Dr. Jake Rodi named Ochsner Physician of YearJun 24th, 2013 | By Candace Griffin | Category: top story
On June 4, Dr. Jake Rodi took home top honors at the first annual Primary Care Clinical Awards for Ochsner Medical Center— Westbank. Rodi was given this title after being nominated by a group of his peers.
“Dr. Rodi goes above and beyond,” said one of the voters. “He encourages his patients to eat right, take their medications and is always willing to speak with them regardless of what is going on. He helps the staff with anything possible‚and he is always kind and uplifting.”
Rodi is “truly honored” to have been named Physician of the Year, especially because the votes came from his colleagues.
Rodi was born and raised in Plaquemines Parish, and from a young age he always new that he wanted to pursue a career in medicine. His mother ran a comprehensive care center in Plaquemines when he was younger, so Rodi was able to get a glimpse of what a career in medicine would look like. He was determined to become a doctor.
After finishing medical school, Rodi could have chosen to practice medicine anywhere in the world, but he decided to move back to Plaquemines to be a part of the staff at Ochsner Health Center‚ÄîBelle Chasse.
“I’m a hometown boy,” says Rodi. “and I’ve always wanted to be a hometown doctor.”