also take a toll on personal health. To encourage Louisianians to take a break from…
When my kids were in elementary school, I’d stage “Animal Plays” at bedtime, depicting the kids’ stuffed animals as them, and play-act their nighttime foibles. Like when my son would loudly announce from his bed, “I have to go to the bathroom!” My…
This week’s guest columnist is Aminah Phelps, MD a Family Practice resident at Ochsner University Hospital& Clinics. It’s gumbo weather! Nothing bad about that! I remember when my my three-year-old got burned from trying to climb on the couch…
This week's guest columnist is Stephanie Barrow, MD, Family Practice Resident at Ochsner University Hospital & Clinics in Lafayette. If the pandemic subsides this spring, we'll all relax: no more masks or distancing, no more COVID tests to keep…
Early in human history, people saw that losing blood from battle or childbirth was life-threatening. In the 1600s doctors tried transfusing blood from donors. Sometimes it worked, but often patients had fatal reactions. Other experiments: sheep’s…
CROWLEY – Ochsner Lafayette General is pleased to announce the opening of a new family medicine clinic, located at 1325 Wright Ave, Suite H, in Crowley, Louisiana. The center, which officially opened Wednesday, January 26, 2022, will serve as a full-…
The former Lafayette Community Health Care Clinic reopens as an off-campus extension of Ochsner University Hospital & Clinics primary care LAFAYETTE – Today, Ochsner Lafayette General opened the doors to its Community Health Center, the newly…