The 1980s proved to be a large growth period for our orthopaedic clinic. Medical needs west of the Ouachita River increased as the population expanded. A new office on McMillan Road in West Monroe was opened in order to provide more convenience and accessibility for patients.
Following the addition of the McMillan location, our main office transferred operations to the Physicians and Surgeons Surgical Hospital on Grammont Street. The hospital began providing same-day surgery, which reduced costs to patients.
The move to the new millennium provided another expansion for the physician group as an office in Ruston was added in 2004. The Ruston office assists those patients living in the north central region of Louisiana and the south central region of Arkansas.
In February 2009, our clinic moved into its new building at 1501 Louisville Avenue. This new facility combined the Lamy Lane clinic and physical therapy with the Physicians and Surgeons office into a single building. Later in October 2012, our clinic expanded its rehabilitation services with the opening of a new location in West Monroe, which provided added convenience to those patients living west of the Ouachita River.
What makes our clinic so successful is our staff and our providers' broad range of specialties. Those specialties include hand and foot reconstruction, sports medicine, and spine surgery as well as standard hip and knee replacements. In addition, each day our clinic has an on-call doctor dedicated to the expedient treatment of patients having sustained an injury.
"Over the years, we have progressed as medical techniques have advanced," said Dr. Myron Bailey, former orthopaedic surgeon and 45-year veteran of our clinic. "North Louisiana Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Clinic provides the same advanced services as major metropolitan areas offer, with three convenient offices for patients."
Since our foundation, the North Louisiana Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Clinic mission was—and remains—to provide specialized state-of-the-art medical services to the tri-state area.