Who We Are

Our Mission

At The Urgent CARE, we strive to set a new standard in urgent care medicine for our community. We provide the most advanced, comprehensive medical services and treatments for all urgent medical needs. Our qualified staff is fully dedicated and deeply passionate about the comfort, needs and CARE of our patients. Most importantly, we believe our communities deserve access to affordable, convenient and top-quality patient CARE. Founded privately in 2004, we have served our community for nearly 15 years and have expanded into surrounding communities to serve more patients. We have served more than 300,000 patients and will continue to be a leader in healthcare the Southern Louisiana area.

About the Medical Director

Douglas T. Mehaffie, M.D.

Dr. Mehaffie is the board-certified Medical Director at The Urgent Care – Westbank and The Urgent Care – LaPlace and recently The Urgent Care – Mid-City. He earned his doctorate from Louisiana State University Medical Center at Shreveport. He completed his post-graduate training at East Jefferson General Hospital, where he served as Chief Resident from 2000-2001.

For more than 15 years, Dr. Mehaffie has worked in a variety of medical settings, providing the most outstanding family medical care available. When he is not in the office, Dr. Mehaffie can be found traveling, attending seminars, reading or, most importantly, spending time with his family.

Check out Dr.Mehaffie’s blog!

About Our Staff

We know that our office is only as effective and as welcoming as the people who work in it, which is why we take pride in our friendly, well-trained team members! As a team, we are especially interested in making all our patients feel right at home! We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment in a supportive, nurturing environment. We promise to speak candidly with you about possible treatments as well as any risks associated costs of treatment, and how treatment can address your individual needs as a patient.

Our staff consists of over 50 team members with specialized training and multiple certifications. Each one of our team members has years of experience in treating patients with the highest level of care. We strive to stay informed of the very latest in technology and medical advances by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars.

Our Locations


148 Wall Boulevard
Gretna, LA 70056
(504) 393-2273


1706 Cannes Drive
LaPlace, LA 70068
(985) 359-2273


231 N Carrollton Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 370-2273


4517 Veterans Blvd
Metairie, LA 70006
(504) 688-2273