Baton Rouge Clinic, AMC
27 internists, 6 endocrinologists, Dietary Services and Certified Diabetes Education Program.
Community health fairs, lecture at CME events, and collaborate with employer groups and business coalitions to improve the quality of healthcare in the community.
Quality improvement efforts involve all physicians/clinicians. However, specialized cardiovascular preventive services are carried out in the Center for CV Disease Prevention under the direction of Dr. Carmouche, board-certified clinical lipidologist and hypertension specialist. We evaluate and manage difficult lipid disorders and resistant hypertension in adolescents and adults. We focus on therapeutic lifestyle changes, weight management, and non-pharmacologic therapies along with standard (and often complex) pharmacologic interventions. We also provide comprehensive global cardiovascular risk assessments for patients with a concern about future cardiovascular disease. This involves comprehensive laboratory evaluations as well as imaging for subclinical vascular disease.