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Immunization Questions

Immunizations & Vaccines

Vaccines are the best way to protect adults and children against potentially deadly diseases. But many patients still have questions about immunizations and when its time to get their children vaccinated. These resources can help you navigate those difficult conversations.

2022 General Assembly
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Plan to Attend

As a member of the LAFP, you are encouraged to, attend and participate in the LAFP's 2022 General Assembly, which will convene on Friday, August 19, 2022 at 1:00 pm. The General Assembly will be held at the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans, LA.

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Member of the Month
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Bryan Picou, Jr, MD

Dr. Picou is from Natchitoches, a small town in north Louisiana. He was introduced to family medicine very early as both his parents are both family physicians who have practiced in Natchitoches for years. Dr. Picou currently serves on the LAFP Board of Directors.


News & Info

The LAFP Welcomes New Members

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

New Active Members:
Leno H. Congtang, MD
Cory Lemoine, DO
Prashanth Kumaryadav Pothem, MD, MPH
Shweta Sharan, MD
Robert Charles Smith, II, MD
Thomas S. Williams, MD

New Resident Members:
Andrew Bearb, MD
Jordan Coffey, DO
Hieu Trong Do, MD
Jason Fong, MBBS
Dakota Johnson, MD
Elvira Kazemyan, MD
Morgan Kirkpatrick, MD
Sadichchha Parajuli, MD
Brian Secrest, MD
Akash Shah, MD
Lauren Tran, MD

New Student Members:
Hannah Bollich
Carolyn Brent
Matthew Cedro
Michael Chen
Caroline Virginia Crosby
Katy Gaspard
Vishwa Grant
Colby Hansen
Shivani Jain
Lana Kammerer
Kenna Leethy
Mallory Margaret Loe
Eva Mace
Taylor Prudhomme
Marissa Scott
Hunter J Smeltzer
Christina Thomas
Karin Videlefsky
Landon Waite
Ibifiri Wilcox
Kristen Lynn Williams

LSU Health New Orleans Rural Family Medicine Residency Program in Bogalusa is Seeking an Assistant Professor/Associate Professor
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC) Rural Family Medicine Residency program in Bogalusa, LA seeks a board certified/board eligible (or equivalent) family medicine physician for a faculty appointment with an opportunity for significant leadership role as appropriate.  The ideal candidate will bring specialty expertise and at least three years of documented educational and/or administrative experience, though this is not required.

St. Tammany Health System Seeking Family Medicine Residency Program Director
St. Tammany Health System (“STHS”) in collaboration with Ochsner Health (“OH”) is seeking a program director for a newly established Family Medicine Residency program with the first class of residents starting July 1, 2023.
LAFP Communications


Newsletter3The LAFP Weekly Family Medicine Update is an LAFP membership service intended to provide timely family medicine information to your e-mail inbox. The newsletter contains information about healthcare legislation, partnerships, conference opportunities and other need-to-know member news.



LAFP 50 coverLouisiana Family Doctor is LAFP's quarterly journal. Subject matter includes features on sports medicine, healthcare legislation, medical journal reviews as well as a range of other topics that affect family physicians.
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