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Mid City Matters - August 2021

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Help Is Here!

With COVID cases on the rise in our area, hospitals are seeing the highest number of patients they have seen since April of last year. On Wednesday, August 4, Baton Rouge General welcomed more than 100 additional staff members including physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, and CNAs to help care for the current wave of COVID patients. As the region’s designated surge hospital, this added staff will help Mid City open up 90 floor beds and 20 ICU beds and care for an additional 110 patients. We are grateful to have them as part of our team. #MidCityStrong

COVID at Baton Rouge General

Here is a recent snapshot of what is happening here at Baton Rouge General. Follow along on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for updates as they happen.

New Primary Care Physician at Mid City

Baton Rouge General is proud to welcome Dr. Ubaid Abbasi to Medical Associates of Baton Rouge located at BRG Mid City. Dr. Abbasi completed his residency training at BRG’s Family Medicine Residency Program and earned a doctorate degree from Saba University, School of Medicine and an undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences from McNeese State University. As chief resident in BRG’s Family Medicine Residency Program, he was awarded the Gerald R. Gehringer Award for his outstanding leadership and scholarly accomplishments. Dr. Abassi is a native of Pakistan who grew up in Lake Charles. He is now taking in-person as well as virtual visits. To schedule an appointment with him, call (225) 387-0851 or you can book online.

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COVID-19 Vaccine

Anyone 12 and older is eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in Louisiana. Schedule yours online today!

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Additional Upcoming Events:

Mid City Recruiting Open House: August 19, 2021 - Virtual

Everyone plays an integral role on a healthcare team. If you want to explore unique career opportunities that our Mid City location has to offer, this is your chance. Join us for a virtual meet and greet with our team.

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Free Vascular Screening: October 19, 2021 - Mid City

We will be hosting a peripheral artery screening at BRG’s Mid City Specialty Center on October 19.

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