Dr. Ryan Arnold grew up in Breaux Bridge, LA. After graduating high school, in 1989, he enlisted in the Navy as a hospital corpsman. After 8 years he realized he wanted to be a physician. He did his undergraduate training at University of Louisiana at Lafayette, receiving a degree in biology. Dr. Arnold then spent the next four years attending LSU Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine, in Shreveport, Louisiana. From there, he returned to the Navy and completed a three-year family practice residency at Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune, NC. He has served as a Family Physician for the last twelve years, taking care of Sailors, Marines and their families at home and overseas.
Dr. Arnold enjoys being a Family Physician because it allows him the privilege of caring for people and their families, over their lifetimes. “Our health care system is changing, but I believe the doctor-patient relationship, remains the cornerstone of medicine.” One of the things he enjoys most about practicing medicine, is the chance to work with and get to know the health care team: patients, staff, nurses and physician colleagues. He believes the best care is delivered when the team works together to make decisions, delivers care and supports patients to make healthy lifestyle choices.
Dr. Arnold has come to Slidell Memorial Hospital because of the outstanding resources and support offered to patients and caregivers alike, and to be totally honest, after over 20 years of military service, it is good to be home in Louisiana.