Elizabeth (Betsy) Buchert MD
MEDICAL DOCTOR & OB-GYN
Dr. Buchert is a native of Baton Rouge and a graduate of St. Joseph’s Academy. She received her medical degree from LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans and completed her OB-GYN training at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. She is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Buchert is also trained through the Institute for Functional Medicine, a highly respected organization that teaches physicians and their patients to approach wellness with a personalized model, addressing the underlying causes of symptoms and disease, in order to achieve the highest expression of health. As a IFM certified practitioner, she is committed to setting wellness on a new trajectory by providing progressive prenatal care & education, better options for her patients gynecologic concerns, and functional wellness treatment plans to help women & men address the root causes of sub-optimal health.
Dr. Buchert is married to Brian Buchert, is a proud mother of four young boys, and is an active volunteer with the Junior League of Baton Rouge and the Capital Area CASA Association. In her free time, she enjoys biking, dancing, experimenting with new and healthy drinks for the family in her Vitamix, and chasing around her boundless sons!
DeShea is the smiling face at the front desk! She has several years of office experience and is always willing to go the extra mile to assist our patients! She has been married to her husband Terry for over 20 years. They have a daughter in college and a son in high school. In DeShea’s spare time she loves to read, play with her beagle and spend time with her family!
FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER
Renee is a Family Nurse Practitioner certified in Functional Medicine through the Institute of Functional Medicine. Renee received her Masters in Nursing with a specialty as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2013 at Northwestern State University. Renee loves being married to Zach, and especially being a mother to her new baby girl Sidney Kate (born Jan 2017) as well as having the good fortune of having a sweet step-son, Harrison in her life. In her spare time, she loves experimenting in the kitchen, and doing exciting activities like cycling, mountain biking and even hopes to get back into ‘mini’ triathlons one day.
Renee has a deep passion for comprehensive healthcare that is personalized as well as empowering. She understands that our body’s have an innate desire to be well, but sometimes we need guidance on this from an experienced healthcare provider so that imbalances can be minimized or better yet, corrected!! She strives to support that process; she sees each person unique and feels privileged to work along side of them with the professional experiences and advanced educational training that she has cultivated over the years. Renee is dedicated to continuously evolving in her career and loves being a part of the Mint Health team.
Carol Johnson-Prelow, LPN
Carol is our Mint Health Nurse and has over 20 years of experience working in both Women’s Health and Family Medicine. She loves talking to our patients, helping them feel better, and answering questions with her always present cheerfulness! She has been married to her husband Al for 24 years, and has three children ages 31, 29, and 25. She also loves her dog Timmy, who is a Yorkie – Shih Tzu mix, better known as a Shorkie! She is a super-charged Saints fanatic, and also enjoys curling up with Timmy in her down time.
PRACTICE MANAGER & BILLING SPECIALIST
Linda is a native of Baton Rouge and has worked in medical practice management for over twenty years. She has worked in Women’s Health since 2002. She attended LSU and is currently attending Central Michigan University Global Campus. She is a member of both MGMA and ACMPE and achieved CMPE certification in 2005. Linda’s outside interests include collecting vintage lace and kitchen gadgets and studying Western European history in the medieval period. She has an extensive collection of piggy banks, many of which are antiques.
Brittany Martino, CHC Certified
HOLISTIC HEALTH COACH
As a certified Holistic Health Coach through Sears Wellness Institute, Brittany has devoted the past five years serving as a respected advocate for true health education. She has obtained countless hours of continued education on various related topics such as, but not limited to; integrative nutrition and holistic health and wellness. Studying on a daily basis, she keeps up with pertinent sources for delivering the most vital components of natural health and wellness. Over the years she has lead hundreds of families in making lifestyle changes.
Brittany specializes in Family Health and Wellness coaching. Her passion is to empower people with the knowledge they will need to make lifestyle changes to live a happier and healthier life! “Kids mimic! One of my favorite aspects of health coaching is educating parents so that they may be more aware, being a healthier example for their kids to mimic! Plus, if parents are happy and healthy, it makes for happier and healthier children!” In her free time, Brittany loves exercising, yoga, curling up on the sofa watching movies, walking her dog when its nice out, and spending time with her family! She is excited to be a part of your journey and watch all of your health dreams become reality!
Kierra is our speedy medical assistant. Even though she has only been a Medical Assistant for 2 years she loves her job and has most of her experience in Women’s Health. She plans to attend nursing school to receive her BSN. She loves meeting new patients and helping them in any she can. She has a 2-year-old son that means the world to her. In her spare time, she loves to play with her son, travel, watch the food channel, and cook.