Our Doctors.

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2005 J Marvin Magee Drive,

Franklinton, LA 70438

Dr. Eric Payne

Primary Care

Dr. Payne was born in Hattiesburg, MS, and grew up in Morehead, KY.  His parents were professors at Morehead State University, where he attended college.   After completing medical school and internship in Lexington, KY he moved to New Orleans, LA.  He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the LSU Charity Hospital in New Orleans and has since worked in many emergency departments and clinics.

He started his clinic to make a clinic the way it was meant to be, to improve any patient’s health to the best of his ability.

 

He offers the following services:

 

Our Services:
  • General Health

  • Prevention & Wellness

  • Immunizations

  • Work/School/Travel Exams

  • Diabetes management

  • Chronic Disease Management

  • COPD & asthma care

  • Anxiety

  • Flu/ Pneumonia Immunization

  • Hypertension

Primary Care

985-205-0083

2005 J Marvin Magee Drive,

Franklinton, LA 70438 

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1411 Ochsner Blvd,

Covington, LA 70433

Dr. Matti Palo 

Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Matti Palo Jr. is a physicist and Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon operating in the New Orleans greater metropolitan area. 

Matti has shown his passion for improving the quality of healthcare as demonstrated by his 99th percentile patient satisfaction scores and surgical outcomes. His surgical procedures include partial knee and total knee replacement, shoulder arthroscopy with complex reconstruction and revision surgery, knee arthroscopy, sports medicine, trauma, and hand surgery.

Through 20-years of practice and over 5000 operations Dr. Palo realized that there was a clear pathway for improvement in healthcare delivery. He decided he wanted to utilize his unique combination of background, education, and worldview to completely change the way healthcare is delivered. He founded Palo Medical in 2012 with the express purpose of improving solutions in the areas of post-orthopedic surgery recovery and to aid in the treatment of common orthopaedic issues. Through Palo Medical, Dr Palo has taken multiple products from conception to distribution including QVC and the Canadian Shopping Channel while securing the intellectual property surrounding each invention.  In 2015, he founded OrthoBistro LLC, a healthcare platform which facilitates direct connections between patients and practicing clinicians. He is the co-founder of DocOpC which is a deployed solution that manages the entire surgical process for all stakeholders from scheduling through capturing the charges involved in surgery.

 
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350 Lakeview Court, Suite B, Covington, LA 70433

Dr. Rachael Murphy

Primary Care

Dr. Rachael Murphy has over 26 years of experience taking care of residents on the Northshore. She specializes in Internal Medicine, Addiction Medicine and Acupuncture, blending both traditional western medicine and a natural, holistic approach to patient treatment. She prides herself in spending quality time with each patient to provide personalized, compassionate care. She has a dedicated patient following and is accepting new patients.

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1411 Ochsner Blvd,

Covington, LA 70433

Maïté Adams, FNP

Primary Care

FNP grew up “down the bayou” in Golden Meadow, Louisiana with her Cajun father and Belgian mother. Her love for medicine began as a teenager while helping to care for her grandfather.

 

She received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2013. Following graduation, she moved to Houston and worked at Bayshore Medical Center and Texas Children’s Hospital. Upon moving back home to Louisiana, she worked at Ochsner Medical Center and St. Tammany Parish Hospital. She graduated summa cum laude with her master’s degree in nursing from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2018. She has enjoyed providing comprehensive and individualized care to her patients on the Northshore since that time.

 

She is a member of the Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She places an emphasis on listening to her patients and guiding them on their healthcare journey in a manner that best suits their lifestyle and goals. She lives in Madisonville with her husband, daughter, and two dogs. She looks forward to providing quality care to patients of all ages as a Family Nurse Practitioner at Joint Efforts.

 
 
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350 Lakeview Court, Suite B, Covington, LA 70433

Olivia Mcdonald,FNP

Primary Care

Olivia McDonald, FNP-C, is a board-certified family nurse practitioner who is licensed in Louisiana. In 2014, she received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Southeastern Louisiana University. After graduation, she worked at North Oaks Health System and St. Tammany Parish Health System. She graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University with her Master of Science in Nursing in 2019. As a nurse practitioner, she has worked in primary care settings.


Her focus as a nurse practitioner is ensuring that her patients receive preventative,
individualized, and comprehensive care. She is an active member of several professional organizations including American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners, and Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society. She has lived on the Northshore for the past 8 years and currently lives in Covington with her fiancé, daughter, and two dogs.

 
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1411 Ochsner Blvd,

Covington, LA 70433

Dr. Jason Patel

 
Primary Care

Dr. Patel was born in Athens, GA and grew up in Hartwell, GA. He attended college at Mercer University in Macon, GA and earned his medical degree from Mercer University School of Medicine in Savannah, GA. Upon graduating from medical school, Dr. Patel moved to Baton Rouge, LA where he completed his residency in Internal Medicine at LSU.


Dr. Patel decided to become a primary care physician as it gives him the ability to build
relationships with his patients, while also leading them to a healthier lifestyle. Dr. Patel values
the importance of preventive medicine and wellness in his patients’ lives which he believes can be achieved by building a trusting collaboration with his patients. Dr. Patel also focuses on chronic disease management, such as COPD, Asthma, Diabetes, Hypertension, Anxiety,
Depression and multiple other diseases.

 

Dr. Patel currently lives in Covington with his wife, Dr. Savannah Patel who is a future psychiatrist. They enjoy spending their free time attending events in Covington and can often be found at local restaurants, or just relaxing at home with their dogs, cat, and newborn baby, Meera Grace.

 
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1411 Ochsner Blvd,

Covington, LA 70433

Dr. Cathy Zhang

Pain Management Specialist

Dr. Zhang believes in multimodal care, meaning her approach focuses on both body and mind to improve your quality of life. Dr. Zhang first earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Pittsburgh with a dual major in Neuroscience and Business. She then pursued her medical degree at the Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans where she earned a distinctive honor award for outstanding student in Medical Microbiology. Afterward, she completed her Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine Residency training at the University of Alabama in Birmingham where she was recognized early on for her clinical excellence in Pain Medicine and awarded the prestigious J. Antonio Aldrete Award for excellence in Pain Medicine. She then finished her specialized training with a Chronic Pain Medicine Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. 


Dr. Zhang uses a variety of techniques, including both noninvasive and advanced surgical interventional techniques, medication management, alternative medicine therapies, physical therapy programs, and pain psychology. Her balanced perspective is one that she would use for her friends and family and wants to bring that same approach home to the people of Louisiana. Dr. Zhang will work with you hand in hand to better understand your health needs and discover ways to not only treat, but also prevent further disease processes. Because at the Louisiana Pain Institute, you are not just a patient, you are family.

 
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315 Veterans Boulevard,

Denham Springs, Louisiana

Hillary Hicks MN, APRN, FNP-C

Primary Care

Hillary Hicks MN, APRN, FNP-C is a native of Texas. Hillary decided to become a nurse practitioner in junior high school. She moved to South Louisiana after receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from West Texas A&M. She received her Master’s in Nursing, Magna Cum Laude, from Louisiana State Health Sciences Center. She is a Family Nurse Practitioner, certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners since 2001.
Hillary has provided healthcare in primary care offices, rural healthcare clinics, and in home care. Hillary enjoys being a resource in her community for family centered healthcare and wellness across the lifespan, and is looking forward to practicing primary care in the clinical setting again. Special interests include women’s health, diabetes, hypertension, as well as preventative health and wellness education. Hillary strives to give each patient individualized care.


In her spare time, Hillary enjoys spending time with her husband and watching their two children compete in sporting activities (particularly soccer and cross country running). She enjoys her church, Live Oak in Watson.

 
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315 Veterans Boulevard,

Denham Springs, Louisiana

Alicia Restivo DNP, FNP-C

Primary Care

Alicia Restivo DNP, FNP-C is a native of Denham Springs, Louisiana. She earned her Bachelors of Nursing from Southeastern Louisiana University in 1998 and her Masters of Science in Nursing from Southern University in 2003. She has recently completed her Doctorate of Nursing in 2020.She is a certified Nurse Practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners since 2003. In the past 18 years Alicia has experience with primary care, emergency care and hospital medicine. She enjoys family practice and developing relationships with her patients. She has a passion for wellness and preventative care, helping to guide her patients with medical options that fit their values and lifestyles. 

She currently lives in Denham Springs with her husband and three sons. She is a member of Abundant Life Church and loves to participate in mission work. Her hobbies include reading, traveling, and staying acitve with her family.