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Infectious Diseases

Ochsner's Department of Infectious Diseases provides a variety of services primarily related to prevention and treatment of disease caused by infectious agents. These include infections caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites. The physicians in this section are trained and board certified in internal medicine and have an additional two years of training and board certification in the specialty of Infectious Diseases.

Examples of the type of problems that infectious disease physicians have expertise in diagnosing and treating include:

  • Infections of the respiratory tract (sinus infections, bronchitis and pneumonia)
  • Infections of bone and joints
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Skin and soft tissue infections
  • Infections of the heart valve (infective endocarditis)
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • HIV infection
  • Tuberculosis
  • West Nile infection
  • Infections that occur in persons with abnormal immunity

Ochsner provides a full complement of services for immunizations and up-to-date advisories to international travelers including safety and health precautions for travel in foreign countries. Outpatient administration of intravenous antibiotics is also provided. The Infectious Diseases staff, in their capacity as internal medicine specialists, also participate in the Executive Health Program.

​​The primary goal of the antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP) is to optimize clinical outcomes while minimizing unintended consequences of antimicrobial use, including toxicity and the selection of resistant organisms, through the most appropriate use of antimicrobials.

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Map of Ochsner-affiliated facilities that provide services related to Infectious Diseases

Infectious Diseases Locations

Ochsner University Hospital & Clinics
2390 West Congress St.
Lafayette, LA 70506
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital
1310 West 7th St.
Kaplan, LA 70548
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center
1214 Coolidge St.
Lafayette, LA 70503
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner CHRISTUS Health Center - Moss Bluff
1355 Sam Houston Jones Parkway, Suite 355
Lake Charles, LA 70611
  • Mon–Fri: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Slidell Memorial Hospital
1001 Gause Blvd.
Slidell, LA 70458
  • Open 24/7
Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center
1978 Industrial Blvd.
Houma, LA 70363
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner Medical Center – New Orleans
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA 70121
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner Medical Center - Kenner
180 West Esplanade Ave.
Kenner, LA 70065
  • Monday – Friday: 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.