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May 9: Gray Matters for Brain Cancer Awareness

University Medical Center Reflecting Pond 212 S. Galvez Wednesday, May 9 from 6 – 9 p.m. Tickets $50 and up Click here or by phone: 504-568-3712 New Orleans has made great strides towards improving care for local residents battling brain cancer, with fewer patients having to leave town now for care. The Department of Neurosurgery […]

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Man with a Plan: Covington Neurosurgeon Justin Owen

Even as a young boy growing up in Arkansas, Culicchia Neurological Clinic Neurosurgeon Justin Owen had a plan for the rest of his life. Inspired by his mother, a radiologist, Justin knew that he, too, wanted to be a doctor. “If someone came to me at a time when they were making an important decision […]

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Spondylolisthesis Leg and Back Pain Resolved

Carl Pierce suffered with intense back and leg pain for over a year. It worsened to the point that he could no longer walk and it was beginning to significantly affect his quality of life. Physical therapy and pain injections did not lessen the discomfort. He went to see Neurosurgeon Justin Owen, M.D. of Culicchia […]

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Stroke Survivor Still Training for the Next Race

Sixty-six year old Gilmore Wheeler walked a 5K instead of a 10K Crescent City Classic on March 31, 2018,  and that was an accomplishment that gave him a great sense of victory.  “I’m happy. Trust, me, I’m happy.” Mr. Wheeler suffered a stroke in 2013 and started seeing Dr. Andrea Toomer for treatment of his […]

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Stroke Survivor’s Goal: the Crescent City Classic 10K

Gilmore Wheeler, 63, suffered a stroke in 2013 that left him with a partially paralyzed left arm and leg.  He was having great difficulty walking so he saw Dr. Andrea Toomer, a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist at Culicchia Neurological Clinic. “We initiated treatment using a baclofen pump to ease the spasticity which was causing […]

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Healthgrades: WJMC one of America’s 100 Best for Stroke Care

Culicchia Neurological Clinic is proud to play an important role on the West  Jefferson Medical Center stroke team, recognized as among the best in the country by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. Culicchia Neurological physicians care for WJMC stroke patients and Dr. Michael Puente is director of the […]

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We’re Racing Against Brain Cancer on Nov. 5!

2017 Kelsey Bradley Favrot Memorial 5K Run/Walk Benefiting the LSU Neurosurgery Brain Tumor Center Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017 Audubon Park Shelter #10 – New Orleans To register: www.kelseysgoal.com We’re supporting the Kelsey Bradley Favrot Memorial 5K Run/Walk for the third year and hope you will too! Culicchia Neurological Clinic has formed a team, “Culicchia,” and […]

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Culicchia Physicians Join Cobalt Rehabilitation Medical Staff

Culicchia Neurologist Charles Fiore, MD has been appointed medical director of Cobalt Rehabilitation Hospital of New Orleans effective Aug. 1.  In addition, Culicchia Clinic physicians will oversee and lead Cobalt’s inpatient rehab services with Dr. Fiore serving as medical director of the 60-bed state-of-the-science facility located at 3801 Bienville St. in the Mid-city area of […]

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Spine Stimulator Relieves Back Pain

Low back pain was keeping Cynthia from enjoying life. Surgery did not relieve the pain. Neither did epidural injections. Dr. Stephen Rynick of Culicchia Neurological Clinic suggested a trial of spinal cord stimulation delivered via tiny wires implanted in her back for three days. If successful, a pump would be implanted to deliver electrical impulses. […]

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Life’s Better with Exercise

Fifty-nine-year-old Harris Scott of Marrero is proof that you are never too old to embark on an exercise program. A bout of polio as a child left Mr. Scott with weakness in his legs. Dr. Andrea Toomer of Culicchia Neurological Clinic prescribed physical therapy and exercise. Mr. Scott was immediately impressed by the results of […]

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