Dr. Gerald Sparks, MD

Dr. Gerald Sparks, MD

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Family Medicine  ·  
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52 y/o
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Dr. Gerald Sparks, MD is a family medicine specialist in Hammond, LA and has been practicing for 24 years. He specializes in family medicine.Read his story

Ochsner Clinic 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' Experience

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Dr. Sparks' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Family Medicine
  • Board certified in Family Practice
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Sparks' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Sparks "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."

1  Specialties

  • Family Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Family Practice
    Accredited by: American Board of Family Medicine*

239  Conditions Treated

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45  Procedures

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Biopsy
  • Breast Exam
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • HIV Screening
  • Immunization
  • Joint Injection
  • Liver Function Test
  • Mole Removal
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Newborn Metabolic Screening
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Pap Smear
  • Paracentesis
  • Pelvic Exams
  • Physical Examination
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Stitches
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Urinalysis
  • Vaccination
  • Wart Removal
  • Well Baby Care
  • Wellness Examination
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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Louisiana.

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

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Sparks has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Sparks' Reviews

4.4
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sparks to family and friends
13 total reviews (3 have comments)

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Likelihood to Recommend (13)

  • 5
    (10)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
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  • 2
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Dr. Sparks' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Patient Comments (3)

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...more
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