Q. What services does Southern Brain and Spine
is offered with Dr. Voorhies, a nationally known
and highly respected expert in the field of neurosurgery
and minimally invasive spine surgery, including
complex spinal instrumentation. We provide access
to physician-related services and we will arrange
for any necessary tests in an effort to diagnosis
and treat your neurosurgical problem.
What are your hours?
AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday and by appointment
at other times.
How soon can I get an appointment?
can call our appointment desk at 504-889-7200
and ask for an appointment with Dr. Voorhies.
Special care is taken to expedite every appointment.
We can assist out of town and international patients
in arranging hotel accommodations.
Do I need to bring anything to my appointment?
You will need to bring all of your completed patient
questionnaires. Please, call the office (504-889-7200)
and we will be happy to mail you any necessary
forms. Alternatively you can plan to arrive at
your appointment about 20 minutes early to complete
the questionnaires. These questionnaires will
soon be available to be downloaded on the website
(contact 504-889-7200 for additional information).
These forms are important as they help us get
a more complete understanding of your medical
history and current problem. It is also important
that you bring any x-rays, MRI scans, CT scans
or any other test results regarding your condition.
This includes the official radiology reports as
well as the actual films. Relevant physician records
and reports are also useful.
How long will my appointment take?
A. A new
patient appointment generally takes about 60 minutes.
This time allows for paper work to be completed,
physician interview and examination to be preformed,
and any arrangements for other tests, x-rays and
procedures to be made.
How are emergencies handled after hours? Is there
another doctor that sometimes takes call or covers
for Dr. Voorhies?
Our physicians are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days
a week. Call our main office number 504-889-7200
for assistance. Prescriptions are refilled during
office hours only and not after hours or on weekends.
What insurance do you take?
knowledgeable office staff can provide you with
assistance with these questions.
What payment methods do you accept?
MasterCard, Cash, and Personal Checks. Financing
arrangements are also available.
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