Primary Care Center

Healthy tomorrows start with Primary Care. At University Medical Center New Orleans, we have a dedicated team of medical professionals here not only to get you well, but to prevent tomorrow’s illnesses today.


To make an appointment with one of our doctors, please call the Scheduling Office at (504) 962-6120. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911.


What is Primary Care?

Primary care is the first line of defense in preventing disease and other ailments. Regular visits to a primary care physician can help catch health issues early and decrease hospital admissions or emergency department visits. They also lower your risk of chronic diseases, such as cancer and obesity.


Why It’s Important to Have a Primary Care Provider

Primary Care Providers work to achieve disease prevention from day one. Having a dedicated PCP often helps lower your risk of chronic illnesses. Your Primary Care Provider becomes an expert in your health history and goals, which makes navigating through your treatment and prevention journeys feel easy and safe. PCPs make sure you get better through a system of personalized care, working with specialists to advocate for all your health needs.

Our Providers

Kendria Holt-Rogers, MD

Dr. Rogers is an internal medicine specialist and a FMCSA-certified Medical Examiner. She earned her medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and completed residency at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. She looks forward to the opportunity to improve the overall health and well-being of the surrounding community through patient education and preventative care.

Alan Gatz, MD
Dr. Gatz is a family medicine specialist with an emergency medicine background. He received his medical degree from Ohio State University College of Medicine and completed resident training at Riverside Methodist Hospital. He has more than 30 years of experience as a medical practitioner.

Kirk Bonner, MD (Coming November 2018)

Dr. Kirk Bonner is from New Orleans, Louisiana. He attended Loyola and Tulane University. He graduated from Tulane Medical School and completed residency at Ochsner Clinic Foundation in both Internal Medicine and Family Practice.  Dr. Bonner has been clinical faculty at Tulane Medical School and the University of Queensland Medical School.  He has a strong interest in the control of hypertension and diabetes and the practice of preventative medicine. Dr. Bonner has been practicing in the local medical community for many years.


Our Services

  • Routine exams and physicals
  • Annual health evaluations, flu shots, allergy injections, vaccines
  • Ongoing care for chronic diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma
  • Seasonal allergy treatment
  • Same-day sick appointments
  • Treatment of major and minor illnesses
  • Health risk assessments
  • Behavioral Health Psychiatry

Where We’re Located

2003 Tulane Avenue
On the UMCNO Campus
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If you are already receiving primary care from an LSU Medicine physician, your doctor will relocate to the new UMC Primary Care Center. Call our scheduling office at (504) 702-5700 if you have a question about the location of your next visit.


For Patients



To make an appointment with Dr. Rogers or Dr. Gatz, please call the Scheduling Office at (504) 962-6120. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911.


For more about Primary and Preventative Care, visit our HealthyU Blog. 

 For tips about your annual wellness visit, visit our Health Library.


Our Partners


The Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans has teaching, research, and health care functions state-wide, through its six professional schools and twelve Centers of Excellence, as well as the more than one hundred hospitals and other health science related institutions with which they maintain affiliations.


The second-oldest medical school in the Deep South and the 15th oldest medical school in the United States, Tulane School of Medicine is equipping the next generation of medical professionals with the tools to succeed in a rapidly changing world and shape the future of health care.