The Team

Nikki

Anica "Nikki" Hurst

A native New Orleanian, Nikki has been with Dr. Hanson since May 2013. She received her Associate of Science degree from Delgado Community College. Nikki is also a certified phlebotomist and EKG technician and has worked in the medical community before joining Dr. Hanson. Before that she graduated from Xavier University Prep. She's a big fan of the Saints, Pelicans and her dog!

Nikki is skilled at medical billing, coding, authorizations and dealing with insurance companies. None of those tasks contribute to YOUR health care so we hope to spend less time on them. You will typically hear her first when you call. Nikki is adept at handling most of your questions or concerns and can answer many of your questions about Direct Primary Care.

Pam

Pam Hanson, RN

Pam is a graduate of LSU Nursing School and was a long time employee of Hotel Dieu Hospital and University Medical Center where she worked in the SICU and step down unit. She has also worked in the special procedures section of what is now Ochsner Medical Center-Kenner. Before that she attended LSU, University of New Orleans and Andrew Jackson High.

Pam adds years of clinical experience and patient care. She performs many tasks that make the office operate. You will also see her at the front desk on occasion.

Karl

Dr. Karl

Dr. Karl is a graduate of LSU Medical School and LSU Family Medicine Residency where he was Chief Resident. He is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and has been practicing since 1987 in Jefferson Parish. Karl is also a graduate of University of New Orleans & Destrehan High School.

He is a Board Certified Family Medicine Physician and a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. After a 3 year stint at Browne-McHardy Clinic he has been in solo practice since 1990.

Dr. Karl's most important attribute is that he is part of Southern Tradition Barbershop Quartet and does woodworking as a hobby. Please check Dr. Hanson's Bio for more information

Pam

Cindy Rigamer, Counselor, MEd, LPC

Cindy is a licensed professional counselor who has been helping people for over 25 years. Cindy is a valuable member of our team. Dr. Karl is a strong proponent of people getting a chance to see a concerned expert in relationship issues, stress, depression, coping skills and the like.

Cindy is a local resident who is a graduate of the University of New Orleans. Dr. Karl and Infinity Health recognize that mental health is often just as important of physical health. We are excited that Cindy is part of our team. You can contact her at (504)-305-8476 or via Email at cindy@rigamer.us or by going to Cindy Rigamer's Website

Cindy is available directly or through special arrangments with Dr. Karl. SEE BELOW
Molly

Eat Fit NOLA

Headed by Molly Kimball, RD, CSSD (center) with Alexis Weilbaecher, RD (left) and Rebecca Miller, MPH, RD (right), Eat Fit NOLA has been guiding folks into a healthy lifestyle through their years of expertise in dietary advice and nutritional counseling. Based at Ochsner's Elmwood Fitness Center they have also partnered with dozens of restaurants throughout the city to assist people with better eating. They offer guidance for disease conditions such as diabetes, smart approaches to weight loss and instructing healthy people on how to stay healthy or improve their health.

Eat Fit NOLA has partnered with Dr. Karl and Infinity Health as we all feel that an integral part of maintaining health and treating illness is proper nutrition. Proper health care cannot be delivered without sound nutritional advice. You can visit Eat Fit NOLA's Website or Molly Kimball's Website for direct contact or through special arrangements through Dr. Karl. SEE BELOW

Mike

Michael Babin, PT

Mike Babin has been a well respected physical therapist in our area for over two decades. He and his staff treat everything from sports injuries to older folks in need of training. Mike also does physical assessment for those who wish to participate in an exercise or conditioning program but would like an evaluation before they start.

Mike is a founder and the operator of BabinPT Physical Therapy in Kenner. Infinity Health and Dr. Karl are proud to have Mike as part of the team. We would like to keep you active, healthy and as fit as possible. Visit Babin Physical Therapy for more information.

You can directly set up an appt with Mike Babin, Dr. Karl can set up contact for therapy through standard insurance methods or through special arrangements through Dr. Karl. SEE BELOW

Certain FREE or DISCOUNTED arrangements can be used to see the above psychological, nutritional and physical therapists only after members have been part of Infinity Health for 4 months and by direct referral from Dr. Karl.