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Juan Arenas

Specialty: Board Certified Internal Medicine
Facilities Served: PAM Specialty Hospital of Luling
Dr. Arenas is a Board Certified Internal Medicine physician who practices providing medical care for complex long term acute care patients. This includes caring for those patients requiring respiratory and wound care management as well as rehabilitative care. He is originally from Venezuela. He completed his medical training and residency as a general surgeon in Venezuela. After relocating to the United States he spent two years as a research fellow at Wake Forest in North Carolina followed by a second residency in Internal Medicine at Texas Tech University. He shares his enthusiasm for golf, soccer, mountain biking and outdoor activities with both his wife and daughter. He brings a wealth of knowledge to our hospital and strives for providing high value/quality care to patients with complex medical needs in the post-acute setting.

Aleksandra Vidacic

Specialty: Board Certified Internal Medicine
Facilities Served: PAM Specialty Hospital of Luling
Dr. Vidacic practices and provides Internal Medicine coverage for long term acute care patients. She cares for complex wound and respiratory illnesses as well as focusing on the rehabilitative needs of our patients. She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine having completed medical school in Belgrade, Serbia and her residency in Austin Texas at the University of Texas Medical Branch. She stays both mentally and physically healthy with diet and exercise in her free time. She also enjoys traveling and spending time with her family. She is aligned with the mission and vision of the facility and understands the complexity of patients' needs and importance of providing the highest of care to reach patients full healing potential.

Kalpesh Patel

Specialty: Board Certified Internal Medicine, Pulmonary,Critical Care and Sleep
Facilities Served: PAM Specialty Hospital of Luling
Dr. Patel serves as our Pulmonary physician. He treats ailments of the lungs and respiratory system such as respiratory failure, asthma, pneumonia, tuberculosis, complicated chest infections and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases. He has extensive knowledge in ventilator weaning and management. Bedside procedures include thoracentesis, bronchoscopy, and chest tube/pluerex catheter placements. He is a quadruple boarded physician in Internal Medicine, Critical care, Pulmonary and Sleep. After receiving his degree he completed his residency in Brooklyn, New York and a fellowship in Maryland.. He has over 20 years of experience and is dedicated to the patients he cares for requiring pulmonary management.

Chamalee Weeratunge

Specialty: Board Certified Infectious Disease
Facilities Served: PAM Specialty Hospital of Luling
Dr. Weeratunge currently provides Infectious Disease consults in our facility. She is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease. She is originally from Sri Lanka and moved to the United States in 1999 to complete a residency in Internal Medicine in Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Weeratunge is also a published author having written a book about her reflections of life, family and traditions in Sri Lanka. She is an integral part of the care we provide and is dedicated to assisting in the need for infectious disease management in the post-acute setting to include acute and chronic infection, antibiotic .