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Raphael Joins North Oaks Family Medicine

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  • Written By: Melanie Lanaux Zaffuto
Raphael Joins North Oaks Family Medicine

Longtime North Oaks physician Howard J. Raphael, MD, is now accepting new patients at North Oaks Family Medicine in Hammond. To schedule an appointment, call (985) 230-2778.

Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, Raphael has practiced medicine for 28 years. He is returning to North Oaks Family Medicine from North Oaks Walk-In Clinic in Walker, where he treated patients for 11 years. In total, he has practiced medicine with North Oaks clinics for a total of 21 years. His previous experience also includes three years in private practice, during which time he remained on the North Oaks medical staff, as well as service as an active duty physician in the U.S. Air Force for three years, achieving the rank of Major.

“My ‘golden rule’ is to involve each of my patients in the decision-making process,” affirms Raphael. “We work as a team to collaborate on the best course of treatment to fit his or her lifestyle to achieve the best outcomes.”

He earned his medical degree from Louisiana State University Medical Center in Shreveport. He completed his internship and residency as chief resident in Family Medicine through University Medical Center in Lafayette.

Professionally, he belongs to the American Medical Association, National Medical Association, American Academy of Family Practitioners and Louisiana Academy of Family Practitioners.

Other North Oaks Family Medicine providers include: Drs. Michael A. Drapcho, Edmund O. Spiller and Hugo A. Valdes; along with Nurse Practitioner Christine “Alexis” Dominguez.

North Oaks Family Medicine is located at 1902 South Morrison Blvd. on the North Oaks Rehabilitation Hospital campus in Hammond.

Hours of operation are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays.