HEALTHremède offers same-day appointments and walk-ins

February 2016: In these days of changing lifestyles and health care needs, HEALTHremède is delivering a new type of healthcare solution that is being enthusiastically welcomed by the public. As reflected by its name, the clinic provides a remedy for people who want an appointment when they first need it, not days or weeks or even hours later. HEALTHremède patients are seen on a same-day appointment and walk-in basis each day, Monday through Friday. They also offer 24-hour availability and call coverage to Industrial Health clients for Injury Care and Drug testing services, keeping injuries out of the Emergency Room.

The staff of HEALTHremède and members of the Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce gather for the recent ribbon cutting, grand opening and open house of the new health care clinic in Walker. The clinic provides a remedy for people who want an appointment when they first need it, not days or weeks or even hours later. HEALTHremède patients are seen on a same-day appointment and walk-in basis each day, Monday through Friday.

The staff of HEALTHremède and members of the Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce gather for the recent ribbon cutting, grand opening and open house of the new health care clinic in Walker. The clinic provides a remedy for people who want an appointment when they first need it, not days or weeks or even hours later. HEALTHremède patients are seen on a same-day appointment and walk-in basis each day, Monday through Friday.

Open since December on Vera McGowen Road in Walker, Livingston Parish residents have been discovering the convenience of this clinic’s general wellness, family medicine and occupational health services. HEALTHremède is open to the public for any and all of their health care needs, from family practice to specialty referrals for complex primary care to ensure patients are managed with the proper specializing physicians – whether it be orthopedics, sports medicine, cardiovascular, internal medicine, kidney disease or other conditions.

Staff members demonstrates how they administer a hearing test in a soundproof booth at HEALTHremède in Walker.

Staff members demonstrates how they administer a hearing test in a soundproof booth at HEALTHremède in Walker.

“Our family medicine practice takes care of everyone from babies to seniors and allows them to avoid lengthy waiting times and to expedite initiation of care for routine family medicine needs,

Brad Frick, PA-C, left, and John Knight, PA-C, consult on an x-ray taken at the Walker clinic.

Brad Frick, PA-C, left, and John Knight, PA-C, consult on an x-ray taken at the Walker clinic.

urgent care, walk-in medicine, travel medicine, pre-employment testing services, school and wellness exams and sports physicals,” said Brad Frick, PA-C and a founding member.

The newest location for the HEALTHremède Family Walk-In Clinic and Occupational Wellness is at 13466 Vera McGowan Rd. in Walker.

The newest location for the HEALTHremède Family Walk-In Clinic and Occupational Wellness is at 13466 Vera McGowan Rd. in Walker.

Their facilities offer an urgent care concept for all of their patients, including Industrial Medicine, for all minor injuries and ailments, lacerations, sprains, strains, sore throats, etc.
Drug testing is available for pre-employment physicals, athletes, random drug testing and teens whose parents are concerned about their child’s welfare and possible drug use. The clinic is DOT-certified for drug screening for truck drivers, school bus drivers, and other screenings and physicals.
Dr. Guidry, medical review officer, is board certified to review drug screenings and communicate with employers, authorities and parents.

HEALTHremède staff shown at the Walker clinic include, left to right, Michelle Flint,  Mandy Boudreaux,  Gina Tholborn, John Knight and Brad Frick. Not shown is Kara Seegmiller.

HEALTHremède staff shown at the Walker clinic include, left to right, Michelle Flint,
Mandy Boudreaux, Gina Tholborn, John Knight and Brad Frick. Not shown is Kara Seegmiller.

Other clinical services that are tailored to our private and Occupational patients are EKGs for cardiovascular screening, hearing tests for audiometric screening, and respirator fit tests for various Industrial exposures as required by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and state OSHA agencies for workers who must wear tight-fitting respirators on the job, to make sure they are forming a tight seal and working properly.

The HEALTHremède Family Walk-In Clinic and Occupational Wellness at 3235 Perkins Road in Baton Rouge.

The HEALTHremède Family Walk-In Clinic and Occupational Wellness at 3235 Perkins Road in Baton Rouge.

Digital spirometry testing is also available. A spirometer measures lung capacity, used in family medicine to check for asthma, COPD and bronchitis and also as part of pre-employment testing to make sure the prospective employee has no underlying respiratory issues that would impede their job performance. Test results can be immediately reviewed and shared by onsite and offsite networks.

HEALTHremède takes care of everyone from babies to seniors and allows them to avoid lengthy waiting times and to expedite initiation of care for routine family medicine needs, urgent care, walk-in medicine, travel medicine, pre-employment testing services, school and wellness exams and sports physicals. The clinic provides a remedy for people who want an appointment when they first need it, not days or weeks or even hours later. HEALTHremède patients are seen on a same-day appointment and walk-in basis each day, Monday through Friday. Brad Frick, PA-C and a founding member

The waiting room at HEALTHremède in Walker has a flat-screen television, and each exam rooms has web-based interactive patient information systems with touchpad screens to provide access to online information; patients can select a topic and request information on a variety of health issues. Brochures to take home are also available.

HEALTHremède Family Walk-In Clinic and Occupational Wellness has a second loation in Baton Rouge at 8742 Goodwood Blvd.

HEALTHremède Family Walk-In Clinic and Occupational Wellness has a second location in Baton Rouge at 8742 Goodwood Blvd.

The founding members of HEALTHremède in addition to Frick are Dr. Jimmy M. Guidry and Dr. Stephen B. Walker.
“HEALTHremède’s leadership actually begins with its employees,” Frick stated. “Our officers’, directors’, administrators’ and providers’ success is reflected by our team concept, and made possible by the dedication and commitment of a well-trained staff that consistently fulfills our mission in ensuring we provide the absolute best in health care for our patients.”

The HEALTHremède staff at the Perkins Road clinic include, left to right, Jason Fajardo, Barbara Rogers, Jill Holland, Shelby Bennett and Shelby St. Romain.

The HEALTHremède staff at the Perkins Road clinic include, left to right, Jason Fajardo, Barbara Rogers, Jill Holland, Shelby Bennett and Shelby St. Romain.

Staff members include Holly Nguyen, PA-C (all clinics); John Knight, PA-C/Clinical Director (Walker clinic); Amanda Easley, FNP (Goodwood clinic); Barbara Rogers, FNP/clinical director (Perkins clinic) and Al Wilder, PA-C (Goodwood clinic). Administrator is Gina Tholborn.
HEALTHremède has more than a decade of experience providing reliable health care to people in south Louisiana. A clinic was started in Abbeville, LA, in 2006; in 2008, the group acquired the practice on Goodwood Dr. in Baton Rouge .

Staff of the HEALTHremède Goodwood Blvd. clinic are, left to right, Milissa Thibodeaux, Shelly Aucoin, CoShannon Pierson, Katrina Seegmiller, and Marla Moore. Not shown  Al Wilder and Holly Nguyen.

Staff of the HEALTHremède Goodwood Blvd. clinic are, left to right, Milissa Thibodeaux, Shelly Aucoin, CoShannon Pierson, Katrina Seegmiller, and Marla Moore. Not shown
Al Wilder and Holly Nguyen.

Later, in 2013 the business acquired its Perkins Rd clinic and rebranded to HEALTHremède, choosing a unique name with a French twist to as a nod to the clinic’s universal walk-in policy being a remedy for people wanting to get medical attention quickly.
“Success in these areas gave us the vision of extending our unique service to areas outside Baton Rouge,” said Frick. “The Walker HEALTHremède clinic was designed and constructed from the ground up in Walker in 2015, with

Brad Frick and staff members show the clinic’s on-site x-ray facilities.

Brad Frick and staff members show the clinic’s on-site x-ray facilities.

the doors opening in December.
“We take pride in each of our small, family-oriented practices, and we invite everyone to visit one of our locations the next time they want to see a heath provider the day they want to with no appointment needed. HEALTHremède accepts most insurance carriers including Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Tricare, Humana, Choice Care, First Health Gilsbar, America Lifecare, PHCS, GreatWest, Coventry, United Healthcare and Medicare.

Details:

HEALTHremède, 13466 Vera McGowen Rd, Walker, 225-380-1720, and two clinics in Baton Rouge: 8742 Goodwood Blvd., 225- 231-7070 and 3235 Perkins Rd, 225-387-3030. Hours: Hours 8-5 Mon.- Fri., and after hours call service 24-hour availability for industrial clients. Website: www.healthremède.com
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