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About the Author

Andrea Girod Espinoza, M.D.
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Dr. Andrea Girod Espinoza is a Board Certified Pulmonary Medicine Specialist also Certified in Lifestyle Medicine.

She resides and practices in Metairie, Louisiana.

She dedicates her Pulmonary Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine practice to educational-based, preventative and patient-centered care. 

Taking the TIME to listen to patients brings her joy in her practice.

She is an LSU grad "all the way".

Having completed undergrad at LSU Baton Rouge, she followed in her father's footsteps completing Medical School at LSU-New Orleans.

She completed LSU Internal Medicine Residency and then a

Fellowship in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine at LSU-New Orleans.

After 13 years serving the community and patients at Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center in Houma, Louisiana, she joined her husband Dr. Luis Espinoza (a Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon) and his team at the Orthopedic Center for Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy in 2019.

Their faith and commitment to "just trying to do God's work" sustains them in their journey forward as parents and providers.

"My greatest joy is seeing the life in patients' eyes, and reminding them of the potential they hold in their own health and happiness. It is truly humbling to serve others in this life journey. I love teaching and learning. My patients have made me a better daughter, mother, wife, sister, friend and physician."