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Ascension Health Matters - June 2021

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  • Written By: Baton Rouge General

Two New Docs in Ascension!

Exciting news - two of our providers now have availability in Ascension!

We’re always working to bring quality care closer to you! Beginning this month, you know have two new physician options at our Ascension campus.

Dr. Shavaun Cotton joins the Family & Internal Medicine clinic at BRGP- Ascension, located in Suite 200. Dr. Cotton is board certified in family medicine and is excited to treat patients of all ages. Our team of primary care doctors has your back and seeing one of them regularly keeps you healthier as you age.




Dr. Rhandi Wise can now see patients at our OB/GYN Ascension clinic, located in Suite 202. Dr. Wise will see patients at both our Bluebonnet and Ascension OB/GYN clinics. She looks forward to providing personalized care before, during and after birth, as well as, routine and preventive treatment options for women's health issues.

Visit brgeneral.org/ascension to make an appointment with Dr. Cotton or Dr. Wise.


Saturday Mammograms now available at Ascension!

We know the weekdays can be busy. That’s why we’re now offering Saturday Mammogram appointments in Ascension!

You can now make an appointment for Saturday mammograms at our Ascension Hospital. At this location, we offer 3D mammograms, which can detect potential cancers earlier and with less radiation exposure.

It’s recommended that you start getting an annual mammogram at age 40. If you’re at a higher risk of breast cancer, meaning you have a family history of breast cancer, you should consult your doctor about beginning annual mammograms even earlier.

To schedule visit brgeneral.org/mammogram or call (225) 769-1847


Have you gone Beyond the Chart yet?

If you’re wondering what’s the weirdest thing our docs have pulled out of someone’s nose or if pineapple can make your nether regions smell better, this is the podcast for you!

Copy: Beyond the Chart is an off-the-record conversation with Baton Rouge General’s medical elite. We pull back the curtain to give you an inside look on what’s happening behind the hospital walls. It’s more than just medicine. It’s real conversations with real people.

Beyond the Chart is available anywhere you listen to podcasts: Spotify, Apple, Google Podcasts, IHeartRadio, and more.


Upcoming Events:

Boys to Men: June 27, 2021 – Bluebonnet Campus

Led by family physician, Boys to Men is tailored for boys ages 10 – 13 and a parent or trusted adult that focuses on how a boy transitions through puberty, including topics like proper hygiene, skin and body changes and more. REGISTER NOW for any of the upcoming Boys to Men classes.

Girl Talk: May 2, 2021 – Mid City Campus

Girl Talk is a one-day class led by Baton Rouge General OB/GYN physicians for girls ages 9 – 11 and a parent or trusted adult and focuses on what girls experience during puberty, including skin changes, first periods, breast development and more. REGISTER NOW for any upcoming Girl Talk Classes.