New patient appointments are now being scheduled with Orthopaedic Surgeon
and Sports Medicine Specialist
Jeffrey B. Witty, MD, who has joined
North Oaks Orthopaedic Specialty Center in Hammond. To schedule an appointment, please call (985) 230-APPT 
Witty is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery in orthopaedic
sports medicine and comes to North Oaks from the Lafayette area, where
he was a practicing physician for three years.
After earning his medical degree from University of Mississippi School
of Medicine in Jackson, he completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery
through Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans.
A fellowship in sports medicine and arthoscopic surgery followed through
Mississippi Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center in Jackson, where
he received training in minimally invasive surgical techniques and in-depth
exposure to procedures and health concerns unique to athletes. Professionally,
he belongs to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Louisiana
Over the course of his medical training and professional practice thus
far, Witty has provided athletic coverage for a variety of sports, organizations
and schools, including the Louisiana High School Athletic Association,
Louisiana State University, Southwest Mississippi Community College, Tulane
University, and Vermillion and Acadia Parish High Schools, to name only
a few. He will continue to share his athletic coverage expertise as a
member of North Oaks Health System’s official health care provider
team for Southeastern Louisiana University Athletics.
In describing his approach to patient care, Witty points to the achievement
of two core goals key to a establishing a successful relationship with
those under his care. “The first is clear communication, and the
second is education specific to his or her particular problem so that
he or she can understand what is going on and why a particular treatment
is recommended,” Witty explains. “I find that if these two
goals are achieved, my patients are motivated to get better and play and
active role in their recovery, which leads to better outcomes and happier
North Oaks Orthopaedic Specialty Center—Hammond is located within the North Oaks Clinic Building, Suite 100, at 15813 Paul
Vega, MD, Drive on the North Oaks Medical Center campus.
A second clinic is located in Livingston within North Oaks-Livingston Parish
Medical Complex at 17199 Spring Ranch Road in Livingston, just off I-12
at Exit 19 Colyell/Satsuma.
North Oaks Orthopaedic Specialty Center’s exceptional team of surgeons,
physician assistants and nurse practitioners help patients of all ages,
and each specializes in a different aspect of orthopaedics.
Hammond providers include: Hand and Upper Extremity Specialist
Bryan Dudoussat, MD; Adult Reconstruction Specialist
J. Gregory Kinnett, MD; Trauma Specialist
Brian Ladner, MD; Spine Specialist
Matthew Lafleur, MD; Sports Medicine Specialists Jeff Witty, MD, and
Katy Morris, MD; Physician Assistant
Marc Pitre, PA-C; and Nurse Practitioners
Carla Graves, APRN,
Janet Morse, ANP-C, Lane Newman, FNP-C, and
Melissa Varnado, FNP-C.
Livingston providers include: Spine Specialist Matthew Lafleur, MD; General
Robert McAfee, MD; and Physician Assistants
Randy Herrin, PA-C and Marc Pitre, PA-C.
Hours of operation for the Hammond and Livingston locations of North Oaks
Orthopaedic Specialty Center are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.