National Healthcare Decisions Day: The Talk You Need to Have


One of my most important roles as a geriatrician is to ensure that patients can maintain the highest quality of life possible, in the face of serious illness. One of the ways I’m able to do this is by encouraging patients and their families to discuss their healthcare wishes. National Health Care Decisions Day is […]

About Dr. Susan Nelson

Susan Nelson, MD, FACP is Medical Director of Franciscan PACE-Baton Rouge/Lafayette and FMOLHS Senior Services. She serves as the chair of the LaPOST Coalition, an initiative of the Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum to improve care for those with life limiting illnesses. Dr. Nelson received her undergraduate degree in Pharmacy from the University of Houston and her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston where she completed her residency in Internal Medicine. Dr. Nelson is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatrics and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Click here to learn more about Dr. Nelson.