Nicholas G. Pejic, MD
Dr. Pejic is a Board Certified Adult Psychiatrist in New Orleans. He graduated from Tulane University with honors in Cell and Molecular Biology and Tulane School of Medicine. He was completing his internship in psychiatry at Charity Hospital when Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005. Dr. Pejic went on to become Chief Resident in the post-Katrina years and completed a fellowship in Psychosomatic Medicine at University Hospital-New Orleans.
Currently, Dr. Pejic is a practicing psychiatrist, Medical Director of Atlas Psychiatry in New Orleans, and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at LSU School of Medicine. He has a strong general psychiatric practice and specializes in treating patients with treatment resistant depression, medically complex cases, and addiction.
Dr. Pejic also lectures in the community and at Tulane and LSU Medical Schools about psychopharmacology, business in medicine, neuroscience, neuropsychiatry, addiction medicine and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation.
Dr. Pejic loves running in Audubon park, spending time with his wife and daughter, skiing, playing the guitar, studying cryptocurrency, rooting for the Saints and keeping up with the latest advances in his field.
Lauren W. LaRose, MD
Dr. Lauren LaRose is a Board Certified Adult Psychiatrist and Board Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Washington and Lee University majoring in Spanish, after which she attended and graduated from LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans. She then completed her residency training in the LSU New Orleans Adult Psychiatry program, serving as Chief Resident, and completed her fellowship training in the LSU New Orleans Child and Adolescent Psychiatry program. As part of her training, Dr. LaRose also completed the Harris Infant Mental Health training program, which focuses on treatment of trauma, attachment issues, anxiety, and mood and behavioral disturbances in children 6 years old and under.
Dr. LaRose is qualified to treat individuals throughout their lifespan, from young childhood into adulthood. She enjoys working with families and caregivers to help strengthen parenting practices and improve family dynamics. Dr. LaRose specializes in treating a wide range of mental health issues from behavioral disturbances to severe mood and psychotic disorders. She strives to incorporate the biopsychosocial model in her practice, using evidence-based medicine to address presenting symptomatology while also focusing on the child’s functioning at home, school, and in other activities of daily life. Dr. LaRose’s goal is to provide a warm, trusting environment where individuals and families can actively participate and collaborate in their treatment.
Erik Hanson, MD
Dr. Erik Hanson is an Adult Psychiatrist. Born and raised in the New Orleans area, he studied at Brother Martin High School and then Louisiana State University, both of which he graduated Summa Cum Laude. He then trained at LSU New Orleans School of Medicine and the LSU New Orleans Adult Psychiatry residency program, where he served a variety of leadership positions including Chief Resident.
Dr. Hanson specializes in treating a wide-range of mental health issues, such as anxiety, depression, ADD/ADHD, and addiction, as well as the more complex cases involving the peripartum period, geriatric population, and treatment resistance.
Dr. Hanson understands the challenges that many struggle with in receiving the appropriate care they need. He prioritizes taking the necessary time to reach the right diagnosis and a collaborative approach to choosing a treatment that tailors the latest knowledge in the field to each individual and their specific needs, all while being readily available and accessible along the way.