Mark Berenson, MD

House Call Physician & Medical Director

Dr. Mark Berenson is a board certified Family Physician and a native of New Orleans. He is known for being a thoughtful and thorough physician and places great value in patient history as the key to diagnosis, using testing only when necessary. Dr. Berenson has an appreciation for homeostasis and the power of self-healing. His practice targets the source of disease while promoting optimal nutrition, behavioral change, and self-motivated methods to allow for the renewal of health. In addition to general acute care, other areas of practice include treatment of opioid dependence, anxiety, and sleep disorders as well as nutritional counseling and second opinions on unrelenting medical mysteries. Dr. Berenson combines vast knowledge of conventional medication with years of experience using complimentary and alternative remedies. Whenever possible, he employs an integrative approach when working with his patients on a care plan. When not providing direct patient care, Dr. Berenson is particularly excited about the future of technology and its application in medicine.

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Dr. Berenson earned a medical degree from Tulane University in 2003 and completed residency in 2006 at the UCSF Family Medicine Residency in Santa Rosa, California. Immediately after residency, he took on the role as hospitalist and an emergency physician at several hospitals around the bay area and also became a member of the UCSF Clinical Faculty as an instructor of Inpatient Medicine at San Francisco General Hospital. In 2010, he joined Care Practice of San Francisco, providing acute and primary care in both the office and in-home setting. Having worked for years in both the hospital and in-home setting, Dr. Berenson has learned to clearly distinguish the role for a hospital visit and the importance of staying in one’s home for medical care.

Since the beginning of his medical career in the early 90s, Dr. Berenson has developed a simple perspective when caring for patients. His goal with each encounter is to provide a comfortable and open environment where patients become educated, motivated, and empowered to achieve and maintain their therapeutic goals.

Dr. Berenson earned a medical degree from Tulane University in 2003 and completed residency in 2006 at the UCSF Family Medicine Residency in Santa Rosa, California. Immediately after residency, he took on the role as hospitalist and an emergency physician at several hospitals around the bay area and also became a member of the UCSF Clinical Faculty as an instructor of Inpatient Medicine at San Francisco General Hospital. In 2010, he joined Care Practice of San Francisco, providing acute and primary care in both the office and in-home setting. Having worked for years in both the hospital and in-home setting, Dr. Berenson has learned to clearly distinguish the role for a hospital visit and the importance of staying in one’s home for medical care.

Since the beginning of his medical career in the early 90s, Dr. Berenson has developed a simple perspective when caring for patients. His goal with each encounter is to provide a comfortable and open environment where patients become educated, motivated, and empowered to achieve and maintain their therapeutic goals.

Betsy Ritz, MD

House Call Physician

Dr. Betsy Ritz is board certified in Emergency Medicine and a House Call Physician. She earned her medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine in 2006 and was trained in Emergency Medicine at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. Dr. Ritz’ medical studies were interrupted by Hurricane Katrina. Upon completing her training in Alabama, she found herself drawn back to New Orleans – the city that she now loves and calls home.

Dr. Ritz is honored to be a doctor in New Orleans and feels privileged to be able to care for patients in their homes. She recognizes the tremendous value of taking time to get to know her patients well. As a physician, Dr. Ritz strives to make a positive impact on the lives of her patients as well as their families.

Claire Solomon, RN

House Call Nurse

Claire Solomon, RN was born and raised in New Orleans. She received her Bachelors Degree from Tulane University and then settled in Northern California.  While there, she earned a Nursing Degree, raised two children and practiced medicine for nearly two decades. After 28 years in California, like so many New Orleans natives, Claire has return home. She is thrilled to be back and excited to be part of the NOLA Doc team.

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Monika Korsnes, RN

House Call Nurse

Monika Korsnes, RN is a house call nurse and an ER nurse. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Curry College in Massachusetts and her Bachelors of Science in Anthropology from Lewis and Clark College in Oregon. She worked as a Registered Nurse at Oregon State Penitentiary before taking a job in the hospital setting as a medical surgical RN. In 2014, Monika moved to Louisiana where she continues to work in acute care nursing. Monika enjoys traveling and volunteering abroad, most recently participating in a disaster relief medical mission to Puerto Rico. Monika is excited to be a part of the NOLA Doc team delivering in-home care and mobile IV therapy.

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Brooke Barradale

Practice Administrator

Brooke Barradale earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology at the Pennsylvania State University. She has years of healthcare experience as a patient care coordinator and practice manager for a variety of surgical practices. Brooke has an interest in alternative methods of healing, she loves to sail and enjoys running on the beach with her dog, Scrapper. She has been a member of the NOLA Doc team since the beginning and plays a critical role keeping the practice flowing smoothly seven days a week.

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Scrapper

House Call Therapy Dog

Scrapper is a 15 pound Cairn Terrier/Maltese rescue born sometime in September of 2013. He’s formally trained, very well behaved and has excellent manners. He enjoys organic kibble, chicken, chasing balls, and snuggling. He loves coming along on house calls with Dr. Berenson and is sure to put a smile on everyone’s face.

Mark Berenson, MD

House Call Physician & Medical Director

Dr. Mark Berenson is a board certified Family Physician and a native of New Orleans. He is known for being a thoughtful and thorough physician and places great value in patient history as the key to diagnosis, using testing only when necessary. Dr. Berenson has an appreciation for homeostasis and the power of self-healing. His practice targets the source of disease while promoting optimal nutrition, behavioral change, and self-motivated methods to allow for the renewal of health. In addition to general acute care, other areas of practice include treatment of opioid dependence, anxiety, and sleep disorders as well as nutritional counseling and second opinions on unrelenting medical mysteries.

Dr. Berenson combines vast knowledge of conventional medication with years of experience in the use of complimentary and alternative remedies. Whenever possible, he employs an integrative approach when working with his patients on a care plan. When not providing direct patient care, Dr. Berenson is particularly excited about the future of technology and its application in medicine.

Dr. Berenson earned a medical degree from Tulane University in 2003 and completed residency in 2006 at the UCSF Family Medicine Residency in Santa Rosa, California. Immediately after residency, he took on the role as hospitalist and an emergency physician at several hospitals around the bay area and also became a member of the UCSF Clinical Faculty as an instructor of Inpatient Medicine at San Francisco General Hospital. In 2010, Dr. Berenson joined Care Practice of San Francisco, providing acute and primary care in both the office and in-home setting. Having worked for years in both the hospital and in-home setting, Dr. Berenson has learned to clearly distinguish the role for a hospital visit and the importance of staying in one’s home for medical care.

Since the beginning of his medical career in the early 90s, Dr. Berenson has developed a simple perspective when caring for patients. His goal with each encounter is to provide a comfortable and open environment where patients become educated, motivated and empowered to achieve and maintain their therapeutic goals.

Betsy Ritz, MD

House Call & Emergency Physician

Dr. Betsy Ritz is board certified in Emergency Medicine and a House Call Physician. She earned her medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine in 2006 and was trained in Emergency Medicine at the University of Alabama in Birmingham.  Dr. Ritz’ medical studies were interrupted by Hurricane Katrina. Upon completing her training in Alabama, she found herself drawn back to New Orleans – the city that she now loves and calls home.

Dr. Ritz is honored to be a doctor in New Orleans and feels privileged to be able to care for patients in their homes. She recognizes the tremendous value of taking time to get to know her patients well. As a physician, Dr. Ritz strives to make a positive impact on the lives of her patients as well as their families.

Claire Solomon, RN

House Call Nurse

Claire Solomon, RN was born and raised in New Orleans. She received her Bachelors Degree from Tulane University and then settled in Northern California. While there, she earned a Nursing Degree, raised two children and practiced medicine for nearly two decades. After 28 years in California, like so many New Orleans natives, Claire has return home. She is thrilled to be back and excited to be part of the NOLA Doc team.

Monika Korsnes, RN

House Call & Emergency Nurse

Monika Korsnes, RN is a house call nurse and an ER nurse. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Curry College in Massachusetts and her Bachelors of Science in Anthropology from Lewis and Clark College in Oregon. She worked as a Registered Nurse at Oregon State Penitentiary before taking a job in the hospital setting as a medical surgical RN. In 2014, Monika moved to Louisiana where she continues to work in acute care nursing. Monika enjoys traveling and volunteering abroad, most recently participating in a disaster relief medical mission to Puerto Rico. Monika is excited to be a part of the NOLA Doc team delivering in-home care and mobile IV therapy.

Brooke Barradale

Practice Administrator

Brooke Barradale earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology at the Pennsylvania State University. She has years of healthcare experience as a patient care coordinator and practice manager for a variety of surgical practices. Brooke has an interest in alternative methods of healing, she loves to sail and enjoys running on the beach with her dog, Scrapper. She has been a member of the NOLA Doc team since the beginning and plays a critical role keeping the practice flowing smoothly seven days a week.

Scrapper

House Call Therapy Dog

Scrapper is a 15 pound Cairn Terrier/Maltese rescue born sometime in September of 2013. He’s formally trained, very well behaved and has excellent manners. He enjoys organic kibble, chicken, chasing balls, and snuggling. He loves coming along on house calls with Dr. Berenson and is sure to put a smile on everyone’s face.

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