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Amanda G. Fontenot, MD

Bariatrics and Weight-Loss Surgery
Accepting New Patients
Amanda G. Fontenot, MD
4.6 of 5 Stars
Based on 259 Patient Verified Ratings
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Amanda G. Fontenot, MD

Bariatrics and Weight-Loss Surgery
Accepting New Patients
Primary Location
Ochsner Medical Center - New Orleans
1514 Jefferson Hwy
New Orleans, LA 70121

Biography

Dr. Amanda Fontenot attended Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee, and completed her residency in internal medicine at Ochsner Medical Center in 2008. She has been on staff with Ochsner since 2008 with the Ochsner West Bank primary care center and started her education in obesity medicine with the American Society of Bariatric Physicians in 2010. She gained diplomate status with the American Board of Obesity Medicine in March of 2014.

Dr. Fontenot has always had an interest in health and fitness, working as a fitness instructor and personal trainer while in college and medical school. Once in practice, Dr. Fontenot could see the need for more definitive advice and treatment plans to help patients struggling with their weight and the health consequences they faced because of it.

In her words, “Obesity medicine has become a rewarding practice for helping patients to change their health and their lives. I help to form individualized diet and exercise plans, prescribe medications, and help to manage pre- and post-op patients, while using evidence-based practices, with compassion and empathy.”

Education and Training

Medical School

Meharry Medical College

Residency

Ochsner Clinic Foundation - GME Office
Field of Study: Internal Medicine

Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Obesity Medicine - Internal Medicine

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Ochsner Patient Verified Reviews

To obtain patient ratings and comments, we partner with Press Ganey, an independent patient satisfaction company that works with more than 26,000 healthcare organizations to improve the patient experience. These patient verified ratings are based on the “likelihood to recommend” physician scores on the nationally developed Medical Practice Survey. Actual top box results for this question are translated to a 1-5 scale, and the star scores are measured on that scale, with 5 being the best score.

February 2024

Excellent

February 2024

The care provider asked me questions, listened to my concerns and was very knowledgeable. She explained my results to me and provided me with a nutritional plan to aid in my weight loss journey.

February 2024

Excellent doctor.

February 2024

Great experience

February 2024

The doctor was very helpful when explaining to me how it worked

January 2024

Everything was covered completely with all questions being asked and answered.

January 2024

Dr Fontenot is a fabulous doctor.

January 2024

Very kind, down to earth and truly listened

January 2024

Dr Fontenot is excellent - she gives me great advice and I appreciate receiving her care.

January 2024

Good

January 2024

Dr. Fontenot was knowledgeable and detailed, however, she was not friendly, not engaged, and was somewhat condescending. She answered my questions and addressed my concerns, but that was the extent of her commitment to the conversation. Perhaps she was having a bad day.

January 2024

Concern about my questions and answered all.

December 2023

Very helpful and encouraging.

November 2023

Always very caring of my health and concerns

November 2023

Dr Fontenot is totally professional

November 2023

Well please

November 2023

It was a good experience

November 2023

My Provider is always nice and kind and I like the fact that I always get to see her walk in and she always walks in with and smile!!

October 2023

I would recommend this care provider to others

October 2023

Excellent

October 2023

Always a pleasure

October 2023

My provider was very easy to talk to and I understood everything she said

October 2023

Took to explain what and why I had difficulty with my care. Added encouragement.

October 2023

I had a rare side effect discovered by another one of my doctors from the medication prescribed by Dr. Fontenot. She had read all of his notes and was well versed and ready to discuss this issue with me when she came into the room. She recommended waiting until after I see a specialist before changing the medication. I was pleased with her knowledge about this rare side effect.

October 2023

She is very thorough and kind.