Advanced Pain Institute

Nursing (Nurse Practitioner), Interventional Pain Medicine · 7 Providers

Average Rating of all Office Providers

Advanced Pain Institute

42131 Veterans Ave # 100
Hammond, LA 70403
View All Locations(985) 200-5465

Office Providers

Ashley Bratton, APRN

Ashley Bratton, APRN

Nursing (Nurse Practitioner)

David Dykes Jr, NP

David Dykes Jr, NP

Nursing (Nurse Practitioner)

Dr. Mohamed Elkersh, MD

Dr. Mohamed Elkersh, MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Dr. Artemus Flagg II, MD

Dr. Artemus Flagg II, MD

Interventional Pain Medicine


Office Provider Reviews


based on the average of 141 provider reviews for Advanced Pain Institute

Review of Dr. Lee

- in Hammond |

Dr. Lee demonstrates a genuineness of heart that often is lacking in health care across all disciplines. While Dr. Lee often depends on imaging and objectivity that may demonstrate a patently obvious reason as to why the patient may complain of pain, his keen assessment skills come to bear in those subjective complaints that requuire more thought and consideration. My quality of life has been restored to a noticeable level because ofcaring and expertise.
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Review of Dr. Flagg II

- in Magnolia |

Dr. Flagg refused to provide services My second visit, he had discovered an L4 compression fracture and sent me for an MRI that couldn't be done until after this appt. Notified his office they said drive the hour, keep the appointment When Dr. Flagg realized the MRI had not been done he seemed to forget that I was there for help and became angry about milleneals on his staff, wasting time, insurance issues. Left me with an appointment in two weeks nothing for pain feeling like a scolded child.
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Review of Dr. Lee

- in Mandeville, LA |

I have many things going on and he has been patient, had many good suggestions and really help better my Quality of Life. He is friendly and caring. He has several offices, so it makes it easy to find an appointment. The staff at the office is very nice and easy to work with them.
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Review of Dr. Elkersh

- in Hammond |

Dr. Elkersh is an amazing physican. He is very intelligent plus caring. He has help my dads back pain with injections and giving him the best treatment. Great staff as well.
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Review of Dr. Lee

- in Franklinton |

Dr. Lee is THE BEST pain management doctor!! If you want to see a talented, compassionate, intelligent doctor who really cares about his patient's well being and will do everything within his power to make your life pain free, this is the doctor for you. Dr. Lee is very caring, understanding & compassionate. I have done my different treatments options with Dr. Lee and I'm happy with all the outcomes. I've had injections, the nerves burnt in my back. I'm so happy I found a WONDERFUL doctor!!
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Review of Dr. Lee


Don't know what some of these other reviews are talking about- probably angry dope addicts. Dr. Lee always takes time to answer my questions and is very respectful. I recommend him highly.
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Review of Dr. Lee


After my first appointment with Dr. Lee - I made it to my car before I broke into tears. Who is this person? In all my years, I have never run across a physician who is as arrogant and hostile as this guy. I don't pay good money to have someone insult and bully me! I definitely won't be going back for a second visit! There are too many good doctors around!
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Review of Dr. Lee

- in La |

Had about 5 good visits with him, 4 visits I would leave feeling sad wondering what I did to deserve such treatment. I know everyone has bad days so I let a few slide. My last visit I left crying and betrayed. I thought doctors were supposed to want to help you above all else. Doctors get paid bc we need them. He has the potential to be a great Dr. if he humbled himself. Dr.s should treat patients how they want to be treated. I was sad to let him go but I need a Dr. I can feel at ease with.
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Review of Dr. Lee

- in Hammond la |

Bedside manner definitely needs work he’s arrogant treats his patient like we are a waste of his time and like drug seekers even when no one even asked for meds and have never asked. We pay too much money to be treated this way. My friend who also goes to see him told me what a jerk he was to her and I like to use my own judgment so I gave him a chance. I gave him many chances too many I just can’t deal with a Dr. who is Jekyll or Hyde. He needs therapy.
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Review of Dr. Johnston

-Denham Springs, LA |

We had same problem , He just kept giving injections over and over . When we were down to the last injections and I questioned him about why we were scheduled an appointment just to see if he needed pain medicine my husband was suddenly dismissed as a patient.
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Learn About Advanced Pain Institute

35 Procedures

  • Botox® For Chronic Migraine
  • Celiac Plexus Block
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Discography
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction By Neurolytic Agent
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Pain Management
  • Pain Pump
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (Tens)
  • Transforaminal Epidural Block
  • Trigger Point Injection


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Who We Are

  • Interventional Pain Medicine: Back Pain, Neck Pain, Joint Pain, Osteoarthritis, Cancer Pain, and Neuropathy

Language Services

  • Arabic

Advanced Pain Institute accepts 43 insurance carriers

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Husky Health
  • INTotal Health
  • Medica
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • PHCS
  • Peach State Health Plan
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
  • TPA
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellCare
  • Wellcare of Georgia
  • Wells Fargo Insurance
  • Worker's Compensation
  • inHealth


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