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The experienced team at Primary Care Plus – Metairie brings you quality primary care medicine, as well as a wide range of specialized services. We are committed to providing you with the comprehensive care you deserve.

Same Day or Next Day Appointments Available for Current Patients

Office Hours:

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


Patient Forms

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Our Providers

Hector M. Montalvo, M.D.

Internal Medicine  

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, and he has been published five times.

Frank J. Monte, M.D.

Internal Medicine  

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. Dr. Monte completed studies at LSU School of Medicine and began an internal medicine residency at Charity Hospital in 1978. He earned board certification in 1981, following his residency, and accepted a faculty position that year as a clinical instructor in internal medicine at LSU School of Medicine, where students shadowed him in his office. Dr. Monte continued this role in a volunteer capacity until 2005.

Dr. Monte entered private practice after his residency 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 academic, educational, clinical and community service.

Jaime Macaluso, FNP-C

Family Medicine

Jaime Macaluso earned an Associate Degree in Nursing from Charity School of Nursing in 2010. She continued her education at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2012 and a Master of Science in Nursing in 2016. She had previously graduated in 2008 from the University of New Orleans with a Bachelor of Science in psychology.

Prior to joining Primary Care Plus, Jaime served as a family nurse practitioner, evaluating, diagnosing and treating acute and chronic illnesses in primary care and urgent care settings at East Jefferson General Hospital, JenCare Senior Medical Centers and The Urgent Care. She began her career in 2010 at East Jefferson General Hospital serving as a registered nurse in a medical-surgical unit.

Jaime is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society.

Mary Palmer

Cardiovascular Sonography

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.


Family Medicine

Dr. Sarah Schwertner earned Bachelor of Science degrees in both pre-med psychology and biological studies from the University of New Orleans before beginning LSU School of Medicine in 2008. She 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 NOLADoc.com, 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.

We offer a wide range of healthcare services

Primary Care Plus – Metairie offers convenient appointments for primary care, including routine physicals, immunizations, and treatment for illness and injury.


We accept most insurance plans. Call us for more information.