Health, Parenting, Special Needs, Toddler & Preschool, Wellness

Top Notch Docs – Find Out What Makes These Docs Stand Out

January 1, 2021

Meet local healthcare professionals and practices – all dedicated to family health, including psychology, speech and hearing, dental, psychiatry, brain injuries, autism, and more.



Knowing where to turn is often the biggest hurdle a parent has in their search for their healthcare needs. This is particularly true when a child or adolescent’s learning disabilities or special needs come into play, or their own adult mental health needs.

One practice committed to helping families and that has been a steady local resource since 1996 is Family Behavioral Health Center (FBHC). FBHC provides a comfortable and friendly clinical environment, where families can find professional understanding and practical solutions to a wide spectrum of behavioral, physiological, emotional, and educational challenges.

Their team of psychologists and social workers work with families to identify specific challenges and appropriate solutions. Through comprehensive diagnostic evaluations and private consultations, they are able to guide parents and patients through the most appropriate and effective courses of action. When necessary, FBHC provides individual therapy for children, adolescents, and their parents.

Among FBHC’s team is Dr. Megan Alsop, who has been a Louisiana licensed psychologist since 2011. Her clinical practice includes psychotherapy, psychological assessment, and consultation, providing such key services for all patient ages as psychoeducational and ADHD evaluations, Autism Spectrum evaluations (children, adolescents, adults), and psychological evaluations for emotional and behavioral concerns

Dr. Megan Alsop completed a fellowship at Sheppard Pratt Hospital’s Trauma Program, in which she treated and evaluated individuals with extensive physical and sexual abuse childhood histories. This work included outpatient and inpatient treatment and assessment of PTSD and dissociative symptoms, and often accompanying self-harming and suicidal behaviors.

Also on the team is Dr. Matthew Holcomb. Dr. Holcomb completed a doctoral internship in Pediatric and Adult Neuropsychology at the London Health Sciences Center and a two-year fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at Dartmouth Medical School. He has regularly scheduled clinic hours in both the Metairie and Mandeville offices where he provides clinical neuropsychological, cognitive, and psychoeducational assessment services for individuals across the lifespan.

And Dr. Emily Prather has been a licensed psychologist in Louisiana since 2016, and focuses on assessment and evaluation for children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Prather has training in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). She uses these evidence-based therapies to work with mood and anxiety disorders, difficulties managing medical conditions such as chronic pain and diabetes, and eating disorders. She also has extensive experience working with adult and adolescent survivors of childhood trauma, sexual assault, and domestic violence.

Additionally, FBHC’s partner Gulfsouth Autism Center also serves the needs of the New Orleans families with comprehensive individual and group programs for children with autism spectrum disorders. Developed by a team of regionally and internationally renowned psychologists, the Gulfsouth Autism Center programs are structured around Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Gulf South Autism has two New Orleans locations in Lakeview and Metairie and regionally in Prairieville and Baton Rouge.

FBHC – Serving your family’s mental health needs with clinical psychology and neuropsychology.
Metairie, Mandeville, Baton Rouge, Lafayette; Visit for more information.


LCMC Health Urgent Care is dedicated to ensuring that the New Orleans community’s healthiest, happiest days are ahead of them. With an experienced medical staff, convenient hours, and six locations well situated around metro-New Orleans, LCMC Health Urgent Care strives to meet your and your loved ones’ health care needs, close to home.  

The staff at each location provide same-day care for patients of all ages, starting at three months. Appointments are not necessary and walk-ins are warmly welcomed. And each medical team is there to ensure that you and your family get the care you need, when you need it.  

Dr. Kevin DiBenedetto shares this sentiment. He says, “I hope each patient I see feels like they had a good experience and that their concerns were addressed, and questions answered. Most of all, I hope they feel and get better and benefit from my years of experience and compassion.” A Baton Rouge native, Dr. DiBenedetto realized he wanted to pursue medicine when he was a Boy Scout practicing first aid. “Science has always intrigued me, and I realized then that I wanted to study to become a doctor,” he says. 

Dr. DiBenedetto attended medical school in New Orleans, where he met his wife, Suzy. Together, they have four wonderful children. He graduated from medical school in 1983, working as an emergency room physician until 2000.  

Dr. DiBenedetto finds his work very rewarding. He notes, “I like practicing hands-on medicine, and the variety of injuries and illnesses in urgent care is what I enjoy the most. Making the correct diagnosis is also especially rewarding. In urgent care, our patients are mostly all walk-in patients, so I get to treat people from the entire community.” 

To learn more, visit Six convenient locations with a 7th location on Magazine Street opening soon. 


Uptown Pediatric Dentistry is a boutique pediatric dental practice located in the heart of the medical corridor in Uptown New Orleans. Dr. Susan Fallahi and her team provide personalized care for children focusing on comfort, individualized attention, and prevention. Children of all ages are welcomed, including infants and those with special needs. The practice offers a range of services from cleanings and exams to sedation options for more challenging treatments. 

The mission at Uptown Pediatric Dentistry is to provide a welcoming and calming environment for children and their families. A lower volume patient roster allows Dr. Susan and her team the time to familiarize themselves with the needs of each individual patient and ensures a more relaxing experience for everyone involved. The office is equipped with the latest technology and has a multitude of age-appropriate entertainment options for children to enjoy before, during, and after their appointments. 

Dr. Fallahi, a board certified pediatric dentist, stays up to date with the latest advancements in the field through on-going continuing education. She maintains memberships in several professional organizations including the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the Louisiana Dental Association. Dr. Fallahi attended her residency at Louisiana State University after graduating from the College of Dentistry at The Ohio State University and completing a pediatric dental fellowship. Her passion for working with the pediatric population is evident when you step into her office. 

3715 Prytania St. Ste. 380,, 504.896.7435 

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