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

Patient Information

How do I make an appointment?

Call (504) 895-0361 for an appointment.

I'm one of your regular patients. What do I do for an after hours emergency?

Call us at (504) 895-0361 and listen for instructions. If it is an immediate health crisis, call 911 for an ambulance or go to the Emergency Room. Take an aspirin immediately if you are experiencing heart problems, and then go to the Emergency Room.

Do I need a flu shot each year?

The cast of characters is an array of shifting viruses circulating the globe. Influenza hits with the impact of a freight train – sudden fever, chills, aches, and pains in addition to respiratory symptoms. The worst part is over in three days, but complications abound including pneumonia, sinus infections, and terrible depressions.

Everyone over 6 months of age needs influenza immunization. It is a safe and effective preventive health action for all age groups. Many adults who have influenza-related complications have no previously identified risk factors for influenza complications. Getting vaccinated each year provides the best protection against influenza throughout flu season. It's important to get a flu vaccine every year, even if you got vaccinated the season before and the viruses in the vaccine have not changed for the current season.

The newly constituted vaccine is usually available beginning in September of each year. 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.

For more information, Read Frequently Asked Flu Questions 2017-2018 Influenza Season at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD).

Prescription Refills

To refill any needed prescription, please contact your pharmacy and ask them to fax a refill request to our Prescription Fax line at (504) 895-5631.

Prescription Guideline and Limits

Tips to Good Health

Forms

HIPPA Notice of Privacy Practices

THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION. PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.

See PDF document HIPPA Notice of Privacy Practices

We understand the importance of privacy and are committed to maintaining the confidentiality of your medical information. We make a record of the medical care we provide and may receive such records from others. We use these records to provide or enable other health care providers to provide quality medical care, to obtain payment for services provided to you as allowed by your health plan and to enable us to meet our professional and legal obligations to operate this medical practice properly. We are required by law to maintain the privacy of protected health information, to provide individuals with notice of our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to protected health information, and to notify affected individuals following a breach of unsecured protected health information. This notice describes how we may use and disclose your medical information. It also describes your rights and our legal obligations with respect to your medical information. If you have any questions about this Notice, please contact our Privacy Officer listed above.