Fifteen years of experience as a primary care physician has given Dr. Brad Blappert a depth of knowledge and affinity to patient care. A recent addition to the Lafayette, LA center, Dr. Blappert specializes in Internal Medicine, is a graduate of Auburn University and completed his residency at Louisiana State University in Lafayette. As with so many in the healthcare field, Dr. Blappert’s desire to help people and make a difference is what led him to medicine. He says the best part of his job is getting to know the patient, and he appreciates the team approach to patient care. Dr. Blappert explains his philosophy of care and prescription for patient satisfaction like this: “I give patients enough time and actively listen to all of their problems. Patients tell you everything you need to know; all you have to do is give them the time and attention they deserve. “ He is a firm believer that the ideal doctor-patient relationship is an open CenterWellhip, with both parties working together for the best healthcare. Dr. Blappert is a single dad, and is proud of his four children, two girls and two boys, ages 13, 12, 10 and 8. When he is not caring for patients, he leads an active lifestyle, loves road trips and likes to spend time sharing new experiences with his kids.