Westside Orthopaedic Staff
Angelle is a lifelong resident of the West Bank. She graduated from Fisher High School in Laffite, Louisiana. After attending Delgado Community College, she started working at Westside Orthopaedic Clinic. She has held many positions within the clinic since beginning her employment over 25 years ago. She is knowledgeable in insurance verification, precertification authorization, answering phones, assisting with patients and many other jobs within the clinic. Currently, Angelle is our front desk receptionist who loves greeting patients with a smile.
Jenni is a lifelong resident of Harvey, Louisiana. She graduated from Archbishop Blenk High School and then continued her education at Louisiana Technical College where she graduated as an LPN. She currently holds a CPC license for coding and assists with billing. She has been employed at Westside Orthopaedic Clinic for almost 20 years. She works closely with Dr. Katz in clinic and in surgery. She loves to interact with patients and has always had a special place in her heart for orthopaedic patients.
Lydia is a resident of Chalmette, Louisiana. She graduated from Alfred Bonnabel High School in 2007. She then attended Crescent City Career Institute, studying medical billing and coding, and received her degree in 2009. She joined Westside Orthopaedic Clinic in 2011 as an insurance clerk. Today she is the precert clerk, obtaining authorization for patients to have surgery, testing and therapy. Lydia enjoys working at Westside Orthopaedic Clinic and finds great pleasure in assisting patients with their insurance questions and needs.
Jamie is a Louisiana State Licensed X-ray Technologist. Born and raised on the West Bank, Jamie graduated with honors from L.W. Higgins High School in Marrero, Louisiana. He has an Associate of Science Degree from Delgado Community College. His clinical education was obtained at Tulane Medical Center. Jamie has been employed by Westside Orthopaedic Clinic for nearly 20 years and continues to provide excellent patient care in the field of radiology.
Sheri graduated from the Charity Hospital School of Surgical Technology in 1987. Her first job was in orthopedics, and it was then she realized what she truly wanted to do. Sheri now has nearly 30 years of experience as an orthopedic surgical technician, and has worked at Westside Orthopaedic Clinic for the past 11 years. Sheri assists Dr. Katz with surgery. When not in the operating room, she works in the clinic assisting with patient care by applying casts, changing dressings, removing sutures and answering phone calls.
Anne graduated from the Louisiana State University School of Allied Health in 1983. She has over 32 years of experience in hospital, out-patient orthopaedic, nursing home, and home health orthopaedic physical therapy. She owned and operated her own rehabilitation clinics prior to coming to Westside Orthopaedic Clinic. Here she is able to use her expertise in outpatient rehabilitation services to help patients in a one-on-one setting. Anne’s accomplishments include assisting nursing homes and hospitals to pass State and Joint commission inspections, and establishing the Aquatic Wellness Program for Arthritis and Fibromyalgia Programs at Riverbend Rehabilitation Hospital. Anne has been at Westside Orthopaedic Clinic since 2008.
Physical Therapist Assistant
Mike graduated from Delgado Community College in 2008. He chose to work in healthcare because of his dedication to educating patients on how to improve their quality of life. His prior experience includes acute hospital settings, long-term acute care, rehabilitation, skilled nursing and outpatient orthopedics. Mike has a passion for sports therapy rehabilitation and enjoys Westside Orthopaedic Clinic’s settings and approach to patient care. Mike has been at Westside Orthopaedic Clinic since 2010.