Well-known primary care providers join SMH Physicians Network

Well-known primary care providers join SMH Physicians Network


(May 23, 2017 – Slidell, LA) Drs. Rory Duffour, M.D., and Sherry Rowland, M.D., first opened the Rowland-Duffour Clinic in 1989. Together, this married couple has been caring for the families and children of Slidell and surrounding areas since then.

Recently, they joined the SMH Physicians Network, which over the last 11 years has grown to include a large group of primary care and multispecialty physicians along with nurse practitioners offering a wide array of healthcare services.

"Our SMH Physicians Network has an important mission: making sure the families of our community have easy access to accomplished healthcare providers,” said Slidell Memorial Hospital and Ochsner Medical Center – North Shore Chief Executive Officer Bill Davis. "We are very pleased to now include in our network two local practitioners of this caliber and with reputations for quality, personal care.”

Dr. Duffour is a Family Medicine practitioner. Dr. Rowland is a Pediatrician.

Dr. Duffour’s medical education began at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He completed a Family Practice Residency at Louisiana State University Medical Center Shreveport, where he was Chief Resident. He is board certified in Family Medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine, and has been a Diplomate of the Academy of Family Practice for over 20 years. He is also an Adjunct Professor with Tulane and LSU family medicine programs.

Dr. Rowland began her medical education at the Louisiana State Medical School in Shreveport. She then completed her Pediatric Residency at Arkansas Children's Hospital. Dr. Rowland is known among area parents for giving their children up-to-date medical care in a humorous and loving manner.  

Their offices remain at 1400 Hwy 190 West in Slidell. To contact either physician, patients may call 985-646-1226.

The SMH Physicians Network healthcare providers have access to a comprehensive, clinically integrated system for the coordination of care – allowing for ease of referrals between clinics, sharing of patient health information, and improved outcomes. For more information about SMH Physicians Network, visit smhphysicians.com or call (877) 920-DOCS.






Slidell Memorial Hospital is a full-service 229-bed acute care not-for-profit community hospital located at 1001 Gause Blvd., in the heart of Slidell. Founded in 1959, SMH serves as a primary healthcare resource for families in St. Tammany Parish, La.; and, Pearl River County, Miss. For more information, visit http://www.slidellmemorial.org/ . The hospital’s main phone number is (985) 280-2200.


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Sam Caruso, Jr.

Slidell Memorial Hospital


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