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Heart Clinic of Louisiana Joins the West Jefferson Medical Center Family

Hospital executives are proud to announce that the Heart Clinic of Louisiana has joined West Jefferson Medical Center’s physician services effective January 1, 2013. Board Certified Cardiologists Brian Cospolich, MD; Edmund K. Kerut, MD; Stephen LaGuardia, MD; Robert D. Matheney, MD; Louis Glade, MD; Frederick G. Kushner, MD, Leslie Levenson, MD and Maureen W. Stein, MD have previously been an independent physician’s group (Heart Clinic of Louisiana) on the medical staff and campus of West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) for many years. The group is now part of the WJMC family of physician services including: The Family Doctors, West Jefferson Urology Specialists, The Cardiovascular and Electrophysiology Clinic and the Cancer Center at West Jefferson Medical Center.

Existing patients will continue to receive the same quality care from the practice which will now be called West Jefferson Heart Clinic of Louisiana. Patients can call the practice number below for continued care and to schedule appointments. New patients are also welcomed. The offices will remain at the following locations:

1111 Medical Center Blvd.Suite N-613 Marrero, La. 70072

120 Meadowcrest St. Suite 410 Gretna, La. 70056

(504) 349-6800

The physicians with West Jefferson Heart Clinic of Louisiana offer the level of skill and expertise that comes from years of experience in the most advanced techniques used by cardiologists across America today. These eight physicians form one of the largest and most comprehensive adult cardiology groups in Southeast Louisiana.

In addition, the West Jefferson Heart Clinic of Louisiana has a team of experienced cardiovascular nurse practitioners, nurses, and medical assistants along with registered ultrasound and nuclear technologists.

"We are excited to become part of the West Jeff family because it allows us to concentrate on what we do best: supply first class cardiac care for our patients and the people of the West Bank," said Dr. Louis Glade, Medical Director of West Jefferson Heart Clinic of Louisiana." Thanks to West Jeff's commitment, we will be able focus exclusively on patient care rather than the business side of the office."

“We are very fortunate to have such high quality cardiology specialists become permanent members of our West Jefferson team,” said Dr. Mark Workman, Chief Medical Officer for West Jefferson Medical Center. “The physicians with West Jefferson Heart Clinic of Louisiana are extremely skilled in treating cardiovascular disease. We welcome the group to our hospital family.”