Phone: (225) 769-4044

Specialty Centers

Aesthetics & Cosmetic Dermatology

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Dermatology is the branch of medicine dealing with the skin and its diseases, a unique specialty with both medical and surgical aspects. A dermatologist takes care of diseases, in the widest sense and, some cosmetic problems of the skin, hair, and nails.

Our dermatologists are leaders in the field of medical and surgical dermatology as well as aesthetic and cosmetic procedures.

Our physicians were trained in their residency on the use of botox, fillers, and laser surgery. Our dermatologists perform cosmetic procedures including chemical peels, and Photo Rejuvenation, Laser resurfacing and microdermabrasion. While most dermatologists limit their cosmetic practice to minimally invasive procedures, practitioners at The Baton Rouge Clinic offer a full spectrum of medical and cosmetic services.

  • Botox
  • Sclerotherapy (Leg Vein Treatment)
  • Soft Tissue Fillers
  • Chemical Peels
  • Photo Rejuvenation, Skin Re-surfacing
  • Microdermabrasion/Silk Peel
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Laser Resurfacing
  • Photoaging Products (Obagi, Vivite, Skin Ceuticals, Elta MD, neocutis and MDForte)
Aviation Medical Examiners

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An Aviation Medical Examiner (AME) is a physician designated by the Federal Aviation Administration and given the authority to perform flight physical examinations and issue aviation medical certificates if the applicant meets FAA standards. AMEs are practitioners of aviation medicine, although most are also qualified in other medical specialties.

When a person visits an AME for a flight physical the fees involved are for the examination and do not guarantee that a certificate will be issued.

The class of flight physical acquire have is determined by what kind of flying you are doing or will do.

  1. Class I, airline transport pilot. This is renewed every six months
  2. Class II, commercial pilot. This is renewed every year
  3. Class III, private pilot. This is renewed every five years for those under 40 and every two years or older.

Recreational Pilots, a new class of pilots, may fly smaller airplanes and carry one passenger within 50 miles of their home base, and only fly during the day in good weather. This is a good choice if you are interested in fun flying. This class of aviators does not require a flight physical but must be qualified to hold a diver's license. Unfortunately, if you have applied for a flight physical but have been found to be not medically qualified then you are not eligible to be a recreatioal pilot.

The requirements are stricter for the commercial and airline transport pilots

Additionally, if you are not yet a certified pilot you will need to apply for a student pilot certificate. This is done at the same time as your first flight physical.

Our Baton Rouge Clinic AME, Robert C. Hinkle, MD, FCCP, FAASM, can provide any of the classes of flight physicals. If you want to become a commercial pilot then you are encouraged to apply for a class one or two physical at the initial application to make sure that you are able to pass the physical requirements.

Things you can do to increase the chance of successfully passing the flight physical include, looking at what medical problems you have and finding out if you meet the standards. The best way to find the criteria is via the web and check "FAA Standards-Your medical problem." Sometimes the standards require testing from your treating doctor. Having done this and bringing that information to the appointment can greatly speed the approval time of your flight physical.

Medications can disqualify the pilot applicant as well. The FAA does not publish a comprehensive list of medications but a partial list can be found here.

Finally, if you wear glasses or contacts, make sure your prescription is up to date. Keep in mind that for classes I and II, you will need correction to 20/20, or better, i.e. 20/25 is disqualifying.

Please log onto the FAA MedXPress website and complete the application prior to coming in for the flight physical as it is necessary for the examination.

If you have any questions, please call (225) 246-4008.

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Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery

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Surgical weight loss is intended for those individuals who have metabolic disorders with significant obesity or for those with morbid obesity who have attempted conservative weight loss measures and have failed to achieve their weight loss goals. Our skilled Bariatric surgeons, Dr. Jonathan Taylor and Dr. James Froelich, are post residency trained in laparoscopic surgical procedures as well as the gastric sleeve and the lap band procedures.

Our surgeons provide free public seminars at both the Baton Rouge General and Woman's Hospital. As they are scheduled, programs will be posted in our announcements section on the home page of this website.

If you have more questions and need to speak to one of our team members, please call 225-246-9222 to contact the Baton Rouge Clinic Surgical Weight Loss program coordinator.

  • Lap-band Gastric Banding System
  • The LAP-BAND® Adjustable Gastric Banding System was the first U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved adjustable gastric band for use in weight reduction. It was approved by the FDA in June 2001 and is the newest and only adjustable surgical treatment for morbid obesity in the United States. It induces weight loss by reducing the capacity of the stomach, which restricts the amount of food that can be consumed.
  • FDA Approved
  • Reversible
  • Performed as a minimally invasive laparoscopic procedure
  • For Morbid Obesity
  • Gastric Sleeve
  • A procedure whereby the size of the stomach is reduced greatly, thus reducing the quantity of food an individual can consume
  • Irreversible
  • For morbid obesity
  • Requires no placement of an artificial device in the body
  • Performed as a minimally invasive laparoscopic procedure
Baton Rouge Clinic Osteoporosis Center

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The Baton Rouge Clinic Osteoporosis Center offers a comprehensive program of education, evaluation, and treatment and/or consultative recommendations regarding osteopenia (bone loss) and osteoporosis. The osteoporosis center’s services are available to all individuals, whether newly diagnosed or with a long established diagnosis, by either self-referral or by physician directed referral.

Our physicians are board certified in either skeletal (Rheumatology) or endocrine (Endocrinology) specialties and follow best practices care for all forms of osteoporosis and osteopenia, in both males and females. Just taking the correct medications is not sufficient to address osteoporosis completely.

While all cases of osteoporosis are managed aggressively, the osteoporosis program at the Baton Rouge Clinic is uniquely capable of evaluating and managing 1) osteoporosis that is resistant to treatment, or 2) individuals whose bone density scores continue to deteriorate in spite of their current treatment plan.

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  • Preventative Care
  • Intervention for Osteoporosis
  • Treatment Resistant Osteoporosis
  • Intolerance to Osteoporosis Medications
Urgent Care

The Baton Rouge Clinic Urgent Care Center provides day and night walk-in care for non life-threatening illnesses and injuries. We are faster and less expensive than the emergency room and we accept most insurance plans. Our Urgent Care Center is open everyday including holidays. Baton Rouge Clinic Urgent Care Center - your best choice for after hours medical care.

FOR A CRITICAL OR LIFE THREATENING EMERGENCY CALL 911


The Urgent Care Center is located immediately next door to Albertsons Grocery Store in the lot adjacent to the Baton Rouge Clinic.
7479 Perkins Road
(225) 246-9997

For emergency care during our regular business hours please call our main clinic phone number (225) 769-4044 to reach your physician or the doctor on call.

For more information about our urgent care clinic please visit the Urgent Care Website.

  • Sprains & Broken Bones
  • Colds and Flu
  • Allergies
  • Sinus Infections & Strep
  • Sore Throats
  • Bladder Infections
  • Cuts, Stitches & Bruises
  • Pediatric Care, for ages 3 months & above
  • Skin Infections
  • Limited Lab & X-rays are available on site