Robert E. Songy, MD

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

My approach to wellness is as simple as the five fingers on your hand.

  1. Treat every patient as if they were family or close friends.
  2. Give every patient as much time and information as they need.
  3. Detect disease, and ensure wellness, as cost effectively and as early as possible.
  4. Respect the patient’s decision no matter what your own opinion might be.
  5. Communication between doctor and patient should happen as early and as often as needed.

Physician Profile

Education

Undergraduate
Loyola University of The South
New Orleans, LA
Bachelor of Science, Biology 1968
Medical School
Louisiana State University School of Medicine
New Orleans, LA
Doctorate of Medicine 1972
Internship
Ochsner Medical Institutions
New Orleans, LA
Internal Medicine 1972-1973
Medical Intern of the Year 1973
Residency
Ochsner Medical Institutions
New Orleans, LA
Internal Medicine 1974-1975
Chief Resident 1975

Licensure

Louisiana

Professional Affiliations and Appointments

Board of Directors, St. Jude Medical Center
Assistant Clinical Professor, Louisiana State University School of Medicine
Assistant Clinical Professor, Tulane University School of Medicine
Guest Lecturer, Louisiana School of Medicine 2012
Medical Executive Committee, East Jefferson General Hospital
Instructor, Nurse Practitioners Program, LSU School of Nursing
Faculty Preceptor, University of South Alabama College of Nursing

Hospital Affiliations

East Jefferson General Hospital
St. Theresa Long Term Acute Care

Honors and Awards

Medical Intern of the Year, Ochsner Medical Insitutions 1973
Louisiana Healthcare Review and Quality Award
Best Doctors, New Orleans Magazine
Best Doctors in America
Healthgrade Recognized Doctor Honor Roll

Languages

English and Conversational Spanish

Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine

Patient Testimonials

  • Member: Hans

    Doctor Songy is most helpful and available at short notice. He helped me to get quick appointments with specialists and that is ve...

  • Member: Ann

    Dr. Songy has been my primary care physician for 27 years and has saved me from Sepsis and staph getting me immediate hospital hel...

  • Member: Charles

    As we age and things happen unexpectanty it is so great to have Dr. Songy a telephone away. When I was having chest pains, my wif...

  • Member: Christine

    He has always been there for me with the correct answers to my health concerns.