Group medical practices are common in today’s modern world, but this idea was a fairly new phenomenon in 1946 when our founders, Drs. Cheney Joseph, Gerald Joseph, Joe Sabatier, and Mortimer Silvey, decided to join together with their vision of multi-specialty physicians working together to improve patient care.
The four World War II veterans were drawn together through their training at Tulane and, later, their residencies at Charity Hospital and at Fort Polk. After returning from the war, each doctor contributed an equal amount toward fixtures and equipment, and in 1946 they opened the doors for the first time to The Baton Rouge Clinic.
Thank you to all of our veterans who are currently serving and who have served in the past.
We are forever grateful for your sacrifices and your courage.
“We remember those who were called upon to give all a person can give, and we remember those who were prepared to make that sacrifice if it were demanded of them in the line of duty, though it never was. Most of all, we remember the devotion and gallantry with which all of them ennobled their nation as they became champions of a noble cause.” — Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States