Ochsner Invites Central Residents to Meet the Cardiologist

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Coffee and Conversation at Ochsner Central Set for February 16th

CENTRAL February is National Heart Month, putting cardiovascular health on center stage.  In honor of  this, Ochsner invites Central area residents to meet and visit with local Ochsner Cardiologist Lei Gao, MD on February 16th from 7:30 am to 8:30 am at Ochsner Health Center – Central.  The Coffee and Conversation at Ochsner Central event is free to the public and will include light refreshments.  

“We want Central residents to get to know the great team of Ochsner physicians currently seeing patients at Ochsner Health Center – Central,” says Ochsner Health Center – Central Clinic Manager John Lofky  “We invite residents to attend this informal event, ask questions and get to know Dr. Gao.”

“We chose February to launch this exciting event because heart disease is the leading cause of death in America today,” says Central resident and Ochsner Physician Liaison Heidi Howat. “We want Central residents to take advantage of this opportunity to talk to Dr. Gao about ways to prevent heart disease and live a more heart healthy life.”  

Ochsner will host Coffee and Conversation at Ochsner Central once a month featuring a different physician each month.  For more information call Ochsner Health Center – Central at 261-9790.


About Ochsner Baton Rouge:

Ochsner’s Baton Rouge services include six local health centers and Ochsner Medical Center – Baton Rouge, a full service acute care hospital located at I-12 and O’Neal Lane.  Ochsner employs more than 1,000 locally, including nearly 100 physicians. Ochsner Baton Rouge is a part of Ochsner Health System, southeast Louisiana’s largest non-profit, academic, multi-specialty, healthcare delivery system. For more information, please visit and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.


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