Kick-Start Your Health Goals Before the New Year


Every year millions of Americans spend the holiday season indulging in too many treats and too little exercise, only to find themselves even further behind in their health goals by the time they reach New Year’s Day. There are many people who don’t realize just how much strain the holiday season can put on the […]

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.

[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.

5 Tips to Prevent Heartburn


Most of us have experienced that burning sensation in our chest we know as heartburn. Despite the name, the discomfort has nothing to do with the heart, but is caused by stomach acid splashing up into the esophagus where it doesn’t belong. Roughly 20 percent of all adults will experience heartburn once a month. Some […]

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.

You’re Not Alone: Depression During and After Pregnancy


The birth of a child is considered one of the happiest and biggest moments of a mother’s life, but many women suffer silently with depression and anxiety during pregnancy and after giving birth. In my experience as a psychiatrist, I’ve seen mothers experiencing depression and anxiety who suffer alone because of shame, fear or lack […]

About Dr. Eva Mathews

Eva Mathews, MD, MPH is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry with LSU Health Sciences Center, Department of Psychiatry and faculty in the LSU Our Lady of the Lake Psychiatry Residency Program. She received her bachelor’s degree from LSU in English and her medical degrees and a Masters in Public Health from Tulane University School of Medicine and School of Public Health, respectively. She completed her residency at Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program in Boston, Massachusetts. Her interests include women’s perinatal mental health, cognitive behavioral therapy for ADD/ADHD and teaching medical student and residents. Learn more about Dr. Mathews by clicking here.