Physician Spotlight – Primary and Specialty Physicians of St. Charles

The newly opened Primary and Specialty Physicians of St. Charles in Luling offers services for the entire family, a concept following the national trend of one-stop medical shops. Located at 107 Maryland Drive, the 10,500-square-foot-center opened in March. It includes 19 exam rooms, a laboratory, an X-ray room, two minor procedure rooms, six consultation offices, a large waiting room and five sub-waiting areas.

Dr. R. Douglas Bostick Jr. received his medical degree from Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Medicine in New Orleans and is trained in pediatric-adolescent care.He did his pediatric training in the LSU Pediatric Department at Charity Hospital in New Orleans. Bostick proudly shares he was born, raised and educated in the New Orleans area. After serving his country two years in the U.S. Navy as a lieutenant commander and as the chief of pediatrics in a Naval Hospital, Bostick returned to the West Bank of New Orleans in Algiers in 1972.He raised his family there and entered private pediatric practice. He has been on the medical staff of all West Bank hospitals and several on the East Bank, and is a member of state and parish medical societies.Now, as part of New Orleans Physician Services, Bostick will continue to provide medical care for infants, children, adolescents and young adults up to 22 years of age. He looks forward to meeting new patients and catching up with the generations of families he has cared for throughout his career.

Dr. Wesley Clark is a fellowship trained, board eligible orthopedic surgeon specializing in adult reconstruction (total hip and knee replacement). Clark received his undergraduate degree from Auburn University and his medical degree from LSU School of Medicine. He then completed his orthopedic residency at Tulane University and his fellowship from Harvard Medical School at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is a member of the Louisiana Orthopedic Association, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. His specialty training allows him to care for all aspects of hip and knee replacement surgery, including failed prior surgery, as well as infected joint replacement. His interests include total hip, total knee, partial knee, and revision hip and knee surgery. He has special interest in minimally invasive surgery, rapid recovery and computer-assisted surgery. Clark is developing a rapid recovery total joint replacement program at West Jefferson Medical Center.

Dr. Edmund K. Kerut is a practicing cardiologist on the West Bank, along with seven partners. Kerut also sees patients at the Primary and Specialty Physicians of St. Charles clinic in Luling. Kerut earned his medical degree from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in 1982 and completed his Fellowship in cardiovascular disease at the University of Maryland in Baltimore in 1987.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American Society of Echocardiography. Kerut is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and adult echocardiography. He has an interest in prevention of heart disease not only through medical therapies, but also exercise and diet. Other clinical interests include injury prevention in young athletes. Kerut is well published and senior editor for Echocardiography, a medical journal with worldwide distribution. He is frequently a guest lecturer at echo conferences.

Dr. David C. Treen Jr. has been a leader in the field of general surgery for many years. His skills in advanced laparoscopic surgery are widely recognized as among the best in the country. At West Jefferson Medical Center, he was the first surgeon to use laparoscopic technique to perform cholecystectomy, appendectomy, splenectomy, gastric bypass, colon resection, adrenalectomy, inguinal and incisional hernia, and introduced laparoscopic repair of hiatal hernia and GERD. His training in bariatric surgery techniques was under Dr. Alan Whitgrove and Dr. Paul O’Brien, two of the most respected leaders in the field of bariatric surgery worldwide. He was the first surgeon to perform laparoscopic gastric bypass and Lap-Band surgery at West Jefferson Medical Center. He currently performs vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG). He is certified by the American Board of Surgery, a 1984 graduate of Tulane School of Medicine, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and member of the American Society of Bariatric Surgeons.

Dr. Patrick Stumpf, a native of New Orleans, received his medical degree from Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Medicine in New Orleans. He completed his internal medicine internship training at Lafayette Charity Hospital in 1974. Stumpf practiced internal medicine at Expressway Medical Center in Harvey from 1974 through 1995.  He then practiced at the Family Doctors on the West Bank from 1995 through 2011.  From 2011 through 2014, he practiced at CaroClinic in Gonzales, La.  Stumpf is married with two children and four granddaughters. He graduated from West Jefferson High School and earned his bachelor of science degree in pharmacy from Northeast Louisiana State University, now known as ULM. Now, as part of New Orleans Physician Services, Stumpf will continue to provide medical care to those that span in age from young adults to senior citizens in St. Charles Parish and surrounding areas, as he has done for generations of families across the region. His practice serves young adults from age 16 and on. Stumpf looks forward to meeting new patients and their families and serve as their primary care physician, including the management of chronic disease states, including, but not limited to, both diabetes and hypertension.

Dr. Brian J. Cospolich is a practicing cardiologist with his seven partners and two nurse practitioners at their offices on the West Bank in Marrero and Gretna. Now, he welcomes seeing patients at the Primary and Specialty Physicians of St. Charles Clinic in Luling. A New Orleans native, Cospolich earned his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in 1994.  He completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Alabama Birmingham School of Medicine in 1997 and his Fellowship in Cardiology from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in 2000.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and is board certified in cardiology. As an adult invasive cardiologist, Cospolich specializes in state-of-the-art diagnosis, prevention and treatment of heart and vascular disease, including pacemaker and defibrillator implants.  He partners with each patient to develop a personalized care plan to provide up-to-date quality cardiovascular care.

Dr. Pablo Labadie is a native of New Orleans. He graduated from Newman High School and completed his undergraduate studies at Tulane University. In 1991, Labadie graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. After serving his country as battalion surgeon in the Navy, deploying with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit to Somalia and the Persian Gulf, he returned to his hometown to complete his surgical and urological residency at Tulane University Medical School. Labadie is currently a clinical professor and chief of Urodynamics and Urinary Incontinence at Tulane University Department of Urology. He is certified by the American Board of Urology. He is a former chief of surgery at West Jefferson Medical Center and currently is on the board of Governors of the Jefferson Parish Medical Society. Labadie’s special interests in urology are urinary incontinence, voiding dysfunction and pelvic floor reconstruction.

Dr. Todd P. Belott joined the Surgical Clinic of Louisiana in October 2005. He welcomes adding his services to the Primary and Specialty Physicians of St. Charles clinic. Belott is the medical director of the MBSQIP-certified bariatric surgery program at West Jefferson Medical Center. He received his residency training at the famous Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas, which is widely recognized as one of the most prestigious and highly regarded surgical educational institutions in the U.S. Belott has extensive experience in advanced minimally invasive surgical techniques, including bariatric and robotic surgery.  He performs procedures such as single incision cholecystectomy and hernia repair, using the da Vinci Robotic platform. Belott is a proctor for da Vinci Robot, educating fellow surgeons on this advanced surgical technique. He is a graduate of Tulane School of Medicine, is board certified and a fellow of the American College of Surgeon and American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons.

Dr. Brett M. Hymel is a native of Luling and attended Hahnville High School. He received a bachelor of science in biology from Nicholls State University and graduated magna cum laude.  He then obtained a master of physical therapy from LSU-New Orleans in 2001. After practicing as a physical therapist in Destrehan for three years, Hymel returned to school in 2004 and earned his medical degree from LSU-Shreveport. After graduation, he completed his internal medicine residency at Tulane University School of Medicine in 2011 and his gastroenterology fellowship from LSU-New Orleans in 2014.  Hymel joined Metropolitan Gastroenterology Associates in August 2014 and practices at the West Bank location.  He sees patients over age 17 with gastrointestinal, liver or pancreas disorders and performs endoscopic ultrasound, upper gastrointestinal tract, and colorectal cancer screening endoscopic procedures. Hymel is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology.

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