July 18, 2016
When your child needs specialized care – beyond what a primary care physician can provide – you want exceptional expertise delivered in a caring, child-friendly environment. And you don’t want to go far to get the care your child needs. That’s why Tulane Health System recently opened its newest Tulane Multispecialty Clinic in the heart of Mandeville, offering new access to pediatric gastroenterology, pediatric nephrology and pediatric pulmonology services.
“We are thrilled to have a location in Mandeville that provides the Northshore community easy access to our pediatric specialists,” said Honie Bauer, director of ambulatory clinics at Tulane Lakeside Hospital for Women and Children. “Our physicians work closely with parents and each child’s primary care doctor to provide highly coordinated care tailored to the needs of each patient.”
The clinic gives direct access to Tulane pediatric specialists, skilled nursing and support staff, and specialized pediatric medical services.
Dr. Samir El Dhar a board certified pediatric nephrologist provides care for children who need a kidney or urinary tract specialist, and Dr. Uwe Blecker, a board certified pediatric gastroenterologist, will be available to care for children with tummy troubles ranging from colic to obesity to irritable bowel syndrome.
And board certified pediatric pulmonologists Drs. Robert Hopkins and Michael Kiernan will be available to treat patients with respiratory and lung conditions such as asthma and cystic fibrosis.
Tulane leaders are exploring other physicians and specialties to add to the clinic in the future, Bauer said.
“We want to provide the best care possible, as close to home as possible,” Bauer said. Northshore patients who need radiology or lab services, she added, will have seamless access to Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington, a Tulane sister facility.
The new Tulane Multispecialty Clinic Northshore is conveniently located at 1305 West Causeway Approach in Mandeville. Patients can call (985) 867-3876 to make an appointment.