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Dr. Steven Hale Elected to LSMS Council on Legislation

Steven Hale, MD, orthopaedic surgeon with the Center for Orthopaedics, was elected to serve on the Council on Legislation for the Louisiana State Medical Society (LSMS) at their annual House of Delegate’s meeting held earlier this month.

Aug 23rd, 2021
Rodriguez Named Clinical Athletic Trainer of the Year

Jason Rodriguez, MS, LAT, ATC, the High School Athletic Training Program Coordinator for the Center for Orthopaedics, was named the Clinical Athletic Trainer of the Year by the Louisiana Athletic Trainers’ Association (LATA). The award was presented...

Jun 20th, 2021
Love Avocados? Protect Against Avocado Hand

Over the past many years, avocado consumption has greatly increased. From 1985-2019, avocado consumption in the United States increased six-fold to over 2.6 billion pounds in 2019.

Jan 7th, 2021
Marc Hebert, PA, Joins the Center for Orthopaedics

The Center for Orthopaedics has announced the addition of physician assistant Marc Hebert to their clinical team. Hebert brings 26 years of healthcare experience to the group, over 16 of these years as a physician assistant in orthopaedics.

Dec 2nd, 2020
Tackling High School Football Injuries

It’s no secret that football has a high rate of injuries – even at the high school level. While other sports (basketball, baseball, soccer) all carry their fair share of risks and dangers, no sport matches football in terms of the number and severity...

Aug 2nd, 2020
Rheumatologist Enrique Mendez Joins Center for Orthopaedics

The Center for Orthopaedics has announced the addition of Enrique Mendez, MD, FACP, FACR, rheumatologist, to their physician staff. Dr. Mendez has practiced medicine in Southwest Louisiana since 2001 and specializes in the treatment of...

Jun 15th, 2020
Dr. John Noble Jr. Featured in Podcast

Dr. John Noble Jr. was recently a guest on "The Executive Innovation Show" podcast and his segment was chosen as one of the best healthcare podcasts of 2019 to be featured in the 75th episode special. Follow this link to learn more about his discussion...

Jan 9th, 2020
Dr. Steven Hale Elected Officer of CPMS Board

Steven Hale, MD, orthopaedic surgeon with Center for Orthopaedics, has been elected Treasurer of the Calcasieu Parish Medical Society (CPMS) board. The Calcasieu Parish Medical Society is a non-profit organization representing the health care community...

Dec 15th, 2019
Dr. Steven Hale Elected Officer of LOA Board

Steven Hale, MD, orthopaedic surgeon with Imperial Health Center for Orthopaedics, was elected Treasurer of the Louisiana Orthopaedic Association (LOA) board at the group’s recent annual meeting. He will serve a three-year term. LOA is the state society...

Apr 24th, 2019
Research & Studies at CFO

Research Department Overview The Center for Orthopaedics Research Department is dedicated to conducting high quality clinical research studies in multiple therapeutic areas of medicine. The department specializes in phase II, III, and...

Apr 8th, 2019
Be Prepared for Cold Weather Workouts

It may not get as cold in Southwest Louisiana as it does farther north, but winter can derail your normal fitness routine. Dr. Alex Anderson, primary care sports medicine specialist with Center for Orthopaedics says you shouldn't...

Dec 7th, 2018
Back to the Backpack

Parents worry about a lot of things as their kids head back to school, but one risk they may not focus on the potential injury caused by heavy backpacks loaded with books and supplies.

Aug 15th, 2018
Healing Your Heel Pain

Heel pain affects nearly 2 million Americans each year and is one of the primary complaints heard by physicians who specialize in foot injury, according to the Plantar Fasciitis Organization.

Oct 20th, 2017
Sacking Hip Injuries

For a quarterback, aches and pains are just as much as a part of the game as touchdowns and tackles. But for Seth Bohannon, former quarterback for the Sulphur High School Golden Tor football team, the pain in his hip wasn't the result of a hard hit...

Oct 15th, 2017
Shopping For (The Right) Shoes

Foot problems are a well-known risk associated with diabetes. Diabetes is the number one cause of lower limb amputations in the United States.

Oct 10th, 2017
Dupuytren’s Disease Can Affect Hand Mobility

Our hands are such an integral part of everyday life that it's hard to imagine a passing hour without having full use of them, whether it's shaking someone's hand or picking up a pencil to write a note.

Oct 5th, 2017
Know Your Knees

Whether you're a professional athlete, a fitness buff or totally unplugged from a regular exercise program, knowing how to protect your knees from injury can mean the difference between a fulfilling lifestyle and years of painful, limited mobility.

Oct 2nd, 2017
New Help for People Who Shoulder the Pain

What most people call the shoulder is really several joints that combine with tendons and muscles to allow a wide range of motion to the arm. Mobility can take a toll, however.

Sep 30th, 2017
Focus on Footwear for Better Fitness

Our feet are our main means of transportation. The average person puts their feet under tremendous pressure every day, just from daily activities. For an athlete or someone who exercises regularly, wear and tear on the feet is even more intense.

Sep 10th, 2017
When You Can’t Shrug Off the Pain

Your shoulders carry the weight of the world – both literally and figuratively – so it's not surprising that shoulder pain is a very common problem. Shoulder injuries can be caused by sports activities that involve excessive overhead motion...

Sep 5th, 2017
Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

It starts with mild tingling in your hand. Then numbness from time to time. It progresses and begins to interfere with your work. You have to pause and literally "shake it off." It gets worse, and you wake up in night after night with pain...

Sep 5th, 2017
Put Your Feet First in Sandal Weather

If summer heat shifts your fashion focus to your feet, then it's important to get in step with foot health as the summer season kicks off. Summer is prime time for certain types of foot problems...

Aug 20th, 2017
Don’t Let Hip Pain Handicap Your Golf Game

Warm weather means golfing weather to millions of people in the country. Golf has become one of the most popular sports in the country, but most amateur golfers know relatively little about preventing golfing-related injuries.

Aug 10th, 2017
Dr. Tyson Green, Dr. Jared Gremillion Attend Symposium

Dr. Tyson Green, director of the CHRISTUS St. Patrick Podiatric and Surgical Residency Program, and Dr. Jared Gremillion, first-year resident with the program, attended the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care Spring and Wound Healing Society Spring...

Apr 9th, 2017
Great Strides in Ankle Replacement

Like arthritis in any joint, ankle arthritis causes pain, stiffness and swelling. However, the symptoms are often more severe in the ankle because it is the smallest weight-bearing joint.

Jul 19th, 2016
Great Strides in Ankle Replacement (2)

Like arthritis in any joint, ankle arthritis causes pain, stiffness and swelling. However, the symptoms are often more severe in the ankle because it is the smallest weight-bearing joint. In order to walk, the small surface area of the ankle joint must...

Jul 19th, 2016
Dr. Tyson Green Named to APWCA Board of Directors

Dr. Tyson Green, foot and ankle specialist with Center for Orthopaedics, an affiliate of Imperial Health, was recently named to the board of directors for the American Professional Wound Care Association (APWCA), a non-profit medical association for...

Jul 7th, 2016
Dr. Craig Morton Named a Patients’ Choice Award Winner

Craig G. Morton, MD, FAAPMR, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist with Center for Orthopaedics, was among a select group of physicians honored with the prestigious "Patients' Choice Award” from Vitals.com for 2015.

Mar 7th, 2016
Dr. Andrew Foret Earns Certification in Hand Surgery

Andrew Foret, MD, hand and wrist specialist with Center for Orthopaedics, has completed the requirements to receive Certification in Surgery of the Hand from the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Foret has previously earned Board Certification from the...

Feb 2nd, 2016
Imperial Health Scoreboard App

Got an APPetite for High School Sports? Download the FREE Imperial Health Scoreboard APP from the Sports Medicine Team at Center for Orthopedics to stay connected to your favorite teams in Southwest Lousiana. You'll get scores, schedules, team news and...

Sep 10th, 2015
Is Technology A Pain in the Neck?

You never stop to think about it, but your neck carries around about 12 pounds of head weight. Now you’re thinking about it. That’s 12 pounds when your neck, or cervical spine, is in an upright, straight position.

May 12th, 2015
Letting Go of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

It starts with mild tingling in your hand. Then numbness from time to time. It progresses and begins to interfere with your work. You have to pause and literally "shake it off.” It gets worse, and you wake up in night after night with pain shooting up...

Jan 26th, 2015
Exercise is Best for Back Pain

An estimated 75 to 85 percent of Americans will experience some form of back pain during their lifetime. It is one of the most common reasons people miss work and the most common cause of a job-related disability.

Jan 18th, 2015
Sciatica: What You Need to Know

There once was a time when sciatica was viewed as a condition for older patients, something to be suffered when you passed middle-age. But jobs with long hours at a desk, coupled with little to no physical activity, have spawned a new group of...

Jan 18th, 2015
Know Your Knees: Protecting a Complex and Vulnerable Joint

Whether you're a professional athlete, a fitness buff or totally unplugged from a regular exercise program, knowing how to protect your knees from injury can mean the difference between a fulfilling lifestyle and years of painful, limited mobility.

Jan 18th, 2015
Cartilage Restoration: Knee Renewal Instead of Replacement

When you cut yourself or break a bone, your body immediately works to heal that injury, sending nutrients through the bloodstream to repair and restore the damaged tissue. But if your cartilage is damaged, you’re out of luck. This soft, flexible tissue...

Jan 15th, 2015
Dr. Craig Morton Earns Top Doctor Honors

Craig G. Morton, M.D., Imperial Health Center For Orthopaedics Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist, was recently recognized as the Top Physical Medicine and Rehab Specialist in Louisiana, Most Influential Doctor in the Lake Charles Region...

Jan 15th, 2014
Osteoporosis Seminar Scheduled for December 17

Millions of Americans have low bone density or osteoporosis.  In fact, about one in two women and up to one in four men over the age of 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis.

Dec 16th, 2013
Center for Orthopaedics Athletic Training Team Expands

Center for Orthopaedics, the region’s largest musculoskeletal medical group and affiliate of Imperial Health, has added five new members to their athletic trainer staff to meet the needs of the growing number of high schools they provide sports...

Sep 26th, 2013
CFO Launches OrthoExpress

According to a study by Merritt Hawkins and Associates, the average national wait time to see a physician specialist is over 20 days.

Jun 20th, 2013
Dr. John Noble Named LOA President

Dr. John Noble, orthopaedic surgeon with Center for Orthopaedics, an affiliate of Imperial Health, was recently installed as President of the Louisiana Orthopaedic Association

Mar 8th, 2013
Dr. Drez Completes 10-Year Certification Program

David Drez, Jr., MD, orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist with Center for Orthopaedics, has been recognized by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery for successful completion of its Maintenance of Certification requirements.

Feb 10th, 2013
Osteoporosis Support Group Meets January 24

Bone Health Central will host the monthly Osteoporosis Support Group meeting on Thursday, January 24, from 11:45 a.m.to 1:00 p.m. at Piccadilly in the Prien Lake Mall.

Jan 11th, 2013
Dr. J. Trappey Earns Board Certification

George "J.” Trappey IV, MD, orthopaedic specialist with Center for Orthopaedics, has been awarded certification by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, one of the 24 certifying boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties.

Oct 17th, 2012
Dr. Tyson Green Attends National Wound Care Conference

Dr. Tyson Green, foot and ankle specialist with Center for Orthopaedics, an affiliate of Imperial Health, recently attended at the American Professional Wound Care Association (APWCA) 2015 National Wound Care Conference in Philadelphia.

Aug 27th, 2012
Dr. David Drez Honored by LSU School of Medicine

David Drez, Jr., M.D., orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist with Center for Orthopaedics, was honored by the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans...

Jun 21st, 2012
Dr. William Lowry Earns Board Certification

William Lowry Jr., MD, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist with Center for Orthopaedics, has been awarded Certification by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPMR), one of the 24 certifying boards of the...

Jun 5th, 2012
Center for Orthopaedics Announces Expansion Project

Center for Orthopaedics will soon begin construction on additions and renovations to their Lake Charles office, located at 1747 Imperial Boulevard. The addition will add 5600 square feet to the facility’s current 34,500 square foot footprint.

Mar 28th, 2012
CFO Opens Foot and Ankle Clinic in DeQuincy

Dr. Kalieb Pourciau, foot and ankle specialist with Center for Orthopaedics, has regular office hours in DeQuincy. Appointments are available every other Monday from 8am – Noon at DeQuincy Memorial’s Specialty Clinic located at 122 West Fourth Street.

Mar 14th, 2012
Dr. Kalieb Pourciau Joins CFO Staff

Center for Orthopaedis has announced the addition of foot and ankle specialist Kalieb Pourciau, MD, to their medical staff. He joins Dr. Tyson Green in the podiatric medicine department of the group.

Dec 28th, 2011