PRIMARY CARE PLUS – METAIRIE
Same Day or Next Day Appointments Available for Current Patients
7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Thursday
7:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
3625 Houma Blvd.
Metairie, LA 70006
Hector M. Montalvo, M.D.
Dr. Hector Montalvo earned a Doctor of Medicine from San Carlos University School of Medicine in Guatemala in 1986. He participated in several clinical research projects at Tulane University School of Medicine, before completing post-graduate training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Prior to joining Primary Care Plus, Dr. Montalvo served the Metairie community in private practice for 20 years.
Frank J. Monte, M.D.
Dr. Frank J. Monte earned a Bachelor of Science in mathematics in 1973 and began pre-med courses at the University of New Orleans that same year. He completed studies at the Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Medicine, then began an internal medicine residency at Charity Hospital in 1978.
After his residency, Dr. Monte served as a clinical instructor in internal medicine at the LSU School of Medicine. Dr. Monte continued this role in a volunteer capacity until 2005.
Before joining Primary Care Plus, Dr. Monte worked in private practice and held staff appointments at Mercy Hospital, Memorial Medical Center, East Jefferson General Hospital and Doctors Hospital of Jefferson. In 1996, he was named a fellow of the American College of Physicians in recognition of his academic, educational, clinical and community service.
Jaime Macaluso, FNP-C
Jaime Macaluso earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of New Orleans in 2008 and an associate degree in nursing from Delgado Charity School of Nursing in 2010. She continued her education at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, earning a Bachelor of Science in nursing in 2012 and a Master of Science in nursing in 2016.
Jaime began her career at East Jefferson General Hospital as a registered nurse in a medical-surgical unit. Prior to joining Primary Care Plus, she served as a family nurse practitioner in primary care and urgent care settings at East Jefferson General Hospital, JenCare Senior Medical Center and The Urgent Care.
Jaime is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.
Mary Palmer earned a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from Louisiana State University in 2014. She then earned a bachelor’s degree in cardiopulmonary science from the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans.
Prior to joining Primary Care Plus, Mary served as a cardiovascular sonographer at the St. Thomas Heart and Vascular Center and the Cardiovascular Institute of the South. Most recently, she worked as a cardiac sonographer at East Jefferson General Hospital in Metairie.
Mary is certified in adult echocardiography, vascular technology, and sonography principles and instrumentation by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography. She is also certified in basic life support by the American Red Cross.
SARAH SCHWERTNER, M.D.
Dr. Sarah Schwertner earned a Bachelor of Science in pre-med psychology and biological studies from the University of New Orleans. She started at the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in 2008, then joined the Louisiana Army National Guard in 2010, where she performed health assessments for National Guard members. Dr. Schwertner completed her family medicine residency program at East Jefferson General Hospital in 2016.
Before joining Primary Care Plus, Dr. Schwertner provided urgent care, occupational medicine and family medicine in private practice across the New Orleans area. She previously held appointments at NOLA Doc, East Jefferson Family Practice and Pelican State Outpatient Center.
Major Schwertner continues to serve in the National Guard as part of the U.S. Army Medical Command. She is board certified and has been a member of the American Association of Family Physicians since 2013.