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Drs. Darlonda Harris and Brittany Hattier Join North Oaks Family Medicine

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  • Written By: Melanie Zaffuto

Darlonda Harris, MD, MPH, and Brittany Hattier, DO, have joined North Oaks Family Medicine in Hammond and are accepting new patients. Appointments are available for adults and children, newborns and older. To schedule an appointment, call (985) 230-APPT [2778].

Darlonda Harris

Harris is certified in internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. She earned her medical degree from Louisiana State University’s School of Medicine in New Orleans. She also holds a master’s degree in Public Health, Behavioral and Community Sciences from Louisiana State University’s School of Public Health, also in New Orleans. She completed a residency through Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans as chief resident in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. In her last year of residency, she also mentored new residents as a preceptor for the Tulane Medicine-Pediatrics Continuity Clinic in New Orleans.

Because of her dual residency training in pediatrics and internal medicine, Dr. Harris shares that she is comfortable transitioning children with chronic diseases into adult medicine.

Hattier is certified in family medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine. She earned her medical degree from Lincoln Memorial University’s DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harrogate, Tennessee. She completed an internship through Oakwood Southshore Medical Center in Trenton, Michigan and the Promedica Monroe Regional Hospital Family Medicine Residency program in Monroe, Michigan. She belongs to the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Hattier also experienced multiple specialties during residency and served as chief resident in her final year. She spent one additional year in an obstetrics and gynecology program and also trained with a geriatrician and hospice/palliative care physician. Not only does Hattier feel that her training affords her the comfort of treating children, but also it gave her a better understanding of the unique needs of women and the key aspects of health care for aging adults.

Both Harris and Hattier put the patient at the center of their approach to medical care.

“Listening carefully and attentively to my patients is important because they know their bodies best,” affirms Harris.

Hattier concurs, “Listening to my patients’ stories and their ideas on managing their health is the best way to find a treatment plan that sticks.”

North Oaks Family Medicine – Hammond is located at 1902 S. Morrison Blvd. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Other providers include: Drs. Michael Drapcho, Edmund Spiller and Hugo Valdes; as well as Nurse Practitioner Alexis Dominguez.