Co-Founder and Medical Director Narconon New Life Retreat
Dr. Rohit S. Adi, MD, DABAM
Born in Baroda, India, Rohit received his Medical Degree from the Medical College of Baroda in Gujarat India, followed by residency in Internal Medicine at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. He became medical staff at Palmerton Hospital after which he opened a private practice in Slatington, Pennsylvania.
In 1993, he relocated his family to Louisiana and became licensed with the Louisiana Board of State Medical Examiners as a Medical Doctor. He fell in love with the culture of Louisiana as an Emergency Room Physician at Our Lady of Lourdes in Lafayette, Louisiana from 1992 to 1993. Transferring from Our Lady of Lourdes in 1993, he began an impressive tenure at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in the Emergency Room which continues to this day. In 1996, he became certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
He was the Medical Director of the Our Lady of the Lake College Paramedic Program as well as the Medical Director for the National Academy of Emergency Health Services. From 1996 to 2011, he was the Assistant Medical Director of Emergency Medicine at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center.
As an Emergency Room Doctor, he witnessed first-hand the devastating effects of substance abuse and its effects on a community. He watched these effects escalate further following Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and in 2006, he assisted in founding Narconon New Life Retreat. He joined the Board of Directors and serves as the facility’s Medical Director. In 2015, he became a Diplomate of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and is more than well equipped to service the needs of Narconon New Life Retreat.
He loves to travel and on his most recent trip to India, he began laying the groundwork to establish Emergency Health and Emergency Medical to remote areas with no access to those services. Working with family members still in India, he plans to assist with the expansion of Primary and Emergency Health Care services to rural areas, using his family’s tertiary Health Care Hospital to create a network of Primary Care Facilities in the region surrounding the hospital.
He is the father to four sons and resides with his wife in Baton Rouge. He enjoys a good meal at a good restaurant and cooking with the fruits of his organic garden. One of his goals includes creating a sustainable garden at Narconon New Life Retreat.
As of 2018, he can now add to his list of accomplishments, the purchase of a 5-acre farm (including two goats named Eli and Margaret) which he is planning to develop as an organic, sustainable vegetable farm for the benefit of his family and friends and open to the community.