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Dr. Ashley Ingolia Joins Northshore Internal Medicine Associates in Hammond

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  • Written By: Melanie Zaffuto

Effective July 29, Internal Medicine Physician Ashley Ingolia, MD, will join Northshore Internal Medicine Associates in Hammond. She will specialize in comprehensive health care for adults, including annual checkups, preventive screenings and management of health conditions like diabetes and hypertension. To schedule an appointment, call (985) 230-APPT [2778] or 1 (844) APPT-NOW [277-8669].

Ashley Ignolia

A native of Ponchatoula, Ingolia comes to Northshore Internal Medicine Associates from the Johns Hopkins Internal Medicine Residency Program at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. While at Bayview Medical Center, she was honored to receive a 2016 Golden Heart program nomination, which recognizes staff members and providers who go above and beyond in caring for patients, visitors or coworkers at the hospital. She volunteered in the community as a health educator speaking on topics such as exercise, nutrition and mental health. Ingolia also served as the Johns Hopkins chapter leader for Primary Care Progress, which is a national organization that trains students and residents to become leaders in the field. In addition, she contributed to research projects in both the Infectious Disease and Rheumatology departments at Johns Hopkins.

Ingolia graduated with honors from Southeastern Louisiana University with a bachelor’s degree in Organismal/Integrative Biology before earning her medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. While in medical school, she served as a counselor for Camp Tiger, a summer camp for disadvantaged and special needs children.

For three years prior to medical school, she worked as a medical assistant at Hammond-area physician clinics with Pulmonologist Katherine St. Amant, MD, Internal Medicine Physicians Nicholas Stevens, MD, and the late Clifford Williams, MD.

“I am incredibly passionate about primary care medicine. My community is my home. I truly believe it is my duty to advocate for my patients and recognize that each of my patients is a unique individual not defined by their disease or medical condition(s),” Ingolia asserts. “I also believe in community health education. I want to be a resource for my patients and the community when it comes to health and wellness – especially preventive care.”

During her residency with Johns Hopkins, Ingolia also received extensive training in Hospital Medicine, which is the area of medicine specializing in the care of hospitalized patients. She will employ this training on an as needed basis as a member of the North Oaks Medical Center Hospitalist staff in addition to being a full-time provider with Northshore Internal Medicine Associates.

Professionally, Ingolia belongs to the American College of Physicians and American Medical Association.

Northshore Internal Medicine Associates is located within the North Oaks Clinic Building Suite 300, 15813 Paul Vega, MD, Drive. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Other providers at Northshore Internal Medicine Associates include: Drs. Charles Ducombs, William Plunkett and Susan Zacharia.