SJPH to Open St. James West Bank Clinic

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St.  James Parish Hospital is extremely excited to announce the January 2015 opening of the St. James West Bank Clinic, General Practice, and to welcome Dr. Sarat Donepudi, MD and Mrs. Frannie Waguespack, RN, APRN to its growing hospital family. 

Dr.Sarat Donepudi, MD, received his undergraduate degree from Hindu College in India and attended Medical School at Rangaraya  Medical College/Andhra University in India in 1970. He went on to complete internships at Government General Hospital in India and Herotin Hospital in Chicago. He completed his residency in general surgery at Metro Group Hospitals of the University of Illinois and at Fairview General Hospital in Ohio. 

Dr. Donepudi has been in private practice for 34 years and began his practice in Louisiana as an attending physician at Thibodaux Regional Medical Center. Dr. Donepudi is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Member of both the Louisiana State and Lafourche Parish Medical Societies. He was a past president of the Lafourche Medical Society, past Chief of Staff of Thibodaux Regional Medical Center and was named as Thibodaux Regional’s Physician of the Year in 1992.  Dr. Donepudi specializes in General Practice and Surgery. 
 
Mrs. Frannie Waguespack, RN, APRN, received her undergraduate degree from Nicholls State University in Thibodaux.  She then earned a degree as a registered nurse from Charity Hospital School of Nursing in New Orleans and in 1981 received her certificate as an Emergency Ambulatory Nurse Practitioner from the University of Texas in Houston. Mrs. Frannie brings nearly 40 years of experience to our community and is Louisiana Board Certified and a Certified Occupational Health Nurse/Specialist. 
 
Dr. Donepudi and Mrs. Frannie will continue to see patients from their West Bank office located at 21420 Louisiana Highway 20 in Vacherie. St. James West Bank Clinic is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm. To make an appointment at St. James West Bank Clinic, now a department of St. James Parish Hospital, call 225.265.3013.

St. James Parish Hospital consistently strives to form working relationships with physicians and neighboring organizations in order to bring more services home to you. The hospital’s vision is to be the community’s first choice for healthcare needs. For a complete list of physicians on staff, CLICK HERE or call 225.258.5930.

05-Jan-2015 to 05-Jan-2015