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 practice located in 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

During Business Hours

Dr. Charles C. Smith III, Dr. Bonnie A. Boyd, Dr. Jenny Kuo, Dr. Freshta Jaghori and Kathy Bernstein AGNP-C

    (504) 648-2500

Dr. Leonard N. Glade, Dr. Michael L. Hawthorne, Jan Sullivan FNP, and Terri Adams, FNP 

(504) 648-2510

Dr. Eduardo Rodriguez, Dr. Mario R. McNally, Dr. Joshua Lowentritt, Dr. Jamie R. Lurie, Michelle Midkiff, DNP, APRN-C, Dr. Thomas Mims, Dr. Melina Roman Gerardino, Renee McGarry Clower,  AG-ACNP and Nicole Saenz RN, MSN, FNP-C 

(504) 648-2520

Internal Medicine Specialists

(504) 897-1887


Monday - Friday: 8am - 4pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

After Business Hours (504) 464-3881