Lakeview Regional Medical Center Hires 18 Former LHH Physicians, Providers

Lakeview Regional Medical Center

COVINGTON, LA – Lakeview Regional Medical Center has added 18 former Louisiana Heart Hospital physicians and providers to its Lakeview Regional Physician Group, helping provide continuity of care to patients affected by the heart hospital’s recent closure.

         The providers join more than a dozen experienced physicians and other staff at Lakeview Regional Physician Group, a multi-specialty practice offering family medicine, cardiology, orthopedics, general surgery and internal medicine. Most will continue in the same former Louisiana Heart Hospital clinic locations – in Covington, Hammond, Lacombe and Slidell – to minimize patient disruption.

         “We are honored that these highly skilled and experienced physicians and nurse practitioners chose to join our team at Lakeview Regional,” said Bret Kolman, Lakeview Regional president and CEO. “They bring with them an invaluable wealth of knowledge, years of experience and the same compassion we share with our patients.”

         Lakeview Regional Physician Group welcomes the following former LHH medical staff: Farhad Aduli, MD (Interventional Cardiology), Sergio Barrios, MD (Interventional Cardiology), John Breaux, MD (Cardiothoracic Surgery), Cary Gray, MD (General Surgery), Adam Hankins, MD (Vascular Surgery), Sandra Hubbard, NP (Nurse Practitioner), David Kaplan, MD (Vascular Surgery), Jeffery Kitch, APRN (Nurse Practitioner), Barry Kusnick, MD (Interventional Cardiology), Christina McKinley, MD (Family Medicine), Anthony Morales, MD (Interventional Cardiology), Adriana Nagy, MD (Noninterventional Cardiology), Carol Raymond, CFNP (Nurse Practitioner), Darren Rowan, MD (General Surgery), Richard Sanders, MD (Family Medicine), Jay Silverstein, MD (Noninterventional Cardiology), Ulrich Starke, MD (Internal Medicine), Danielle Tranchina, APRN (Nurse Practitioner), Bassam Wanna, MD (Cardiac Electrophysiology).

         “Patients can expect continuity of care with the highest quality in medical treatment,” said Kolman. “With five locations, patients will find the convenience a benefit, as well as a broader range of services and an increased network of physicians.”

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