PHOTO: Hammond native Stephanie Schwartzmann, M.D., has joined the North Oaks Physician Group practice of Magnolia Obstetrics & Gynecology.
HAMMOND---Stephanie Schwartzmann, M.D., has joined the North Oaks Physician Group practice of Magnolia Obstetrics & Gynecology.
New patient appointments are now being scheduled for adolescent and adult women in Hammond and Livingston. To schedule an appointment, call (985) 230-APPT  or (844) APPT-NOW [277-8669].
While Schwartzmann shares that helping guide her patients through pregnancy and safe delivery is one of the most rewarding aspects of her job, she also takes pride in building long-term relationships with her patients.
“I enjoy providing the full spectrum of health care for women of all ages and backgrounds,” she explains.
Schwartzmann describes her approach to women’s health care as holistic.
“While I’m trained and skilled in the latest surgical techniques and use prescription medications and surgery when needed, I’m also willing to take a more natural approach if that is in line with my patient’s personal health goals,” she explains. “Before any treatment, I will talk to my patient about risks and benefits so that she is empowered to make the choice that is right for her.”
Schwartzmann is a Hammond native, returning home after practicing Obstetrics & Gynecology with Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City for the past five years. Schwartzmann earned her medical degree at Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Medicine in New Orleans. She went on to complete her residency with LSU’s Obstetrics & Gynecology program based at Woman’s Hospital in Baton Rouge. She belongs to the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists and is currently certified by the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology
With a passion for community service and outreach, Schwartzmann has participated in Habitat for Humanity initiatives, such as “Bike and Build,” in which volunteers constructed homes during a 4,000-mile bicycle trip across America. She also has helped provide medical care on mission trips around the world, including at an OB/GYN clinic in La Vallee de Jacmel, Haiti, and a women’s shelter in Kolkata, India. Closer to home, she worked with Volunteers of America after Hurricane Katrina rebuilding group homes and staffing shelters for evacuees and animals.
Schwartzmann looks forward to engaging and volunteering locally now that she is back home in Louisiana.
Other Magnolia providers include: Drs. Jaime M. Edwards, Kimberly N. Guillory, Marya J. Porter and April A. Sandifer.
Magnolia’s Hammond clinic is located at 15813 Paul Vega, M.D., Drive in Suite 200 of the North Oaks Clinic Building on the North Oaks Medical Center campus. The Livingston clinic is located at 17199 Spring Ranch Road in Suite 200 of North Oaks-Livingston Parish Medical Complex.
Hours of operation for both clinics are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays.
For more information about Obstetrics & Gynecology services at North Oaks, visit www.northoaks.org/magnolia or call North Oaks Public Relations at (985) 230-6647.