AboutDr. Jacqueline Kirby, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Metairie, LA, with other offices in Lutcher, LA and La Place, LA (and 1 other location). She has 44 years of experience. Her specialties include Emergency Medicine and Rheumatology. Dr. Kirby is affiliated with St James Parish Hospital, Saint Charles Parish Hospital and Saint James Parish Hospital. She speaks English.
Dr. Jacqueline Kirby has the following 2 specialties
- Emergency Medicine
An emergency physician is a doctor who is an expert in handling conditions of an urgent and extremely dangerous nature. These specialists work in the emergency room (ER) departments of hospitals where they oversee cases involving cardiac distress, trauma, fractures, lacerations and other acute conditions.
Emergency physicians are specially trained to make urgent life-saving decisions to treat patients during an emergency medical crisis. These doctors diagnose and stabilize patients before they are either well enough to be discharged, or transferred to the appropriate department for long-term care.
A rheumatologist is a physician who has received extensive training in diagnosing and treating rheumatic conditions. Rheumatic conditions involve the joints, soft tissues, autoimmune system, vascular system, and connective tissues.
Some of the conditions that rheumatologists treat are rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout, sarcoidosis, vasculitis, and lupus. These are all conditions that involve a lot of pain and make mobility difficult. Rheumatologists use medications, such as analgesics, NSAIDs, steroids, DMARDs, infliximab, and adalimumab, as well as occupational therapy, in order to decrease pain and improve a patient's quality of life.
- Hip Osteoarthritis
- Knee Osteoarthritis
- Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
Dr. Kirby is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
St James Parish Hospital
1645 Lutcher Ave
Lutcher, LA 70071
Saint Charles Parish Hospital
1057 Paul Maillard Rd
Luling, LA 70070
Saint James Parish Hospital
2471 Louisiana Ave
Lutcher, LA 70071
44 Years Experience
Meharry Medical College
Graduated in 1973