Christus Ochsner Lake Area Hospital

77%

Patients that would definitely recommend
7% higher than the national average

Awards

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Hospital Quality Awards

Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2017)

Top in the nation for overall patient experience based on nine measures related to doctor and nurse communication, hospital cleanliness and noise levels, and medication and post-discharge care instructions

Safety Ratings

How well a hospital safeguards patients from potential complications

No events relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure

3 ratings were worse than expected

  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest
  • Catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital
  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care

9 ratings were as expected

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Hospital Quality

Clinical Ratings

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Data Source

Patient Experience

Patient experience measures tell you how patients felt about the care they received at the hospital. These measures are based on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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75%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
6% higher than the national average

77%

Would definitely recommend
7% higher than the national average

Christus Ochsner Lake Area Hospital

National Average

Communication with doctors

Percent of patients who said that doctors always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%85%81%

Communication with nurses

Percent of patients who said that nurses always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%80%78%

Communication about medicines

Percent of patients who said that staff always explained medicines before giving them to patients

100%50%0%65%63%

Discharge Information

Percent of patients who said they were given information about recovering at home

100%50%0%89%84%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

Percent of patients who said they always received help quickly from hospital staff

100%50%0%70%66%

Christus Ochsner Lake Area Hospital

National Average

Quietness

Percent of patients who said the area around their rooms was always kept quiet at night

100%50%0%68%60%

Cleanliness

Percent of patients who said their room and bathroom were always kept clean

100%50%0%70%73%

Providers

Dr. Abdel Abu Shamat, MD

Nephrology

1 Ratings
Dr. Abdel Abu Shamat, MD

Dr. Jude Agendia, MD

Family Medicine

10 Ratings
Dr. Jude Agendia, MD

Dr. Bolarinwa Akanbi, MD

Family Medicine

Dr. Bolarinwa Akanbi, MD

Jeffrey Allain, CRNA

Nurse Anesthesiology

Jeffrey Allain, CRNA

Dr. James Barrow, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology

2 Ratings
Dr. James Barrow, MD

Dr. Robert Bernauer Jr, MD

Family Medicine

2 Ratings
Dr. Robert Bernauer Jr, MD

Dr. Andrew Bradberry, DO

Family Medicine

Dr. Andrew Bradberry, DO

Dr. James Brown III, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology

24 Ratings
Dr. James Brown III, MD

Dr. Rachel Chua, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology

13 Ratings
Dr. Rachel Chua, MD

Dr. Keith Chung, MD

General Surgery

6 Ratings
Dr. Keith Chung, MD

Dr. John Digiglia III, MD

Family Medicine

6 Ratings
Dr. John Digiglia III, MD

Dr. David Duhon, DC

Chiropractic

10 Ratings
Dr. David Duhon, DC

Dr. Kenneth Ewane, MD

Urology

5 Ratings
Dr. Kenneth Ewane, MD

Dr. Kenneth Falterman, MD

Pediatric Surgery

6 Ratings
Dr. Kenneth Falterman, MD

Dr. Karen Fisher, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology

18 Ratings
Dr. Karen Fisher, MD

Dr. Janna Flint, MD

Pediatric Endocrinology

10 Ratings
Dr. Janna Flint, MD

Dr. Eugene Fontenot, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology

25 Ratings
Dr. Eugene Fontenot, MD

Dr. Thomas Ford, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

6 Ratings
Dr. Thomas Ford, MD

Dr. Ryan Foret, MD

Family Medicine

6 Ratings
Dr. Ryan Foret, MD

Dr. Corey Foster, MD

Interventional Cardiology

4 Ratings
Dr. Corey Foster, MD

Dr. Deiadra Garrett, MD

Pediatric Surgery

11 Ratings
Dr. Deiadra Garrett, MD

Dr. Richard Gilmore, MD

Cardiology

6 Ratings
Dr. Richard Gilmore, MD

Dr. Brett Goodwin, MD

Cardiology

Dr. Brett Goodwin, MD

Dr. Tyson Green, DPM

Podiatric Surgery

23 Ratings
Dr. Tyson Green, DPM

Dr. Armand Grimshaw, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology

13 Ratings
Dr. Armand Grimshaw, MD

Dr. Daniel Hall IV, DPM

Podiatric Surgery

13 Ratings
Dr. Daniel Hall IV, DPM

Dr. Maria Hernandez, MD

Pediatrics

2 Ratings
Dr. Maria Hernandez, MD

Dr. Sarah Hickey-White, MD

Pediatrics

Dr. Sarah Hickey-White, MD

Dr. Cole Hillebrandt, MD

Family Medicine

4 Ratings
Dr. Cole Hillebrandt, MD

Dr. Michael Hinton, MD

Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

17 Ratings
Dr. Michael Hinton, MD

Dr. Muhammad Jadoon, MD

Internal Medicine

12 Ratings
Dr. Muhammad Jadoon, MD

Dr. Kyle James, MD

Family Medicine

2 Ratings
Dr. Kyle James, MD

Dr. James Jancuska, MD

Urology

14 Ratings
Dr. James Jancuska, MD

Dr. Celina Jolivette, MD

Bariatric Surgery

Dr. Celina Jolivette, MD

Dr. Stanley Kordisch, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology

6 Ratings
Dr. Stanley Kordisch, MD

Dr. David Landry, MD

Family Medicine

2 Ratings
Dr. David Landry, MD

Dr. Brad LeBert, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat

20 Ratings
Dr. Brad LeBert, MD

Dr. Blake Leblanc, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat

2 Ratings
Dr. Blake Leblanc, MD

Dr. Keith Lechtenberg, MD

Family Medicine

15 Ratings
Dr. Keith Lechtenberg, MD

Dr. Kilee Lincoln, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology

1 Ratings
Dr. Kilee Lincoln, MD

Dr. Bridget Loehn, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat

5 Ratings
Dr. Bridget Loehn, MD

Dr. Ricardo McCall, MD

Gastroenterology

10 Ratings
Dr. Ricardo McCall, MD

Dr. David McFarland, MD

Diagnostic Radiology

Dr. David McFarland, MD

Dr. Tammy Mitchell, MD

Family Medicine

9 Ratings
Dr. Tammy Mitchell, MD

Dr. Lee Monlezun Jr, MD

Gynecology

7 Ratings
Dr. Lee Monlezun Jr, MD

Dr. Ammar Morad, MD

Pediatric Hematology & Oncology

10 Ratings
Dr. Ammar Morad, MD

Dr. Thomas Mulhearn IV, MD

Cardiology

7 Ratings
Dr. Thomas Mulhearn IV, MD

Dr. Baron Newton Jr, MD

General Surgery

Dr. Baron Newton Jr, MD

Dr. Ken Nguyen, MD

Internal Medicine

1 Ratings
Dr. Ken Nguyen, MD

Dr. Asif Nisar, MD

Nephrology

Dr. Asif Nisar, MD

Dr. Todd Peavy, MD

Family Medicine

22 Ratings
Dr. Todd Peavy, MD

Dr. John Pourciau, DPM

Podiatric Surgery

4 Ratings
Dr. John Pourciau, DPM

Dr. Nauman Qureshi, MD

Internal Medicine

4 Ratings
Dr. Nauman Qureshi, MD

Dr. Gregory Richard, MD

Ophthalmology

4 Ratings
Dr. Gregory Richard, MD

Dr. Albert Richert Jr, MD

Pediatrics

4 Ratings
Dr. Albert Richert Jr, MD

Dr. Albert Richert Sr, MD

Pediatrics

7 Ratings
Dr. Albert Richert Sr, MD

Dr. Alycia Rodgers, MD

Pediatrics

2 Ratings
Dr. Alycia Rodgers, MD

Dr. Justin Rudd, MD

General Surgery

4 Ratings
Dr. Justin Rudd, MD

Dr. Eric Sanders, DDS

Pediatric Dentistry

13 Ratings
Dr. Eric Sanders, DDS

Dr. Niazy Selim, MB CHB

General Surgery

6 Ratings
Dr. Niazy Selim, MB CHB

Dr. Farjaad Siddiq, MD

Urology

17 Ratings
Dr. Farjaad Siddiq, MD

Dr. Ernest Smoot III, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery

10 Ratings
Dr. Ernest Smoot III, MD

Dr. Jessica Sonnier, MD

Family Medicine

2 Ratings
Dr. Jessica Sonnier, MD

Dr. Lyle Stephenson, MD

Pediatrics

1 Ratings
Dr. Lyle Stephenson, MD

Dr. Jenny Thomas, MD

Pediatrics

Dr. Jenny Thomas, MD

Dr. Nirmala Tumarada, MD

Neurology

Dr. Nirmala Tumarada, MD

Dr. Michael Turner, MD

Cardiology

5 Ratings
Dr. Michael Turner, MD

Dr. Ejiro Ughovwa, MD

Internal Medicine

2 Ratings
Dr. Ejiro Ughovwa, MD

Dr. Patrick Unkel, MD

Pediatrics

Dr. Patrick Unkel, MD

Debra Vincent, FNP

Pediatrics

Debra Vincent, FNP

Dr. Vukmir Vlasic, MD

Pediatric Pulmonology

16 Ratings
Dr. Vukmir Vlasic, MD

Dr. Luke Williams, MD

Critical Care Medicine

22 Ratings
Dr. Luke Williams, MD

Dr. Roger Williams, MD

Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

2 Ratings
Dr. Roger Williams, MD

Dr. Justin Wu, DO

Rheumatology

1 Ratings
Dr. Justin Wu, DO

Provider Reviews

Sep 04 2019

Review for Dr. Farjaad Siddiq, MD

Wonderful bedside manner. Familiar with my cancer case when he saw me. Obviously concerned about helping me. Wish he had private practice!

Aug 05 2019

Review for Dr. Ken Nguyen, MD

Absolutely loved him! Very good bedside manners and answers all questions without frustration, very punctual with his timing. Would recommend him to anyone!

Jul 24 2019

Review for Dr. Justin Rudd, MD

Jun 29 2019

Review for Dr. Karen Fisher, MD

He takes great care of me. Without him I wouldn’t be here today. I recommend him to everyone

Jun 27 2019

Review for Dr. Thomas Mulhearn IV, MD

Amazing doctor who enjoys his patients and listens to what they have to say. Highly recommended. Staff are amazing as well

in DeRidder, LA - Jun 07 2019

Review for Dr. Todd Peavy, MD

I was very nervous and scared! Being my son was only six months having a procedure done. Dr. Falterman made me real comfortable and explained everything to me down to how long it would even take. Procedure and recovery went well!

Jun 05 2019

Review for Dr. Kenneth Falterman, MD

I have been going to Dr Peavy for years. I've never had any problems until recently with his staff workers. Giving me prescriptions not signed. Lying about calling and leaving messages on my voicemail and I asked to speak with Dr. Peavy and now he is dismissing me from the clinic.

in Lake Charles , LA - Jun 01 2019

Review for Dr. Todd Peavy, MD

She’s the best. Very thorough and patient. Good bed side manner and very easy to talk to. If there is a problem with any of your results, she personally calls you. I highly recommend her for a gynecologist.

May 31 2019

Review for Dr. Karen Fisher, MD

0 stars! This guy should not be a doctor. He is so rude and doesnt care at all. Hope he looses his job.

May 30 2019

Review for Dr. Cole Hillebrandt, MD

My experience was horrible... very condescending and rude . I was asking questions and he rudely said “ let me finish!” Wasn’t a warm feeling at all and his bedside manner is ZERO. My father was a doctor who truely cared for his patients... this was absolutely ridiculous.

May 29 2019

Review for Dr. Cole Hillebrandt, MD

Today was my first visit with Dr. Agendia, and he was so compassionate and caring. I am so happy I chose him as my primary doctor!

May 29 2019

Review for Dr. Jude Agendia, MD

May 28 2019

Review for Dr. Todd Peavy, MD

May 23 2019

Review for Dr. Brad LeBert, MD

May 16 2019

Review for Dr. Deiadra Garrett, MD

Dr. Rudd has great bedside manner. He also very knowledgeable about the conditions he treats. You can tell that he enjoys his work and cares for his patients.

May 04 2019

Review for Dr. Justin Rudd, MD

Dr. LeBert and his team are fabulous! Great bedside manner and will recommend him and his team to anyone.

May 02 2019

Review for Dr. Brad LeBert, MD

Apr 23 2019

Review for Dr. Farjaad Siddiq, MD

Apr 22 2019

Review for Dr. Tammy Mitchell, MD

Zero bedside manner for a serious situation. Absolutely rude and talks to you as if you are an idiot. Would NEVER see him on an “at option” basis. Worst doctor I’ve ever seen.

Apr 09 2019

Review for Dr. Cole Hillebrandt, MD

She’s outstanding. Very knowledgeable and spends an ample amount of time with her patients.

Mar 29 2019

Review for Dr. Rachel Chua, MD

Love him! He delivered my son and when my husband was killed .. my son played ball with his son. They helped out tremendously. I am grateful to him.

in Monroe, LA - Mar 05 2019

Review for Dr. Eugene Fontenot, MD

in LA - Feb 22 2019

Review for Dr. Luke Williams, MD

Absolutely WONDERFUL!! He did surgery for my kidney cancer. Has a wonderful bedside manner. Made me feel as though I were his only patient. Would recommend him to anyone

in Lake Charles, LA - Feb 14 2019

Review for Dr. Farjaad Siddiq, MD

Dr. Agendia is a great dr he actually care about his’s patients he also let you know what gonin on with you. He takes his’s time to listen An understand your pain I wish they had more dr like him I’m truly blessed to have him as my Dr. I give him 100 starts great Dr.

in Oberlin la, LA - Jan 23 2019

Review for Dr. Jude Agendia, MD

Jan 22 2019

Review for Dr. David Duhon, DC

Dr. Morad is a great caring and understanding doctor that really cares for his patients and will let you know what’s going on with your child that you definitely need to know and make sure you understand what the problem is

in Alexandria, LA - Jan 22 2019

Review for Dr. Ammar Morad, MD

Dr. Fontenot has been my OBGYN since he helped deliver my 1st of 3 children. He is caring and spends ALOT OF TIME WITH ME!!!! He is thorough and diagnostics are his strong point.

in Lake Charles, LA - Dec 12 2018

Review for Dr. Eugene Fontenot, MD

If I had known that I would've found a a great doctor for my baby year before last I would've been move down here I think I found the best

in Westlake, LA - Nov 19 2018

Review for Dr. Vukmir Vlasic, MD

in LA - Nov 13 2018

Review for Dr. Vukmir Vlasic, MD

Lake Charles, LA - Oct 30 2018

Review for Dr. Niazy Selim, MB CHB

Was the on-call doctor when I went into labor for my first child on a Friday night. Very unprofessional and uncaring. Do not recommend him.

in LA - Oct 29 2018

Review for Dr. Eugene Fontenot, MD

Dr. Brown is the most down to earth, genuine, kind doctor I’ve ever had! I am so glad I chose him 8 years ago when I was pregnant with my first child. He delivered my two children. Both experiences were positive with excellent care! I would recommend him to everyone!

Oct 25 2018

Review for Dr. James Brown III, MD

in Lake Charles, LA - Oct 24 2018

Review for Dr. Stanley Kordisch, MD

This is one of the poorest trained doctor I have ever met! He is insulting and does not care about patient's health care. I would not recommend dogs going to see him!

Lake Charles, LA - Oct 23 2018

Review for Dr. Todd Peavy, MD

He is an awesome Dr. he was very helpful and answered all questions and concerns.. i really do like him a lot..

Oct 15 2018

Review for Dr. Vukmir Vlasic, MD

Dr. Muhomed Jadoon is a born physician. He understands me and is very intelligent, trustworthy and compassionate. I have never been treated by a doctor who actually gets to the origin of my problems. I highly recommend him.

Lake Charles, LA - Oct 09 2018

Review for Dr. Muhammad Jadoon, MD

in Lake Charles , LA - Oct 05 2018

Review for Dr. Muhammad Jadoon, MD

Sep 29 2018

Review for Dr. Tyson Green, DPM

I’ve been a patient of Dr Chua’s for 18+ years. She delivered both of my babies and is a caring, knowledgeable physician. Highly recommended!

LA - Sep 15 2018

Review for Dr. Rachel Chua, MD

Don't see him if you have IC: does not follow diagnostic guidelines, respect an already established diagnosis, or patient wishes. The nurses on the other hand are very nice.

Sep 04 2018

Review for Dr. James Jancuska, MD

in LAKE CHARLES, LA - Aug 31 2018

Review for Dr. Rachel Chua, MD

Kind, compassionate, gifted doctor. He is very thorough and patient. I never feel rushed when I see him. Explains everything and answers all questions.

Lake Charles, LA - Aug 28 2018

Review for Dr. Blake Leblanc, MD

Excellent doctor. One complaint is the waiting room for spouses and friends is the LCD tv only has one channel and cuts out all the time ????

Aug 27 2018

Review for Dr. Ricardo McCall, MD

?? I'll never go anywhere else now... In the past I dreaded having checkups and would usually put them off for a year or more... Can't say enough good things about Dr Karen Fischer??

in Lake Charles, LA - Aug 22 2018

Review for Dr. Karen Fisher, MD

Staff is extremely friendly, fast, and hard working which is hard to find. Dr Vlasic is amazing! He explains everything in terms that are easy to understand. He takes his time, interacts with the children very well, and is very observent of them and their behavior. All in all great experience!!

in Lake charles, LA - Aug 06 2018

Review for Dr. Vukmir Vlasic, MD

Dr. Valisc, is very sweet. My daughter loves to go see him. He is quick at his appointments but will also listen to any concerns you may have.

in Lake charles, LA - Aug 05 2018

Review for Dr. Vukmir Vlasic, MD

in none - Jul 31 2018

Review for Dr. Keith Chung, MD

Best Dr in town he has a 10 not a 5 star in every category. Top notch I'm super blessed to have Dr Keith as my family physician.

Jul 17 2018

Review for Dr. Keith Lechtenberg, MD

Dr Vlasic is not only very thorough and kind he also takes the time to answer any questions I may have, in a very validating and intelligent fashion. I appreciate him very much!

Jul 13 2018

Review for Dr. Vukmir Vlasic, MD

Location

Christus Ochsner Lake Area Hospital

4200 Nelson Rd, Lake Charles, LA 70605