Dr. Fernando Ruiz, MD

Interventional CardiologyMaleAge 57

Interventional Cardiology

Dr. Fernando Ruiz, MD is an Interventional Cardiology Specialist in Lafayette, LA. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center and Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Fernando Ruiz, MD

Cardiovascular Institute Of The South

441 HEYMANN BLVD Lafayette, LA 70503
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available
Telehealth services available

Accepting new patients

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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Dr. Ruiz's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Dyslipidemia
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ruiz treats Dyslipidemia more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Ruiz treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Wheezing
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ruiz treats Wheezing more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Ruiz treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Shortness of Breath
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ruiz treats Shortness of Breath more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Ruiz treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Ruiz's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Alkalosis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Animal Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Back Pain
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blepharitis
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bronchitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Constipation
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Emphysema
  • Endocarditis
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • First Degree Heart Block
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastroparesis
  • Gout
  • Headache
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heartburn
  • Hernia
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Impella Device
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Pain
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Lipidoses (incl. Gaucher Disease)
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Mastodynia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mobitz, Type 2, Heart Block
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Proteinuria
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Rash
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rosacea
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Second Degree Heart Block
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Structural Heart Disease Evaluations and Treatment
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Third Degree Heart Block
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Unstable Angina
  • Urinary Hesitancy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Varicose Eczema
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Hypertension
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wheezing
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Pattern

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(337) 289-8429

Dr. Ruiz accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
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UnitedHealthCare
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Dr. Ruiz's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ruiz

4.8

Based on 43 ratings

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Highly recommend
Very friendly and caring staff. Listened to my concerns and explained results and procedures in a way that I could easily understand. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for their type of services.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ellen Billeaud – Oct 24, 2022
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Excellent Physician
Dr. Ruiz has been my physician ever since he was in Lake Charles. In my opinion he is the best cardiologist around. He genuinely cares about his patients and his bedside manner is excellent. He has been right on point in regards to treatment for my medical condition. I thank God for giving Dr. Ruiz the wisdom, knowledge and understanding to be the best doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Juanita Fontenot Davis – Oct 19, 2022
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Excellent healthcare provider, patient, knowledgeable and caring. Takes extra care to explain findings and procedures.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Pamela Vincent – Oct 13, 2022
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I find Dr Ruiz to be very thorough and personable
Dr. Ruiz reviewed my blood test results with me and told me what each result meant. He checked my lungs, heart and carotid arteries. He asked if I had any chest pains since my last visit and how I felt overall. He asked if I had any questions and made me feel at ease.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Joseph Neil Hebert – Aug 31, 2022
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Dr. Ruiz is an Amazing Knowledgeable Doctor
I was referred to CIS after dealing with another medical issue. When I first met Dr. Ruiz he explained things very thoroughly to me and made me feel very comfortable. I have been seeing him now for two years and I am so Happy I was referred. He has helped rule out what was initially thought to be a major issue and has helped me take care of minor issues, that could have turned into Major issues if not taken care of. I appreciate him for making my health a priority and keeping me on the right track.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Dee Cormier – Aug 31, 2022
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Six month update
Great visit. In great shape in all areas.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Aug 30, 2022
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Best Cardiologist!
Dr Ruiz takes his time and never rushes an office visit. He is very experienced and knowledgeable in his field. I trust in his decisions concerning the treatment of my health completely. His mannerism is both calming and professional. It is obvious his main concern is the health and well-being of his patients. Dr Ruiz is definitely in the business of saving lives.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Roxie Richard – Jun 22, 2022
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Great Doctor
Dr Ruiz ALWAYS calms me down. I love my doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Kim Frederick – Jun 10, 2022
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Wonderful and friendly
Dr. Ruiz is not only an exceptional clinician. He spends time with you, explains conditions in an easy to understand manner, and makes you feel comfortable. I never feel like he’s rushing through my appointment.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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C. Randall Mann – May 25, 2022
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Profesional and kind
Dr. Ruiz is obviously a great doctor, but what separates him from others is that he listens with concern, answers all questions and is very patient. He never make me feel that he is too busy to address any concerns I may have.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Walter Massengale – May 24, 2022
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Good.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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May 03, 2022
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Doc. Is absolutely Amazing and also the staff!!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Nicole Duhon – Apr 01, 2022
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Excellent Cardio Physician
Dr, Ruiz is very informative. He explains all items that are pertinent to our medical conditions. Very thorough in all of his recommendations also.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Francis and Geraldine – Mar 09, 2022
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Dr. Ruiz is so thorough and caring! I will recommend him to all my friends and family! Dr. Ruiz actually saved my life from a certain major Heart Attack this past Summer!
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
What could be improved
No results
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Frank Vincent – Jan 20, 2022
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Awesome Doctor, very personal, takes time to explain things, very knowledgeable.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Bart – Nov 19, 2021
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Kind informative listened wonderful
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Nov 04, 2021
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Very informative
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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William Landen – Oct 15, 2021
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Very Informative
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
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Lance Knoll – Oct 13, 2021
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Very informative and pleasant
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Aug 17, 2021
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I was referred to Dr. Ruiz by my PCP and have been extremely satisfied with my experience with him! He is a thoughtful physician; he listened to my concerns and symptoms intently. He explored possible conditions and treatments in a way that a non-medical professional could understand. The staff at his S. College location have always been kind and accommodating; they allow me to sit in my car until my appointment time to encourage social distancing. Great doctor, great office staff!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Natalie Bunner – Aug 25, 2020
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Our mission is to provide our patients with the highest quality cardiovascular care available. We pledge ourselves to technological superiority, to assure...Read more

Specialties

  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Nuclear Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Cardiology

Education

Mount Sinai Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
Tulane University Hospital and Clinics
Fellowship Hospital
2009
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
1999
Tulane University School Med
Fellowship Hospital
1996
Hosp of St Raphael/Yale U Sch Med
Residency Hospital
1994
Hosp of St Raphael/Yale U Sch Med
Internship Hospital
1994
Hospital Of St Raphael/yale University School Med
Internship Hospital
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Languages

  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Awards

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Does Dr. Fernando Ruiz, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Fernando Ruiz, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Ruiz frequently treats Dyslipidemia, Wheezing, and Shortness of Breath. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Ruiz treats.

Where is Dr. Fernando Ruiz, MD's office located?

Dr. Ruiz's office is located at 441 HEYMANN BLVD, Lafayette, LA 70503. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Fernando Ruiz, MD speak?

Dr. Ruiz speaks Spanish, Italian, and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Cardiovascular Institute Of The South

Cardiology Physician Clinic of Lgmc441 HEYMANN BLVD Lafayette, LA 70503
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Cardiovascular Institute Of The South422 Kade St Ste 1 Jennings, LA 70546
2

CIS at Lafayette General

CIS at Lafayette General443 Heymann Blvd Ste B Lafayette, LA 70503
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Ruiz is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center

Lafayette, LA

75% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital

Camden, NJ

59% Patients that would definitely recommend, 11% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ (2022)

Women's And Children's Hospital

Lafayette, LA

2 Awards Received