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Contents AUGUST 2020 / VOLUME 54 / NUMBER 11

P. 36 On the Cover: Dr. Jennifer Avegno City of New Orleans Health Director Photographed by Craig Mulcahy

EDITORIAL Executive Editor Errol Laborde Managing Editor Ashley McLellan Art Director Tiffani Reding Amedeo Digital Media Editor Kelly Massicot Contributing Writers Fritz Esker, Kathy Finn, Dawn Ruth Wilson, Carolyn Kolb, Chris Rose, Eve Crawford Peyton, Mike Griffith, Liz Scott Monaghan, Lee Cutrone, Dale Curry, Jay Forman, Tim McNally, Robert Peyton ADVERTISING Sales Manager Kate Henry Kate@MyNewOrleans.com Senior Account Executives Nancy Dessens, Meggie Schmidt, Rachel Webber

RENAISSANCE PUBLISHING MARKETING Coordinator Abbie Dugruise PRODUCTION Manager Emily Andras Designer Rosa Balaguer CIRCULATION Subscriptions Claire Sargent Muñoz Distribution John Holzer ADMINISTRATION Office Manager Mallary Wolfe Chief Executive Officer Todd Matherne

Features Behind the Front Lines Dr. Jennifer Avegno 28

Mind + Body Building a positive connection 36

Top Doctors The best in their fields 40

In Every Issue Julia Street

Chris Rose Making Doctors 18

Modine Gunch OK, Boomer 20

Joie d’Eve A Healthy Diet 22

Home Livable Elegance 24

Table Talk Weathering the Storm 82

Questions and answers about our city 14



Last Call

Fun With Fungi 104

Hibiscus Daiquiri 86


Dining Guide

Tulane Dean Thomas LaVeist 16

Listings by Neighborhood 88


Peachy Keen 84

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1984 World’s Fair Poster

Hi Julia, A couple of years ago, I was at an estate sale on the north shore and bought a framed poster from the World’s Fair in 1984. The poster features a man working on the Mississippi River and he is wearing an Army Corps of Engineers hardhat. The Army Corps of Engineers symbol is also on the bottom of the poster with the title, “The River: Managing the Might of the Mississippi” with the dates of the Louisiana World Exposition underneath the title. When I bought the poster, I asked the person running the sale if she knew anything about it. She thought that the man who had lived in the house previously had worked for the Army Corps of Engineers, but she couldn’t tell me for sure and had no other information. I remember going to the 1984 World’s Fair as a child, but I don’t remember this exhibit. Would you or Poydras be able to tell me anything about the exhibit advertised in the poster or about the poster itself? I have always been curious. Thank you, Michelle Fortier (Chalmette, LA) Your poster was a souvenir commemorating “The River: Managing the Might of the Mississippi.” Another was a 28-page children’s coloring book recalling the Corps’ elaborate exhibit about the Corps’ history and the technology and engineering involved in managing the Mississippi River. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers spent $1.9 million to convert the retired steam dustpan dredge “Kennedy”


into a floating multimedia exhibit center and transport it from St. Louis to the 1984 Lousiana World Exposition. A dustpan dredge works like a vacuum cleaner. A broad suction head, about as wide as the vessel’s hull, is lowered from rear of the dredge and sucks sediment from the river bottom, helping to clear navigation channels. During a career lasting from 1932 to 1979, the Kennedy worked upriver and maintained a 300-mile section of the Mississippi River shared by the states of Missouri and Illinois. Ironically, during the Kennedy’s stay, seasonal changes in the river level made it necessary to dredge the area where the floating exhibit was moored. Consequently, the Kennedy was relocated 300 yards downstream. After the fair, the Kennedy was decommissioned and scrapped but part of her lives on as the engine in the modern strenwheel steamboat “American Queen.”

Dear Julia and Poydras, Do you know exactly when Mahogany Hall was demolished? The grand Basin Street mansion remained standing longer than some other Storyville landmarks but was gone long before I was born. Joan Reichart (Mandeville, LA) Mahogany Hall, Lulu White’s elaborately furnished bordello located at 235 North Basin St., was torn down in December 1949. The National Lumber & Demolishing Company, located at 1000 South Claiborne Ave. and 5003 Jefferson Hwy., handled the demolition and salvage.

Dear Poydras, My late grandfather was a great lover of naval history. According to him, Old Ironsides visited the city when he was a little boy, during the Great Depression but he didn’t get to go aboard. Do you know if that really happened? Martyn Hull (Ocean Springs, MS) HAVE A QUESTION FOR JULIA? Send your question to: Julia Street, New Orleans Magazine, 110 Veterans Blvd., Suite 123, Metairie, LA 70005 or email: Julia@myneworleans.com.

The frigate USS Constitution, popularly nicknamed “Old Ironsides,” visited New Orleans during the 1932 Carnival season. The U.S. Navy’s oldest commissioned ship arrived in New Orleans on January 27 and berthed at the Toulouse Street Wharf. The USS Constitution left the city on February 12, three days after Mardi Gras. During its New Orleans stay, the 18th century vessel welcomed aboard an estimated 200,000 visitors. The Navy still operates the vessel, now moored in Boston at the Boston National Historical Park. It is operated as a historic site in cooperation with the National Park Service. •


THOUGHT LEADER of the month


RICHARD GITTER MD, FACS, Gitter Vein Institute One Galleria Boulevard Suite 100, Metairie 504-833-0111 GitterVein.com

“It’s so

gratifying to see a happy patient walk away feeling healthier and looking better.”

s a board certified cardiovascular surgeon, Richard Gitter, MD, FACS, was trained to understand and address the intricate details of the heart and blood vessels. After many years of working away as the Director of Cardiac and Vascular Surgery, Dr. Gitter returned to New Orleans to focus on treating one thing and one thing only. In 2012, he founded Gitter Vein Institute, a treatment center solely focused on the proper diagnosis and treatment of venous disease. Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI) is a condition that occurs when valves in the leg veins fail to properly propel blood back to the heart. Common signs of CVI are varicose and spider veins, whereas common symptoms include swelling or heaviness in the legs and feet, pain and/or itching, restless legs, easy bruising, and potentially stained, leather-like skin around the calf and ankles. Since not treating CVI increases one’s risk of blood clots, bleeding, and skin ulceration, most insurance companies recognize the medical concerns and readily cover the diagnosis and treatment of this condition. “When venous blood flows in the wrong direction—away from the heart and toward the legs—, it creates pressure deep in your legs almost like a volcano,” says Dr. Gitter. “When that pressure is allowed to build over time, the veins create new branches, or pressure vessels, which go to the skin in an effort to relieve the

excess pressure.” When these pressure vessels reach the skin, they usually present as spider or varicose veins. These are only the smaller vessels that have surfaced, the “lava” from the volcano; they are not the problem. Rather, they’re a sign that a more significant problem exists with the valves and vessels deeper inside. As a patient-focused, minimally invasive center, Gitter Vein Institute utilizes the most proven and innovative techniques to treat and cure venous insufficiency, varicose veins, spider veins, venous ulcers, and other peripheral venous abnormalities. Dr. Gitter emphasizes the need for proper diagnosis, which is accomplished through the proper and published ultrasound protocol for venous insufficiency. This must be done with the patient standing and properly positioned. After diagnosis, the treatments are performed in comfort of the office. The Institute’s modern and sophisticated technologies result in minimal recovery and no downtime. Dr. Gitter is passionate about changing the patient care environment and making it patient-centered, comfortable, and friendly. “By focusing solely on venous disease, our staff is highly specialized and knowledgeable creating the optimal setting for the best possible outcomes,” says Dr. Gitter. “It’s so gratifying to see a happy patient walk away feeling healthier and looking better.”


Coronavirus and Black America,” a campaign to raise awareness.

Q: What is the purpose of ” The Skin You’re In” campaign? “The Skin You’re In” is a multimedia project that aims to inspire and educate people about racial disparities in health. The project includes a documentary film series, a book and the online informational web portal. The project was started before the COVID-19 pandemic so it covers all health issues. However, when the pandemic hit, and we learned that African Americans were disproportionately affected, we have be focusing more on COVID-19.

Q: What are some of the most common myths that you have heard regarding COVID-19 and its impact on the community and specifically the African American community in New Orleans? Black people can’t get COVID. Masks don’t work; Masks make you sick.COVID only severely affects the elderly and immunocompromised.

Q: How have you reached people to teach them facts and information about the current crisis? The campaign reaches the

Community Crusader Dr. Thomas LaVeist by Ashley McLellan ACCORDING TO THE LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF

Health, more than 50 percent of COVID-19 deaths in the state have been African Americans. Dr. Thomas LaVeist, dean of Tulane’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and the first African


American to head that department, is leading the charge of educating the community about the effects of COVID-19. As co-chair of the Louisiana COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force, LaVeist recently helped launch and direct “The Skin You’re In:

public through news interviews on local stations, public webinars, social media, direct contact with local organizations (churches, non-profits, schools). We also conduct community outreach through tabling at local events such as the recent Juneteenth rallies and marches.

Q: What is the inspiration to provide a documentary and a book companion to the social media campaign? [It] grew from a desire to reach all groups. This information can be hard to digest. Presenting it in various formats allows for increased opportunities


to reach those of all learning styles. The goal here is to make sure it is accessible to everyone. Through a documentary and book no one is left out. Additionally, something about a visual allows the viewer to connect to real stories in a more tangible way.

Q: Who or what inspired you to get involved in public health? When I was a graduate student, I discovered that African Americans had the worst health profile of any American ethnic group. I was surprised by this revelation and became fascinated about why that would be. After completing my PhD, I decided to do a two-year fellowship in public health with the goal of learning why it was that African Americans live sicker and die younger than other groups. What I learned during that fellowship is that the field of public health really didn’t have the answers and – worst yet – there were few people in public health or medicine who were working on finding the answer. So, I decided I would devote my career to trying to find it.

Q: What are some of the greatest healthcare inequalities that the African American community is facing in New Orleans? Similar to other metropolitan cities, African Americans in New Orleans have been largely segregated into communities with fewer government services, greater exposure to health risks and less availability of resources that are necessary for a healthy life. For example, lack of healthcare access, food deserts, poverty, greater expo-

sure to environmental health hazards, substandard housing, underperforming public schools, communities with greater exposure to violence, overaggressive policing and mass incarceration. As a result, African Americans in New Orleans possess higher rates of chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and asthma. Disparities in health for African Americans have been further exacerbated during COVID-19, hence the importance of a campaign like “The Skin You’re In.”

Q: Have you had any good news since the campaign launched? Since the campaign’s launch we have received an increased interest for collaboration from community organizations. This is particularly important to us because we understand the importance of working with the community to ensure effective implementation takes place. All in all, we really want to be a part of ensuring African Americans in New Orleans understand the importance of practicing preventative measures to keep themselves safe during this pandemic.

Q: What are the next steps to fight healthcare inequality in New Orleans? Research and data inform effective policy change. This is crucial to increasing health equity anywhere. In New Orleans specifically, there is a lot of work to be done but beginning with increasing awareness of these health inequalities, improving patient relationships with providers, and access to health services are great places to start. •



Making Doctors And finding a way by Chris Rose


My dad was the Dean of Georgetown Medical School. He was an administrator, lecturer, researcher, clinician and editor of medical journals over a 50 year career. He was a wicked smart guy. He met my mom when he was in medical school and she was a nursing student at Georgetown. His entire social circle was doctors and their wives. That’s the life in which I grew up. It was the early 1960s suburban lifestyle. My dad was the king of Washington, D.C.’s medical community. My mom was the bejeweled, frosted-hair spouse and consummate partner and co-host. They tripped the life fantastic. Gin-soaked pool parties, bridge nights, Dixieland 1 8 AUGUST 2020 MYNEWORLEANS.COM

jazz on the console stereo, catered parties for med school faculty, private schools for the kids. Ironic though: My folks had five kids and not one of us went into medicine. Generally, they let us find our own way. But perhaps I came the closest. Or at least considered it. That story: In the summer of my 17th year, I got arrested on my way to the annual end-of-school-year “beach week” that we Uptown Catholics from the D.C. Suburbs participated in every year. The charge: Being an idiot. (OK, there were more specific charges, but let that suffice for now.) My parents had to drive three hours to pick me up in Delaware, where they found me handcuffed to a jail cell wall and witnessed the

fruits of my moral impoverishment displayed on the desk of the local constable. Needless to say, they were pissed. I was grounded for the whole summer. But to keep me from settling into any kind of complacency at home, my dad assigned me a job in a research lab at the medical school he lorded over, ensuring that I got up at 6 a.m. every morning, packed a lunch and caught a bus downtown to the university and worked a full day at the behest of doctors who were engaged in what turned out to be groundbreaking biomedical hypertension and cardiovascular research. I’m not suggesting that a lot of lives would not have been saved without me, but I was there for the development of a drug called Verapamil, the most popular and prevalent hypertension (high blood pressure) and migraine relief prescription medicine on the market today. It is listed among the World Health Organization’s list of Essential Medicines. That summer, while working in animal experimentation laboratories (yes, vivisection), I applied catheters and experimental drugs to canines, took notes, collated data and translated the charts for the really smart guys to later study and deduce. The result of that summer’s work was Verapamil. It has probably saved the life of someone in your family. If nothing else in my life, I did that. It was a strange summer. During lunch breaks, me and two other young research assistants would wander the halls of the research

labs and vacant medical school classrooms. We wandered freely, randomly opening freezers that contained cadavers and severed organs – buckets of brains and hearts and livers donated for the med students’ use for experimentation and dissection. Everything – even my lunch – smelled like formaldehyde. It was a dazzling, dizzying world I did not understand. Obviously, there was some serious shit going down here. They were making doctors. My dad was making doctors. It was a telling, formative time. I was the last of the kids living at home – the youngest of the five – and one night at dinner before my senior year started, I told my dad that maybe I wanted to be a doctor. My dad sat straight up and looked me in the eye and said: “Christopher, that’s wonderful. But it’s too late for that. Find another way.” And so I did. My dad passed in 2013. And as much as I disgraced him when I was a kid (that wasn’t the only entanglement with the law he had to get me out of), he died proud of the way I did find. He liked reading my stories, bragged to his colleagues about my accomplishments. My dad taught me how to spell carburetor, not how to work on one, or even what one does. He simply encouraged me to keep writing, because that seemed to be the only thing I knew how to do. Thus, you’ll not find my name among the “Best Doctors” of New Orleans in this issue of this magazine. Just a story about a really good one who taught me how to be me. • JASON RAISH ILLUSTRATION



he got a smart mouth on him. A few months ago, when we were all at Ms. Larda’s, she tells him to put down that phone and come eat. He says “Okay, Boomer.” Uh-oh. I brace myself. Ms. Larda don’t stand for no back talk, even from grandkids. But she just smiles and says, “Whoever smelt it dealt it,” and hands him his plate of fried chicken. So later on, I ask her, “What do you think ‘Boomer’ means?” She gives me a look. “It means whoever cut one. As in passed gas,” she says. “Noooo,” I say, “It means a person in the baby boom generation — the baby boom after World War II.” “Believe it or not Modine, I know about that baby boom. When them boys got back from the war, they just kept booming away until somebody invented the Pill. The baby boom is how I got five little sisters. “But I myself ain’t no baby boomer. I was the oldest. Mama said I was a furlough baby.” I inform her, “The expression ‘Okay, Boomer’ happens to be a new way for kids to insult their elders.” My daughter Gladiola made that mistake. Now she was claiming she was just joking and I am actually very youthful, but only because I confiscated her phone. “All the different generations got names now. And they all complain about each other,” I say. “The boomers are always grumbling about the millennials.” Ms. Larda says, “Melanials? Like a First Lady fan club? I guess she’s pretty; even though them boobs are fake. But I try to keep my mouth shut about politics.” I give up. I tell her to get her hearing aids upgraded, but then the virus shuts everything down. Fast forward to last month, when she


Ok, Boomer Art in the eye of the beholder by Modine Gunch

signed up for an interactive art course on Zoom. She’s been to real art classes before, the kind where you sip wine and everybody paints the same picture. This is different. After 20 minutes, while everybody tells each other to unmute their mic and switch their video camera on, finally Jacques, the instructor, talks a little about expressing oneself through brush strokes, and then he tells them to practice drawing o’s for the next lesson. “Fill a sheet with magnificent o’s!” he says. Ms. Larda, sitting

there half-asleep with her wine and her bad hearing aids, don’t hear o’s. She hears “toes.” She digs up an old canvas from one of her drink ‘n paint classes, with a picture she doesn’t much like, covers it in green paint, and looks down at her toes, crooked and mashed on top of each other from all those years they were squished into high heels. She needs some better-looking toes. So she texts our entire family and asks for pictures of our toes. We are so used to doing whatever she says, everybody just slips off their shoes and aims their phones down at their feet and texts her a picture. She copies them in sets of ten; long toes, baby toes, manicured toes, stubbed toes... up down and sideways, using up the leftovers in every tube of paint she has. At the next class, after everybody unmutes their mic again and turns on their video camera, Jacques asks everybody to hold up their o’s. Ms. Larda holds up her multi-colored toes and hears him gasp. She slowly lowers her canvas and realizes. O’s, not toes. She immediately reaches to press “leave group,” but Jacques says, “Mrs. Larda?” She stops with her finger hovering. “You’ve made a magnificent statement!” he says. “What’s the title?” She’s made a lot of things, but she never made a magnificent statement before. She decides to title it “Grounded.” She posts it onFacebook and Instagram (them being the other things she learned during the virus), and would you believe, a whole lot of people re-post it. The Gunch toes go viral. She even took down her velvet Elvis picture from over her bed and hung up “Grounded” instead. I tell her I can’t believe she replaced Elvis. “Times are changing, Boomer,” she says. Ain’t that the truth. •



A Healthy Diet How on earth can anyone lose weight in New Orleans? by Eve Crawford Peyton


short – although I’m 5-foot-nothin’ – but tiny, like size 0, make-jokesabout-how-I-skinny-I-am, count-my-ribs tiny. I gained weight in my early 20s at my first sedentary desk job, panicked when I realized I had to fit into a preordered bridesmaid’s dress for my best friend’s wedding, went on a crash diet just before the wedding, shed a bunch of weight, and mostly kept it off by going to the gym on a regular basis. I wasn’t skinny, but I felt good in a little black dress most of the time. Then came the kids. I didn’t gain much weight with either of my pregnancies – at ages 26 and 31 – because I was so sick, and then with nursing my kids, the extra pounds fell off. “I’m nursing Georgia till she’s 20,” I would say with my mouth full of buttered noodles, dipping a hunk of bread into olive oil. “This is great!” The truth is, I probably would have nursed Georgia indefinitely, but she weaned herself quite some time ago, and now she is 7, and I am easily 20 pounds heavier than I’d like to be – and when you’re 5-foot-nothin’, those 20 pounds really show.


And although I can’t blame the kids for the weight gain, I can blame them for the lack of free time that keeps me from working out. Sometimes I really don’t care. I want to eat fries and sno-balls and po’ boys and huge plates of chicken parm and cheese platters and daiquiris and beignets – and sometimes I want all of those things more than I want to lose weight. It’s very hard to live in New Orleans and be on a diet (especially when you’re also married to a food writer). Other times, I’m depressed that none of my old clothes fit or that my face looks fat or that I’ve worn holes in the thighs of two of my favorite pairs of pants courtesy of the charmingly named “chub rub.” I don’t want to do some kind of drastic diet because that always makes me crazy; when I was dieting in my 20s, I actually yelled at a coworker for offering me a piece of birthday cake. Excerpted from Eve But I would like to lose some weight – for Crawford Peyton’s health reasons, for personal vanity, for trying blog, Joie d’Eve, which to learn to love my body again so I can set a appears each Friday on MyNewOrleans.com good example for my daughters. •



Livable Elegance Grown up and kid-friendy in a custom-built house by Lee Cutrone photographed by Greg Miles


daughters and a third on the way when they decided to build a new house in Old Metairie where Christine grew up. The plan was to create a home that is elegant and uncluttered for adults, and lives comfortably and easily for a family with children. Initially, the couple, then living in Lakeview, worked with a realtor to buy a house in Old Metairie rather than build one. She led them to builder Larry Schneider of Schneider Construction 2 4 AUGUST 2020 MYNEWORLEANS.COM

& Restoration, who was planning a spec house on a lot in Old Metairie. When tweaking that house to include a garage for Matt proved impossible, Schneider offered to sell the lot to the Lejeunes and work with them on a new design that he would build. Starting from scratch meant that the Lejeunes, both attorneys, could give their house the amenities they wanted up front and not have to add them later. In addition to wanting to live in Old Metairie, they wanted each of the girls to have

her own bedroom, bath, and desk, all of the kid’s rooms to be on the same floor, and a playroom where the kids could hang out. Matt also wanted a garage and an outdoor kitchen. Working with Schneider, architect Lindsay Woolf of Woolf Architecture & Interiors, and interior designer Rivers Spencer, they settled on a design with classic, historically-rooted architectural features: crown moldings, floorto-ceiling windows, several bay windows, wood floors, marble counters, fireplaces, built-in shelving, a covered patio, gas lanterns, touches of copper and a roomy garage. “In our initial meeting, Christine and Matt mentioned incorporating a bay window somewhere,” Woolf said. “The idea of a bay window was a jumping off point in the design. I went big with the bay window – it spans floor to ceiling and is a primary focal point of the front façade.” Woolf gave the bay window a modern twist with an unusual mullion pattern and repeated it on a smaller scale in the back of the house where she created a kitchen banquette especially for the children. Downstairs, the open floor plan includes living room, dining room, kitchen, mudroom, laundry and master suite and has sophisticated details conducive to entertaining. The kitchen features a huge island and there is a built-in bar with gleaming glass and tile off of the living room. Upstairs is the kids’ domain. There is a bedroom and bath for each, a

Facing page: Left: The kitchen island and counters are topped with marble. Brass-accented globe fixtures, Julie Neill, purchased through Rivers Spencer. Acrylic bar stools are wipeable, stain-proof and kid-friendly. Rivers Spencer designed the custom vent hood. Julie Neill globe fixtures, through Rivers Spencer. Right: The bay window was a jumping off point in the design of the house. Architect Lindsay Woolf made it a focal point of the façade and repeated it on a smaller scale in the kitchen located in the back of the house. The owners purchased the planters to mimic the architect’s renderings of the house. This page: Top: Pale shades of oatmeal and blue/green are mixed with neutrals of white and beige in the living room. Window seats with bolsters and drawers below double as both a pretty perch and a place for additional storage. Right: Addie, Christine, Matt, Charlotte, and Elise on the back porch.

playroom/media room with a costume closet, a custom wall of cabinetry for supplies, toys and games, and several work areas that have proved useful during the homeschooling required during COVID-19 quarantine. There is also a guest room. At the heart of the way the house manages to be grown up and kid friendly at the same time is the abundance of storage. “One of my big things is that I had to have storage,” Christine said. “I told our architect ‘when we think we have too much storage, let’s add more.’” The mudroom (one of the most requested items in custom home building says Woolf) provides specific places to house the kids’ school bags and athletic gear so that, as Christine MYNEWORLEANS.COM AUGUST 2020 2 5

Top, left: A built-in banquette, a tulip table and a pair of chairs covered with a smart velvet are combined in the breakfast nook. Ingrid chandelier by Julie Neill, purchased through Rivers Spencer. Top, right: A crystal chandelier from Rivers Spencer, adds a touch of glam to the master bath. Modern slipper tub and fixtures from Ferguson Plumbing Supply. Bottom, left: Rivers Spencer placed a triptych of framed wallpapers on one side of the room. Feather flush mount fixture of glass and gilded iron, also through Rivers Spencer. Bottom, right: Pink lamps repeat the polka dots on the bedding in daughter Addie’s room.

Left: The master bedroom was designed around a pair of trumeau mirrors that designer Rivers Spencer found in Paris. Furnishings, chandelier, through Rivers Spencer Clothing, Interiors & Antiques. The bedding is washable and the animal hide rug stain resistant. Right: The dining room’s classic architectural features include wainscoting and a ceiling medallion. Furniture and lighting through Rivers Spencer, rug from Talebloo. Amanda Stone Talley painting was commissioned for the space.

explained, “The kids can just grab and go.” The laundry room is located adjacent to the mudroom so that wet swimsuits and dirty play clothes can be dropped off before entering the main house. Even the decorating decisions were made with children in mind. For every fabric, surface and piece of furniture that Spencer presented, Christine asked herself whether or not the girls would like the item and whether or not it would stand up to their wear and tear. Christine’s ideal vision was a beautiful white interior that would stand the test of time in terms of both style and durability. Woolf made sure the design had plenty of windows and natural light. Spencer responded with a mix of custom, antique and contemporary pieces that could be easily changed with accessories and incorporated smart fabrics (the breakfast area’s banquette is upholstered with a smart velvet), washable fabrics (the bedding in the master bedroom is washable), treated fabrics (on sofas and chairs) and stain resistant rugs (like the one in the media room) that are a match for little hands and feet. I think I was going for livable elegance,” Christine said. “I wanted it to be pretty, but I wanted my children to be comfortable.”

While Matt focused on making sure the bones of the house were structurally sound and on researching and choosing appliances, Christine worked with Spencer to choose every surface, fixture and furnishing. “The only thing that exceeds the number of choices you have to make when building a house is the number of options,” said Christine, who found that working with professionals eased the process. “One thing that was really important to us was to develop really good relationships with the people we were working with. When you do that and you have good communication, then there are no surprises.” Among Christine’s favorite parts of the house are the pair of trumeaux mirrors that are focal points in the master bedroom (Spencer found them in Paris and the room was designed around them) and the master bath, which she calls her oasis. Matt’s highlights are the garage, the temperature-controlled wine room and the outdoor kitchen where he often chefs. The kids unanimously agree that the media room is their space of choice. But it’s Christine who has the final word that sums it all up: “It’s met all of our needs as a family,” she said. “That’s why it’s a custom home.” • MYNEWORLEANS.COM AUGUST 2020 2 7





t was early in the day on March 9 when Jennifer Avegno, while working in her office on the eighth floor of City Hall, got a call from an emergency physician at New Orleans’ Veterans Affairs Hospital. A patient the doctor had admitted to the hospital had just tested positive for COVID-19, the virus that was then raging in China and some European countries and was gaining a foothold in the United States. Avegno did not panic when she heard the news. “We knew the virus was coming, it was already in 30-some other states, and we thought we were ready for that first case,” the city’s 47-year-old health director said. But what the VA doctor told her next gave Avegno chills. The patient in question had not shown any of the symptoms that local doctors were expecting to see in a coronavirus infection and had not traveled in recent months. The next day Avegno learned that two more people had tested positive for COVID-19. The patients were not related to one another and had never met, and again, neither had traveled. “I realized that these were not the cases we had expected,” Avegno said. “The virus was here, and it had already spread in the community.” “Community spread” is a term used to describe an illness that cannot be traced to a single source of transmission or to a specific individual known to have the disease. By the time a member of the community shows symptoms and seeks medical care, it may be impossible to guess how he or she became infected or how many others in the community already have the virus, a situation that frustrates efforts to control the further spread of the disease. Avegno had collaborated for weeks with other local and state health officials, and public health experts around the country to plan the city’s response to the pandemic, which appeared to have erupted in China before making its way to Europe and then the U.S. She felt that she and her cohorts had laid solid plans for the inevitable arrival of the novel coronavirus in New Orleans. But they had assumed the virus would come to the city via incoming travelers. In a hypothetical scenario, a visitor would arrive at the airport from, say, China or Italy, take a cab to a downtown hotel, check in, then go out to dinner, a bar or maybe a music club. If the traveler later fell ill and tested positive for COVID-19, health officials would try to develop a list of everyone the patient had come into contact with, try to reach them and ask them to quarantine for 14 days. “We are very familiar with contact tracing in dealing with things like measles or tuberculosis, and that’s

what we were planning for,” Avegno said. But now she could see that the city was facing a challenge even trickier than contact tracing. The coronavirus likely had been in the city for weeks and probably had already spread to hundreds, maybe thousands, of local people. Like her peers in such cities as New York, Detroit and Seattle, which also were experiencing community spread, Avegno saw that New Orleans was behind the curve in defending itself I REALIZED THAT THESE against the virus. What followed this realWERE NOT THE CASES ization was a frenzy of phone WE HAD EXPECTED. THE calls and consultations with VIRUS WAS HERE, AND IT public health experts near HAD ALREADY SPREAD and far – state health department and homeland security IN THE COMMUNITY. officials, and medical specialists throughout Louisiana; researchers at the Centers for Disease Control; infectious disease experts at Johns Hopkins University; and doctors at major medical centers around the country. It was clear that New Orleans physicians and hospitals needed to prepare themselves for an onslaught of infectious disease that might seem to be coming from everywhere.


Medical professionals who take on leadership roles in public health don’t generally expect that they will land smack in the center of a major health crisis, or that a massive outbreak of disease will actually occur on their watch. So it was with Jennifer Avegno when she signed on to head the New Orleans Health Department in 2018. Her focus then was on how she might advance progress against many of the local population’s chronic health problems, such as diabetes and high blood pressure. But Avegno’s professional life took a big turn several months ago as New Orleans and the world learned of a new threat to the public well-being. The crisis that developed around the novel coronavirus demanded everything that Avegno could muster from her experience as an emergency room physician and educator. People who know her say the slender, brown-haired dynamo who often appears in hospital scrubs, even around City Hall, is well-suited to her role. The New Orleans native who attended St. Mary’s Dominican High School, earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and a master’s from Tulane University before starting medical

COMPLICATING CORONA It’s difficult to imagine a better way to complicate New Orleans’ struggle against the coronavirus than, say, allowing thousands of people to congregate in city streets. And that happened repeatedly throughout the month of June. Part of a nationwide protest against racism and killings of African Americans by law enforcement officers, the local marches and rallies against racial hatred correlated with similar events in cities around the country. At a time when public health officials had shut down schools and businesses and ordered citizens to stay at home in order to avoid spreading COVID-19, protestors donned protective face coverings and poured into streets. But New Orleans City Health Director Jennifer Avegno, who had advised Mayor Latoya Cantrell to issue a stay-at-home order for local residents in March, had a somewhat surprising reaction to the protestors.

school at Louisiana State University, where she focused on emergency medicine. Soon after graduation she joined the faculties of both LSU and Tulane and eventually came to direct undergraduate emergency medicine education for both schools, all while practicing her specialty in local hospital emergency rooms. Early on, Avegno, who is known among colleagues as a patient-focused clinician, took an interest in how the illnesses and injuries she regularly saw in the emergency department related to chronic health, social and economic problems in the surrounding community. She took particular note of matters affecting people’s access to care and disparities in health among different segments of the population. She saw the impact of violence, sexual assault and homelessness on the community’s overall well-being, and wanted to bring more public attention to these “social determinants” of health. In 2017 Avegno established and became director of a community health relations division within LSU’s emergency medicine section and began working with local organizations and government to develop programs and partnerships aimed at improving health outcomes throughout the local population. Her work may seem to have led naturally to her current role as city health director, but Avegno says when threw her name in as a candidate for the job she did not have high hopes. “I did not expect to get a call back, much less an interview,” she said. But Mayor Latoya Cantrell asked her to sign on. Avegno says the was “thrilled” to take a leadership role in public health, which she sees as closely related to emergency care. “In emergency medicine we have extensive experience in disaster response, which is a large part of public health, and we also see what happens when chronic diseases turn into acute issues because they have gone unaddressed. We see the impact of violence, trauma and racism quite starkly in the emergency department.”


Emergency physicians were also on the front lines when the coronavirus arrived in New Orleans. “When COVID came, it came not to a clinic or inside a hospital, it came to the emergency department,” she said. Avegno, who still works at least one shift per week in the emergency department at University Medical Center, believes that her ongoing experience with people in distress helps her relate not only to patients’ problems but also to those who care for them. “When COVID started, the fear was palpable among patients and health care workers,” she said. “That was really important for me to see because it helped inform our decision making. We took this very seriously, very early, because we realized that if we didn’t, we were going to be overwhelmed quickly.” Though doctors had tried to prepare for the virus, its actual arrival delivered a jolt. James Aiken, a longtime emergency physician and faculty member at LSU School of Medicine, says doctors who initially had thought coronavirus patients would present with fever, cough and shortness of breath had to shift gears and recognize that the virus could produce a broader range of symptoms and impacts. They began seeing, for instance, an unusual number of patients coming in with heart attacks and they only later learned that 10 percent of patients acutely infected with the coronavirus have secondary cardiac damage.

Aiken, who co-chairs LSU’s disaster medicine and emergency services division, says the effect of pre-existing conditions, such as hypertension or obesity, on the disease also was not initially clear. So as doctors analyzed data and struggled to manage the virus, “we were seeing people who just deteriorated rapidly right in front of us,” he said. The ongoing challenge to understand the many faces of COVID-19 is “probably the most powerful learning curve” he has faced in his career, Aiken said, adding: “The disease came in like a tsunami.”

data-driven and able to see the forest for the trees in a way that very few other people I’ve worked with can do,” he said. Just as important, he adds, she knows how to stretch resources to meet needs. “Emergency physicians are experts at making the best of limited resources, and that’s essentially what public health professionals do,” Kanter said. “They work in an underfunded environment and they improvise to meet public needs in challenging situations.”


As that viral storm descended on New Orleans, Avegno widened her containment strategy from tracking transmission of the virus to include the broad public safety measures being recommended by national and international authorities. In press conferences with the mayor, Avegno advised citizens to avoid crowds, stay home as much as possible and wash their hands often. She said that New Orleans’ extensive experience with past disasters such as hurricanes and floods had helped cement relations between her office and all the agencies that typically respond in emergency situations. “Even though our initial plans didn’t go as expected, because we have really good relationships with these agencies, we pivoted quickly. I think places that didn’t have those pre-existing relationships were a little slower to get their response started.” Through weeks of confused national messaging over measures such as self-isolating and the need to wear protective face coverings, Avegno helped the mayor keep pressure on citizens to take responsibility for their own safety, and gradually, the numbers of new COVID-19 cases in the city began to plateau. An emergency physician colleague who has experience in Avegno’s position says that her communication skills came in handy. “She cuts through the nonsense, she’s real, and when you hear her speak, you don’t get the sense that she’s trying to BS you,” said Joseph Kanter, who preceded Avegno as city health director and now is assistant state health director. Kanter said Avegno’s ability to quickly size up the virus threat and communicate it accurately to her colleagues at City Hall has been crucial during the pandemic. “She’s

Colleagues say that Avegno has a knack for making difficult decisions look easy, probably because of her emergency experience. But in the ER she rarely faced the kind of backlash that erupted early in the city’s struggle with the coronavirus. While the city had proceeded with its normal Mardi Gras celebration on Feb. 25, two weeks later, after New Orleans reported its first case of COVID-19, Cantrell made an unpopular move. On March 10, after consulting with Avegno, the mayor cancelled Orleans Parish parades scheduled for the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day weekend. For some people, calling off the popular event was a step too far. Criticism echoed through the tourism industry and from members of the general populace. Even Louisiana’s Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser weighed in saying he was “disappointed” in the mayor’s decision and that he would not cancel his own plans to ride in a St. Patrick’s Day parade in neighboring Jefferson Parish. A week later, New Orleans reported almost 200 virus infections and by the end of the month the city had reached a COVID-19 death rate higher than any other U.S. city. Avegno concedes that the parade cancellation hit a nerve with many people. “I even had friends who said, ‘I can’t believe you did that,’ but it didn’t take long for folks to realize that it was the right thing to do,” she said. Early projections of COVID-19 cases suggested 1,300 people could die if the city took no restrictive actions. “At that point I think we had 400 deaths, and though 400 is a lot, it could have been much worse,” Avegno said. “I know our actions helped save lives.” In the following week, the mayor issued a stay-at-home order for all residents. “We had already cancelled schools – we were ahead of the rest of the state and most other

“From a pure infectious disease standpoint, we know that large uncontrolled open gatherings can be superspreader events, and we do not want the virus to spread,” she says. But she adds that after several months during which large numbers of citizens regularly wore protective masks when they were near other people, it has become clear that masks do help decrease the risk of spreading the virus. “I have been encouraged to see that at our protests almost all people are wearing masks,” Avegno said. After the pandemic began, public health officials urged people to use caution in “essential” activities, such as buying groceries, and avoid “non-essential” activities, such as having dinner parties, and Avegno said it occurs to her that protests against racism, which she considers a public health threat, are important. “I think that individuals’ ability to peacefully exercise their constitutional rights to free speech are far more essential than my backyard barbeque,” she said. She acknowledges that the protests create a “tricky” health situation, and she encourages protestors not only to continue wearing masks but also to get tested for the coronavirus at mobile testing sites around the city. “We recognize that these are historic times and all of these issues really need to be discussed,” she said. “It’s time to talk about racism as a public health issue in a meaningful way.”


states in that,” Avegno said. “In public health you have to make early decisions before you know a lot about what you’re dealing with, and that may be politically unpopular but you have to wait for history to judge.”


As the pandemic wore on and new case data became available, one thing that became clear was that the coronavirus was having a disproportionately serious impact on African Americans, as is true of some of the chronic diseases that are high on Avegno’s list of local public health dangers. Her concern over such vulnerabilities runs deep. Growing up in her family’s home in River Ridge, Avegno was the oldest in a family of eight children and the only child actually born to her parents, Royann and Ashton Avegno. After the couple learned of a genetic anomaly that would prevent them from having more children, they decided to adopt, and their first adoption was, as Royann Avegno puts it, “traditional” – a baby of the same race as the adoptive parents. The couple had their hearts set on a houseful of kids and when it became difficult to find more available “traditional” babies, they embraced the idea of having a diverse family with wide-ranging needs. They adopted an eight-month-old Korean boy who had serious health issues, and later a Chinese child who had cerebral palsy. Ultimately, the Avegnos’ seven adoptions included an African American toddler, two bi-racial children and two terminally ill babies. Both of the latter lived much longer than their doctors had predicted, and Royann Avegno says “the realization that we could make such a difference in their lives meant everything.” Jennifer Avegno says her upbringing among children with serious illnesses and social challenges profoundly influenced her. “I learned that others’ needs often trump your own,” she said. “If a sibling had a health crisis and had to go to the ICU at Children’s Hospital, my parents had to be with them most of the time.” She also saw that acceptance of her multi-racial family in the broader community was sometimes lacking. “I learned at a young age that there are greater things than what’s happening in your own little world, and boy was that a wonderful lesson,” she said. “It was a good thing to grow up and really see that world as it was. Now, as a parent, I know how hard it was.”

Avegno and her husband of four years, Kurt Weigle, who is president of the Downtown Development District, have a blended family that includes three daughters and a son, ranging in age from 11 to 17. Avegno says the kids have managed their pandemic lifestyle well. “I was worried that their friends would say, ‘Your mother’s the one that won’t let us have birthday parties and sleepovers,’ but they have been great,” she said. “The kids have been really mature about handing all the restrictions and they want to make sure they are setting a good example, which for teenagers is kind of remarkable.”


Thoughts of her kids made it difficult for Avegno to recommend closing local schools in the early stage of the pandemic, and she realizes that the prolonged closure has been a setback in their education. “I’m concerned about what it’s done to my own kids’ development, but I’m really concerned for kids who didn’t have access to digital resources and online learning through the summer and who need access to special services such as speech therapy that they only get in the school setting.” Avegno believes that the public health risk of keeping schools closed likely is higher than the risk of returning kids to classrooms, and she wants schools to be able to reopen in the fall. As with the schools, she worries about local businesses that have been damaged by the city’s prolonged shutdown. “I have had discussions with lots of businesses, and for the most part they get it – they don’t want to put their customers or their employees at risk, and I don’t blame them. But I understand that the shutdown has also been devastating to them.” Some of the hardest-hit companies are in the tourism industry and many are headquartered downtown, within the business district that Avegno’s husband oversees. Weigle says that he and Avegno have had many discussions about the economic effects of the city’s stay-at-home order and other public health restrictions. “Jen was always concerned about what impact this was going to have on the economy of the city,” he said. “She knew some businesses were going to have a hard time with it and that bothered her, but her priority had to be protecting the health and safety of the citizens of New Orleans.”


WHAT IS PUBLIC HEALTH? “Today, everybody knows what public health is for the first time,” Edward Trapido joked as he reflects on how COVID-19 has deepened the interest of almost everybody in the fight against infectious disease. An epidemiologist and associate dean of LSU’s school of public health, Trapido noted that while the basic mission of practitioners – to protect the public’s health – has not changed over time, the scope of what that job entails has evolved. While infectious disease was long the main focus of public health professionals, he said that in recent decades there has been increased emphasis on “health issues that go across a lifetime” – chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes, which in much of the world have become major killers. Another shift in the field is a relatively new focus on dealing with “social determinants” that make some populations especially vulnerable to poor health. These factors include housing conditions, poverty and scarce access to health care, disease-prevention and nutritional services. “If we don’t address these things, then we are never going to change health outcomes experienced by the population,” Trapido said. More recently, the coronavirus seems to have brought the public health field full circle, with infectious disease once again becoming the top priority. “When COVID came along, it changed everything, at least for a period of time,” Trapido said. The virus forced a reallocation of public health resources to focus specifically on issues at hand. “There’s suddenly a return to the importance of infectious disease and an awareness that the population has a role in preventing Covid as well as the other diseases,” he said.

While public health professionals are consumed with understanding and battling the coronavirus, many also find themselves somewhat in awe of the new infectious disease. Susan Hassig, an epidemiologist and longtime medical educator, began her public health career in the 1980s, during the HIV/ AIDS pandemic, and ultimately became known for her extensive research into HIV transmission and prevention. Now an associate professor of epidemiology at Tulane University, she has watched the coronavirus saga unfold with an intense awareness of the challenges it presents. “I honestly thought that the next big pandemic I would have in my career would be a pandemic influenza,” Hassig said. “The fact that this is not influenza is in some ways intellectually intriguing and fascinating, but also horrifying at the same time.” She points out that in teaching her students about infectious diseases, she’s generally telling them about events that have occurred in the past. “But this is in real time and it’s very different,” she says. “It has made the past four months feel like four years.” Like many of her colleagues, Hassig has watched the city’s health director from afar and often tried to imagine herself in that role. She says the experience has sparked her respect for Avegno’s work. “The thing that Dr. Avegno does so well is, she finds a way to communicate what can be very complicated information and complex medical issues in understandable ways and with great calm and confidence,” Hassig said. “And remember, as health director for New Orleans she’s not just dealing with coronavirus but with everything else that’s still going on.” Hassig noted, for instance, that the mosquito-borne West Nile Virus may be returning to Louisiana, and problems such as sexually transmitted diseases remain a challenge in many areas. In addition, a host of chronic diseases and conditions that have plagued New Orleans for decades still impinge on the health of many local citizens. Avegno says she has not lost sight of any of it and intends to keep marshalling resources toward mitigating the social and economic factors that affect public health. “I want the city health department to continue to galvanize the community behind improving local health outcomes,” she said. “I think we are making headway on some bold ideas and those are not going to stop because of COVID. If anything, the virus has given us an opportunity to focus on the systemic health inequities that we have been talking about for years.” Avegno now is hoping that New Orleans can avoid a second wave of the coronavirus and return to a more normal way of life. But she says citizens should understand that the need for caution is ongoing. “For the foreseeable future we’re going to be wearing masks, doing physical distancing and trying to limit our contact with each other,” she said. “I know that is really hard for New Orleans, but we have done it so well, and I think all of that will continue until we get a vaccine.”



ith the introduction of COVID-19, health and wellness have become primary concerns for everyone. Not only is it important to follow safety guidelines during this time, but it is equally vital to be active—and maintain sanity—in the process of finding a “new normal.” The mind and body are inextricably linked with a complex relationship between the two known as the mind-body connection. Just as how we treat our physical body (with what we eat, how much we exercise and how much sleep we get) affects our mental state, our minds (or our collection of thoughts, feelings and attitudes) can also positively or negatively affect our biological functioning. As a result, it is important to devote time each day to both aspects of our lives. Here are a few ways to do just that right here in the Crescent City.

RECHARGE For an instant boost, head Uptown to the Remedy Room. Here, you’ll meet with a doctor who will assess your needs. Then you just sit back in a comfy chair, while a registered nurse starts you on a hydrating IV. The process takes about an hour, but you’ll feel fully recharged the entire day. 1224 St. Charles Ave., Ste. 1C, 301-1670, theremedyroom.com.


AmeriHealth Caritas New Orleans Community Wellness Center offers a plethora of resources that can help improve health and wellness. For example, this national leader in managed care offers health screenings and innovative community programs on topics such as health education and safety awareness events. Gentilly Shopping Center, 3155 Gentilly Blvd., 218-2972, amerihealthcaritasla.com. STUDIO WORKOUT

Another great place for fitness is Romney Studios and MVMT by Romney. With everything from cycling and boxing to Pilates, yoga and trampoline cardio classes, there’s something for everyone. The highly trained instructors work hard to keep classes fun and clients motivated. And if you’d rather work out from the comfort of your own home, there’s even an online studio offering a large collection of videos and classes for all levels of fitness. 1320 Magazine St. and 5619 Magazine St., 895-1167, romneystudios.com.

WELLNESS Located on the second floor of the former St. Matthias School, the Broadmoor Arts & Wellness Center combines creative programs and holistic wellness services. Offerings here include music lessons, nutrition classes, citizenship tutoring and parenting workshops. Through its programs, the community center aims to provide individuals with a supportive network, a sense of belonging and increased self-worth. And hey, those are all things we could use a bit more of right now. 3900 General Taylor St., 2495130, broadmoorimprovement.com.

CALM MIND Another resource for a much-needed mental respite is Meditate New Orleans. CEO Stephanie Osborne, who has studied meditation for more than 25 years, leads weekly guided group meditations as well as private sessions. Her approach blends different aspects of meditation and its traditions from techniques ranging from mindfulness and stress-reduction to primordial sounds and Zen Buddhist meditation. Overall, the purpose of meditation is to be in the present moment, and to practice stillness and gratitude, which can only be beneficial to mental health. Locations vary, 884-4567, meditateneworleans.com.


The New Orleans Healing Center bases its programs on the United Nations guidelines for sustainability, meaning it is structured to help, heal and empower the community at the economic, social, environmental, physical, mental and spiritual levels. All of the businesses located within the center contribute to healing on some level. In addition to in-person offerings like yoga classes, the Healing Center offers a bunch of virtual classes. For example, some recent classes have included Meet Your Spirit Guides, Reiki Master Certification, Understanding the Law of Attraction and Monday Night Meditation. 2372 St. Claude Ave., Ste. 260, 940-1130, neworleanshealingcenter.org. YOGA CLASS

GYM WORKOUT A number of gyms have been reopening, including the new Body Shoppe on Freret Street. Founded by Kelsey Greenfield, the group fitness and community space is home to four different class types: Tempo Dance Cardio; HIIT; HIIT + Flow; and Flex + Flow—all in a colorfully lit, heated studio. There’s also an infrared sauna; genderless bathrooms boasting luxe showers with highend beauty and body products; a retail area; and a juice bar. Body Shoppe also hosts events, talks and workshops. 4537 Freret St., 766-0062, nolabodyshoppe. com.

HEMP AID Another alternative therapy that has been gaining a lot of traction is the use of CBD products. Known for its anti-inflammatory properties, CBD is used to treat pain, stress and insomnia, posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, substance abuse, and neurological and seizure disorders. Simply CBD is a super chic hemp wellness dispensary that offers CBD oils and tinctures, edibles, body and pain creams, and even CBD for pets. Multiple locations, simplycbdshop. com.

For something a little different, head over to Swan River Yoga. In addition to yoga classes, which are great for both the mind and body, there are a number of other offerings that are equally healing and interesting. Take for example the conscious music concerts, holistic medicine consultations and energy clearing classes. Be sure to check out the sound baths, a practice using repetitive notes at different frequencies to help bring your focus away from your thoughts. 2940 Canal St. and 5422 Magazine St., 301-3134; 7011 St. Claude Ave., Ste. 213, 985-240-9384, swanriveryoga.com. NATURE RETREAT

Being out in nature is always good for the soul, and the New Orleans Botanical Garden at City Park is the perfect place to get some fresh air. In addition to its stunning array of beautiful blooms, the garden plays host to live music performances, garden shows and educational programs. Don’t miss the new Kitchen in the Garden, a large outdoor kitchen and vegetable garden. The Sunday Picnic Brunch is especially fun: Pick up a boxed meal created by Chef Pat White, and choose a spot in the garden to enjoy your picnic. 5 Victory Ave., 483-9488, neworleanscitypark.com/botanical-garden CLEAN EATS

Of course, nutrition also plays an important part in overall health and wellness. There are a number of local meal-delivery services that take the hassle out of meal planning and prep. For example, Clean Course Meals offers affordable, gourmet meals made with fresh, seasonal ingredients. The company sources locally from farmers markets and sustainable farms, and the menu is ever-changing. Choose from all-protein, vegan and pescatarian meal plans—all delivered right to your front door. 1800 E. Judge Perez Dr., 265-0417, cleancoursemeals.com.


Meanwhile, EveryBody Wellness is a weight-loss and weightmanagement center that helps clients achieve their ideal bodies. The company’s team of registered nurses, dietitians, nutritionists and certified weight loss coaches determines individual goals and educates clients on how to best manage their lifestyle. 8216 Oak St. and 2901 Ridgelake Drive, Ste. 101, 287-8558, everybodywellnessnola.com. SPA DAY

A healthy lifestyle wouldn’t be complete without taking some much-needed R&R. Thankfully, The Woodhouse Day Spa fits the bill. This full-service, luxury day spa offers more than 70 rejuvenating spa treatments from massage therapy and facials to sleep and body treatments. 4030 Canal St., 482-6652, neworleans. woodhousespas.com.

HEALTH ROUTINE With all of these local resources, there are plenty of options for integrating health and wellness into your life. The trick is making it part of your routine. One way to do so is to plan ahead and keep track of your progress in a daily calendar. By establishing a positive daily routine, you’ll create excellence in your life by becoming your best possible self. SLEEP TIME

Also be sure to get plenty of rest, as most people need a good eight hours of sleep per night to be fully functional the next day. While it’s true that 2020 has been a tough year so far in many ways, that’s all the more reason to make yourself a priority. By focusing on health and wellness, you’ll have less time to dwell on negativity— all while looking and feeling great. And who doesn’t want that? •

ACUPUNTURE Traditional Chinese medicine is a popular form of alternative medicine that has been used to diagnose, treat and prevent illness for more than 2,500 years. Acupuncture, a key component of TCM, is used for overall wellness such as pain and stress management. It involves the insertion of very thin needles through your skin at strategic points on the body. Don’t worry—it doesn’t hurt. Try it out at Acupuncture Wellness Center, which also offers chiropractic services. 3712 MacArthur Blvd., 362-8020, nolaacupuncture.com.

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GO KETO For something sweet, yet still nutritious, check out Everyday Keto To Go. The bakery offers sweet treats specific to the Ketogenic diet, and everything is made gluten-free, sugarfree and low-carb. The company sources all ingredients locally and even delivers in the area. So now you can have your cake, and eat it too. 957-9033, everydayketotogo.com.

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Tulane Lung Center 1415 Tulane Ave (504) 988-8600 Kenneth Paris Allergy & Immunology 200 Henry Clay Ave.

(504) 896-9589 Laurianne Wild Tulane Medical Center Tulane Lung Center 1415 Tulane Ave. (504) 988-8600

CARDIAC ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY NEW ORLEANS Colleen J. Johnson Tulane Cardiology Clinic Downtown 1415 Tulane Ave., 4th Fl. 504-988-6113 Sammy Khatib Ochsner Heart & Vascular Institute 1514 Jefferson Hwy. Fl. 3 (504) 842-4135 Paul A. Lelorier LSU Uptown – St. Charles Clinic 3700 St. Charles Ave. Fl. 5 (504) 412-1520 Daniel P. Morin Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans 1514 Jefferson Hwy. (866) 624-7637 Glenn Polin Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans 1514 Jefferson Hwy. Fl. 3 (504) 842-4145 CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE CHALMETTE Keith G. Hickey Louisiana Heart Center 8050 W. Judge Perez Dr., Ste. 2500 (504) 277-0886 COVINGTON Ravi Kanagala Lakeview Regional Heart Center 101 Judge Tanner Blvd., Ste. 200 (985) 867-2100 MARRERO Jameel Ahmed West Jefferson Medical Center 1111 Medical Center Blvd., Ste. 340 (504) 412-1390 Edmund K. Kerut West Jefferson Heart Clinic of Louisiana 1111 Medical Center Blvd., Ste. N613 (504) 349-6810 Stephen LaGuardia West Jefferson Heart Clinic of Louisiana 1111 Medical Center Blvd., Ste. N613 (504) 349-6800 METAIRIE Roland J. Bourgeois Jr. East Jefferson Cardiovascular Specialties

4224 Houma Blvd, Ste. 500 (504) 455-0842

Vascular Institute 1514 Jefferson Hwy. Fl. 3 (504) 842-4135

NEW ORLEANS Robert M. Bober Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans John Ochsner Heart & Vascular Institute 1514 Jefferson Hwy. Fl. 3 (504) 842-4135

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

Sapna V. Desai Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Heart & Vascular Institute 1514 Jefferson Hwy. (504) 842-4721

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

Clement C. Eiswirth Jr. Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans John Ochsner Heart & Vascular Institute 1514 Jefferson Hwy. (504) 842-4721

Christopher J. White Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans John Ochsner Heart & Vascular Institute 1514 Jefferson Hwy. Fl. 3 (504) 842-3724

Robert C. Hendel Tulane Medical Center Tulane Cardiology Clinic 1415 Tulane Ave. Fl. 4 (504) 988-6113

Royce Dean Yount Ochsner Baptist Medical Center Napoleon Medical Plaza 2820 Napoleon Ave., Ste. 400 (504) 894-2608

J. Stephen Jenkins Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans John Ochsner Heart & Vascular Institute 1514 Jefferson Hwy. Fl. 3 (504) 842-3724 Carl J. Lavie Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans John Ochsner Heart & Vascular Institute 1514 Jefferson Hwy. Fl. 3 (504) 842-4135 Stacy A. Mandras Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans John Ochsner Heart & Vascular Institute 1514 Jefferson Hwy. Fl. 3 (504) 842-4721 Hamang M. Patel Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans John Ochsner Heart & Vascular Institute 1514 Jefferson Hwy. Fl. 3 (504) 842-4721 Stephen R. Ramee Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Medical Center-Cardiology 1514 Jefferson Hwy. Fl. 3 (504) 842-3727 Sangeeta B. Shah Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans John Ochsner Heart &

RACELAND Kenneth Wong Cardiovascular Institute of the South 102 Twin Oaks Dr. (985) 537-4000 THIBODAUX Bart G. Denys Cardiovascular Institute of the South 1320 Martin Luther King Dr. (985) 446-2021 Robert W. Greer Cardiovascular Institute of the South 1320 Martin Luther King Dr. (985) 446-2021 CHILD & ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY METAIRIE Stacy Drury Tulane Medical Center Tulane Behavioral Health Clinic 4740 South I-10 Service Rd. (504) 988-4794 NEW ORLEANS Martin J Drell New Orleans Adolescent Hospital LSU Behaviorial Science Ctr. 3450 Chestnut St.

(504) 412-1580 CHILD NEUROLOGY METAIRIE Stephen Lewis Nelson Jr. Tulane Medical Center Tulane Pediatric Specialty Clinic 4720 S I-10 Service Rd. W., Ste. 401 (504) 988-6253 NEW ORLEANS Diane K Africk Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans 1319 Jefferson Hwy. (504) 842-3900 Allison H. Conravey Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans 1319 Jefferson Hwy. (504) 842-3900 Ann Tilton Children’s Hospital New Orleans 200 Henry Clay Ave. (504) 896-2888 Maria B. Weimer Children’s Hospital New Orleans Department of Neurology 200 Henry Clay Ave., Ste. 3040 (504) 896-9319 CLINICAL GENETICS NEW ORLEANS Hans C. Andersson Hayward Genetics Center 1430 Tulane Ave. (504) 988-5101 COLON & RECTAL SURGERY COVINGTON Joshua D. Parks Ochsner Medical Center-North Shore 1000 Ochsner Blvd. (985) 875-2828 METAIRIE Sean G. Mayfield Colon & Rectal Surgery Associates 3100 Galleria, Ste. 303 (504) 456-5108 Jennifer D. Silinsky Colon & Rectal Surgery Associates 3100 Galleria Drive, Ste. 303 (504) 456-5108 NEW ORLEANS Terry C. Hicks Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans 1514 Jefferson Hwy. Fl. 4 (504) 842-4060

Brian R. Kann Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans 1514 Jefferson Hwy. Fl. 4 (504) 842-4060

Jeffrey C. Poole Poole Dermatology 111 Veterans Blvd, Ste. 406 (504) 838-8225

H. David Vargas Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans 1514 Jefferson Hwy. Fl. 4 (504) 842-4060

Nicole Elaine Rogers Hair Restoration of the South 3100 Galleria Drive, Ste. 201 (504) 315-4247

Charles B. Whitlow Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans 1514 Jefferson Hwy. Fl. 4 (504) 842-4060 DERMATOLOGY MANDEVILLE Keith G. LeBlanc The Skin Surgery Centre 2581 Florida St., Ste. C (504) 644-4226 Martha E. Stewart Martha E. Stewart Dermatology 4060 Lonesome Rd., Hwy. 190 (985) 727-7701 METAIRE Marilyn C. Ray Ochsner Health Ctr.Metairie 2005 Veterans Memorial Blvd. Fl. 5 (504) 842-3940 Elizabeth F. Bucher The Skin Surgery Centre 1615 Metairie Rd., Ste. 101 (504) 644-4226 William P. Coleman III Coleman Center for Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery 4425 Conlin St. (504) 455-3180 Patricia Farris Sanova Dermatology 701 Metairie Rd., Ste. 2A-205 (504) 836-2050 Mara Alena Haseltine Pure Dermatology 3100 Galleria Dr., Ste. 203 (504) 226-7873 Brian Lee Academic Dermatology Associates 3421 N. Causeway Blvd., Ste. 202 (504) 832-6612 Alan T. Lewis Crescent DermSurgery 4421 Chastant St. (504) 570-6370

NEW ORLEANS Erin E. Boh Tulane Medical Center Tulane Dermatology Clinic 1415 Tulane Ave. Fl. 5 (504) 988-1700 Adrian Dobrescu NOLA Dermatology 6042 Magazine St. (504) 899-8852 Eric M Finley Ochsner Baptist Medical Center 3434 Prytania St., Ste. 240 (504) 896-2255 Patricia R. Hickham Hickham Dermatology 4141 Bienville St., Ste. 108 (504) 962-7111 Deirdre O. Hooper Audubon Dermatology 3525 Prytania St., Ste. 501 (504) 895-3376 Mary P. Lupo Lupo Center for Aesthetic & General Dermatology 145 Robert E. Lee Blvd., Ste. 302 (504) 777-3047 Julie Mermilliod Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans 1514 Jefferson Hwy. Fl. 11 (504) 842-3940 Richard N. Sherman Skin Institute 2633 Napoleon Ave. (504) 899-7158 Suneeta S. Walia Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans 1516 Jefferson Hwy. (504) 842-3940 Katy L. Wiltz Southern Dermatology of New Orleans 2633 Napoleon Ave., St.e 1020 (504) 891-8004

DIAGNOSTIC RADIOLOGY NEW ORLEANS Christopher M. Arcement Children’s Hospital New Orleans 200 Henry Clay Ave. (504) 896-9566 Raman Danrad University Medical Center- New Orleans 1542 Tulane Ave. (504) 568-4647 Anthony L. Modica Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans 1514 Jefferson Hwy. (504) 842-3470 Bradley Spieler University Medical Center- New Orleans 1542 Tulane Ave., Rm 343 (504) 568-4647 ENDOCRINOLOGY, DIABETES & METABOLISM MARRERO Marideli C. Scanlan Endocrinology & Diabetes Associates 111 Medical Center Blvd. (504) 393-0088 METAIRIE Vivian A. Fonseca Tulane-Lakeside Hospital Tulane Multispecialty Clinic 4720 S I-10 Service Rd., Ste. 101 (504) 988-8050 Joseph E. Murray Jr. Diabetes & Metabolism Associates 3901 Houma Blvd., Ste. 103 (504) 455-1300 NEW ORLEANS Brandy Panunti Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans 1514 Jefferson Hwy. (504) 842-4023 SLIDELL Gabriel I. Uwaifo Ochsner Medical Center 2750 E. Gause Blvd (985) 875-2828 FAMILY MEDICINE ALGIERS Azikiwe K. Lombard Ochsner Health Center - Algiers 3401 Behrman Place (504) 371-9355 CHALMETTE Ryan M. Truxillo St Bernard Parish

Hospital 8050 West Judge Perez Drive, Ste. 3100 (504) 304-2800 COVINGTON Timothy L. Riddell Ochsner Medical Center-North Shore 1000 Ochsner Blvd. (985) 875-2828 CUT OFF Gary J. Birdsall Lady of the Sea General Hospital 102 W. 112th St. (985) 632-5222 MANDEVILLE R. Paul Guilbault III Mandeville Private Physician Group 521 Asbury Dr. (985) 630-9618 Daniel K. Jens Ochsner Medical Center-North Shore 3235 E. Causeway Approach (985) 875-2828 Nathalie Mascherpa-Kerkow St. Tammany Parish Hospital 201 St. Ann Dr., Ste. B (985) 898-4001 NEW ORLEANS Joseph L. Breault Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans 1401 Jefferson Hwy. (504) 842-4747 Vernilyn N. Juan Crescent City Physicians 3525 Prytania St., Ste. 301 (504) 897-8118 Rade N. Pejic Tulane-Lakeside Hospital Tulane Multispecialty Clinic 200 Broadway St., Ste. 230 (504) 988-9000 Radha Raman Oak Street Medical 8708 Oak St. (504) 865-0805 Kiernan Adams Smith Tulane-Lakeside Hospital Tulane Multispecialty Clinic 200 Broadway St., Ste. 230 (504) 988-9000 Priya P. Velu Ochsner Baptist Medical Center Tchoupitoulas Primary Care

5300 Tchoupitoulas St., Ste. C2 (504) 703-3070

Center-New Orleans 1514 Jefferson Hwy. (504) 842-4015

GASTROENTEROLOGY KENNER Virendra Joshi Ochsner Health Ctr.-Kenner 200 W Esplanade Ave., Ste. 313 (504) 842-7690

James William Smith Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans 1514 Jefferson Hwy. (504) 842-4015

Daniel Raines Ochsner Medical Center-Kenner 180 W. Esplanade Ave., Ste. 200 (504) 464-8500 METAIRIE George E. Catinis Metropolitan Gastroenterology Associates 4228 Houma Blvd., Ste. 520 (504) 456-8020 NEW ORLEANS John P. Affronti Tulane-Lakeside Hospital Tulane GI & Surgery Clinic 1415 Tulane Ave. Fl. 6 (504) 988-5110 Natalie H. Bzowej Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans 4429 Clara St., Ste. 600 (504) 842-3925 Sean E. Connolly Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans 1514 Jefferson Hwy. (504) 842-4015 Jordan Jay Karlitz Tulane-Lakeside Hospital Tulane GI & Surgery Clinic 1415 Tulane Ave. Fl. 6 (504) 988-5110 Rebekah H. Lemann Metropolitan Gastroenterology Associates 2820 Napoleon Ave., Ste. 720 (504) 267-1135 Fredric G. Regenstein Tulane Medical Center Tulane Transplant Institute Clinic 1415 Tulane Ave. Fl. 6 (504) 988-5344 Janak N. Shah Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans 1514 Jefferson Hwy. (504) 842-4015 Shamita Bhupendra Shah Ochsner Medical

GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY NEW ORLEANS Richard C. Kline Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans 1514 Jefferson Hwy. (504) 842-4165 HAND SURGERY THIBODAUX John C. Hildenbrand IV The Louisiana Hand and Elbow Center 726 N. Acadia Rd., Ste. 1000 (985) 625-2200 INFECTIOUS DISEASE NEW ORLEANS Katherine Baumgarten Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans 1514 Jefferson Hwy. (504) 842-4005 Sandra A. Kemmerly Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans 1514 Jefferson Hwy. (504) 842-4005 David Mushatt Tulane Medical Center Tulane Multispecialty Clinic Downtown 275 LaSalle St. (504) 988-5030 Obinna Nnedu Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans 1514 Jefferson Hwy. (504) 842-4005 INFECTIOUS DISEASE NEW ORLEANS John S Schieffelin Tulane Medical Center Tulane Multispecialty Clinic Downtown 275 LaSalle St (504) 988-5030 INTERNAL MEDICINE METAIRIE Rachana Sus Tulane Multispecialty Clinic 4720 S I-10 Service Rd, Ste 101 (504) 988-8050 NEW ORLEANS Mary M. Abell

St Thomas Community Health Center 1020 St. Andrew St. (504) 529-5558 Jennifer M. Bertsch Cresent City Physicians 3700 St Charles Ave., 4th Fl. (504) 897-7007 David M. Borne St. Charles Ave. Multispecialty Clinics 3700 St. Charles Ave. Fl 2 (504) 412-1366 Pedro Cazabon Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Center for Primary Care & Wellness 1401 Jefferson Hwy. (504) 842-4747 Jan Cooper New Orleans East Hospital 5620 Read Blvd. (504) 592-6760 Steven J. Granier Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Center for Primary Care & Wellness 1401 Jefferson Hwy. (504) 842-4747 Gloria M. Leary Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Center for Primary Care & Wellness 1401 Jefferson Hwy. (504) 842-4747 Christopher J. Lege Crescent City Physicians 3434 Prytania St., Ste. 460 (504) 897-7999 THIBODAUX Chester G. Boudreaux Regional Internal Medicine Associates 142 Rue Marguerite (985) 446-2131 James T. Soignet Regional Internal Medicine Associates 142 Rue Marguerite (985) 446-2131 INTERVENTIONAL CARDIOLOGY COVINGTON Farhad X. Aduli Louisiana Heart and Vascular Institute 20 Starbrush Cir., Ste. A (985) 777-7000 Pramod Menon Louisiana Heart Center 39 Starbrush Cir. (985) 871-4155 METAIRIE

Anand M. Irimpen Tulane-Lakeside Hospital Tulane Multispecialty Clinic 4720 S. I-10 Service Rd., Ste. 101 (504) 988-8050 NEW ORLEANS Murtuza J Ali LSU Healthcare Network 3700 St. Charles Ave. Fl. 5 (504) 412-1520 Frank E. Wilklow Crescent City Physicians 2820 Canal St. Fl. 1 (504) 897-8276 THIBODAUX Chad M. Dugas Cardiovascular Institute of the South 1320 Martin Luther King Dr. (985) 446-2021 MATERNAL & FETAL MEDICINE METAIRIE Chi P. Dola Tulane Medical Center Tulane Center for Women’s Health 4720 S. I-10 Service Rd. W., Ste. 302 (504) 988-8070 MATERNAL & FETAL MEDICINE METAIRIE Gabriella C. Pridjian Tulane-Lakeside Hospital Tulane Center for Women’s Health 4720 S. I-10 Service Rd. W., Ste .302 (504) 988-8070 MEDICAL ONCOLOGY KENNER Srikanth Tamma Ochsner Medical Center-Kenner 200 W. Esplanade Ave., Ste. 313 (504) 842-7690 MARRERO James K. Ellis West Jefferson Cancer Center 4513 Westbank Expressway (504) 349-6360 NEW ORLEANS John T. Cole Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans The Gayle & Tom Benson Cancer Center 1514 Jefferson Hwy., 3rd Floor (504) 842-3910 Bridgette

Collins-Burow Tulane Medical Center Tulane Cancer Center Clinic 150 S. Liberty St. (504) 988-6300

Culicchia Neurological Clinic 1111 Medical Center Blvd., Ste. S-750 (504) 340-6976

A. Oliver Sartor Tulane Medical Center Tulane Cancer Center Clinic 150 S. Liberty St. (504) 988-6300

NEW ORLEANS Aaron Dumont Tulane Medical Center Tulane Neurosurgery Clinic 1415 Tulane Ave. Fl. 4 (504) 988-5561

Scott A Sonnier Touro Infirmary, Hematology & Oncology 1401 Foucher St. (504) 897-8970

Marcus L. Ware Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans 1514 Jefferson Hwy. (504) 842-4033

Christos Theodossiou Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans The Gayle & Tom Benson Cancer Center 1514 Jefferson Hwy. Fl. 3 (504) 842-3910

NEUROLOGY COVINGTON Ramy El Khoury Neurocare of Louisiana 648 Crestwood Blvd. (985) 805-2555

NEPHROLOGY METAIRIE Jill S. Lindberg New Orleans Nephrology Associates 4409 Utica St., Ste. 100 (504) 457-3687 NEW ORLEANS A. Brent Alper Jr. Tulane Medical Center Transplant Institute Clinic 1415 Tulane Ave., 6th Fl. (504) 988-5344 Catherine Staffeld-Coit Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Multi-Organ Transplant Institute 1514 Jefferson Hwy., 1st Fl. (504) 842-3925 SLIDELL Daniel P. Tveit Northlake Nephrology Associates 664 Robert Blvd. (985) 646-0360 THIBODAUX Allen W. Vander Thibodaux Regional Medical Center Kidney Center of South Louisiana 604 N. Acadia Rd. (985) 446-0871 NEUROLOGICAL SURGERY MARERRO Frank Culicchia Culicchia Neurological Clinic 1111 Medical Center Blvd., Ste. S-750 (504) 340-6976 John C. Steck

METAIRIE Archibald L. Melcher II East Jefferson Neurological Associates 3800 Houma Blvd., Ste. 205 (504) 885-7337 NEW ORLEANS Bridget A. Bagert Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans 1514 Jefferson Hwy. (504) 842-3980 John D. England Campus Multispecialty Clinic 478 South Johnson St. Fl. 5 (504) 412-1517 Jesus F. Lovera Campus Multispecialty Clinic 478 South Johnson St. Fl. 5 (504) 412-1517 Jeffrey S. Nicholl Tulane Medical Center Tulane Multispecialty Clinic 275 LaSalle St. (504) 988-5561 Piotr W Olejniczak University Medical Center- New Orleans 478 South Johnson St. Fl. 5 (504) 412-1517 Richard M. Zweifler Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Department of Neurology 1514 Jefferson Hwy., 7th Fl. (504) 842-3980 RACELAND Jamie B. Huddleston

Ochsner St. Anne General Hospital Ochsner Specialty Health Center 141 Twin Oaks Dr. (985) 537-2666 OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY GRETNA Vu Anh Vuong Ochsner Medical Center-West Bank 120 Ochsner Blvd., Ste. 360 (504) 391-8896 METAIRIE Amy N. Grace Tulane-Lakeside Hospital Lakeside Women’s Services 4720 S. I-10 Service Rd., Ste. 205 (504) 779-8282 Eduardo A. Herrera Tulane Medical Center Tulane Center for Women’s Health 4720 S. I-10 Service Rd W., Ste. 302 (504) 988-8070 NEW ORLEANS Louis P. DuTriel Crescent City Physicians 3434 Prytania St., Ste. 130 (504) 897-7580 Veronica Gillispie Ochsner Baptist Medical Center 4429 Clara St., Ste. 500 (504) 842-9617 Ellen R. Kruger Ochsner Baptist Medical Center 2700 Napoleon Ave. (504) 842-4155 Elizabeth Lapeyre Ochsner Baptist Medical Center 2700 Napoleon Ave. (504) 842-4155 George B. Morris IV Ochsner Baptist Medical Center 2700 Napoleon Ave. (504) 842-4155 Angela M. Parise Ochsner Baptist Medical Center 2700 Napoleon Ave. (504) 842-4155 Rebecca U. Perret Crescent City Physicians 3434 Prytania St., Ste. 130 504-897-7580 Margaret Roberie Ochsner Baptist Medical Center 2700 Napoleon Ave.

(504) 842-4155

(985) 448-3353

Janet Ross Crescent City Physicians 3525 Prytania St., Ste. 206 (504) 897-8281

ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY COVINGTON Kevin F. Darr Covington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Institute 19343 Sunshine Ave. (985) 892-5117

William T. Sargent Ochsner Baptist Medical Center 2700 Napoleon Ave. (504) 842-4155 Donna S. Waters Crescent City Physicians 3434 Prytania St., Ste. 320 (504) 897-7142 Anna White Ochsner Baptist Medical Center 2700 Napoleon Ave. (504) 842-4155 Felton L. Winfield Jr. LSU St. Charles Ave Multispecialty Clinics 3700 St. Charles Ave. Fl .5 (504) 412-1520 SLIDELL Diana L. Clavin Camillia City OB/GYN 1150 Robert Blvd., Ste. 360 (985) 781-4848 OPHTHALMOLOGY COVINGTON Patrick S. O’Sullivan Southern Retinal Institute 1421 Ochsner Blvd. (985) 590-5339 METAIRIE Ronald A. Landry Eyecare Associates 4324 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Ste. 102 (504) 455-9825 NEW ORLEANS George S. Ellis Jr. Children’s Hospital New Orleans 200 Henry Clay Ave., Ste. 3104 504-896-2888 H. Sprague Eustis Jr. Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans 1514 Jefferson Hwy. Fl. 10 (504) 842-3995 Rebecca C. Metzinger Tulane Medical Center Tulane Ophthalmology Clinic 1415 Tulane Ave. Fl. 4 (504) 988-5831 THIBODAUX Nano Karen Zeringue Southern Eye Institute 900 Canal Blvd, Ste. 3

Stephen D. Heinrich Lakeview Regional Medical Center 101 Judge Tanner Blvd., Ste. 302 (504) 988-8010 H Reiss Plauche Covington Orthopaedics 19343 Sunshine Ave. (985) 892-5117 Jason L. Rolling Covington Orthopaedics 19343 Sunshine Ave. (985) 892-5117 KENNER Vinod Dasa Kenner Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Clinic 671 W. Esplanade Ave., Ste. 100 (504) 412-1700 Michael W. Hartman Kenner Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Clinic 671 W. Esplanade Ave., Ste. 100 (504) 412-1700 KENNER Peter C Krause Ochsner Medical Center-Kenner 671 W Esplanade Ave, Ste 100 (504) 412-1700 MARRERO Matthew R. Grimm Jefferson Orthopedic Clinic 920 Avenue B (504) 349-6804 METAIRIE Robert D. Bostick III Metairie Orthopedics & Sports Medicine 3001 Division St. Ste. 204 (504) 541-5800 Scott A. Buhler Crescent City Orthopaedics 3600 Houma Blvd. (504) 233-0986 R William Junius III Crescent City Orthopaedics 3600 Houma Blvd. (504) 233-0986


William K. Accousti Children’s Hospital New Orleans Department of Orthopaedic Surgery 200 Henry Clay Ave. (504) 896-9569 George F. Chimento Ochsner Baptist Medical Center 1514 Jefferson Hwy. Fl .5 (504) 842-3970 Paul B. Gladden Tulane Medical Center Orthopaedic Clinic 1415 Tulane Ave. Fl. 4 (504) 988-2177 Joseph A. Gonzales Children’s Hospital New Orleans Department of Orthopaedic Surgery 200 Henry Clay Ave. (504) 896-2888 Lawrence Lee Haber Ochsner Baptist Medical Center 1514 Jefferson Hwy. Fl. 5 (504) 842-3970 Andrew G. King Children’s Hospital New Orleans 200 Henry Clay Ave. (504) 896-9569 Christopher Marrero University Medical Center- New Orleans 2000 Canal St. (504) 702-4400 James F. Mautner Ochsner Baptist Medical Center 1514 Jefferson Hwy. Fl. 5 (504) 842-3970 Mark S. Meyer Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Department of Orthopaedics 1514 Jefferson Hwy. Fl. 5 (504) 842-3970 Chad W. Millet Southern Orthopaedic Specialists 2731 Napoleon Ave. (504) 897-6351 x1 John L. Ochsner Jr. Ochsner Baptist Medical Center 1514 Jefferson Hwy. Fl. 5 (504) 842-3970 R Field Ogden Southern Orthopaedic Specialists 2731 Napoleon Ave. (504) 897-6351 Leslie Elaine Sisco

Ochsner Baptist Medical Center 1514 Jefferson Hwy. Fl. 5 (504) 842-3970 Andrew G. Todd Southern Orthopaedic Specialists 2731 Napoleon Ave. (504) 897-6351 Robert J. Treuting Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Department of Orthopaedics 1514 Jefferson Hwy. Fl. 5 (504) 842-3970 Scott A Tucker Orthopaedic Specialists of New Orleans 3434 Prytania St., Ste. 310 504-897-7877 Robert D. Zura University Medical Center- New Orleans Department of Orthopaedic Surgery 2000 Canal St. (504) 702-5700 THIBODAUX Patrick R. Ellender OrthoLA 726 N. Acadia Rd., Ste. 1000 (985) 625-2200 OTOLARYNGOLOGY COVINGTON Gerard J. Gianoli The Ear & Balance Institute 1401 Ochsner Blvd., Ste. A (985) 809-1111

(504) 842-4080 Timothy B. Molony Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans 1514 Jefferson Hwy. Fl. 4 (504) 842-4080 Brian A Moore Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans 1514 Jefferson Hwy. Fl. 4 (504) 842-4080 Elisabeth H. Rareshide Ochsner Baptist Medical Center 2820 Napoleon Ave., Ste. 820 (504) 897-4455 SLIDELL Gerard F. Pena Slidell ENT Associates 2050 Gause Blvd. E., Ste. 200 (985) 646-4400 THIBODAUX James V. Broussard Southern ENT Associates 604 N Acadia Rd., Ste. 101 (985) 446-5079 Justin M. Tenney Southern ENT Associates 604 N. Acadia Rd., Ste. 101 (985) 233-2273 Guy P. Zeringue III Southern ENT Associates 604 N. Acadia Rd., Ste. 101 (985) 233-2273

MANDEVILLE James L Connolly SLENT-South Louisiana Ear, Nose & Throat 1420 N. Causeway Blvd. (985) 327-5905

OTOLARYNGOLOGY/FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY COVINGTON R. Graham Boyce Associated Surgical Specialists 350 Lakeview Ct., Ste. A (985) 845-2677

NEW ORLEANS Ronald G. Amedee Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans 1514 Jefferson Hwy. Fl. 4 (504) 842-4080

MANDEVILLE Jason Guillot SLENT-South Louisiana Ear, Nose & Throat 1420 N. Causeway Blvd. (985) 327-5905

Paul L. Friedlander Tulane Medical Center ENT Clinic 1415 Tulane Ave., 3rd Fl. (504) 988-5451

METAIRIE Sean R Weiss 2201 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Ste. 408 (504) 814-3223

John L. Guarisco Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans 1514 Jefferson Hwy. Fl. 4 (504) 842-4080

NEW ORLEANS H. Devon Graham III Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans 1514 Jefferson Hwy. Fl. 4 (504) 842-4080

Christian P. Hasney Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans 1514 Jefferson Hwy.

Thomas Moulthrop

Hedgewood Plastic Surgery 2427 St. Charles Ave. (504) 895-7642 PAIN MEDICINE METAIRIE Joseph T. Crapanzano Jr East Jefferson General Hospital 4320 Houma Blvd. Fl. 6 (504) 503-4109 Eric D. Lonseth Lonseth Interventional Pain Center 4213 Teuton St. (504) 358-0031 Kevin R. Martinez Southern Brain & Spine 3798 Veterans Blvd., Ste. 200 (504) 454-0141 Patrick H. Waring Pain Intervention Center 701 Metairie Rd., Unit 2A310 (504) 455-2225 NEW ORLEANS Hazem E. Eissa Ochsner Baptist Medical Center Pain Management 2820 Napoleon Ave. (504) 842-5300 Tarun Jolly Louisiana Pain Specialists 3439 Prytania St., Ste. 501 (504) 303-4195 PEDIATRIC ALLERGY & IMMUNOLOGY METAIRIE Jane Maroney ElDahr Tulane Medical Center Tulane Pediatric Specialty Clinic 4720 S I-10 Service Rd. W., Ste. 401 (504) 988-6253 NEW ORLEANS John C. Carlson Tulane Medical Center Tulane Dept. of Pediatrics 1430 Tulane Ave., SL-37 (504) 988-0545 Cathryn C. Hassett Ochsner Baptist Medical Center 1514 Jefferson Hwy (504) 842-6742 Lawrence Edward Montelibano Ochsner Baptist Medical Center 1514 Jefferson Hwy. (504) 842-6742 PEDIATRIC

CARDIOLOGY METAIRIE Song-Gui Yang Tulane Medical Center Tulane Pediatric Specialty Clinic 4720 S. I-10 Service Rd. W., Ste. 401 (504) 988-6253 NEW OLREANS Ivory Crittendon III Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Health Ctr. For Children 1319 Jefferson Hwy. (504) 842-5200 Michael R Brumund Children’s Hospital New Orleans The Heart Center 200 Henry Clay Ave. (504) 896-9751 Kelly Gajewski Children’s Hospital New Orleans The Heart Center 200 Henry Clay Ave. (504) 896-9751 Victor W Lucas Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Health Ctr. For Children 1319 Jefferson Hwy. (504) 842-5200 Hans Mulder Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Health Ctr. For Children 1319 Jefferson Hwy. (504) 842-5200 Ernest S. Siwik Children’s Hospital New Orleans The Heart Center 200 Henry Clay Ave. (504) 896-9751 Patricia E. Thomas Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Health Ctr. For Children 1319 Jefferson Hwy. (504) 842-5200 Michael G. White Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Health Ctr. For Children 1319 Jefferson Hwy. (504) 842-5200 Thomas W. Young Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Health Ctr. For Children 1319 Jefferson Hwy. (504) 842-5200 PEDIATRIC

ENDOCRINOLOGY NEW ORLEANS Stuart Chalew Children’s Hospital New Orleans 200 Henry Clay Ave. (504) 896-2888 PEDIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGY NEW ORLEANS Brian G. Morris Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Health Ctr. for Children 1315 Jefferson Hwy. (504) 842-3900 PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGYONCOLOGY NEW ORLEANS Craig D. Lotterman Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Health Ctr. for Children 1315 Jefferson Hwy. (504) 842-4249 Lolie Yu Children’s Hospital New Orleans 200 Henry Clay Ave. (504) 896-9740 SLIDELL Tammuella E. Chrisentery-Singleton Louisiana Center for Advanced Medicine 2053 Gause Blvd. E., Ste. 200 (985) 259-8045 PEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASE METAIRIE Margarita Silio Tulane Medical Center Tulane Pediatric Specialty Clinic 4720 S. I-10 Service Rd. W., Ste. 401 (504) 988-6253 PEDIATRIC NEPHROLOGY METAIRIE Samir S. El-Dahr Tulane Medical Center Tulane Pediatric Specialty Clinic 4720 S. I-10 Service Rd. W., Ste. 401 (504) 988-6253 Ihor V. Yosypiv Tulane Medical Center Tulane Pediatric Specialty Clinic 4720 S. I-10 Service Rd. W., Ste. 401 (504) 988-6253 Diego H. Aviles Children’s Hospital New Orleans Division of Nephrology

200 Henry Clay Ave. (504) 896-9238 PEDIATRIC OTOLARYNGOLOGY NEW ORLEANS Kimsey H. Rodriguez Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans 1514 Jefferson Hwy. (504) 842-4111 PEDIATRIC PULMONOLOGY METAIRIE Scott H. Davis Tulane Medical Center Tulane Pediatric Specialty Clinic 4720 S. I-10 Service Rd. W, Ste. 401 (504) 988-6253 NEW ORLEANS Fernando A. Urrego Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Health Ctr. for Children 1315 Jefferson Hwy. (504) 842-3900 Kristin N. Van Hook Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Ochsner Health Ctr. for Children 1315 Jefferson Hwy. (504) 842-3900 PEDIATRIC SURGERY NEW ORLEANS Vincent R. Adolph Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans 1514 Jefferson Hwy. (504) 842-3907 Rodney B. Steiner Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans 1514 Jefferson Hwy. (504) 842-3907 PEDIATRIC UROLOGY NEW ORLEANS Frank R. Cerniglia Jr Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans 1514 Jefferson Hwy. 4th Fl. (504) 842-4083 Christopher C. Roth Children’s Hospital New Orleans 200 Henry Clay Ave., Ste. 2309 (504) 896-2888 PEDIATRICS COVINGTON Kathryn Quarls Fairway Pediatrics 7020 N. Highway 190, Ste. C (985) 871-7337

METAIRIE John Barbara III LCMC-Metairie Pediatrics 2201 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Ste. 300 (504) 833-7374 Diane M. deFrance Sunrise Pediatrics 3116 6th St., Ste. 101 (504) 837-9000 Patrice Evers Tulane-Lakeside Hospital Tulane General Pediatric Clinic 4720 S. I-10 Service Rd,. Ste. 200 (504) 988-6253 Reita Lawrence Pelican Pediatric Physicians 3100 Kingman St. (504) 887-6355 NEW ORLEANS Terry L. Cummings Tulane Medical Center Tulane Multispecialty Clinic 200 Broadway St., Ste. 230 (504) 988-9000 Ricardo Gomez Children’s Hospital New Orleans 200 Henry Clay Ave. (504) 896-2888 Betty P. Lo-Blais University Medical Center- New Orleans 3700 St. Charles Ave. Fl .2 (504) 412-1366 M. Nora Oates Hales Pediatrics 3525 Prytania St., Ste. 602 (504) 897-0744 RIVER RIDGE Janine T. Lissard Oschner River Ridge Pediatrics 9605 Jefferson Hwy., Ste. J (504) 703-3270 THIBODAUX Anne Marie H. Ardoin Preferred Pediatrics 142B Rue Marguerite (985) 449-7529 Anne T. Boudreaux Preferred Pediatrics 142B Rue Marguerite (985) 449-7529 Henry M. Peltier Center for Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine 604 N. Acadia Rd., Ste.

200 (985) 448-3700

1717 St. Charles Ave. (504) 899-2800

PHYSICAL MEDICINE & REHABILITATION COVINGTON Aaron M Karlin Ochsner Health Center 1000 Ochsner Blvd. (985) 875-2828

Christopher G. Trahan St. Charles Surgical Hospital Center for Restorative Breast Surgery 1717 St. Charles Ave. (504) 899-2800

NEW ORLEANS Gregory W. Stewart Tulane Medical Center Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine 202 Janet Yulman Way (504) 988-8476

Matthew W. Wise St. Charles Surgical Hospital Center for Restorative Breast Surgery 1717 St. Charles Ave. (504) 899-2800

PLASTIC SURGERY METAIRIE Abigail E. Chaffin Tulane Medical Center Tulane Breast & Surgery Clinic 4720 S. I-10 Service Rd. W., Ste .100 (504) 988-8100

PSYCHIATRY NEW ORLEANS Nicholas G. Pejic Atlas Psychiatry 1301 Antonine St. (504) 899-1682

David A. Jansen Jansen Plastic Surgery 3900 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Ste. 200 (504) 455-1000 Kamran Khoobehi Khoobehi & Associates 3901 Veterans Blvd. (504) 779-5538 John T. Lindsey Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 4228 Houma Blvd., Ste. 500 (504) 885-4508 Stephen E. Metzinger Aesthetic Surgical Associates 3223 8th St., Ste. 200 (504) 309-7061 Hugo St.Hilaire Ochsner Baptist Medical Center 3601 Houma Blvd. Ste. 300 (504) 412-1240 Frank DellaCroce St. Charles Surgical Hospital Center for Restorative Breast Surgery 1717 St. Charles Ave. (504) 899-2800 Michael H. Moses Children’s Hospital New Orleans 1603 2nd St. (504) 895-7200 Scott K. Sullivan Jr. St. Charles Surgical Hospital Center for Restorative Breast Surgery

Arwen E. Podesta Podesta Wellness 4322 Canal St. (504) 252-0026 PULMONARY DISEASE KENNER Carol Mason Ochsner Medical Center Kenner Multispecialty Clinic 200 W. Esplanade Ave., Ste. 701 (504) 412-1705 Judd E. Shellito Ochsner Medical Center Kenner Multispecialty Clinics 200 W. Esplanade Ave,. Ste. 701 (504) 412-1705 Richard Tejedor Ochsner Medical Center Kenner Multispecialty Clinic 200 W. Esplanade Ave., Ste. 701 (504) 412-1705 METAIRIE James McCullough East Jefferson General Hospital East Jefferson Pulmonary 4320 Houma Blvd. Floor 5 (504) 455-2333 Bennett De Boisblanc University Medical Center- New Orleans LSU Comprehensive Pulmonary Hypertension Center 2000 Canal St. (504) 702-5057 Kyle Happel University Medical Center- New Orleans

LSU Campus Multispecialty Clinic 478 South Johnson St. (504) 412-1517 Stephen P. Kantrow Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans 1514 Jefferson Hwy. (504) 842-4055 Joseph A Lasky Tulane Medical Center Lung Center 1415 Tulane Ave. Fl 7 (504) 988-8600 RADIATION ONCOLOGY METAIRIE Paul D. Monsour East Jefferson General Hospital Department of Radiation Oncology 4204 Houma Blvd., Ste. 100 (504) 454-1727 NEW ORLEANS Ellen L .Zakris Crescent City Physicians 1401 Foucher St. 504-897-8387 REPRODUCTIVE ENDOCRINOLOGY/INFERTILITY MANDEVILLE Peter Lu The Fertility Institute 800 N. Causeway Blvd., Ste. 2C (985) 892-7621 METAIRIE P. Ronald Clisham Tulane Medical Center Tulane Center for Women’s Health 4720 S. I-10 Service Rd., Ste. 209 (504) 988-2160 Belinda M. Sartor Fertility Institute 4770 S. I-10 Service Rd. W. (504) 454-2165 NEW ORLEANS Lindsay M. Wells Audubon Fertility & Reproductive Medicine 4321 Magnolia St. (504) 891-1390 RHEUMATOLOGY NEW ORLEANS William E. Davis Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans 1514 Jefferson Hwy. Fl. 5 (504) 842-3920 Madelaine Feldman The Rheumatology Group 2633 Napoleon Ave,. Ste. 530 (504) 899-1120

Robert Quinet Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans 1514 Jefferson Hwy. (504) 842-3920 Tamika A. Webb-Detiege Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans 1514 Jefferson Hwy. Fl. 5 (504) 842-3920 SPORTS MEDICINE HARAHAN Deryk G. Jones Ochsner Medical Center-Kenner Ochsner Health CenterElmwood 1221 S Clearview Pkwy, Bldg B (504) 736-4800 Scott C Montgomery Ochsner Health CenterElmwood 1221 S. Clearview Pkwy., Bldg B (504) 736-4800 NEW ORLEANS Timothy P. Finney Southern Orthopaedic Specialists 2731 Napoleon Ave. (504) 897-6351 x1 Christine M. Keating Ochsner Baptist Medical Center Pain Management 2820 Napoleon Ave. (504) 842-5300 x1 Felix H. Savoie III Tulane Medical Center Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine 202 Janet Yulman Way 1430 Tulane Ave (504) 988-8476 SPORTS MEDICINE AND ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY METAIRIE Luis M. Espinoza Orthopedic Center for Sports Medicine 4921 Airline Drive (504) 889-2663 SURGERY COVINGTON Matthew S. French Southern Surgical Hospital Surgical Specialists of Louisiana 7015 Highway 190 E. Service Rd., Ste. 200 (877) 691-3001 James G. Redmann Southern Surgical Hospital Surgical Specialists of

Louisiana 7015 Highway 190 E. Service Rd, Ste. 200 (877) 691-3001 METAIRIE Richard M. Karlin East Jefferson General Hospital 3901 Houma Blvd, Ste. 425 (504) 454-1100 NEW ORLEANS John S. Bolton Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans 1514 Jefferson Hwy. Fl. 3, Ste T-8 (504) 842-4070 Ari J. Cohen Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Multi-Organ Transplant Institute 1514 Jefferson Hwy. Fl. 1 (504) 842-3925 W Charles Conway II Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Department of Surgery 1514 Jefferson Hwy., Clinic Tower, 8th Fl. (504) 842-4070 George M. Fuhrman Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans Department of Surgery 1514 Jefferson Hwy. Fl. 8 (504) 842-4070 John P. Hunt III University Medical Center- New Orleans LSU Department of Surgery 2000 Canal St. (504) 903-3000 Hoonbae Jeon Tulane University Medical Group Tulane Transplant Institute Clinic 1415 Tulane Ave., 6th Fl. (504) 988-0783 Emad Kandil Tulane Medical Center Tulane GI & Surgery Clinic 1415 Tulane Ave. Fl. 6 (504) 988-5110 Mary Killackey Tulane Medical Center Tulane Transplant Institute Clinic 1415 Tulane Ave .Fl 6 (504) 988-5344 William S. Richardson Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans 1514 Jefferson Hwy. Fl. 3, Ste. T-8


Orthopedic Center for Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy


rthopedic Center for Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy is a multidisciplinary clinic delivering high quality patient services with compassionate and personalized care. Dr. Luis Espinoza and Dr. William Sherman are board certified and fellowship trained orthopedic surgeons. Dr. Chadwick Murphy is a board certified, fellowship trained pain medicine/interventional spine specialist. OCSM welcomes the addition of Dr. Andrea Espinoza, fellowship trained and board certified in Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine. She has brought her Pulmonary expertise back to Metairie with a specialty in prevention and lifestyle optimization for all patients. With an on-site Physical Therapy department, MRI, X-ray imaging, and Pulmonary Function testing, OCSM provides patient convenience. Dr. Luis Espinoza, Director of OCSM now leads the team as they provide arthroscopic procedures, joint replacement, fracture care, spinal injections, worker’s compensation care, as well as shoulder, hip and knee treatment.

Andrea Espinoza, MD, Luis Espinoza, MD, Chadwick Murphy, MD and William Sherman, MD

4921 Airline Dr., Metairie 504-889-2663 / 504-889-BONE NOLASportsMedicine.com

The Skin Surgery Centre


t The Skin Surgery Centre, Dr. Keith LeBlanc, Jr., Dr. Elizabeth Bucher and Dr. Corey Rougelot are fellowship-trained in Mohs micrographic surgery, today’s most effective and advanced treatment for skin cancer, offering the highest potential for cure even if the skin cancer has been previously treated by another method. The Mohs procedure allows removal of as little skin as necessary to cure skin cancer, and Mohs fellowship training includes advanced reconstruction techniques to achieve an excellent cosmetic result. The Skin Surgery Centre physicians are your skin cancer and Mohs surgery experts of Greater New Orleans, the Northshore, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. If you or a loved one has questions or concerns about skin cancer and skin cancer prevention, contact your board-certified dermatologist right away. If you are facing a skin cancer diagnosis, you could be a good candidate for Mohs micrographic surgery.

1615 Metairie Rd #101, Metairie 504-644-4226 Corey Rougelot, MD, Elizabeth Bucher MD, and Keith LeBlanc, MD

Dr. Gary Birdsall Medical Clinic, LLC


r. Gary Birdsall, Board certified Family Physician, provides comprehensive care, services and treatments to patients of all ages. A graduate of LSU Medical School with over 33 years of experience, Dr. Birdsall is accomplished in pediatric, adult, and geriatric care. In order to deliver the highest level of quality care, the practice offers same-day appointments for a wide range of medical services, in addition to responding to messages and other requests within one business day. Dr. Birdsall’s extensive career has made him a trusted provider for chronic diseases including hypertension and diabetes, treatment of acute illnesses, immunizations, adult and child wellness evaluations, disease management, minor injury care, onsite diagnostic and laboratory testing, and more. With its online patient portal, the practice provides a one-stop shop where patients can access medical records and lab results, make appointments, and communicate with staff. With COVID-19, Dr. Birdsall is providing telehealth and safe, onsite visits.

102 W. 112th Street, Cut Off, LA 985-632-5222 garybirdsallmd.com

Collins Pediatrics


ollins Pediatrics was founded by in 2005 by Dr. Keith Collins. What began with one doctor, one nurse and one staff member on Metairie Road has now expanded to add a second office in Lakeview. The practice now boasts four doctors, one doctor of nurse partitioning, ten Registered Nurses, one Medical Assistant, and a large support staff of experienced professionals who attend competently, with polite efficiency, to all of our patient’s needs. Collins Pediatrics strives to provide the highest level of personal and professional care to our patients and their families. Dr. Heather Porche grew up in Jefferson Parish, attended Archbishop Chapelle High School, and graduated valedictorian in 1997. She graduated from Tulane University in 2000 and received her medical degree from LSUHSC-Shreveport in 2004. She completed her Pediatric Residency at LSUHSC-New Orleans in 2007. Dr. Porche began her career with Collins Pediatrics in August 2007. Prior to his passing, Dr. Keith Collins personally chose Dr. Porche to continue his legacy. She acquired the practice in January 2016. She has three daughters, Raegan, Makinley and Kennedy.

2017 Metairie Rd., Metairie 504-832-8022 CollinsPediatrics.com

Neil Maki, MD & David Ryan Kesterson PA-C

LA Pain Doctor – Firas Hijazi, MD



602 N. Acadia Rd., Suite 101, Thibodaux 985-446-6284

3220 S. I-10 Service Rd. West, Metairie LA 70001 504-229-4866 | LAPainDoc.com

ne of the region’s top orthopaedic surgeons, Dr. Neil Maki practices in Thibodaux and is on staff at Thibodaux Regional Health System. He and the staff at Thibodaux Regional Orthopaedic Clinic, including David Ryan Kesterson PA-C, ensure that patients’ individual needs are met by the most effective means. Dr. Maki specializes in the shoulder and has pioneered many shoulder arthroscopic procedures. He also performs joint replacements and is one of few specialists in the region who performs endoscopic carpal tunnel (wrist) and endoscopic cubital tunnel (elbow) surgery. Board-certified in both orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine, Dr. Maki is also fellowship trained in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery.

r. Firas Hijazi has specialized in Pain Management since 2004. After receiving his medical degree from a top medical school in Italy, Dr. Hijazi completed an anesthesiology residency at Tulane University Medical Center and a Pain Management fellowship at The University of New Mexico Albuquerque. Dr. Hijazi is an expert in treating chronic neck and back pain, sciatica, osteoarthrosis, headaches, fibromyalgia, post-laminectomy syndrome, interstitial cystitis and complex regional pain syndrome. Whether a patient has suffered an injury to the spine, joints, nerves or ligaments, Dr. Hijazi creates an individualized treatment plan that may include therapy, injections or other invasive or non-invasive procedures.

Jansen Plastic Surgery


ansen Plastic Surgery’s unique group of plastic surgeons offers a complete package of cutting edge surgical techniques. Patients can expect excellent surgical results accompanied by a caring and gentle bedside manner. Dr. David Jansen brings 27 years of experience to his patients. He specializes in facial rejuvenation, body aesthetics, and all aspects of breast reconstruction. Dr. Ravi Tandon is a fellowship-trained microsurgeon offering state of the art microsurgical breast reconstruction. He also has a strong interest in breast and body aesthetics. Dr. John Guste specializes in aesthetic breast and microsurgical breast reconstruction as well as facial aesthetics and body contouring. Call 504-455-1000 to schedule your consultation today!

3900 Veterans Memorial Blvd. Suite 200 504-455-1000 | JansenPlasticSurgery.com



Crane Rehab Center


rane Rehab Center has been helping New Orleanians overcome challenges and achieve their highest level of function for two decades. Their team of certified orthopedic manual therapists, McKenzie-certified therapists and certified LSVT Big Parkinson’s therapists offers physical, occupational and aquatic therapy, as well as wellness, personal training and massage. Both of Crane’s outpatient orthopedic locations treat lower back and spinal injuries, neurological disorders, arthritis, orthopedic/musculoskeletal injuries, workrelated injuries and sports injuries. Telehealth services are available for both new and existing patients to help them safely continue their recovery journeys, while clinics remain open for patients whose conditions require in-person visits.

101 River Rd., #112, Jefferson | 504-828-7696, 1055 St Charles Ave., Suite 100, New Orleans | 504-293-2454 CraneRehab.com

Allergy and Asthma Alan Sheen, MD Bariatric Matthew French, MD, FACS, FASMBS James G. Redmann, MD, FACS Dentistry Bridget Brahney, DDS Damon J. Dimarco, DDS Joanne Hoppe, DDS   Dermatology Erin E. Boh, MD, PhD, FAAD Elizabeth Bucher, MD Leah Jacob, MD, FAAD Jeffrey Lackey, MD, FAAD Keith LeBlanc, MD Andrea Murina, MD, FAAD Brittany Oswald-Stumpf, MD, FAAD Cory Rougelot, MD Laura Williams, MD, FAAD Family Practice  Gary Birdsall, MD

Pain Management Firas Hijazi, MD Eric Lonseth, MD Pediatrics Heather Porche, MD Physical Therapy Emily Brown, PT Morell Crane, Jr., PT Jayson Deleaumont, DPT, PT Kendall Hales, MPT, ScD, COM Jasmine Mahtook, DPT Josh Serean, PTA Francis Williams III PT, DPT Plastic Surgery John Guste, MD David Jansen, MD Ravi Tandon, MD   Orthopedic  Andrea Espinoza, MD Luis Espinoza, MD David Ryan Kesterson PA-C Neil Maki, MD Chadwick Murphy, MD William Sherman, MD


specialists in the fields of Bariatric, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, ENT, Colo-Rectal, General Surgery, Gynecological Procedures, Urology, Interventional Radiology, Pain Management, Plastic, Reconstructive and Advanced Cosmetic Surgery. For more information about Crescent City Surgical Centre, please call 504-830-2500 or visit ccsurg.com. CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL NEW ORLEANS

As the health experts for kids in Louisiana, Children’s Hospital New Orleans is proud to support Louisiana’s schools, students, and their families in returning to school safely. Schools across the nation and here in Louisiana are adapting to new practices, procedures, and approaches to learning to keep students and teachers safe upon reopening. The experts at Children’s Hospital are available to serve as a resource and to help make the reopening process for schools this fall a safer, smoother experience for students, parents, and educators. As part of its school reopening program, Children’s Hospital is partnering with the Louisiana Department of Education and schools across Louisiana to offer support to schools and educators across the state as they plan to reopen for the 2020-2021 school year. This includes a school support hotline, educational webinars, and access to resources for students and families. Learn more at chnola.org/school-wellness. NEW ORLEANS EAST HOSPITAL

Hospital Buzz


rom small surgical hospitals to large, comprehensive health symptoms, hospital provide necessary services that help improve lives across all communities in New Orleans and beyond. From offering 24-hour emergency services in the heart of a neighborhood to housing world renowned surgeons sought for their specialties, hospitals provide dedicated space for caring for patients at their most vulnerable while also assisting with education and prevention for avoidable diseases and injuries. Thank you to the healthcare heroes across New Orleans who are providing lifesaving care during difficult times. For information on various hospitals and their latest news, check out the following—from advanced technologies to educational support and specialty care, the following information contains a variety of tidbits from esteemed local providers that want to keep the community happy and healthy. CRESCENT CITY SURGICAL CENTRE

Crescent City Surgical Centre (CCSC) is America’s premier physicianowned surgical hospital. Owned and operated by a combination of 36 elite local practicing physicians and Louisiana Children’s Medical Center, CCSC offers eight operating rooms and two procedure rooms. Using cutting-edge DaVinci robotic laparoscopic technology, CCSC offers patients minimally invasive surgery resulting in less pain and faster recovery time. Twenty VIP private rooms are available, and CCSC can make accommodations for those whose loved ones wish to stay overnight. Catered restaurant-style meals are served and designed to meet patients’ personal dietary needs. They offer expedited wait times on appointments in a relaxing and comfortable environment. CCSC features surgical 5 4 AUGUST 2020 MYNEWORLEANS.COM

New Orleans East Hospital has provided extraordinary quality healthcare and educational empowerment to the community since opening its doors in 2014. The newly built facility is the only hospital in New Orleans East and features complete surgical care, intensive and stroke care, diagnostic imaging, laboratory, rehabilitation, sports medicine, and 24hour emergency services, as well as a state-of-the-art diabetes center and multi-specialty clinic to meet the needs of a growing community. The nationally certified Diabetes Center offers team-based, comprehensive care and support to those affected by diabetes. The hospital’s Primary Stroke Care Center is the only stroke center in New Orleans East. Within five years of operation, New Orleans East Hospital has received accreditations from the Joint Commission, American Diabetes Association, and American Heart Association. To learn more about New Orleans East Hospital’s services and offerings, visit noehospital.org or call 504-592-6600. TOURO

Touro is proud to be provide the highest accredited Senior Care Emergency Room in the state of Louisiana. As one of the first hospitals to achieve the Level 2 Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation (GEDA) from The American College of Emergency Physicians, Touro’s emergency department is designed to meet each senior patients’ individual needs. Touro’s Senior Care Emergency Department features specialty trained geriatric clinicians and incorporates a collaborative care model with providers from all specialties. Touro’s Senior Emergency Care includes hospital beds with advanced mobility to make it easier to get in and out of bed, mattresses to prevent bed sores and skin irritation, slip resistant flooring, landscape lighting, sound resistant rooms, and larger clocks, whiteboards, and room signage to make it easier to read. These features combined with our staff of experts in aging, makes Touro’s Senior Care Emergency the best place to care for patients over 65. To learn more about Touro’s Senior Emergency Care, visit  touro.com/emergency.



Dr. Sheen’s long-standing medical practice treats patients of all ages. He has a strong interest in the management of childhood and infant allergies, especially food allergies and problems with formula. Dr. Sheen also treats conditions such as allergic rhinitis, asthma, hives and related allergic conditions. He has two convenient locations to greater serve area patients. For Dr. Sheen’s Metairie office, located at 3701 Houma Blvd., call 504-456-1999. Dr. Sheen’s Covington office, located at 208 Highland Park Plaza, may be reached by calling 985-246-6077. Find out additional information on Dr. Sheen and his practice at DrAlanSheenAllergist.com. BARIATRIC SURGERY THE SURGICAL SPECIALISTS OF LOUISIANA

Specialty Medicine

Founded in 2000, The Surgical Specialists of Louisiana has become one of the most respected, experienced, and comprehensive bariatric programs in the country. The largest practice in the Gulf South, this group of advanced laparoscopic surgeons specializes in minimally invasive weight loss surgery. As laparoscopic procedures have progressed over the last 20 years, these surgeons have become known as industry pioneers and some of the most advanced laparoscopic surgeons in the U.S., having performed over 14,000 weight loss procedures. Studies have proven that bariatric surgery is the only effective method for long-term weight loss in severely obese people. Additionally, weight loss surgery can greatly improve, if not cure, serious diseases including type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and sleep apnea. With medical, surgical and non-surgical solutions to weight loss, Surgical Specialists of LA offers every patient the tools to achieve a healthy lifestyle. Surgical Specialists has offices in Covington, Metairie, and Slidell. For more information, call 877-691-3001 or visit whyweight.com. BRAIN & SPINE CULICCHIA NEUROLOGICAL

hile the world has been focused on one particular virus over the last few months, the infinite amount of other health concerns, diseases, and injuries have unfortunately not taken a break from affecting the lives of people everywhere. Fortunately, physicians and surgeons across all specialties and subspecialties have also continued their work, finding ways to safely see patients via telemedicine and in-person appointments. From treating allergic reactions and broken limbs to scheduling long-anticipated surgeries and procedures, specialists across Greater New Orleans are continuing to provide expert care despite challenging times. Learn more about the various specialties, new treatments and technologies, and practice information from the following area providers and their latest news. You or a loved one may benefit from their years of education and experience treating all manner of special concerns.

The brain is an amazing machine, comprised of over a billion neurons, each at work full time and especially in New Orleans, arguably the most stimulating city on earth. Culicchia Neurological is the synapses that helps not only your neurons connect, but helps you reconnect with who you are. For years, they’ve brought new advancements and understanding to their patients–people come from all around the region seeking care from award-winning, fellowship-trained specialists and sub-specialists. The Culicchia team works together to diagnose and treat disorders such as brain tumors, aneurysm, stroke, epilepsy, migraines, and spinal disorders. Specialties include Neurosurgery, Neurology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Interventional Pain Management. Their affiliate, CNC Hearing and Balance Center, provides the latest in hearing healthcare. With clinics in Marrero, Uptown New Orleans, Slidell and Mandeville, Culicchia’s function is to improve yours. Call 504-340-6976 for an appointment or visit culicchianeuro.com or cnchearing.com.





Alan Sheen, MD, is a well-known and highly respected allergist serving both the Northshore and Southshore regions of the New Orleans metropolitan area. A graduate of LSU’s School of Medicine in New Orleans and a known specialist in allergies and asthma, Dr. Sheen has been recognized several times as one of the city’s Top Doctors by New Orleans Magazine. With a focus on immunology and allergies,

Those needing cardiovascular care in New Orleans Uptown now have access to high-quality diagnostics and treatment at the new Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) clinic at 2633 Napoleon Avenue #500. Dr. Sid Bhansali has practiced cardiology for 40 years in Uptown and is now partnered with CIS and joined by CIS interventional




SPONSORED cardiologists, Dr. Owen Mogabgab and Dr. Michael Gaglia, in seeing patients at this location. Together, these three cardiologists are bringing an advanced level of care close to home for those in the Uptown area. CIS is a world-leader in the diagnosis and treatment of all forms of vascular disease, including peripheral vascular disease and venous disease in the legs, valvular disease and heart arrhythmias. Clinic services include pre-operative clearance, Coumadin management, stress lab, echocardiograms, cardiac rhythm monitoring, and a full vascular lab. In addition, CIS has an advanced structural heart program and a comprehensive tobacco cessation program. To schedule an appointment at CIS New Orleans Uptown, call 504-897-9686. To learn more about CIS, visit cardio.com. COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS ST. THOMAS COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER

Stuck with long delays in getting care? High copays? St. Thomas Community Health Center can help. With their affordable, incomebased sliding scale, you can receive care with or without insurance. They also offer telemedicine visits from the convenience of your home. Since 1987, St. Thomas Community Health Center has continued its mission of providing comprehensive primary care to the community regardless of ability to pay. As a Federally Qualified Health Center and Patient-Centered Medical Home, their robust teams of dedicated providers work to address individual health needs and ensure delivery of the highest quality of care. Services include primary care, pediatrics, OB-GYN, optometry, behavioral health, mammography, cardiovascular care, infectious diseases including Hepatitis C and HIV, as well as gastroenterology. All St. Thomas sites offer same-day and next-day appointment scheduling with office hours from 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Call 504-529-5558 to schedule your appointment today.



All that is good begins with a smile. At Dr. Bridget Brahney Family Dentistry, your smile is a top priority. Dr. Brahney and her team are dedicated to helping you achieve and maintain long-term dental health and a beautiful smile, whether it be through routine cleanings and checkups or through finding a solution to a more complex dental concern. When you visit Dr. Bridget Brahney Family Dentistry, you will experience all that modern dentistry has to offer, including the latest advancements that reduce discomfort and expedite care. Dr. Brahney offers a comprehensive list of general, restorative, and cosmetic dental services to meet the needs of the whole family, from Velscope oral cancer screening to fillings, crowns, and tooth whitening. Not only are Dr. Brahney and her team focused on the beauty of your smile, but they’re also concerned about your health. To that end, they focus on thorough exams and routine cleanings. For more information about Dr. Bridget Brahney and her practice, or to schedule an appointment, visit SmileNewOrleans.com or call 504-888-6860. DIMARCO DENTAL

Your smile is one of your most important features; it’s unique to you. Everyone’s oral health, overall health, and financial position is different, so at DiMarco Dental, Drs. Damon DiMarco and Joanne Hoppe provide individualized care and solutions that fit your specific needs. From routine cleanings, custom snore guards, whitening, to implants and Invisalign, DiMarco Dental provides a variety of oral health services that will keep you both healthy and happy. It’s never too early to visit DiMarco Dental. Patients start as early as two years old, as developing good habits early can lead to a lifetime of healthy smiles. Young patients often require sealants and other

SPONSORED preventative measures to combat the temptations of the modern diet, especially sugar found in foods and beverages. To combat the spread of COVID-19, DiMarco Dental has implemented all CDC guidelines for the health and safety of patients and staff. For more information on DiMarco Dental and the practice’s holistic approach to dentistry, call 504-366-5611 or visit DimarcoDental.com. DERMATOLOGY & SKIN SURGERY DR. MARTHA STEWART

Whether you have a medical skin condition or want to enhance your appearance, you need to feel confident in your care. Dr. Martha Stewart’s expertise, dedication to state-of-the-art technology, and compassionate approach make her uniquely qualified to care for your skin. A board certified dermatologist specializing in cosmetic, medical, and surgical dermatology, Dr. Stewart is passionate about helping her patients look their natural best and has been doing so for almost 20 years. Her extensive cosmetic training, vast experience in performing minimally-invasive, nonsurgical procedures (such as fillers, neuromodulators, plasma resurfacing, and various radiofrequency treatments) and her sense of artistry and attention to detail leave her patients looking relaxed, refreshed, and never overdone. She is also a key opinion leader for several aesthetic companies and is actively involved in various clinical research trials. Dr. Stewart’s office is equipped with innovative devices that allow for amazing transformations with little downtime. She and her staff are committed to giving each patient a customized treatment plan to produce exceptional results. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call 985-727-7701 or visit drmarthastewart.com.



At The Skin Surgery Centre, Dr. Keith LeBlanc, Jr., Dr. Elizabeth Bucher, and Dr. Corey Rougelot are fellowship-trained in Mohs micrographic surgery, the most effective and advanced treatment for skin cancer today. Mohs surgery offers the highest potential for cure even if the skin cancer has been previously treated by another method. Using the Mohs method, the surgeons at The Skin Surgery Centre are able to remove as little skin as necessary to cure the cancer. Their training includes advanced reconstruction techniques to achieve an excellent cosmetic result. Patients go from cancer to cure and repair, all in a state-of-the-art facility, usually in just one day. The Skin Surgery Centre is your skin cancer and Mohs surgery experts with locations in Greater New Orleans, the Northshore, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. If you or a loved one has questions or concerns about skin cancer and skin cancer prevention, contact your board-certified dermatologist right away. If you are facing a skin cancer diagnosis, you could be a good candidate for Mohs micrographic surgery. For more information call 504-644-4226 or visit TheSkinSurgeryCentre.com. TULANE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF DERMATOLOGY

Innovators in the treatment of skin diseases, faculty physicians at Tulane University Department of Dermatology provide cutting-edge general dermatology care as well as advanced treatment of complicated dermatological problems. Led by Erin Boh, MD, PhD, the department offers expert treatments for psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, cosmetic dermatology and skin cancer. Their physicians also provide phototherapy, photopheresis, and unique biologic-targeted treatments for skin diseases in addition to mole mapping, a photographic service for individuals with numerous moles, melanoma, and those possibly at risk for melanoma. Their

SPONSORED doctors offer surgical and nonsurgical treatments for skin cancer, including Mohs surgery. Tulane Dermatology works in consultation with many physicians to ensure that each patient receives the best possible treatments. All patients have access to highly specialized care in addition to general dermatology. No matter the health concern, Tulane Dermatology is the go-to destination for skincare and concerns that go deeper than the surface. Tulane specialists’ ability to overlap into the other medical fields allows for big-picture care and better, quicker outcomes. To schedule an appointment, call 1-504-988-1700 (Downtown) or 985-893-1291 (Covington). EYE CARE EYECARE ASSOCIATES

Eyecare Associates physicians are excited about new cataract surgery technology now available for New Orleans area patients. The Catalys Precision Laser System is designed to make cataract surgery safer and more accurate, while new lens implant options—such as the latest in multifocal and extended focus intraocular lenses—provide patients with the best-corrected vision for both distance and near at the same time. In addition to the new technology offered for cataract patients, Eyecare is excited to offer new treatments for dry eye sufferers. In addition to multiple new dry eye drops and tears now available, Eyecare offers treatment for meibomian gland dysfunction with LipiFlow treatment. Optometrists at Eyecare Associates offer the latest options in daily wear contact lenses that are known for exceptional comfort and clear vision. Patients at Eyecare Associates have access to comprehensive routine and medical examinations as well as refractive surgery, glaucoma treatment, and retina services and procedures. For more information, call 504-455-9825 or visit eyecareneworleans.com.



With a small, single-practitioner Family Medicine clinic in Cut Off, Louisiana, Dr. Gary Birdsall is affecting big positive change. With over 33 years of clinical experience providing care to individuals from birth through old age, Dr. Birdsall has a reputation for providing quality care that exceeds expectations. Consistently recognized by fellow physicians, health insurance companies, and accountable care organizations, Dr. Birdsall takes pride in his ability to care for patients both effectively and efficiently, achieving better health outcomes at less cost. With extensive experience in pediatric, adult, and geriatric care, Dr. Birdsall performs comprehensive evaluations and treatment of many chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, heart disorders, and respiratory disorders. To help prevent disease, he offers wellness education, screening, and testing. Dr. Birdsall is passionate and hardworking, evidenced by his commitment to patients during the Covid-19 crisis. By incorporating telehealth but also setting up precautions for safe face-to-face appointments, Dr. Birdsall was able to save lives by treating serious illnesses that may have gone undiagnosed without an in-person evaluation. To learn more or schedule an appointment, call 985-632-5222 or visit garybirdsallmd.com. HAND CARE THE HAND CENTER OF LOUISIANA

For more than 40 years, the physicians and staff of The Hand Center of Louisiana have pursued a passion for patient-centered care. As a fully integrated healthcare facility offering all medical, surgical, and therapy services for patients with upper extremity conditions, the Hand Center


of Louisiana continues its legacy as a leading healthcare provider in the Gulf South. Board certified Hand Center surgeons are widely recognized for their expertise and successful outcomes. Using the most current approaches in surgical and non-surgical treatments, they develop a plan of care suited to each individual patient. Certified Hand Therapists at The Hand Therapy Center use advanced techniques and protocols for post-operative management of surgical patients. Therapists are often able to move patients into therapy more quickly, resulting in earlier clinical results and recovery. At The Center for Rheumatology and Neurological Testing, advanced diagnostic tools such as ultrasound imaging, Bone Mineral Density, and Nerve Conduction Studies are being used to customize treatments. For information and scheduling, visit handsurgical.com or call 504-454-2191. ORTHOPAEDICS WESTSIDE ORTHOPAEDIC CLINIC

Serving the West Bank and Greater New Orleans region, Westside Orthopaedic Clinic provides superior general orthopaedic treatment with a specialty in spinal care. The clinic has been in operation since 1961, making it one of the longest standing orthopaedic clinics in the city. Dr. Ralph. Katz is a board certified and fellowship trained orthopedic specialist who has performed over 1,000 minimally invasive procedures with consistently excellent outcomes. For the right patient who has failed conservative treatment (e.g. medication, physical therapy, injections), a minimally invasive microdiscectomy can be done in an outpatient setting with an incision that can be covered by a band-aid. The procedure typically takes less than an hour. Most patients can return to normal activities within three to six weeks. Additionally, Dr. Katz performs cervical and lumbar spinal fusions, utilizing small

incisions with minimally invasive systems. He is one of few local surgeons who perform both cervical and lumbar disc replacements. Westside offers full-service, in-house x-rays, as well as physical therapy services with access to new rehabilitation equipment. Same day appointments can be accommodated. For more information, visit westsideortho.com or call 504-347-0243. METAIRIE ORTHOPEDICS & SPORTS MEDICINE

Metairie Orthopedics & Sports Medicine is the clinical practice location of long-established orthopedic surgeon and New Orleans native, Dr. R. Douglas Bostick, III. Dr. Bostick specializes in Sports Medicine and is proficient at arthroscopic and minimally-invasive surgery of both upper and lower extremities. Dr. Bostick prides himself on staying on top of the latest surgical and non-surgical orthopedic treatments. His expertise includes emerging technology such as PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma), Lipogems, and stateof-the-art arthroscopic procedures such as in-office arthroscopy. He is also trained in robotic joint replacement procedures. These techniques give his patients the best possible results with the quickest recovery time and little to no hospitalization. Additionally, the practice offers ultrasound-guided joint injections. Dr. Bostick is also a trusted surgeon for worker’s compensation and litigation support and has extensive experience testifying as an expert in the field of orthopedics. Metairie Orthopedic & Sports Medicine is located at 3001 Division Street, Suite 204, in Metairie. To learn more or to schedule a consultation, visit MetairieSportsMed.com or call 504-541-5800. ORTHOPAEDIC CENTER FOR SPORTS MEDICINE & PHYSICAL THERAPY

The Orthopaedic Center for Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy (OCSM) is a multidisciplinary clinic delivering high quality patient


SPONSORED services with compassionate and personalized care. Luis Espinoza, MD, William Sherman, MD, and Chadwick Murphy, MD, are all fellowshiptrained, board-certified physicians who specialize in treatment of the shoulder, knee, hip, and spine. Additionally, the practice welcomes Andrea Espinoza, MD, a fellowship-trained and board certified Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine specialist. Dr. Andrea Espinoza brings her Pulmonary expertise back to Metairie with a passion for prevention and lifestyle optimization for all patients. After more than 19 years of service, OCSM continues to deliver comprehensive state-of-the-art care for local athletes and family members. OCSM also specializes in work-related or school yard injuries and can see patients the same day of injury to provide a quick plan to recovery. With an on-site Physical Therapy department, MRI scanner, X-ray unit, and Pulmonary Function machine, the practice provides total patient convenience. OCSM is conveniently located on Airline Drive in Metairie. To schedule an appointment, call 504-889-2663 or book online at nolasportsmedicine.com. TULANE ORTHOPAEDICS

Tulane Orthopaedics has world-class, fellowship-trained physicians and surgeons who combine their expertise and sub-specialty areas into a single comprehensive program. Patients have access to some of the most capable surgical care in the nation as well as one of the finest rehabilitation programs. This ensures a faster and more effective recovery, regardless of whether you’re trying to get back on the sports field or back to daily life. Specialists offer care and prevention of sports medicine injuries, total joint replacements of hips, knees, shoulders, elbows, and ankles, treatment of pelvic and other bone fractures, and treatment of spinerelated conditions ranging from scoliosis in children to adults with disc


herniation and spinal stenosis. Other conditions treated include hand and wrist injuries, painful foot ailments such as bunions, and painful nerve compressions. With multiple locations, including the Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine, in Uptown New Orleans, Sports Medicine Plus in Lakeview, Tulane-Lakeside in Metairie, and downtown at Tulane Medical Center, their doctors and staff are able to serve the entire Greater New Orleans community. For more information, call 504-988-0100, or visit OrthoTulane.com. COVINGTON ORTHOPEDIC & SPORTS MEDICINE INSTITUTE

Dr. Kevin Darr of Covington Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Institute is board certified and fellowship-trained in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, orthobiologic medicine, and musculoskeletal ultrasound. Dr. Darr is committed to providing comprehensive, progressive orthopedic care, including today’s most innovative practices to achieve optimal orthopedic performance and function. “In addition to traditional treatments and surgery, I offer minimally invasive alternatives utilizing cutting-edge technology and integrative orthobiologic therapies and treatments. I believe in the body’s natural ability to heal itself and keep abreast of the latest orthopedic and sports medicine advances,” says Dr. Darr. Nationally recognized for his orthopedic treatment options, Dr. Darr frequently lectures across the country on his outcomes. He most recently lectured at the 2020 TOBI virtual OrthoBiologics Symposium where he presented his findings on “Effective Clinical Modulation of Knee OA Symptoms Through Combined Cellular Therapy (lipoaspirate, BMC and PRP)”. This presentation and more information can be found at drkevindarr.com.



At Southern Pain & Neurological, Doctors Paul Hubbell, Barry Faust, and Donald Richardson understand that chronic pain creates a prison for patients, disabling them from an active lifestyle. Low back pain is one of the most common sources of pain, and it’s important to note that 15-25 percent of people with low back pain actually have SI joint dysfunction. At Southern Pain & Neurological, the advanced, minimally invasive PsiF System allows your doctor to stabilize your SI joint from a familiar posterior approach by inserting strategically designed implants directly into the joint. The procedure is done through a small incision and typically takes less than thirty minutes. Patient testimonials have demonstrated that treatment with the PsiF system improved pain, patient function, and quality of life. If you are experiencing low back pain, sciatic-like pain, hip/pelvis/ groin pain, stiffness, leg instability, disturbed sitting and sleeping, and pain when active or lying on one side, the PsiF System may be an option for you. To learn more about SI joint dysfunction, the PsiF System, and Southern Pain & Neurological, call 1-800-277-1265. PEDIATRICS COLLINS PEDIATRICS

Collins Pediatrics strives to provide the highest level of personal and professional care to patients and their families. Founded by Keith and Jennifer Collins in 2005, Collins Pediatrics has grown from a threeperson team to two offices with four doctors, one NP, several RNs, a MA, and a large support staff of professionals who attend competently, politely, and efficiently to patient needs. Many of Collins Pediatrics’ providers and staff are parents themselves and know firsthand the primary importance of a child’s well-being and health. The practice offers convenient, same-day sick appointments.


“We appreciate your trust in this practice and respond by providing exceptional care for your children from birth through young adulthood. It is the goal of the practice for everyone to leave our office feeling good, despite illness,” says Dr. Heather Porche. A longtime Collins pediatrician, Dr. Porche purchased the practice after the passing of Dr. Keith Collins. Collins Pediatrics has offices located in Old Metairie and in Lakeview. For more information, visit collinspediatrics.com. To make an appointment, call 504-832-8022. PLASTIC SURGERY DR. SEAN WEISS - FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY

Dr. Sean Weiss is the premier New Orleans specialist in facial plastic surgery. He is double board certified in Facial Plastic Surgery and Head and Neck Surgery, and he is considered one of the best aesthetic plastic surgeons in the New Orleans area. Dr. Weiss is recognized for excellence in facelift, facial rejuvenation, blepharoplasty, rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, hair restoration, and laser procedures, providing comprehensive care for your aesthetic needs. In addition to Facial Plastic Surgery, Dr. Weiss is known for his expert attention to detail using injectable fillers, botulinum toxin, and non-surgical therapies to complement his surgical outcomes. Trust your face to board certified and fellowship trained Dr. Sean Weiss. Dr. Sean Weiss - Facial Plastic Surgery is located in Metairie just minutes from downtown New Orleans. Learn more at seanweissmd.com or call 504-814-3223 to schedule your consultation. AESTHETIC SURGICAL ASSOCIATES

Stephen E. Metzinger, MD, MSPH, FACS, welcomes patients to Aesthetic Surgical Associates, his cosmetic plastic surgery practice serving the Greater New Orleans area. Dr. Metzinger’s team puts your safety and


SPONSORED well-being before anything else. Understanding that pursuing cosmetic plastic surgery is an extremely personal and often emotional choice, Aesthetic Surgical Associates works to provide an inviting, spa-like atmosphere where you feel welcome and relaxed. Dr. Metzinger has over three decades of plastic surgery experience and is the only triple board-certified plastic surgeon in all of Louisiana. Dr. Metzinger and his staff use some of the most advanced surgical techniques to provide outstanding natural results while minimizing scarring and recovery time. Whether you want to improve the look of your face, nose, breasts, or body, Dr. Metzinger can create a customized surgical or non-surgical plan to help improve your appearance and self-confidence. To learn more about Dr. Metzinger and Aesthetic Surgical Associates, or to schedule a consultation, contact the office at 504309-7061 or visit AestheticSurgical.com. DR. ELLIOTT BLACK & DR. SUMMER BLACK

Does your appearance reflect your inner energy? If it doesn’t, consider a consultation with board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Elliott Black or Dr. Summer Black. There are a variety of surgical and non-surgical techniques available to help individuals enhance and refresh their appearance. “Surgery is not the only option these days,” Dr. Elliott Black emphasizes. “Laser technology and other developments in the cosmetic field such as Botox and fillers offer alternatives to surgery with excellent results,” Dr. Summer Black adds. “The patient benefits with little downtime and minimal or no swelling or bruising. Many non-invasive procedures also provide immediate results,” she says.


With a new office, the father and daughter team have expanded their facilities to house a full range of laser equipment, including SculpSure non-invasive fat melting, IPL, laser hair removal, fractionated erbium, and fractionated CO2. For information on available surgical or non-invasive cosmetic procedures, contact Dr. Elliott Black or Dr. Summer Black at 504883-8900, or visit their office at 3798 Veterans Memorial Blvd. in Metairie. JANSEN PLASTIC SURGERY

Microfat use in aesthetic surgery is fast becoming one of the best methods for skin rejuvenation. The rejuvenate cell in the microfat contains millions of growth factors and other key components that, when placed directly in the affected skin area, cause restoration of the skin and surrounding tissues. The skin is able to produce more and better collagen and elastin—two key components of healthy, youthful appearing skin. This is the same science and physiology behind the use of microfat injections to promote an arthritic joint surface to repair itself when used in orthopedic surgeries. A minimal amount of fat is harvested under local anesthesia, and the microfat cells are prepared and isolated. These cells are then placed in the areas needing rejuvenation. The results appear within two months as the skin has a new luster and less wrinkly appearance. While the longevity of these rejuvenative cells is unknown, recent European studies have shown long-lasting effects. Jansen Plastic Surgery’s unique group of plastic surgeons offers a complete package of cutting-edge surgical techniques including use of microfat in skin rejuvenation. Call 504-455-1000 to schedule your consultation today. •


SPONSORED specialty is interventional pain management. The practice is conveniently located in Metairie at 3798 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Ste. 200. SBS participates in all major insurance plans and can typically arrange same-day or next-day appointments. For information and scheduling, call 504-454-0141, Ext. 1 or visit sbsdocs.net. THE TULANE HEALTHY BRAIN AGING INITIATIVE

Most people fear a decline in brain function as they age. Dr. Demetri Maraganore, Neurologist at Tulane Center for Clinical Neurosciences advises that we can positively impact brain aging with proactive care. Brain function can also be impaired by stroke, concussions, depression, Parkinson’s disease, as well as other medical diagnoses. While one in five women, and one in ten will develop Alzheimer’s Disease in our lifetime, Dr. Maraganore notes that we can prevent cognitive decline and dementia with various lifestyle and behavioral changes. However, it is imperative to partner with a physician. The Tulane Center for Clinical Neurosciences has a program, led by Dr. Maraganore, to understand potential causes, genetic risks, and treatments for cognitive decline. The Tulane Healthy Brain Aging Initiative aims to prevent Alzheimer’s and related brain disorders by improving brain health. Strategies include identifying and modifying health and lifestyle risk factors, physical and mental exercises, special diets, medical treatments, and integrative medicine practices.

Cutting-edge Health


e are continuously arriving at the doorstep of the future— in medicine, every day, new technologies and scientific advancements push us forward into new generations of tools and treatments that give a better understanding of disease and hope for better outcomes. From robotic arms that aid minimally invasive surgeries to well scrutinized new medical techniques, physicians and surgeons across New Orleans remain at the forefront of care by acquiring the latest designs and incorporating the latest research. New options for patients are arising every day, and for people suffering from diseased discs in the back, chronic pain, or depression, learning about the following resources may be helpful along your journey to wellness. The following cuttingedge health techniques from local providers are just a few of the offerings that New Orleans healthcare professionals have made available to the people of the city and beyond. NEW OPTIONS FOR BRAIN & SPINE SOUTHERN BRAIN & SPINE

Surgeons at Southern Brain & Spine (SBS) are excited to announce a new option for patients who previously required fusion surgery for replacing diseased disks in the back. Unlike fusion surgery, Mobi-C® Cervical Disc replaces diseased discs in the neck and is designed to maintain motion. “This state-of-the-art procedure is supported by the highest level of medical evidence available for a medical device. Mobi-C offers patients who suffer from two-level cervical disease a superior treatment option to traditional cervical spine fusion that maintains motion,” says Dr. Thomas. Physicians at SBS treat all spine and brain-related problems, specializing in brain microsurgery and cutting-edge, minimally invasive procedures. The practice’s five neurosurgeons include Drs. Lucien Miranne, Jr., Everett Robert, Jr., Najeeb Thomas, Manish Singh and Rand Voorhies. Additionally, Dr. Justin Lundgren specializes in non-surgical spine care and EMG-nerve conduction testing, and Dr. Kevin Martinez’s 7 2 AUGUST 2020 MYNEWORLEANS.COM


Occasional pain is a natural part of life, but chronic pain can rule your life, interfering with your ability to work, sleep, and have fun. When chronic pain disrupts your quality of life and does not improve with standard treatments, LA Pain Doctor is here to help. There are many safe, proven effective treatments available that can help manage your chronic pain. At LA Pain Doctor, Dr. Firas Hijazi treats a variety of conditions such as back, neck, and joint pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia and more. He is an expert in treating chronic neck and back pain, spondylosis, and sciatic pain with medications and procedures such as Radiofrequency Ablation. He is also an expert in treating a variety of other pain conditions including headaches, interstitial cystitis, postlaminectomy syndrome, and complex regional pain syndrome. In order to produce the best possible outcomes, Dr. Hijazi works together with patients and their families to explore options designed to maximize quality of life and overall function. The pain stops here. Visit LAPainDoc. com for more information, or call 504-229-4866. Four offices are conveniently located in Metairie, Westbank, New Orleans, and Laplace. ADVANCES IN PSYCHIATRY ATLAS PSYCHIATRY

At Atlas Psychiatry, psychiatrists Dr. Nicholas Pejic and Dr. Lauren LaRose work tirelessly to get you or your child well. They and their astute team of psychologists and social workers work together, harnessing a wide range of expertise to make a precise diagnosis and comprehensive treatment plan. Their full range of services and advanced technologies includes psychological testing, individual therapy, group therapy, couples therapy, psychiatric genetic testing, medication, Ketamine Therapy (SPRAVATO™), and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). Atlas Psychiatry offers two cutting-edge, highly effective treatments for depression when traditional medications haven’t worked. TMS is a noninvasive outpatient procedure in which the brain is stimulated using soft magnetic pulses. Dr. Pejic uses an advanced localizing technique and faster frequency allowing for shorter and more cost-effective treatments than typical TMS. SPRAVATO™ (es-ketamine) nasal spray is administered inoffice and produces rapid and sustainable improvements in mood. Both TMS and SPRAVATO™ are safe and do not cause side effects that are commonly associated with antidepressants, such as weight gain or sexual problems.  For more information, visit AtlasPsychiatry.com or call 504-899-1682.



Resources for Physical and Financial Health and Wellness


hen times are tough, it’s helpful to have resources to turn to—people and professionals who know how to provide assistance and guide you in the right direction. From financial retirement questions to in-home care needs, insurance, uniform and medical supplies, where to find swim lessons, and much more, locating a knowledgeable professional is fortunately not difficult across the metro area. This is a city of people that care for one another, people who are looking to help get the job done—even if it’s so we can all get back to having fun. Uncertain times bring with them a lot of questions; for answers, give an area expert a call. There may be something they can offer to help you, your family, or loved one find the assistance or security they seek whether in finances or in health. Check out the following resources for physical and financial health and wellness, and you may be able a little certainty to your life despite unpredictable times.

and insure a safe, stable blood supply. Results post three to five days after a completed blood donation. Following donation, donors need to visit TheBloodCenter.org and log into My Account for their results. Donors testing positive for COVID-19 antibodies may be eligible to donate COVID Convalescent Plasma (CCP). “We’ve seen promising results from patients who’ve received CCP, but there’s only a few recovered patients eligible to give at this time,” says Dr. Tim Peterson, Medical Director for The Blood Center. “The scarcity of donors with the COVID antibody make this test extremely beneficial to patient care.” Testing also provides statistics to the Louisiana Department of Health about what percentage of the population was exposed to COVID-19. To schedule your blood donation and help save lives, visit TheBloodCenter.org or call 1-800-86-BLOOD. HEALTH INSURANCE & PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY INSURANCE




Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is devoted to its mission to improve the health and lives of Louisianians. Blue Cross has offices in every major Louisiana city. It’s important to stay on top of healthcare needs, especially if you’re over 60 or have a long-term condition like diabetes or high blood pressure. Here are some tips:

For a limited time, The Blood Center is testing all blood donations for COVID-19 antibodies. This free service informs the donor if they carry the COVID-19 antibody, which has been used via plasma transfusions to help critically ill patients battling the coronavirus. Scheduled donations are required to practice social distancing 7 4 AUGUST 2020 MYNEWORLEANS.COM


SPONSORED Ask your healthcare providers if they offer telehealth, online visits that you can do from the comfort of home. If you need an in-person visit, ask your provider about the safest way to come in for care. At appointments, wear a face mask and keep at least six feet away from others. Your provider’s office may have rules to limit contact between patients. Ask about this before you arrive. If you postponed a procedure because of COVID-19, ask about rescheduling. If you have an emergency, seek medical attention immediately. For more information, visit bcbsla.com/keepupwithcare. LHA TRUST FUNDS

Did you know that LHA Trust Funds is the second largest provider of professional liability coverage for Louisiana physicians? Founded in 1977, LHA Trust Funds provides professional liability, general liability, and workers’ compensation coverages to physicians, hospitals, and healthcare facilities in the state of Louisiana. LHA Trust Funds features unique insurance programs created for members of the Louisiana Hospital Association and owned by member participants. These programs provide physician members with affordable and flexible solutions designed specifically for them, including sole practitioners, group practices, multi-specialty clinics, and ambulatory surgical centers. The LHA Trust Funds have been successful and financially stable for more than 40 years. The company’s team of certified experts also provides resources and works with members to proactively reduce risks within their organizations. For more information about LHA Trust Funds, please call 225272-4480 or visit lhatrustfunds.com.


Founded in 2004, Hospice Associates is a local CMS-certified and ACHC-accredited provider founded on the belief that when a cure is no longer possible, individuals with life-limiting illness deserve an end-of-life care plan built on knowledge, compassion, and access to services designed to fit their specific needs. The interdisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, counselors, and other medical professionals at Hospice Associates are uniquely trained to provide physical, emotional, social, and spiritual support to patients and their families. Hospice Associates offers four unique programs to meet patients’ needs in a variety of circumstances. The Pre-Hospice Program provides a palliative management plan for those who may need to later transition to hospice care. The Home Based Program provides hospice care in the home or at any site that meets necessary criteria for care. For patients with greater needs, the Intravenous Therapy Program and Inpatient Hospice Program are also available.  Hospice Associates strives to meet the needs of patients for comfort and dignity with 100 percent satisfaction rates. For more information or to request admission into a program, call 504-457-2200 or visit HospiceAssociates.com. IN-HOME CARE DEPENDABLE IN-HOME CARE

Aging in the home has always been the preferred choice for the elderly—now it is also one of the safest. “Exposure to fewer people today is paramount,” says Joni Friedmann-Lagasse, Owner of Dependable In-Home Care. “That doesn’t mean you cannot safely bring in home care.” An experienced, professional caregiver understands and uses

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SPONSORED universal precautions such as wearing a mask and washing hands, but it is the families who must be vigilant concerning others in the home, especially younger family members. Everyone should be observing these simple precautions.  With over 100,000 successful referrals over 50 years, Dependable In-Home Care holds high standards for referring caregivers. It is the only nationally accredited caregiver registry in the region. They help you find the right caregiver who can provide everything from total care, basic supervision, help with daily activities, meal prep, and transportation to bathing, dressing, and mobility assistance. For more information on the company’s vetted pool of nearly 100 experienced caregivers, visit dependablecare.net.

metro New Orleans, offering primary care for children, adults and seniors, women’s health (OB/GYN and prenatal services), pharmacy, and behavioral health services under one roof. They also offer dental, optometry, and podiatry services at select locations. DePaul Community Health Centers accepts most commercial insurances like Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Health Commercial, Humana, Peoples Health and WellCare, as well as Medicaid and Medicare. A sliding fee scale is also available for those who qualify. To schedule a virtual appointment or an in-person appointment at any of their health centers, or for more information, visit DePaulCommunityHealthCenters.org or call 504-207-3060.  Se habla Espanol.



Now more than ever, aging adults see home as the safest place to be. Fortunately for these adults and their families, Home Instead offers peace of mind with a dedicated staff of CAREGiversSM, essential workers who are fully trained to provide—in the home— the care and companionship your loved one deserves. In addition to their CAREGivers, a homecare tablet has been added to improve protection and connection for seniors during isolation. A local franchise owned by New Orleans native Lisa Rabito, Home Instead offers the added benefit of staff who understand New Orleans’ culture and hospitality. CAREGivers provide support through non-medical services like meal preparation, transportation, personal care, medication reminders, and more, while working in tandem when needed with healthcare providers, home health, and hospice. Care is available from eight hours a week to 24 hours a day. Aging adults no longer in the home can also request Home Instead services at the retirement community or nursing facility where they reside. For more information, visit HomeInstead.com/339 or call 504-455-4911.




In April of 1998, an idea was hatched by Al Clifton to start a company providing live-in care to the elderly. His vision was to provide a 24/7 live-in service for those who wanted to remain at home during their twilight years. Twenty years, and thousands of clients and caregivers later, Personal Homecare Services is still going strong. When you can’t be at home to care for your family member, you want peace of mind knowing that the person who is there will treat your loved one with the same level of care and concern that you would. Personal Homecare Services is one of the first non-medical services specializing in live-in care and working in conjunction with doctors, healthcare providers, and hospices to provide continuous around-the-clock care without the worry and expense of hourly services. They’ve built a solid reputation with word-of-mouth referral, evidence of the trust their clients have in their caretakers and services. Services include meal preparation, help with personal hygiene, medicinal reminders, light housekeeping, transportation to/from appointments and companionship. To learn more, visit PersonalHomecare.net or call 877-336-8045.



Patio Drugs has a full-service retail pharmacy including compounding and medical equipment services. Seniors in the community benefit from the services offered in their long-term care pharmacy.  In business since 1958, Patio Drugs has a unique awareness of their customers’ needs and gears their services accordingly. Free prescription delivery is offered in certain areas. They offer unit dose medication and multi-dose drug packaging cards to assist patients with remaining adherent and independent with their drug therapies. With their medication synchronization program, they coordinate with patients to have all their prescriptions filled on the same day, avoiding running out of medication or forgetting to call in refills.  Patio Drugs pharmacists offer a comprehensive medication review with patients to discuss any questions about medications, diet, and overall health. Their team works collaboratively with your physician to ensure you are receiving the highest quality care and the clearest understanding of your medication therapies. 

Chateau Living Center in Kenner offers more than just residential care—they become a family for you or your loved ones in a nurturing, holistic environment. With their rehab-to-home facility, The Atrium, Chateau provides new admissions with skilled, multidisciplinary nursing services including IV administration, cardiac recovery, stroke recovery, and more so that patients can quickly return to the comforts of their homes. For more information, visit chateaulivingcenterkenner.com or call 504-464-0604. ST. JOSEPH OF HARAHAN

At St. Joseph of Harahan, residents can find the care they need in a welcoming, beautiful environment on the banks of the Mississippi River. Their short-term rehabilitation wing, The Sanctuary, uses state-of-the-art treatments and therapies so patients can reach their maximum potential and return to the comforts of their everyday lives. St. Joseph goes beyond physical healing by fostering an environment of compassion to rejuvenate the mind, body and spirit. For more information, visit stjosephofharahan.com or call 504-738-7676.


Need a doctor? Consider DePaul Community Health Centers, formerly known as Daughters of Charity Health Centers, for all of your health care needs. DePaul’s work is inspired by its founders, the Daughters of Charity, who possess a 185-year history of providing excellent health care services in New Orleans and surrounding areas. DePaul operates ten state-of-the-art health centers throughout 7 8 AUGUST 2020 MYNEWORLEANS.COM


Vista Shores is a luxury senior living community offering the highest quality assisted living and memory care in the New Orleans area. The community, located on Bayou St. John, is now welcoming new residents. Vista Shores delights residents with chef-prepared meals in the bistro and quaint dining rooms, its relaxing lounge for coffee or cocktails, and a wrap-around porch perfect for sunset.

SPONSORED Vista Shores diverse social and cultural activities and fitness programs keep residents active and engaged, while weekly housekeeping, laundry, and transportation services ensure that residents can relax and focus on living their best lives. Vista Shores residents are provided with 24-hour personal care and individualized assistance plans. The Filmore Neighborhood is an entire floor dedicated to Memory Care residents. The care team has been rigorously trained in Alzheimer›s/dementia care to enrich the lives of memory care residents. If you have a loved one living with Alzheimer›s or Dementia, find support at Vista Shores’ free Alzheimer›s Association Caregivers Monthly Support Group on the second Saturday of every month at 11 a.m.  For more information, visit vistashores.com or call 504-584-4913. RETIREMENT PLANNING CRESCENT CITY RETIREMENT GROUP, LLC

Since 1992, Anthony J. Cangemi has provided trusted counsel, valuable advice, and financial solutions to people across Greater New Orleans. As an Investment Advisor Representative (IAR) and Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor with Crescent City Retirement Group, LLC, Anthony is dedicated to helping people increase their wealth, minimize their taxes, protect their assets, and most importantly, maintain their independence. In an effort to provide reliable retirement information during these uncertain times, Anthony has begun providing free topical webinars this summer for both clients and the community, which cover different aspects of the five keys to securing your retirement: legacy planning, investment strategy, income planning, healthcare planning, and tax planning. Interested participants can view the schedule of webinars and register for Anthony’s sessions at RetirementSeminarRegistration.com. Additionally, Anthony continues to offer time every Sunday on WRNO 99.5FM’s Financial Focus Radio from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.  Anthony works hard to ensure that his clients and the people he consults with enjoy retirement and feel comfortable financially by creating customized strategies offering principal protection and a lifetime income. Schedule a free consultation by calling 800-830-0655. SCRUBS & UNIFORMS SCRUB STOP

Scrub Stop is your locally owned, one-stop shop for the latest styles and fabrics of the uniform industry. The properties of today’s fabrics offer anti-microbial features, are stain resistant and moisture wicking, allow spandex movement, and have colorfast qualities. Even Scrub Stop’s professional-wear shoes offer fashion and comfort for your feet with lively prints and solids to add variety to your uniform. The Scrub Stop team believes that looking good and loving what you wear will uplift not only your appearance but also your spirit. Other products offered at Scrub Stop include chef wear, medical accessories, slip-resistant shoes, hosiery, nursing school uniforms, medical-themed jewelry, embroidery, and logo services. A local company, Scrub Stop is competitively priced with online sellers and offers the customer service and product knowledge they cannot. Located in Slidell, Scrub Stop makes office calls and has serviced Greater New Orleans, St. Tammany and Tangipahoa Parishes, and parts of Mississippi since 2004. Hours are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. TuesdayFriday and 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturdays. Call 985-661-8998 and email scrubstop@bellsouth.net for more info. Like Scrub Stop on Facebook for monthly specials.



There’s nothing like splashing or relaxing in cool waters under the summer sun, and knowing how to swim is paramount to your family’s safety in the water. Through safe, small classes, Love Swimming provides swimmers with a strong foundation for a lifetime of love and respect for the water. Students of all ages are taught by a team of professionals who are passionate about teaching swimming in a way that is fun and confidencebuilding. As Love Swimming returns to the water post-quarantine, please know that its team has your family’s safety in mind and is taking every precaution and protocol advised by the CDC, USA Swimming, The American Swimming Coaches Association, and numerous other reputable sources.  Please remember that swimming is the best exercise for babies, kids, and adults. Love Swimming offers year-round classes unaffected by rain and uses heated pools that keep swimmers warm and comfortable. Comfort is key to accelerating the learning process and developing strong safety skills safely and quickly. Begin your swimming adventures by starting lessons now. Call 504-8914662 or visit LoveSwimming.com.  WEIGHT LOSS EVERY BODY WELLNESS

After pursuing her own journey in weight loss and experiencing remarkable success, Registered Nurse Peggy Rodriguez became passionate about helping others get and stay healthy. Since founding EveryBody Wellness in 2008, Peggy has built lifelong relationships with clients by educating them on how to both lose weight and maintain it. “Losing weight is intimate and can be an intimidating process. There is no single path that works for everyone, and everyone’s goals are different,” says Peggy. The Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method at Everybody Wellness is scientifically proven—it is dependable, repeatable, and predictable. Based on the principles of being a low calorie, low carb, low fat, and “right amount of” protein protocol, the program helps clients lose fat pounds while maintaining muscle mass. Everbody Wellness’s team of registered nurses, dieticians, nutritionists and certified weight loss coaches educate clients in the understanding of the impact food has on the body, the mechanism that helps lose fat, and the food combinations that may lead to fat storage. To learn more and read success stories, visit EverybodyWellnessNola.com. Mention this article and receive a complimentary consultation and body composition analysis. •

TABLE TALK ABOUT THE CHEF Alison Vega is a New Orleanian who made a name for herself with the ‘ain’t dere no more’ Vega’s Tapas on Metairie Road. During a long stint in Antigua with her husband Drew and their sons, the duo owned The Larder, a gourmet-to-go outpost on the Caribbean Isle. Returning to New Orleans so their sons could attend high school and college saw the launch of Station 6, her seafood-centric outpost which backs up against Lake Pontchartain’s levee in historic Bucktown.


has a connection – her husband works for a top-notch seafood purveyor – and she is also a partner in Cajun Caviar, a local women-owned bowfin caviar company. Grounded in quality sourcing, the restaurant’s hallmark is skillfully executed dishes using quality ingredients without pretension or fuss; it is a white-tablecloth experience served in a shorts-friendly casual Bucktown setting. Start with Ali’s Wedge, a creative play on a wedge salad that swaps the iceberg for an array of smaller little gem wedges instead. It comes loaded with their house-smoked bacon, pickled red onion and tomato then topped with a bleu cheese dressings. Dress it up with some shrimp for CLASSIC FARE a few dollars more. Another seafood Seafood sits at the stalwart with tons of al heart of the menu. If it fresco seating to consider is is available, order the Middendorf’s in Pass softshell crab, a defining Manchac. This original location offers far more dish topped with jumbo character then their rather lump crabmeat and a nondescript location in beurre blanc sauce with Slidell. Fresh local seafood its namesake perched atop including their signature a bed of garlicky Brabant thin fried catfish is served across a sprawling array of potatoes. “I only use egg decks and outdoor seating whites for the batter – with plenty of stuff for kids which makes it especially to explore. light and crispy,” Vega said. “And that ‘crab on crab’ thing was my husband’s idea.” more efficient cost controls to weather Blackened drum makes for an assertively seasoned alternative choice, its heat undercut with its buttery Sauce the storm. As restrictions eased, Station 6 was able Delery, a variation on beurre blanc originally concocted to leverage its abundant outside seating to by her father that features fresh herbs like oregano bring customers safely back into the fold. and thyme. A newer dish which has proven popular At press time, its comfortable, fan-cooled is charbroiled redfish on the half shell. With skin and al fresco tables could accommodate more scales intact on one side, the filet is charred on the grill than 40 diners. With the help of PPP, and finished in the oven with an aromatic compound Vega brought back her core butter. The advantage to this technique (and kitchen and front of house also an old fisherman’s trick) allows the meat crew and has had success Station 6, 105 Metairie to stay moist throughout the cooking process. Hammond Highway, in operating a new hybrid Station 6 is family friendly as well, with a Bucktown; 345-2936. largely outdoor seating and Station6nola.com kid’s menu and also green space on the levee takeout model. “Also, people for them to explore during dinner, making it are drinking a lot these days so the bar fit right in with the Bucktown vibe. Which, in short, is sales are incredible,” she added. what you will find at Station 6 – fine dining cred with Station 6 is known for its seafood. Vega casual comfort and laid-back style. •

Weathering the Storm Station 6 Thrives by Jay Foreman


challenged restaurants to adapt would be an understatement. Some became minigroceries and others battened down the hatches to wait things out. Others have been lost entirely. Alison Vega, the chef and owner of Station 6, was deliberate regarding how she brought her Bucktown seafood outpost back online. “Our first menu was for to-go orders,” she said. “It was only items that could travel well and I tested them to be sure.” The menu was defined by that criteria – favorites like her Mama’s Crab Casserole didn’t make the cut, as sizzling hot skillets don’t travel well. The resulting operation was streamlined, with simpler inventory and 8 2 AUGUST 2020 MYNEWORLEANS.COM


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Peachy Keen Making the most of the bounty by Dale Curry

SWEET TREAT For summer treats, put peaches in smoothies, sorbets or ice cream. For breakfast, they are delicious served sliced in a bowl with light cream or atop your favorite cereal.



to load up on fresh peaches in August. That’s not to say the grocery stores weren’t selling them, but I have a childhood love of food fresh off the farm, not to mention how much I like a little jaunt away from home on a special mission. I had two aces in the hole at one time. A daughter lived briefly in Monroe, a hop, skip and jump from Ruston, the most renowned Louisiana town for peach production. And, in summers, a short trip to the beach in July or August never ended without a stop off the I-10 at a farmers market loaded with Alabama peaches. Part of the fun is eating them on the way home, then figuring out what you’re going to do with them when you get there. I give a few away and immediately bake a peach cobbler. Another must is fried peach pies, hand-held and heavenly when eaten warm any time day or night. You can make pretty tarts and pastries with peaches, but I think of eating this southern fruit fresh out of hand or as country-style dessert after a Sunday dinner.


Ingredients 5 large or 7 small fully ripe fresh peaches ¼ cup flour ½ cup sugar ¼ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoons cinnamon 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon softened butter 2 store-bought refrigerated pie shells, kept refrigerated until filling is ready Vegetable or peanut oil for frying Powdered sugar for sprinkling, optional

Directions 1. Heat a small pot of water to boiling and drop in 2 peaches at a time for 5 to 6 seconds and peel. Remove seeds and cut into half-inch pieces. Place in medium bowl and add flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon, lemon juice and butter. Mix well.

2. Lightly flour a large cutting board and roll out one pie shell to about 1/8 inch thick. Lightly flour pastry. Using a biscuit cutter about 4 inches wide, cut 7 circles of dough, saving excess dough. Roll circles of dough slightly thinner. 3. Place a heaping tablespoon of peach mixture on one side of each circle leaving a ½ inch margin. Fold over the other half of pastry and mash edges together with a fork. 4. Pour about ½ inch of oil into a large skillet and heat until medium-hot, about 350 degrees. Add half of pies and fry on both sides several minutes per side or until browned. Remove to paper towels and continue frying until all are done. 5. Repeat process with second pie shell and peach filling. If you wish to make several extra pies, form pastry scraps into a ball and roll out to make more pastries. Serve immediately or reheat and serve warm. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired. Makes about 14 to 16 pies. MYNEWORLEANS.COM AUGUST 2020 8 5


Old is New Again The classic daiquiri with a twist by Tim McNally IN THE HEAT OF A NEW ORLEANS SUMMER, LIKE NOW,

for instance, creativity and more effort fade away to a “Let’s just get this done as quickly as possible” attitude. Understandable. The daiquiri cocktail takes its name from both a beach and an iron mine not far from Santiago de Cuba and can trace its formal roots back to the Spanish-American War. Legend has it that the drink was created either by an American mining engineer or by an American congressman. Either way, the cocktail did not make the “Big Time” until it hit the Great White Way, New York City, somewhere in the very early days of the 20th century. The drink was an immediate success and continues to be exceedingly popular with many variations. The gang at Grande Krewe Fine Wines and Spirits have taken a definite New Orleans approach using Black Pearl Rum from Seven Three Distilling Company and mixing in a truly summertime plant, hibiscus, which is found in warm, temperate climate regions around the world. Take one guess as to where the flower flourishes this time of year. By the way, the Happy Raptor Spiced Rum is also a local product as if the addition of 504 to the name was not an easy giveaway regarding its origin. The full line of ingredients is available in “kit” form from Grande Krewe which takes all the guesswork out of making the cocktail and nicely discloses the drink’s background. Cocktail construction comes no easier than this. •


Hibiscus Daiquiri Cocktail 1 oz. Seven Three Black Pearl Rum 0.5 oz. Neisson Rhum Agricole Blanc 0.5 oz. Happy Raptor 504 Hibiscus Spiced Rum 0.75 oz. lime juice 0.75 oz. simple syrup In a cocktail shaker add all ingredients. Stir well. Add ice and shake. Double strain into chilled cocktail glass; a coupe is the preference. Garnish with a lime wheel. Grande Krewe Fine Wine and Spirits, 2305 Decatur St., 309-8309, Grandekrewe.com.



$ = $5-10 $$ = $11-15 $$$ = $16-20 $$$$ = $21-25 $$$$$ = $25 & UP

BYWATER Pizza Delicious, 617 Piety St., 676-8482, PizzaDelicious.com. Authentic New Yorkstyle thin crust pizza is the reason to come to this affordable restaurant, that also offers excellent salads sourced from small farms and homemade pasta dishes. Outdoor seating a plus. $ CARROLLTON Breads on Oak, 8640 Oak St., 324-8271, BreadsOnOak.com. Artisan bakeshop tucked away near the levee on Oak St. serves breads, breakfast, sandwiches, 100 percent vegan. $ CITY PARK Café NOMA, 1 Collins Diboll Cir., NO Museum of Art, 482-1264, CafeNoma.com. Sleek bar and café in the ground floor of museum offers a thoughtful array of snacks, sandwiches and small plates that are sure to enchant, with a kids’ menu to boot. $ CBD/WAREHOUSE DISTRICT BH Steak, Harrah’s Casino, 8 Canal St., 5336111, HarrahsNewOrleans.com. Acclaimed chef John Besh reinterprets the classic steakhouse with his signature contemporary Louisiana flair. $$$$$ Borgne, 601 Loyola Ave., 613-3860, BorgneRestaurant.com. Coastal Louisiana with an emphasis on Isleños cuisine (descendants of Canary Islanders who settled in St. Bernard Parish) is the focus of this high-volume destination adjacent to the Superdome. $$$ Briquette, 701 S. Peters St., 302-7496, Briquette-nola.com. Contemporary casual Louisiana dining with a striking open kitchen. Fresh fish prepared over briquettes are the stars of the menu, along with innovative cocktails. $$$$ Cochon, 930 Tchoupitoulas St., 588-2123, CochonRestaurant.com. Chefs Donald Link and Stephen Stryjewski feature Cajun and Southern cuisine. Boudin and other pork dishes reign supreme, along with Louisiana seafood and real moonshine Reservations recommended. $$ Desi Vega’s Steakhouse, 628 St. Charles Ave., 523-7600, DesiVegaSteaks.com. USDA Prime steaks form the base of this menu, but Italian specialties and a smattering of locally inspired seafood dishes round out the appeal. $$$ Domenica, The Roosevelt Hotel, 123 Baronne St., 648-6020, DomenicaRestaurant.com. Authentic, regional Italian cuisine. The menu of thin, lightly topped pizzas, artisanal salumi and cheese, and a carefully chosen selection of antipasti, pasta and entrées features locally raised products. $$$$ Emeril’s, 800 Tchoupitoulas St., 528-9393, EmerilsRestaurants.com. The flagship of superstar chef Emeril Lagasse’s culinary empire, this landmark attracts pilgrims from all over the world. $$$$$ Herbsaint, 701 St. Charles Ave., 524-4114, Herbsaint.com. Enjoy a sophisticated cocktail before sampling chef Donald Link’s menu that melds contemporary bistro fare with classic Louisiana cuisine. The banana brown butter tart is a favorite dessert. $$$$$ La Boca, 870 Tchoupitoulas St., 5258205, LaBocaSteaks.com. This Argentine steakhouse specializes in cuts of meat along with pastas and wines. Specials include 8 8 AUGUST 2020 MYNEWORLEANS.COM

the provoleta appetizer and the Vacio flank steak. $$$ Lüke, 333 St. Charles Ave., 378-2840, LukeNewOrleans.com. Germanic specialties and French bistro classics, house-made pâtés and plateaux of cold, fresh seafood. $$$ Mother’s, 401 Poydras St., 523-9656, MothersRestaurant.net. Locals and tourists alike endure long lines to enjoy iconic dishes such as the Ferdi poor boy and Jerry’s jambalaya. Come for a late lunch to avoid the rush. $$ Palace Café, 605 Canal St., 523-1661, PalaceCafe.com. Cassic New Orleans restaurant, the Dickie Brennan and Palace Cafe team evolve traditional Creol dishes. Enjoy specialty cocktails and small plates at the Black Duck Bar. $$$ Pêche, 800 Magazine St., 522-1744, PecheRestaurant.com. Award-winning southern-inspired seafood destination by Chef Donald Link serves whole roasted Gulf fish from its massive, wood-burning oven, and an excellent raw bar. $$$ Red Gravy, 125 Camp St., 561-8844, RedGravy.com. Farm-to-table brunch restaurant offers a creative array of items such as Cannoli Pancakes and Skillet Cakes, as well as delectable sandwiches and more. Homemade pastas and authentic Tuscan specialties round out the menu. $$ Restaurant August, 301 Tchoupitoulas St., 299-9777, RestaurantAugust.com. James Beard Award-winning menu is based on classical techniques of Louisiana cuisine and produce with a splash of European flavor set in an historic carriage warehouse. $$$$$

0848, 1000Figs.com. Vegetarian-friendly offshoot of the Fat Falafel Food Truck offers a healthy farm-to-table alternative to cookiecutter Middle Eastern places. $$ FRENCH QUARTER Acme Oyster House, 724 Iberville St., 5225973, AcmeOyster.com. Known as one of the best places to eat oysters. $$ Arnaud’s, 813 Bienville St., 523-5433, ArnaudsRestaurant.com. Waiters in tuxedos prepare Café Brûlot tableside at this storied Creole grande dame; live jazz during Sun. brunch. $$$$$ Arnaud’s Remoulade, 309 Bourbon St., 523-0377, Remoulade.com. Home of the eclectic menu of famous shrimp Arnaud, red beans and rice and poor boys as well as specialty burgers, grilled all-beef hot dogs and thin-crust pizza. $$ Antoine’s, 713 St. Louis St., 581-4422, Antoines.com. This pinnacle of haute cuisine and birthplace of oysters Rockefeller is New Orleans’ oldest restaurant. (Every item is à la carte, with an $11 minimum.) Private dining rooms available. $$$$$ Antoine’s Annex, 513 Royal St., 525-8045, Antoines.com/Antoines-Annex. Serves French pastries, including individual baked Alaskas, ice cream and gelato, as well as panini, salads and coffee. Delivery available. BB King’s Blues Club, 1104 Decatur St., 934-5464, BBKings.com/new-orleans. New Orleans outpost of music club named for the famed blues musician with a menu loaded with BBQ and southern specialties. Live music and late hours are a big part of the fun. $$$

Rock-N-Sake, 823 Fulton St., 5817253, RockNSake.com. Fresh sushi and contemporary takes on Japanese favorites in an upbeat, casual setting. $$$

Bayou Burger, 503 Bourbon St., 529-4256, SportsBarNewOrleans.com. Sports bar in the thick of Bourbon Street scene distinguishes its fare with choices like Crawfish Beignets and Gator Bites. $$

Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Harrah’s Hotel, 525 Fulton St., 587-7099, RuthsChris.com. Filet mignon, creamed spinach and potatoes au gratin are the most popular dishes at this steak institution. There are also great seafood choices and top-notch desserts. $$$$$

Bourbon House, 144 Bourbon St., 5220111, BourbonHouse.com. Local seafood, featured in both classic and contemporary dishes, is the focus of this New Orleanscentric destination. And yes, bourbon is offered as well. $$$

The Grill Room, Windsor Court Hotel, 300 Gravier St., 522-6000, GrillRoomNewOrleans. com. Modern American cuisine with a distinctive New Orleans flair, the adjacent Polo Club Lounge offers live music nightly. Jazz Brunch on Sunday. $$$$$

Bayona, 430 Dauphine St., 525-4455, Bayona.com. Chef Susan Spicer’s nationally acclaimed cuisine is served in this 200-yearold cottage. Ask for a seat on the romantic patio, weather permitting. $$$$$

Tommy’s Cuisine, 746 Tchoupitoulas St., 581-1103, TommysNewOrleans.com. Classic Creole-Italian cuisine is the name of the game at this upscale eatery. Appetizers include the namesake oysters Tommy, baked in the shell with Romano cheese, pancetta and roasted red pepper. $$$$$ CENTRAL CITY Café Reconcile, 1631 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 568-1157, CafeReconcile.org. Good food for a great cause, this nonprofit on the burgeoning OCH corridor helps train at-risk youth for careers in the food service industry. $$ FAUBOURG ST. JOHN Café Degas, 3127 Esplanade Ave., 9455635, CafeDegas.com. Salad Niçoise, Hanger steak and frites are served in a lovely enclosed courtyard at this jewel of a French bistro. $$ 1000 Figs, 3141 Ponce De Leon St., 301-

Brennan’s, 417 Royal St., 525-9711, Brennansneworleans.com. Innovative Cerole menu borrows influences from French and Spanish ancestry with modern updates and distinct seasonal offerings. $$$$

7261, CourtOfTwoSisters.com. The historic environs make for a memorable outdoor dining experience. The famous daily Jazz Brunch buffet and classic Creole dishes sweeten the deal. $$$$$ Criollo, Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal St., 681-4444, CriolloNola.com. Next to the famous Carousel Bar in the historic Monteleone Hotel, Criollo represents an amalgam of the various Louisiana cultures, with a contemporary twist. $$$ Deanie’s Seafood, 841 Iberville St., 581-1316, Deanies.com. Louisiana seafood, baked, broiled, boiled and fried is the name of the game. Try the barbecue shrimp or towering seafood platters. $$$ Dickie Brennan’s Bourbon House, 144 Bourbon St., 522-0111, BourbonHouse. com. Classic Creole dishes, such as redfish on the halfshell, and an Oyster Bar. Its extensive bourbon menu will please aficionados. $$$$ Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse, 716 Iberville St., 522-2467, DickieBrennansSteakhouse.com. Nationally recognized steakhouse serves USDA Prime steaks and local seafood. Validated Parking next door. $$$$ Doris Metropolitan, 620 Chartres St., 2673500, DorisMetropolitan.com. Innovative steakhouse plays with expectations and succeeds with modernist dishes like their Classified Cut and Beetroot Supreme. $$$$ El Gato Negro, 81 French Market Place, 525-9752, ElGatoNegroNola.com. Central Mexican cuisine along with hand-muddled mojitos and margaritas made with freshly squeezed juice. A weekend breakfast menu is an additional plus. $$ Galatoire’s, 209 Bourbon St., 525-2021, Galatoires.com. Friday lunches are a New Orleans tradition at this world-famous French-Creole grand dame. Tradition counts for everything here, and the crabmeat Sardou is delicious. Note: Jackets required for dinner and all day Sun. $$$$$ Galatoire’s 33 Bar & Steak, 215 Bourbon St., 335-3932, Galatoires33BarAndSteak. com. Steakhouse offshoot of the venerable Creole grande dame offers hand-crafted cocktails and classic steakhouse fare and inspired dishes. Reservations accepted. $$$ GW Fins, 808 Bienville St., 581-FINS (3467), GWFins.com. Owners Gary Wollerman and twice chef of the year Tenney Flynn provide dishes at their seasonal peak. On a quest for unique variety, menu is printed daily. $$$$$

Broussard’s, 819 Conti St., 581-3866, Broussards.com. Creole-French institution also offers beautiful courtyard seating. $$$$

House of Blues, 225 Decatur St., 310-4999, HouseOfBlues.com/NewOrleans. Good menu complements music in the main room. Worldfamous Gospel Brunch every Sunday. Patio seating available. $$

Cane & Table, 1113 Decatur St., 581-1112, CaneAndTableNola.com. Open late, this chefdriven rustic colonial cuisine with rum and “proto-Tiki” cocktails make this a fun place to gather. $$

Irene’s Cuisine, 539 St. Philip St., 5298881. Long waits at the lively piano bar are part of the appeal of this Creole-Italian favorite beloved by locals. Try the oysters Irene and crabmeat gratin appetizers. $$$$

Chartres House, 601 Chartres St., 5868383, ChartresHouse.com. This iconic French Quarter bar serves terrific Mint Juleps and Gin Fizzes in its picturesque courtyard and balcony settings. Also famous for its fried green tomatoes and other local favorite dishes. $$$

Kingfish, 337 Charters St., 598-5005, KingfishNewOrleans.com. Regionally inspired seafood dishes with carefully sourced ingredients and southern influence is the focus at this chef-driven French Quarter establishment. $$$

Court of Two Sisters, 613 Royal St., 522-

Muriel’s Jackson Square, 801 Chartres St.,

568-1885, Muriels.com. Enjoy local classics while dining in the courtyard bar or any other room in this labyrinthine, rumored-tobe-haunted establishment. $$$$ Napoleon House, 500 Chartres St., 524-9752, NapoleonHouse.com. Originally built in 1797 as a respite for Napoleon, this family-owned European-style café serves local favorites gumbo, jambalaya and muffulettas. A Sazerac or Pimm’s Cup are perfect accompaniments. $

Port of Call, 838 Esplanade Ave., 5230120, PortOfCallNola.com. It is all about the big, meaty burgers and giant baked potatoes in this popular bar/restaurant – unless you’re cocktailing only, then it’s all about the Monsoons. $$ Restaurant R’evolution, 777 Bienville St., 553-2277, RevolutionNola.com. An opulent place that combines the local flavors of chef John Folse with the cosmopolitan influence of chef Rick Tramonto. $$$$$

New Orleans Creole Cookery, 508 Toulouse St., Suite C110, 524-9632, NewOrleansCreoleCookery.com. Crowdpleasing destination in the French Quarter offers an expansive menu of Creole favorites and specialty cocktails served with New Orleans flair. $$$

Red Fish Grill, 115 Bourbon St., 5981200, RedFishGrill.com. This vibrant, seafood-centric polished-casual landmark delivers innivative twists on casual New Orleans seasfood, including local favorites BBQ oysters and double chocolate bread pudding. $$$

NOLA, 534 St. Louis St., 522-6652, EmerilsRestaurants.com/Nola-Restaurant. Emeril’s more affordable eatery, featuring cedar-plank-roasted redfish; private dining. $$$$$

Rib Room, Omni Royal Orleans Hotel, 621 St. Louis St., 529-7046, RibRoomNewOrleans.com. Old World elegance, house classic cocktails and a broad menu of prime rib, stunning seafood and on Sundays a jazz brunch. $$$

Oceana Grill, 739 Conti St., 525-6002, OceanaGrill.com. Gumbo, poor boys and barbecue shrimp are served at this kidfriendly seafood destination. $$ Orleans Grapevine Wine Bar and Bistro, 720 Orleans Ave., 523-1930, OrleansGrapevine.com. Wine is the muse at this bistro, which offers vino by the flight, glass and bottle. A classic menu with an emphasis on local cuisine. $$$ Patrick’s Bar Vin, 730 Bienville St., 2003180, PatricksBarVin.com. This oasis of a wine bar offers terrific selections by the bottle and glass. Small plates are served as well. $$

Royal House, 441 Royal St., 528-2601, RoyalHouseRestaurant.com. Sat and Sun. Poor boys, jambalaya and shrimp Creole are some of the favorites served here. Weekend breakfast and an oyster bar add to the crowd-pleasing appeal. $$$ SoBou, 310 Chartres St., 552-4095, SoBouNola.com. There is something for everyone at this “Modern Creole Saloon.” Decidedly unstuffy with an emphasis on craft cocktails and wines by the glass. Everything from $1 pork cracklins to an extravagant foie gras burger on an accomplished yet eclectic menus. $$

Tableau, 616 S. Peter St., 934-3463, TableauFrenchQuarter.com. Gulf seafood such as Redfish Bienville and classic Creole brunch dishes like eggs Hussard are the highlights of this Dickie Brennan restaurant that shares space with Le Petite Théâtre. $$$ The Bistreaux, New Orleans Maison Dupuy Hotel, 1001 Toulouse St., 5868000, MaisonDupuy.com/dining.html. Dishes ranging from the casual (truffle mac and cheese) to the upscale (tuna tasting trio) are served in an elegant courtyard. $$ The Bombay Club, Prince Conti Hotel, 830 Conti St., 577-2237, TheBombayClub. com. Popular martini bar with plush British décor features live music during the week and late dinner and drinks on weekends. Nouveau Creole menu includes items such as Bombay drum. $$$$ The Pelican Club, 312 Exchange Place, 523-1504, PelicanClub.com. Serves an eclectic mix of hip food, from the seafood “martini” to clay-pot barbecued shrimp and a trio of duck. Three dining rooms available. $$$$$ Tujague’s, 823 Decatur St., 525-8676, TujaguesRestaurant.com. For more than 150 years this landmark restaurant has been offering Creole cuisine. Favorites include a nightly six-course table d’hôté menu featuring a unique beef brisket with Creole sauce. $$$$$ GARDEN DISTRICT Commander’s Palace, 1403 Washington Ave., 899-8221, CommandersPalace.com. The grande dame is going strong under the auspices of James Beard Award-winner chef Tory McPhail. Jazz Brunch is a great

deal. $$$$ District Donuts Sliders Brew, 2209 Magazine Street, 570-6945, DonutsAndSliders.com. Creative sliders (hello, pork belly) and super-creative donuts (think root beer float) are the hallmarks of this next-generation café. $ Hoshun Restaurant, 1601 St. Charles Ave., 302-9716, HoshunRestaurant.com. A wide variety of Asian cuisines, primarily dishes culled from China, Japan, Thailand and Malaysia. Private dining rooms available. $$ Mr. John’s Steakhouse, 2111 St. Charles Ave., 679-7697, MrJohnsSteakhouse. com. Wood paneling, white tile and USDA Prime Beef served sizzling in butter are the hallmarks of this classic New Orleans steakhouse. $$$ METAIRIE Andrea’s Restaurant, 3100 19th St., 8348583, AndreasRestaurant.com. Osso buco and homemade pastas in a setting that’s both elegant and intimate. $$$ Acme Oyster House, 3000 Veterans Blvd., 309-4056, AcmeOyster.com. Known as one of the best places to eat oysters. $$ Austin’s, 5101 W. Esplanade Ave., 8885533, AustinsNo.com. Mr. Ed’s upscale bistro serves contemporary Creole fare, including seafood and steaks. $$$ Boulevard American Bistro, 4241 Veterans Memorial Blvd., 889-2301. Classic American cuisine including steaks, chops and more is augmented by regional favorites like Boulevard Oysters at this Metairie bistro. $$$


Caffe! Caffe! 3547 N. Hullen St., 267-9190. & 4301 Clearview Parkway, 885-4845. CaffeCaffe.com. Healthy, refreshing meal options, and gourmet coffee and espresso drinks create a tasteful retreat for Metairie diners at a reasonable price. $ Crabby Jack’s, 428 Jefferson Highway, 833-2722, CrabbyJacksNola.com. Outpost of Jacques-Imo’s. Famous for its fried seafood and poor boys including fried green tomatoes and roasted duck. $ Deanie’s Seafood, 1713 Lake Ave., 8314141, Deanies.com. Louisiana seafood, baked, broiled, boiled and fried, is the name of the game. Try the barbecue shrimp or towering seafood platters. $$$ Don’s Seafood, 4801 Veterans Memorial Blvd., 889-1550, DonsSeafoodOnline.com. Metairie outpost of historic local seafood chain that dates from 1934. Features an array of Cajun and seafood classics like their original ‘Jacked Up’ Oysters and seafood platters. Don’t miss their happy hour specials. $$$ Drago’s, 3232 N. Arnoult Road, 888-9254, DragosRestaurant.com. This favorite specializes in charbroiled oysters, a dish they invented. Great deals on fresh lobster as well. $$$$ Mr. Ed’s Seafood and Italian Restaurant, 1001 Live Oak St., 838-0022, AustinsNo. com. Neighborhood restaurant specializes in seafood and Italian offerings such as stuffed eggplant and bell pepper. Fried seafood and sandwiches make it a good stop for lunch. $$ Ruth’s Chris Steak House, 3633 Veterans Blvd., 888-3600, RuthsChris.com. Filet


mignon, creamed spinach and potatoes au gratin are the most popular dishes at this steak institution, and great seafood choices and top-notch desserts. $$$$$ Vincent’s Italian Cuisine, 4411 Chastant St., 885-2984, Metairie, VicentsItalianCuisine.com. Snug Italian boîte packs them in, yet manages to remain intimate at the same time. The cannelloni is a house specialty. $$$

Mandina’s, 3800 Canal St., 482-9179, MandinasRestaurant.com. Though the ambiance is more upscale, the food and seafood dishes make dining here a New Orleans experience. $$ Mona’s Café, 3901 Banks St., 482-7743. Middle Eastern specialties such as baba ganuj, beef or chicken shawarma, falafel and gyros. The lentil soup and desserts, such as sticky sweet baklava, round out the menu. $

MID-CITY Crescent City Steaks, 1001 N. Broad St., 821-3271, CrescentCitySteaks.com. One of the classic New Orleans steakhouses. Steaks, sides and drinks are what you get. $$$$

MoPho, 514 City Park Ave., 482-6845, MoPhoNola.com. Vietnamese cuisine meets southern Louisiana in this upscale casual hybrid by chef Michael Gulotta. Mix-andmatch pho and an interesting poor boy menu rounds out the appeal. $$$

Five Happiness, 3605 S. Carrollton Ave., 482-3935, FiveHappiness.com. This longtime Chinese favorite offers up an extensive menu including its beloved mu shu pork and house-baked duck. $$

Parkway Bakery and Tavern, 538 Hagan Ave., 482-3047, ParkwayPoorBoys.com. Featured on national TV and having served poor boys to presidents, it stakes a claim to some of the best sandwiches in town. Their french fry version with gravy and cheese is a classic at a great price. $

Gracious Bakery + Café, 1000 S. Jeff Davis Parkway, Suite 100, 301-3709, GraciousBakery.com. Boutique bakery offers small-batch coffee, baked goods, individual desserts and sandwiches on breads made in-house. Catering options available. $ Katie’s Restaurant and Bar, 3701 Iberville St., 488-6582, KatiesInMidCity. com. Creative poor boys, local dishes such as gumbo and Sunday brunch make this a neighborhood favorite. $$ Liuzza’s, 3636 Bienville St., 482-9120, Liuzzas.com. Classic neighborhood joint serves favorites like the “Frenchuletta,” stuffed artichokes and andouille gumbo. Kid’s menu offered. $$

Ralph’s On The Park, 900 City Park Ave., 488-1000, RalphsOnThePark.com. A modern interior and contemporary Creole dishes such as City Park salad, turtle soup, barbecue Gulf shrimp and good cocktails. $$$ Toups’ Meatery, 845 N. Carrollton Ave., 252-4999, ToupsMeatery.com. Charcuterie, specialty cocktails and an exhaustive list of excellent à la carte sides make this restaurant a carnivore’s delight. $$$ MULTIPLE LOCATIONS Café du Monde, CafeDuMonde.com. This New Orleans institution has been serving

fresh café au lait, rich hot chocolate and positively addictive beignets since 1862 in the French Market 24/7. $ CC’s Coffee House, CCsCoffee.com. Coffeehouse specializing in coffee, espresso drinks and pastries. $ Copeland’s, CopelandsofNewOrleans.com. Al Copeland’s namesake chain includes favorites such as Shrimp Ducky. Popular for lunch. $$ Little Tokyo, LittleTokyoNola.com. Multiple locations of this popular Japanese sushi and hibachi chain make sure that there’s always a specialty roll within easy reach. $$ Martin Wine Cellar, MartinWineCellar.com. Wine by the glass or bottle to go with daily lunch specials, burgers, soups, salads and deli-style sandwiches. $ Mr. Ed’s Oyster Bar & Fish House, MrEdsRestaurants.com/oyster-bar. A seafood lover’s paradise offers an array of favorites like shrimp Creole, crawfish etouffée, blackened redfish and more. A raw bar featuring gulf oysters both charbroiled and raw. $$$ Reginelli’s Pizzeria, Reginellis.com. Pizzas, pastas, salads, fat calzones and lofty focaccia sandwiches are at locations all over town. $$ Ruby Slipper Café, TheRubySlipperCafe. net. Homegrown chain specializes in breakfast, lunch and brunch dishes with unique local twists such as bananas Foster French toast and barbecue shrimp and grits. $$ Zea’s Rotisserie and Grill, ZeaRestaurants. com. Drawing from a wide range of worldly

influences, this popular spot serves a variety of grilled items, appetizers, salads, side dishes, seafood, pasta and other entrées. Catering services available. $$$ RIVERBEND Boucherie, 1506 S. Carrollton Ave., 862-5514, Boucherie-Nola.com. Serving contemporary Southern food with an international angle, chef Nathaniel Zimet offers excellent ingredients presented simply. $$ Brigtsen’s, 723 Dante St., 861-7610, Brigtsens.com. Chef Frank Brigtsen’s nationally famous Creole cuisine makes this cozy cottage a true foodie destination. $$$$$ Carrollton Market, 8132 Hampson St., 252-9928, CarrolltonMarket.com. Modern Southern cuisine manages to be both fun and refined at this tasteful boîte. $$$ UPPER 9TH WARD St. Roch Market, 2381 St. Claude Ave., 615-6541, StRochMarket.com. Historic St. Claude Marketplace with open dining space houses a broad collection of independent eateries including craft cocktails and more. $$ UPTOWN Audubon Clubhouse, 6500 Magazine St., 212-5282, AudubonInstitute.org. B, A kid-friendly menu with local tweaks and a casually upscale sandwich and salad menu. $$ Bouligny Tavern, 3641 Magazine St., 891-1810, BoulignyTavern.com. Carefully curated small plates, inventive cocktails and select wines are the focus of this

stylish offshoot of John Harris’s nationally acclaimed Lilette. $$ Camellia Grill, 626 S. Carrollton Ave., 3092679. A venerable diner whose essential character has remained intact and many of the xoriginal waiters have returned. Credit cards are now accepted. $ Casamento’s, 4330 Magazine St., 895-9761, CasamentosRestaurant.com. The family-owned restaurant has shucked oysters and fried seafood since 1919; closed during summer and for all major holidays. $$ Clancy’s, 6100 Annunciation St., 8951111, ClancysNewOrleans.com. Their Creole-inspired menu has been a favorite of locals for years. $$$ Coquette, 2800 Magazine St., 265-0421, CoquetteNola.com. The food is French in inspiration and technique, with added imagination from the chefs. $$$ Gautreau’s, 1728 Soniat St., 899-7397, GautreausRestaurant.com. Upscale destination serves refined interpretations of classics. La Crêpe Nanou, 1410 Robert St., 8992670, LaCrepeNanou.com. Classic French bistro fare, including terrific moules and decadent dessert crêpes, are served nightly at this neighborhood institution. $$$ La Petite Grocery, 4238 Magazine St., 891-3377, LaPetiteGrocery.com. Elegant dining in a convivial atmosphere. The menu is heavily French-inspired with an emphasis on technique. $$$ Lilette, 3637 Magazine St., 895-1636,

LiletteRestaurant.com. Chef John Harris’ innovative menu draws discerning diners to this highly regarded bistro. Desserts are wonderful as well. $$$$$ Magasin, 4201 Magazine St., 896-7611, MagasinCafe.com. Pho, banh mi and vegetarian options are offered at this attractive and budget-friendly Vietnamese restaurant. Café sua da is available as well. $ Pascal’s Manale, 1838 Napoleon Ave., 895-4877, PascalsManale.com. A neighborhood favorite since 1913 and the place to go for the creation of barbecued shrimp. Its oyster bar serves freshly shucked Louisiana oysters and the Italian specialties and steaks are also solid. $$$$ Patois, 6078 Laurel St., 895-9441, PatoisNola.com. French food, with influences from across the Mediterranean as well as the American South, all filtered through the talent of chef Aaron Burgau. Reservations recommended. $$$ Pizza Domenica, 4933 Magazine St., 3014978, PizzaDomenica.com. A pizza centric spinoff of the popular Restaurant Domenica brings Neapolitan-style pies to Uptown. Excellent salads and charcuterie boards are offered as well. $$ Shaya, 4213 Magazine St., 891-4213, ShayaRestaurant.com. James Beard Awardwinning menu pays homage to Israel at this contemporary Israeli hotspot. $$$ The Company Burger, 4600 Freret St., 267-0320, TheCompanyBurger.com. Custom-baked butter-brushed buns and fresh-ground beef patties make all the difference at this excellent burger hotspot.

Draft beer and craft cocktails round out the appeal. $ The Delachaise, 3442 St. Charles Ave., 895-0858, TheDelaichaise.com. Cuisine elevated to the standards of the libations is the draw at this lively wine bar and gastropub. Food is grounded in French bistro fare with eclectic twists. $$ Upperline, 1413 Upperline St., 891-9822, Upperline.com. Consummate hostess JoAnn Clevenger presents this nationally heralded favorite. The oft-copied fried green tomatoes with shrimp remoulade originated here. $$$$ Ye Olde College Inn, 3000 S. Carrollton Ave., 866-3683, CollegeInn1933.com. Serves up classic fare, albeit with a few upscale dishes peppering the menu. $$$ Vincent’s Italian Cuisine, 7839 St. Charles Ave., 866-9313, VicentsItalianCuisine.com. Snug Italian boîte packs them in yet manages to remain intimate at the same time. The cannelloni is a house specialty. $$$ WAREHOUSE DISTRICT Lucy’s, 710 Tchoupitoulas St., 523-8995, LucysRetiredSurfers.com. Island-themed oasis with a menu that cherry-picks tempting dishes from across the globe’s tropical latitudes. Popular for lunch, and the after-work crowds stay into the wee hours. $

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8pm AUSTIN CITY LIMITS “Run in the Jewels” The hip-hop rap duo make their first appearance (2018) on the ACL stage. The pair perform a 14-track set in a rapid-fire, riveting showcase filled with greatest hits and choice cuts from their acclaimed release Run the Jewels 3. 9pm LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (1962) was nominated for ten Oscars at the 35th Academy Awards in 1963; it won seven, including Best Picture and Best Director. Stars Peter O’Toole.

10am KITCHEN QUEENS: NEW ORLEANS The series introduces viewers to female chefs who are making their mark on the city’s food scene with unforgettable and uncommon dishes. Pictured: Melissa Araujo of Saveur Catering


7pm FINDING YOUR ROOTS “Southern Roots” DJ and music producer Questlove, talk show host Dr. Phil and journalist Charlayne HunterGault learn about tales of bondage in their family histories.


7:30pm STEPPIN’ OUT WYES’ weekly local restaurant, arts and entertainment discussion program is now in its 34th season. Host and producer Peggy Scott Laborde welcomes regular guests Poppy Tooker, Alan Smason, plus new roundtable visitors every week. The program also showcases occasional performances by local musicians and presents local history features. Missed an episode? Watch it on YouTube at wyesondemand and at wyes.org. 8pm WASHINGTON WEEK 8:30pm LIVING IN THE NEW NORMAL 9pm GREAT PERFORMANCES “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I” Kelli O’Hara and Ken Watanabe star in a Tony Award-winning revival of the beloved musical about a British schoolteacher instructing the royal children of the King of Siam, featuring classic songs including “Hello, Young Lovers” and “Shall We Dance.”


6pm MASTERPIECE “The Durrells In Corfu, Season 4” (Episode 2 of 6)

7pm THE QUEEN AT WAR Learn how the longest reigning monarch in British history was shaped by World War II. Princess Elizabeth’s experiences during the war mirrored those of the public and helped shape her into the Queen she is today. 8pm MASTERPIECE “Endeavour, Season 7” ‘Zenana’ (Part 3 of 3) When Morse is called to investigate what at first appears to be a freak accident at a college, he uncovers a potential link between a series of peculiar incidents across Oxford. 10pm LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (1962)


10 engineering feats that made our civilization possible: from the Erie Canal and Eads Bridge, to the Holland Tunnel and Hoover Dam. Find out which 10 modern marvels made the list. **New Orleanians, don’t miss the last modern marvel in the program.



7pm PBS NEWSHOUR CONVENTION COVERAGE: REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION Anchor Judy Woodruff and the team from PBS NEWSHOUR will be on-location for coverage of the Republican Convention (August 24-27).


10pm STATECRAFT: THE BUSH 41 TEAM Examine the presidency of George H.W. Bush and his foreign policy team’s expertise as they navigated international crises like the fall of the Berlin Wall, reunification of Germany, collapse of Russia, the Panama invasion and the invasion of Kuwait.






9:30am KEVIN BELTON’S NEW ORLEANS CELEBRATIONS 10am KITCHEN QUEENS: NEW ORLEANS 10:30am RICK STEVES’ FASCISM IN EUROPE Travel back a century to learn how fascism rose and then fell in Europe — taking millions of people with it.


Noon SUZE ORMAN’S ULTIMATE RETIREMENT GUIDE Join the personal finance expert for essential advice on planning for and thriving in retirement. Photo Credit: Marc Royce 2pm DR. FUHRMAN’S FOOD AS MEDICINE 4pm LONGEVITY PARADOX WITH STEVEN GUNDRY, MD


10pm 10 MODERN MARVELS THAT CHANGED AMERICA Enjoy a whirlwind tour of

8:30am LET’S TALK MENOPAUSE Dr. Allmen, alongside other women’s health experts, explains common symptoms, health risks and therapeutic options.






10pm IMPOSSIBLE BUILDS “The Floating House” (Part 3 of 3) Follow the build to make living beneath the waves into a reality as a team in Dubai attempts to construct a floating house combining the best of land and marine design. Will they achieve the impossible?






8:30pm JOHN SEBASTIAN PRESENTS: FOLK REWIND (MY MUSIC) Join John Sebastian of The Lovin’ Spoonful in a special featuring the greatest singers and songwriters of the classic 50s & 60s folk era, with historic footage and performances. 11pm STEPPIN’ OUT

5:30pm RED, WHITE AND ROCK (MY MUSIC) Join Frankie Valli, The Righteous Brothers, Connie Francis and more for a patriotic celebration of America and pop oldies music. Featuring a dream lineup of artists from the rock, pop and doo-wop days of the late 50s and early to mid-60s. 8pm ABBA FOREVER: A CELEBRATION Celebrate the supergroup with Neil Sedaka, Donny Osmond, Tim Rice and the band members themselves.



Featuring a greatest hits soundtrack including “Dancing Queen” and “Mamma Mia!.”



30 SUNDAY 7am RICK STEVES’ FESTIVE EUROPE 7:30am DEEPAK CHOPRA: BECOMING METAHUMAN 1:30pm KITCHEN QUEENS: NEW ORLEANS WYES’ new cooking series spotlights outstanding women chefs in New Orleans! Pictured: Meg Bickford of Commander's Palace








7pm RIVERDANCE 25TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW This new cinematic experience immerses viewers in the extraordinary and elemental power of music and dance. The special was filmed on the 25th anniversary of its first full performance at the 3Arena in Dublin — the spot where it all began. 9pm SUZE ORMAN’S ULTIMATE RETIREMENT GUIDE 11pm LONGEVITY PARADOX WITH STEVEN GUNDRY, MD








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5:30pm MARIAN ANDERSON: ONCE IN A HUNDRED YEARS Traces the arc of Anderson’s life and most notably her struggles against racism and poverty. Anderson was considered one of the most important opera performers of the 20th century.


3:30pm HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR: UNCOVERING AMERICA Courtney B. Vance hosts this celebration of the renowned, respected and popular historian, author and filmmaker. Features appearances by distinguished guests seen in Gates’ work including Jodie Foster, Ken Burns, Jelani Cobb and LL Cool J.

7pm INDEPENDENT LENS “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” tells the story of a soft-spoken minister, puppeteer, writer and producer whose show was beamed daily into homes across America for more than 30 years. 9:30pm JOHN SEBASTIAN PRESENTS: FOLK REWIND (MY MUSIC) 11pm AMANPOUR AND COMPANY

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Fun With Fungi Or, mycelium and me


day was going to be slow was that one of the few diversions was a film entitled “Fantastic Fungi: The Magic Beneath Us.” Slow days have been plentiful in the COVID-19 era, but mercifully Phase 2 had allowed for movie theaters to be re-opened, and that included the Broad Theater located on the street of the same name. For theater operators and film-goers the good news was that movie houses, allowing for

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social distancing, were open. The bad news was that there were hardly any films to show, as even Hollywood had to take shelter. So, with the absence of social life as we know it, learning about fungi was not a bad alternative. The documentary, which was released in 2019, has had good reviews and has appeared on various web and pay channels. There is much to learn from the film, but if you can only take three thoughts away, they might be these: One: Let’s

hear it for mycelium! They form an underground network of cells that for billions of years has been transforming decaying matter into living soil. Two: Mushrooms are the visible, above ground, part of mycelium. Three: Mycelium can also clean the environment, kill termites and bedbugs and improve our immune system. Not bad for a life lived underground. As mighty as mycelium are, there was another marvel surrounding us, the Broad Theater, a four screen

conversion of a 1923 Spanish Colonial Revival building that, at various times, has warehoused supplies for boats and plumbing. Quick, how many commercial movie theaters are operating in the city? There are only two, the Broad and the uptown Prytania, where “Confederacy of Dunces” readers might recall, Ignatius Reilly went to the movies. (In Arabi there is also the funky Zeitgeist Theater and Lounge which describes itself as a “non-profit art house cinema.” and has the motto, “Something for and against everybody.”) There were once movie theaters in practically every neighborhood. (Mid-City, where I live, had the Carrollton and the Cortez. One is now the site of a medical facility for seniors the other is an empty lot.) Downtown there were the firstrun movie houses, including the Lowe’s, the Saenger, the Orpheum and the Joy plus, and more recently, the now closed theaters at Canal Place. Toward the once seedy river’s end of Canal Street there were the porno places. Movie houses that survive in the city these days tend to be more of art houses showing the kind of films nominated for Academy Awards in the categories that we seldom ever see. We also see little of fungi because of their subterranean life. The film explains that fungi can mushroom, literally, into great things. Of course, sometimes nature’s unseen can be dangerously harsh. As we stepped outside and positioned our masks, we were reminded that the day was quiet because of the unseen dangers in the air. If only fungi could fight that.•


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