Baton Rouge, La. – Today, Baton Rouge General (BRG) announced it
will open two new locations of its Louisiana Internal Medicine Associates
(LIMA) clinics in Zachary and Slaughter, further expanding its primary
care services in the capital area.
BRG’s LIMA opened its first location in December at the hospital’s
Bluebonnet campus, focusing on care for adults with complex and chronic
conditions. The LIMA clinics serve as rotation sites for internal medicine
residents and medical students, who provide additional focus to patients’
The new Zachary clinic will be located at 19850 Old Scenic Hwy, where Internal
Medicine – Zachary is located today, building on BRG’s work
with Lane Regional Medical Center. In 2014, BRG partnered with Lane to
provide cancer care at the Radiation Oncology Center on Lane’s campus.
“Our partnership with Lane gave us the opportunity to provide cancer
care closer to the homes of the people who live in the northern part of
the Parish,” said Edgardo Tenreiro, President and CEO of BRG. “These
new primary care clinics expand those offerings, allowing us to bring
BRG’s award-winning care to even more people.”
LIMA’s Slaughter clinic will be located at 1169 Hwy 19, Suite B and
will be staffed by Dr. Venu Kakarala, his team, residents and medical students.
These new clinics add to BRG’s growing regional presence with two
hospital campuses at Bluebonnet and in Mid City, and a neighborhood hospital
planned for Ascension Parish next year. Last week, BRG’s Mid City
Medicine clinic expanded its services to accommodate walk-in patients.
In addition, there are 20 Baton Rouge General Physician clinics throughout
the region, with two affiliated urgent care clinics in Baton Rouge and
Prairieville. Last year, the organization announced the 30,000-square
foot expansion of BRG’s Pennington Cancer Center and expansion of
BRG’s Critical Care Tower and Regional Burn Center in 2019.
Baton Rouge General Physicians has been repeatedly recognized for quality
by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana for its treatment of patients with
high blood pressure, diabetes, kidney disease and heart disease.
About Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Baton Rouge General Medical Center is the area’s first community
hospital with 588 licensed beds between two campuses. Baton Rouge General
opened its doors in 1900, and has provided the Greater Baton Rouge community
with high-quality healthcare for generations. An accredited teaching hospital
since 1991, Baton Rouge General serves as a satellite campus of Tulane
University School of Medicine, and offers other medical education programs,
including a School of Nursing, School of Radiologic Technology, Family
Medicine Residency Program, Internal Medicine Residency Program, and Sports
Medicine Fellowship Program. For more information, visit
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