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There is nothing that makes me as happy as to know that my patients are satisfied with the care that I provide.
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Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the... More
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
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.
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.
Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Louisiana.
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor’s board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Graduated in 1994
Completed in 1995
Completed in 1997
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Completed in 1999
Graduated in 1990
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Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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Even specialists specialize. One orthopedic surgeon might do nothing but hip surgeries, while another does nothing but knees. If you want the best possible care, it’s critical to match your medical need with the doctor who truly specializes in treating it.
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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.
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.