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Dr. Steven Hale Elected Second Vice-President of the Louisiana Orthopaedic Association Mar 22nd, 2022

Steven Hale, MD, orthopaedic surgeon with the Center for Orthopaedics, was elected Second Vice-President of the Louisiana Orthopaedic Association (LOA) at the organization’s 2022 Annual Meeting in New Orleans this month. He will ascend to first Vice President next year and will become the President of LOA in 2024.  ...

CFO Foot Specialists Using New Technology for Personalized Wound Healing Mar 2nd, 2022

Minor wounds, cuts, and burns are an unavoidable part of life. The body is designed to heal itself, unless a medical condition, like diabetes, interferes with that process. Foot problems are a well-known risk associated with diabetes. The disease can cause reduced blood flow to the feet, depriving them of...

Dr. Steven Hale Elected to LSMS Council on Legislation Aug 23rd, 2021

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. The LSMS relies on the expertise and advice of this Council to achieve...

Dr. John Noble Named President-Elect of Louisiana State Medical Society Aug 12th, 2021

John Noble Jr, MD, orthopaedic surgeon with the Center for Orthopaedics, was chosen as President-Elect of the Louisiana State Medical Society (LSMS) at the organization’s annual House of Delegate’s meeting on August 7, 2021. Dr. William Freeman of Prairieville, Louisiana, was sworn in as the 141st President of the group. The...

The Dr. David Drez Chair in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Jul 7th, 2021

The Chair will Carry on the Legacy of one of the Center for Orthopaedics’ Founding Physicians The Center for Orthopaedics and the LSU Health Foundation in New Orleans are pleased to announce the endowment of the David Drez, Jr., MD, Chair in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. The Louisiana Board of Regents announced...

Rodriguez Named Clinical Athletic Trainer of the Year Jun 20th, 2021

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 earlier this month at the group’s annual summer meeting. Rodriguez has been with...

Love Avocados? Protect Against Avocado Hand Jan 7th, 2021

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. Avocados are a great source of vitamins and are packed with healthy fats, dietary fiber, and a lot of other nutrients. They contain more...

Marc Hebert, PA, Joins the Center for Orthopaedics Dec 2nd, 2020

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. Originally from New Iberia, Louisiana, Hebert served in the U.S. Army for...

Dr. Tyson Green’s Research Published in National Medical Journal Oct 29th, 2020

Tyson Green, DPM and foot and ankle surgeon with the Center for Orthopaedics, is the co-author of a research report published in the July issue of the Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery, the official publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. The article, “Increased Risk of Nonunion...

Dr. Cody Gaupel Chosen for CHRISTUS Ochsner Podiatric Residency Program Oct 14th, 2020

CHRISTUS Ochsner St. Patrick Hospital Podiatric Medicine and Surgical Residency Program welcomes foot and ankle specialist Cody Gaupel, DPM, as their newest resident. The program is a partnership with the Center for Orthopaedics. Dr. Gaupel will enter the three-year program in July. Dr. Gaupel is from Gilbert, Arizona. He received...

Center for Orthopaedics Welcomes Dr. Michael Garitty Oct 14th, 2020

Orthopaedic surgeon Michael Garitty, MD, has joined the medical staff of the Center for Orthopaedics. Originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Dr. Garitty earned a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge before earning his Doctor of Medicine from Louisiana State University School of Medicine...

Tackling High School Football Injuries Aug 2nd, 2020

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 of injuries reported annually. Just over...

Rheumatologist Enrique Mendez Joins Center for Orthopaedics Jun 15th, 2020

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 rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematous and a wide range of other rheumatology related disorders. Dr....

Dr. John Noble Jr. Featured in Podcast Jan 9th, 2020

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 regarding the role of telemedicine...

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

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 in Southwest Louisiana. Dr. Hale is originally from Lake Charles and has over 10 years...

Center for Orthopaedics Announces Opening of the Center for Regenerative Medicine May 24th, 2019

The physicians of Center for Orthopaedics (CFO) are pleased to announce the opening of the Center for Regenerative Medicine at our Lake Charles office, located at 1747 Imperial Boulevard. The Center for Regenerative Medicine is affiliated with iGenesis, a collaborative network of orthopedic providers who offer standardized biologic therapies using...

First Center for Orthopaedics Physician Now Sharing Data Through HealthSYNC of Louisiana May 9th, 2019

Dr. John Noble of Center for Orthopaedics is now a participant of HealthSYNC of Louisiana, a health information exchange (HIE) created by the Louisiana State Medical Society in partnership with KAMMCO, a company with a proven HIE platform. HealthSYNC is a physician-led HIE which allows providers to more efficiently share...

Dr. Steven Hale Elected Officer of LOA Board Apr 24th, 2019

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 of orthopaedic surgeons and is an affiliate of the American Academy of...

Research & Studies at CFO Apr 8th, 2019

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 IV clinical trials for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. The goal of the department is to aid in...

Be Prepared for Cold Weather Workouts Dec 7th, 2018

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 let cooler temperatures be an excuse not to exercise. “Although research has shown...

Back to the Backpack Aug 15th, 2018

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. After you pile a lunch, school supplies, binders and textbooks — which typically weigh 3.5 lbs...

Dr. Tyson Green and Podiatric Surgical Residents Present at National Foot & Ankle Conference Apr 10th, 2018

Dr. Tyson Green, foot and ankle specialist with the Center for Orthopaedics, was a presenter and guest instructor at the recent American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) Annual Scientific Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. This conference is the largest educational meeting for foot and ankle surgeons in the U.S....

Dr. Craig Morton Received State and National “Top Doctor” Recognition Apr 10th, 2018

Craig G. Morton, MD, FAAPMR, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist with Center for Orthopaedics, was among a select group of physicians honored with 2017 Top Doctor awards from Healthtap, the world’s leading interactive health network. Dr. Morton was named top Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician in Louisiana and Nationally. Winners were selected...

The Future is Now: Solving the Digital Dilemma in Healthcare Dec 15th, 2017

Dr. John Noble Jr., Orthopaedic Surgeon The business of healthcare is tough and getting tougher. More regulations and more data require more robust software. While software solutions that do everything from patient queuing to address verification, the lack of interoperability left much to be desired and physicians are begging for...

Center for Orthopaedics Launches New Website Nov 1st, 2017

Center for Orthopaedics, Southwest Louisiana's largest independent musculoskeletal group, is pleased to announce the launch of a new website. Our new website offers a number of features, including this blog, which will regularly be updated with information about orthopaedic and sports medicine conditions and treatments, along with tips for preventing...

Healing Your Heel Pain Oct 20th, 2017

Dr. Tyson Green, Podiatric Specialist 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. Heel pain, typically caused by faulty foot structure such as flat feet or high arches,...

Sacking Hip Injuries Oct 15th, 2017

Dr. John Noble Jr., Orthopaedic Surgeon 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...

Shopping For (The Right) Shoes Oct 10th, 2017

Dr. Tyson Green, Podiatric Specialist Foot problems are a well-known risk associated with diabetes. Diabetes is the number one cause of lower limb amputations in the United States. The disease can cause reduced blood flow to the feet, depriving them of oxygen and nutrients. This makes it more difficult for...

Dupuytren’s Disease Can Affect Hand Mobility Oct 5th, 2017

Dr. Andrew Foret, Hand and Wrist Specialist 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. There are numerous health conditions...

Know Your Knees Oct 2nd, 2017

Dr. Jonathan Foret, Orthopaedic Surgeon 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. Most people don't realize how vulnerable the...

Hand and Wrist Specialist, Dr. Andrew Foret, Gives Safety Tips for Pumpkin Carving Oct 1st, 2017

Halloween is right around the corner and that means many will soon engage in a time-honored tradition – pumpkin carving. Dr. Andrew Foret, board certified hand and wrist specialist at Center for Orthopaedics, an affiliate of Imperial Health, provides several safety tips for the Halloween season. "Unfortunately, it’s common to see...

Foot Fashion Can Be Hazardous to Your Health Oct 1st, 2017

Dr. Tyson Green, Podiatric Specialist Fashion divas, take note: suffering for the sake of fashion isn't a healthy decision, particularly when it comes to your feet. Eighty-eight percent of women wear shoes that don't fit well, according to the foot experts at the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society. Choosing...

New Help for People Who Shoulder the Pain Sep 30th, 2017

Dr. George Trappey IV, Orthopaedic Surgeon and Shoulder Specialist 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. Over time, repetitive motion activities on the job or...

Give Foot Problems the Boot by Choosing the Right Boots Sep 20th, 2017

Dr. Tyson Green, Podiatric Specialist Suede or leather? Knee or ankle? Classic or contemporary? Rain or snow? Gray, black or brown? Boots are one of the hottest fashion trends. But with the wide range of styles, materials and colors to choose from, choosing the perfect pair can be a challenge....

Focus on Footwear for Better Fitness Sep 10th, 2017

Dr. Tyson Green, Podiatric Specialist 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. The shoes you wear...

When You Can’t Shrug Off the Pain Sep 5th, 2017

Dr. George Trappey IV, Orthopaedic Surgeon and Shoulder Specialist 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 like swimming,...

Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Sep 5th, 2017

Dr. Andrew Foret, Hand and Wrist Specialist 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...

Technology Takes a Giant Step Forward for Diabetic Wound Healing Sep 1st, 2017

Dr. Tyson Green, Podiatric Specialist Imagine getting a blister from an ill-fitting shoe, nicking your skin when you trim your nails, or stepping on a sharp object. For most, these would be a minor annoyance. But for someone with diabetes, any of these incidents could lead to a diabetic foot...

Put Your Feet First in Sandal Weather Aug 20th, 2017

Dr. Tyson Green, Podiatric Specialist 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, and my office is flooded with patents experiencing heel...

Don’t Let Hip Pain Handicap Your Golf Game Aug 10th, 2017

Dr. John Noble Jr., Orthopaedic Surgeon 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. Before you hit the links, you might want to...

Dr. Tyson Green, Dr. Jared Gremillion Attend Symposium Apr 9th, 2017

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 meeting in San Diego this week. This is the largest and most respected interdisciplinary...

Dr. Tyson Green Presents at American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Scientific Conference Mar 13th, 2017

Dr. Tyson Green recently presented at the annual American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Scientific Conference, attended by nearly 2000 surgeons and affiliated healthcare specialists. Dr. Green spoke in different sessions, on several different topics this year, including Achilles' tendon issues, heel fractures and ankle cartilage disease.  Dr. Kalieb Pourciau...

First Total Knee Replacement in Region Using MAKO Robotic-Assisted Surgery System Mar 13th, 2017

Dr. John Noble Performs First Total Knee Replacement in Region Using MAKO Robotic-Assisted Surgery System Orthopaedic Surgeon John Noble Jr. MD, performed the first total knee replacement in Southwest Louisiana this week using the MAKO Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery System at CHRISTUS St. Patrick Health System. The hospital is the exclusive provider...

Great Strides in Ankle Replacement Jul 19th, 2016

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 absorb the body’s entire weight – exponentially more...

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

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 absorb the body’s entire weight – exponentially more...

Dr. Tyson Green Named to APWCA Board of Directors Jul 7th, 2016

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 medical providers involved in prevention, treatment and pain management of non-healing wounds. Dr....

Dr. Jared Gremillion Chosen for CHRISTUS Podiatric Residency Program Apr 25th, 2016

Foot and ankle specialist Jared Gremillion, DPM, will be joining the CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital Podiatric Medicine and Surgical Residency Program, which is a partnership with Imperial Health’s Center for Orthopaedics. He will be the second doctor entering the program, which began last year, and he will begin in July. Southwest...

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

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. Of the nation's 120 million active physicians and dentists, just five percent received top scores from their patients,...

Dr. Tyson Green Presents Research at National Foot & Ankle Conference Feb 25th, 2016

Dr. Tyson Green, foot and ankle specialist with the Center for Orthopaedics, an affiliate of Imperial Health, presented the results of a crushed foot case study at the recent American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ACFAS) conference in Phoenix, Arizona. The ACFAS Annual Scientific Conference is the largest educational...

Dr. John Noble is Guest Speaker at National Health Information Technology Conference Feb 24th, 2016

Dr. John Noble, orthopaedic surgeon with Center for Orthopaedics, was one of three physicians in the country invited to speak at the recent Health IT Leadership Summit in Atlanta. This annual conference brings together leaders from across the healthcare continuum to discuss how the industry can drive innovation to enable...

Dr. Andrew Foret Earns Certification in Hand Surgery Feb 2nd, 2016

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 American Board of Surgery (ABS), and is the only surgeon in Southwest...

CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital Announces a Program in Partnership with Imperial Health Feb 1st, 2016

CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital Announces Podiatric Medicine and Surgical Residency Program in Partnership with Imperial Health The CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital Podiatric Medicine and Surgical Residency Program has been granted approval by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education of the American Podiatric Medical Association, after passing its rigorous on-site visit...

Imperial Health Scoreboard App Sep 10th, 2015

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 more.

Dr. Tyson Green Participates in New Cardiovascular Horizons Annual Conference Jun 24th, 2015

Dr. Tyson Green, foot and ankle specialist with Center for Orthopaedics, an affiliate of Imperial Health, was a featured presenter at the 2015 New Cardiovascular Horizons (NCVH) Annual Conference held in New Orleans last month. Dr. Green spoke at several sessions, providing educational information about Podiatry and Wound Care: Diabetic...

Is Technology A Pain in the Neck? May 12th, 2015

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. If you bend your neck forward and down, that weight begins to...

Dr. Tyson Green Presents Research at National Foot & Ankle Conference Apr 14th, 2015

Dr. Tyson Green, foot and ankle specialist with the Center for Orthopaedics, an affiliate of Imperial Health, presented the results of a crushed foot case study at the recent American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ACFAS) conference in Phoenix, Arizona. The ACFAS Annual Scientific Conference is the largest educational...

Letting Go of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Jan 26th, 2015

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 your wrist. These...

Exercise is Best for Back Pain Jan 18th, 2015

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. According to Dr. Craig Morton, physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist with Center...

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

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 20-something sciatica sufferers. About 40 percent...

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

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. Most people don’t realize how vulnerable the knees are to injury. The...

Tackling Athletic Performance from the Ground Up Jan 16th, 2015

When you consider the active and exhausting life of an athlete, it’s hard to imagine a part of the body that endures more hardship than the feet. Whether it’s football, track, soccer, basketball, softball, tennis or any other sport, the feet provide the foundation for every type of athletic activity....

Cartilage Restoration: Knee Renewal Instead of Replacement Jan 15th, 2015

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 that cushions the joints has no direct blood...

Center for Orthopaedics Physicians Played Key Roles at LOA Annual Meeting Mar 27th, 2014

Several of the physicians with Center for Orthopaedics, an affiliate of Imperial Health, were instrumental in the planning and presentations at the recent Louisiana Orthopaedic Association’s Annual Meeting. Dr. Steven Hale was the conference chair. Dr. John Noble, Dr. Andrew Foret and Dr. J. Trappey all served as faculty for...

Chief Executive Officer of Imperial Health System Announced Mar 6th, 2014

Keith Broach, MBA, FACHE, has been named Chief Executive Officer of the Imperial Health System in Lake Charles. Broach, an Alabama native, has over 30 years of experience in the hospital administration and healthcare services management fields. Broach most recently served as President and CEO of Ferrell Hospital in Eldorado, Illinois....

Dr. Craig Morton Earns Top Doctor Honors Jan 15th, 2014

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, Top Doctor in the Lake Charles Region and Thought Leader in the Lake Charles Region by HealthTap, a medical expert...

Osteoporosis Seminar Scheduled for December 17 Dec 16th, 2013

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. You're never too young or too old to improve the health of your bones.  Join...

Center for Orthopaedics Athletic Training Team Expands Sep 26th, 2013

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 medicine services to. New team members include: Ariel Greene, ATC, LAT, a graduate...

Dr. Kalieb Pourciau Presents at State Medical Conference Aug 5th, 2013

Dr. Kalieb Pourciau, a foot and ankle specialist with Center for Orthopaedics, was a guest speaker at the recent Louisiana Podiatric Medical Association’s annual conference held in New Orleans. His presentation covered lower extremity injuries and advances in treatment options. Dr. Pourciau is a native of Maringouin, Louisiana, and a...

CFO Launches OrthoExpress Jun 20th, 2013

According to a study by Merritt Hawkins and Associates, the average national wait time to see a physician specialist is over 20 days. While the wait time locally is not that long for most specialties, Center for Orthopaedics created OrthoExpress to address this issue. This new service ensures that anyone...

Dr. John Noble Named LOA President Mar 8th, 2013

Dr. John Noble, orthopaedic surgeon with Center for Orthopaedics, an affiliate of Imperial Health, was recently installed as President of the Louisiana Orthopaedic Association, a statewide, professional membership organization comprised of 350 board certified and/or board-eligible orthopaedic surgeons. Dr. Noble is originally from Lake Charles, Louisiana. He received his Medical...

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

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. This means he has fulfilled all the stringent criteria for the Board’s recertification process, as well as...

Imperial Health Laboratory Recognized for Providing Quality Services Jan 24th, 2013

The Imperial Health Laboratory—an ancillary service line of Imperial Health, the region’s largest independent, physician-owned, multispecialty medical group—has met all criteria for continued Laboratory Accreditation by COLA, a national healthcare accreditation organization. COLA accreditation is given only to laboratories that apply rigid standards of quality in day-to-day operations, demonstrate continued...

Osteoporosis Support Group Meets January 24 Jan 11th, 2013

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. Staci Boudreaux, PA, CCD, Bone Health Central Coordinator, will discuss and demonstrate balance and posture exercises that can help prevent bone fractures. Seating...

Dr. Craig Morton Nominated as “Top Doctor” by National Medical Website Dec 9th, 2012

Craig Morton, MD, physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist, has been nominated as a "Top Doctor” by HealthTap.com, the world’s leading interactive health network. Dr. Morton has been a part of the network since it was developed in 2010. The site has grown tremendously in popularity since then, with over 16,000...

CFO Celebrates “Noshember” to Raise Money for Prostate Cancer Research Nov 1st, 2012

If you see some scruffy faces on the doctors and male staff at Center for Orthopaedics in November, it’s all for a good cause: Noshember. The guys are joining forces through facial hair growth in support of prostate cancer awareness and research for the local chapter of the American Cancer Society....

Dr. J. Trappey Earns Board Certification Oct 17th, 2012

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. Originally from New Iberia, Louisiana, Dr. Trappey received a Bachelor of Science from Louisiana State...

Dr. Drez Selected for National Sports Medicine Education Committee Sep 20th, 2012

David Drez, Jr., MD, orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist with Center for Orthopaedics, has been asked to serve on the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Self Assessment Committee. This group plans, develops, and evaluates the AOSSM Self Assessment and Board Review examination. This includes writing more than...

Dr. Tyson Green Attends National Wound Care Conference Aug 27th, 2012

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. The APWCA is a multidisciplinary, wound care association which includes physicians, podiatrists, nurses, physical therapists, dietitians and...

Sports Injury Hotline Now Offered by Center for Orthopaedics Aug 27th, 2012

Center for Orthopaedics’ new Sports Injury Hotline has sports medicine specialists and physicians available to answer questions about injuries, home treatment, symptoms, or to schedule an appointment if physician care is needed. The number to call is (337) 439-7220. The group also offers a Saturday morning walk-in sports injury clinic from 8-10am...

Dr. David Drez Honored by LSU School of Medicine Jun 21st, 2012

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 at their recent orthopeadic residency graduation ceremony. Dr. Drez has served as a clinical professor of orthopedics for...

Dr. Green Provides Free Screenings at Special Olympics Jun 12th, 2012

Dr. Tyson Green, foot and ankle specialist with Center for Orthopaedics, recently screened 85 athletes through the Healthy Athletes Fit Feet program the Special Olympics Louisiana state games held in Hammond. Last year, Dr. Green completed his certification at the Special Olympics Training Center in Boston and now serves as...

Dr. William Lowry Earns Board Certification Jun 5th, 2012

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 American Board of Medical Specialties. Originally from Lake Charles, Dr. Lowry received a Bachelor of Science from...

Center for Orthopaedics Welcomes New Nurse Practitioner Jun 5th, 2012

Senia Fontenot, RN, ANP, has joined the clinical team of Dr. Craig Morton, physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist with Center for Orthoapedics. Fontenot is originally from Lake Charles. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science in Nursing from McNeese State University. Fontenot is a...

Center for Orthopaedics Names Director of Business Development May 3rd, 2012

Former McNeese State University running back coach Carlos McGee is the new Director of Business Development for Center for Orthopaedics. Originally from Port Barre, Louisiana, McGee attended McNeese where he played football for four years and earned a degree in Speech. He was a member of the McNeese football coaching staff...

Center for Orthopaedics Announces Expansion Project Mar 28th, 2012

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. The main lobby will be expanded and 16 new exam rooms will be added...

Dr. John Noble Named President-Elect of LOA Mar 20th, 2012

John Noble Jr., MD, orthopaedic surgeon with Center for Orthopaedics, has been named president elect of the Louisiana Orthopaedic Association (LOA). LOA is the state society of orthopaedic surgeons and is an affiliate of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Noble is originally from Lake Charles and has over 16...

CFO Opens Foot and Ankle Clinic in DeQuincy Mar 14th, 2012

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. Dr. Pourciau specializes in foot surgery, diabetic foot care, bunions, podiatric sports medicine, custom...

Dr. Kalieb Pourciau Joins CFO Staff Dec 28th, 2011

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. Dr. Pourciau is originally from Maringouin, Louisiana, and received his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge,...

Results of Dr. John Noble’s Knee Replacement Study Published in Medical Journal Dec 27th, 2011

John Noble Jr., MD, orthopaedic surgeon with Center for Orthopaedics, a division of Imperial Calcasieu Medical Group (ICMG), completed the Visionaire value pilot study earlier this year to evaluate the cost benefit ratio between the use of two types of instrumentation in total knee replacement procedures. The results of this...

Dr. Tyson Green Named Clinical Coordinator for Special Olympics Nov 17th, 2011

Foot and ankle specialist Dr. Tyson Green with Center for Orthopaedics recently completed certification at the Special Olympics Training Center in Boston, enabling him to serve as a Clinical Coordinator for games in our region. He will be supervising the organization’s Fit Feet program, a free podiatric screening for Special Olympics athletes....