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About Dr. Enrique A Mendez

Dr. Enrique A Mendez, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Lake Charles, LA, with another office in Lake Charles, LA. His specialties include Rheumatology and Internal Medicine. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

23 Ratings with 9 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Enrique A Mendez is Great. Dr. Enrique A Mendez has been rated by 23 patients. From those 23 patients 9 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Enrique A Mendez is 3.9 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Enrique A Mendez Md

501 Doctor Michael Debakey Dr
Lake Charles, LA 70601
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Enrique A Mendez MD

643 Doctor Michael Debakey Dr
Lake Charles, LA 70601
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Specialties

Dr. Enrique A Mendez has the following 2 specialties

  • Rheumatology

    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.

  • Internal Medicine

    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.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Enrique A Mendez has the following 8 expertise

  • Gout
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatic Diseases
  • Tendinitis
  • Lupus
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Hip Osteoarthritis

Dr. Enrique A Mendez has 1 board certified specialty

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Board Certifications

Dr. Enrique A Mendez is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Reviews

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Five Stars

I have 2 diseases that I have not been able to find help with & he has gone above & beyond to try & help me. Thanks Doc!!!

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Dont exspect to find out anything!

Wait is long, not very nice feels like they want you in and out! Dont do anything but lab work and to come back! It's the same thing everytime u go in, no answers just come back! Never answer the phone always get voicemail! Dont depend on getting any answers for anything! Ive been waiting for months!

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A VERY KIND, CARING, COMPETENT, AND PROFESSIONAL MD

I have known Dr. Mendez for well over 10 years and have been one of his patients for approximately 10 years.Dr. Mendez is always willing to patiently listen and review any new and/or existing symptoms, complaints, etc. and work with you to resolve whatever your health problems are!He is also very conscientious about checking your vital signs, blood tests, CT Scans, X-Ray's, MRI's, etc. as needed!I began suffering from extreme weakness and unrelenting fatigue, no matter how much rest and sleep I got. I was in excruciating pain almost every waking moment of every day. My muscles and joints, all over my body, hurt so badly that I was reduced to tears every day. I began suffering from pounding, throbbing headaches. I had trouble remembering even very simple things and felt as if my brain was covered by some type of "fog" and my thinking was horribly "cloudy". I went from functioning at 110% to barely 10%. I went from going 150 miles an hour, working 60 hours a week, and raising two EXTREMELY ACTIVE children (personally driving my kids and others to track meets, football games, basketball games, baseball games, literary rallies, cheerleading, and more!) to barely being able to get out of bed in the morning and going 10 miles an hour!It has been a terrifying experience that Dr. Mendez has guided me through with his expertise and willingness to listen!Dr. Mendez's office staff has always has been very helpful and courteous to me! Yes, they are very busy since Dr. Mendez has a thriving practice. However, they are equally considerate and kind!If you are looking for a competent, professional, caring, and kind Doctor, then, in my opinion, you will be extremely pleased with Dr. Mendez!!!P.S. By the way, NO, I am not related to Dr. Mendez or anyone in his family or on his staff!

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Two Stars

Dr. Mendez is very caring, but does not follow-up.Wait is too long.Office staff has much to be desired.

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Great doctor

i don't know where I would be without him. I do know that I would not be able to hold down a regular job and my family life would have suffered without his help.

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  • Education

  • Lsu Health Sciences

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Enrique A Mendez accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana National POS
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

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