Best OB/GYNs in {and near} New Orleans

Disclaimer: Medical decisions are extremely personal, and we encourage everyone to do their own research in choosing a doctor. Additionally, this list is in no way an endorsement of any type of provider nor any specific hospital. We copied the quotes verbatim from our Facebook page and are unable to verify accuracy of the providers’ personalities or their ability to perform specific procedures.

We are often asked for our recommendations on OB/GYNs in the New Orleans area, and we usually turn to our wonderful readers {like you} through our Facebook page to get additional input. We have taken those recommendations, along with our own, and compiled a list of Obstetricians/Gynecologists for all the pregnant and soon to be pregnant women in and around New Orleans. To help you decide from this vast list of options, we have included a few of our readers’ quotes about their favorite doctors.

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Touro

Dr. Paul DuTreil
“Love him!” “Supports natural births and VBACs.”

Dr. Jennifer Lapeyerolerie
“Spends a lot of time with her patients.” “Supportive of any birth plan including VBAC, breech, and twin vaginal births.”

Dr. Jennifer Mills-Messina
“Nicest Dr. I’ve ever met.”

Dr. Quinn Peeper

Dr. Rebecca Perret
“AMAZING!” “Best doctor for natural delivery.”

Dr. Janet Ross
“Love her.”

Dr. William Von Almen (Dr. Von Almen has retired from Obstetrics, but still practicing Gynecology)
“So wonderful!”

The above doctors had several recommendations, and they are all associated with Crescent City Physicians.

Dr. Florencia Polite

Dr. Rachel Reitan

Dr. Hope Ruhe

Dr. Valerie Williams

Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialists at Touro

Dr. Joseph Miller

Dr. Asha Heard

Dr. Ann Chau “She is fabulous. Held my hand the whole way through and actually made me laugh at times I never thought I’d be able to.”

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Ochsner

Dr. Jennifer Brunet
“She is compassionate, spends tons of time with her patients, is available after hours for concerns and was fantastic during a very high risk pregnancy with early delivery.”

Dr. Nicole Charbonnet

Dr. Rajiv Gala
“Such a nice guy, and his nurses are always super nice.”

Dr. Veronica Gillispie
“She kept me educated and informed.”

Dr. Ellen Kruger

Dr. Elizabeth Lapeyre

Dr. Candace Moore
“Smart, kind, calm and supportive of various birth options, even my birth tub.”

Dr. George Morris IV
“Great bedside manner.”

Dr. Angela Parise
“She is very kind; takes her time with her patients.”

Dr. Margaret Roberie
“Nice and supportive of natural births.”

Dr. William Sargent

Dr. Shontell Thomas (Ochsner Kenner)

Dr. Amy Truitt (Ochsner Kenner)

Dr. Michael Wiedemann (Ochsner Kenner)
“He listens and is compassionate and just all around great!”

Dr. Anna White
“Supported all my crazy crunchy requests.”

Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialists at Ocshner

Dr. Sherri Longo

Dr. Cliff Moore

Dr. Alfred Robichaux III
“I can’t say enough good things about him.”

East Jefferson General Hospital

Dr. Samuel Alexander*

Dr. Jennifer Baur
“Great bedside manner and supported my desire for natural childbirth.”

Dr. Robin Bone*
“Can’t rave about her enough!”

Dr. Vernon Carriere*
“He is AMAZING!”

Dr. Steven Champlin

Dr. Lisa Colon*

Dr. Arelis Figueroa

Dr. Amy Grace*
“So awesome that sometimes I want to have a 4th baby just to have a reason to go to her office.”

Dr. Michael Graham*

Dr. Christina Goodridge
“Calm, cool, and collected, which is exactly what I needed.”

Dr. Eduardo Herrera

Dr. John Hevron*

Dr. Robert Hogan*
“Great bedside manner. Very nice guy”

Dr. Dorothy Kora*
“She is amazing.” “I second Dr. Kora, totally love her!”

Dr. Kathryn McClure*

Dr. Bennie Nobles*

Dr. Archana Paine*
“Love her!”

Dr. Eric Shultis*
“Kind, calm, and provides beautiful, emotional encouragement to moms.”

Dr. Alison Stewart*

Dr. Geraldine St. Germain*
“Takes the time to get to know you, always makes you feel comfortable, and always takes her time through appointments.”

Dr. Katherine Swing

Dr. Kathleen Sullivan*
“Really down to earth.” “Impeccable bedside manner.”

Dr. Sacha Wax
“Love her!”

*Also delivers at Tulane-Lakeside Hosptial

 

Westbank

West Jefferson Medical Center

Dr. Richard Helman

Dr. Scott Nicholson-Uhl

Dr. Brandon Perez

Dr. Yuri Simani
“Compassionate, genuine and VBAC friendly”

Dr. Amy Vaughan

Dr. Mark Allen, West Jefferson and Ochsner Westbank
“His abilities as a doctor combined with his genuine personality can’t be beat.”

Dr. Sergio Castillo, West Jefferson and Ochsner Westbank
“I love him; he’s very laid back and direct.”

Dr. Jeanne Hutchinson, West Jefferson and Ochsner Westbank

Dr. Juan Labadie, West Jefferson and Ochsner Westbank

Dr. Vu Vuong, Ochsner Westbank

Northshore/Slidell Area

Dr. Gregory Berault, Slidell Memorial

Dr. Rachel Cresap, Lakeview Regional
“She was totally on-board for my natural delivery!”

Dr. Brian Guillory, Lakeview Regional

Dr. Blake Landry, Slidell Memorial
“He knew I wanted a natural birth and was supportive.”

Dr. Ann Lobello, Slidell Memorial

Dr. Daniel Mokry, Ochsner Northshore

Dr. Adela Narcisse, Ochsner Slidell

Dr. Lisandra Pagan, Lakeview Regional

Dr. Kevin M. Plaisance, St. Tammany Parish Hospital

Dr. Jessica Rinaldo, Lakeview Regional

Certified Nurse Midwives

Alison Clark, Certified Nurse Midwife, Crescent City Midwifery

Esther deJong, Certified Nurse Midwife, Perkin Alternative Birthing Center at Ochsner

Catherine Badeaux, Certified Nurse Midwife, Perkin Alternative Birthing Center at Ochsner
“I loved Cathy and Esther of Woman to Woman Midwifery.”

Home-Birth Midwives

Sally Acosta, Certified Professional Midwife
“Sally was loving, caring and supportive.”

Emmy Trammell, Certified Professional Midwife

Disclaimer: Medical decisions are extremely personal, and we encourage everyone to do their own research in choosing a doctor. Additionally, this list is in no way an endorsement of any type of provider nor any specific hospital. We copied the quotes verbatim from our Facebook page and are unable to verify accuracy of the providers’ personalities or their ability to perform specific procedures.

Don’t see your favorite doctor listed? Leave their name in the comments or email me at myndee {at} neworleansmomsblog {dot} com, and I will add them to the list.

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Myndee is a 35ish year old New Orleans area native. She's an author, speaker and self-love advocate. As an introverted extrovert, Myndee loves being part of the generation where most of her friends live in her computer. She and her husband, Luis, live just outside the city with their three kids.

71 COMMENTS

  1. Hello! wanted to see if there are any more Ob-Gyn recommendations in particular for Ochsner Baptist. I’m 4 weeks and not sure where to start searching for a doctor.. Thank you so much for everyone that has put in their input so far! Would love more updates as this post is from 2014. Thanks again 🙂

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