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 Announcements from Dr. Lutz Concerning His Patients

We now offer the convenience of TeleVisits! Enjoy the quality of an office visit, without leaving your home.

March 24, 2020

Telemedicine uses the most up-to-date technology to bring quality medical care to you wherever you are. With telemedicine, healthcare professionals are able to address their patients' needs remotely for many common conditions and ailments.

The first step is to call and schedule it with your provider. For many people today, telemedicine is a convenient and effective way to see their healthcare provider. Before beginning your TeleVisit, make sure that you:
 • Have an active Patient Portal account, with username and password
 • Set aside a secure, private location

Read these 2 documents to learn more about registering for Televisit:
 • What is telemedicine?
 • How do I Participate in a TeleVisit?

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 served as the New Orleans Director of Health for thirteen years, was Vice Chair of the Board of Commissioners of the Orleans Parish Communications District, and continues to serve there as a Board Member.

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

Opinion: I'm on the Frontlines Treating COVID-19. Here's Why New Orleans Should Reopen - May 7, 2020 - InsideEdition.com GO

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