ACADIANA MEDICINE CLINIC      1200 Hospital Drive, Suite 4      Opelousas, LA  70570      (337)948-7090



Joseph Y. Bordelon, Jr., M.D. – Native of Opelousas;          

                                            Co-founder of Acadiana Medicine Clinic




Undergraduate:  Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

Medical: Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA

Residency: Charity Hospital, New Orleans, LA

Fellowship: Charity Hospital, New Orleans, LA

Board Certified:  Internal Medicine 1980, Pulmonary Medicine 1984, Sleep Medicine (ABSM 2001; ABIM 2009)



Commendation Award/U.S. Army –for the handling of a military accident on the  

                                                                      Rhine River, while assigned as Commander of the

                                                                      U.S Army Health Clinic in Dexheim,  Germany 


Appointments:  Consultant for Pulmonary Medicine to Medicare Carrier Advisory    

                                                                      Committee  1991; Internal Medicine 1998,

                                                                      Sleep Medicine 2001                      

                               Governor’s Council- American College of Physicians,

                                                                      La. Chapter- 1996, 2006

                               Advisory Committee on Polysomnography by State of La. Executive

                                                                      Dept – 2006

Elections:    Chief of Staff, Opelousas General Hospital, 1986

                       Board of Directors of the Louisiana Academy of Sleep Medicine, 2000


Laureate – American College of Physicians 2012



         American College of Chest Physicians – Fellow

            American College of Physicians – Fellow

            American Academy of Sleep Medicine- Fellow      

            Louisiana State Medical Society-Member

            St. Landry Parish Medical Society – Vice President 1990 – President 1991

            Louisiana Academy of Sleep Medicine – Board Member




Born and raised in Opelousas, Dr. Bordelon returned to his hometown upon completion of this Pulmonary Fellowship at Charity Hospital New Orleans.  He opened his private office in Opelousas in 1981 to practice both Internal and Pulmonary Medicine, obtaining Board Certification in both.  As Director of the Respiratory Therapy Department at Opelousas General Hospital, he established the first Cardio-Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program at that hospital.   


In 2002, Dr. Bordelon obtained Board Certification in Sleep Disorder Medicine and, as Medical Director, established the first accredited Sleep Disorder Clinic in Opelousas at Opelousas General Health System.  He also established Premier Sleep Medicine Center in Baton Rouge, LA, where he currently acts as CEO and Medical Director. 


Over the years Dr. Bordelon has been elected/appointed to many state and regional positions, and has helped to establish and define policies in the fields of Internal, Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine.  More recently he was honored by the American College of Physicians as a Laureate.


Dr. Bordelon now limits his practice to Sleep Disorder Medicine.


He also enjoys gardening and traveling with his wife, Cathy, as they keep up with their children and grandchildren.