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


2622 Jena Street  |  New Orleans, LA 70115  |   504.895.0361

Jena St. Officereception desk
Our 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. See map.

Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 to 4 with early closing on Fridays. For appointments, call (504) 895-0361.

Visitor parking is available to the rear of the building. More . . .

Important Announcement from Dr. Lutz Concerning His Patients

I have decided to turn my practice into a Patient-Centered Membership Model.

October 1, 2017

The need for primary care physicians has grown faster than the availability of PCP's especially after Hurricane Katrina. As the number of new patients needing a PCP expanded, the waiting time for an appointment increased and the amount of time per visit decreased. I like the idea of spending more time on fewer patients, same or next day appointments, and the ability to schedule patients without causing them to wait. A reception room should be just that - a reception room, not a waiting room.

After long and careful consideration, I have decided to turn my practice into a Patient-Centered Membership Model on January 1, 2018. Doing this will allow me to enhance your care. Some benefits of this new model may be. Continue . . .

Influenza Shots

Everyone over 6 months of age needs influenza immunization during October before the flu season starts.

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.  More . . .

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 specialized in Internal Medicine. He retired from active practice at the end of 2018.

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, is a direct descendant of William Brewster, the "Elder Pilgrim" or "Patriarch of the Pilgrims", who is credited by many for writing the Mayflower Compact. Dr. Lutz graduated from Tulane University Medical School and completed his postgraduate training at Charity Hospital. He specializes in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases.

Dr. Lutz was the New Orleans Director of Health for thirteen years, and continues to serve the community as Vice Chair of the Board of Commissioners of the Orleans Parish Communications District.

He is a regular guest on WVUE Fox 8 Morning News, and has been a frequent contributor of health articles to publications such as New Orleans Magazine. Brobson has a variety of interests and hobbies that include literature, travel, New Orleans and other regional cuisines, urban gardening, raising chickens and beekeeping. More . . .

Links & Media

Recent Print Articles

Lawn Mower Safety - Keep the kids away - August 2018 - New Orleans Magazine GO

Digging for the Truth - Are boil-water advisories necessary? - May 2018 - New Orleans Magazine GO

Dermatologically Speaking - The skinny on creams, lotions, ointments and other concoctions- April 2018 - New Orleans Magazine GO

Travel Immunization - When? To Where? And Why?- March 2018 - New Orleans Magazine GO

Heart Talk - Blood pressure chronicles and the New Orleans connection- February 2018 - New Orleans Magazine GO

EMS and Mardi Gras - Signal 24 on the Parade Route - January 2018 - New Orleans Magazine GO

Thrill From The Grill - A Pancake Temple's Hangover Cure - December 2017 - New Orleans Magazine GO

Pipe Dreams - Lead and our drinking water - October 2017 - New Orleans Magazine GO

Forecasting the Flu Influenza - a Category 5 killer virus - September 2017 - New Orleans Magazine GO

Help in the Office - The Physician Extender Will See You Now - August 2017 - New Orleans Magazine GO

Recipe for Disaster - Filling station food and botulism - July 2017 - New Orleans Magazine GO

An Uptown doctor brings his country roots to the city - July 6, 2017 - WVUE.com GO

Swimming with Bacteria - How safe is the water? - June 2017 - New Orleans Magazine GO

Good for What Ails You - A medicinal solution with a New Orleans provenance - May 2017 GO

Melodies in the Mind - The control and eradication of "earworms" April 2017 GO

Roach Buster - The bait debate - March 2017 GO

Heart to Heart - conversation with a cardiologist - February 2017 GO

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Recent Video Clips [Click GO only once and allow time for clip to load in your player.]

Red meat study - October 8, 2019 - WVUE TV GO

It's time to get those flu shots - September 30, 2019 - WVUE TV GO

Vaping dangers - September 23, 2019 - WVUE TV GO

Chicken linked to cancer - September 16, 2019 - WVUE TV GO

Plastic in your food - September 9, 2019 - WVUE TV GO

Surgeon General issues marijuana warning - September 2, 2019 - WVUE TV GO

Changing your eating schedule - July 29, 2019 - WVUE TV GO

Benefits of eating nuts during pregnancy - July 22, 2019 - WVUE TV GO

Avoiding Dangerous Mold - July 15, 2019 - WVUE TV GO

Heat Related Health Complications - July 8, 2019 - WVUE TV GO

Flesh Eating Bacteria - July 1, 2019 - WVUE TV GO

Traveling and imunizations - June 17, 2019 - WVUE TV GO

Tips on Sunscreen - May 27, 2019 - WVUE TV GO

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