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Feb 02, 2024 01:21PM ● By Lauren Pope

February 2, 2024 - Baton Rouge Orthopaedic Clinic (BROC) celebrated its grand opening in Zachary with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on January 31st, attended by local dignitaries including Mayor David McDavid, Regina Porter from the Zachary Chamber of Commerce and Chief Lawrence with the Zachary Police Department. The clinic, located at 4920 Church St., offers comprehensive orthopedic services, both surgical and non-surgical, from a newly renovated facility. It features a large therapy gym with state-of-the-art equipment for physical and occupational therapy services.

Serving the community are Dr. David Rabalais, Dr. Adam Whatley, and Dr. John Wilkinson, each bringing specialized skills in orthopedic care. Their areas of focus include sports medicine, shoulder and total joint replacements, and hand, wrist, and elbow injuries, respectively. The Zachary physicians have a long history of proudly serving the local athletic communities at Central High School, Zachary High School, and Southern University.

Patients can undergo surgeries at the Surgery Center of Zachary and Lane Regional Medical Center, with options for care in Baton Rouge if necessary. For appointments, call 225-658-1808. The clinic operates Monday to Friday, 8 am to 5 pm.

About Baton Rouge Orthopaedic Clinic

Baton Rouge Orthopaedic Clinic is a comprehensive Orthopedic clinic appropriately treating a wide variety of injuries, and illnesses, with Physical and Occupational Therapists, and interventional pain management specialists to assist you through your healing process. We currently have 38 physicians providing care at 10 convenient locations, including Baton Rouge (Bluebonnet) Brusly, Gonzales, Hammond, Walker, and Zachary.

Our dedicated and attentive team is ready to support you, ensuring a positive and comfortable experience. We recognize that choosing a healthcare provider is a significant decision for our patients. Thus, we cherish our relationship with you and are committed to earning and keeping your trust and confidence. We pledge to treat you with respect and dignity, collaborating closely to optimize your recovery process. Our expert physicians and therapists employ cutting-edge technology along with the latest medical equipment and methods to improve the healing journey. Learn more at