6 Reasons Why Our Doctors Love What They Do


In honor of National Doctors’ Day, we asked our physicians about the favorite parts of their job and what inspires them. See their answers below and watch their in-person interviews in our Doctors’ Day video. 1. Doctors meet people from all walks of life. Dr. Gay Story, Endocrinology “It’s an honor and a blessing to […]

How to Measure Your Risk for Heart Disease


Doctors use a variety of screenings to grade your heart health. Cholesterol, weight/BMI, blood glucose and blood pressure are those numbers that you should know to measure your risk for developing heart disease. High numbers can indicate that you are at risk for developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes and several forms of cancer. Understanding the […]

When Allergies Attack: How to Know if It’s a Cold or Seasonal Allergies


It’s officially spring, which can sometimes mean one thing: allergies. As pollen season approaches, parents often wonder when their child is congested, “Is it a cold or allergies?” Dr. Sandhya Mani with Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group Allergy and Immunology Clinic shares some helpful tips for adults and children alike. Colds: Cold and […]

How Magnets Cure Acid Reflux


Everyone gets indigestion and heartburn from time to time, but for some individuals who get it several times every day, it can be a life-altering affliction. This severe form of acid reflux is called gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD. In my experience as a surgeon for Our Lady of the Lake, I have worked with […]

About Mark Hausmann

Mark Hausmann, MD, FACS, is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, and has practiced general surgery in Baton Rouge since 1992. He graduated from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, and later attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he received his Doctorate of Medicine. He then completed his general surgery residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. Dr. Hausmann has been a fellow in the American College of Surgeons since 1995. He performs a wide variety of minimally invasive surgical procedures. Learn more about Dr. Hausmann by clicking here.

6 Ways to Teach Your Child about Sugar


Many parents make a conscious effort to keep their kitchens free from excess sugar found in many children’s foods. They steer clear of cookies, candies and other junk foods, replacing them with healthier snack options. But what about those juice boxes, sports drinks and diet sodas that are so popular? Dr. Patrice J. Tyson, a […]