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Patient Focused Care

Riverside Medical Center's patients have access to advanced technology and a healthcare plan
specifically designed for their successful treatment and recovery. From admission until
discharge and beyond, Riverside Medical Center's teammates focus on exceptional care, close to home.

Patient Portal

Keep up with your personal health information by using the patient portal. We've made accessing your health records easy, but your information is still entirely private and confidential. See and manage lab results, perscriptions, billing, immunizations records, surgical history, past procedures, discharge instructions and more.
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Respiratory care is a life-supporting, life-enhancing health care profession practiced under qualified medical direction. Respiratory Care Services are provided to both inpatients and out patients with disorders of the Cardiopulmonary System, including: Therapeutic delivery of care, diagnostic testing, monitoring of patient status and improvement and evaluation of care.

Our Cardiopulmonary Department is staffed twenty-four hours a day seven days a week. All individuals who provide diagnostic or therapeutic respiratory care have appropriate qualifications, training and possess a current license issued by the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners. All of our Respiratory Therapist are Certified in American Heart Association BLS, ACLS, and PALS.


  • Airway Care
  • Aerosol Therapy
  • Arterial Blood Gas and Cooximetry Analysis
  • BIPAP/CPAP Therapy
  • Breathing Exercises
  • Bubble Studies, and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE)
  • Cardiac Stress Testing
  • Echocardiogram/Doppler Studies, Stress Echos
  • Electrocardiograms
  • Electroencephalograms
  • Free athletic screenings for local athletes to detect heart abnormalities


Supervisor: Dewayne Provost , RRT

Staff: Respiratory Therapists and Cardiac Sonographer


Phone: (985) 795-4318
Fax: (985) 795-4225


  • Holter Monitoring
  • Incentive Spirometry
  • MDI Therapy
  • Oxygen Therapy
  • Patient Education
  • Pediatric Respiratory Care
  • Percussion and Postural Drainage
  • Pulmonary Function Testing
  • Ventilator Management