Dr. Diego Lara, MD

Pediatric CardiologyMaleAge 45

Dr. Diego Lara, MD is a Pediatric Cardiology Specialist in New Orleans, LA. He is affiliated with Ochsner Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Lara to book an appointment.

Dr. Lara

Ochsner Health Center for Children - New Orleans

1319 Jefferson Hwy Ste 201 New Orleans, LA 70121
Accepting new patients

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Dr. Lara's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Stress Test

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Dr. Lara performs Stress Test more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Lara performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Arrhythmia Screening

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Dr. Lara performs Arrhythmia Screening more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Lara performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Treadmill Stress Test

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Dr. Lara performs Treadmill Stress Test more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Lara performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Lara's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Atrioventricular Septal Defect (AVSD)
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Pain Evaluation
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congenitally Corrected Transposition of the Great Arteries (CCTGA)
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Endocarditis
  • First Degree Heart Block
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Kawasaki Disease
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericarditis
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Stress Test
  • Structural Heart Disease Evaluations and Treatment
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Third Degree Heart Block
  • Tilt Table Testing
  • Transposition of Great Arteries
  • Treadmill Stress Test
  • Tricuspid Valve Atresia
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Pattern

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(866) 624-7637

Dr. Lara accepts the following insurance:

Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
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HealthyBlue 2.0
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Dr. Diego Lara has been in my sons life since birth, he has always given me the best options not from just a doctor stand point but from a parents view as well, I hate to see him go but I know he will provide the best care to other families... See you soon Diego Team Chayce????
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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About Me


Dr. Diego Lara's pediatric cardiology training was at Texas Children's Hospital where he was a chief fellow. During fellowship, he was awarded...Read more


  • Pediatric Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Pediatrics


Baylor College Of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
University of Alabama At Birmingham
Residency Hospital
University of Alabama At Birmingham
Internship Hospital
Tulane University School Of Medicine
Medical School


Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dr. Diego Lara, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Diego Lara, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Lara's profile to make an appointment.

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What are Dr. Diego Lara, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Lara frequently treats Stress Test, Arrhythmia Screening, and Treadmill Stress Test. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Lara treats.

Where is Dr. Diego Lara, MD's office located?

Dr. Lara's office is located at 1319 Jefferson Hwy Ste 201, New Orleans, LA 70121. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Does Dr. Diego Lara, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Lara has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

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Ochsner Health Center for Children - New Orleans

Ochsner Health Center for Children - New Orleans1319 Jefferson Hwy Ste 201 New Orleans, LA 70121

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Lara is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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Ochsner Medical Center

New Orleans, LA

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

19 Awards Received