Our Lady of the Lake Reopens Primary Care of Denham Springs
Signs of flood recovery continue in Denham Springs with today’s reopening of Primary Care of Denham Springs, a pediatric primary care clinic with Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group that has been displaced since last August and serving patients out of a nearby clinic in Walker.
“We are fortunate to have had such a great location to continue our practice these last seven months, but we are all so thrilled to be back home in Denham Springs,” said Pediatrician Thiravat Choojitarom, MD, FAAP. “Our patients have been through a lot this last year, and we hope the return to our original facility is one more piece in the puzzle of this resilient community’s return to normalcy.”
Primary Care of Denham Springs, which took on more than two feet of water during the historic flood, is the last of three Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group clinics to move back to their original locations. This clinic’s patient population was also the heaviest hit with more than 90 percent of area homes suffering flood damage.
Providers at Primary Care of Denham Springs include Karim Y. Suazo-Flores, MD, FAAP; Shana M. Hart, MD; Thiravat Choojitarom, MD, FAAP; and Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Laura D. Hollis.
Located at 311 Veterans Boulevard, Primary Care of Denham Springs offers a full scope of pediatric services including newborn care, wellness checkups, immunizations, school and sports physicals, and ADHD and special needs care. The building has been fully renovated and spaces rearranged to better accommodate patients receiving care at the facility.
Denham Springs Mayor Gerard Landry toured the updated facility today to welcome the clinic back to its home building.
"The children in this community have had a lot to deal with recently," said Landry. "They've been displaced from not only their homes, but also their schools and their friends. We want our kids to feel normal again, and we're so glad this clinic is back and providing that sense of normalcy for its patients."
The clinic is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and is currently accepting new patients. To request an appointment call (225) 665-4554.