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Rufus Hixon III, MD

Pediatric Cardiology
Accepting New Patients
Rufus Hixon III, MD
5 of 5 Stars
Based on 62 Patient Verified Ratings
Years Practicing

Rufus Hixon III, MD

Pediatric Cardiology
Accepting New Patients
Primary Location
10310 The Grove Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70836
Ochsner Specialty Health Clinic - Hammond
15800 Professional Plz
Hammond, LA 70403


Rufus Lester “Les” Hixon, M.D. has more than 30 years’ experience in medicine, including 25 as a pediatric cardiologist in Baton Rouge. Dr. Hixon earned a medical degree from Medical College of Georgia, where he also completed a pediatric internship and residency, as well as a pediatric cardiology fellowship. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and board certified in both pediatrics and pediatric cardiology. Dr. Hixon sees patients at our Ochsner Medical Complex The Grove location.

Education and Training

Medical School

Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine

Medical College of Georgia


Medical College of Georgia Hosp & Clinic


Medical College of Georiga
Field of Study: Pediatrics

Medical College of Georgia Hosp & Clinic
Field of Study: Pediatrics


Medical College of Georgia
Field of Study: Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship

Medical College of Georgia Hosp & Clinic
Field of Study: Pediatric Cardiology


  • American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatrics

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

Dr. Hixon is simply the best! He is extremely knowledgeable about my child and pays attention to detail. I recommend him to anyone who asks me about a pediatric cardiologist

January 2024

Dr. Hixon is wonderful!

December 2023

Dr. Hixon is awesome. We love him.

November 2023

We absolutely love Dr. Hixon! He treats us like family at every visit. He always takes the time to explain things thoroughly and answer any questions we have. I have already recommended friends to him!

October 2023

Great physician from very first visit. Shows concern for any issues my child may have. Very thorough.

August 2023

Loved dr hixon. Very informative and thorough

July 2023

This was our first visit with Dr. Hixon. First thing I noticed was while we were still at the front window checking in, he walked a mother and her child all the way to the front desk reassuring the little boy of his well-being. I admired that he spent that extra time with him. When we met him in the exam room we were impressed. Dr Hixon gives a relaxed feeling of care and comfort. He spoke to us using words and phrases and even examples that we could understand. Even then, he continued to make sure we did. Our visit never felt rushed. Dr. Hixon was someone I would definitely recommend.

July 2023

Excellent care and concern