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Dennis and Mayers Honored as Providers of the Year

Dennis and Mayers Honored as Providers of the Year

Exceptional dedication to serving others, leadership, performance excellence and community involvement are among the accolades received by North Oaks Health System’s 2021 Providers of the Year, Dr. D’Antoni “Tony” Dennis and Nurse Practitioner Lori Mayers.

On an annual basis, the Medical Executive Committees for North Oaks Medical Center and North Oaks Rehabilitation Hospital select a Physician of the Year and Advanced Practitioner of the Year based on nominations from North Oaks employees, volunteers and providers.

Dennis has been a provider with North Oaks ENT & Allergy Clinic since 2013. No stranger to leadership roles, he served on behalf of the North Oaks Medical Center Medical Executive Committee as Surgery Department chairman in 2018 and 2019. From 2015 to 2020, he contributed his time and expertise to the hospital’s Surgical Services Executive Committee. He is currently in his first term as a member of the Finance Sub-Committee for North Oaks Physician Group’s Network Operations Council and is a previous chairman of the Ambulatory Physicians Informatics Committee.

Dennis earned his medical degree through the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport. He completed an internship and residency in Otorhinolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) through the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. He is certified in otolaryngology by the American Board of Otolaryngology.

Nominations describe him as a "respected mentor." Nominators also praise his helpfulness and skilled contributions to the hospital’s Level II Trauma Center relative to his care of patients with facial injuries.

In 2012, Mayers joined North Oaks Physician Group as a nurse practitioner with North Oaks Pulmonology Clinic in Hammond. Her practice is now exclusively hospital-based caring for inpatients at North Oaks Medical Center. In the 12 years prior, she gained experience working at the hospital first as a nurse tech on the OB/GYN Unit and then as a staff registered nurse on the Pediatrics, Intermediate Care and Medical Intensive Care Units. While working on the Medical Intensive Care Unit, she was recognized as a North Oaks Nurse Excellence Award recipient.

Mayers earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Nursing from Southeastern Louisiana University. She went on to graduate from the University of South Alabama in Mobile with a second master’s degree in Adult Gerontology Acute Care as a nurse practitioner. She is certified as an advanced practice registered nurse, adult nurse practitioner and adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and American Nurses Credentialing Center. Professionally, she belongs to the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and is a past member of North Oaks Health System’s Patient Experience Committee.

Nominations praise Mayers for her “beyond incredible” commitment to patients and the community, as well as her listening ear, kind and caring heart and compassion in all of her endeavors.

North Oaks Medical Center is located at 15790 Paul Vega, M.D., Drive in Hammond.

North Oaks ENT & Allergy Clinic is located in Suite 301 of the North Oaks Clinic Building at 15813 Paul Vega, M.D., Drive on the North Oaks Medical Center campus. Hours of operation for North Oaks ENT & Allergy Clinic are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

To schedule an appointment with Dennis, call (985) 230-APPT (2778) or (844) APPT-NOW (277-8669).