Top Doctors

Portrait of a diverse team of doctors standing together in a hospital

People are never more vulnerable than when visiting doctors. Whether it’s for a routine checkup, treatment for a life-threatening illness or an auspicious occasion like the birth of a child, the patient will always feel at least some anxiety and uncertainty. There are often questions, concerns or even fears. A great doctor provides excellent medical care and advice, but also treats the patient as a human being. It’s a mixture of scientific skills and social skills. Fortunately, Acadiana has many doctors who fit that profile.

The physicians profiled in our Top Doctors issue of Acadiana Profile this year work in a variety of medical fields — radiation oncology, OB/GYN and cardiology. But they share a common denominator of providing excellent medical care that treats the whole person. Drs. John Winterton, Ann Lafranca and Jason Shumadine have helped countless patients over their considerable careers. But with each profile, we hoped to highlight one or two cases that stood out to them as both particularly challenging and uniquely rewarding. 


Toughest Cases

Dr. John Winterton | Dr. Ann LaFranca | Dr. Jason Shumadine


Categories

Allergy & Immunology | Cardiac Electrophyisology | Cardiovascular Disease | Clinical Genetics | Colon & Rectal Surgery | Dermatology | Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism | Family Medicine | Gastroenterology | Gynecologic Oncology | Hand Surgery | Internal Medicine | Interventional Cardiology | Maternal & Fetal Medicine | Medical Oncology | Nephrology | Neurological Surgery | Neurology | Obstetrics & Gynecology | Ophthamology | Orthopaedic Surgery | Otolaryngology | Pain Medicine | Pediatric Allergy & Immunology | Pediatric Cardiology | Pediatrics | Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation | Plastic Surgery | Psychiatry | Pulmonary Disease | Radiation Oncology | Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility | Rheumatology | Sleep Medicine | Surgery | Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery | Urogynecology | Urology | Vascular Surgery


ABOUT THE LIST

Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. is a healthcare research and information company founded in 1991 by a former medical college board chairman and president to help guide consumers to America’s top doctors and top hospitals. Castle Connolly’s established nomination survey, research, screening and selection process, under the direction of an MD, involves many hundreds of thousands of physicians as well as academic medical centers, specialty hospitals and regional and community hospitals all across the nation. Castle Connolly’s physician-led team of researchers follows a rigorous screening process to select top doctors on both the national and regional levels.

Its online nominations process – located at www.castleconnolly.com/nominations – is open to all licensed physicians in America who are able to nominate physicians in any medical specialty and in any part of the country, as well as indicate whether the nominated physicians are, in their opinion, among the best in their region in their medical specialty or among the best in the nation in their medical specialty. Careful screening of doctors’ educational and professional experience is essential before final selection is made among those physicians most highly regarded by their peers.  The result – we identify the top doctors in America and provide you, the consumer, with detailed information about their education, training and special expertise in our paperback guides, national and regional magazine “Top Doctors” features and online directories.

Doctors do not and cannot pay to be selected and profiled as Castle Connolly Top Doctors

Physicians selected for inclusion in this magazine’s “Top Doctors” feature may also appear as online at www.castleconnolly.com, or in in conjunction with other Castle Connolly Top Doctors databases online and/or in print

 


ALLERGY & IMMUNOLOGY

Jibran Atw
Women’s & Children’s Hospital-Lafayette
Pediatric Group of Acadiana
401 Youngsville Hwy, Ste 100
Lafayette
337-330-0031
John Erffmeyer 
Ochsner Medical Center-Baton Rouge
Ochsner Health Center
Allergy & Immunology Dept
9001 Summa Ave
Baton Rouge
225-761-5200
Bernard Fruge Jr.
Women’s & Children’s Hospital-Lafayette
Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Ctr of SW LA
320 Settlers Trace Blvd
Lafayette
337-981-9495
Bina Joseph 
Women’s & Children’s Hospital-Lafayette
Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Ctr of SW LA
320 Settlers Trace Blvd
Lafayette
337-981-9495
James Kidd III
Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center
Kidd Allergy Clinic
8017 Picardy Ave
Baton Rouge
225-769-4432
Powlin Manuel 
Women’s & Children’s Hospital-Lafayette
Manuel Allergy Center
104 Genevieve Drive
Lafayette
337-984-0110
Prem Menon 
Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center
Asthma, Allergy & Immunology Center
5217 Flanders Drive
Baton Rouge
225-766-6931
Joseph Redhead Jr.
Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center
The Baton Rouge Clinic
7373 Perkins Rd
Baton Rouge
225-769-4044
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CARDIAC ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY

Kenneth Civello Jr.
Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center
Louisiana Cardiology Associates
7777 Hennessy Blvd
Medical Plaza II, Ste 1000
Baton Rouge
225-767-3900
C Smith 
Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center
Louisiana Cardiology Associates
7777 Hennessy Blvd
Medical Plaza II, Ste 1000
Baton Rouge
225-767-3900
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CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE
Esmond Barker, MD, FACC 
Heart Hospital of Lafayette, The
Barker’s Cardiovascular Center
4212 W Congress St, Ste 1800A
Lafayette
337-981-7677
Kevin Courville 
Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center – Lafayette
Cardiovascular Institute of the South
4809 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy, Ste 480
Lafayette
337-534-4356
Bart Denys 
Thibodaux Regional Medical Center
Cardiovascular Institute of the South
1320 Martin Luther King Drive
Thibodaux
985-446-2021
N. Joseph Deumite 
Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center
Louisiana Cardiology Associates
7777 Hennessy Blvd
Medical Plaza II, Ste 1000
Baton Rouge
225-767-3900
Michael Dibbs 
Heart Hospital of Lafayette, The
Cardiology Center Of Acadiana
121 Rue Louis XIV Bldg 4 – Ste B
Lafayette
337-984-9355
Daniel Fontenot 
Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center
Baton Rouge Cardiology Center
5231 Brittany Drive
Baton Rouge
225-769-0933
Steven Gremillion 
Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center
Louisiana Cardiology Associates
7777 Hennessy Blvd
Medical Plaza II, Ste 1000
Baton Rouge
225-767-3900
Babu Jasti 
Lane Regional Medical Center
Cardiovascular Inst of the South
6550 Main St, Ste 1000
Zachary
225-654-1559
Joseph Kowalski 
Heart Hospital of Lafayette, The
Cardiology Specialists of Acadiana
315 Rue Louis XIV
Lafayette
337-269-9777
Nakia Newsome 
Baton Rouge General-Bluebonnet
Baton Rouge Cardiology Center
8888 Summa Ave
Baton Rouge
225-769-0933
John Winterton 
Lake Charles Memorial Hospital
Lake Charles Memorial Hospital
Heart & Vascular Surgery Center
1717 Oak Park Blvd Fl 2
Lake Charles
337-494-3278
Kevin Young 
Lake Charles Memorial Hospital
Lake Charles Memorial Hospital
Heart & Vascular Surgery Center
1717 Oak Park Blvd Fl 2
Lake Charles
337-494-3278
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CLINICAL GENETICS

Duane Superneau 
Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center
Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group
8415 Goodwood Blvd, Ste 202B
Baton Rouge
225-765-8988
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COLON AND RECTAL SURGERY

Louis Barfield
Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center
Baton Rouge Colon Rectal Associates
7777 Hennessy Blvd, Ste 206
Baton Rouge
225-767-1156
Richard Byrd
Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center
Colon Rectal Associates
7777 Hennessy Blvd, Ste 206
Baton Rouge
225-767-1156
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DERMATOLOGY

Tamela Charbonnet 
Thibodaux Regional Medical Center
Grafton Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery
327 Bayou Gardens Blvd
Houma
985-876-5000
Mary Dickerson 
Louisiana Dermatology Associates
10154 Jefferson Hwy
Baton Rouge
225-927-5663
Lee Grafton 
Thibodaux Regional Medical Center
Grafton Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery
327 Bayou Gardens Blvd
Houma
985-876-5000
Laurie Harrington 
Lane Regional Medical Center
Advanced 20474 Old Scenic Hwy
Zachary
225-654-1124
Scott Jackson 
Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center
The Baton Rouge Clinic
7373 Perkins Rd
Baton Rouge
225-769-4044
W. Trent Massengale 
Atlas 163 Burgin Ave
Baton Rouge
225-313-4560
Ashley Record 
Atlas 163 Burgin Ave
Baton Rouge
225-313-4560
Ann Zedlitz 
Z Aesthetic 5305 Flanders Drive
Baton Rouge
225-778-7540
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ENDOCRINOLOGY, DIABETES & METABOLISM

Sandra Dempsey 
Imperial Health
Endocrinology Center
1727 Imperial Blvd
Lake Charles
337-310-3670
Timothy Gilbert 
Imperial Health
Endocrinology Center
1727 Imperial Blvd
Lake Charles
337-310-3670
Robin Kilpatrick 
Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center
Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group
5428 O’Donovan Drive
Baton Rouge
225-300-1076
Joel Silverberg 
Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center
The Baton Rouge Clinic
7373 Perkins Rd
Baton Rouge
225-769-4044
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FAMILY MEDICINE

Danielle Angeron 
Terrebonne General Medical Center
South Louisiana Medical Associates
144 Valhi Lagoon Crossing
Houma
985-262-1639
Donald Brignac 
Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center
LPG Concierge Medicine
5428 O’Donovan Drive, Ste B
Baton Rouge
225-330-0480
Nandita Chadha 
Chadha Medical Clinic
140 W 4th St
Dequincy
337-786-5007
Indira Gautam 
Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center – Lafayette
Comprehensive Family Care
327 Iberia St, Ste 3A
Youngsville
337-857-3512
Karrie Kilgore 
Acadia General Hospital
The Family Clinic of Crowley
345 Odd Fellows Rd
Crowley
337-783-7004
Nathan Landry 
Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center – Lafayette
Hamilton Medical Group
4809 Ambassador Caffery Parkway, Ste 200
Lafayette
337-988-8810
Elizabeth McLain 
Lafayette General Medical Center
Lafayette General Medical Center
Family Medicine Department
1211 Coolidge St, Ste 404
Lafayette
337-289-8478
Darrin Menard 
Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center – Lafayette
Scott Family Physicians
202 Westgate Rd
Lafayette
337-232-1802
Patrick Moore 
Moore Healthcare Group of Lafayette
307 Alcide Dominique Drive
Lafayette
337-706-8986
Joseph Orgeron 
Lafayette General Medical Center
Lafayette General Medical Doctors
4906 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy
Bldg M, Ste 1302
Lafayette
337-534-8964
Arthur Primeaux 
Lake Charles Memorial Hospital
Imperial Health
771 Bayou Pines Drive E
Lake Charles
337-433-1212
Paul Stringfellow 
Acadia General Hospital
The Family Clinic of Crowley
345 Odd Fellows Rd
Crowley
337-783-7004
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GASTROENTEROLOGY

Stephen Abshire 
Lafayette General Medical Center
The Gastro Clinic
1211 Coolidge Blvd, Ste 303
Lafayette
337-232-6697
Irfan Alam 
Lafayette General Southwest
Gastroenterology Center Of LA
4212 W Congress St, Ste 2400E
Lafayette
337-984-4350
Charles Berggreen 
Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center
Gastroenterology Associates
9103 Jefferson Hwy
Baton Rouge
225-927-1190
Richard Broussard 
Lafayette General Medical Center
Acadiana Gastroenterology Associates
439 Heymann Blvd
Lafayette
337-269-0963
David Pellegrin 
Terrebonne General Medical Center
Gastroenterology Center of the South
8120 Main St, Ste 200
Houma
985-851-5206
Douglas Walsh 
Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center
Gastroenterology Associates
9103 Jefferson Hwy
Baton Rouge
225-927-1190
Nathaniel Winstead 
Terrebonne General Medical Center
Houma Digestive Health Specialists
1023 Wood St
Houma
985-601-2662
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GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY

Milton Fort III
Woman’s Hospital
Women Gynecological Oncology
500 Rue de la Vie, Ste 407 & 410
Baton Rouge
225-216-3006
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HAND SURGERY

Rasheed Ahmad 
Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center
Baton Rouge Orthopaedic Clinic
8080 Bluebonnet Blvd, Ste 1000
Baton Rouge
225-924-2424
Michael Robichaux 
Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center
Baton Rouge Orthopaedic Clinic
8080 Bluebonnet Blvd, Ste 1000
Baton Rouge
225-924-2424
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INTERNAL MEDICINE

Michael Alexander 
Lafayette General Medical Center
Internal Medicine of Acadiana
461 Heymann Blvd
Lafayette
337-289-8717
Leo Blaize III
Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center
Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group
7777 Hennessy Blvd, Ste 7000
Baton Rouge
225-765-8829
Adrienne Breaux 
CHRISTUS St Patrick Hospital
Breaux Internal Medicine & Pediatric Clinic
1722 Westwood St
Lake Charles
337-491-7072
Brian Clements 
Lake Charles Memorial Hospital
Internal Medicine Clinic of Lake Charles
2770 3rd Ave, Ste 350
Lake Charles
337-494-6800
C. Ray Halliburton Jr.
Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center
Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group
7777 Hennessy Blvd, Ste 7000
Baton Rouge
225-765-8829
Susan Ieyoub 
Lake Charles Memorial Hospital
Internal Medicine Clinic of Lake Charles
2770 3rd Ave, Ste 350
Lake Charles
337-494-6800
Mark LaFuria 
Lake Charles Memorial Hospital
Memorial Medical Group
2770 3rd Ave, Ste 350
Lake Charles
337-494-6800
Bryan LeBean Sr
Lafayette General Medical Center
LeBean Sleep Center
2930 Moss St, Ste B
Lafayette
337-261-0559
Bradley Meek 
Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center
Internal Medicine at Picardy
8119 Picardy Ave
Baton Rouge
225-214-3638
Katherine Pearce 
Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center
Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group
Primary Care for Women
5131 O’Donovan Drive, Ste 201
Baton Rouge
225-374-0220
Karen Smith 
Lafayette General Medical Center
461 Heymann Blvd
Lafayette
337-289-8646
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INTERVENTIONAL CARDIOLOGY

Peter Fail 
Terrebonne General Medical Center
Cardiovascular Institute of the South
225 Dunn St
Houma
985-876-0300
Pradeep Nair 
Terrebonne General Medical Center
Cardiovascular Institute of the South
225 Dunn St
Houma
985-876-0300
Christopher Paris 
St. Charles Parish Hospital
Cardiovascular Institute of the South
107 Maryland Drive
Luling
985-308-1604
Andrew Rees 
Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center
Louisiana Cardiology Associates
7777 Hennessy Blvd
Medical Plaza II, Ste 1000
Baton Rouge
225-767-3900
Fernando Ruiz 
Lafayette General Medical Center
Cardiovascular Institute of the South
441 Heymann Blvd
Lafayette
337-289-8429
Christopher Thompson 
Lake Charles Memorial Hospital
Lake Charles Memorial Hospital
Heart & Vascular Surgery Center
1717 Oak Park Blvd Fl 2
Lake Charles
337-494-3278
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MATERNAL & FETAL MEDICINE

Paul Dibbs 
Lafayette General Medical Center
Maternal Fetal Medicine of Acadiana
105 Corporate Blvd
Lafayette
337-593-9099
Robert Moore 
Woman’s Hospital
Woman’s Maternal Fetal Medicine
100 Woman’s Way
Baton Rouge
225-924-8338
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MEDICAL ONCOLOGY

Bryan Bienvenu 
Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center
Louisiana Hematology Oncology Associates
4950 Essen Lane, Ste 500
Baton Rouge
225-767-1311
B.J. Brooks Jr.
Ochsner Medical Center-Baton Rouge
Ochsner Health Center
Medical Oncology Dept
9001 Summa Ave
Baton Rouge
225-761-5200
Vince Cataldo 
Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center
4950 Essen Lane, Ste 300
Baton Rouge
225-757-0343
David Hanson 
Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center
Louisiana Hematology Oncology Associates
4950 Essen Lane, Ste 500
Baton Rouge
225-767-1311
Derrick Spell 
Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center
Louisiana Hematology Oncology Associates
4950 Essen Lane, Ste 500
Baton Rouge
225-767-1311
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NEPHROLOGY

Raynold Corona 
Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center
Renal Associates of Baton Rouge
5131 O’Donovan Drive, Ste 100
Baton Rouge
225-767-4893
Mitchell Hebert 
Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center
Renal Associates of Baton Rouge
5131 O’Donovan Drive, Ste 100
Baton Rouge
225-767-4893
Daniel Marsh 
Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Renal Associates of Baton Rouge
5131 O’Donovan Drive, Ste 100
Baton Rouge
225-767-4893
Michael Roppolo 
Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Renal Associates of Baton Rouge
5131 O’Donovan Drive, Ste 100
Baton Rouge
225-767-4893
James Yegge 
Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Renal Associates of Baton Rouge
5131 O’Donovan Drive, Ste 100
Baton Rouge
225-767-4893
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NEUROLOGICAL SURGERY

Alan Appley 
Lafayette General Medical Center
Acadiana Neurosurgery
155 Hospital Drive, Ste 100
Lafayette
337-235-7743
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NEUROLOGY

Kevin Callerame 
Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center
Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group
5247 Didesse Drive
Baton Rouge
225-215-2193
Gerard Dynes Jr.
Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center
The Baton Rouge Clinic
7373 Perkins Rd
Baton Rouge
225-769-4044
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OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY

Randall Brown
Woman’s Hospital
Louisiana Women’s Healthcare
500 Rue de la Vie, Ste 100
Baton Rouge
225-201-2000
Francis Cardinale
Women’s & Children’s Hospital-Lafayette
Acadiana Women’s Health Group
4640 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy
Lafayette
337-984-1050
Rachel Chua
CHRISTUS Ochsner Lake Area Hospital
4150 Nelson Rd, Bldg C, Ste 9
Lake Charles
337-419-0900
David Darbonne
Lake Charles Memorial Hospital
1890 W Gauthier Rd, Ste 120
Lake Charles
337-474-3883
Edward Darby
West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital
OBGYN Clinic
1200 Stelly Ln
Sulphur
337-312-1000
Bradley Forsyth
Lake Charles Memorial Hospital
Mathew Scroggs
1890 W Gauthier Rd, Ste 140
Lake Charles
337-480-5570
J. William Groves Jr.
Lake Charles Memorial Hospital
1890 W Gauthier Rd, Ste 130
Lake Charles
337-480-5530
Ann Marie Lafranca
Woman’s Hospital
500 Rue de la Vie, Ste 210
Baton Rouge
225-928-5951
Opal LeBlanc
Women’s & Children’s Hospital-Lafayette
Women’s Healthcare Associates of Lafayette
4630 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy
Bldg A, Ste 408
Lafayette
337-534-0018
Charles Padgett
Women’s & Children’s Hospital-Lafayette
1211 Coolidge Ave, Ste 405
Lafayette
337-233-7524
Michelle Stutes
Women’s & Children’s Hospital-Lafayette
Women’s Healthcare Associates of Lafayette
4630 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy
Bldg A, Ste 408
Lafayette
337-534-0018
A Thibodeaux
Women’s & Children’s Hospital-Lafayette
Hamilton Medical Group
4630 Ambassador Caffery Parkway, Ste 208
Lafayette
337-981-6100
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OPHTHAMOLOGY

Frank Culotta Jr.
Lafayette General Medical Center
Acadiana Retina Consultants
1101 S College Rd, Ste 304
Lafayette
337-232-2710
Donald Falgoust 
CHRISTUS St Patrick Hospital
Falgoust Eye Medical & Surgical
1980 Tybee Ln
Lake Charles
337-477-0963
Scott Gauthreaux 
Acadiana Retina Consultants
1101 S College Rd, Ste 304
Lafayette
337-232-2710
Joshua Groetsch 
Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center
Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center
1978 Industrial Blvd
Houma
985-873-1234
Thomas Heigle 
Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center
Eye Medical Center
7777 Hennessy Blvd, Ste 4000
Baton Rouge
225-766-7441
Jonathan Joseph 
Bohn & Joseph Eye Center
609 Guilbeau Rd
Lafayette
337-981-6430
Kirk LeBlanc 
Lafayette General Medical Center
1000 W Pinhook Rd, Ste 303
Lafayette
337-234-8533
Robert Mason 
Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center
Retina & Vitreous of Louisiana
10202 Jefferson Hwy D Bldg
Baton Rouge
225-768-8833
Allen Pearce 
Eye Medical Center
7777 Hennessy Blvd, Ste 4000
Baton Rouge
225-766-7441
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ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY

Joseph Broyles 
Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center
Bone & Joint Clinic of Baton Rouge
7301 Hennessy Blvd, Ste 200
Baton Rouge
225-766-0050
Geoffrey Collins 
West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital
Collins Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
1625 Wolf Cir
Lake Charles
337-905-7100
Robert Easton 
Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center
Baton Rouge Orthopaedic Clinic
8080 Bluebonnet Blvd,

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