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New Baton Rouge General Clinics in Zachary and Slaughter Now Treating Primary Care Patients

Award-winning primary care extends presence in Zachary, opens first location in Slaughter

Baton Rouge, La. – Today, Baton Rouge General (BRG) opened two new locations of its Louisiana Internal Medicine Associates (LIMA) clinics in Zachary and Slaughter, offering comprehensive primary care services for patients.

Louisiana Internal Medicine Associates – Zachary
(former site of Internal Medicine – Zachary)
19850 Old Scenic Highway, Ste. 300
Zachary, LA 70791

Louisiana Internal Medicine Associates – Slaughter
1169 Highway 19, Ste. B
Slaughter, LA 70777

Staffed by Internal Medicine Specialists Dr. Venu Kakarala, Nurse Practitioners Nicole Jarreau and Amy Tomb and their team, the clinics manage patients’ overall primary care health, including prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and a wide range of medical problems from the basic cold or flu to chronic disease management such as diabetes and asthma.

“Our primary care services have been consistently recognized for quality,” said Edgardo Tenreiro, President and CEO of BRG. “These clinics will make BRG’s award-winning healthcare easier to access for residents in Zachary and Slaughter.”

The clinic on Old Scenic Highway expands BRG’s presence in Zachary, building on its cancer care partnership with Lane since 2014 when the Radiation Oncology Center opened. The first LIMA clinic on BRG’s Bluebonnet campus opened in December 2017.

With two hospital campuses at Bluebonnet and in Mid City and a neighborhood hospital planned for Ascension Parish next year, the new clinics are the latest addition to BRG’s growing regional presence. In late March, BRG’s Pennington Cancer Center began the first phase of the 30,000-square foot expansion announced last year by opening The Healing Boutique, specializing in comfort care for cancer recovery. Expansions to BRG’s Pennington Cancer Center, Critical Care Tower and Regional Burn Center are expected to be complete in 2019. In February, 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. Baton Rouge General Physicians has received repeated awards from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana for its high-quality treatment of patients with high blood pressure, diabetes, kidney disease and heart disease.

The clinics see primary care patients from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Friday. For more information, visit BRGeneral.org/LIMA.

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. Established in 1970, Baton Rouge General's Regional Burn Center is one of only 125 burn centers in the U.S. verified by the American Burn Association and plays an integral role in supporting other Gulf Coast states when the need arises. Baton Rouge General has been an accredited teaching hospital since 1991, with 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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