Our Providers

Your Trusted Source

Guardian Care offers patients access to the Greater New Orleans area’s premier, board certified interventional pain management specialists with a focus on your needs. Our physicians provide a full spectrum of pain management techniques designed to safely return each patient to their best possible quality of life.

Eric Royster, MDEric Royster, MD

Anesthesiology / Interventional Pain Management Specialist

Dr. Royster is a Board Certified Anesthesiologist & Pain Medicine Specialist, as well as a Certified Acupuncturist. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of North Carolina and his MD from the University of Arkansas.

Dr. Royster completed a Residency in Anesthesiology at Ochsner Clinic & Hospital and a Fellowship in Pain Medicine at the University of New Mexico. He has served as Medical Director of Ochsner Baptist Pain Center and Supervisor of the Chronic Pain Education Program.




Fred F Chiu, MDFred F Chiu, MD

Interventional Pain Management Specialist

Dr. Chiu is a Board Certified Pain Medicine Specialist and Psychiatrist. He holds Bachelor’s Degrees from the University of Notre Dame and the University of Missouri at Kansas City and earned his doctorate from St. Matthews University

Dr. Chiu completed a Residency in Psychiatry at Ochsner Medical Center New Orleans and a Fellowship in Pain Medicine at the LSU School of Medicine at New Orleans.





Neil Duplantier, MDNeil Duplantier, MD, FAAOS

Orthopaedic Surgeon / Sports Medicine Specialist

Dr. Duplantier is Double Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Louisiana State University and his MD from LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport.

Dr. Duplantier completed a Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the Ochsner Clinic Foundation and a Fellowship in Sports Medicine at Methodist Hospital in Houston. He serves as Chief of Surgery at the Ochsner West Bank Campus and Medical Director of the Sports Medicine Department of West Jefferson Hospital.

In his sports medicine career, Dr. Duplantier has worked with top-tier teams, including the Houston Texans, Houston Astros, Houston Rockets, Rice University, the Houston Ballet and the NASA Astronaut Clinic.


Treat Your Pain Today

Your family physician or physician specialist can refer you to see a Guardian Care Interventional Pain Specialist. Or feel free to call Guardian Care at (504)356-6767 .