Dr. Thao P. Dola, MD

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Dr. Thao P. Dola, MD

Internal Medicine | Female

SLVHCS/Veteran's Admin 1601 Perdido St, New Orleans, LA 70112 Get Directions
(504) 539-5766

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As Blessed Mother Teresa's goal is "to serve Jesus in the distressing disguise of the poor," my own goal, which...Read more

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I came to the United States with my parents and my two sisters in April of 1975 after the fall...Read more

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Specialties

  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

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  • Internal Medicine

Conditions Treated

Dr. Dola says..

I have been treating diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease as well as multiple other diseases daily over the last 21 years that I have been a physician.

I have learned new methods and new technology in the treatment of these diseases as time progresses.  

What is always constant is the evolution of new ways to treat old, well known diseases, and I believe that a good physician should always be open to learning about new technology as time passes.

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  • Arthritis
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Renal Insufficiency
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • High Triglycerides
  • Hypercholesterolemia, Autosomal Dominant
  • Hypertension

Procedures Performed

Dr. Dola says..

Having had the experience of being a resident in general surgery for 2 years prior to learning about internal medicine, I have gained some knowledge about the treatment of some diseases that are treated surgically, like gallstones, appendicitis, bowel obstruction, recurrent diverticulitis, hernias, wounds, and abscess.

I have also gained some experience in doing procedures and feel confident in doing minor procedures in my office like incision and drainage of an abscess.

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  • Abscess Incision and Drainage

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Education

  • Medical School
    Tulane University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1994

  • Internship Hospital
    Tulane University Hospital and Clinic-General Surgery

    Completed in 1995

    Tulane University Hospital and Clinic-Internal Medicine

    Completed in 1997

  • Residency Hospital
    Tulane University Hospital and Clinic-General Surgery

    Completed in 1996

    Tulane University Hospital and Clinic-Internal Medicine

    Completed in 1999

  • Undergraduate School
    Tulane University Of Louisiana

    Graduated in 1990

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Valedictorian. Benjamin Franklin Senior High School. New Orleans, LA, 1987
    • Phi Beta Kappa, 1990
    • Summa cum laude with Honors in Biology. Bachelor of Science. Tulane University. New Orleans, LA, 1990
    • "Dean's Honor," 4 year, full scholarship to Tulane University, 1987
    • Lead Physician at the Hammond VA Outpt Clinic, Since 2009
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  • Media & Publications
    • Leukotriene B4 stimulation of an early elevation of phosphatidic acid mass in human neutrophils, 1995
    • Fungal Secondary Metabolism: Sterigmatocystin and O-methylsterigmatocystin, 1990
    • Leukotriene B4 stimulation of an early elevation of phosphatidic acid mass in human neutrophils, 1995

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Vietnamese

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  • Specializes in Internal Medicine
  • Board certified in Internal Medicine
  • Malpractice claims in Louisiana not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Dola's Office & Staff

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Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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Dr. Dola says...

I came to the United States with my parents and my two sisters in April of 1975 after the fall of South Vietnam to the communists. My brother, who was studying in France at the time, reunited with us several months after we arrived in the United States.

Thanks to the love and encouragement of my caring parents and siblings, I have always strived to do my best in all that I was involved, whether that be studying in school, playing musical instruments like the piano and the violin, playing sports, or studying about my Catholic religion.

I have always had a curiosity and a natural inclination about learning about diseases and the treatment of diseases, and had set as my goal to become a physician at a very young age, which I believe is partially due to the fact that I was born into a family of many physicians, including my paternal grandfather, my maternal uncle, and my oldest sister.

I have been a physician for 21 years, and my love for my profession is reinforced and strengthened each day by the connection that I have with my patients and with his/her family members when I try my best to serve him/her with the best care that I know how and with the latest technology in medicine.

 

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Dr. Dola's Care Philosophy

As Blessed Mother Teresa's goal is "to serve Jesus in the distressing disguise of the poor," my own goal, which is born out of admiration for Blessed Mother Teresa, is to be able "to serve Jesus is the distressing disguise of the ill and suffering" with the compassionate care that they deserve.

I hope to be able to care for each patient daily "as if I were caring for Jesus," as Blessed Mother Teresa and as my parents have taught me.

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Dr. Dola says...

I have been treating diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease as well as multiple other diseases daily over the last 21 years that I have been a physician.

I have learned new methods and new technology in the treatment of these diseases as time progresses.  

What is always constant is the evolution of new ways to treat old, well known diseases, and I believe that a good physician should always be open to learning about new technology as time passes.

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Dr. Dola says...

Having had the experience of being a resident in general surgery for 2 years prior to learning about internal medicine, I have gained some knowledge about the treatment of some diseases that are treated surgically, like gallstones, appendicitis, bowel obstruction, recurrent diverticulitis, hernias, wounds, and abscess.

I have also gained some experience in doing procedures and feel confident in doing minor procedures in my office like incision and drainage of an abscess.

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Dr. Dola says...

I am humbled by the 5 star rating that I have received from my patients.

There is nothing that makes me as happy as to know that my patients are satisfied with the care that I provide.