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Baton Rouge General Expands to Zachary, Slaughter

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’ healthcare needs.

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 BRGeneral.org, find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/BatonRougeGeneral and follow us on Twitter at @BRGeneral.

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