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March 23, 2020

COVID-19 Update


The physicians at Alexandria Women’s Center have prided ourselves in providing competent, compassionate, and appropriate care to all of our patients.  The conditions in our country concerning the coronavirus are rapidly changing and we want all our patients to be assured that we are working to keep not only our providers and employees safe, but also to create an environment where all of you can continue to receive safe and effective medical care.  With these ideas in mind, we would ask the following of our patients:

  1. If you are experiencing symptoms consistent with a common cold including occasional fevers, fatigue, sneezing, sore throat, and headache we would ask you to please STAY HOME.  If you have a regularly scheduled appointment, we would ask that you reschedule it until your symptoms have resolved.  The coronavirus, like other respiratory viruses, is usually a self-limited disease that resolves on its own.  There is no effective treatment as of now for this virus.  Staying home will comply with the government’s urging for social isolation and be safest for all involved.
  2. If your symptoms worsen including fevers that do not go away with routine over-the-counter medications (above 100.4 F) shortness of breath, severe body aches, and a severe nonproductive cough, you may warrant further evaluation and testing.  We would like to be able to accommodate your health care in a safe manner for everyone.  Therefore, we ask that you please CALL AHEAD OF TIME for an appointment.  We are working on measures to evaluate sicker individuals in a way that minimizes exposure for our patients as well as for our staff.  By calling ahead you will allow us to triage your symptoms and formulate the way to best evaluate your symptoms in a safe manner.
  3. In an attempt to keep our patients healthy, we are now restricting appointments to ONLY patients. (I.E. no spouses or family members). If you feel like you need assistance with your appointment, please contact our office so that we can help you. We remain committed to keeping our patients healthy.
  4. Due to the growing concern of the spreading of COVID-19, Cabrini Women's and Children's Hospital has limited entrance to ONE LOCATION from the outside of the hospital. To gain entry, enter from the sky bridge on the second floor of the parking garage. You will be screened by a hospital associate prior to taking the elevators up to the 4th floor.
  5. Lastly we would encourage that you heed the warnings from our government and try to practice social isolation as much as it is possible for you and your family.  Avoid large gatherings, wash your hands frequently, and avoid contact with anyone showing symptoms of a possible viral illness.

In many ways the coronavirus is just starting to affect our country and will continue to do so for the next several weeks.  We are constantly monitoring all information and guidance given by the CDC as well as the Louisiana Department of Health.  We are working on appropriate protocols and measures to appropriately evaluate and test our patients who need to be tested, and complying with the above recommendations will help us to do that safely.  We continue to be committed to our patients’ well-being and to serving as your physician during this time.

Physicians of Alexandria Women’s Center

February 10, 2020

Specialized Breast & GYN Care is Closer Than You Think

This article was originally posted on Mary Bird Perkins Blog

A Q&A with Dr. Patrick Tassin, OB-GYN, Alexandria Women’s Center

Why is a specialized breast and GYN facility in close proximity important?

The thing about central Louisiana is that we have a fair amount of general practitioners, surgeons and OB-GYNs, but not specialists. So it’s huge to be able to offer our patients access to specialists a few hours away who can help provide a higher level of care.

What are patients’ experiences with the Breast & GYN Pavilion?

Patients in central Louisiana have been very open to going to the Pavilion in Baton Rouge for treatment, because they know the care they’ll receive there is just as good, if not better, than they’d get at bigger institutions at MD Anderson. And the personalized care at the Pavilion gives us as referring physicians a great peace of mind about sending our patients there. Our patients receive excellent care with half the drive, which is a lot more convenient. There’s also more personal attention at the Pavilion than they’d get at a larger facility like the ones in Texas."


Read the rest of the Q&A with Dr. Patrick Tassin on the Mary Bird Perkins Blog website

June 7, 2018

Pregnancy: What to Expect with Dr. Tassin

Dr. Tassin explains what pregnant patients can expect when seeking OB care at Alexandria Women's Center.

March 16, 2018

Alexandria Women's Center welcomes Dr. Tassin

Alexandria Women's Center is thrilled to welcome Dr. Tassin to the team. Learn more about Dr. Tassin and including what he finds most rewarding about being an OBGYN.

January 22, 2015

Alexandria Womens Center Supports Local Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure

In recognition of all of our patients, friends, and families that have been affected by breast cancer, Alexandria Womens Center proudly joins Cenla Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 2015. AWC is honored to donate$1 for every mammogram performed at our clinic for the cure. Together, we can beat this.

January 20, 2015

Dr. Elizabeth McLemore Joins Alexandria Womens Center

Alexandria Womens Center is very pleased to announce that Dr. Elizabeth Quillen Mclemore has joined our clinic as of October , 2014!  Dr. Mclemore is a native and lifelong resident of Alexandria, Louisiana and has been in private practice here since 2012 after completing her formal training at Virginia Commonwealth.  She is currently seeing established patients as well as all new Obstetric and Gynecologic patients. We welcome her to her new practice at AWC.

January 19, 2015

Plastic Surgery Consultations Come To Alexandria Womens Center

For both our patients confidence and convenience, Alexandria Womens Center is pleased to have united with Dr. John V. Williams of Plastic Surgery of Baton Rouge. Dr. Williams is a leading plastic surgeon in Louisiana with a well respected reputation and history.  He and his surgical team see patients in our clinic twice monthy.  AWC is pleased to have him with us.  

January 18, 2015

Welcome To Our New Website

Alexandria Womens Center is excited to unveil our new and improved web page for 2015!  We have alot in store for our patients. If you have any questions about the our specilaties, services, or procedures please fill out the form on our contact page or contact our office at 318.443.7222.