Baton Rouge Cardiology Center Physicians Recognized as 2022 “Top Doctors” by Castle Connolly

BATON ROUGE, LA (February 19, 2022) – Baton Rouge Cardiology Center cardiologists, Daniel T. Fontenot, M.D., FACC and Nakia A. Newsome, M.D., FACC were selected as 2022 “Top Doctors” by Castle Connolly for the specialty of cardiovascular disease.

Awarded annually, Castle Connolly identifies Top Doctors, both nationally and regionally, based on an extensive nominations process by their peers. Then they are thoroughly validated by Castle Connolly’s research team to ensure that they deliver the highest quality patient care.

“These dedicated and talented physicians exemplify the quality of patient care we provide at Baton Rouge Cardiology Center,” said Ken Walker, Office Administrator, Baton Rouge Cardiology Center. “We congratulate and thank them for their devotion to our community and the health of our patients.”

Castle Connolly evaluates several criteria when selecting Top Doctors, including professional qualifications, education, hospital and faculty appointments, research leadership, professional reputation, and disciplinary history. Where available Castle Connolly also ask doctors in the their survey to consider not only the training and clinical skills of the physicians they nominate, but additionally, a physician’s interpersonal skills such as listening and communicating effectively, demonstrating empathy, and instilling trust and confidence.


About Baton Rouge Cardiology Center

Baton Rouge Cardiology Center is an independent multispecialty medical center dedicated to the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Founded in 1978, Baton Rouge Cardiology Center is equipped with the most modern technology for the evaluation and complete treatment of heart and vascular diseases. Our team of 25 physicians and advanced practice providers specialize in clinical and interventional cardiology, including complex coronary and peripheral interventions, electrophysiology, and venous diseases. Baton Rouge Cardiology Center includes two main offices in Baton Rouge, five imaging and testing centers, 15 satellite clinics locations in Louisiana and Mississippi, and affiliations with 14 hospitals. For more information, visit, find us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter at @BRCardiology.

About Castle Connolly

With over 25 years’ experience researching, reviewing and selecting Top Doctors, Castle Connolly is a trusted and credible source. In fact, a 2018 study published in the Journal of Medical Research found that across several specialties Castle Connolly’s peer-reviewed directory was much more reliable than sites that just relied on patient reviews when it came to identifying quality care. Our mission is to help people find the best healthcare by connecting patients with best-in-class healthcare providers. For more information, visit

About Everyday Health Group

The Everyday Health Group is a recognized leader in patient and provider education, attracting an engaged audience of over 74 million health consumers and over 890,000 U.S. practicing physicians and clinicians to its premier health and wellness digital properties. Our mission is to drive better clinical and health outcomes through decision-making informed by highly relevant information, data, and analytics. We empower healthcare providers and consumers with trusted content and services delivered through Everyday Health Group’s world-class brands. The Everyday Health Group is a division of Ziff Davis Inc. (NASDAQ: ZD).