Involving patients in their care, constantly seeking to further his knowledge and teach others, and communicating and listening to his patients with compassion are among the accolades received by Cardiologist James Parker, MD, FACC, FSCAI-North Oaks Health System's Physician of the Year for 2016.
The Medical Executive Committees for North Oaks Medical Center and North Oaks Rehabilitation Hospital select a Physician of the Year annually based on nominations from North Oaks employees, volunteers and physicians. The award recognizes exceptional dedication to serving others, leadership, performance excellence and the community-at-large.
Parker has been a provider with North Oaks Physician Group since 2010 and cares for patients at North Oaks Cardiology Clinic in Hammond and Livingston.
No stranger to leadership roles, he has served as a founding member of the North Oaks Physician Group Network Operations Council Ambulatory Physician Informatics Committee since 2014. He plans to transfer to the Network Operations Council's Patient Experience Subcommittee this month. In 2015, he served as member-at-large of the North Oaks Medical Center Medical Executive Committee. He also has helped to ensure high quality care as a past member of the hospital's Bylaws & Credentials Committee in 2014.
He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He completed an internship, residency and cardiology fellowship through the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, also in New Orleans. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease and is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions.