Dr. Frank Williams believes he became a neurologist at just the right time. “It’s an exciting time to practice neurology,” he says. “I feel like the field has advanced rapidly over the last few decades. There’s so much research and diseases that were once considered untreatable [that] we’re now finding answers for.”
The hand is the No. 1 injured part of the body. “You’re constantly using your hands, and there are so many ways you can injure them,” says Dr. Kelly Babineaux, a hand surgeon and assistant professor of clinical surgery at LSU. “They’re not in a shoe and protected like your feet.”
For many women of reproductive age, their OB/GYN might be the only physician they see on an annual basis, if they have no other health issues. Dr. Jennifer L. Lapeyrolerie, an OB/GYN physician who has been practicing at Touro for nearly two decades, sees this with many of her patients.
Dr. James Mansfield, an internal medicine physician at East Jefferson General Hospital, dedicates much of his practice to the treatment of what he refers to as “the New Orleans trio,” which includes the lifestyle diseases diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure.
Few physicians are able to pinpoint the exact moment when they knew they wanted to become a doctor, much less the type of medicine they wanted to practice, but, for Dr. Murtuza J. Ali, a cardiologist at LSU Health Sciences Center, that moment occurred during a science class when he was 13 years old.
For more than 25 years, Dr. Raymond DeCorte has been serving the patients of East Jefferson General Hospital in a variety of capacities. After graduating from Louisiana State University Medical Center, Dr. DeCorte completed his residency in general surgery at the University of South Alabama Medical Center in Mobile, Alabama.
The cold and influenza viruses may share the following symptoms: runny or stuffy nose, sore throat, sneezing, fever, cough, headache or body aches, and fatigue.
“When it comes to a stroke, time is brain,” explains Dr. Amparo Gutierrez, a neurologist at Touro Infirmary. Stroke is an emergency and should be treated as such.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month — but, women should take steps to remain aware of their breast health year-round. Dr. Donna Waters, an obstetrician and gynecologist at Crescent City Physicians, shares her recommendations to help women perform breast self-checks and keep current with recommended screenings.
As any New Orleans native could tell you, staying healthy in this city is an uphill battle. Our party-centric culture encourages late nights, liberal drinking and lots of high-calorie foods.
There may be no better health and wellness advice than to get a good night’s sleep. Unfortunately, for some people, this is easier said than done.
On a sunny Tuesday morning, the sunny interior of the Metairie Humana Guidance Center quickly filled with senior citizens chatting and helping themselves to coffee. Jeff Fernandez, president of Humana operations in the Gulf South, explained that they had arrived early for the center’s weekly cooking class, “Healthy Cooking with Chef Nino.”