Dr. Satish Gadi, interventional cardiologist at Cardiovascular Institute of the South, is the first at Baton Rouge General Medical Center (BRG) to perform a left heart cath procedure through the right distal radial artery using the PreludeSYNC Distal band from Merit Medical for hemostasis. The procedure was performed on Feb. 11.
Baton Rouge General (BRG) and Vascular Specialty Center are hosting a free vascular screening on Feb. 19, from 5-7 p.m. at BRG’s Bluebonnet campus. The screening event is designed to identify signs, symptoms, and risk factors of carotid artery disease, which increases the risk of stroke. Screenings will include a carotid artery ultrasound along with blood pressure and body mass index checks.
As part of an ongoing commitment to community health equity, Louisiana Healthcare Connections will sponsor the Baton Rouge Free Clinic to bring free dental, vision, and medical services to families and individuals in need. With the theme of “Love Heals,” the event is scheduled for March 15-16 at the Baton Rouge Airport Multiplex Building, located at 4400 Airpark Blvd.
No pre-qualifications are necessary to receive services at the clinic, and all ages are welcome. Services will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Services will include:
Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group broke ground on a new 11,500 square foot westside clinic, set to open in the fall of 2019.
Woman’s Center for Wellness—a Woman’s Hospital facility that offers exercise, therapy, nutrition, and spa services—has received facility certification from the Medical Fitness Association (MFA). The certification recognizes facilities that feature the professional expertise and programming necessary to safely and effectively provide medical exercise and promote health and wellness. Woman’s Center for Wellness is currently the only MFA-designated facility in Louisiana.