Back Pain: How to Know if it’s Something More Serious


The pain from lifting a heavy box or hunching at a computer is something we have all felt, especially as we get older. Back pain is the most frequent disorder after the common cold, and lower back pain is the fifth most common reason for physician office visits. Between 65 to 80 percent of the […]

About Dr. Jen Erbil

Jen K. Erbil, MD, RhMSUS is Board Certified in internal medicine. Dr. Erbil specializes in the evaluation and treatment of rheumatologic diseases. She is certified in the performance of musculoskeletal ultrasound to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of rheumatologic diseases. She received her medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. She completed her internship in internal medicine at the University of Alabama and returned to Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center where she completed her residency in internal medicine, followed by a Fellowship in rheumatology. Learn more about Dr. Erbil by clicking here.

Lake Express Check-in holds patients’ place in line, online


We all want to save time and be more efficient. Whether we are waiting for a table at a restaurant or trying to see our doctor, few things in life are more frustrating than waiting. That’s why Priceline, Expedia and Orbitz have made it easy to book last-minute hotel reservations. SpeedPass is Exxon’s solution to […]

[Infographic] Sunscreen Facts You Should Know


Not all sunscreen is the same. So, how do you know the right one to pick? Wearing the right sunscreen can reduce the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging caused by the sun. May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and an ideal time to soak up some skin-saving advice before soaking up those […]

About Dr. Laci Theunissen

Laci Theunissen, MD, is a dermatologist with Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group, who currently practices at Dermatology at Bocage. She earned her degree in medicine from the Louisiana State University School of Medicine and completed her internship at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, both in New Orleans. She performed her residency in dermatology at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center in Oklahoma City. Learn more about Dr. Theunissen by clicking here.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Our Lady of the Lake


Founded in 1923 by Catholic nuns, Our Lady of the Lake has grown from its four-story, 100-bed hospital to one of the largest hospitals in the state and has along the way created a history rooted in Catholic faith and quality healthcare. This week, Our Lady of the Lake celebrates its growing team of 7,600 […]

You Might Be A Nurse If…


As we celebrate our team during Nurses Week, we recognize it takes a special person to provide care to patients in their sickest, most vulnerable times. We polled our nurses to find out what it really takes to be a nurse, and they told us a few things that every nurse can relate to. Here […]