Dr. Gerald Sparks, MD

Dr. Gerald Sparks, MD

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Dr. Gerald Sparks, MD is a family medicine specialist in Hammond, LA and has been practicing for 25 years. He specializes in family medicine.Read his story

Ochsner Health Center - Hammond

41676 Veterans Ave

Hammond, LA 70403
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Lifecare
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Louisiana
  • Employers Health Network
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Galaxy Health Network

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Dr. Sparks' conditions and procedures:

Abdominal Disorders
Abdominal Pain
Abnormal Thyroid
Abscess Incision and Drainage
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Acne
Actinic Keratosis
Acute Bronchitis
Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Acute Laryngitis
Acute Pharyngitis
Acute Sinusitis
Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
ADHD and-or ADD
Administrative Physical
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Allergic Reaction
Allergic Rhinitis
Allergies
Anal Disorders
Anal or Rectal Pain
Anemia
Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
Ankle Sprains and Strains
Anxiety
Arthritis
Arthritis of the Elbow
Asthma
Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
Ataxia
Atherosclerosis
Athlete's Foot
Atrophic Vaginitis
Back Pain
Bacterial Sepsis
Balanoposthitis
Bedsores
Bell's Palsy
Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
Biopsy
Bladder Diseases
Bladder Infection
Blood Disorders
Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
Bone Disorders
Breast Diseases
Breast Exam
Breast Pain
Bronchiectasis
Bronchitis
Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
Bunion
Burn Injuries
Bursitis
Calcium Metabolism Disorders
Canker Sore
Cardiovascular Stress Test
Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cellulitis
Chest Pain
Cholesterol Screening
Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic Neck Pain
Chronic Pain
Chronic Sinusitis
Cluster Headache
Cold Sore
Confusion
Constipation
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Cough
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Dehydration
Depressive Disorders
Dermatitis
Dermatitis Due to Drugs
Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
Diabetes
Diabetes Counseling
Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
Diabetes Screening
Diabetes Type 1
Diabetes Type 2
Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
Diabetic Polyneuropathy
Diarrhea
Diverticulosis, Intestinal
Dizziness
Dysphagia
Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
Ear Ache
Ear Disorders
Earwax Buildup
Elbow Injuries
Electrocardiogram (EKG)
Emphysema
Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
Enteritis
Erectile Dysfunction
Esophageal Diseases
Esophagitis
Essential Tremor
Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
Fever
Fibromyalgia
Folliculitis
Foot Conditions
Foot Sprain
Fungal Nail Infection
Gait Abnormality
Ganglion Cyst
Gas-Bloat Syndrome
Gastritis
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Gastroparesis
Genital Warts
Gonorrhea Screening
Gout
Gynecologic Cancer Screening
Hair Loss
Hammer Toe
Headache
Heart Disease
Heart Palpitations
Heartburn
Hemorrhoids
Hepatitis B Virus Screening
Hepatitis C Virus Screening
Hepatitis Screening
Herpes Simplex Infection
Herpes Simplex Screening
Herpes Zoster Without Complication
High Cholesterol
HIV Screening
Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
Hypercalcemia
Hyperkalemia
Hyperlipidemia
Hypertension
Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
Hypoglycemia
Hypokalemia
Hypotension
Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
Hypothyroidism
Immunization
Infectious Diseases
Influenza (Flu)
Injuries
Insomnia
Intertrigo
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Itchy Skin
Jock Itch
Joint Injection
Joint Pain
Knee Disorders
Laryngitis
Larynx Conditions
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Leg and Foot Ulcers
Limb Cramp
Limb Pain
Limb Swelling
Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
Lipid Disorders
Liver Function Test
Low Back Pain
Low Blood Oxygen Level
Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
Malaise and Fatigue
Male Sexual Conditions
Malnutrition
Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
Menopause
Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
Migraine
Mineral Metabolism Disorders
Mole Removal
Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
Muscle Spasm
Muscle Weakness
Mycobacterial Lung Infection
Nail and Nail Bed Infection
Nail Avulsion and Excision
Nausea
Newborn Metabolic Screening
Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
Nosebleed
Obesity
Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Hands
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Osteopenia
Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis Screening
Otitis Media
Outer Ear Infection
Overactive Bladder
Painful Urination (Dysuria)
Pap Smear
Paracentesis
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Pelvic Exams
Perimenopause
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
Pharyngitis
Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
Physical Examination
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
Plantar Fasciitis
Pneumonia
Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
Pollen Allergy
Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
Polyneuropathy
Postnasal Drip
Pregnancy Test
Prostate Cancer Screening
Prostatitis
Pulmonary Disease
Pulmonary Function Test
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Rash
Reflux Esophagitis
Restless Leg Syndrome
Rh Incompatibility Screening
Rickets
Ringworm
Rosacea
Sarcoidosis
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Seborrheic Dermatitis
Secondary Hypertension
Second-Degree Burns
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
Shingles
Shortness of Breath
Shoulder Disorders
Sickle Cell Disease
Sinusitis
Skin Biopsy
Skin Infections
Sleep Apnea
Sleep Disorders
Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
Smoking Cessation Counseling
Sore Throat
Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
Spondylosis
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Stitches
Stomach Diseases
Sunburn
Swine Flu
Symptomatic Menopause
Syphilis Screening
Tension Headache
Testicular Dysfunction
Thrombosis
Thyroid Disease
Thyroid Screening
Tinnitus
Tobacco Use Disorder
Torticollis
Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
Tremor
Trigeminal Neuralgia
Ulcer
Urinalysis
Urinary Disorders
Urinary Hesitancy
Urinary Incontinence
Urinary Stones
Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
Vaccination
Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
Venous Insufficiency
Vertigo
Viral Infection
Vitamin D Deficiency
Wart Removal
Warts
Well Baby Care
Wellness Examination
Wheezing
Yeast Infections

About Me

Biography

"Dr. Gerald Sparks earned his medical degree from Tulane and completed his family medicine residency at the Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Fort Gordon, Georgia. He began practicing family medicine in 1994 and joined the staff at Ochsner in 1998. Dr. Sparks is board certified in family medicine."

Specialties

  • Family Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

1994
Eisenhower Army Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1992
Eisenhower Army Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1991
Tulane University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1989
Southeastern Louisiana University
Undergraduate School
1994
1992
1991
1989

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Sparks

4.4

Based on 13 reviews

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Dr. Sparks is a very professional doctor and I trust him. I would refer any of my friends or family to him. I appreciate the care and concern that he shows me when I go in for an appointment. Thank you so much!!!!!
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Dr. Sparks has been my primary care physician for the past few years. He is very through & also prescribes medications when needed. He will advise you to see a specialist if need be.
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Dr. Sparks is one of the best. I can talk to him about any health issue I have and he never makes me feel silly for the questions I ask. He is very pleasant as well as very knowledgeable about my health issues. I trust him implicitly with my health issues. I really appreciate having him as...Read More
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Aetna
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
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
Humana Veterans
Medicaid
MultiPlan
National Preferred Provider Network
PHCS
PPO Plus
PPO Plus PPO
Prime Health Services
Three Rivers Provider Network
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
USA Managed Care Organization

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