Drs. Combs & Lutz, LLC - New Orleans, Louisiana


2622 Jena Street  |  New Orleans, LA 70115  |   504.895.0361

Jena St. Officereception desk
Our office is conveniently located next to Ochsner Baptist Medical Center, 2 blocks from Napoleon Avenue, and is home to Drs. Combs and Lutz and their staff. See map.

Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 to 4 with early closing on Fridays. For appointments, call (504) 895-0361.

Visitor parking is available to the rear of the building. More . . .

Important Announcement from Dr. Lutz Concerning His Patients

I have decided to turn my practice into a Patient-Centered Membership Model.

October 1, 2017

The need for primary care physicians has grown faster than the availability of PCP's especially after Hurricane Katrina. As the number of new patients needing a PCP expanded, the waiting time for an appointment increased and the amount of time per visit decreased. I like the idea of spending more time on fewer patients, same or next day appointments, and the ability to schedule patients without causing them to wait. A reception room should be just that - a reception room, not a waiting room.

After long and careful consideration, I have decided to turn my practice into a Patient-Centered Membership Model on January 1, 2018. Doing this will allow me to enhance your care. Some benefits of this new model may be. Continue . . .

2017-18 Influenza Shots

Everyone over 6 months of age needs influenza immunization during October before the flu season starts.

Our office uses only vaccines manufactured in the United States. Please call 504-895-0361 to schedule an immunization date. And remember, influenza immunization DOES NOT cause the flu.  More . . .

Our Staff

Dr. Combs

Dr. CombsDr. Kenneth L. Combs is a Kentucky native who graduated from Tulane University Medical School in 1971 and did his Internship at Charity Hospital and Internal Medicine Residencies at Tulane University Medical School. He served as a Major in the United States Army Medical Corps, and then in 1977 began his New Orleans practice where he specializes in Internal Medicine.

Ken is a member of several medical professional organizations, including the American College of Physicians, the American Society of Internal Medicine, the Louisiana Internal Medicine Society, the Louisiana State Medical Society, the Musser Burch Society, the Orleans Parish Medical Society and the Southern Medical Association. More . . .

Dr. Lutz

Dr. LutzDr. F. Brobson Lutz, Jr., a proud son of Athens, Alabama, is a direct descendant of William Brewster, the "Elder Pilgrim" or "Patriarch of the Pilgrims", who is credited by many for writing the Mayflower Compact. Dr. Lutz graduated from Tulane University Medical School and completed his postgraduate training at Charity Hospital. He specializes in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases.

Dr. Lutz was the New Orleans Director of Health for thirteen years, and continues to serve the community as Vice Chair of the Board of Commissioners of the Orleans Parish Communications District.

He is a regular guest on WVUE Fox 8 Morning News, and a frequent contributor of health articles to publications such as New Orleans Magazine. Brobson has a variety of interests and hobbies that include literature, travel, New Orleans and other regional cuisines, urban gardening, raising chickens and beekeeping. More . . .

Links & Media

Recent Print Articles

Heart Talk - Blood pressure chronicles and the New Orleans connection- February 2018 - New Orleans Magazine GO

EMS and Mardi Gras - Signal 24 on the Parade Route - January 2018 - New Orleans Magazine GO

Thrill From The Grill - A Pancake Temple's Hangover Cure - December 2017 - New Orleans Magazine GO

Pipe Dreams - Lead and our drinking water - October 2017 - New Orleans Magazine GO

Forecasting the Flu Influenza - a Category 5 killer virus - September 2017 - New Orleans Magazine GO

Help in the Office - The Physician Extender Will See You Now - August 2017 - New Orleans Magazine GO

Recipe for Disaster - Filling station food and botulism - July 2017 - New Orleans Magazine GO

An Uptown doctor brings his country roots to the city - July 6, 2017 - WVUE.com GO

Swimming with Bacteria - How safe is the water? - June 2017 - New Orleans Magazine GO

Good for What Ails You - A medicinal solution with a New Orleans provenance - May 2017 GO

Melodies in the Mind - The control and eradication of "earworms" April 2017 GO

Roach Buster - The bait debate - March 2017 GO

Heart to Heart - conversation with a cardiologist - February 2017 GO

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Recent Video Clips [Click GO only once and allow time for clip to load in your player.]

Parade Food Poisoning - February 12, 2018 - WVUE TV GO

Parade Ladder Safety - February 5, 2018 - WVUE TV GO

Holding in A Sneeze Can Be Harmful - January 29, 2018 - WVUE TV GO

Your health during a boil water advisory - January 22, 2018 - WVUE TV GO

Saints Mental Health - January 15, 2018 - WVUE TV GO

5 things to know about this year's flu outbreak - January 8, 2018 - WVUE TV GO

Hangover Cures - January 1, 2018 - WVUE TV GO

Health Related Gifts - December 25, 2017 - WVUE TV GO

Cell Phone Addiction and Your Brain - December 4, 2017 - WVUE TV GO

Pros and Cons of Coffee-Drinking - November 27, 2017 - WVUE TV GO

Legionnaires Disease - November 13, 2017 - WVUE TV GO

Time change and your health - November 6, 2017 - WVUE TV GO

7 ways to stay healthy this Halloween- October 30, 2017 - WVUE TV GO

Halloween Candy Survival - October 23, 2017 - WVUE TV GO

Sleep and TV binge watching - October 16, 2017 - WVUE TV GO

Link between obesity and some cancers - October 9, 2017 - WVUE TV GO

The Las Vegas shooting from a medical professional point of view - October 2, 2017 - WVUE TV GO

Flu Season - September 25, 2017 - WVUE TV GO

Impact of binge drinking on the body - September 18, 2017 - WVUE TV GO

Children's Hospital patients develop rare infection - September 11, 2017 - WVUE TV GO

Hurricane Anxiety- September 11, 2017 - WVUE TV GO

Weather technology gets better, while stress levels rise- September 5, 2017 - WVUE TV GO

Why Labor Day matters to your health and how working too much can lead to health risks - September 4, 2017 - WVUE TV GO

Hurricane Harvey Anxiety - August 28, 2017 - WVUE TV GO

Dangers of Leaving Kids in Hot Cars - July 17, 2017 - WVUE TV GO

Asthma and Thunderstorms - July 10, 2017 - WVUE TV

An Uptown doctor brings his country roots to the city - July 6, 2017 - WVUE TV GO

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