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Louis Cataldie, M.D.
Woodlake Addiction Treatment Center

Louis Cataldie, M.D. is the Medical Director of the Woodlake Addiction Treatment Center in Ethel. Dr. Cataldie is Board Certified in Addiction Medicine, has worked in the field for 30 years and is recognized as an expert in Addiction Medicine. During the course of his career, he has treated over 10,000 patients with addictions. He is also the Addictionologist for the Louisiana State Board of Nursing and the Medical Director for the Louisiana Physicians Health Program.

Dr. Cataldie served as the Medical Director of the Louisiana Office of Addictive Disorders from 2000 – 2005. He developed the first adolescent unit for the Baton Rouge General Medical Center in Baton Rouge. And was an advisor to the White House on Inhalant Abuse in adolescents during President Ronald Reagan’s administration.

Dr. Cataldie served for over ten years as the Coroner for East Baton Rouge Parish and was the Medical Incident Commander and Examiner for the state of Louisiana following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

A published author, (Coroner’s Journal) Dr. Cataldie is a Louisiana native and graduate of the LSU Medical School.

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07/16 - Regular and Extraordinary: Legislative Review

Who are the winners and losers in Louisiana’s budget battle?

After one regular session and two extraordinary ones, Louisiana’s Legislature has produced a balanced budget, but, at what cost? Who are the winners and losers in this year’s budget battle? And how can the state’s tax structure be reformed to avoid a future budget crisis? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers on “Regular & Extraordinary: Legislative Review” Wednesday, July 13 at 7 pm on LPB HD. (Recording Tuesday, July 12)

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