Holiday Accidents: Know Where to Go

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The holidays are a wonderful time of year, but accidents and illnesses can still happen. If someone in your family needs to see a doctor during the holidays, knowing whether they should be examined in an emergency room or urgent care center can save you precious time and money. Emergency Room All of our emergency […]

New Treatment Option for Sleep Apnea Comes to Baton Rouge

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  Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center is the first facility in the Baton Rouge metro area to offer a revolutionary new treatment for obstructive sleep apnea, a condition that affects more than 18 million Americans. It’s a condition that Mike Oster knows all too well. “My real problem is that I’m just […]

Slimming Down and Shaping Up

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Kevin Collins thought his extreme fatigue was merely the result of his demanding lawn cutting job. When he fainted at work, he again blamed it on the demands of his career. A month later he was at his mother’s house when his sister, who had a blood glucose meter, checked his levels. His glucose level […]

5 Flu Questions Answered

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October 1 marked the official start of flu season, but cases of the flu were reported even before this date, hinting at an earlier than normal flu season. With this in mind, it’s important to get your children — and yourself — a flu shot to ensure your home is flu-free. 1. Who needs the […]

Piper’s Story: Courage, Strength and Cerebral Palsy

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She is clothed with strength and dignity and laughs without fear of the future. This describes my precious daughter, Piper. She is a happy and energetic 5-year-old who is affected by spastic hemiplegic cerebral palsy and epilepsy. Piper was stillborn three months premature and weighed a pound and a half. She was resuscitated and placed […]