Drs. Patrick Barousse and Vince Lands and Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
Rae Pitcher, have joined
North Oaks Orthopaedic Specialty Center and are accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment, call (985)
Patrick Barousse, M.D., MPH, is an orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in foot and ankle issues. He
comes to North Oaks after recently completing a Foot and Ankle fellowship
through the University of California at Davis.
Barousse earned a master’s degree in Public Health with a concentration
in Health Systems Management from Tulane University School of Public Health
and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans. He graduated from Louisiana State
University’s School of Medicine in Shreveport and went on to complete
a residency in Orthopedic Surgery through the University of South Alabama
Vince Lands, M.D., is an orthopaedic surgeon who is fellowship-trained in Orthopaedic Trauma
through Cooper University Hospital in Camden, New Jersey. As a traumatologist,
he specializes in complex trauma care and joint replacement surgeries.
After earning his medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville,
Tennessee, he completed a residency in Orthopaedics through St. Luke’s
University Health Network in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. In his final year
at St. Luke’s, he served as chief resident.
Professionally, Lands belongs to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
and the Orthopaedic Trauma Association.
Rae Pitcher, APRN, FNP-BC, has belonged to the North Oaks Health System team for four years. While
pursuing a master’s degree in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner
through the University of South Alabama in Mobile, she worked in
North Oaks Medical Center’s
Emergency Department as a staff registered nurse. Before that, she was charge nurse on the hospital’s
She earned a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Louisiana State University
Health Sciences Center in New Orleans and brings 14 years of registered
nursing experience to her new role. She belongs to the American Academy
of Nurse Practitioners.
North Oaks Orthopaedic Specialty Center’s Hammond clinic is located in Suite 100 of the North Oaks Clinic Building at 15813 Paul
Vega, M.D., Dr. Providers who practice in Hammond include: Drs. Patrick
Matthew Lafleur, Vince Lands,
Robert McAfee, Katy Morris and
Jeffrey Witty; Physician Assistant
Marc Pitre; and Nurse Practitioners
Janet Morse, Rae Pitcher and
Lane Newman. To schedule an appointment in Hammond, call (985) 230-BONE .
North Oaks Orthopaedic Specialty Center’s Livingston clinic is located in Suite 100 of the North Oaks-Livingston Parish Medical Complex
at 17199 Spring Ranch Road. Providers who practice in Livingston include:
Dr. Robert McAfee; and Physician Assistants
Randy Herrin and Marc Pitre. To schedule an appointment in Livingston, call (225) 686-4900.
Hours of operation for both clinic locations are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.
For more information about North Oaks’ primary, specialty and walk-in
clinics, call North Oaks Public Relations at (985) 230-6647.