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While growing up in New Orleans, I was fascinated with the concept of medicine. As a medical student training at LSU medical school, and as an Internal Medicine resident at University of Mississippi Medical Center, I discovered a passion for taking care of the entire person, not focusing on one organ system. During this period, I developed an interest for infectious diseases. I then completed my fellowship in Infectious Disease at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
Specializing in infectious diseases allows me to continue to treat the entire person with a focus on infections. I enjoy the unique challenges infectious diseases presents, and the bonds I form with my patients and their families over the years. I always strive to provide individualized care for my patients. My treatments are based upon the best medical practices while taking into account my patients’ treatment goals. If needed, I reach out to other medical providers to form a team approach for medical management of complex diseases.
This field is constantly changing and requires dedication to stay up to date with the most recent research in the treatment and diagnosis of bacterium, viruses (including HIV), fungus and parasites. The rapid changes of infectious diseases have recently been highlighted by the constant evolution of HIV management, treatments of multidrug-resistant organisms and the COVID-19 pandemic. This specialty also allows me the privilege of taking care of a wide range of disease severities from a person with a simple skin infection to a person with septic shock in the intensive care unit.
I have been practicing medicine at East Jefferson General Hospital for over 10 years with Infectious Diseases Associates. This allows me to provide comprehensive treatment for my patients. Also, I serve in many administrative positions at East Jefferson General Hospital including the Chairman of Infectious Disease Department. This partnership has ensured that Infectious Diseases Associates will be able provide the best care for our patients both while in the hospital and at our office.