Aesthetics & Cosmetic Dermatology Center
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, scalp, hair, and nails.
Our cosmetic dermatologists have been leaders in the field of cosmetic surgery. Some have completed. Many are trained in their residency on the use of Botox, Juvederm, Restylane, and laser surgery. Our dermatologists perform cosmetic procedures including chemical peels, Photo Rejuvenation and Microdermbrasion. While most dermatologists limit their cosmetic practice to minimally invasive procedures, practitioners at The Baton Rouge Clinic offer a full spectrum of services.
- Sclerotherapy (Leg Vein Treatment)
- Soft Tissue Fillers
- Chemical Peels
- Photo Rejuvenation
- Microdermabrasion/Silk Peel
- Laser Hair Removal
- Photoaging Products (Obagi and MDForte)
Aviation Medical Examiners
Aviation Medical Examiner (AME) is a physician designated by the local aviation authority and given the authority to perform flight physical examinations and issue aviation medical certificates. AMEs are practitioners of aviation medicine, although most are also qualified in other medical specialties. The military equivalent of the AME is the flight surgeon.
The International Civil Aviation Organization have established basic medical rules for determining whether a pilot is fit to act in that capacity, and they are codified in Annex 1 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation. However, most countries' aviation authorities have developed their own specific details and clarifications to be used in addition to - frequently more stringently than - the high-level standards prescribed by ICAO.
What class flight physical you have is determined by what kind of flying you are doing or will do
- Class I, airline transport pilot. This is renewed every six months
- Class II, commercial pilot. This is renewed every year
- Class III, private pilot. This is renewed every five years for those under 40 and every two years or older.
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.
If you want to become a commercial pilot then it is wise 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.
Currently, Doctor Hinkle is only allowed by the FAA to do class II and III flight physicals.
Applying for a flight physical:
- Log on to medxpress and complete the application. Please be very specific as to what medications you take, what medical problems you have, and doctors visits. This can be accessed at: https://medxpress.faa.gov/. This is a necessary step before you book your office visit. If this is your first flight physical please apply for both a student pilot certificate as well is a flight physical
- When your medxpress application is complete you will be given an applicant number. Please bring it with you to the appointment, as the doctor cannot access your information without it
- During your appointment a physical examination will be performed. If you wear glasses or contact lenses please bring them with you as your eyes will be tested with and without them. A urine test will also be performed.
If you have any questions, please call (225) 246-4008
- FAA Flight Physicals
Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery
Surgical weight loss is intended for those individuals who have metabolic disorders with significant obesity or for those with mobid 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 Hospitals. As they are scheduled, programs will be posted will be noted in our announcements section on the home page of this site.
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 the 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
- 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
- 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
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.
- Preventative Care
- Intervention for Osteoporosis
- Treatment Resistant Osteoporosis
- Intolerance to Osteoporosis Medications
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.
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
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
- Sinus Infections & Strep
- Sore Throats
- Bladder Infections
- Cuts, Stitches & Bruises
- Pediatric Urgent Care
- Skin Infections
- Limited Lab & X-rays are available on site