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Keeping the Beat: Pacemakers and Defibrillators

When the heart’s own natural systems for setting a regular pace don’t function properly, these are considered “electrical” cardiac problems known as arrhythmias. These can cause the heart to beat too rapidly, too slowly or even skip beats. To learn more about two of the most common treatment options for when the heart is going haywire – pacemakers and defibrillators – join Dr. ...

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Obstetrician and Gynecologist David McAlpine, MD Joins Memorial Medical Group

Memorial Medical Group Welcomes David McAlpine, MD, a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist to its staff. He sees patients at his office located at 1890 W. Gauthier Road, Suite 150 at the Lake Charles Memorial Hospital for Women campus. Prior to joining Memorial, Dr. McAlpine worked at Lake Area Medical Center. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. He received his medical degree from ...

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Orthopedic Hand & Upper Extremity Surgeon William Hubbard, MD joins Memorial Medical Group

Memorial Medical Group welcomes William Hubbard, MD, a board-certified and fellowship-trained hand orthopedic surgeon to its staff. He joins fellow orthopedic surgeons Thomas Axelrad, MD, Nathan Cohen, MD, Robert Duarte, MD, and Paul Fenn, MD, on Memorial’s main campus on the 3 rd Floor of 1717 Oak Park Boulevard. Prior to joining Memorial Dr. Hubbard worked at BRG Orthopedic Associates in Baton Rouge and was ...

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Hospitalist Benjamin Azevedo, MD joins Memorial Medical Group

Memorial Medical Group welcomes Benjamin Azevedo, MD, a board-certified internal medicine physician to its staff. Dr. Azevedo serves as a hospitalist, treating and caring for patients admitted to Lake Charles Memorial Hospital. Dr. Azevedo received his degree in integrative biology from the University of California, Berkeley. He holds a masters of public health from Tulane University School of Public Health and ...

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General Surgeon Amanda Ellington, MD joins Memorial Medical Group

Memorial Medical Group welcomes Amanda Ellington, MD, a board-certified general surgeon to its staff. She joins fellow surgeon Richard Shimer, MD and Thomas Rossowski at Memorial Medical Group Surgery & Trauma on Memorial’s main campus at 2770 3 rd Avenue, Suite 120. Prior to joining Memorial Dr. Ellington was at Southwest Surgical Associates in Jennings. She is also a former associate professor of surgery ...

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