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Prevention Plus Clinic... beyond standard care

We dedicate our work to helping you live a healthy life

 

Cardiology

Cardiology

Our highest aim is Preventative Cardiology. Here we go beyond standard care, led by our board certified clinical Lipidologist... Read More

  Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine

Spear-headed by our Board Certified Internist, our medicine program takes a comprehensive approach to patient centered care... Read More

  Wellness

Wellness

Led by our exercise physiologist and massage therapist, we offer a wide range of personalized services to improve your health... Read More

About Us

Prevention Plus opened its first clinic in Morgan City, Louisiana in April, 2014 with one goal in mind: to provide preventive healthcare, evaluation, and treatment that surpasses "standard of care." Prevention Plus Clinics use a personalized, advanced approach to patient evaluation and care. We are driven to provide the highest level of healthcare. To start with…say goodbye to the 2-minute doctor visit!


Peter M. Abel MS, MD, FACC Preventive Cardiologist, Clinical Lipidologist

A resident of St. Mary Parish for over 26 years, Dr. Abel is a native of New York State. He received his undergraduate training at Florida State University earning a Bachelor of Science degree. A Master degree of Science in Exercise Physiology and his medical degree were obtained at Virginia Commonwealth University/ Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia. His post-graduate training includes internship, residency and a cardiology fellowship at the Ochsner Foundation Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Dr. Abel has served as a staff cardiologist, head-section of Cardiology at Ochsner Clinic and medical director for the Cardiac Rehabilitation facility at Ochsner Baton Rouge. While there, he started and was co-director of the Ochsner Interdisciplinary Lipid Service.

For the past twenty-five years, he has served patients and the medical community as an invasive/interventional cardiologist (angiograms, balloon and stent treatments) and through his continued commitment to preventive cardiology. He has made numerous presentations throughout the United States on various aspects of preventive cardiology. He has served as Medical Advisor for the Louisiana Association of Exercise Physiologists and as a clinical assistant professor for Cardiology at Tulane University School of Medicine.

Dr. Abel is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and has been honored as a Diplomat of Clinical Lipidology by the American Board of Clinical Lipidology.

He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases (Cardiology) and Clinical Lipidology. He is one of few physicians with such training to specialize in both preventive cardiology and lipidology.

William A. Cefalu, Jr. M.D. Internist

Dr. Cefalu is a lifelong resident of Morgan City, Louisiana. He graduated with honors from Central Catholic High School in 2001. Dr. Cefalu then pursued his undergraduate degree at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where he was awarded a Bachelor of Science, cum laude honors. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans Louisiana. During this time Dr. Cefalu was awarded the Rural Scholars Track Scholarship given his commitment to return to rural Louisiana and provide high-quality patient care . He then pursued an internal medicine residency at Earl K. Long Medical Center in Baton Rouge. He is board certified in Internal Medicine.

Dr. Cefalu has been extensively involved in community service. He currently serves as the assistant chairman of the pharmacy and therapeutics committee and chairman of the patient’s safety and quality committee at Teche Regional Medical Center. Dr. Cefalu was recently honored by the Saint Mary Parish Foundation as the 2016 role model for medicine.

Dr. Cefalu joined the preventionPlus team in December 2015. His interests include obesity/weight management, diabetes reversal, and cardiovascular disease risk reduction.

In addition to his interests in preventative medicine, Dr. Cefalu offers a wide variety of services in internal medicine. These services include acute care, minor surgical procedures in-office and management of patients with multiple complex medical issues.

Dr. Cefalu currently serves as the physician director of Nursing Care Home Health and as a hospice physician with Heart of Hospice.

Krysten Perque APRN, FNP Nurse Practitioner

Krysten Perque has always been interested in changing other’s lives for the better. From a young age, she aspired to be a caregiver and made that dream a reality when she graduated from Nicholls State University in 2008 with her bachelor’s degree in nursing. She desired to have a greater influence in the health care outcomes for her patients and chose to move forward and obtain her masters degree. In 2012 she graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a family nurse practitioner degree and was board certified soon after. She has experience in working medsurge, critical care, recovery room, internal medicine, and special training in cardiac and heart health issues. She has worked alongside Dr. Peter Abel, MS, MD, FACC, for the past two years, absorbing the wealth of knowledge that he has graciously offered. She is a member of the National Lipid Association and LANP, Houma Chapter. She is currently working towards certification in lipidology. She is happily married and the mother of two children. She is excited to give back to the Thibodaux community that has given so much to her.

Services


Cardiology

Cardiology

Our highest aim is Preventative Cardiology. Here we go beyond standard care, led by our board certified clinical Lipidologist, Cardiologist. Using the most current scientific information, we use an integrative, holistic approach to prevent and reverse cardiovascular disease. Additionally, we do all standard cardiovascular testing including stress testing, vascular and cardiac imaging.

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Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine

Spear-headed by our Board Certified Internist, our medicine program takes a comprehensive approach to patient centered care. Our focus is on the entire spectrum of the disease process.From the management of multiple, complex medical issues to urgent care needs, our medicine program has you covered. Our passion is for prevention and we have the programs to prove it. Diabetes reversal, weight management, and lifestyle management serve as the foundation of our wellness program.

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Wellness

Wellness

Led by our exercise physiologist and massage therapist, we offer a wide range of personalized services to improve your health. We accomplish this by physician-formulated supplements, stress reduction through massage therapy, smoking cessation, weight management, and nutritional and exercise lifestyle coaching. No matter what your state of health, we can improve it!

Wellness Massage Therapy internal medicine

Locations

Morgan City 912 Marguerite Street
Morgan City, Louisiana 70380

M-TH 8:00-4:00, F 8:00-12:00
985-221-5321 
888-619-7587 (toll free)
 
 
 
 
Thibodaux 905 Canal Boulevard
Thibodaux, Louisiana 70301

M-F 8:00-4:30
985-492-9100 (phone)

 
 
 
 
Houma 567 Corporate Drive
Houma, Louisiana 70360

M-TH 8:00-4:00, F 8:00-12:00
985-221-5321 (phone)
888-619-7587 (toll free)