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Nurse Practitioner Jade Pizzo Joins North Oaks Orthopedic Specialty Center

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Nurse Practitioner Jade Pizzo Joins North Oaks Orthopedic Specialty Center

Nurse Practitioner Jade Pizzo, FNP-C, has joined North Oaks Orthopedic Specialty Center, a clinic of North Oaks Health System. To schedule an appointment with North Oaks Orthopedic Specialty Center, call (985) 230-APPT [2778] in Hammond or (844) APPT-NOW [277-8669] in Livingston.

Pizzo comes to North Oaks with five years of nursing experience gained at Northshore hospitals. She will work alongside fellowship-trained and board-certified Hand Surgeon Nader A. Shourbaji, M.D., MBA. From acute trauma to degenerative conditions like arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome, Shourbaji specializes in treating hand injuries and disorders with a variety of surgical techniques, including microvascular surgery.

Pizzo obtained her master’s degree in Nursing with Honors from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She was a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society. She is certified by and belongs to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She also is a member of the Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners. 

Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, Pizzo earned a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans.

“The best part of my job is when I realize I’ve made an impact in my patient’s progress, and I’m able to help my patients get back to their work and hobbies,” shares Pizzo.

Nurse Practitioners are nationally certified, state-licensed medical professionals who can practice independently.

They are known as “physician extenders” educated under the nursing model, which emphasizes health promotion and education. Nurse Practitioners are credentialed to manage the overall care of their patients, diagnose and treat medical conditions, prescribe medications and provide education to their patients on disease prevention and management.

Other Orthopedic Specialty Center providers include: Drs. Patrick Barousse, Robert T. McAfee, Jeffrey B. Witty, Matthew C. Lafleur, Nader Shourbaji, Michelle A. Sliva, Vince Lands, Katy I. Morris; Physician Assistants Andrea Legendre, PA-C, and Marc E. Pitre, PA-C; and fellow Nurse Practitioners Janet Morse, ANP-C, Lindsey Hollywood, APRN, FNP-BC, and Rae Hebert, APRN, FNP-BC.

The team specializes in diagnosing and treating injuries or illnesses that affect bones, joints or muscles.

North Oaks Orthopedic Specialty Center has locations in Hammond and Livingston.

The Hammond clinic is located in Suite 100 of North Oaks Office Plaza at 15813 Paul Vega, M.D., Drive. The Livingston clinic is located in Suite 100 of North Oaks-Livingston Parish Medical Complex at 17199 Spring Ranch Road in Livingston.

Clinic hours of operation are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on weekdays.