One of my most important connections is to my friends who work tireless with me as volunteers to raise money for Breast Cancer Research at Tulane Cancer Center. We are Krewe de Pink, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit who have been working for more than 10 years. Being a survivor of 3 cancers (thyroid, breast, and now 4 years into Lung) drives me to reach out for the positive we can do. It is all about… See more
My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...
Dr. Estrada's Credentials
University of Texas Medical Branch
Family Medicine 1987-1989
University of Texas Medical Branch
Family Medicine 1986-1987
University of Missouri, School of Medicine
Doctorate of Medicine 1986
University of Missouri
Bachelor of Arts, Biology 1979
Patients Choice Award 2011, 2012
New Orleans Top Doctors 1998-2012
Best Doctors in America 1999-2012
Louisiana Top Doctors 2006-2012
Best Doctor in Jefferson Parish 2009-2011
Doctor to the Stars Award 2004
Chief of Medicine, West Jefferson Hospital 1998, 1999
Elected Fellow, American Academy of Family Practice 1996
Resident Teaching Award, University of Texas Medical Branch 1989
- Member, Medical Staff 1991-present
- Chairperson, Department of Medicine 1998-1999
- Chairperson, Medical Quality Assessment Committee 1994-1996
- Assistant Chairperson, Department of Medicine 1994-1995
Physician, University of Texas, Student Clinic 1989
Research Assistant, Department of Pediatrics, University of Missouri in Columbia 1980-1982
American Academy of Family Practice
Testimonials from patients of Dr. Estrada
Dr. Estrada has been my physician for over twenty years. When she moved to MDVIP, there was no hesitation in continuing my care with her. She has always been an attentive doctor caring about the whole patient- not just the physical issue of the moment. I appreciate that my care is primary and that I can rely on the services Dr. Estrada's office provides.
Dr. Estrada is the best! One thing that I love about her is that she really listens to me. For example, if she gives me medicine and I have bad affects from it, she will write it down and never give it to me again. She treats the whole person. I love the way that she never treats me like I'm crazy (even though I think sometimes I am). I know I have been seeing her for over 20 years… See more
I can’t imagine trying to keep Dr. Estrada away! She has steered me through the murky waters of breast cancer. Guided me through 2 knee replacements, a colon resection, sinuplasty, elbow surgery for infection, and saved a two week trip to Canada by immediate response to a problem. I have enjoyed my every visit with her and she has already given me many lives. Because of Dr. E, I consider… See more
Dr. Patricia Estrada is my health conscience. When I get lazy about taking that swim or I want that second serving, I think about my doctor and how she she cares so much about keeping me healthy. Not wanting to disappoint her helps to keep me doing my best. Maybe she’s not really my health conscience; maybe she’s my health guardian angel.
Dr. Estrada sees her patients as a people, each very different from the one she just saw or the one that may be next. She does not sees a patents, not a number, even if the patient is 90. She listens and has the uncanny ability to hear more than what is being said. I am her patient, not a number. By the way she did all so save my life in 2003.
I have profound respect for Dr. Estrada as a physician and a person. Dr. E is an amazing diagnostician. I have experienced some problems that have struck suddenly and left me perplexed. Dr. E establishes a trust relationship with her patients that allows them to accept her diagnosis and she provides a plan to resolve the medical issues in a positive fashion. My best example occurred while… See more
I was a former patient of Dr. Patricia Estrada. When she went to MDVIP I elected to go to another physician. The primary care physician I chose was a good physician but I felt like there was no personal connection. Dr. Estrada takes her time with you & treats you with respect & kindness. She is a fantastic physician & I am so glad I went back to her!
Dr. Estrada provides exemplary medical care. She is an advocate of prevention of disease by encouraging weight loss, staying current with blood tests and flu and pneumonia shots, etc. She returns my phone calls promptly and has been available for me after hours. I couldn't ask for more.
For my brother and me, Dr. Estrada, you are a treasure. We have come to depend on you and trust you.You are always there when we need you and I cannot begin to tell you how much we appreciate you. I'm always amazed at your professionalism, your patience and how well informed you are. You have become like family to us and we love you. You have added to our lives in so many ways.