New Orleans Physical Rehabilitation Services

in New Orleans, LA

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Physical Rehabilitation Services are
in New Orleans

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Physical Rehabilitation Services in New Orleans
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Carol U.
"They were absolutely outstanding. The medical staff communicated with me, even though they knew I was the sister-in-law. The therapists communicated with me. Everyone treated my sister-in-law" and me with dignity and respect. The food was excellent. The accommodations were great. It was a lovely place, and I understand why there is almost a waiting list to go there. Their goal is to rehabilitate people and move them out; not keep them there for 20 days. My sister-in-law was there for less than two weeks, and she so vastly improved that it is absolutely remarkable.
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Rebecca B.
"The staff is friendly. They were educational and informative. They do a good job. I plan on going to them in the future.
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Rebecca B.
"The staff is friendly. They were educational and informative. They do a good job. I plan on going to them in the future.

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& Rehabilitation Hospital" is not the type of medical facility that one goes to voluntarily or intentionally!
In the vast majority of cases patients at this facility who are on Medicare and thus are perhaps enrolled in a local Medicare HMO (e.g., Senior Dimensions before takeover by United Healthcare) like my mother have no choice but to go to this facility since this is the only option that their health insurance plan covers.
Visits by physicians are sporadic and brief, many if not most physicians are trained overseas and are still on the road to learning proper spoken and written English (thus occurrence of nonsensical phrases such as “deFooter” in discharge letters – pray tell what might a “deFooter” be?).
Written treatment plans from the initial acute care hospital are not followed/ignored, most likely because the discharge documentation was never read by the attending foreign-born physician responsible for a patient’s care at the rehabilitation facility.
Apart from patient medications initially not being correctly provided as specified b y the referring hospital (Valley Hospital), nursing staff apparently does not know that patients need a minimum of approximately 1.5 – 2.0 liters per day of water on an ongong basis to survive. Proper oral care is not provided to patients (especially the demented) who can no longer provide such care on their own. Thus, the risk of aspiration (food & drink) and of developing aspiration pneumonia are increased.
Administrators (a Mr.
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at the time) do not respond in any way, shape, manner or form to numerous certified letters sent “Return Receipt/Requested” concerning important patient-related healthcare issues at the facility.
Bearers of the ultimate in bad news (such as you are going to die!) do not even have the professionalism or common sense to first properly introduce themselves when talking to worried and stressed-out family members, and oh so much more than I can relate here.
When it became apparent that my mother - whose swallowing had been evaluated and cleared - was not eating and drinking enough to survive over the intermediate to long-term, I considered whether or not something might be preventing her from doing so other than the fact that her time had come and she truly couldn’t eat and drink enough anymore (part of the natural dying process as the body shuts down).
It turned out that she had a urinary tract infection (UTI) and infections are known to negatively impact cognitive (mental) functioning in dementia patients – make them more confused, somnolent.
The UTI was only diagnosed at my suggestion/insistence; the staff would not have been motivated to do this on their own. Apparently,
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Rehab does not even have something as
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as a urine dipstick test available to quickly and efficiently screen for potentially bothersome, patient-impairing UTIs in catheterized patients.
This was not supposed to happen at
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Rehab since the treatment plan accompanying her transfer documentation from Valley Hospital clearly stated that she was to remain free of infection (indwelling catheter
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) and that pertinent laboratory values (ESR, leukocyte count, CRP) were to be regularly monitored to ensure that this was the case. None of this was apparently done according to the medical records.
Since my mother had an indwelling urinary catheter (
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catheter) first placed when she was admitted to the Valley Hospital ICU on 02/12/1007 and such a catheter remained in place until she died 44 days later, medical staff at all of the healthcare facilities where she was a patient should have been aware that she would inevitably develop a (
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) catheter-associated urinary tract infection (no longer than 3-4 weeks at the utmost). This is undoubtedly what happened to her, as far as the UTI that she developed was concerned.
When my poor mother was being transitioned from
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Rehab to hospice care (was supposed to be home hospice with an initial stay at the
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Hospice IPU to treat her UTI, but she actually never got to go home again) on 03/23/2007, the expectation was that she would be receiving all of her needed medications while being given intravenous fluids and having her UTI treated with antibiotics (Levaquin i.v.).
If the UTI was indeed the culprit in preventing her from eating and drinking enough to survive she would resume doing so once it had been successfully treated. Otherwise, she was going to die a natural death due to inadequate hydration/nutrition within about 1-2 weeks.
The plan sounded very reasonable and feasible, but alas
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& Rehabilitation Hospital and its incompetent staff threw a monkey wrench into our well-thought-out plan.
I didn’t find out about this until after my mother had passed away much more suddenly than expected in hospice care (only 5 days after admission), apparently suffering from end-stage respiratory failure and congestive heart failure.
After obtaining copies of all of her medical records from
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Rehab at a cost of some $600.00, it was very clear that she was also suffering from pneumonia (discharge chest x-
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from
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Rehab showed a “right parahilar infiltrate” and “incipient effusion”). This is information that should have been communicated to me and my family – free of charge – while my mother was still alive!
But why were we never told by anyone at
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Rehab that she had pneumonia?
This discharge chest x-
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which is standard operating procedure before discharging/transferring someone who has been an inpatient at a given healthcare facility for some time was taken the evening of Thursday, 03/22/2007. The results of this x-
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were available at 10:30 a.m. the very next day, Friday – her day of transfer to hospice care.
She did not leave
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Rehab for
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Hospice until after 1:00 p.m. on Friday, 03/23/2007. Certainly there was enough time for someone to find out the results of her chest x-
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before she left curative care for hospice care – if that is what they had wanted to do.
Hasn’t anyone ever heard of a telephone call or to specifically request that the x-
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results be immediately faxed as soon as they are available, because the patient is being discharged the very next day? It makes absolutely no sense to order a test – such as a chest x-
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– which then comes back showing serious pathology, never look at it and never report the findings to the affected/interested parties.
If a test is of absolutely no consequence, why order it in the first place? If you order a test and it comes back showing something important, you better “get off your a** pronto” and provide appropriate follow-up in a timely manner!. No follow-up was ever provided to the
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Hospice (by phone or otherwise)!
I strongly believe that we and the hospice were intentionally not told that my mother had pneumonia, because it was known that this would very likely delay her transition to hospice care. We might have been willing to transfer her to hospice care with a urinary tract infection (
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Rehab didn’t want to keep her with just a mere UTI!), but pneumonia very likely would have meant that we would have wanted to pursue some additional treatment (antibiotics) in curative care first, before agreeing to hospice care.
With a capitated patient like my mother who had been at
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Rehab for 23 days (and thus was approaching the maximum covered day count in rehab under capitation), there was certainly a financial incentive of the part of
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Rehab to empty her bed as soon as possible and make it available to the next paying customer.
So the solution was
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:
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’t tell the patient or her family that she has pneumonia!
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Hospice also was never given a copy of her discharge chest x-
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findings in the transfer documentation accompanying her to hospice care. Her physican at
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Rehab supposedly never saw or signed off on these findings (no initials on the pertinent sheet; all this really proves is that he didn’t initial the sheet).
She’ll be dead in hospice care before they know it and no one will be any the wiser about what really happened. Well they didn’t count on me requesting copies of her medical records on the very day that she died in hospice care – THE BASTARDS!
This story has had a long aftermath dragging on for several years after the events in 2007: correspondence with the CEO of Fundamental Long Term Care (FLTC) - the parent company of
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& Rehabilitation Hospital, an agreement (copy available) to compensate us the princely sum of $1,000.00 for expenses (which we declined not only because we would have had to keep our mouth shut about what happened) related to medical records and the need to obtain an amended death certificate from the
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County Coroner’s Office (ultimately only possible because an accidental death – fall), since
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Hospice did not want to change the cause(s) of death on the death certificate that they initially issued for liability reasons.
Ultimately, this ended up as a complaint with CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services). Supposedly several people at
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Rehab were subsequently terminated, but I cannot confirm this.
- Christopher K.
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I went to therapy twice a week (ultrasound, stripping, exercises to strengthen and increase range of motion, electrical stimulation and cold) and did therapy exercises three times a day at home. Within two weeks my foot was getting stronger and my pain level began dropping. I decided to try going back to work on restricted hours. I was able to tolerate a regular shoe for 6 hours a day which I had been unable to do before I began therapy. After two weeks back at work we increased the level of therapy and I had a setback and my pain level began increasing. We dropped the therapy back down and I began to bounce back. I went back off work to just concentrate on the therapy, but after another week and a half, I realized I was no longer continuing to improve. I talked to
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and we decided to stop the therapy and recommend to the doctor that I should have the surgery to remove the bones. Even though the therapy didn't fully work, my foot is stronger and I have less pain than when I started therapy so that should help me recover from surgery better. I am looking forward to working with the people at
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again for rehab after the surgery.
- Judy L.
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It went very well overall. The front desk staff isn't very friendly, but they weren't rude; just okay. They didn't
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me when I walked in and I had to stand in front of them for a few seconds before they would acknowledge my presence. However, Dr.
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is very friendly and caring. He has a wonderful bedside manner. He took the time to explain the mechanics of the knee and he gave me time to ask any questions I had. I would definitely return to see him for any future ailments.
- Robin P.
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Everything at
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was like a miracle! He went from not being able to tell us his full name and address to now being his old self again. The entire staff that cared for him was unbelievable. He received Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Recreational Therapy, as well as daily sessions with a Psychologist and Physiatrist (MD specializing in physical rehabilitation). There was also a Social Worker who was assigned to his treatment team. His entire treatment team was in constant communication with me.
I couldn't believe the quality of care he received and the dedication of each Therapist who cared for him. After about 4 weeks at
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he was discharged and continued with outpatient therapy at Northern Pines Medical Center in
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, MN for about 6 weeks..
Now, a little more than a year later, it's like his accident never happened and he continues to improve. We are so grateful to the team that cared for him at
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and would never hesitate to recommend the facility.
- Sallie M.
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I have had sever stenosis for the past two years. I could not stand up or walk. Once I met with Dr. Meleger, I was diagnosed quickly and was given the choice of either injections to the spine or surgery. Of course. I chose the injections. I am now going in every three to four months to have these injections once the pain re-occurs.
- Marie F.
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My experience has been very positive. It has been a year since I started seeing Dr.
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. I am not out of pain completely, but I am doing much better, and have been able to transition from working part time to full time, and have also been able (albeit slowly) to resume certain physical activities that I love and really missed a lot.
- Elissa Y.
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Saw an advertisement on TV, telephoned and requested an appointment for two free laser treatments. After the treatments and discussion with Dr
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, my husband decided to enter into a contract for 26 treatments, which Dr
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determined would really help to resolve the pain.
Began laser treatments upper neck and lower spine for spinal stenosis in late January 2012 and after ten (10) treatments, discussed with Dr
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that they did not seem to be improving the pain situation. Took a few weeks off. Then, in early March 2012, my husband suffered a mild stroke. After his full recovery, he contacted Dr
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to advise that he did not want to continue the treatments and requested a refund for the unused portion of the paid services (26 treatments at $4,000). Dr
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assured him that someone from the billing department will review his records and give him a telephone call.
In about two weeks, we received a listing of services provided which showed that all of the $4,000 had been expended. Thus, based on this information, we knew that we had been scammed.
Consequently, we believe that this matter was handled in an extremely poor manner -- very poor customer relations. Thus, we would not recommend this facility to anyone.
- Nana A.

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2020 Gravier St
New Orleans

Aaron Karlin MD

1315 Jefferson Hwy
New Orleans

Abdolreza Vadiee MD,PHD

104 Medical Center Dr
Slidell

Advanced Neurodiagnostic Cente

2905 Kingman St
Metairie

Alcohol Drug Rehab New Orleans

6221 S. Claiborne Ave Ste 539
New Orleans

Andrea Toomer MD

1111 Medical Center Blvd
Marrero

Anthony Jase MD

1215 N Broad St
New Orleans

Ashfaq Qureshi MD

4500 10th St
Marrero

Body Archer LLC

409 Irving Dr

Bone & Joint Clinic

2600 Belle Chasse Hwy
Terrytown

Brett Rothaermel MD,PT

2552 Williams Blvd
Kenner

Brian Rosenberg MD

4500 Clearview Pkwy
Metairie

Camalyn Gaines MD

1601 Perdido St
New Orleans

Charles Schlosser MD,MPH

4520 Wichers Dr
Marrero

Claims 2 Go LLC

243 Thunderbird Terrace

Culicchia Neurological Clinic

1111 Medical Center Blvd
Marrero

Diane Mayer MD

1401 Foucher St
New Orleans

Doctors Centre

659 Old Spanish Trl
Slidell

Dropadi Kewalramani MD,MBBS,BS

3301 Saint Charles Ave
New Orleans

Farokh Contractor MD

1401 Foucher St
New Orleans

Fred Defrancesch MD

2840 W Airline Hwy
La Place

Gary Glynn MD

1401 Foucher St
New Orleans

Gary R Glynn, MD

1401 Foucher St
New Orleans

Gerald Burns MD

PO Box 19004
New Orleans

Gloria Kang MD

1800 Carol Sue Ave
Gretna

Gollamudi Reddy MD

1051 Gause Blvd
Slidell

Gregory Stewart MD

202 Mcalister Ext
New Orleans

Guidry, Dr. John P.

4020 Lonesome Rd
Mandeville

Gulf State Rehab. Associates Ltd.

4224 Houma Blvd
Metairie

HANDI-RAMP INC.

510 North AVE

Hazem Eissa MD

1514 Jefferson Hwy
New Orleans

Industrial Medicine Specialists

1849 Barataria Blvd
Marrero

Jacques Whitecloud MD

1415 Tulane Ave
New Orleans

James Heneghan MD

2633 Napoleon Ave
New Orleans

Jeremy Comeaux MD

1401 Foucher St
New Orleans

John Palopoli MD

907 S Harrison St
Covington

John Smart MD

2701 David Dr
Metairie

Joseph Mogan MD

2701 David Dr
Metairie

Joshua Kaufman MD

1849 Barataria Blvd
Marrero

Justin Lundgren MD

4228 Houma Blvd
Metairie

Karen Harper MD

1542 Tulane Ave
New Orleans

Kathleen Barfoot MD

1401 Foucher St
New Orleans

Keating, Dr. Christine

1221 S Clearview Pkwy
New Orleans

Keith Duplantis MD

1401 Foucher St
New Orleans

Kenneth Williams MD,MS

3361 General Degaulle Dr
New Orleans

Kevin Martinez , MD

4500 Clearview Parkway
Metairie

Kevin Martinez MD

4500 Clearview Pkwy
Metairie

Kiersta Kurtz-Burke MD,MPH

1601 Perdido St
New Orleans

Lafaye, Dr. Kristina M

1516 Jefferson Hwy
New Orleans

Laxman Kewalramani MD,MBBS,BS

3301 Saint Charles Ave
New Orleans

Louisiana Healthcare Associates

71207 Highway 21
Covington

Lsu Healthcare Network

2020 Gravier St
New Orleans

Lsu Healthcare Network

1542 Tulane Ave
New Orleans

Luis Franco MD

4612 Chastant St
Metairie

Mahmoud Sarmini MD

325 Sugarpine Dr
Gretna

Mark Rosenbloom MD

1401 Foucher St
New Orleans

Mary Mathai MD

1542 Tulane Ave
New Orleans

mecca medical healthcare service

PO Box 792680
New Orleans

Meda Colvin MD

1111 Medical Center Blvd
Marrero

Michael Braxton MD

29301 N Dixie Ranch Rd
Lacombe

Michael Saucier MD

1514 Jefferson Hwy
New Orleans

Michael Zeringue MD

3939 Houma Blvd
Metairie

Mirjana Bukara MD

1221 S Clearview Pkwy
New Orleans

Monica Benson MD

126 Post Dr
Luling

Natalia Jolliff DO

1000 Ochsner Blvd
Covington

Nidhi Purohit MD

71207 Louisiana 21
Covington

Nima Bushehri DO

1401 Foucher St
New Orleans

North Institute

29301 N Dixie Ranch Rd
Lacombe

Northshore Dermatology Clinic

114 Village St
Slidell

Northshore Regional Medical Center

104 Medical Center Dr
Slidell

Ochsner Childrens Health Center

101 Judge Tanner Blvd
Covington

Ochsner Clinic

1516 Jefferson Hwy
New Orleans

Ochsner Clinic Northshore

1000 Ochsner Blvd
Covington

Ochsner Clinic-New Orleans E

1514 Jefferson Hwy
New Orleans

Ochsner Clinic-New Orleans E

4429 Clara St
New Orleans

Olga Krivitsky MD

880 Behrman Hwy
Gretna

Omni Pain Mgmt.

2701 David Dr
Metairie

P R Griffin, MD

6708 Schouest St
Metairie

Pontchartrain Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

3939 Houma Blvd., Ste 21
Metairie

Pritesh Patel MD

2020 Gravier St
New Orleans

Quan Le MD

2021 Perdido St
New Orleans

Rehab Access Fitness Center

8397 Hwy 23
Belle Chasse

Robert Mipro MD

1542 Tulane Ave
New Orleans

Ronald Segura MD

2600 Belle Chasse Hwy
Gretna

Satvik Munshi MD

1401 Foucher St
New Orleans

Schween, Lyle J

56634 BOSWORTH ST
Slidell

Scott Sondes MD

1016 1/2 W 21st Ave
Covington

Slidell Memorial Hospital

1051 Gause Blvd
Slidell

Southern Brain & Spine

4224 Houma Blvd
Metairie

Stephen Kishner MD

1978 Industrial Blvd
Houma

Stephen Rynick MD

1111 Medical Center Blvd
Marrero

Supreme Exercise

Uptown New Orleans near Whole Foods Market
New Orleans

Tayhugh Yang MD

4213 Teuton St
Metairie

The Standing Company

5848 Dixie Hwy

Thompson, Dr. Jonathan D.

50 Louis Prima Dr
Covington

Tiger Physical Therapy

23052 Hwy 1088
Mandeville

Touro Infirmary

1401 Foucher St
New Orleans

Troy Beaucoudray MD

2905 Kingman St
Metairie

Tsao Wei MD,MPH

4475 Westbank Expy
Marrero

Tulane University

202 Mcalister Ext
New Orleans

Tulane University

1415 Tulane Ave
New Orleans

Tulane University

HC 9
New Orleans

Tulane University Hospital & Clinic

1415 Tulane Ave Apt 776
New Orleans

UroMed

7340 McGinnis Ferry Road

Veteran Affairs Med Ctr

400 Edwards Ave
New Orleans

West Jefferson Medical Center

1101 Medical Center Blvd
Marrero

Westbank Surgical Clinic

4475 Westbank Expy
Marrero

Westside Ortho Clin.

4500 10th St
Marrero

Whitecloud, Dr. Jacques

4770 S I 10 Service Rd W
Metairie

William Alden MD

4140 Westbank Expy
Marrero

William Knight DO

4224 Houma Blvd
Metairie

Xtreme Physical Therapy

3300 Behrman Pl
New Orleans

Zimmerman, Dr. Peter A

1919 VETERANS MEMORIAL BLVD
Kenner

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