Drs. Combs & Lutz, LLC - New Orleans, Louisiana


2622 Jena Street  |  New Orleans, LA 70115  |   504.895.0361

Jena St. Officereception deskOur 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 . . .

Frenchmen Street (closed)

sign Our downtown office on Frenchmen Street is now closed.

Dr. Combs and staff have moved to the Jena Street location.

Patient Information

HIPPA Notice of Privacy Practices


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.

2014-15 Influenza Shots

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.

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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 . . .

Tips to Good Health

Our Staff

Dr. Combs

Dr. CombsDr. 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. Lutz

Dr. LutzDr. 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 . . .

Links & Media

Links to Medical Websites

American Medical Association

American College of Physicians

Louisiana State Medical Society

Orleans Parish Medical Society

Ochsner Baptist Medical Center

Recent Print Articles

Bad Breaks at the Table: Arm Wrestling à la masion - September 2014 - New Orleans Magazine GO

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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Recent Video Clips

Buyer Beware - April 13, 2015 - WVUE TV  GO

Sugary Sodas - April 6, 2015 - WVUE TV  GO

Salmonella Risk - March 30, 2015 - WVUE TV  GO

Chemotherapy - March 16, 2015 - WVUE TV  GO

Music and hearing - March 9, 2015 - WVUE TV  GO

What color is it? The science behind 'the dress' - March 2, 2015 - WVUE TV  GO

Superbug Concerns - February 23, 2015 - WVUE TV  GO

Alcohol and heart health - February 16, 2015 - WVUE TV  GO

Enlarged heart - February 9, 2015 - WVUE TV  GO

Is laughter really the best medicine? - February 2, 2015 - WVUE TV  GO

Measles Outbreak - January 26, 2015 - WVUE TV  GO

Trichinosis - January 19, 2015 - WVUE TV  GO

Spider Bites - January 12, 2015 - WVUE TV  [video unavailable]

Healthcare in the metro area - January 5, 2015 - WVUE TV  GO

Blood alcohol keychain - December 29, 2014 - WVUE TV  GO

Flu vs. Common Cold - December 22, 2014 - WVUE TV  GO

Changes in how women are treated for breast cancer - December 15, 2014 - WVUE TV  GO

How you apply lipstick could reveal health problems - December 8, 2014 - WVUE TV  GO

Toy safety - December 1, 2014 - WVUE TV  GO

Antibacterial soaps and hand washing - November 24, 2014 - WVUE TV  GO

Alzheimer's drug (for weight control) - November 17, 2014 - WVUE TV  GO

Joint stiffness - November 10, 2014 - WVUE TV  GO

Ebola conference in New Orleans - November 3, 2014 - WVUE TV  GO

Halloween safety tips - October 27 2014 - WVUE TV  GO

Look beyond the calories when it comes to sugary drinks - October 20, 2014 - WVUE TV  GO

Doctors say fliers shouldn't worry about catching Ebola on planes - October 15, 2014 - WVUE TV  GO

Local experts talk about chances of Ebola becoming airborne - October 14, 2014 - WGNO TV  GO

Tips to get your ears pierced safely - October 13, 2014 - WVUE TV  GO [advance slider to position 23:20 min.]

More rigorous Ebola screenings begin Saturday - October 10, 2014 - WVUE TV  GO

Rebound Rhinitis - October 6, 2014 - WVUE TV  GO

Enterovirus symptoms - September 22, 2014 - WVUE TV  GO

Dangers of arm wrestling - September 15, 2014 - WVUE TV  GO

Bariatric Surgery - September 8, 2014 - WVUE TV  GO

Ice bucket challenge safety tips - September 1, 2014 - WVUE TV  GO

Epidural steroids for back pain - real or hype? - July 14, 2014 - WVUE TV  GO

New recommendation for pelvic exams - July 7, 2014 - WVUE TV   GO

Vitamin D Testing: Worthwhile or waste of time? - June 30, 2014 - WVUE TV  GO

How to treat, prevent swimmer's ear - June 23, 2014 - WVUE TV  GO

Who's at risk of developing macular degeneration - June 9, 2014 - WVUE TV  GO

Discussion of fungal outbreak similar to one at Children's Hospital - June 2, 2014 - WVUE TV  GO

Shingles - May 26, 2014 - WVUE TV  GO

Hazardous pool chemicals - May 19, 2014 - WVUE TV  GO

Summer allergies - May 12, 2014 - WVUE TV  GO

Chronic foot pain - May 5, 2014 - WVUE TV  GO

Workplace dangers - Apr 28, 2014 - WVUE TV  GO

Lawmakers think it's time to change the law on reporting hospital infections - Updated: Apr 18, 2014, Apr 18, 2014 5:54 PM - WVUE TV  GO

Children's Hospital admits mistakes in providing information about fungal outbreak - Updated: Apr 18, 2014 9:38 AM - WVUE TV  GO

5 Children's Hospital patients died in 2008, 2009 after contact with deadly fungus Updated: Apr 14, 2014 10:29 PM - WVUE TV  GO

Is going gluten free healthy? - April 14, 2014 - WVUE TV  GO

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

Symptoms and treatment for gout - January 27, 2014 - WVUE TV  GO

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