Thibodaux Regional welcomes new pediatrician, specialist in interventional pain therapy - L'Observateur

THIBODAUX – Thibodaux Regional Health System is pleased to welcome Dr. Christen McDaniel, pediatrician, and Dr. Derek Haight, specialist in interventional pain management, to announce to active medical staff.

Dr. McDaniel is available to treat patients at the Thibodaux Regional Pediatric Clinic at 807 Ridgefield Road, Thibodaux, 985-447-9045.

Dr. McDaniel earned her bachelor’s degree from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida and her medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in pediatrics at WVU Medicine Children’s Hospital in Morgantown, West Virginia. Dr. McDaniel is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.

Dr. McDaniel specializes in the health and wellness care of children from birth to the age of 18 and is well trained in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of childhood diseases and conditions.

Dr. McDaniel said she was interested in joining a traditional Louisiana pediatrician practice to be close to family and fell in love with the small town feel and friendly people of Thibodaux.

Dr. Haight is available for patient care at Thibodaux Regional Pain Clinic at 726 North Acadia Road, Suite 2400, Thibodaux, 985-493-4080.

Dr. Haight graduated from McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, Texas. He completed his residency in anesthesiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in Birmingham, Alabama. In addition, Dr. Haight received a Fellowship in Pain Medicine from the Medical Branch of the University of Texas at Galveston in Galveston, Texas.

He is a member of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine and the American Society of Anesthesiologists.

Dr. Haight specializes in the treatment of a variety of pain conditions including lower back pain, neck pain, joint pain, peripheral neuropathy, diabetic peripheral neuropathy, complex regional pain syndromes, post-therapeutic neuralgia, and chronic post-operative pain.

Dr. Haight said he chose to practice at Thibodaux Regional because he can treat his patients in a comfortable environment with state-of-the-art technology. He also said it was a beautiful area with great people and great food.

Thibodaux’s regional health system is nationally recognized for quality care, cost-effectiveness, innovation, safety and excellent patient experience. The health system provides inpatient and outpatient care for the residents of Lafourche and seven surrounding municipalities. The highly specialized services include cardiac surgery, medical and radiation oncology, neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, plastic and reconstructive surgery, general, laparoscopic and bariatric surgery, pulmonology, rheumatology, gynecology, sleep disorders, behavioral medicine, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation and wellness offers . More information is available at