Neurologist Socrates Zapata Campusano has joined the practice of North Oaks Neurology Clinic in Hammond. He will begin seeing patients on Feb. 1.

Zapata, as he is known professionally, has practiced medicine in the New Orleans area for more than seven years. He also served as clinical instructor of medicine at Louisiana State University in New Orleans for three years.

He is board certified in neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Along with fellow North Oaks Neurology Clinic physician Patricio Espinosa, Zapata specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of neurological conditions including seizures, headaches, movement disorders, dementia and neuromuscular conditions.

Zapata has a special interest in treatment of stroke and neuromuscular diseases.

“The cornerstone of my approach to patient care is respect,” Zapata said. “I believe in showing patients the compassion and dedication they deserve, as well as being their advocate to get them the help they need.”

North Oaks Neurology Clinic’s medical staff includes nurse practitioners Jennifer Burtch and Sandra Capps.

The clinic is at 15813 Paul Vega MD Drive, Suite 400, Hammond. Appointments are available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays.

To schedule an appointment or request information on accepted insurance plans, call North Oaks Neurology Clinic at (985) 230-7525.

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