Westside Family Medicine joins Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South
Dr. Brian Higgins

BRUSLY – Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group welcomes Brian Higgins, JD, MD, ABFM, and Westside Family Medicine Clinic in Brusly into its network of healthcare providers. The clinic will now operate under the name Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group – Westside. 

Higgins will continue to lead the local clinic and provide high-quality healthcare services to his patients as an Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group provider. 

“I know my patients well having watched Brusly families grow over the years and I consider it my privilege to be their doctor,” Dr. Higgins said. “My top priority is personal attention which is critically important to the Lake, as well. That’s what makes this a really good fit for our patients and our community. Now, with the added support of Our Lady of the Lake's specialists and many convenient locations, we will enhance our ability to ensure our patients have easy access to the highest standard of medical care possible.”

Higgins graduated from Southern Methodist University with a bachelor’s degree in political science and in 1998 graduated Louisiana State University School of Medicine New Orleans. He completed his residency at Baton Rouge General and has practiced at Westside Family Medicine for nearly 15 years. Higgins also holds a law degree from LSU Paul M. Hebert School of Law.

“Dr. Higgins is a respected physician in the Brusly community whose approach to practice, service experience and patient-centered care matches our own values and vision,” said Curtis Chastain, MD, president of Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group. “Community healthcare delivered by trusted providers is the foundation of good health in Louisiana. All of the Our Lady of the Lake providers are looking forward to working closely with Dr. Higgins and the clinic for an integrated system of care for his patients with the entire Our Lady of the Lake family of services. We are delighted to have these colleagues join our team.”

Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group – Westside offers evaluation and care of illnesses and minor injuries for patients of all ages. Services also include management and treatment of chronic illness, comprehensive physical exams, health screenings, immunizations and more.

Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group – Westside is located at 402 N. Vaughn Street in Brusly.  The clinic is open from 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and on Saturday for urgent care only from 8:30 a.m. to noon. To schedule an appointment, call (225) 749-2645.