I would like to thank the Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Office for going above and beyond recently to help our clinic and patients.

A few weeks ago, I was scheduled to see patients in our Louisiana Cardiology Associates clinic in Plaquemine. Unfortunately, a wreck on the Mississippi River Bridge had traffic snarled for hours and threatened to prevent me from reaching my heart patients who needed to be seen.

Our quick-thinking nurses called the Iberville Sheriff’s Office, which sent deputies to meet me at the Plaquemine Ferry. The deputies used the ferry to escort me across the river and to the clinic on time so that patients did not have to be rescheduled, or worse, potentially have a medical emergency.

I was very impressed with the level of teamwork and attention that went into helping a physician take care of the health of his patients. It was a great example of Iberville’s finest providing prompt and courteous service to its residents. When we all work together for the health of our community, everyone benefits.

Steven T. Gremillion, MD, FACC


Baton Rouge