About Us


Internal Medicine Specialists was founded in 1976, by Thomas E. Oelsner, MD, and Jay M. Shames, MD. Internal Medicine Specialists’ goals are to provide the highest quality, cost effective medical care to our patients with a caring touch.

Ideal Protein Provider

IMS is pleased to provide you with an opportunity to lose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle with the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method. This program is supervised by our medical providers. Please call one of our coaches at 504-648-2508. You do not have to be a patient to participate. 

Why IMS?

 We are an innovative multi-specialty medical practice located Uptown New Orleans, Louisiana.  At Internal Medicine Specialists, we strive to offer our patients convenient, high-quality care. One of the ways we do this is by offering our patients online health services through our Patient Portal. 

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

During Business Hours

Dr. Charles C. Smith III, Dr. Bonnie Boyd,  Dr. Jay St. John, Dr. Freshta Jaghori, Dr. Kimberly Sommers

(504) 648-2500

Dr. Leonard Glade, Dr. Michael Hawthorne, Jan Sullivan NP, and  Terri Adams, NP 

(504) 648-2510

Dr. Eduardo Rodriguez, Dr. Mario McNally, Dr. Joshua Lowentritt, Dr. Jamie Lurie, Michelle Midkiff DNP,

 Dr. Thomas Mims, Dr. Melina Roman, Renee McGarry NP and Nicole Saenz NP, Kathy Bernstein NP 

(504) 648-2520

Dr. Marc Friedman 

Dr. Chistopher Barrilleaux

(504) 648-2578


Internal Medicine Specialists

3525 Prytania St, New Orleans, Louisiana 70115 Suite 402, 430 & 526

(504) 897-1887
Dr. Barrilleaux - La Place Office
2840 W Airline Hwy., Suite A, La Place, LA 70068-2922


Monday - Friday: 8am - 4pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

After Business Hours (504) 464-3881