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Dr. Braden graduated from University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine in 1997 and has been in practice for 21 years.  He completed his residency from Little Rock Family Medicine Residency and is affiliated with Ochsner Medical Center Baton Rouge. 




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Faculty Opening in Alexandria Family Medicine Residency Program
Position Number: PSN 28285 & 27370
Salary: To be Determined
 LSU Health Shreveport Department of Family Medicine and Comprehensive Care at the Alexandria Family Medicine Residency Program, Alexandria, LA.
Closing Date: Open until filled
Job Summary: As a member of the faculty at the LSUHSC-S Family Practice Residency in Alexandria, Louisiana, you will be expected to precept residents and students, complete evaluations on residents and medical students, be actively involved in continuing education sponsored through the Family Practice Clinic, give and support didactic lectures through the Family Practice Clinic, and generally support the mission and goals of the Family Practice Residency in inpatient and outpatient medicine in Central Louisiana. Your duties and responsibilities may require travel to and from additional LSUHSC-S clinics in Louisiana. The distribution of your duties will remain flexible and as directed by the Program Director and the Chairman of the Department of Family Medicine.

The LAFP Welcomes New Members

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

New Active Members:
Alex Michael Anderson, MD
Jevin Marc Bordelon, MD
Troy Donald Guidry, MD
Allison Dee-Parkman Jones, MD
Mark Anthony Portacci, MD, FAAFP
Trishna Thapa, MD, MBBS
Subodh Bhakta Uprety, MD

New Resident Members:
Swetha Balli, MD, MBBS
Obioma I. Ilouga, MD, MBBS
Avilasha Jha, MD, MBBS
Sylvester Yari Mapoh, MD, MHP
Bhavani Merugu, MD, MBBS
Phi Vu Hoang Nguyen, MD
Niruban Nirthananthan, MD
Sultan M. Shah Rehmanny, MD
Vrishali Suman, MD
Sangita Yadav, MD, MBBS

New Student Members:
Saira Amjed
Casey Marie Dyer Babcock
Jamie Bolden
Naomi Breckon
Connor Beau Burkett, BS
Michael John Caire
Brian Vincent Closs
Zakari Dymock, BS
David Feinswog
Ellen E. Foster
Kaley Laurence French
Austin Govero
Joseph Hanthorn
Stephanie Kay Heer, RN
Steven Heer
Katherine Hobbs
Christian Hochhalter
Hailey Hogan
Kyle A. Jones
Sam Kaplan
Hani Khadra
Naseem Khorram
Laura Kobashigawa
Jeremy Joseph Krumholt
Joan Lien
Hannah Lo
Maghfour Maghfour
Colleen Elizabeth McDermott, MS
Karina Mehta
Jeff Oser
Jessica Raines
Amit Reddy
Jack Schirmer
Gabe Stapleton
Sharis Steib
Kevin Swan
Sidrah Ali Syed
Chloe Alexandra Thomas
Brandon Toy
David Tran
Alexander Wang
Adithya Yadalam

Performance Improvement Activities Approved for ABFM Continuing Certification Credit-20 Points

The ABFM’s PRIME Support and Alignment Network, in collaboration with the University of Colorado-Denver, Department of Family Medicine’s e-Learning team have leveraged the power of Bodenheimer’s 10 Building Blocks of Primary Care and best practices from the landmark, federal Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative to help you improve in three areas:

  • Person- and Family-Centered Care
  • Cost and Value of Care
  • Care Across the Medical Neighborhood

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Annals of Family Medicine Call for Papers: Learning From Practice Transformation

We know many practices are participating in practice transformation efforts and have been recognized as exemplar practices in the LAFP membership. The ABFM, via its role as a Support and Alignment Network for the TCPI, is sponsoring a special issue of the Annals of Family Medicine focused on sharing lessons in practice transformation. The Annals link can be found here

Papers are due August 31st and publication is anticipated in June of 2019.

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