Apex Prevention

Embrace apex prevention strategies—exercise, healthy diet, and stress management—for robust heart health and effective cardiovascular disease prevention.

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Genetic Risk Bearers

At Apex Prevention, we empower those shadowed by genetic predispositions for heart attack, stroke, and diabetes with personalized strategies to transcend their family’s health history.

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Health Mystery Solvers

Apex Prevention is your ally in uncovering the root causes behind elusive symptoms, with cutting-edge diagnostics to illuminate your path to clarity and wellness.

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Age Gracefully Advocates

Join Apex Prevention in celebrating every year as your best, with targeted support designed to amplify vitality, resilience, and joy throughout your aging journey.

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Deirdre Detraz, ANPC



After graduating from Abbeville High School in 1995, I enrolled in undergraduate studies at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. I completed my Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing in 2000, and then moved to Dallas, Texas. There I participated in a 3 month Critical Care Residency at Parkland Health and Hospital Systems before spending the next 3 years as a critical care nurse at Medical Center of Plano. It was there I decided to forego my original plan to specialize in nurse anesthesia and pursue what has turned out to be my true calling. I earned my Master’s Degree in Science specializing in adult health as a Nurse Practitioner (NP) in 2005. That year, I moved from Texas back home to south Louisiana where I worked in a local emergency room.

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Although there have been dramatic advancements in medicine over the past few decades, cardiovascular disease remains the number 1 killer of men and women.

Despite the fact that there are numerous cardiologists in the surrounding community, there remains a shortage of medical offices and providers that specialize in prevention!

What we do


Apex prevention in personalized wellness plans


Comprehensive cardiovascular and cardiometabolic evaluations that are noninvasive, pain-free, and without any exposure to radiation.

Lifestyle choices and apex prevention synergy

Laboratory testing

Laboratory testing, including advanced lipid testing, inflammatory bio markers, genetic testing, and hormonal testing.

Apex prevention and proactive health measures


Ultrasound services, including echocardiograms (ultrasound of the heart), carotid, abdominal, renal, and lower extremity (legs) ultrasound.

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I have specialized in cardiovascular disease treatment since 2006 and specifically prevention since 2009. Medicine is evolving and so is prevention. Our services include multiple prevention methods available to clients and continue to evolve with cutting-edge evidence-based research.

Office: 337-739-7278 Fax: 337-419-0533
207 N Luke Street, Lafayette, LA 70506