Joseph Y. Bordelon, Jr., M.D.
Native of Opelousas; Co-founder of Acadiana Medicine Clinic
CURRENT SPECIALTY: SLEEP DISORDER MEDICINE
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)
HONORS AND AWARDS:
Commendation Award/U.S. Army - for handling of a military accident on the Rhine River, while assigned as Commander of the U.S. Army Health Clinic in Dexheim, Germany 1975-1977
Appointments: Consultant for Pulmonary Medicine to the Medicare Carrier Advisory Committee 1991; Internal Medicine 1998; Sleep Medicine 2001
Governor's Counsel - 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 his 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 OpelousasGeneral 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 a 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 Directotr.
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.