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NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2020 CHEFS+RECIPES TOP DOCTORS

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2020

Victor’s Cafeteria’s Chicken Pot Pie

Not Your Mama’s Comfort Food Chefs around the state share modern takes on dishes to warm your belly and soothe your soul


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Chefs+ Recipes Not Your Mama’s Comfort Food

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FROM THE EXECUTIVE EDITOR’S DESK

The Great Sweet Potato Controversy 10

PELICAN BRIEFS

Noteworthy news and happenings around the state 12

HEALTH

Even one basic CPR class can mean the difference between life and death 14

LITERARY LOUISIANA

Our list of books that will be please everyone on your list this holiday season — giftwrap not included 16

MADE IN LOUISIANA

Lafayette husband-and-wifeteam Justin Roy and Jayna Anderson cultivate creativity with their line of Earth-minded candlesticks and plant stands 18

ART

Get your culture (and a walk) safely with outdoor art, exhibitions and sculpture gardens around the state

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Doctor’s Orders Former state department of health assistant secretary Dr. Alex Billioux’s battle against covid-19

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HOME

Mesmerized by its history and surroundings, Margaret Schexnayder found a home for herself and her business at Bon Paquet 60

KITCHEN GOURMET

Cane syrup is more versatile than you think and can be used in sweet and savory dishes 62

TRAVELER

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Top Doctors 638 Doctors in 57 Categories

Autumn is the perfect time to visit Chicot State Park and the Louisiana Arboretum 64

PHOTO CONTEST

A little Louisianian learns by example in Gueydan


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The Great Sweet Potato Controversy

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ow I guess is as good a time as any to resolve an issue and move on with our lives. Afterall, we have been through so much this year that we should get all of the controversies behind us and try to live in peace in 2021. Here is the issue: What about putting sweet potato in gumbo? Even more controversial: How about adding potato salad? There are some people in this world who have never heard of positioning an orangecolored tuber in the gumbo bowl. Those folks are deprived. While a gumbo simmers on the stove, creating a spicy, peppery and salty flavor; the oven should be hosting a pan of browning Louisiana sweet potatoes. Just the baking experience is worth the effort. There are few finer fragrances than that of a spud being transformed into a delicacy. The kitchen is perfumed by a caramelized aroma. When the gumbo is served, over rice, the proper thing to do is to position a peeled sweet potato into the mix so that the spoon can slice slivers of it as you eat. The sweetness complements the spicy richness of the soup creating a flavor cornucopia unique to the Louisiana experience. My gumbo preference is chicken and sausage thickened with okra, but I would not turn away a steamy bowl of seafood gumbo with crab claws hanging over the edge. (I do not approve of mixing gumbos with meat and seafood, but here too I would pivot if necessary.) Those of you who sample the gumbo and sweet potato combination for the first time will want to thank me, but you should hold the praise until trying the other variation, potato salad in gumbo. This practice is not as widespread as the others but has been common to St. Martin Parish, which is also known for being the site of the Evangeline Oak. Evangeline, had she been non-fiction, was Acadian, but one theory is that the potato salad is a reflection of German influence in an area that is — so to speak — a cultural gumbo. The Germans who settled along the river parishes added their own spices and sausages to Louisiana dishes — such as andouille — plus a spoonful of potato salad. Unlike the sweet potato, a potato salad can be tangy, sweet or both. It adds a whole new repertoire of flavors. We should add that we have known of people putting a boiled egg in a gumbo, but we pretended that we didn’t see it. Our cover theme this issue is about comfort food. While such food can be, I guess, comforting, not all of it necessarily healthy, but sweet potatoes do well in the nutrition test. They are supposedly a good source of Vitamins C and B6 and are also packed with potassium and magnesium.   We wish they could also assure world peace, but we will leave that up to the Tabasco sauce.

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Two Towns and a Scenic River Monroe, Louisiana is the town that put the pop in Coca-Cola and is near prehistoric mounds and a crop duster service that turned into a major airline. Monroe and its sister city West Monroe are separated by the Ouachita River that wins accolades for being scenic. Guest: Sheila Snow of the Monroe/ West Monroe CVB

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Of Pirates, Cajuns and Cowboys Lake Charles is close enough to Texas to have a cowboy influence, close enough to the Atchafalaya to have a Cajun influence and close enough to the swamps to have once been a hangout for pirates. Unfortunately, it is also close enough to have been on the path of Hurricane Laura. Guest: Eric Cormier a former journalist who is now an official of the Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance.

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Rock and Blues with a Cajun Accent

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Historian Shane Bernard has stories to tell not only about his dad, Rod Bernard, but also about the music that echoed across Louisiana during the early days of rock and roll. Bernard shares intriguing insights about Cajun and Creole history and about the evolution of the Tabasco empire. Guest: Shane Bernard, historian


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Dr. Corwin A. Thomas FACC, FASNC, FSCAI CARDIOLOGIST

802 E. Farrel Rd, Lafayette, LA 337-234-3163 www.ctcardio.com For over 18 years, Lafayette patients have benefited from the expertise of triple-board certified cardiologist Corwin A. Thomas, DO, FACC, FASNC, FSCAI. Dr. Thomas practices adult clinical and interventional cardiology and treats a variety of conditions, including coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease, and cardiac arrhythmias. With a holistic approach to medicine, Dr. Thomas spends significant time helping patients understand their health issues and empowers them to live healthier lives. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology, and Nuclear Medicine. Practice services include cardiac stress tests, heart rhythm management, cardiac and vascular ultrasound procedures, holter monitoring, spirometer testing, electrocardiograms, and screening for peripheral vascular disease. Hospital procedures include angioplasty for peripheral vascular disease, cardiac pacemaker and defibrillator implantation, coronary angiography and angioplasty.

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PEL I C AN B RIE FS

Learn It, Grow It

L A FA Y E T T E

Interactive Dining Illusion

This resource for students, parents and teachers makes agriculture and nutrition fun for everyone BY LISA LEBLANC-BERRY

B ATO N R O U G E

READY, SET, HIKE! Celebrated former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning is among the new investors in BBQGuys, a Baton Rougebased retailer. The new owners plan to launch a multimilliondollar campaign in 2021 to build a new brand awareness, one that will include appearances from former NFL greats such as Peyton, his brother Eli and LaDainian Tomlinson who are now investors (bbqguys.com).

The Acadiana Center for the Arts presents Aileen Bennett: The Illustrated Café through Jan. 30. Visitors enter a cartoon-like world distinguished by life-sized immersive drawings of a café while interacting with evolving visual art experiences. Bennett hopes to engage the “social media generation” and those who would never consider walking into an art gallery (acadianacenterforthearts.org). NEW OR LEANS

Film Fest Debuts Open-Air Cinema The 31st annual New Orleans Film Festival (Nov. 6-22) presents its first-ever virtual cinema (with more than 160 films on a streaming channel) and a new open-air cinema with two screens at Lafitte Greenway (Nov. 6-16). New rules: open-air cinema screenings are limited to 50 people with advance reservations; socially distant seating and masks are mandatory. New perks: Option to bring your own chairs and picnics (coolers allowed). Livestream events abound (neworleansfilmsociety.org). BR EAUX BR I DGE

A Seafood Jackpot The USDA awarded the majority of a massive $25 million shrimp contract to the south Louisiana-based Ocean Select Seafood. The $17 million order for 153,000 cases of their wild-caught deveined, frozen shrimp (to be delivered to U.S. cities through Jan. 31) is part of a federal food and nutrition assistance program (louisianaselectfoods.com). DONALDSONVI LLE

World’s Largest is Expanding

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he LSU AgCenter’s Louisiana Farm to School Program has launched a new educational website, Seeds to Success. The project offers free educational resources on agriculture and nutrition and includes growing guides, lesson plans and info on careers in agriculture, food and related fields (seedstosuccess.com).

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CF Industries, a leading global manufacturer and distributor of nitrogen products, announced the company will make a $41.4 million capital investment to enhance nitric acid production at its vast fertilizer complex in Donaldsonville, regarded as the world’s largest. Average annual salary for direct new jobs is $100,000 plus benefits (cfindustries.com).


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HEALTH Y LOUISIANA

Fresh Take

Staying Alive Even one basic CPR class can mean the difference between life and death

What is in season right now

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M ANDAR I NS

In a time when everyone’s concerned about their immune systems, mandarins are an excellent source of vitamins C and A, which will help strengthen your immune system. However, enjoy them in moderation: mandarins and other oranges are acidic and can cause stomach distress if overdone.

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n a life-threatening emergency, seconds matter. When it’s a loved one or friend who’s unresponsive, it can be all too easy to freeze in shock and fear. However, with simple CPR training, you can save a life. Daniel Daire, nurse practitioner at Baton Rouge General Medical Center, said the best way to learn CPR is to take a course. The good news is even one class (yes, just a single class on a single day) can give you the knowledge and confidence necessary to save lives. If you’ve never taken a CPR class, there are still some basics to think about should you find yourself amidst a life-threatening emergency. Daire said the first thing to do is to call 911 or have someone else call 911. Even if your CPR is successful in distributing blood to the person’s vital organs, they will still need professional medical attention to survive. Once you’ve called 911, make sure your surroundings are safe. For example, if it’s outdoors, a person who suddenly collapsed may have stepped on a downed power line. You can’t help anyone if you end up dead or seriously injured yourself.

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The Red Cross’ instructions for CPR are as follows: place your hands one on top of the other in the middle of the person’s chest. Use your body weight to help give compressions at least two inches deep at a rate of at least 100 compressions per minute. A University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria study found that thinking of the Bee Gees’ hit “Stayin’ Alive” helped people find the right speed for compressions (do it for every “ah” in the “ah ah ah ah” in “Stayin’ Alive”). Daire said if CPR is administered within one to two minutes of the initial incident, the survival rate improves. He said the more people who have CPR training, the more lives will be saved. Some day, one of those lives might be one of your friends or family. The Red Cross and other organizations provide CPR instruction across the country. But even if you don’t get around to taking that class, it’s always better to try CPR in an emergency. “Any kind of intervention is better than nothing,” Daire said. n

Radishes contain a variety of good-for-you ingredients: potassium, niacin, vitamin B6, calcium, vitamin K and more. They also have virtually no fat, so they make for a great crunchy snack.

R U TA B A G A S

Rutabagas are high in fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants. They’re also anti-inflammatory and promote a feeling of fullness. The latter can assist you if you’re trying to lose weight. Their consistency makes them easy to mash like potatoes for a tasty treat.


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L IT ERARY LOUISIANA

The Gift of Reading Our list of books that will please everyone on your list this holiday season — giftwrap not included BY ASHLEY MCLELLAN

FOR THE LITTLE ADV ENTUR ER :

When I Was an Alligator WRITTEN BY GAYLE WEBRE, ILLUSTRATED BY DREW BEECH

What would it be like to transform into an alligator, a tree frog, a catfish or even a mosquito? Follow a young Cajun girl as she magically explores the south Louisiana land and habitat, from a swamp creature’s eye view. Full of colorful art, this playful take is perfect for the youngest swamp adventurers. Hardcover, 36 pages, $20.

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Jay Ducote’s Louisiana Outdoor Cooking BY JAY DUCOTE AND CYNTHIA LEJEUNE NOBLES

Barbecue popcorn, loaded barbecue cheese fries and blackberry bourbon bone-in Boston butt. Getting hungry? Baton Rouge celebrity chef Jay Ducote provides crowd-pleasing recipes from the football tailgate to the family get-together. “Jay Ducote’s Louisiana Outdoor Cooking,” features more than 150 recipes from appetizers to party pleasers and smoked and grilled mains, and celebrates Louisiana food, family and outdoor cooking at its best. Hardcover, 216 pages, $34.95.

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New Orleans in Golden Age Postcards

A Long Way from the Strawberry Patch: The Life of Leah Chase

BY MATTHEW GRIFFIS

Travel to New Orleans’ storied past through photos and artwork of vintage turn-of-the20th-century postcards. In “New Orleans in Golden Age Postcards,” author Matthew Griffis has carefully curated a collection of more than 300 rare postcards featuring everyday life, neighborhoods, tourist attractions, churches and more. This archive captures the culture of the city, with snapshots of a time gone by. Hardcover, 416 pages, $40.

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BY CAROL ALLEN AND LEAH CHASE

Before her death in June 2019, at age 96, world-renowned chef and civil rights advocate Leah Chase began working on a book that would tell her life story for middlegrade readers. Working closely with her biographer, Carol Allen, in “A Long Way from the Strawberry Patch: The Life of Leah Chase,” Chase tells her story through a series of letters from her to God. Born in 1923, Chase’s path would take her from living in rural Madisonville to helming the Chase family restaurant in New Orleans, and serving as inspiration to the neighborhood, community, celebrities, presidents and more. Paperback, 160 pages, $9.95.


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LO UIS IANA MADE

Love and Light Lafayette husband-and-wife-team Justin Roy and Jayna Anderson cultivate creativity with their line of Earth-minded candlesticks and plant stands BY JEFFREY ROEDEL PHOTOS BY ROMERO & ROMERO

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llumination is a delicate thing. Like collaboration, it can take intentionality, an understanding of the environment and a sharp eye to make it most effective. Lafayette’s Boonies Design + Fabrication knows a lot about light and creativity — their hand-cut, customwelded and powder-coated chain candlesticks embody both. Available in deep blue and warm pink colorways, and three sizes, the candlesticks are selling throughout North America. Founded in 2016 by Justin Roy and Jayna Anderson, Boonies is a husband-and-wife team. The couple eloped to the Ozarks in September. They began making furniture together after about two months of dating. Roy, who grew up in Youngsville but moved to Los Angeles to be a professional skateboarder, was building sets for the film industry when he met Anderson, who was working in local parks. Together they began working on furniture and art together while living in the desert outside of Palm Springs. “I do think California continues to inspire us,” Anderson says. “I feel like my aesthetic is much more SoCal than East Coast.” The couple returned to live near Roy’s family in south Louisiana and soak in the slower pace of life they grew to love in the desert far from Hollywood. As collaborators, Roy is process-oriented, while Anderson prefers thinking big picture. Her motivation is to reach the finished vision. Boonies’ sunbeam plant stand began as a wall hanging in Anderson’s head. After the first was completed out of scrap she just had lying around, Roy was looking at it and turned it sideways. He suggested it could be a plant stand.

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You’ve been described as ‘Swamp Hippies.’ What inspired that nickname and what makes it ring true? Justin has this long wild hair and heavy laid-back vibe about him. My hair is arguably just as wild, and I’m usually doused in some mix-matched rainbow outfit. We stick out a bit. A lot of people will ask us if we are hippies, which makes me laugh. We were never sure how to answer the question, so when my friend from Philly called us ‘Swamp Hippies’ we decided to embrace it.

“We have very different viewpoints,” Anderson says. “A lot of our creativity comes from one of us looking at the other’s idea and saying ‘Well, what about this?’ The candlesticks began as a dichotomous design in Anderson’s sketchbook: A rigid, masculine chain in a hyper-feminine color, crowned in light. Though she laughs at the thought of pink being her favorite color — it’s far from it — the blushing hue has proven to be the most popular shade for the candlesticks. The couple’s products are available in 50 shops nationally and in Canada, including in Louisiana at Genterie Supply Co. in Lafayette, and Three Threads in West Monroe. They recently completed a custom shelving system for Lafayette’s latest farm-to-table hotspot Scratch Farm Kitchen. Once a Boonies piece arrives in a buyer’s home or business, the final step of collaboration begins. The design, décor and light-play surrounding her

work vary from location to location, of course, and Anderson appreciates the uniqueness of her connection to customers more and more. “I love seeing our candlesticks and plant stands in homes, and I’m constantly surprised by what people have done with them,” Anderson says. “I know personally, I really get excited about the styling and creativity these can spark.” A veteran glass blower and herbalist — she has her own line of beauty and wellness products called 5th Dimension Herbs — Anderson keeps centered by continually creating. “It’s easy today to live above your shoulders and get stuck in your head. But when you make something with your hands it pulls you back into your body and connects you with the Earth.” n

What is the most challenging aspect of design for you? Sometimes the most challenging aspect of design isn’t coming up with the idea but nailing down the execution. Especially, we when step outside of our comfort zone to create a challenging design. Making the initial drawings and 3D renderings is the easy part. Bringing those designs into a physical form is where things can get tricky!

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ART

Art Al Fresco Get your culture (and a walk) safely with outdoor art, exhibitions and sculpture gardens around the state BY JOHN R. KEMP

CAJUN COUNTR Y

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re you tired of staying home watching the news? Do you need something uplifting? Try art. While COVID-19 has disrupted the schedules of art galleries and museums, Louisiana has several fascinating outdoor art spaces open to the public. They range from a small garden in Chauvin, dedicated to the artwork of a single, enigmatic artist to a nationally acclaimed sculpture garden in New Orleans with artwork by many of the world’s best known contemporary artists. For a good autumn walk, here are a few suggestions.

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Kenny Hill Sculpture Garden, 5337 Bayouside Dr., Chauvin. Along Bayou Petit Caillou sits a remarkable sculpture garden built by the mysterious bricklayer Kenny Hill. Here larger-than-life concrete angels and monuments rise from the banks of the bayou like some apocalyptic Biblical struggle between damnation, redemption and salvation. Hill showed up in Chauvin in the late 1980s to work at local construction sites. Over the next decade, he built his garden. Then one day in January 2000, he walked away, never again to be seen in Chauvin. Now operated by Nicholls State University, the garden is open daily and admission is free. FL OR I DA PAR I SHES

(left) The Patriots by Lorado Taft, Louisiana State Capitol, Courtesy Louisiana Office of Tourism (above) Monet by Gary Price, R.W. Norton Art Gallery, Shreveport (right) Skull, 2018, By Katharina Fritsch, Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, New Orleans Museum of Art

African-American Sculpture Garden, 709 E. Louisiana St., Hammond. Dr. Charles Smith describes his AfricanAmerican Heritage Museum and Sculpture Garden as a spiritual mission directed by God to tell the story of Black America and to save the nation. Here hundreds

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R. W. Norton Art Gallery, 4747 Creswell Ave., Shreveport. The Norton’s 40 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens feature eight bronze sculptures such as American-Canadian Sandy Scott’s “Brown Pelican,” a playful pair of playful otters titled “Ring of Bright Water” by the Swedish sculptor Kent Ullberg, and American sculptor Bart Walter’s life-size “Mountain Silverback.” The most engaging piece is the bronze “Monet” by American artist Gary Lee Price. Open daily and admission is free. PL ANTATI ON COUNTR Y

of Dr. Smith’s handmade concrete statues stare out to the street, waiting to tell their stories. And this self-taught artist, Vietnam vet and spreader of the Gospel has riveting tales to tell. For visits, call 504-931-5744. NEW OR L EANS

Located in City Park, the New Orleans Museum of Art’s Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden features 90 world-class artworks spread out in a picturesque 11-acre floral landscape. The nearby Helis Foundation Enrique Alférez Sculpture Garden is dedicated to magnificent work by the Mexican-born sculptor who for over a half-century created graceful statuary for gardens and buildings throughout New Orleans. In addition, the park is filled with his artwork created for the Works Progress Administration during the Great Depression. Also, don’t miss his recently restored and once controversial WPA-era “Fountain of the Four Winds” located at the Lakefront Airport. For the Besthoff garden hours and entrance fees, see noma.org, and for the Alférez Sculpture Garden, neworleanscitypark.com

Louisiana Capitol, Baton Rouge. The city’s best sculpture garden is not a sculpture garden at all but the State Capitol built in 1931-1932 by Governor Huey Long. Monumental statues and a bas-relief frieze sculpted across the skyscraper’s façade — executed by prominent mid-20th century American artists including Louisiana’s Angela Gregory and Juanita Gonzales — depict various aspects of Louisiana’s culture and history. At the top of the stairs, step inside to see the spectacular Memorial Hall filled with statues of historical figures, murals, bas-relief artwork and Italian red marble walls. For brief descriptions of the artwork, visit the Society of Architectural Historians’ website (sah-archipedia. org) and search “Louisiana Capitol” or bring along Vincent Kubly’s book “The Louisiana Capitol: Its Art and Architecture.” Across from the Capitol lies the pleasantly landscaped Capitol Garden with its imposing 12-foot statue of Huey Long by New York sculptor Charles Keck. With outstretched arms, “The Kingfish” faces forever his beloved capitol. Literally, for his tomb lies below the statue. Although you have to search for them, downtown Baton Rouge has several outdoor sites with impressive artworks. Be sure to visit Galvez Plaza and River Center Plaza to see works by the acclaimed Californiabased Po Shu Wang, Louisiana artist Frank Hayden, Croatian-American Ivan Mestrovic, and New Orleans physician-sculptor Arthur Silverman. With these and other art sites, the city has greatly improved the downtown experience. While visiting Louisiana’s outdoor art spaces, check with local art museums. You never know. They might be open, too. n

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Exhibits CA J U N

Bridging the Mississippi: Spans across the Father of Waters Photographer Philip Gould documents bridges and their historic significance along the Mississippi River, through April 3, 2021. Paul and Lulu Hilliard Art Museum, Lafayette. hilliardmuseum.org CE N T R A L

Collected Visions: Louisiana’s Artistic Lineage Features the connected visions of Louisiana artists over the last century, through 2022. Alexandria Museum of Art. themuseum.org P L A N TAT I O N

Capital City Contemporary 5: Water A biennial featuring contemporary artworks by local and regional artists, through Dec. 13. Louisiana Art & Science Museum, Baton Rouge. lasm.org NOLA

Arte Sacra: Roman Catholic Art from Portuguese India Explores crossEuropean and Indian artistic influences of Roman Catholic art in India, through June 20. New Orleans Museum of Art. noma.org NORTH

Kogyo: Japanese Theatre Woodblock Prints Features over 50 Japanese color woodblock prints, masks and history of Japanese Noh theatre. Nov. 27, 2021-Feb. 5, 2022. Masur Museum, Monroe. masurmuseum. org

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Magic on the Bayou Mesmerized by its history and surroundings, Margaret Schexnayder found a home for herself and her business at Bon Paquet BY LEE CUTRONE PHOTOS BY SARA ESSEX BRADLEY

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hree years ago, having sold her house in Covington, Margaret Schexnayder perused the internet for a new home in the wee hours of the morning. A 200-hundred-year old Slidell property situated on a bayou with moss-draped oaks, a setting reminiscent of Bayou Lafourche where she grew up, spoke to her soul and she immediately made an appointment to view it. “I saw it the next morning,” says Schexnayder. “I was bright and early and the agent hadn’t arrived yet, but to my surprise the owner was here. Without knowing anything about me, he instantly handed me the key.” The owner, a direct descendant of the original family that built the house (which is known as Bon Paquet), recognized Schexnayder not only as a fellow Louisianian with French heritage but someone who fully appreciated the historic landmark house (one of the oldest in St. Tammany). Bon Paquet is located in Bon Fouca, a small fishing town that was originally the site of an Indian village. Through his family, Anatole Cousin acquired the land and built the house in 1829 with brick and lumber that the Cousin family produced on the property and floated by schooner across Lake Pontchartrain to sell in New Orleans. There is a salt house on the property and clay pits where the Native Americans taught the Cousins how to make clay bricks. On any given day, Schexnayder might see a turtle bury its eggs, watch and feed birds, or canoe along the bayou, which is lined with broken bricks thrown overboard as damaged goods, a visual

(Left) Margaret Shexnayder on the porch of Bon Paquet. (Above) Bon Paquet through moss-draped oaks. (Right) Matching bouclé sofas, Tara Shaw Maison altar table, Nichols Quesada Native American bowl, 18th-century French inlaid “Homme Debout” armoire, antique European plaque and Margaret’s Chinese Crested Hairless, Biggie, in the living room.

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(Left) A French bibliothèque made from 18th century panels displays a French 18th-century Bee skep, an antique Asian handwoven fish basket, Aboriginal art, pre-Columbian pottery, and a collection of French books. (Below) A French Provincial table and Directoire fauteuil married with Aboriginal art of natural earth pigment on canvas, a pair of 18th-century Italian processional batons, and a French column lamp. Marfo linen chandelier.

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Built with 19thcentury bricks made on the property, bayou views, original pine floors. SQUA R E FOOTAGE

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Margaret Schexnayder

record of the Cousin family, which became the wealthiest in St. Tammany, traveling up and down the bayou. Bon Paquet is now home to Marpho, the custom chandelier collection that Schexnayder started with her business partner Julie McLellen. The two met when Schexnayder owned Le Foret, a restaurant in New Orleans’ CBD, and bonded over a shared love of travel, antiques and found objects. Marpho’s one-of-a-kind chandelier creations combine traditional styles with natural elements like cut quartz, Italian coral, amethyst, yellow jade and shells. Schexnayder and McLellan hope to expand into other decorative wares as well. Originally, the house was comprised of only two or three rooms with walls of exposed brick. Over time, rooms were added, plaster was used to cover the brick, and other changes were made. When water from hurricane Katrina damaged the walls, the plaster was completely removed in one room and partially removed elsewhere, creating the kind of peeling Old World patina often seen in the French Quarter.

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Schexnayder fell in love with the house’s high ceilings, wood floors and porches and knew they were simpatico with the things she collects when traveling. Antiques, art and artifacts from native cultures are now harmoniously layered against the rustic authenticity of the house. “One of the rooms in my home is filled with Aboriginal art, African artifacts, Mayan, Pre Columbian and European treasures,” says Schexnayder, who not surprisingly sees a connection between the house and the scenery around it. “There are so many layers in the swamp, lots of formation and transformation, always evolving and surrendering,” she says. “Everything is a seed, a portal to creativity.” n


The master bedroom features a ceil de lit, Italian Louis XV bergères, an 18th-century Louis XVI canapÊ, a French walnut Bouillot table (l), a gilded, 18th-century angel fragment, antique Santos lamps, and a French wine table (r).


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Not Your Mama’s Louisiana Comfort Food

When we think of comfort food, some of us envision chicken fried steak, mac and cheese or a gumbo. For others, soul soothing dishes look like a new twist on a traditional staple or something a little less Louisiana and a little more international. We’ve asked three chefs from around the state to share their version of a dish that satisfies body, mind and spirit. We think these will fast become new favorites. BY C H R I S JAY P H OTO S BY R OM E R O + R OM E R O


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Rhonda Findley would prefer that you not refer to the cheese dip served at her Bywater restaurant, Luna Libre, as “queso.” ¶ “I’m from Arkansas, I’ve spent a lifetime traveling to Texas and I live in Louisiana. I’m not serving queso; I’m serving cheese dip,” Findley said. ¶ Together, she and Chef John Cannon are winning over their mostly local crowd with a style of comfort food that Findley calls “Ark-La-Tex-Mex.” ¶ During Findley’s childhood in Little Rock, Arkansas, her mom would often take Rhonda and her three sisters on road trips to nearby Rose City, where they would linger over hours-long lunches at a Tex-Mex restaurant called Mexico Chiquito. Rhonda came to associate crunchy tacos, cheese enchiladas, guacamole salad and cheese dip with those afternoons. ¶ “This cheese dip is like a gateway to my childhood,” Findley said. “I can close my eyes and be back at Mexico Chiquito with my mom and sisters, if it’s done right.”

Luna Libre New Orleans 3600 St. Claude Ave. New Orleans (504) 237-1284

Luna Libre’s Ark-La-Tex Cheese Dip 1 pound American cheese (not Velveeta), cut into cubes 2 cups milk 1 stick of butter 4 tablespoons allpurpose flour 1 teaspoon hot paprika 1 teaspoon Mexican chili powder 1 teaspoon freshly ground cumin

1 teaspoon cumin seeds 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper ½ teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon fresh minced garlic 1 tablespoon ketchup dash of salt

Make a light brown roux with the butter and flour. Cook for about three minutes, stirring constantly to ensure flour is cooked thoroughly. Add remaining ingredients except for cheese and milk. Stir continuously to incorporate ingredients and release flavors. Slowly add milk and stir until lumps disappear. Slowly add cheese chunks, allowing the cheese to melt before adding more. Melt all cheese and stir. If the dip thickens, loosen with milk. Adjust seasonings to your taste. If you prefer more spice, just add more cayenne and chili powder. Serve with warm, crispy tortilla chips. At Luna Libre, Findley serves a version of this dip called “The Stewart,” which includes Ark-La-Tex-Mex style taco meat and fresh guacamole stirred into the dip. Y I E L D FO U R TO S I X S E R V I N GS


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Make the roux in a skillet and, after sautĂŠing, transfer it to a double boiler to prevent scorching.


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For a guaranteed kanak attack, add a thick slice of panseared SPAM.


2 pounds 80/20 ground beef ½ sweet onion, small-diced 2 cloves of garlic, finely minced ¼ teaspoon salt pinch of pepper pinch of paprika

Gravy

To Finish

2 cups beef broth

4-6 cups of cooked rice

¼ cup onion, minced

8 eggs

¼ cup cremini mushrooms, sliced 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons butter

¼ cup green onions, sliced sea salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste olive oil

2 tablespoons soy sauce 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

Rinse two cups of rice under cool water. Place the rinsed rice and 3½ cups water in a rice cooker and cook. Shape the ground beef into four uniform patties. Heat olive oil in a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add the patties and sear for four minutes on each side. Remove patties and set aside. Sauté cremini mushroom and onion in the same skillet and set aside for gravy. Using the same skillet, reduce heat to medium-low. Add flour and butter to the skillet and cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring continuously. Add ¼ cup beef broth to the skillet and stir to combine. Add the remaining beef broth, soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce. Cook until thickened, about five minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add in your sautéed mushrooms and onion. In another skillet, heat 2 teaspoons olive oil over medium-high/high. Crack the eggs into the pan and fry for 3-4 minutes, until the whites are cooked through. The yolks should remain loose. Place a large circle cookie cutter on a plate. Fill with cooked rice. Remove the cookie cutter. Place a cooked patty on top of the rice, ladle gravy over the top and top with two fried eggs. Garnish with green onions. Y I E L D FO U R S E R V I N GS

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Sione Maumalanga Sione Maumalanga, chef-owner of Ono Hawaiian Grill food truck, moved from the Kingdom of Tonga to Hawaii when he was 11 years old. He clearly recalls the afternoon when his brother brought home plate lunches from Rainbow Drive-In in Waikiki. That day, Maumalanga experienced his first loco moco and, as a result, his first “kanak attack.” ¶ “Basically, a ‘kanak attack’ happens when you’ve eaten so much that you need to go to sleep immediately,” Maumalanga said. “I remember eating the macaroni salad with the gravy, then digging into the burger patty and egg. After that, I was out like a light.”¶ Twentyfive years later, loco moco is the top-selling item on Maumalanga’s menu. Ono Hawaiian Grill mostly serves customers in Shreveport and Bossier City, but Hawaiian expats frequently drive up from Fort Polk and Baton Rouge for a taste of home.

Ono Hawaiian Grill Food truck serving Shreveport, Bossier City and Alexandria (318) 415-9505

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Beginning in the 1920s, cafeterias proliferated across the South. As chains like Baton Rouge-based Piccadilly established dominance, it became increasingly rare to find a mom-and-pop cafeteria thriving, as many once had, on Main Street or the courthouse square. If Piccadilly thought that they could move into New Iberia — where Victor’s Cafeteria has set the standard for home-style cooking since 1969 — they had another thing coming. ¶ “They knocked us down pretty good for a minute,” said Victor Huckaby, who co-owns Victor’s Cafeteria with his wife, Catherine. “But they’re long gone, and we’re still open.” ¶ The staying power of Victor’s Cafeteria is a testament to the old-fashioned home cooking that the restaurant serves. The lunch menu generally includes a mix of Southern and Cajun staples like fried chicken, shrimp and okra gumbo and stuffed bell peppers. ¶ “To have somebody come in and say: ‘Man, I haven’t tasted food like this since my grandparents were alive,’ that’s why we do it,” Victor said.

Victor’s Cafeteria 109 West Main Street New Iberia, LA (337) 369-9924


Victor’s Cafeteria’s Chicken Pot Pie Mommie Cat’s Savory Cornmeal Biscuits (for Topping) 2 cups selfrising flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon, Everything but the Bagel seasoning blend

1 box Jiffy cornbread mix 1 egg 1 cup wholefat buttermilk 1 stick of butter, very cold

Old-Fashioned Chicken Pot Pie One 3 to 3½-pound chicken 1 pound bag frozen mixed vegetables 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth 2 cups whole milk One 16 oz. package of seasoning blend vegetables (Guidry’s, if possible) 1 can cream of chicken soup

Mommie Cat’s Savory Cornmeal Biscuits (For Topping)

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Canned or frozen biscuits are not recommended for this recipe. You’ve gotta make the biscuits to truly make the pot pie.

Combine the flour and baking powder in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Using the large holes of a box grater, grate the butter into the flour mixture. Using a fork, work the butter into the flour until the flour looks like large crumbs. Add the Jiffy mix directly into the flour mixture along with the seasoning blend. Add the egg and buttermilk. Using the same fork, gently mix together into a sticky ball, adding 1-2 additional tablespoons of buttermilk, if needed. Remove the dough from the bowl, place on a floured work surface, and let rest 15 minutes. Dust dough ball with flour and gently knead until it becomes smooth, about 90 seconds. Roll out the dough to ½-inch thickness and, using a two-inch biscuit cutter, cut biscuits. Place biscuits touching one another on a baking sheet and bake on middle oven rack at 400 F for 15 minutes. Y I E L D S I X TO E I G H T S E R V I N GS

½ cup allpurpose flour 1 stick of butter 1 clove of garlic, chopped 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning Tabasco sauce, to taste Green onion, chopped, to taste Flat-leaf parsley, chopped, to taste

Old-Fashioned Chicken Pot Pie Boil a 3- to 3 ½-pound chicken in seasoned water until cooked. Allow to cool, debone and chop into bite-sized pieces (you may substitute a roasted chicken from the supermarket, just make sure you have three pounds of whole chicken — one pound of chicken will equal one cup of chopped chicken) and set aside. Cook mixed vegetables according to package directions, drain and set aside. In a large Dutch oven, melt butter over medium heat. Add the seasoning blend and chopped garlic. Sauté until onions are soft. Add all-purpose flour all at once, stirring until completely blended, thick and golden brown. Add Creole seasoning and stir until incorporated. Bring to a simmer and add the chopped chicken and cooked vegetables. Fold in fresh-cut onion tops and flat leaf parsley. Serve in one large serving bowl, topped with biscuits.


OCTOR’S O DER R BY FRITZ ESKER PORTRAIT BY ROMERO & ROMERO

FORMER STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ASSISTANT SECRETARY DR. ALEX BILLIOUX’S BATTLE AGAINST COVID-19

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hen the news mentions the “novel coronavirus”, sometimes the “novel” part isn’t emphasized enough. It means COVID-19 is completely new, something the world has never seen before. In the fight against it, doctors and government officials alike have scrambled to simultaneously learn as much about this new virus as possible while giving the public the most accurate information at hand in a manner average people can understand. In Louisiana, Dr. Alex Billioux, the former assistant secretary for the Louisiana Department of Health’s Office of Public Health, was at the forefront of these efforts until he resigned from the LDH at the end of September. Dr. Billioux said the key to successful communication with the public is honesty and transparency. Messages shouldn’t be overplayed. They should be delivered in a scientific but accessible manner. When situations change, officials must be forthright and open with people about why things changed and what we know now. “We don’t ever want to lose our credibility,” Dr. Billioux said.


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he most obvious example involves the messaging regarding masks. At first, many public health officials questioned the efficacy of masks. Some, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, feared a public run on masks would make them less available for medical professionals. However, the medical community eventually learned masks can at reduce the likelihood of an infected person spreading that virus to others. An uninfected person may not receive 100% reliable protection from a mask, but an infected person can greatly reduce the likelihood of spreading it to others by wearing one. Dr. Billioux said the last point is important because COVID-19’s properties make it well suited to spread like wildfire around the globe. Many people with COVID-19 experience either no symptoms or mild symptoms. Dr. Billioux said even people who eventually have symptoms shed the most virus approximately 48 hours before symptoms and 48 hours after the start of symptoms. The old advice of “if you feel sick, stay home” is insufficient in preventing the spread of COVID-19 (although you should absolutely still stay home if you have COVID-19 symptoms). Many people spread the virus without ever knowing they’re sick. This is why mask use is important. Dr. Billioux said another key component in containing COVID-19 is contact tracing and isolating infected citizens. Contact tracing cannot be done without adequate testing. At press time, there are still problems with test results taking days, and in some cases weeks, to get back to patients. Dr. Billioux said anyone who gets tested should isolate until they get their results. If you get tested, then see others for three days, and find out you tested positive, then that means you’ve exposed other people to COVID-19 for three days. To help with testing, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards recently entered a pact with the governors of Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio and Virginia to order three million rapid antigen tests. Dr. Billioux said this agreement lets companies know there is a market for these tests and there are financial incentives to make them. Dr. Billioux said these antigen tests can reduce the aforementioned wait times from test to result. Doing so helps reduce future spread and allows those who test positive to receive appropriate treatment quicker. Even if these tests aren’t quite as accurate as the PCR tests (polymerase chain reaction), they will still catch most COVID cases and they will catch the patients who are shedding the most virus. They will still be very helpful in limiting COVID-19 spread. These tests will also make testing more accessible for Louisiana residents. 2020 has been a trying year around the world, full of fear and uncertainty. It is easy to feel hopeless and overwhelmed. However, Dr. Billioux advocates for “cautious optimism.” “The entire world is focused on trying to address this virus,” Dr. Billioux said. “I have every reason to believe we will have breakthroughs.” While Dr. Billioux believes the scientific and medical communities will make important strides in the battle against the coronavirus, he said Americans should

expect mask wearing to be a part of life even after vaccines are available. It may never become a permanent part of our culture the way it is in parts of Asia, but it will remain a part of it for the foreseeable future. “Masks are going to be around for a while,” Dr. Billioux said. Dr. Billioux also emphasized that even if the state and the country experience additional surges or outbreaks, it is not reason to despair. He said New Orleans is proof of that. Cases skyrocketed in the Crescent City in late March and early April, but steadily dropped in the ensuing weeks. If New Orleans was able to turn things around once, there’s no reason it couldn’t turn things around again. The same is true anywhere else. “We can really control this thing with something as simple as wearing masks and being more careful about who we see and when we go out,” Dr. Billioux said. The 39-year-old Billioux is a native of Greenville, South Carolina. He first came to Louisiana as an undergraduate at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches. He has an M.D. from Johns Hopkins University and a Ph.D in clinical medicine from the University of Oxford. The combination of intellectual challenge and rewarding interpersonal relationships is what attracted him to medicine and what keeps it exciting. “It’s problem solving to make someone feel better,” Dr. Billioux said. When Dr. Billioux is not practicing medicine, he enjoys being with his family (he is the proud father of two daughters). It is his love of spending time with his family that led him to announce his resignation in September. According to a farewell letter to the Office of Public Health (OPH), Dr. Billioux left his position to spend more time with them. “Our families know how important our work and mission is to us and we owe it to them in return to recognize that taking care of our own health and being there for them is our deepest felt priority,” Dr. Billioux wrote. “… My own family has made sacrifices and faced challenges while the demands on OPH and me grew steadily. I believe that I need to honor those sacrifices and prioritize those who matter most to me in this world.” “We completely understand and respect his decision, but we are really sad,” said Aly Neel, communications director for the LDH. In his letter, Dr. Billioux wrote of his OPH tenure with pride and affection for his colleagues. “My time at OPH has been nothing short of transformative for me.” n

WE CAN REALLY CONTROL THIS THING WITH SOMETHING AS SIMPLE AS WEARING MASKS AND BEING MORE CAREFUL ABOUT WHO WE SEE AND WHEN WE GO OUT.

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Top Doctors 638 DOCTORS IN 57 CATEGORIES


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ADDICTION PSYCHIATRY Dean Hickman Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans 1514 Jefferson Hwy New Orleans (504) 842-4025

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Editor’s Note: Ochsner Health System and Lafayette General Health merged near the press deadline for this issue and we were unable to make this change in the Top Doctors list.

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ALLERGY & IMMUNOLOGY Jibran Atwi Our Lady of Lourdes Women’s & Children’s Hospital Pediatric Group of Acadiana 401 Youngsville Highway, Suite 100 Lafayette (337) 330-0031 William Edward Davis Ochsner Baptist Medical Center 1514 Jefferson Hwy New Orleans (504) 842-6742 Bernard Fruge Our Lady of Lourdes Women’s & Children’s Hospital Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Center of SWLA 320 Settlers Trace Blvd Lafayette (337) 981-9495 Lori Johnson CHRISTUS Highland Medical Center Highland Clinic 1455 E Bert Kouns Industrial Loop Fl 1 - Ste 106 Shreveport (318) 798-4573 Bina Joseph Our Lady of Lourdes Women’s & Children’s Hospital Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Center of SWLA 320 Settlers Trace Blvd Lafayette (337) 981-9495 David Kaufman Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Ochsner LSU Health Asthma, Allergy & ENT Clinic 463 Ashley Ridge Blvd, Suite 100 Shreveport (318) 221-3584

James Kidd Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center Kidd Allergy Clinic 8017 Picardy Avenue Baton Rouge (225) 769-4432 Sandhya Mani Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Health Allergy & Immunology 8200 Constantin Boulevard, Floor 3 Baton Rouge (225) 765-5500 Powlin Manuel Our Lady of Lourdes Women’s & Children’s Hospital Manuel Allergy Center 104 Genevieve Drive Lafayette (337) 984-0110 Prem Menon Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center Asthma, Allergy & Immunology Center 5217 Flanders Drive Baton Rouge (225) 766-6931 Nereida Parada Tulane Medical Center Tulane Lung Center 1415 Tulane Ave New Orleans (504) 988-8600 Kenneth Paris Children’s Hospital New Orleans Children’s Hospital New Orleans Allergy & Immunology 200 Henry Clay Avenue New Orleans (504) 896-9589 Joseph Redhead Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center The Baton Rouge Clinic 7373 Perkins Road Baton Rouge (225) 769-4044 David Schneider East Jefferson General Hospital Allergies Answered 3225 Danny Park, Ste 100 Metairie (504) 889-0550

Laurianne Wild Tulane Medical Center Tulane Lung Center 1415 Tulane Ave New Orleans (504) 988-8600 CARDIAC ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY Freddy Abi-Samra Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Medical Center 10310 The Grove Boulevard Baton Rouge (225) 761-5200 Kenneth Civello Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center Louisiana Cardiology Associates 7777 Hennessy Boulevard Medical Plaza II, Suite 1000 Baton Rouge (225) 767-3900 Colleen Johnson Tulane Medical Center Tulane Cardiology Clinic Downtown 1415 Tulane Ave, 4th Floor New Orleans (504) 988-6113 Sammy Khatib Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Heart & Vascular Institute 1514 Jefferson Highway Floor 3 New Orleans (504) 842-4135 Paul Lelorier University Medical Center- New Orleans LSU Uptown – St Charles Clinic 3700 Saint Charles Ave Fl 5 New Orleans (504) 412-1520 Daniel Morin Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Medical Center 1514 Jefferson Hwy New Orleans (866) 624-7637 Glenn Polin Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans 1514 Jefferson Hwy Fl 3 New Orleans (504) 842-4145


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C Smith Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center Louisiana Cardiology Associates 7777 Hennessy Boulevard Medical Plaza II, Suite 1000 Baton Rouge (225) 767-3900 Wenjie Xu Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center Louisiana Cardiology Associates 7777 Hennessy Boulevard Medical Plaza II, Suite 1000 Baton Rouge (225) 767-3900 CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE Jameel Ahmed University Medical Center- New Orleans West Jefferson Medical Center 1111 Medical Center Blvd, Ste 340 Marrero (504) 412-1390 Robert Bober Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans John Ochsner Heart & Vascular Institute 1514 Jefferson Highway Floor 3 New Orleans (504) 842-4135 Roland Bourgeois East Jefferson General Hospital East Jefferson Cardiovascular Specialties 4224 Houma Blvd, Ste 500 Metairie (504) 455-0842 Bart Denys Thibodaux Regional Medical Center Cardiovascular Institute of the South 1320 Martin Luther King Drive Thibodaux (985) 446-2021 Sapna Desai Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Medical Center Heart & Vascular Institute 1514 Jefferson Highway New Orleans (504) 842-4721

N. Joseph Deumite Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center Louisiana Cardiology Associates 7777 Hennessy Boulevard Medical Plaza II, Suite 1000 Baton Rouge (225) 767-3900 Michael Dibbs Heart Hospital of Lafayette, The Cardiology Center Of Acadiana 121 Rue Louis XIV Bldg 4 - Ste B Lafayette (337) 984-9355 Clement Eiswirth Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Medical Center Heart & Vascular Institute 1514 Jefferson Highway New Orleans (504) 842-4721 Daniel Fontenot Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center Baton Rouge Cardiology Center 5231 Brittany Drive Baton Rouge (225) 769-0933 Robert Greer Thibodaux Regional Medical Center Cardiovascular Institute of the South 1320 Martin Luther King Drive Thibodaux (985) 446-2021 Steven Gremillion Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center Louisiana Cardiology Associates 7777 Hennessy Boulevard Medical Plaza II, Suite 1000 Baton Rouge (225) 767-3900 Robert Hendel Tulane Medical Center Tulane Cardiology Clinic 1415 Tulane Ave Fl 4 New Orleans (504) 988-6113

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Keith Hickey St Bernard Parish Hospital Louisiana Heart Center 8050 W Judge Perez Drive, Ste 2500 Chalmette (504) 277-0886

Carl Lavie Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans John Ochsner Heart & Vascular Institute 1514 Jefferson Highway Floor 3 New Orleans (504) 842-4135

Sangeeta Shah Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Heart & Vascular Institute 1514 Jefferson Highway Floor 3 New Orleans (504) 842-4135

Jeffrey Holt CHRISTUS Highland Medical Center Advanced Cardiovascular Specialists 1453 East Bert Kouns Suite 112 Shreveport (318) 798-9400

Stacy Mandras Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Heart & Vascular Institute 1514 Jefferson Hwy Fl 3 New Orleans (504) 842-4721

Iqbal Singh Willis-Knighton Pierremont Health Center Pierremont Cardiology 1811 East Bert Kouns, Suite 210 Shreveport (318) 212-3858

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

Robert Martin Willis-Knighton Pierremont Health Center Pierremont Cardiology 1811 East Bert Kouns, Suite 210 Shreveport (318) 212-3858

Frank Smart University Medical Center- New Orleans LSU Uptown – St Charles 3700 St. Charles Ave Fl 5 New Orleans (504) 412-1520

J. Stephen Jenkins Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans 1514 Jefferson Hwy Fl 3 New Orleans (504) 842-3724

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

Hector Ventura Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Heart & Vascular Institute 1514 Jefferson Hwy Fl 3 New Orleans (504) 842-4721

Ravi Kanagala Lakeview Regional Medical Center Lakeview Regional Heart Center 101 Judge Tanner Blvd, Ste 200 Covington (985) 867-2100

Hamang Patel Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Heart & Vascular Institute 1514 Jefferson Hwy Fl 3 New Orleans (504) 842-4721

Christopher White Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans 1514 Jefferson Hwy Fl 3 New Orleans (504) 842-3724

Edmund Kerut West Jefferson Medical Center West Jefferson Heart Clinic of Louisiana 1111 Medical Center Blvd, Ste N613 Marrero (504) 349-6810

Stephen Ramee Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Medical Center-Cardiology 1514 Jefferson Hwy Fl 3 New Orleans (504) 842-3727

Joseph Kowalski Heart Hospital of Lafayette, The Cardiology Specialists of Acadiana 315 Rue Louis XIV Lafayette (337) 269-9777

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

Stephen LaGuardia West Jefferson Medical Center West Jefferson Heart Clinic of Louisiana 1111 Medical Center Blvd, Ste N613 Marrero (504) 349-6800

Gregory Sampognaro Glenwood Regional Medical Center Sampognaro Cardiovascular Clinic 2516 Broadmoor Boulevard, Suite 2B Monroe (318) 322-7726

John Winterton Lake Charles Memorial Hospital Lake Charles Memorial Hospital Heart & Vascular Surgery Center 1717 Oak Park Blvd Fl 2 Lake Charles (337) 494-3278 Kenneth Wong Ochsner St. Anne General Hospital Cardiovascular Institute of the South 102 Twin Oaks Drive Raceland (985) 837-4000 Kevin Young Lake Charles Memorial Hospital Lake Charles Memorial Hospital Heart & Vascular Surgery Center 1717 Oak Park Blvd Fl 2 Lake Charles (337) 494-3278

Royce Yount Ochsner Baptist Medical Center Ochsner Health Center - Baptist Napoleon Medical Plaza 2820 Napoleon Ave, Ste 400 New Orleans (504) 894-2608 CHILD & ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY Martin Drell Children’s Hospital New Orleans LSU Behavioral Science Center 3450 Chestnut Street New Orleans (504) 412-1580 Stacy Drury Tulane Medical Center Tulane Behavioral Health Clinic 4740 South I-10 Service Road Metairie (504) 988-4794 CHILD NEUROLOGY Diane Africk Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Medical Center 1319 Jefferson Hwy New Orleans (504) 842-3900 Allison Conravey Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Medical Center 1319 Jefferson Hwy New Orleans (504) 842-3900 Stephen Nelson Tulane Medical Center Tulane Pediatric Specialty Clinic 4720 S I-10 Service Rd W, Ste 401 Metairie (504) 988-6253 Ann Tilton Children’s Hospital New Orleans 200 Henry Clay Ave New Orleans (504) 896-2888 Maria Weimer Children’s Hospital New Orleans Children’s Hospital New Orleans Department of Neurology 200 Henry Clay Ave, Ste 3040 New Orleans (504) 896-9319


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CLINICAL GENETICS Hans Andersson Tulane Medical Center Hayward Genetics Center 1430 Tulane Ave New Orleans (504) 988-5101 Duane Superneau Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group 8415 Goodwood Boulevard, Suite 202A Baton Rouge (225) 765-8988 COLON & RECTAL SURGERY Louis Barfield Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center Baton Rouge Colon Rectal Associates 7777 Hennessy Boulevard, Suite 206 Baton Rouge (225) 767-1156 Richard Byrd Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center Baton Rouge Colon Rectal Associates 7777 Hennessy Boulevard, Suite 206 Baton Rouge (225) 767-1156 Terry Hicks Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans 1514 Jefferson Hwy Fl 4 New Orleans (504) 842-4060 Brian Kann Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans 1514 Jefferson Hwy Fl 4 New Orleans (504) 842-4060 Sean Mayfield Tulane-Lakeside Hospital Colon & Rectal Surgery Associates 3100 Galleria Drive, Suite 303 Metairie (504) 456-5108 Joshua Parks Ochsner Medical Center-North Shore Ochsner Health Center 1000 Ochsner Blvd Covington (985) 875-2828

Jennifer Silinsky East Jefferson General Hospital Colon & Rectal Surgery Associates 3100 Galleria Drive, Suite 303 Metairie (504) 456-5108 H. David Vargas Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans 1514 Jefferson Hwy Fl 4 New Orleans (504) 842-4060 Andrew Werner Willis-Knighton Medical Center Colon and Rectal Associates 1811 E Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Suite 430 Shreveport (318) 424-8373 Charles Whitlow Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans 1514 Jefferson Hwy Fl 4 New Orleans (504) 842-4060 DERMATOLOGY Robert Benson North Oaks Medical Center Benson Dermatology & Skin Cancer 180 North 5th Street Ponchatoula (985) 370-7546 Erin Boh Tulane Medical Center Tulane Dermatology Clinic 1415 Tulane Ave Fl 5 New Orleans (504) 988-1700 Elizabeth Bucher East Jefferson General Hospital The Skin Surgery Centre 1615 Metairie Rd, Ste 101 Metairie (504) 644-4226 Tamela Charbonnet Thibodaux Regional Medical Center Grafton Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery 327 Bayou Gardens Boulevard Houma (985) 876-5000

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David Clemons CHRISTUS Highland Medical Center Dermatology & Skin Surgery 9007 Ellerbe Rd Shreveport (318) 222-3278 William Coleman Tulane Medical Center Coleman Center for Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery 4425 Conlin Street Metairie (504) 455-3180 Mary Dickerson Louisiana Dermatology Associates 10154 Jefferson Highway Baton Rouge (225) 927-5663

Patricia Hickham Hickham Dermatology 4141 Bienville St, Ste 108 New Orleans (504) 962-7111 Deirdre Hooper Audubon Dermatology 3525 Prytania St, Ste 501 New Orleans (504) 895-3376 Scott Jackson Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center The Baton Rouge Clinic 7373 Perkins Road Baton Rouge (225) 769-4044

Jeffrey Poole Children’s Hospital New Orleans Poole Dermatology 111 Veterans Blvd, Ste 406 Metairie (504) 838-8225 Marilyn Ray Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Health CtrMetairie 2005 Veterans Memorial Blvd Fl 5 Metairie (504) 842-3940 Ashley Record The Baton Rouge Clinic 4727 West Park Drive, Suite B Zachary (225) 246-9240 Nicole Rogers East Jefferson General Hospital Hair Restoration of the South 3100 Galleria Drive, Ste 201 Metairie (504) 315-4247

Adrian Dobrescu NOLA Dermatology 6042 Magazine Street New Orleans (504) 899-8852

Keith LeBlanc The Skin Surgery Centre 2581 Florida St, Ste C Mandeville (504) 644-4226

Patricia Farris Tulane Medical Center Sanova 701 Metairie Rd, Ste 2A-205 Metairie (504) 836-2050

Brian Lee Academic Dermatology Associates 3421 N Causeway Blvd, Ste 202 Metairie (504) 832-6612

Eric Finley Ochsner Baptist Medical Center 3434 Prytania St, Ste 240 New Orleans (504) 896-2255

Alan Lewis Tulane Medical Center Crescent DermSurgery 4421 Chastant St Metairie (504) 570-6370

Martha Stewart Lakeview Regional Medical Center Martha E. Stewart Dermatology 4060 Lonesome Road, Highway 190 Mandeville (985) 727-7701

Mary Lupo Lupo Center for Aesthetic & General Dermatology 145 Robert E Lee Blvd, Ste 302 New Orleans (504) 777-3047

Suneeta Walia Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Medical Center 1516 Jefferson Hwy New Orleans (504) 842-3940

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

Katy Wiltz Ochsner Baptist Medical Center Southern Dermatology of New Orleans 2633 Napoleon Ave, Ste 1020 New Orleans (504) 891-8004

Lee Grafton Thibodaux Regional Medical Center Grafton Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery 327 Bayou Gardens Boulevard Houma (985) 876-5000 Laurie Harrington Lane Regional Medical Center Advanced Dermatology 20474 Old Scenic Highway Zachary (225) 654-1124 Mara Haseltine Children’s Hospital New Orleans Pure Dermatology 3100 Galleria Drive, Ste 203 Metairie (504) 226-7873

Julie Mermilliod Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Medical Center 1514 Jefferson Hwy Fl 11 New Orleans (504) 842-3940

Richard Sherman Ochsner Baptist Medical Center Skin Institute 2633 Napoleon Ave New Orleans (504) 899-7158

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

DIAGNOSTIC RADIOLOGY Christopher Arcement Children’s Hospital New Orleans Children’s Hospital New Orleans 200 Henry Clay Ave New Orleans (504) 896-9566 Raman Danrad University Medical Center- New Orleans 1542 Tulane Ave New Orleans (504) 568-4647 Anthony Modica Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Medical Center - Radiology 1514 Jefferson Hwy New Orleans (504) 842-3470 Bradley Spieler University Medical Center- New Orleans LSU Radiology 1542 Tulane Ave, rm 343 New Orleans (504) 568-4647 ENDOCRINOLOGY, DIABETES & METABOLISM Sandra Dempsey Imperial Health Endocrinology Center 1727 Imperial Blvd Lake Charles (337) 310-3670 Gary Field Baton Rouge General Medical Center The Baton Rouge Clinic 7373 Perkins Road Baton Rouge (225) 246-9240 Vivian Fonseca Tulane-Lakeside Hospital Tulane Multispecialty Clinic 4720 S I-10 Service Rd, Ste 101 Metairie (504) 988-8050 Robin Kilpatrick Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group 5428 O’Donovan Drive Baton Rouge (225) 300-1076


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Joseph Murray East Jefferson General Hospital Diabetes & Metabolism Associates 3901 Houma Blvd, Ste 103 Metairie (504) 455-1300

Donald Brignac Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center LPG Concierge Medicine 5428 O’Donovan Drive, Suite B Baton Rouge (225) 330-0480

Brandy Panunti Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Medical Center 1514 Jefferson Hwy New Orleans (504) 842-4023

Kelly Cahill Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center - Lafayette Lourdes Physician Group 3220 Kaliste Saloom Road Lafayette (337) 470-3370

Marideli Scanlan West Jefferson Medical Center West Jefferson Medical Center Endocrinology 111 Medical Center Blvd Marrero (504) 393-0088

Andree Caillet Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center - Lafayette Lourdes Physician Group 3220 Kaliste Saloom Road Lafayette (337) 470-3370

Joel Silverberg Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center The Baton Rouge Clinic 7373 Perkins Road Baton Rouge (225) 769-4044

Indira Gautam Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center - Lafayette Comprehensive Family Care 502 Lafayette Street Youngsville (337) 857-3512

Gabriel Uwaifo Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Medical Center 2750 E Gause Blvd Slidell (985) 875-2828

R. Paul Guilbault Lakeview Regional Medical Center Mandeville Private Physician Group 521 Asbury Drive Mandeville (985) 630-9618

FAMILY MEDICINE Danielle Angeron Terrebonne General Medical Center South Louisiana Medical Associates 181 Corporate Drive Houma (985) 262-1639 Gary Birdsall Lady of the Sea General Hospital 102 W 112th St Cut Off (985) 632-5222 Joseph Breault Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Center for Primary Care & Wellness 1401 Jefferson Hwy New Orleans (504) 842-4747

Ted Hudspeth Ochsner Medical Center-North Shore Ochsner Health Center Department of Family Medicine 41676 Veterans Avenue Hammond (985) 543-3600 Daniel Jens Ochsner Medical Center-North Shore 3235 E Causeway Approach Mandeville (985) 875-2828 Kenneth Johnson CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital CHRISTUS Family Medicine - Pineville 2812 Highway 28 East Pineville (318) 528-3355

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Vernilyn Juan Touro Infirmary Crescent City Physicians 3525 Prytania St, Ste 301 New Orleans (504) 897-8118 Karrie Kilgore Acadia General Hospital The Family Clinic of Crowley 345 Odd Fellows Road Crowley (337) 783-7004 Oladapo Lapite Glenwood Regional Medical Center Lapite Family Practice 306 Stone Avenue Monroe (318) 323-1040 Sunshine Little Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center - Lafayette Lourdes Physician Group 3824 Northeast Evangeline Thruway, Suite B Carencro (337) 470-3280 Azikiwe Lombard Ochsner Medical Center-West Bank Ochsner Health Center - Algiers 3401 Behrman Place Algiers (504) 371-9355 Nathalie MascherpaKerkow St. Tammany Parish Hospital 201 St. Ann Drive, Suite B Mandeville (985) 898-4001 Kevin McGann CHRISTUS Highland Medical Center Family First Direct Primary Care 7607 Fern Avenue, Suite 204 Shreveport (318) 393-5980 Elizabeth McLain Lafayette General Medical Center Lafayette General Medical Center Family Medicine Department 1211 Coolidge Street, Suite 404 Lafayette (337) 289-8478

Darrin Menard Scott Family Physicians 202 Westgate Road Lafayette (337) 232-1802 Joseph Orgeron Lafayette General Medical Center Orgeron & Pillette Family Medicine 4906 Ambassador Caffery Parkway Building M - Suite 1302 Lafayette (337) 534-8964 Rade Pejic Tulane Medical Center Tulane Multispecialty Clinic 200 Broadway Street, Suite 230 New Orleans (504) 988-9000 Cassandra Pillette Lafayette General Medical Center Orgeron & Pillette Family Medicine 4906 Ambassador Caffery Parkway Building M - Suite 1302 Lafayette (337) 534-8964 Radha Raman Oak Street Medical 8708 Oak St New Orleans (504) 865-0805 Timothy Riddell Ochsner Medical Center-North Shore Ochsner Health Center 1000 Ochsner Blvd Covington (985) 875-2828 Kiernan Smith Tulane Medical Center Tulane Multispecialty Clinic 200 Broadway Street, Suite 230 New Orleans (504) 988-9000 Paul Stringfellow Acadia General Hospital The Family Clinic of Crowley 345 Odd Fellows Road Crowley (337) 783-7004 Rachana Sus Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Tulane Multispecialty Clinic 4720 S I-10 Service Rd, Ste 101 Metairie (504) 988-8050

Ryan Truxillo St Bernard Parish Hospital Ochsner Health Center - St Bernard 8050 West Judge Perez Drive, Ste 3100 Chalmette (504) 304-2800

Richard Broussard Lafayette General Medical Center Acadiana Gastroenterology Associates 439 Heymann Blvd Lafayette (337) 269-0963

Priya Velu Ochsner Baptist Medical Center Ochsner Health Center Tchoupitoulas 5300 Tchoupitoulas St, Ste C2 New Orleans (504) 703-3070

Natalie Bzowej Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans 4429 Clara St, Ste 600 New Orleans (504) 842-3925

GASTROENTEROLOGY Stephen Abshire Lafayette General Medical Center The Gastro Clinic 1211 Coolidge Boulevard, Suite 303 Lafayette (337) 232-6697 John Affronti Tulane-Lakeside Hospital Tulane GI & Surgery Clinic 1415 Tulane Ave Fl 6 New Orleans (504) 988-5110 Humberto Aguilar Willis-Knighton Medical Center Gastrointestinal Specialists 3217 Mabel Street Shreveport (318) 631-9121 Irfan Alam Lafayette General Southwest Gastroenterology Center Of LA 4212 West Congress Street, Suite 2400E Lafayette (337) 984-4350

George Catinis East Jefferson General Hospital Metropolitan Gastroenterology Associates 4228 Houma Boulevard, Suite 520 Metairie (504) 456-8020 Sean Connolly Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Medical Center 1514 Jefferson Highway New Orleans (504) 842-4015 Virendra Joshi University Medical Center- New Orleans University Medical Center 2000 Canal Street New Orleans (504) 702-3882 Jordan Karlitz Tulane-Lakeside Hospital Tulane GI & Surgery Clinic 1415 Tulane Ave Fl 6 New Orleans (504) 988-5110

James Balart Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center The Baton Rouge Clinic 7373 Perkins Road Baton Rouge (225) 246-9240

Rebekah Lemann Ochsner Baptist Medical Center Metropolitan Gastroenterology Associates 2820 Napoleon Avenue, Suite 720 New Orleans (504) 267-1135

Charles Berggreen Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center Gastroenterology Associates 9103 Jefferson Highway Baton Rouge (225) 927-1190

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


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Daniel Raines Ochsner Medical Center-Kenner Ochsner Medical Center-Kenner 180 W Esplanade Ave, Ste 200 Kenner (504) 464-8500 Fredric Regenstein Tulane Medical Center Tulane Transplant Institute Clinic 1415 Tulane Ave Fl 6 New Orleans (504) 988-5344 Jason Reina North Oaks Medical Center Northlake Gastroenterology Associates 16061 Doctors Blvd, Ste B Hammond (985) 542-1334 Janak Shah Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Medical Center 1514 Jefferson Highway New Orleans (504) 842-4015 Shamita Shah Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Medical Center 1514 Jefferson Highway New Orleans (504) 842-4015 James Smith Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Medical Center 1514 Jefferson Highway New Orleans (504) 842-4015

GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY Destin Black Willis-Knighton Medical Center Gynecologic Oncology Associates 2600 Kings Highway, Suite 420 Shreveport (318) 212-8727 Pui Cheng Touro Infirmary Crescent City Physicians 3434 Prytania St, Suite 320 New Orleans (504) 897-7142 Richard Kline Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Medical Center 1514 Jefferson Hwy New Orleans (504) 842-4165 HAND SURGERY John Hildenbrand Thibodaux Regional Medical Center OrthoLA 726 N Acadia Rd, Suite 1000 Thibodeaux (985) 625-2200 HEMATOLOGY Manish Dhawan Willis-Knighton Medical Center Minden Cancer Center 10600 Industrial Drive Minden (800) 222-4107

David Mushatt Tulane Medical Center Tulane Multispecialty Clinic Downtown 275 LaSalle St New Orleans (504) 988-5030

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

Obinna Nnedu Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Medical Center 1514 Jefferson Highway New Orleans (504) 842-4005

S. Germain Cassiere Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport 1023 Provenance Place Blvd, Suite 130 Shreveport (318) 626-0100

John Schieffelin Tulane Medical Center Tulane Multispecialty Clinic Downtown 275 LaSalle St New Orleans (504) 988-5030

Pedro Cazabon Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Center for Primary Care & Wellness 1401 Jefferson Hwy New Orleans (504) 842-4747

INTERNAL MEDICINE Mary Abell St Thomas Community Health Ctr 1020 St Andrew St New Orleans (504) 529-5558 Michael Alexander Lafayette General Medical Center Internal Medicine of Acadiana 461 Heymann Blvd Lafayette (337) 289-8717 Jennifer Bertsch Touro Infirmary Crescent City Physicians 3700 St Charles Ave, 4th Floor New Orleans (504) 897-7007

Douglas Walsh Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center Gastroenterology Associates 9103 Jefferson Highway Baton Rouge (225) 927-1190

Katherine Baumgarten Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Med Ctr 1514 Jefferson Hwy New Orleans (504) 842-4005

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

Nathaniel Winstead Terrebonne General Medical Center Houma Digestive Health Specialists 1023 Wood St Houma (985) 772-6997

Sandra Kemmerly Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Medical Center 1514 Jefferson Highway New Orleans (504) 842-4005

David Borne University Medical Center- New Orleans St. Charles Ave. Multispecialty Clinics 3700 St Charles Ave Fl 2 New Orleans (504) 412-1366

INFECTIOUS DISEASE

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Brian Clements Lake Charles Memorial Hospital Memorial Medical Group Internal Medicine Clinic of Lake Charles 4345 Nelson Rd, Suite 201 Lake Charles (337) 494-6800 Jan Cooper New Orleans East Hospital New Orleans East Hospital 5620 Read Blvd New Orleans (504) 592-6760 Steven Granier Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Center for Primary Care & Wellness 1401 Jefferson Hwy New Orleans (504) 842-4747 C. Ray Halliburton Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group 7777 Hennessy Boulevard, Suite 7000 Baton Rouge (225) 765-8829 Robert Hernandez Willis-Knighton Medical Center Internal Medicine Associates 8001 Youree Drive, Suite 400 Shreveport (318) 212-3456

Susan Ieyoub Lake Charles Memorial Hospital Memorial Medical Group Internal Medicine Clinic of Lake Charles 4345 Nelson Rd, Ste 201 Lake Charles (337) 494-6800 James Jackson Willis-Knighton Medical Center Tri-State Medical Clinic 2551 Greenwood Road, Suite 410 Shreveport (318) 621-2929 Mark LaFuria Lake Charles Memorial Hospital Memorial Medical Group Internal Medicine Clinic of Lake Charles 2770 3rd Ave Lake Charles (337) 494-6800 Gloria Leary Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Center for Primary Care & Wellness 1401 Jefferson Hwy New Orleans (504) 842-4747 Bryan LeBean Lafayette General Medical Center LeBean Sleep Center 2930 Moss Street, Suite B Lafayette (337) 261-0559 Christopher Lege Touro Infirmary Crescent City Physicians 3434 Prytania St, Ste 460 New Orleans (504) 897-7999 Bradley Meek Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group Internal Medicine at Picardy 8119 Picardy Avenue Baton Rouge (225) 214-3638

Timothy Nicholls Willis-Knighton Medical Center Tri-State Medical Clinic 2551 Greenwood Road, Suite 410 Shreveport (318) 621-2929 Katherine Pearce Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group Primary Care for Women 5131 O’Donovan Drive, Suite 201 Baton Rouge (225) 374-0220 Eric Smith CHRISTUS Highland Medical Center Shreveport Internal Medicine 1449 E Bert Kouns Industrial Loop Shreveport (318) 629-0220 Karen Smith Lafayette General Medical Center 461 Heymann Blvd Lafayette (337) 289-8646 James Soignet Thibodaux Regional Medical Center Regional Internal Medicine Associates 142 Rue Marguerite Thibodaux (985) 446-2131 INTERVENTIONAL CARDIOLOGY Donna Adams Baton Rouge General Medical Center Baton Rouge Cardiology Center 5231 Brittany Drive Baton Rouge (225) 769-0933 Farhad Aduli Lakeview Regional Medical Center Louisiana Heart & Vascular Institute 20 Starbrush Circle, Ste A Covington (985) 777-7000 Murtuza Ali Touro Infirmary LSU Uptown – St Charles 3700 St. Charles Ave Fl 5 New Orleans (504) 412-1520


Chad Dugas Thibodaux Regional Medical Center Cardiovascular Institute of the South 1320 Martin Luther King Drive Thibodaux (504) 568-4647 Peter Fail Terrebonne General Medical Center Cardiovascular Institute of the South 225 Dunn Street Houma (985) 876-0300 Anand Irimpen Tulane-Lakeside Hospital Tulane Multispecialty Clinic 4720 S I-10 Service Rd, Ste 101 Metairie (504) 988-8050 Pramod Menon Lakeview Regional Medical Center Louisiana Heart Center 39 Starbrush Circle Covington (985) 871-4155 Pradeep Nair Terrebonne General Medical Center Cardiovascular Institute of the South 225 Dunn Street Houma (985) 876-0300 Christopher Paris St. Charles Parish Hospital Cardiovascular Institute of the South 107 Maryland Drive Luling (985) 308-1604 Andrew Rees Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center Louisiana Cardiology Associates 7777 Hennessy Boulevard Medical Plaza II, Suite 1000 Baton Rouge (225) 767-3900 Christopher Thompson Lake Charles Memorial Hospital Lake Charles Memorial Hospital Heart & Vascular Surgery Center 1717 Oak Park Blvd Fl 2 Lake Charles (337) 494-3278

Charisse Ward Baton Rouge General Medical Center Cardiovascular Institute of the South 8401 Picardy Avenue Baton Rouge (225) 308-0247 Frank Wilklow Touro Infirmary Crescent City Physicians 2820 Canal St Fl 1 New Orleans (504) 897-8276 MATERNAL & FETAL MEDICINE Paul Dibbs Lafayette General Medical Center Maternal Fetal Medicine of Acadiana 105 Corporate Boulevard Lafayette (337) 593-9099 Chi Dola Tulane Medical Center Tulane Center for Women’s Health 4720 S I-10 Service Rd W, Ste 302 Metairie (504) 988-8070 Robert Moore Woman’s Hospital Woman’s Maternal Fetal Medicine 100 Woman’s Way Baton Rouge (225) 924-8338 Gabriella Pridjian Tulane-Lakeside Hospital Tulane Center for Women’s Health 4720 S I-10 Service Rd W, Ste 302 Metairie (504) 988-8070

Bryan Bienvenu Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center Louisiana Hematology Oncology Associates 4950 Essen Lane, Suite 500 Baton Rouge (225) 767-1311 B.J. Brooks Ochsner Medical Center-Baton Rouge Ochsner Health Center Medical Oncology Dept 10310 The Grove Boulevard Baton Rouge (225) 761-5200 Vince Cataldo Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center 4950 Essen Lane, Ste 300 Baton Rouge (225) 757-0343 John Cole Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans The Gayle & Tom Benson Cancer Center 1514 Jefferson Highway, 3rd Floor New Orleans (504) 842-3910 Bridgette CollinsBurow Tulane Medical Center Tulane Cancer Center Clinic 150 S Liberty St New Orleans (504) 988-6300

MEDICAL ONCOLOGY

James Ellis West Jefferson Medical Center West Jefferson Cancer Center 4513 Westbank Expressway Marrero (504) 349-6360

Bassam AbiRached Rapides Regional Medical Center Hematology Oncology Life Center 605 B Medical Center Drive Alexandria (318) 442-2232

David Hanson Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center Louisiana Hematology Oncology Associates 4950 Essen Lane, Suite 500 Baton Rouge (225) 767-1311

David Oubre North Oaks Medical Center Pontchartrain Hematology Oncology 15752 Medical Arts Plaza, Suite 101 Hammond (985) 419-0025 Nihar Patel Willis-Knighton Medical Center Willis-Knighton Cancer Center Hematology Oncology Associates 2600 Kings Hwy, Suite 340 Shreveport (318) 212-8620 Prakash Peddi Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport 1501 Kings Highway Shreveport (318) 212-9440 Steven Saccaro Lafayette General Medical Center Lafayette General Medical Center Cancer Center of Acadiana 1211 Coolidge Street Lafayette (337) 289-8400 A. Oliver Sartor Tulane Medical Center Tulane Cancer Center Clinic 150 South Liberty Street New Orleans (504) 988-6300 Scott Sonnier Touro Infirmary Touro Infirmary, Hematology & Oncology 1401 Foucher St New Orleans (504) 897-8970 Derrick Spell Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center Louisiana Hematology Oncology Associates 4950 Essen Lane, Suite 500 Baton Rouge (225) 767-1311 Srikanth Tamma Ochsner Medical Center-Kenner 200 W Esplanade Ave, Ste 313 Kenner (504) 842-7690

Christos Theodossiou Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans The Gayle & Tom Benson Cancer Center 1514 Jefferson Highway, 3rd Floor New Orleans (504) 842-3910 Gary Von Burton Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport LSU Health, Medical Oncology 1501 Kings Highway, Box 33932 Shreveport (318) 675-7737 NEPHROLOGY A Alper Tulane Medical Center Tulane Medical Center Transplant Institute Clinic 1415 Tulane Ave, 6th Floor New Orleans (504) 988-5344 Raynold Corona Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center Renal Associates of Baton Rouge 5131 O’Donovan Drive, Suite 100 Baton Rouge (225) 767-4893

Richard O’Donovan St. Francis Medical Center Northeast Louisiana Kidney Specialists 711 Wood St, Ste A Monroe (318) 323-8847 Michael Roppolo Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center Renal Associates of Baton Rouge 5131 O’Donovan Drive, Suite 100 Baton Rouge (225) 767-4893 Catherine StaffeldCoit Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Multi-Organ Transplant Institute 1514 Jefferson Hwy, 1st Floor New Orleans (504) 842-3925 Daniel Tveit Ochsner Medical Center-North Shore Northlake Nephrology Associates 664 Robert Blvd Slidell (985) 646-0360 Allen Vander Thibodaux Regional Medical Center Kidney Center of South Louisiana 604 N Acadia Rd Thibodaux (985) 446-0871

Mitchell Hebert Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center Renal Associates of Baton Rouge 5131 O’Donovan Drive, Suite 100 Baton Rouge (225) 767-4893

James Yegge Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center Renal Associates of Baton Rouge 5131 O’Donovan Drive, Suite 100 Baton Rouge (225) 767-4893

Marwan Kaskas Willis-Knighton Medical Center Northwest Louisiana Nephrology 2501 Greenwood Road Shreveport (318) 631-1584

NEUROLOGICAL SURGERY

Jill Lindberg East Jefferson General Hospital New Orleans Nephrology Associates 4409 Utica St, Ste 100 Metairie (504) 457-3687

Alan Appley Lafayette General Medical Center 1214 Coolidge Blvd., Lafayette (337) 289-7991 Charles Bowie NeuroMedical Center Surgical Hospital, The The Neuromedical Center Clinic 10101 Park Rowe Avenue, Suite 200 Baton Rouge (225) 769-2200 LOUISIANALIFE.COM 47


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

Ramy El Khoury Lakeview Regional Medical Center Neurocare of Louisiana 648 Crestwood Boulevard Covington (985) 805-2555

Frank Culicchia West Jefferson Medical Center Culicchia Neurological Clinic 1111 Medical Center Blvd, Ste S-750 Marrero (504) 340-6976

John England Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport 478 South Johnson Street Floor 5 New Orleans (504) 412-1517

Aaron Dumont Tulane Medical Center Tulane Neurosurgery Clinic 1415 Tulane Ave Fl 4 New Orleans (504) 988-5561 John Steck West Jefferson Medical Center Culicchia Neurological Clinic 1111 Medical Center Blvd, Ste S-750 Marrero (504) 340-6976 Marcus Ware Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Medical Center 1514 Jefferson Hwy New Orleans (504) 842-4033 NEUROLOGY Bridget Bagert Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Medical Center 1514 Jefferson Hwy New Orleans (504) 842-3980 Kevin Callerame Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group 5247 Didesse Drive Baton Rouge (225) 215-2193 Gerard Dynes Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center The Baton Rouge Clinic 7373 Perkins Road Baton Rouge (225) 769-4044

Jamie Huddleston Ochsner St. Anne General Hospital Ochsner Specialty Health Center 141 Twin Oaks Drive Raceland (985) 537-2666 Jesus Lovera Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport 478 South Johnson Street Floor 5 New Orleans (504) 412-1517 Archibald Melcher East Jefferson General Hospital East Jefferson Neurological Associates 3800 Houma Blvd, Ste 205 Metairie (504) 885-7337 Jeffrey Nicholl Tulane Medical Center Tulane Multispecialty Clinic 275 LaSalle St New Orleans (504) 988-5561 Piotr Olejniczak University Medical Center- New Orleans LSU Campus Multispecialty Clinic 478 South Johnson Street Floor 5 New Orleans (504) 412-1517 Richard Zweifler Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Medical Center Department of Neurology 1514 Jefferson Hwy, 7th Floor New Orleans (504) 842-3980

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OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY Rodney Armand Willis-Knighton Medical Center Women’s Health Associates WK Bossier Health Center 2400 Hospital Drive, Suite 240 Bossier City (318) 212-7931 William Beacham North Oaks Medical Center North Oaks Obstetrics & Gynecology 15748 Medical Arts Plaza Hammond (985) 542-0663 Rebecca Boudreaux Woman’s Hospital Louisiana Women’s Healthcare 500 Rue de la Vie, Ste 100 Baton Rouge (225) 201-2000 Randall Brown Woman’s Hospital Louisiana Women’s Healthcare 500 Rue de la Vie, Ste 100 Baton Rouge (225) 201-2000 Francis Cardinale Our Lady of Lourdes Women’s & Children’s Hospital Acadiana Women’s Health Group 4640 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy Lafayette (337) 984-1050 John Carter Willis-Knighton Medical Center Women’s Health Associates WK Bossier Health Center 2400 Hospital Drive, Suite 240 Bossier City (318) 212-7931 Robert Cazayoux Terrebonne General Medical Center Women’s Health Specialist 852 Belanger St Houma (985) 851-6800 Rachel Chua CHRISTUS Ochsner Lake Area Hospital 4150 Nelson Road, Building C, Suite 9 Lake Charles (337) 419-0900

Diana Clavin Slidell Memorial Hospital Camillia City OB/ GYN 1150 Robert Blvd, Ste 360 Slidell (985) 781-4848

Gomez Gina Willis-Knighton Medical Center Women’s Health Associates WK Bossier Health Center 2400 Hospital Drive, Suite 240 Bossier City (318) 212-7931

Richard Clement Terrebonne General Medical Center Women’s Health Specialist 852 Belanger St Houma (985) 851-6800

Amy Grace Tulane-Lakeside Hospital Lakeside Women’s Services 4720 S I-10 Service Rd, Ste 205 Metairie (504) 779-8282

Leslie Coffman Glenwood Regional Medical Center Louisiana Center for Women’s Health 401 McMillan Rd West Monroe (318) 387-3113 David Darbonne Lake Charles Memorial Hospital 1890 W Gauthier Rd, Ste 120 Lake Charles (337) 474-3883 K. Leslie Dean Willis-Knighton Medical Center Gynecologic Oncology Associates 2600 Kings Highway, Suite 420 Shreveport (318) 212-8727 Louis DuTriel Touro Infirmary Crescent City Physicians 3434 Prytania St, Ste 130 New Orleans (504) 897-7580 Bradley Forsyth Lake Charles Memorial Hospital Memorial Medical Group Obstetrics & Gynecology 1890 W Gauthier Rd, Ste 140 Lake Charles (337) 480-5570 Veronica Gillispie Ochsner Baptist Medical Center 4429 Clara St, Ste 500 New Orleans (504) 842-9617

J. William Groves Lake Charles Memorial Hospital 1890 W Gauthier Rd, Ste 130 Lake Charles (337) 480-5530 Eduardo Herrera Tulane Medical Center Tulane Center for Women’s Health 4720 S I-10 Service Rd W, Ste 302 Metairie (504) 988-8070 Ellen Kruger Ochsner Baptist Medical Center 2700 Napoleon Ave New Orleans (504) 842-4155 Ann Marie Lafranca Woman’s Hospital 500 Rue de la Vie, Suite 210 Baton Rouge (225) 928-5951 Elizabeth Lapeyre Ochsner Baptist Medical Center 2700 Napoleon Ave New Orleans (504) 842-4155 Opal LeBlanc Our Lady of Lourdes Women’s & Children’s Hospital 2807 Kaliste Saloom Road, Suite 101 Lafayette (337) 769-3444 George Morris Ochsner Baptist Medical Center 2700 Napoleon Ave New Orleans (504) 842-4155 Charles Padgett Lafayette General Medical Center 1211 Coolidge Avenue, Suite 405 Lafayette (337) 233-7524

Angela Parise Ochsner Baptist Medical Center 2700 Napoleon Ave New Orleans (504) 842-4155 Rebecca Perret Touro Infirmary Crescent City Physicians 3434 Prytania St, Ste 130 New Orleans (504) 897-7580 Benny Popwell CHRISTUS Highland Medical Center Highland Clinic The Womens ClinicMain Campus 1455 E Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Fl 3 - Suite 306 Shreveport (318) 798-4400 Margaret Roberie Ochsner Baptist Medical Center 2700 Napoleon Ave New Orleans (504) 842-4155 Janet Ross Touro Infirmary Crescent City Physicians 3525 Prytania St, Ste 206 New Orleans (504) 897-8281 William Sargent Ochsner Baptist Medical Center 2700 Napoleon Ave New Orleans (504) 842-4155 Michael Schexnayder Woman’s Hospital Louisiana Women’s Healthcare 500 Rue de la Vie, Ste 100 Baton Rouge (225) 201-2000 Michelle Stutes Our Lady of Lourdes Women’s & Children’s Hospital 4630 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy, Suite 412 Lafayette (337) 769-3489 A Thibodeaux Our Lady of Lourdes Women’s & Children’s Hospital Hamilton Medical Group 4630 Ambassador Caffery Parkway, Suite 208 Lafayette (337) 981-6100


Kerry Tynes CHRISTUS Highland Medical Center Highland Clinic 1455 E Bert Kouns Industrial Loop Fl 3 - Ste 306 Shreveport (318) 798-4400 Vu Anh Vuong Ochsner Medical Center-West Bank Ochsner Health CtrWest Bank 120 Ochsner Blvd, Ste 360 Gretna (504) 391-8896 Donna Waters Touro Infirmary Crescent City Physicians 3434 Prytania St, Ste 320 New Orleans (504) 897-7142 Anna White Ochsner Baptist Medical Center 2700 Napoleon Ave New Orleans (504) 842-4155 Felton Winfield Touro Infirmary LSU St Charles Ave Multispecialty Clinics Obstetrics & Gynecology 3700 Saint Charles Ave Fl 5 New Orleans (504) 412-1520 OPHTHALMOLOGY Frank Culotta Acadiana Retina Consultants 1101 South College Road, Suite 304 Lafayette (337) 232-2710 George Ellis Children’s Hospital New Orleans Children’s Hospital New Orleans 200 Henry Clay Ave, Ste 3104 New Orleans (504) 896-2888 H. Sprague Eustis Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Medical Center 1514 Jefferson Hwy Fl 10 New Orleans (504) 842-3995 Donald Falgoust CHRISTUS St Patrick Hospital Falgoust Eye Medical & Surgical 1980 Tybee Ln Lake Charles (337) 477-0963

Scott Gauthreaux Acadiana Retina Consultants 1101 South College Road, Suite 304 Lafayette (337) 232-2710 Thomas Heigle Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center Eye Medical Center 7777 Hennessy Boulevard, Suite 4000 Baton Rouge (225) 766-7441 John Hinrichsen CHRISTUS Highland Medical Center Eye Docs for Kids 1400 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop Floor 1 - Suite 103 Shreveport (318) 222-8402 Keith Kellum Terrebonne General Medical Center Southern Eye Institute 446 Corporate Drive Houma (985) 872-5577 Ronald Landry East Jefferson General Hospital Eyecare Associates 4324 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Ste 102 Metairie (504) 455-9825 Kirk LeBlanc Lafayette General Medical Center 1000 West Pinhook Road, Suite 303 Lafayette (337) 234-8533 Charles Lyon Willis-Knighton Medical Center Vitreo Retinal Associates 836 Olive Street Shreveport (318) 222-8421 Rebecca Metzinger Tulane Medical Center Tulane Ophthalmology Clinic 1415 Tulane Ave Fl 4 New Orleans (504) 988-5831 Patrick O’Sullivan University Medical Center- New Orleans Southern Retinal Institute 1421 Ochsner Boulevard Covington (985) 590-5339

Allen Pearce Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center Eye Medical Center 7777 Hennessy Boulevard, Suite 4000 Baton Rouge (225) 766-7441 Robert Wallace CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital Wallace Eye Surgery 4110 Parliament Drive Alexandria (318) 448-4488 Nano Zeringue Thibodaux Regional Medical Center Southern Eye Institute 900 Canal Blvd, Ste 3 Thibodaux (985) 448-3353 ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY William Accousti Children’s Hospital New Orleans Children’s Hospital New Orleans Department of Orthopaedic Surgery 200 Henry Clay Ave New Orleans (504) 896-9569 Rasheed Ahmad Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center Baton Rouge Orthopaedic Clinic 8080 Bluebonnet Boulevard, Suite 1000 Baton Rouge (225) 924-2424 Robert Bostick Metairie Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine 3001 Division Street Suite 204 Metairie (504) 541-5800 Joseph Broyles Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center Bone & Joint Clinic of Baton Rouge 7301 Hennessy Boulevard, Suite 200 Baton Rouge (225) 766-0050 Scott Buhler East Jefferson General Hospital Crescent City Orthopaedics 3600 Houma Blvd Metairie (504) 233-0986

Christopher Cenac Terrebonne General Medical Center Gulf Coast Orthopaedics 1001 School St Houma (985) 868-1540 George Chimento Ochsner Baptist Medical Center 1514 Jefferson Hwy Fl 5 New Orleans (504) 842-3970 David Clause Opelousas General Health System-Main Campus Opelousas Orthopaedic Clinic 4015 I-49 S Service Rd Opelousas (337) 942-6503 Geoffrey Collins West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital Collins Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine 1625 Wolf Cir Lake Charles (337) 905-7100 Kevin Darr Lakeview Regional Medical Center Covington Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute 19343 Sunshine Ave Covington (985) 892-5117 Vinod Dasa Ochsner Medical Center-Kenner Kenner Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Clinic 671 W Esplanade Ave, Ste 100 Kenner (504) 412-1700 Gabriel Dersam Our Lady of Lourdes Women’s & Children’s Hospital Lourdes Physician Group Pediatric Orthopedic Clinic 4704 Ambassador Caffery Parkway Lafayette (337) 371-3102 Robert Easton Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center Baton Rouge Orthopaedic Clinic 8080 Bluebonnet Boulevard, Suite 1000 Baton Rouge (225) 924-2424

Henry Eiserloh Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center Baton Rouge Orthopaedic Clinic 8080 Bluebonnet Boulevard, Suite 1000 Baton Rouge (225) 924-2424 Patrick Ellender Thibodaux Regional Medical Center OrthoLA 726 N Acadia Rd, Suite 1000 Thibodaux (985) 625-2200 Paul Gladden Tulane Medical Center Tulane Medical Center Orthopaedic Clinic 1415 Tulane Ave Fl 4 New Orleans (504) 988-2177 Joseph Gonzales Children’s Hospital New Orleans Children’s Hospital New Orleans Department of Orthopaedic Surgery 200 Henry Clay Ave New Orleans (504) 896-2888 Harold Granger Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center - Lafayette Hamilton Medical Group 4809 Ambassador Caffery Parkway, Suite 200 Lafayette (337) 988-8855 Craig Greene Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center Baton Rouge Orthopaedic Clinic 8080 Bluebonnet Boulevard, Suite 1000 Baton Rouge (225) 924-2424 R. Bryan Griffith Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center Baton Rouge Orthopaedic Clinic 8080 Bluebonnet Boulevard, Suite 1000 Baton Rouge (225) 924-2424 Matthew Grimm West Jefferson Medical Center Jefferson Orthopedic Clinic 920 Avenue B Marrero (504) 349-6804

Lawrence Haber Ochsner Baptist Medical Center 1514 Jefferson Hwy Fl 5 New Orleans (504) 842-3970 Richard Harrell Willis-Knighton Bossier Health Center Bossier Orthopedics 2449 Hospital Drive, Ste 340 Bossier City (318) 212-7841 Michael Hartman Ochsner Medical Center-Kenner Kenner Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Clinic 671 W Esplanade Ave, Ste 100 Kenner (504) 412-1700 Stephen Heinrich Lakeview Regional Medical Center Tulane Pediatric Orthopaedic Clinic 101 Judge Tanner Blvd, Ste 302 Covington (504) 988-8010 Michael Alan Hinton Lake Charles Memorial Hospital Hinton Orthopedics 230 W Sale Rd Lake Charles (337) 477-5252 R William Junius East Jefferson General Hospital Crescent City Orthopaedics 3600 Houma Blvd Metairie (504) 233-0986 Andrew King Children’s Hospital New Orleans Children’s Hospital New Orleans 200 Henry Clay Ave New Orleans (504) 896-9569 Peter Krause Ochsner Medical Center-Kenner LSU Orthopaedic Surgery 671 W Esplanade Ave, Ste 100 Kenner (504) 412-1700 Christopher Marrero University Medical Center- New Orleans University Medical Center 2000 Canal Street New Orleans (504) 702-4400


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James Mautner Ochsner Baptist Medical Center 1514 Jefferson Hwy Fl 5 New Orleans (504) 842-3970

John Ochsner Ochsner Baptist Medical Center 1514 Jefferson Hwy Fl 5 New Orleans (504) 842-3970

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

R Field Ogden Ochsner Baptist Medical Center Southern Orthopaedic Specialists 2731 Napoleon Avenue New Orleans (504) 897-6351

Mark Meyer Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Medical Center Department of Orthopaedics 1514 Jefferson Hwy Fl 5 New Orleans (504) 842-3970

H Reiss Plauche St. Tammany Parish Hospital Covington Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute 19343 Sunshine Ave Covington (985) 892-5117

Chad Millet Ochsner Baptist Medical Center Southern Orthopaedic Specialists 2731 Napoleon Avenue New Orleans (504) 897-6351 x1 Thomas Montgomery Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center - Lafayette Montgomery Orthopedics & Sports Medicine 1301 Camellia Boulevard, Suite 102 Lafayette (337) 235-2264 Edward Morgan Willis-Knighton Medical Center The Orthopedic Clinic 7925 Youree Drive, Suite 200 Shreveport (318) 212-3610 David Muldowny Lafayette General Medical Center Lafayette Bone & Joint Clinic 1103 Kaliste Saloom Road Lafayette (337) 234-5234 John Noble CHRISTUS St Patrick Hospital Center For Orthopaedics 1747 Imperial Blvd Lake Charles (337) 721-7236

David Pope Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center Bone & Joint Clinic of Baton Rouge 7301 Hennessy Boulevard, Suite 200 Baton Rouge (225) 766-0050 Catherine Riche Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center Baton Rouge Orthopaedic Clinic 8080 Bluebonnet Boulevard, Suite 1000 Baton Rouge (225) 924-2424 Michael Robichaux Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center Baton Rouge Orthopaedic Clinic 8080 Bluebonnet Boulevard, Suite 1000 Baton Rouge (225) 924-2424 Jason Rolling St. Tammany Parish Hospital Covington Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute 19343 Sunshine Ave Covington (985) 892-5117 Cambize Shahrdar Willis-Knighton Medical Center The Orthopedic Clinic 7925 Youree Drive, Suite 200 Shreveport (318) 212-3610

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William Sherman Tulane Medical Center Orthopedic Center for Sports Medicine 4921 Airline Drive Metairie (504) 217-5319 Leslie Sisco Ochsner Baptist Medical Center 1514 Jefferson Hwy Fl 5 New Orleans (504) 842-3970 Craig Springmeyer CHRISTUS Highland Medical Center Highland Clinic 1455 E Bert Kouns Industrial Loop Fl 2 - Ste 210 Shreveport (318) 798-4623 Malcolm Stubbs Lafayette General Medical Center Lafayette Bone & Joint Clinic 1103 Kaliste Saloom Road Lafayette (337) 234-5234 Andrew Todd Children’s Hospital New Orleans Southern Orthopaedic Specialists 2731 Napoleon Avenue New Orleans (504) 897-6351 Robert Treuting Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Medical Center Department of Orthopaedics 1514 Jefferson Hwy Fl 5 New Orleans (504) 842-3970 Scott Tucker Touro Infirmary Jefferson Orthopedic Clinic 920 Avenue B Marrero (504) 349-6804 Matthew Williams Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center - Lafayette Louisiana Orthopaedic Specialists 108 Rue Louis XIV Lafayette (337) 235-8007

Robert Zura University Medical Center- New Orleans University Medical Center Department of Orthopaedic Surgery 2000 Canal St New Orleans (504) 702-5700

Jason Durel Lafayette General Medical Center Acadian ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery Center 1000 West Pinhook Road, Ste 201A Lafayette (337) 237-0650

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

John Alldredge Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center - Lafayette Lafayette Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists 225 Bendel Rd Lafayette (337) 232-2330 Ronald Amedee Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Medical Center 1514 Jefferson Hwy Fl 4 New Orleans (504) 842-4080 Moises Arriaga Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group Hearing & Balance Center 7777 Hennessy Boulevard, Suite 709 Baton Rouge (225) 765-7735 James Broussard Thibodaux Regional Medical Center Southern ENT Associates 604 N Acadia Rd, Ste 101 Thibodaux (985) 446-5079 James Connolly St. Tammany Parish Hospital SLENT-South Louisiana Ear, Nose & Throat 1420 N Causeway Blvd Mandeville (985) 327-5905 Lisa David Lafayette General Medical Center David & Eldredge ENT Specialists 109 Rue Fontaine Lafayette (337) 266-9820 Maria Doucet Doucet Ear, Nose & Throat 4630 Ambassador Caffery Parkway A Building - Suite 402 Lafayette (337) 989-4453

Paul Friedlander Tulane Medical Center Tulane Medical Center ENT Clinic 1415 Tulane Ave, 3rd Floor New Orleans (504) 988-5451 Gerard Gianoli The Ear & Balance Institute 1401 Ochsner Boulevard, Suite A Covington (985) 809-1111 John Guarisco Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Medical Center 1514 Jefferson Hwy Fl 4 New Orleans (504) 842-4080 Christian Hasney Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Medical Center Otolaryngology 1514 Jefferson Hwy New Orleans (504) 842-4080 Timothy Molony Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner ENT 1514 Jefferson Hwy Fl 4 New Orleans (504) 842-4080 Brian Moore Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Medical Center 1514 Jefferson Hwy Fl 4 New Orleans (504) 842-4080

Cherie-Ann Nathan Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Department of Otolaryngology 1501 Kings Highway, Box 33932 Shreveport (318) 675-6262 Phillip Noel Abbeville General Hospital Phillip Noel ENT 100 Phoenix Abbeville (337) 898-3700 Daniel Nuss Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center Head & Neck Center 4950 Essen Lane, Suite 400 Baton Rouge (225) 765-1765 Gerard Pena Ochsner Medical Center-North Shore Slidell ENT Associates 2050 Gause Boulevard East, Suite 200 Slidell (985) 646-4400 Elisabeth Rareshide Ochsner Baptist Medical Center 2820 Napoleon Ave, Ste 820 New Orleans (504) 897-4455 Justin Tenney Thibodaux Regional Medical Center Southern ENT Associates 604 N Acadia Rd, Ste 101 Thibodaux (985) 233-2273 Guy Zeringue Thibodaux Regional Medical Center Southern ENT Associates 604 N Acadia Rd, Ste 101 Thibodaux (985) 233-2273


OTOLARYNGOLOGY/ FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY R Boyce Lakeview Regional Medical Center Associated Surgical Specialists 350 Lakeview Ct, Ste A Covington (985) 845-2677 J. Kevin Duplechain Lafayette General Medical Center 1103 Kaliste Saloom Road, Suite 300 Lafayette (337) 456-3282 H. Devon Graham Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Medical Center 1514 Jefferson Hwy Fl 4 New Orleans (504) 842-4080 Jason Guillot St. Tammany Parish Hospital SLENT-South Louisiana Ear, Nose & Throat 1420 N Causeway Blvd Mandeville (985) 327-5905 Jeffrey Joseph Lafayette General Medical Center Acadian ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery Center 1000 West Pinhook Road, Ste 201A Lafayette (337) 237-0650 Thomas Moulthrop Tulane Medical Center Hedgewood Plastic Surgery 2427 St. Charles Ave New Orleans (504) 895-7642 Sean Weiss Touro Infirmary 2201 Veterans Memorial Boulevard, Suite 408 Metairie (504) 814-3223

Hazem Eissa Ochsner Baptist Medical Center Ochsner-Baptist Napoleon Med Plaza Pain Management 2820 Napoleon Ave New Orleans (504) 842-5300 Mohamed Elkersh North Oaks Medical Center Advanced Pain Institute 42131 Veterans Ave Hammond (985) 345-7246 Tarun Jolly Louisiana Pain Specialists 3439 Prytania St, Ste 501 New Orleans (504) 303-4195 Eric Lonseth East Jefferson General Hospital Lonseth Interventional Pain Center 4213 Teuton Street Metairie (504) 327-5857 Kevin Martinez Touro Infirmary Southern Brain & Spine 3798 Veterans Blvd, Ste 200 Metairie (504) 454-0141 Ross Nelson Specialists Hospital Shreveport Pain Care Consultants 1534 Elizabeth Avenue, Suite 201 Shreveport (318) 629-5505 Jimmy Ponder Terrebonne General Medical Center Headache & Pain Center 123 Frontage Road-A Gray (985) 580-1200 Patrick Waring East Jefferson General Hospital Pain Intervention Ctr 701 Metairie Rd Unit 2A310 Metairie (504) 455-2225

PAIN MEDICINE Joseph Crapanzano East Jefferson General Hospital 4320 Houma Blvd Fl 6 Metairie (504) 503-4109

PATHOLOGY Shams Halat Tulane Medical Center 1415 Tulane Avenue New Orleans (504) 988-5224

Matthew Stark Children’s Hospital New Orleans Children’s Hospital New Orleans Pathology 200 Henry Clay Ave New Orleans (504) 896-9817 PEDIATRIC ALLERGY & IMMUNOLOGY John Carlson Tulane Medical Center Tulane Dept of Pediatrics 1430 Tulane Ave, SL-37 New Orleans (504) 988-0545 Jane El-Dahr Tulane Medical Center Tulane Pediatric Specialty Clinic 4720 S I-10 Service Rd W, Ste 401 Metairie (504) 988-6253 Cathryn Hassett Ochsner Baptist Medical Center 1514 Jefferson Hwy New Orleans (504) 842-6742 Theron McCormick Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group Pediatric Specialty Clinic 8200 Constantin Boulevard Floor 3 Baton Rouge (225) 765-6834 Lawrence Montelibano Ochsner Baptist Medical Center 1514 Jefferson Hwy New Orleans (504) 842-6742 PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY Michael Brumund Children’s Hospital New Orleans The Heart Center Cardiology Department 200 Henry Clay Ave New Orleans (504) 896-9751 Michael Crapanzano Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center Pediatric Cardiology Associates of LA 7777 Hennessy Boulevard, Suite 103 Baton Rouge (225) 767-6700

Ivory Crittendon Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Health Ctr For Children 1319 Jefferson Hwy New Orleans (504) 842-5200 Kelly Gajewski Children’s Hospital New Orleans The Heart Center Cardiology Department 200 Henry Clay Ave New Orleans (504) 896-9751 Rufus Hixon Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center Pediatric Cardiology Associates of LA 7777 Hennessy Boulevard, Suite 103 Baton Rouge (225) 767-6700 Mudar Kattash Lake Charles Memorial Hospital Pediatric Cardiology Of Southwest Louisiana 2005 Southwood Drive Lake Charles (337) 562-2293 Victor Lucas Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Health Ctr For Children 1319 Jefferson Hwy New Orleans (504) 842-5200 Hans Mulder Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Health Ctr For Children 1319 Jefferson Hwy New Orleans (504) 842-5200 Ernest Siwik Children’s Hospital New Orleans The Heart Center 200 Henry Clay Ave New Orleans (504) 896-9751 Patricia Thomas Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Health Ctr For Children 1319 Jefferson Hwy New Orleans (504) 842-5200 Michael White Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Health Ctr For Children 1319 Jefferson Hwy New Orleans (504) 842-5200

Song-Gui Yang Tulane Medical Center Tulane Pediatric Specialty Clinic 4720 S I-10 Service Rd W, Ste 401 Metairie (504) 988-6253 Thomas Young Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Health Ctr For Children 1319 Jefferson Hwy New Orleans (504) 842-5200 PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY Stuart Chalew Children’s Hospital New Orleans 200 Henry Clay Ave New Orleans (504) 896-2888 PEDIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGY Brian Morris Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Health Ctr for Children 1315 Jefferson Hwy New Orleans (504) 842-3900 PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGYONCOLOG Y Tammuella Chrisentery-Singleton Ochsner Medical Center-North Shore Louisiana Center for Advanced Medicine 2053 Gause Blvd E, Ste 200 Slidell (985) 259-8045 Craig Lotterman Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Health Ctr for Children 1315 Jefferson Hwy New Orleans (504) 842-4249 Ammar Morad Rapides Regional Medical Center Kids Specialty Center 4704 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy Lafayette (337) 474-5920 Lolie Yu Children’s Hospital New Orleans 200 Henry Clay Ave New Orleans (504) 896-9740

PEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASE Margarita Silio Tulane Medical Center Tulane Pediatric Specialty Clinic 4720 S I-10 Service Rd W, Ste 401 Metairie (504) 988-6253 PEDIATRIC NEPHROLOGY Diego Aviles Children’s Hospital New Orleans Children’s Hospital New Orleans Division of Nephrology 200 Henry Clay Ave New Orleans (504) 896-9238 Samir El-Dahr Tulane Medical Center Tulane Pediatric Specialty Clinic 4720 S I-10 Service Rd W, Ste 401 Metairie (504) 988-6253 Ihor Yosypiv Tulane Medical Center Tulane Pediatric Specialty Clinic 4720 S I-10 Service Rd W, Ste 401 Metairie (504) 988-6253 PEDIATRIC OTOLARYNGOLOGY Kimsey Rodriguez Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Med Ctr 1514 Jefferson Hwy New Orleans (504) 842-4111 PEDIATRIC PULMONOLOGY Scott Davis Tulane Medical Center Tulane Pediatric Specialty Clinic 4720 S I-10 Service Rd W, Ste 401 Metairie (504) 988-6253 Fernando Urrego Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Health Ctr for Children 1315 Jefferson Hwy New Orleans (504) 842-3900 LOUISIANALIFE.COM 51


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Kristin Van Hook Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Health Ctr for Children 1315 Jefferson Hwy New Orleans (504) 842-3900 PEDIATRIC SURGERY Vincent Adolph Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Medical Center 1514 Jefferson Hwy New Orleans (504) 842-3907 Deiadra Garrett Our Lady of Lourdes Women’s & Children’s Hospital Lourdes Physician Group Pediatric General Surgery Clinic 4704 Ambassador Caffery Parkway Lafayette (337) 470-5920 Rodney Steiner Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Medical Center 1514 Jefferson Hwy New Orleans (504) 842-3907 PEDIATRIC UROLOGY Frank Cerniglia Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Medical Center - Urology 1514 Jefferson Hwy, 4th Floor New Orleans (504) 842-4083 Christopher Roth Children’s Hospital New Orleans Children’s Hospital New Orleans 200 Henry Clay Ave, Ste 2309 New Orleans (504) 896-2888

Brian Bailey Our Lady of Lourdes Women’s & Children’s Hospital Lafayette Children’s Clinic 5000 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy, Bldg 12 Lafayette (337) 989-5061 John Barbara Children’s Hospital New Orleans LCMC-Metairie Pediatrics 2201 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Ste 300 Metairie (504) 833-7374 Anne Boudreaux Thibodaux Regional Medical Center Preferred Pediatrics 142B Rue Marguerite Thibodaux (985) 449-7529 Jennifer Boustany Our Lady of Lourdes Women’s & Children’s Hospital Lafayette Pediatrics 4630 Ambassador Caffery Parkway, Suite 102 Lafayette (337) 989-2322 Danielle Calix Ochsner for Children 13100 River Road Destrehan (985) 764-6036 Terry Cummings Tulane Medical Center Tulane Multispecialty Clinic 200 Broadway Street, Suite 230 New Orleans (504) 988-9000 Diane deFrance East Jefferson General Hospital Sunrise Pediatrics 3116 6th Street, Suite 101 Metairie (504) 837-9000

PEDIATRICS Anne Marie Ardoin Thibodaux Regional Medical Center Preferred Pediatrics 142B Rue Marguerite Thibodaux (985) 449-7529

Robert Drumm Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center The Baton Rouge Clinic 7373 Perkins Road Baton Rouge (225) 769-4044

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Patrice Evers Tulane-Lakeside Hospital Tulane General Pediatric Clinic 4720 S I-10 Service Rd, Ste 200 Metairie (504) 988-6253

Betty Lo-Blais University Medical Center- New Orleans LSU Uptown Specialty Clinics 3700 St Charles Ave Fl 2 New Orleans (504) 412-1366

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

Jamar Melton Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center The Baton Rouge Clinic 7373 Perkins Road Baton Rouge (225) 246-6000

Ricardo Gomez Children’s Hospital New Orleans 200 Henry Clay Ave New Orleans (504) 896-2888 Emily Hobson Willis-Knighton Medical Center Mid City Pediatrics 2225 Line Ave Shreveport (318) 221-2225 Jennifer Hogan Ochsner Medical Center-Baton Rouge Ochsner Health Center Pediatrics Dept 10310 The Grove Boulevard Baton Rouge (225) 761-5200 Lynne Holladay Willis-Knighton Medical Center Pediatric Healthcare Associates 1717 East Bert Kouns Industrial Loop Shreveport (318) 212-2920 Michael Judice Our Lady of Lourdes Women’s & Children’s Hospital Lafayette Pediatrics 4630 Ambassador Caffery Parkway, Suite 102 Lafayette (337) 989-2322

M. Nora Oates Children’s Hospital New Orleans Hales Pediatrics 3525 Prytania St, Ste 602 New Orleans (504) 897-0744 Henry Peltier Thibodaux Regional Medical Center Center for Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine 604 N Acadia Rd, Ste 200 Thibodaux (985) 448-3700 Kathryn Quarls St. Tammany Parish Hospital Fairway Pediatrics 7020 N Highway 190, Ste C Covington (985) 871-7337 Edward Sledge Ochsner Medical Center-Baton Rouge Ochsner Health Center Pediatrics Dept 10310 The Grove Boulevard Baton Rouge (225) 761-5200

Reita Lawrence Tulane-Lakeside Hospital Pelican Pediatric Physicians 3100 Kingman St Metairie (504) 887-6355

Catherine Spiller Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center Our Lady of the Lake Livingston 5000 O’Donovan Boulevard, Suite 404 Walker (225) 369-8100

Janine Lissard Tulane-Lakeside Hospital Oschner River Ridge - Pediatrics 9605 Jefferson Hwy, Ste J River Ridge (504) 703-3270

Jenny Thomas Lake Charles Memorial Hospital The Pediatric Center of Southwest Louisiana 600 Cypress St Sulphur (337) 527-6371

Mark Waggenspack Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center The Baton Rouge Clinic 7373 Perkins Road Baton Rouge (225) 769-4044 PHYSICAL MEDICINE & REHABILITATION Jenness Courtney Minden Medical Center Northwest Louisiana Physical Medicine 9045 Ellerbe Road, Suite 107 Shreveport (318) 424-4224 Leigh Henderson CHRISTUS Highland Medical Center Highland Clinic 1455 E Bert Kouns Industrial Loop Fl 1 - Ste 103 Shreveport (318) 798-4444 Aaron Karlin Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Health Center 1000 Ochsner Blvd Covington (985) 875-2828 Craig Morton CHRISTUS St Patrick Hospital Center for Orthopaedics 1747 Imperial Blvd Lake Charles (337) 721-7236 Gregory Stewart Tulane Medical Center Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine 202 Janet Yulman Way New Orleans (504) 988-8476 PLASTIC SURGERY Abigail Chaffin Tulane Medical Center Tulane Breast & Surgery Clinic 4720 S I-10 Service Rd W, Ste 100 Metairie (504) 988-8100

Stephen Delatte Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center - Lafayette Delatte Plastic Surgery & Skin Care Specialists 100 Drury Ln Lafayette (337) 269-4949 Frank DellaCroce St. Charles Surgical Hospital Center for Restorative Breast Surgery 1717 Saint Charles Ave New Orleans (504) 899-2800 Michael Hanemann Baton Rouge General Medical Center Hanemann Plastic Surgery 5233 Dijon Drive Baton Rouge (225) 766-2166 David Jansen Tulane Medical Center Jansen Plastic Surgery 3900 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Ste 200 Metairie (504) 455-1000 Kamran Khoobehi Khoobehi & Associates 3901 Veterans Blvd Metairie (504) 779-5538 John Lindsey East Jefferson General Hospital Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 4228 Houma Blvd, Ste 500 Metairie (504) 885-4508 Stephen Metzinger East Jefferson General Hospital Aesthetic Surgical Associates 3223 8th St, Ste 200 Metairie (504) 309-7061 Timothy Mickel St. Francis Medical Center Mickel Plastic Surgery 903 N Second St Monroe (318) 388-2050 Michael Moses Children’s Hospital New Orleans 1603 2nd St New Orleans (504) 895-7200


Kenneth Odinet Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center - Lafayette 200 Beaullieu Drive, Ste 6 Lafayette (337) 234-8648 Barron O’Neal CHRISTUS Highland Medical Center Brown & O’Neal Plastic Surgery Clinic 2210 Line Ave, Ste 204 Shreveport (318) 221-9671 Ernest Clyde Smoot Lake Charles Memorial Hospital Lake Charles Plastic Surgery 4150 Nelson Rd A-2 Bldg Lake Charles (337) 478-5577 Hugo St.Hilaire Ochsner Baptist Medical Center 3601 Houma Blvd Ste 300 Metairie (504) 412-1240 Scott Sullivan St. Charles Surgical Hospital Center for Restorative Breast Surgery 1717 Saint Charles Ave New Orleans (504) 899-2800 Taylor Theunissen Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center Theunissen Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of Baton Rouge 5233 Dijon Drive Baton Rouge (225) 412-2165 Christopher Trahan St. Charles Surgical Hospital Center for Restorative Breast Surgery 1717 Saint Charles Ave New Orleans (504) 899-2800 Simeon Wall CHRISTUS Highland Medical Center The Wall Center for Plastic Surgery 8600 Fern Ave Shreveport (318) 795-0801

Matthew Wise St. Charles Surgical Hospital Center for Restorative Breast Surgery 1717 Saint Charles Ave New Orleans (504) 899-2800 PSYCHIATRY Renee Bruno Woman’s Hospital 7470 Highland Road Baton Rouge (225) 615-8102 Nicholas Pejic Atlas Psychiatry 1301 Antonine St New Orleans (504) 899-1682 Arwen Podesta East Jefferson General Hospital Podesta Wellness 4322 Canal St New Orleans (504) 252-0026 PULMONARY DISEASE Warren Botnick Natchitoches Regional Medical Center 601 Keyser Avenue Natchitoches (318) 214-5770 Randy Bryn Willis-Knighton Medical Center Bryn-Fincher Pulmonary & Critical Care 2551 Greenwood Road, Suite 210 Shreveport (318) 635-0834 Bennett De Boisblanc University Medical Center- New Orleans LSU Comprehensive Pulmonary Hypertension Center 2000 Canal St New Orleans (504) 702-5057 Glenn Gomes Ochsner Medical Center-Baton Rouge Ochsner Health Center Pulmonary Disease Dept 9001 Summa Avenue Baton Rouge (225) 761-5200

G. Gary Guidry Lafayette General Medical Center Lafayette Pulmonary Clinic 155 Hospital Drive, Ste 101 Lafayette (337) 234-3204 Ronald Hammett Glenwood Regional Medical Center Glenwood Pulmonology Specialists 102 Thomas Rd, Ste 107 West Monroe (318) 329-8479 Kyle Happel University Medical Center- New Orleans LSU Campus Multispecialty Clinic 478 South Johnson Street New Orleans (504) 412-1517 Mark Hodges Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center The Baton Rouge Clinic 7373 Perkins Road Baton Rouge (225) 769-4044 Stephen Kantrow Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Medical Center 1514 Jefferson Hwy New Orleans (504) 842-4055 Gary Kohler Lake Charles Memorial Hospital Memorial Medical Group Pulmonary Associates 2770 3rd Ave, Ste 350 Lake Charles (337) 494-2750

Michael McCarthy Baton Rouge General Medical Center The Baton Rouge Clinic 7373 Perkins Road Baton Rouge (225) 246-9240

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

Susan Conway Our Lady of Lourdes Women’s & Children’s Hospital Fertility Answers 206 East Farrel Road Lafayette (337) 989-8795

James McCullough East Jefferson General Hospital East Jefferson Pulmonary 4320 Houma Blvd Floor 5 Metairie (504) 455-2333

Paul Monsour East Jefferson General Hospital East Jefferson General Hospital Department of Radiation Oncology 4204 Houma Blvd, Ste 100 Metairie (504) 454-1727

Peter Lu Tulane-Lakeside Hospital The Fertility Institute 800 N Causeway Blvd, Ste 2C Mandeville (985) 892-7621

Kevin Reed Baton Rouge General Medical Center 8585 Picardy Avenue, Suite 313 Raton Rouge (225) 381-2755 Judd Shellito Ochsner Medical Center-Kenner Kenner Multispecialty Clinics 200 W Esplanade Ave, Ste 701 Kenner (504) 412-1705 Richard Tejedor Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Kenner Multispecialty Clinic 200 W Esplanade Ave, Ste 701 Kenner (504) 412-1705 Robert Walter Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport 1501 Kings Hwy Shreveport (318) 212-9440 RADIATION ONCOLOGY

Joseph Lasky Tulane Medical Center Tulane Medical Center Lung Center 1415 Tulane Ave Fl 7 New Orleans (504) 988-8600

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

Carol Mason Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Kenner Multispecialty Clinic 200 W Esplanade Ave, Ste 701 Kenner (504) 412-1705

Andrew Lauve Baton Rouge General Medical Center Radiation Oncology Center 6180 Main Street, Suite B Zachary (225) 570-1212

Perri Prellop Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center - Lafayette OncoLogics Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center 4809 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy, Ste 100 Lafayette (337) 769-8660 Stephen Wilt Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center - Lafayette OncoLogics Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center 4809 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy, Ste 100 Lafayette (337) 769-8660 Charles Wood Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center 4950 Essen Lane Baton Rouge (225) 271-5269 Ellen Zakris Touro Infirmary Crescent City Physicians Radiation Oncology 1401 Foucher St New Orleans (504) 897-8387

Belinda Sartor Tulane-Lakeside Hospital Fertility Institute 4770 S I-10 Service Rd W Metairie (504) 454-2165 John Storment Our Lady of Lourdes Women’s & Children’s Hospital Fertility Answers 206 East Farrel Road Lafayette (337) 989-8795 David Vandermolen Willis-Knighton Medical Center ArkLaTex Fertility & Reproductive Medicine 2401 Greenwood Road Shreveport (318) 841-5800 Lindsay Wells Audubon Fertility & Reproductive Med 4321 Magnolia St New Orleans (504) 891-1390 RHEUMATOLOGY

REPRODUCTIVE ENDOCRINOLOGY/ INFERTILITY

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

P. Ronald Clisham Tulane Medical Center Tulane Center for Women’s Health 4720 S I-10 Service Rd, Ste 209 Metairie (504) 988-2160

William Davis Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Medical Center 1514 Jefferson Hwy Fl 5 New Orleans (504) 842-3920


Top Doctors

Madelaine Feldman Touro Infirmary The Rheumatology Group 2633 Napoleon Avenue, Suite 530 New Orleans (504) 899-1120 James Lipstate Lafayette General Medical Center Lafayette Arthritis & Endocrine Clinic 4212 West Congress Street, Suite 2300A Lafayette (337) 237-7801 Jennifer Malin Lafayette General Medical Center Lafayette Arthritis & Endocrine Clinic 4212 West Congress Street, Suite 2300A Lafayette (337) 237-7801 Robert Quinet Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Med Ctr 1514 Jefferson Hwy New Orleans (504) 842-3920 Sean Shannon Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center Our Lady of the Lake Rheumatology 7777 Hennessy Boulevard, Suite 501 Baton Rouge (225) 765-6505 Tamika WebbDetiege Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Medical Center 1514 Jefferson Hwy Fl 5 New Orleans (504) 842-3920

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

SPORTS MEDICINE Timothy Finney Ochsner Baptist Medical Center Southern Orthopaedic Specialists 2731 Napoleon Avenue New Orleans (504) 897-6351 x1 Deryk Jones Ochsner Medical Center-Kenner Ochsner Health Center-Elmwood 1221 S Clearview Pkwy, Bldg B Harahan (504) 736-4800 Christine Keating Ochsner Baptist Medical Center Ochsner-Baptist Napoleon Med Plaza Pain Management 2820 Napoleon Ave New Orleans (504) 842-5300 x1 Scott Montgomery Ochsner Medical Center-Kenner Ochsner Health Center-Elmwood 1221 S Clearview Pkwy, Bldg B Harahan (504) 736-4800 Felix Savoie Tulane Medical Center Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine 202 Janet Yulman Way 1430 Tulane Avenue New Orleans (504) 988-8476 SURGERY John Bolton Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Medical Center 1514 Jefferson Hwy Fl 3 - Ste T-8 New Orleans (504) 842-4070 Jason Breaux Lafayette General Medical Center Southern Surgical & Medical Specialists 457 Heymann Blvd Lafayette (337) 237-5774 Quyen Chu Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Ochsner LSU Shreveport 1501 Kings Highway Shreveport (318) 626-0806

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Keith Chung CHRISTUS Ochsner Lake Area Hospital Comprehensive Surgery Clinic 4150 Nelson Rd B Bldg - Ste 6 Lake Charles (337) 433-1303

Mark Hebert Thibodaux Regional Medical Center Thibodaux Surgical Specialists 604 North Acadia Road, Suite 207 Thibodaux (985) 446-1763

Ari Cohen Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Medical Center Multi-Organ Transplant Institute 1514 Jefferson Hwy Fl 1 New Orleans (504) 842-3925

John Hunt University Medical Center- New Orleans LSU Department of Surgery 2000 Canal St New Orleans (504) 903-3000

W Conway Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Medical Center Department of Surgery 1514 Jefferson Hwy Fl 8 New Orleans (504) 842-4070 Matthew French Southern Surgical Hospital Surgical Specialists of Louisiana 7015 Highway 190 East Service Road, Suite 200 Covington (877) 691-3001 George Fuhrman Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Medical Center Department of Surgery 1514 Jefferson Hwy Fl 8 New Orleans (504) 842-4070

Hoonbae Jeon Tulane Medical Center Tulane Transplant Institute Clinic 1415 Tulane Ave, 6th Floor New Orleans (504) 988-0783 Emad Kandil Tulane-Lakeside Hospital Tulane GI & Surgery Clinic 1415 Tulane Ave Fl 6 New Orleans (504) 988-5110 Richard Karlin East Jefferson General Hospital 3901 Houma Blvd, Ste 425 Metairie (504) 454-1100 Henry Kaufman Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center - Lafayette Southern Surgical & Medical Specialists 457 Heymann Blvd Lafayette (337) 237-5774

James Redmann Southern Surgical Hospital Surgical Specialists of Louisiana 7015 Highway 190 East Service Road, Suite 200 Covington (877) 691-3001 William Richardson Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Medical Center 1514 Jefferson Hwy Fl 3 - Ste T-8 New Orleans (504) 842-4070 Richard Shimer Lake Charles Memorial Hospital Memorial Medical Group Surgical Associates 2770 3rd Ave, Ste 120 Lake Charles (337) 494-4868 Kevin Sittig Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Ochsner LSU Health 1501 Kings Highway Shreveport (318) 626-0612 Jonathan Taylor Baton Rouge General Medical Center The Baton Rouge Clinic 7373 Perkins Road Baton Rouge (225) 246-9240

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

Mary Killackey Tulane Medical Center Tulane Transplant Institute Clinic 1415 Tulane Ave Fl 6 New Orleans (504) 988-5344

Michael Townsend Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Medical Center 1514 Jefferson Hwy Fl 3 - Ste T-8 New Orleans (504) 842-4070

Mark Hausmann Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center Surgeons Group of Baton Rouge 7777 Hennessy Boulevard, Suite 612 Baton Rouge (225) 769-5656

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

Gazi Zibari Willis-Knighton Medical Center WK Advanced Surgery Center 2751 Albert Bicknell Drive, Ste 2B Shreveport (318) 212-8350

THORACIC & CARDIAC SURGERY Charles DiCorte Ochsner Medical Center-North Shore Ochsner Health Center Dept of Cardiovascular Surgery 1000 Ochsner Blvd Covington (985) 875-2828 Harry Donias Glenwood Regional Medical Center 503 McMillan Road Floor 2 West Monroe (318) 329-3475 Eugene Kukuy Touro Infirmary Crescent City Physicians 3715 Prytania St, Ste 400 New Orleans (504) 897-8276 Jose Mena Ochsner Medical Center-North Shore Ochsner Health Center 1000 Ochsner Blvd Covington (985) 875-2828 P. Eugene Parrino Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Medical Center 1514 Jefferson Hwy, 2nd Floor New Orleans (504) 842-3966 Amit Patel Baton Rouge General Medical Center Cardiovascular Institute of the South 8401 Picardy Ave Baton Rouge (225) 308-0247 Benjamin Peeler Children’s Hospital New Orleans Ochsner Hospital For Children Cardiology Clinic 1514 Jefferson Hwy New Orleans (504) 842-5200 Timothy Pettitt Children’s Hospital New Orleans Children’s Hospital New Orleans Cardiothoracic Surgery 200 Henry Clay Ave New Orleans (504) 896-3928


Vyas Rao Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Cardiothoracic Specialty Clinic 1501 Kings Hwy Shreveport (318) 626-0614 C. Swayze Rigby Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center 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 Barksdale Woman’s Hospital 500 Rue de la Vie, Suite 511 Baton Rouge (225) 752-3000 Margie Kahn Tulane Medical Center Tulane Center for Women’s Health 4720 S I-10 Service Rd, Ste 302 Metairie (504) 988-8070 William Kubricht Baton Rouge General Medical Center Louisiana Urology 8080 Bluebonnet Boulevard, Suite 3000 Baton Rouge (225) 766-8100 UROLOGY Angelo Annaloro Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center Baton Rouge Urology 7777 Hennessy Boulevard, Suite 2004 Baton Rouge (225) 769-2500 Stephen Bardot Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Medical Center - Urology 1514 Jefferson Hwy, 4th Floor New Orleans (504) 842-4083

Kenneth Blue Baton Rouge General Medical Center Louisiana Urology 8080 Bluebonnet Boulevard, Suite 3000 Baton Rouge (225) 766-8100 Thad Bourque Lafayette General Medical Center Southern Surgical & Medical Specialists Southern Urology 120 Rue Louis XIV Lafayette (337) 988-1803 Daniel Canter DeKalb Regional Medical Center 1514 Jefferson Hwy New Orleans (404) 292-3727 Donald Elmajian Willis-Knighton Pierremont Health Center Urologic Cancer Care 8001 Youree Drive, Ste 350 Shreveport (318) 212-3369 Christopher Fontenot Lafayette General Medical Center Southern Urology 120 Rue Louis XIV Lafayette (337) 233-6665 Jon Ryan Glass West Jefferson Medical Center West Jefferson Urology Specialists 1111 Medical Center Blvd, North Tower Suite 703 Marrero (504) 934-8100 Wayne Hellstrom Tulane Medical Center Tulane Urology & Fertility Clinic 1415 Tulane Ave, Fl 3 New Orleans (504) 988-5271 James Jancuska CHRISTUS Ochsner Lake Area Hospital Lake Area Physicians Urology Center of SWLA 234 Dr. Michael DeBakey Drive Lake Charles (337) 439-8857

L Spencer Krane Tulane Medical Center Tulane Doctors Urology 3525 Prytania Street, Ste 614 New Orleans (504) 891-8454 Stephen LaCour East Jefferson General Hospital 3601 Houma Blvd, Ste 302 Metairie (504) 412-1600 Robert Marx Glenwood Regional Medical Center 102 Thomas Road, Suite 108 West Monroe (318) 329-8464 Melissa Montgomery Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Medical Center Department of Urology 1514 Jefferson Hwy, Atrium Tower, 4th Fl New Orleans (504) 842-4083 Scott Neusetzer Lafayette General Medical Center Southern Urology 120 Rue Louis XIV Lafayette (337) 233-6665 William Roth Lafayette General Medical Center Southern Urology 120 Rue Louis XIV Building 2 Lafayette (337) 233-6665 Ayme Schmeeckle Baton Rouge General Medical Center The Baton Rouge Clinic 7373 Perkins Road Baton Rouge (225) 246-9240 Farjaad Siddiq Lake Charles Memorial Hospital Advanced Urology 1715 Wolf Circle Lake Charles (337) 480-7499 Walter Simoneaux Thibodaux Regional Medical Center Thibodaux Urology Specialists 504 N Acadia Rd Thibodaux (985) 447-5667

Jeremy Speeg LaFayette Regional Health Center Southern Urology 120 Rue Louis XIV Lafayette (337) 233-6665 Raju Thomas Tulane Medical Center Tulane Urology & Fertility Clinic 1415 Tulane Ave Fl 3 New Orleans (504) 988-5271 Richard Vanlangendonck Touro Infirmary Cresent City Physicians 3434 Prytania St, Ste 450 New Orleans (504) 897-7196 Howard Woo Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Medical Center - Urology 1514 Jefferson Hwy, 4th Floor New Orleans (504) 842-4083 VASCULAR & INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY Dennis Kay Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Medical Center - Radiology 1514 Jefferson Hwy New Orleans (504) 842-3470 Dee Malkerneker Ochsner Medical Center-West Bank Ochsner Medical Center-West Bank Campus 2500 Belle Chasse Hwy Gretna (504) 391-5177 VASCULAR SURGERY Hernan Bazan Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Medical Center 1514 Jefferson Hwy Fl 3 - Ste T-8 New Orleans (504) 842-4070 Michael Conners Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center CVT Surgical Center 7777 Hennessy Boulevard, Suite 1008 Baton Rouge (225) 766-0416

P. Michael Davis Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center CVT Surgical Center 7777 Hennessy Boulevard, Suite 1008 Baton Rouge (225) 766-0416 Racheed Ghanami Lafayette General Medical Center Southern Vascular Clinic 5000 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy Bldg 1, Ste 100 Lafayette (337) 534-4444 Christopher LaGraize Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center - Lafayette Acadiana Vascular Clinic 129 Rue Louis XIV Lafayette (337) 305-7134 John Luke Lafayette General Medical Center Acadiana Vascular Clinic 129 Rue Louis XIV Lafayette (337) 305-7134 Andrew Olinde Baton Rouge General Medical Center Baton Rouge Vascular Specialty Center 8888 Summa Avenue Floor 3 Baton Rouge (225) 769-4493 Malachi Sheahan West Jefferson Medical Center Westbank MultiSpecialty 4500 10th St, Ste B&C Marrero (504) 412-1960 W Sternbergh Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Medical Center Department of Surgery 1514 Jefferson Hwy Fl 8 New Orleans (504) 842-4070 Stephen White CHRISTUS Highland Medical Center Highland Clinic 1455 E Bert Kouns Industrial Loop Fl 2 - Ste 202 Shreveport (318) 798-4484


S PON S OR ED

Traveling Around Louisiana

Cypress Bend Resort

T H I S FA L L A N D W I N T E R , experience Louisiana’s charm—from its beautiful great outdoors to its quaint and comfortable downtowns. With such mild temperatures, bass fishing, hiking, and golfing are a few ways residents relax and greet the cool-weather season. Sitting under the stars and around a fire pit with hot cider or cocoa makes Louisiana nights magical, while the unique vistas of cypress-rich bayous and quiet countryside welcome calm and reflection by day. Meanwhile, holiday-inspired events such as art markets and light displays warm hearts and bring joy to various towns by showing off the area’s creativity and vibrancy. No part of Louisiana is too far for its residents to enjoy a true adventure with just a short drive. Make plans this November and December to treat yourself and your family to a relaxing and joyous weekend away.

As the holidays near, Ruston and Lincoln Parish offer Louisiana families and visitors festive celebrations that highlight the creativity and charm of the region. From shopping opportunities to drive-through displays, November and December are full of events. The holiday shopping season kicks off November 5 with Downtown Ruston’s Holiday Shopping Stroll. Then, November 21-22, the Holiday Arts Market takes over the Ruston Farmers Market and features makers and artisans selling unique items and artwork perfect for gifting. Following Thanksgiving, Christmas kicks into high gear with the Kickoff to Christmas on November 28 in Downtown Ruston’s Railroad Park— with the flip of a switch, all of downtown will be aglow for the holidays. On Fridays and Saturdays, November 28-December 19, carriage rides charm visitors with up-close views of the downtown lights starting from the Historic Fire Station. December 3-6, Lincoln Parish Park will host Lincoln Lights Up the Pines, a drive-through light display perfect for all ages. Finally, on December 12, families are invited to indulge in cookies with Santa at Esma’s Alley from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. For more information on these attractions and events, visit experienceruston.com.

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Moments of splendor define every visit to Cypress  Bend  Resort, from sunrises over the shimmering lake to birdies on its lush championship golf course or family stories around a glowing fire. Located on Toledo  Bend  Lake just 70 miles south of Shreveport, Cypress Bend Resort promises unforgettable memories for friends and families seeking a beautiful and tranquil respite. Cypress  Bend  offers the perfect locale for  vacations, meetings, conventions, or weddings with its 95 guest rooms (including 14 two-bedroom golf suites). The resort also boasts a Spa at Cypress Bend, 600 acres of gardens and forests, 11,000 square feet of state-of-the-art conference facilities, a nationally recognized 18-hole golf course, and the top bass fishing lake in the country according to BassMasters. Crisp, country air, serene views, and southern hospitality all combine to transform and elevate your experience—whether a meeting or golf game—into a communion with nature. The resort is conveniently located for residents of both Louisiana and East Texas. Discover

the magic of Cypress Bend Resort with your loved ones. For reservations and information, visit CypressBend.com or call 318-590-1500. With cooler weather among us, the authentic Louisiana experience just got better. The cozy atmosphere brings a new beauty to exploring Baton Rouge’s outdoor spaces, including a variety of BREC parks, swamps and nature trails. Walk, jog or grab a bike and ride along the Mississippi River, visiting Downtown attractions like historic Third Street, the Old State Capitol and the Louisiana Art & Science Museum. Shop for the holidays among local makers and antiques in Mid City, then discover murals, eateries and other hidden gems lining Government Street. From gourmet and fresh flavors to classic Southern style dining, you’ll want to try every restaurant in the Overpass District. And take your pick from a variety of boutique and major name hotels when you decide to stay in Baton Rouge a while longer. Rediscover what authentic Louisiana means to you at visitbatonrouge.com.

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TIP To get a dark brown crust on your cornbread, the cast iron skillet must be extremely hot when the batter goes in. Use oven mitts or thick pot holders and be extremely careful when handling the hot skillet.

SKILLET CO R N B R E A D W I T H CANE SY R UP 2 tablespoons vegetable oil ¾ cup stone-ground cornmeal ¼ cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon sugar 1 egg, lightly beaten ¾ cup buttermilk butter cane syrup P O U R vegetable oil in an 8-inch cast iron skillet, place on the lowest rack in the oven and preheat to 450 F.

Raisin’ Cane (Syrup) This Louisiana staple is more versatile than you think and can be used in sweet and savory dishes BY STANLEY DRY PHOTOS AND STYLING BY EUGENIA UHL

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ane syrup, once known as New Orleans syrup, is a product particularly associated with Louisiana. Historically, it was a sweetener made on small family farms by grinding sugarcane and boiling down the juice to make syrup. During World War I, the government encouraged the use of cane syrup and molasses as part of a voluntary sugar rationing program, but the widespread marketing of Karo in the 20th century led to the dominance of corn syrup as a liquid sweetener. It is one of the great southern ironies that pecan pie, as regional a dish as one could imagine, is usually prepared with syrup made from corn grown in the Midwest instead of cane syrup, which is made in the South.

P L A C E all dry ingredients in mixing bowl and whisk to combine. Add beaten egg and buttermilk and whisk to combine. Remove skillet from oven, pour hot oil into batter and whisk to combine. Pour batter in skillet and return to oven. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 15 minutes. S E R V E hot with butter

and cane syrup. Makes 4 or more servings.


There are other producers of cane syrup, but the principal one is the C.S. Steen Syrup Mill in Abbeville. According to the company’s website, Steen’s got its start in 1910, when the founder salvaged his cane crop from an early winter freeze by making syrup. Cane syrup is used as a table syrup and in a variety of baked goods, including gâteau de sirop, the Cajun syrup cake. It can also be used in savory dishes and is particularly good with fresh or smoked pork. This month’s recipes utilize cane syrup in a variety of ways. Several recipes for gingerbread appeared in the the first American cookbook, published in 1796, and two early Louisiana cookbooks, both published in 1885, continued the tradition. The variety of gingerbreads and the ingredients from which they are made are truly staggering. My version, made with cane syrup, spices and coffee, is a dense, strongly flavored cake that is at its best when thinly sliced, spread with softened butter and enjoyed with a cup of black coffee. The recipe for pecan pie is fairly traditional except for the use of cane syrup in place of the usual corn syrup. When there’s no pecan pie, a satisfying dessert, snack or breakfast can be put together with cornbread, butter and cane syrup. This recipe, made in a cast iron skillet, produces cornbread with a dark brown crust that bakes in 15 minutes. Cane syrup goes well with pork, as in the recipe for boneless pork chops served on a bed of arugula and drizzled with a vinaigrette of olive oil, cane vinegar and cane syrup. This simple dish has the added advantage of being quick to prepare. n

PECA N PI E

GI NGER BR EAD

CRUST 1¼ cups all-purpose flour ¼ teaspoon salt 8 tablespoons cold unsalted butter 4 tablespoons ice-cold water FILLING 4 large eggs, at room temperature 1 cup light brown sugar ½ cup cane syrup 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract ¼ teaspoon salt 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled 1¼ cups pecan halves

1½ cups all-purpose flour 1 cup whole wheat flour 1 tablespoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt ¾ cup butter, softened ½ cup dark brown sugar, packed 2 eggs 1 cup cane syrup ¾ cup strong brewed coffee

T O M A K E C R U S T, combine flour and

salt in mixing bowl. Cut butter into small pieces and mix into flour with a pastry blender, two knives or your fingers until mixture is like coarse meal with pea-sized clumps of butter. Add water, one tablespoon at a time, until dough begins to come together. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface, knead a few times, form into a disc and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least an hour before proceeding.

P R E H E A T oven to 425 F. Roll out

crust and fit into a 9-inch pie pan. Trim off excess and fashion edge as desired.

I N A M I X I N G B O W L , beat eggs with

a wire whisk until well mixed. Add brown sugar, cane syrup, vanilla, salt and melted butter and whisk to combine. Stir in pecans. Pour filling into crust and place on a rack in the lower third of oven. Reduce heat to 325 F and bake until filling is set and crust has browned, about 40 minutes. Cool pie on a wire rack. Makes 8 servings.

B O N E L E S S P O R K CH O P S WITH AR UGUL A AND CANE SY R UP V I NAI GR ETTE 4 boneless breakfast pork chops (about 1 pound) Cajun/Creole seasoning 8 cups arugula 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon extravirgin olive oil, divided 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon cane vinegar 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon cane syrup

P R E H E A T oven to 350 F. Grease and

flour a 9-inch square pan.

P L A C E flours, ginger, cinnamon, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl and whisk to combine. I N A S TA N D M I X E R fitted with paddle

(or with a hand mixer), beat butter and sugar until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add cane syrup and mix. (Mixture will appear curdled at this point.) Add dry ingredients and mix, scraping down bowl as needed. Add coffee and mix to incorporate.

T U R N into prepared pan and smooth

top with a rubber spatula. Bake in preheated oven until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean, about 40 minutes. Transfer pan to a rack for 10 minutes, then turn out gingerbread.

S E R V E in thin slices spread with

softened butter. Makes 1 cake.

G E N E R O U S LY S E A S O N pork chops on both sides with Cajun/Creole seasoning. Divide arugula among 4 dinner plates. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to a large skillet and place over medium-high heat. Combine remaining olive oil, vinegar and cane syrup in a bowl or measuring cup and whisk to combine. Add pork to skillet and cook until browned, then turn and brown other side. Place each chop on top of arugula. Whisk vinaigrette again, add to hot skillet, scraping up any brown bits, and drizzle over the pork and arugula. Makes 4 servings.

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Socially Distant Autumn is the perfect time to visit Chicot State Park and the Louisiana Arboretum BY CHERÉ COEN

A

s we head into fall, and the heat abates, thoughts turn to the outdoors. What better place to enjoy the cool, refreshing weather than Louisiana’s state parks? Smack dab in the center of the state lie two gems, Chicot State Park and the Louisiana Arboretum, both located north of Ville Platte and bordering the expansive Lake Chicot. The state park offers day use, cabins and camping opportunities, fishing and boating and miles of trails for hiking and biking. The Louisiana Arboretum, established in 1961 and the oldest state-supported arboretum in the country, offers several trails throughout its 600 acres, and a varied ecosystem to enjoy. The combination of the two make for an excellent weekend getaway, a sporting outing or a safe accommodation for family reunions, special events — even holiday celebrations. TWI N PAR K S

Chicot State Park came into the Louisiana park system in 1939 after the Civilian Conservation Corps developed the area for recreational use. About the same time, Louisiana naturalist and author Caroline Dormon, who helped create the state’s Kisatchie National Forest, envisioned a state arboretum to be used for environmental education. In the late 1950s, retired Ville Platte principal J.D. “Prof” Lafleur made a presentation at a State Park and Recreation Commission Board meeting, describing the remarkable trees growing in Chicot and A.G. “Sudie” Lawton, a board member, passed that information on to her friend Dormon. “That’s when they carved a little bit out of Chicot to build the Arboretum,” said Louisiana Arboretum Naturalist Kim Hollier. Today, the Arboretum is located at 1300 Sudie Lawton Lane with the Caroline Dormon Lodge at its heart. More than 6,400 acres make up the rolling hills of Chicot State Park with the placid waters of Lake Chicot at its core. Fishermen reel in largemouth bass, bluegill and crappie, among other fish, and there are three boat launches on the lake, as well as boat rentals.

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Park accommodations include deluxe cabins, lodges that sleep up to 14, a group camp for 52 and both primitive and improved campsites. Camping discounts are given to veterans, first responders and America the Beautiful Senior Pass holders. Park trails include 20 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails, one of which encircles the lake, and an 8-mile canoe trail. For those looking for a relaxing day trip, day-use park fees are only $3 per person and admission is free to seniors and children 3 and under. Enter at the park entrance off LA Highway 3042 where it’s only a short drive to the lake and a long boardwalk that takes visitors above its water to enjoy fishing or bird watching. Between the entrance and the lake lies a playground area with picnic tables, a splash pad and a kids’ hiking trail, perfect for families. The Louisiana State Arboretum provides visitors with 5.5 miles of its own trails, most beneath a forest canopy with many of the plants and trees labeled. Visitors to Chicot may access these trails, as well as

Chicot State Park is made up of more than 6,400 acres.

→ FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT LASTATEPARKS.COM/PARKS-PRESERVES/CHICOT-STATE-PARK AND LASTATEPARKS.COM/PARKS-PRESERVES/LOUISIANA-STATE-ARBORETUM


the Arboretum’s Nature Center, from the park (by fee) or at the old Arboretum entrance off Highway 3042 that doesn’t require an admission cost. Two trails, the Walker Terrace Trail at the old entrance and the Bald Cypress Trail near the Nature Center, which ends at Lake Chicot, are handicap accessible. Safety measures are in place at both sites and some regularly scheduled events may be postponed or cancelled due to the pandemic. It’s imperative to check either the state park website or the individual park Facebook pages for updates. Arboretum programming, which is normally ongoing this time of year, has been impacted by COVID-19 and some of the Nature Center’s interactive displays — the ones visitors touch — have been closed. Naturalists are still offering guided canoe trips on the lake in small groups, however. “We’ll take visitors out on the lake and talk about the trees and animals,” said Hollier. Guided hikes may return this winter, she added, but in small groups. n

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