Our Uptown office is conveniently located next to Ochsner Baptist Medical Center, 2 blocks from Napoleon Avenue, and is home to Drs. Combs and Lutz and their staff.
Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 to 5. Make an appointment here.
Visitor parking is available to the rear of the building. More . . .
Our downtown office on Frenchmen Street is now closed.
Dr. Combs and staff have moved to the Jena Street location.
THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION. PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.
See PDF document HIPPA Notice of Privacy Practices
We understand the importance of privacy and are committed to maintaining the confidentiality of your medical information. We make a record of the medical care we provide and may receive such records from others. We use these records to provide or enable other health care providers to provide quality medical care, to obtain payment for services provided to you as allowed by your health plan and to enable us to meet our professional and legal obligations to operate this medical practice properly. We are required by law to maintain the privacy of protected health information, to provide individuals with notice of our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to protected health information, and to notify affected individuals following a breach of unsecured protected health information. This notice describes how we may use and disclose your medical information. It also describes your rights and our legal obligations with respect to your medical information. If you have any questions about this Notice, please contact our Privacy Officer listed above.
Everyone over 6 months of age needs influenza immunization. Read What You Should Know for the 2014-2015 Influenza Season
Our office uses only vaccines manufactured in the United States. Please call 504-895-0361 to schedule an immunization date. And remember, influenza immunization DOES NOT cause the flu.
The Patient Family History Form, Patient Registration Form and the Patient Consent Form are required of all patients and must be up to date in order for us to treat you. More . . .
Dr. Kenneth L. Combs is a Kentucky native who graduated from Tulane University Medical School in 1971 and did his Internship at Charity Hospital and Internal Medicine Residencies at Tulane University Medical School. He served as a Major in the United States Army Medical Corps, and then in 1977 began his New Orleans practice where he specializes in Internal Medicine.
Ken is a member of several medical professional organizations, including the American College of Physicians, the American Society of Internal Medicine, the Louisiana Internal Medicine Society, the Louisiana State Medical Society, the Musser Burch Society, the Orleans Parish Medical Society and the Southern Medical Association. More . . .
Dr. F. Brobson Lutz, Jr., a proud son of Athens, Alabama, graduated from Tulane University Medical School and completed his postgraduate training at Charity Hospital. He specializes in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases.
Dr. Lutz served as Orleans Parish Medical Director for eight years, and today is Vice Chairman of the Board of Commissioners for the Orleans Parish Communications District.
Brobson is now a weekly guest on Monday's WVUE's Fox 8 Morning News, and a frequent contributor of health articles to publications such as New Orleans Magazine. More . . .
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Medical Ethics Louisiana Style - Are our medical schools doing enough? - August 2014 - New Orleans Magazine GO
Joint Session - April wedding brings May hospitalization - July 2014 - New Orleans Magazine GO
Bite-Sized - A field guide to dentists - June 2014 - New Orleans Magazine GO
Jazz Fest Sun Protection - What you need to know to protect your skin - April 2014 - New Orleans Magazine GO
Sick workers not a workplace threat? - March 13, 2014 - WWL.com GO
Matters of the Heart - February 2014 - New Orleans Magazine GO
The Legacy of Dr. Rodney C. Jung - January 2014 - New Orleans Magazine GO
Locals urged to get that flu shot, as influenza is on the rise - December 23, 2013 - WWL Radio GO
What Ails Louisiana - 11 Conditions Leading the Pack - November-December 2013 - New Orleans Magazine GO
Alzheimer's : The disease we dare not forget - November 2013 - New Orleans Magazine GO
The Concerns of Shaving - June 2013 - New Orleans Magazine GO
Overeating in the Big Easy: Misunderstanding what breaks our diets - April 2013 - New Orleans Magazine GO
Bar Dining in the French Quarter - April 2013 - New Orleans Magazine GO
The Gluten-Free Debate: A Baker's Friend or a Consumer's Villain? - Probing gluten and celiac disease - December 2012 - New Orleans Magazine GO
Half Empty: The Costs of Treating Alcoholism - October 2012 - New Orleans Magazine GO
An RX for Unhealthy Living - August 2012 - New Orleans Magazine GO
Fall Flu Season Getting An Early Start - October 15, 2012 - WWL Radio Interview GO
An RX for Unhealthy Living - August 2012 - New Orleans Magazine GO
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Bariatric Surgery - September 8, 2014 - WVUE TV GO
Ice bucket challenge safety tips - September 1, 2014 - WVUE TV GO
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Discussion of fungal outbreak similar to one at Children's Hospital - June 2, 2014 - WVUE TV GO
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Hazardous pool chemicals - May 19, 2014 - WVUE TV GO
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Chronic foot pain - May 5, 2014 - WVUE TV GO
Workplace dangers - Apr 28, 2014 - WVUE TV GO
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Safe pain medications for pregnant women - April 7, 2014 - WVUE TV GO
Nausea and upset stomach - March 31, 2014 - WVUE TV GO
How to live with motion sickness - March 24, 2014 - WVUE TV GO
Suffering from dry eyes - March 17, 2014 - WVUE TV GO
Chemotherapy presents risks for cancer patients - March 10, 2014 - WVUE TV GO
The dangers of Ambien - February 24, 2014 - WVUE TV GO
Dr. Brobson Lutz and writer Sean Straub discuss early days of HIV / AIDS epidemic - February 17, 2014 - WVUE TV GO
Back pain - February 10, 2014 - WVUE TV GO
Causes of persistent coughs - February 3, 2014 - WVUE TV GO
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