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The 2019 Legislative Session came to a close on June 6.  The LAFP tracked 117 instruments and took formal positions on 43.
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The LAFP Welcomes New Members

We would like to welcome the new members for the month of June:

New Active Members:
Ravindrakumar Alagugurusamy, MD
Babak Amrollahie, MD
Glenn Barras, MD

New Resident Members:
Leticia A. Antunes, MD
Megumi Boone, MD
Clayton Branton, MD
Marshall J. Byun-Andersen, MD
Anmol Chaudhary, MD
Madeleine Rose Johnston Crilly, MD
Patric Darvie, MD
Jacob Evan Davis, MD, MS
Hannah Hopkins, MD
David Janese, MD
Amritpal Kaur Khela, MD
Jacob Damien Leger, MD
Jessica Evans McKenzie, MD
Ahmad M. Omairi, MD
Ihianle Edgar Osagie, MD
Joshua Erik Policella, MD
Bikash Poudel, MD
Daniel Christopher Rachal, MD
Caroline Camille Robichaux, MD
Patrick James Ryan, DO
Ali Sangi, MD
Rashmi Sharma, MD
Rachel Sharp, MD
Sanjay Shrestha, MD
Erica Carolynn Sjunnesen, MD
Kanika Sood, MD
Timothy Philip Takach, DO
Camilla Kristin Tegnander, MD
Peter Tran, MD
Ryan Nathaniel Vaisler, MD
Austin Williams, MD

New Student Members:
Raven Anderson
Sarah Bond
Raquel Candal
Bryan Cass
Fiona Chambers
Jacob Clement
Patrick Connor
Eleanor Cook
Keith Delaune
Michael Donald
Kaitlin Flattmann
Elizabeth Forgey
Kenneth Mark Gorman
John Hedgepeth
Vivian Hoang
Daniel Lenger
Jennifer Lim
Nicholas Mankowski
Ryan Morris
Brett Phillips
George Rees
David Thompson
Greg Tortorich
Aric Williamson
Brelynn Witty

2019 Legislative Session and Final Wrap-Up
The 2019 Louisiana legislative session came to a close on June 6, per constitutional requirement. In this session, which was slated to be a fiscal session, there were 1,636 legislative instruments filed. Only about 15% of the instruments filed were actually fiscal in nature leaving us with a huge variety of bills to watch. LAFP tracked 117 instruments and took formal positions on 43. Outlined below is a summary of major topics from this session listing specific legislative instruments that the Legislative and Advocacy Committee and the LAFP Board of Directors determined had a significant impact on family medicine.

Submit a Resolution to the 2019 General Assembly
As a member of the LAFP, you are encouraged to, attend and participate in the LAFP's 2019 General Assembly, which will convene on Friday, August 2, 2019 at 1:00 pm. The General Assembly will be held in conjunction with LAFP's 72nd Annual Assembly and Exhibition at the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans, LA.  The deadline to submit resolutions to the LAFP is no later than July 2, 2019.

Job Opportunity Available at the Family Doctor Clinic in Houma

The Family Doctor Clinic in Houma is looking for an additional Family Practice Physician to join their practice. This practice currently has two physicians on staff and is looking to replace a 3rd Physician who has recently retired.  Established patient base. Great salary potential.  Four day work week.

Please send your CV to:
Debbie Ghirardi at

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