Dr. Burke Brooks Jr, MD

Dr. Burke Brooks Jr, MD

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Hematology & Oncology  |  
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63 y/o
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Dr. Burke Brooks Jr, MD is a hematology & oncology doctor who practices in Baton Rouge, LA. He is 63 years old and has been practicing for 38 years. Dr. Brooks Jr is affiliated with Baton Rouge General - Mid City, Ochsner Medical Center - Baton Rouge and Ochsner Medical Center.

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Blood Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
very high
more than 98% of peers
Anemia
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Brooks Jr "Dr. Brooks has been on staff at Ochsner since 1987. His leadership positions include Chief of Medicine, Chief of Medical Subspecialties, Chairman of the Research Committee, membership on the Research Advisory Committee and member of the Board of Governors of Ochsner Clinic Foundation. Dr. Brooks' expertise is in lung cancer, breast cancer treatment and prevention, and cancer genetics. He has written many articles for scientific medical publications and chapters for several oncology textbooks. Dr. Brooks earned his medical degree from LSU. He completed his residency at Charity Hospital in New Orleans and his fellowship at the National Cancer Institutes Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Research Center in Bethesda, Maryland. He is board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology and by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Medical Oncology."

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Specialties

  • Hematology & Oncology
  • Oncology
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Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Medical Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Eye Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphoma
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Melanoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Penile Cancer
  • Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Qualitative Platelet Defects (incl. Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia)
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Retina Diseases
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thalassemia
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis

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Procedures

  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Cancer Screening
  • Thoracentesis

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • New Orleans
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1975
  • Louisiana State University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • Charity Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Charity Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • National Cancer Institute's Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Research Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Brooks Jr has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Brooks Jr' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Brooks Jr to family and friends
5.0
based on 16 total reviews (2 with comments)

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4.8
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Dr. Brooks Jr Says:

We value all our patients opinions of our care that we give to them and are always receptive to new ways of delivering our services.  We are servants to  our of our patients in providing them with caring compassionate care in the highest professional manner.

Dr. Brooks Jr' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Baton Rouge, LA |
I have had great experiences with Dr Brooks, he has been on top of my diagnosis and has provided me with informed resources and information, and has been very involved in preventative testing.
in holden |
He is very experienced with his profession very friendly and helpful with all questions I have about my cancer. He goes above and beyond expectation for my Dr.
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Dr. Brooks Jr accepts 25 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna POS
  • American Lifecare
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana PPO
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Louisiana
    Coventry Health Care of Louisiana HMO
  • Employers Health Network
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • Galaxy Health Network
    Galaxy Health Network PPO
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • MultiPlan
  • National Preferred Provider Network
  • PHCS
  • PPO Plus
    PPO Plus PPO
  • Prime Health Services
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • USA Managed Care Organization

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Hospitals where Dr. Brooks Jr has admitting privileges

Ochsner Medical Center - Baton Rouge
17000 Medical Center Dr
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
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Baton Rouge General - Mid City
3600 Florida Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
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Ochsner Medical Center
1516 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA 70121
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