You may reach us at 318-442-2232. The office staff has been specially trained to answer most questions. When necessary the physician will return calls for personal consultation. Patients calling should let our staff know what the problem is and if it is an emergency requiring immediate attention. Please explain your question so that they can quickly connect you to the appropriate person for attention to the call. In general, the physician tries to return telephone calls for routine matters in the afternoon, so it is important to remain accessible. All questions on medications, refills, insurance or appointments should be made during regular office hours. If your doctor is unavailable for any reason, calls will be referred to the associate. However, the office staff should be connected for immediate help and answers to most questions.
After hours and on weekends, call the office number. The answering service will take the message, locate the physician, and have the call returned promptly. If it is an emergency, such as bleeding, the patient should proceed immediately to the emergency room. The physician will be contacted from there.
We are able to deliver comprehensive care here at home in Central Louisiana. We have dedicated, compassionate, well- trained oncologists, certified lab technologists, nurses with years of chemotherapy infusion experience. We have a convenient dispensary for dispensing oral chemotherapy medications. We collaborate with excellent local surgeons, radiation oncologists, radiologists and pathologists.
For patients who may benefit from clinical trials not available here, we will refer them to institutions such as MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. We communicate well with these physicians.
We want our patients to be as comfortable as possible- especially if cure is no longer the goal. We work well with several local hospices with goals of relieving physical, psychological and spiritual distress
The office hours are 8AM to 5PM, Monday through Thursday and 8AM to 2PM on Friday. For emergency needs that arise after hours and on weekends your doctor or associate remains available. Calling the office during regular working hours allows prompt attention to routine problems, medications refills, and appointment scheduling.