North Oaks names its Physician of the Year _lowres

Dr. Jacques Peltier

North Oaks Health System has named Dr. Jacques Peltier, an otolaryngologist, its 2015 Physician of the Year.

The Medical Executive Committees for North Oaks Medical Center and North Oaks Rehabilitation Hospital select a Physician of the Year annually based on nominations from North Oaks employees, volunteers and physicians, a news release said.

Peltier has been with North Oaks Physician Group since 2007 and sees patients at North Oaks ENT and Allergy Clinic in Hammond.

Peltier is a graduate of the LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport and completed an internship and residency through the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology.

Peltier volunteers his time and expertise at North Oaks Sports Medicine Physical Days, helping to provide free physical exams to thousands of student-athletes through the years, and has served as a board member of the North Oaks Physician Group Network Operations Council and as chairman of the Ambulatory Physician Informatics Committee since 2013.

From 2012-13, he served as member-at-large of the North Oaks Medical Center Medical Executive Committee and is a past member of the hospital’s Professional Practice Evaluation Committee from 2010-11 and Surgery Steering Committee from 2008-09.