- 401 Audubon Blvd, Lafayette, LA
- 3.9 average rating
- 3 specialties
- 2 affiliated hospitals
- 7 insurance providers
- 5 awards
- 2 schools
- 27 minutes avg wait time
- 4 are board certified
- 2 are rated 4 stars and above
- 4 are rated on Vitals.com
- 3 are male
- 1 is female
- 3 specialties
- 7 health insurance companies
- 3.9 average overall rating
5 affiliated awards
- United Healthcare
- BCBS Louisiana
- BCBS Blue Card
Doctors in Lafayette Arthritis And Endocrine Clinic
- Dr. James Lipstate MD Rheumatology, Internal Medicine Lafayette, LA
- Dr. Bennett Baquet MD Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Internal Medicine Lafayette, LA
- Dr. Jennifer Malin MD Rheumatology, Internal Medicine Lafayette, LA
- Dr. Justin Fontenot MD Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Internal Medicine Lafayette, LA
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
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.
Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
An endocrinologist is a physician with extensive training in understanding, diagnosing and treating conditions related to the endocrine system. The endocrine system regulates the balance of hormones.
Conditions of the endocrine system involve an over-abundance, or deficiency of a certain hormone. While there is a range when it comes to the amount of a hormone that is deemed normal in a human, these specialists determine whether a person's amount of hormone is indicative of a health concern. Two conditions this specialist might treat are diabetes and obesity.
Lafayette Arthritis And Endocrine Clinic is affiliated with the following hospitals
- Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center Lafayette, LA 70508
- Lafayette General Medical Center Lafayette, LA 70503
Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools
- Tulane University School Of Medicine
- Louisiana State University School Of Medicine In New Orleans
Information About Group Practices
What is a Group Practice?
According to The Medical Group Management Association, a group practice is any relationship between three or more physicians who share facilities, expenses, profits and other resources like support staff and equipment. Group practices tend to fall into two categories: those that organize around a particular medical specialty and those that encompass several specialties like East Boston Neighborhood Health that specializes in internal medicine
Why Group Practice?
As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.