Thibodaux Regional welcomes new pediatrician, interventional pain management specialist

Published 12:00 am Saturday, July 31, 2021

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THIBODAUX — Thibodaux Regional Health System is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Christen McDaniel, pediatrician, and Dr. Derek Haight, interventional pain management specialist, to the active medical staff.

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

Dr. McDaniel earned her undergraduate degree from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida, and received 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 board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.

Specializing in health and wellness care for children from birth to age 18, Dr. McDaniel is well-trained in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of childhood illnesses and conditions.

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

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

Dr. Haight earned his medical degree 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. Additionally, Dr. Haight completed a Fellowship in Pain Medicine at University of Texas Medical Branch 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 treating various pain conditions including low back pain, neck pain, joint pain, peripheral neuropathy, diabetic peripheral neuropathy, complex regional pain syndromes, post-herpetic neuralgia and chronic post-operative pain.

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

Thibodaux Regional Health System is nationally-recognized for high quality care, cost efficiency, innovation, safety and providing an outstanding patient experience. The Health System provides inpatient and outpatient care for the people of Lafourche and seven surrounding parishes.  Highly specialized services include heart surgery, medical and radiation oncology, neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, plastic and reconstructive surgery, general, laparoscopic, and bariatric surgery, pulmonology, rheumatology, women’s services, sleep disorders, behavioral health, inpatient and outpatient physical rehabilitation and wellness services. For more information, visit