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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 April:

New Active Members:
Samer Bakhos, MD
Teresa Elena Hamm, MD
Jolie May LeBlanc, MD
Larry Lee Montgomery, MD, FAAFP
New Resident Members:
Michael Ascuitto, MD
Jeffry Jense Benjamin, MD
Ashley Billings, MD
Lois Buller, MD
Johnny Campbell, DO
Robert Campbell, MD
Earl M Clark, MD
Kathryn Cooper, DO
Stephen Finney, MD
Amy Galiano, MD
Brittany Woods Harvey, MD
Joni Kay, DO
Jaden Michael Kifer, MD
Kayleigh Lejeune, MD
Kaitlinn Patricia Macieiski, MD
Drew Newberry, MD
Thai Nguyen, MD
Benjamin Ozbun, MD
Pratik Patel, MD
Devin Petrone, MD
Travis Phipps, MD
Julissa Placencio, MD
Victoria Reyes, DO
Ronak Shah, MD
Magaly Sotres, MD
Nathan Sugarman, MD
New Student Members:
Blake Boudreaux
Scott Brimley
James Caldwell
Brett Campbell
Shai Chazin
Lauren Cooper
Nicholas Culotta
William Read Founds
Dan Frechtling
Judy Fustok
Sonora Gennarelli
Joseph Grace
Caroline Granruth
Sam Guba
Lindsay Herndon
Andrew Hinkle
Carrie Huang
Amy Hui
Taryn Jurgensen
Mychajlo Kosyk
Todd Lambert
David Lyle
Andrew McGehee BS, MSBS
Madison Meyer
Rebecca Moreci
Clairissa Mulloy
Oluchi Nwosu
Sagar Patel
Hirni Patel
Lizbeth Perez
Lindy Robichaux-Edwards
Gabrielle Sanford
Quinn Smith
Thomas Strobel
Catie Westfall
Madushani Wijetunge
Brooke Wilmore
Johnny Wong
Nicolas Zaunbrecher
Tyler Zeoli

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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