Northshore Internal Medicine Associates

From preventive care to the diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of medical conditions, the Northshore Internal Medicine Associates also specialize in difficult-to-diagnose medical conditions and the management of multiple health concerns for adult patients.


Nurse Practitioners

  • Shawn M. Dearie, APRN, FNP

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Consistently Positive Patient Experiences Earn North Oaks Physician Group and Diagnostic Services National Acclaim

North Oaks Physician Group and North Oaks Diagnostic Services have received the prestigious Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award for 2015. As recipients of this award, the North Oaks Physician Group and North Oaks Diagnostic Services teams are ranked among the top 5 percent of health care services in the nation in sustaining the highest level of patient satisfaction over a 1-year period.

North Oaks Walk-In Clinics Can Help You Beat the Flu with a "Little Stick"

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North Oaks Health System Offers Patients Online Access To Medical Records

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[AUDIO] Featured on KSLU “Point of View”

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Take this quiz to find out if you may be at risk for Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD).

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Congratulations on your pregnancy! We are happy to accompany you on your wonderful journey and know that it will be filled with many new experiences. Our physicians at Magnolia Obstetrics & Gynecology offer the following tips to help ease your mind on some of the questions you may have about what is happening with you and your growing little one.


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North Oaks Support Group Offers Tips on Obstructive Sleep Apnea

If you are having trouble sleeping, learn about the latest news in sleep apnea treatment at a free meeting on Wednesday, April 9.

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Learn how whole grain foods can help manage diabetes at the next North Oaks Diabetes Support Group meeting on Wednesday, March 5, 2014. North Oaks Dietetic Intern Bryan Delchamps will lead the meeting from 3-4 p.m. in the E. Brent Dufreche Conference Center in Hammond.

Beat the Flu with a Little Stick.

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Medication management is important for many health conditions and is especially crucial for individuals with diabetes. Get the facts at the upcoming North Oaks Diabetes Support Group meeting “Medication and Insulin: What to Expect?” on Wednesday, July 10 at 3 p.m. in the E. Brent Dufreche Conference Center, located within North Oaks Diagnostics Center in Hammond.

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Summertime Survival Guide: Skin Care

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Northshore Internal Medicine Associates Receives Quality Recognition for Diabetes Care

Northshore Internal Medicine Associates, a North Oaks Physician Group clinic in Hammond, has been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Diabetes Recognition Program for excellence in caring for patients with diabetes.

Diabetes Support Group to Discuss Diet Tips for a Busy Lifestyle

North Oaks Dietetic Intern Theresa Pevey will lead discussion of tips to maintain a diabetes-friendly diet “on the go” at the next meeting of the North Oaks Diabetes Support Group on Tuesday, Feb. 5 from 6-7 p.m.

Beat the Flu with a “Little Stick” at North Oaks Walk-In Clinics

North Oaks Health System wants to help you beat the flu with “little stick” this year. Flu vaccines are now available at North Oaks Walk-In Clinics in Hammond, Ponchatoula and Walker, and no appointment is necessary.

Stand Up for Your Life

By North Oaks Internal Medicine Physician William G. Plunkett, MD

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