Mark Berenson, MD
House Call Physician & Medical Director
Dr. Mark Berenson is a board certified Family Physician and a native of New Orleans. He earned a medical degree from Tulane University in 2003 and completed residency in 2006 at the UCSF Family Medicine Residency in Santa Rosa, California. Immediately after residency, he took on the role as hospitalist and an emergency physician at several hospitals around the bay area and has also become a member of the UCSF Clinical Faculty as an instructor of Inpatient Medicine at San Francisco General Hospital. In 2010, he joined Care Practice of San Francisco, providing acute and primary care in both the office and in-home setting. Having worked for years in both the hospital and in-home setting, Dr. Berenson has learned to clearly distinguish the role for a hospital visit and the importance of staying in one’s home for medical care.
Dr. Berenson is known for being a thoughtful and thorough physician. He places great value in one’s history as the key to the diagnosis which allows for the use of testing only when necessary. He has an appreciation for homeostasis and the power of self healing. His practice targets the source of disease while promoting optimal nutrition, behavioral change, and self-motivated maneuvers to allow for the renewal of health. In addition to general acute care, other medical interests include treatment of opioid dependence, anxiety, and sleep disorders as well as nutritional counseling and second opinions on unrelenting medical mysteries. Dr. Berenson has vast knowledge of conventional medication and has years of experience in the use of complimentary and alternative remedies. Whenever possible, he employs an integrative approach when working with his patients on a plan of care. When not providing direct patient care, Dr. Berenson is particularly excited about the future of technology and it’s application in medicine.
In the twenty years since he began his career in medicine, Dr. Berenson has developed a simple perspective when caring for patients. His goal with each encounter is to provide a comfortable and open environment where patients become educated and empowered to reach their therapeutic goals.
Monika Korsnes, RN
House Call Nurse
Monika Korsnes, RN earned her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Curry College in Massachusetts and her Bachelors of Science in Anthropology from Lewis and Clark College in Oregon. She worked as a Registered Nurse at Oregon State Penitentiary before taking a job in the hospital setting as a medical surgical RN. In 2014, Monika moved to Louisiana where she continues to work in acute care nursing. Monika enjoys traveling and volunteering abroad, most recently participating in a disaster relief medical mission to Puerto Rico. Monika is excited to be a part of the NOLA Doc team delivering in-home care and mobile IV therapy.
Janis Aslett, RN
House Call Nurse
Janis Aslett, RN is a New Orleans native who earned her nursing degree from the Touro Infirmary School of Nursing. She obtained her Family Nurse Practitioner license with a concentration in Oncology from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Janis has worked at several prestigious institutions during her extensive nursing career including M.D. Anderson in Houston, Texas, Charity Hospital in New Orleans, and Ochsner Medical Center specializing in Hematology & Oncology. Prior to working with NOLA Doc, Janis was a Primary Care nurse with the Tulane University Student Health Center at the University’s uptown New Orleans campus. Janis is a proud member of the team of NOLA Doc clinicians and is happy to provide outstanding care while keeping her patients comfortable at home.
House Call Practice Administrator
Brooke Barradale earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology at the Pennsylvania State University. She has years of healthcare experience as a patient care coordinator and practice manager for a variety of surgical practices. Brooke has an interest in alternative methods of healing, she loves to sail and enjoys running on the beach with her dog, Scrapper. She has been a member of the NOLA Doc team since the beginning and plays a critical role keeping the practice flowing smoothly seven days a week.
House Call Therapy Dog
Scrapper is a 15 pound Cairn Terrier/Maltese rescue born sometime in September of 2013. He’s formally trained, very well behaved and has excellent manners. He enjoys organic kibble, chicken, chasing balls, and snuggling. He loves coming along on house calls with Dr. Berenson and is sure to put a smile on everyone’s face.
NOLA Doc continues to expand our team of healthcare professionals. We’re looking for motivated Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and Physicians experienced in Critical Care and IV administration. If you have a positive attitude, enjoy meeting new people and like to smile, consider joining our team of mobile clinicians. If interested, send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org