[Infographic] 4 Reasons Why Men Avoid the Doctor, Told by a Doctor


Men, including myself, are notorious for neglecting their health. There’s many reasons we won’t go to the doctor and here’s just a few: We are busy. Between the kids, the house and our job, who actually has time to go to the doctor? Whenever we do have downtime, the doctor’s office is the last place […]

Doctor Competes in World Championship with the U.S. Medical Soccer Team


Growing up in Peru, soccer was my first love. I played pretty much since I was born. It was a part of my life and my culture. After completing medical school in 2002, I moved to the United States for my Pediatric Residency and Pediatric Pulmonology training at the University of Florida. I must confess […]

About Dr. Rafael Cilloniz

Rafael Cilloniz, MD is a Fellowship trained pediatric pulmonologist and a Board Certified pediatrician with Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group, and currently practices at Children’s Respiratory and Sleep Center. He completed his Medical School training at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru. Dr. Cilloniz completed his pediatric residency at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, Florida, where he also completed his Fellowship. Learn more about Dr. Cilloniz by clicking here.

Handmade Quilts Bring a Feeling of Home to Patients at Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital


To a child, a hospital stay may be a little scary. From leaving their home to being in an unfamiliar place, our smallest patients often need a little extra comfort. That’s where Quilts for Kids comes in. Lisa Porche, chapter leader of Quilts for Kids Baton Rouge, routinely donates handmade quilts to patients at Our […]

Longest-Tenured Employee at Our Lady of the Lake Works for Half a Century


While most people sleep, Jim LaFleur, keeps hospital operations up and running. The longest-tenured employee at Our Lady of the Lake, Jim has worked over the past 50 years. While it’s not always a glamorous job, the Plant Services and Maintenance team at the hospital is an integral part of patient care. From fixing generators […]

Heart Surgery Allows Patient to Watch her Great-Grandsons Play LSU Baseball


86-year-old Catherine Jordan loves to watch her twin great-grandsons play baseball for LSU, but it was only after having a revolutionary type of heart procedure that she was able to attend a game and cheer them on in person. “I had difficulty getting my breath, especially if I tried to exert myself,” said Jordan. “Every […]