Our Practice & History

Baton Rouge Cardiology Center is the trusted leader in heart and vascular care in the greater Baton Rouge area. Our team of board-certified physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses and support staff deliver high-quality care every day to patients dealing with serious conditions, both common and rare. As an independent medical practice, we specialize exclusively on the prevention, early detection and treatment of heart and vascular conditions. Patient care is individualized and focused, utilizing current treatment methods to improve the quality of life of individuals living in our community.


Our roots run deep in Baton Rouge. Dr. James Calvin was one of the first cardiologists in this region when, in 1965, he joined the internal medicine clinic on North Boulevard in Baton Rouge. Dr. T.R. Kilpatrick joined him two years later, and Dr. Boyd E. Helm became the third cardiologist at that clinic in 1975. They partnered in 1978 to start a cardiology clinic that in 1985 became known as Baton Rouge Cardiology Center.

As demand for services increased, the partners, along with several new doctors, moved to the current location on Brittany Drive in 1986. Our Cardiovascular Specialty Care Center, which houses an outpatient catheterization (cath) lab for diagnosing heart conditions, opened in 1993. Since then, we have continued to grow and open clinics closest to where our patients live to make care accessible and convenient.

Affiliations & Hospital Privileges

Baton Rouge Cardiology Center physicians see patients at our two main offices and several satellite clinics. They also provide care at the following hospitals:

  • Assumption Community Hospital
    Napoleonville, LA
  • Baton Rouge General  – Ascension
    Prairieville, LA
  • Baton Rouge General  – Bluebonnet
    Baton Rouge, LA
  • Baton Rouge General  – Mid City
    Baton Rouge, LA
  • Cardiovascular Specialty Care Center
    (Outpatient Cardiovascular Catheterization Lab)
    Baton Rouge, LA
  • Field Health System
    Centreville, MS
  • Hood Memorial Hospital
    Amite, LA
  • Spine Hospital of Louisiana at The NeuroMedical Center
    Baton Rouge, LA
  • Our Lady of the Lake Ascension
    Gonzales, LA
  • Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center
    Baton Rouge, LA
  • Our Lady of the Lake Livingston
    Walker, LA
  • Pointe Coupee General Hospital
    New Roads, LA
  • Prevost Memorial Hospital
    Donaldsonville, LA
  • Surgical Specialty Center of Baton Rouge
    Baton Rouge, LA
  • St. James Parish Hospital
    Lutcher, LA
  • West Feliciana Parish Hospital
    St. Francisville, LA
  • Woman’s Hospital
    Baton Rouge, LA