Dr. Gerald Sparks, MD

Dr. Gerald Sparks, MD

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52 y/o
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Dr. Gerald Sparks, MD is a family medicine doctor who practices in Hammond, LA. He is 52 years old and has been practicing for 26 years. Dr. Sparks is affiliated with Ochsner Medical Center - Baton Rouge.

Ochsner Health Center - Hammond

41676 Veterans Ave

Hammond, LA 70403
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Accepted insurance

  • 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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Care Philosophy

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.
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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
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Specialties

  • Family Medicine
1

Board Certifications

  • Family Practice
    Accredited by: American Board of Family Medicine*
20

Conditions Treated

  • Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Emphysema
  • Heart Disease
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Injuries
  • Menopause
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pneumonia
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
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Procedures

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Biopsy
  • Breast Exam
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • Immunization
  • Joint Injection
  • Mole Removal
  • Pap Smear
  • Pelvic Exams
  • Physical Examination
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Stitches
  • Urinalysis
  • Vaccination
  • Wart Removal
  • Well Baby Care
  • Wellness Examination

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

Dr. Sparks does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Sparks and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Ochsner Medical Center - Baton Rouge

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Sparks is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Sparks' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sparks to family and friends
4.4
based on 12 total reviews (2 with comments)

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4.4
based on 78 total reviews (50 with comments)
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Dr. Sparks' 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
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Ponchatoula, LA |
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.
in Hammond, LA |
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 one of my most trusted physicians.
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Dr. Sparks accepts 24 insurance carriers
  • 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

Hospitals where Dr. Sparks has admitting privileges

Ochsner Medical Center - Baton Rouge
17000 Medical Center Dr
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
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