Crescent City health briefs for November 18, 2015 _lowres

Photo provided by Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority— Jerry D. Lewis.

  • PARKINSON’S SUPPORT: Drug company representatives Betty Randle, of Abbvie (Duopa), and Lisa Bryant, of U.S. World Meds (Apokyn), and pharmacist Stacey Laborde, of Patio Drugs, will give presentations when the Big Easy Fleur de Lis Parkinson’s Disease Support Group meets from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 30, in the Esplanade 1 Room of the first-floor conference center at East Jefferson General Hospital, 4300 Houma Blvd., Metairie. The group meets on the last Monday of each month and welcomes Parkinson’s patients and their families, friends and caregivers. Participants share tips and tricks for easier living with Parkinson’s disease, and news about medications, treatments and Parkinson’s research. Free. For information, contact Bonnie Huddleston at (504) 905-6355 or bonhudd4417@gmail.com, or Connie Cambre at (504) 400-7316, or visit www.bigeasyfleurdelis.org.
  • JEFFERSON PARISH HUMAN SERVICES AUTHORITY: Jerry D. Lewis is joining the executive management team of the Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority this month as management services director. The Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority provides behavioral health, developmental disabilities and primary care services to children, adolescents, adults and families who are residents of Jefferson Parish and who meet basic eligibility criteria. Lewis was previously manager of the authority’s West Jefferson Health Center. Before that, he was director of clinical services at PACE New Orleans.