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Ronald J. French, MD

Shoulder, Elbow and Hand Orthopedic Surgery
Accepting New Patients
Ronald J. French, MD
4.7 of 5 Stars
Based on 247 Patient Verified Ratings
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Ronald J. French, MD

Shoulder, Elbow and Hand Orthopedic Surgery
Accepting New Patients
Primary Location
1057 Paul Maillard Rd
Luling, LA 70070
200 W Esplanade Ave
Kenner, LA 70065
141 Twin Oaks Drive
Raceland, LA 70394
13100 River Rd
Destrehan, LA 70047

Biography

Dr. Ronald “Jay” French, Jr, earned his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, where he also completed his internship. He completed a three-part orthopedic residency which included training in trauma at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, pediatric training at Shriner’s Hospital in Tampa, and sports medicine training at Hughston Sports Medicine Hospital in Columbus, Georgia.

Dr. French went on to complete a hand surgery externship at Florida Orthopaedic Institute and a fellowship in hand and shoulder surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He also served as a volunteer with the organization Orthopedics Overseas, providing medical care to land mine victims in Cambodia.

Dr. French has been practicing medicine for more than 24 years. He has been on staff at Ochsner Health since 2013. He specializes in shoulder, elbow, and hand surgery. Dr. French re-certified for Board of Orthopedic Surgeons most recently in 2016.

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Education and Training

Medical School

Tulane University School of Medicine - GME
Field of Study: MD

Internship

Tulane University School of Medicine - GME
Field of Study: Transitional

Residency

Tulane University School of Medicine - GME
Field of Study: Orthopedics

Fellowship

Baylor College of Medicine
Field of Study: Hand Surgery

Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopedic Surgery

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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

Very good experience

February 2024

Dr French is an excellent doctor and surgeon. He performed my first surgery on my hand and I will be returning for the second surgery shortly. I recommend him highly. He just needs some other orthos in his group to ease his load and permit him to see his original patients.

February 2024

Good experience

February 2024

I initially was scheduled to get different procedure in which at time of sx Dr. French stopped to consult me once realizing I needed additional sx first to increase functionality chances.

February 2024

Dr. French always explains, gives me options, then leaves the room to let my husband & I discuss and choose.

February 2024

The doctor was excellent and trustful

January 2024

Dr. French has always been kind, patient, and has always listened to me.

January 2024

All of my questions was answered in a timely manner

January 2024

Excellent and wonderful doctor!

January 2024

Very satisfied with Dr. French .

December 2023

Very informative. Dr French is a very reputable Doctor. I had him recently and he did an outstanding job with my right shoulder surgery. I am having him operate on my left shoulder as well.

December 2023

I Highly recommend Dr. French. I have heard of his name in very positive conversations before I was a Patient.

December 2023

Very good

November 2023

Dr. French is very caring & always concerning about my well being.

November 2023

Excellent

November 2023

Dr French is awesome. Very very professional, polite and wasn't in a hurry to push me out. Made sure I had all my questions answered and understood everything. Will definitely recommend him

November 2023

Great

November 2023

Excellent experience! Doctor Answered all my questions, offered a care plan for my hand to get better soon. I feel comfortable with the splint provided too!

November 2023

EXCELLENT!

November 2023

Dr. French is a very pleasant and knowledgeable physician and has helped me with every area that I have required a diagnosis and treatment; a very caring and professional physician.

October 2023

Dr French is superb! He has fixed both of my shoulders and will fix my hand. Highly recommend him!