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Family Physician of the Day

The LAFP is asking its members to sign up to be "Family Physician of the Day" at the capitol during the 2024 Legislative Session. Session will convene Monday, March 11, 2024, and will adjourn on Monday, June 3, 2024. We need volunteers for 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Thursday on select dates.

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2024 Dues Renewals

Continue to be apart of like-minded individuals, access to evidence-based content that provides the latest for your specialty and have a voice that continues to fight for what family medicine needs. Ready to Renew? Say yes to another year of everything the LAFP offers!

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Member of the Month
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Rosa DeSha Folgar, MD

Dr. Folgar completed medical school at LSU Health Shreveport and residency at the Lake Charles Family Medicine Residency Program.  She is currently practicing at Ochsner Baton Rouge Primary Care in the Lifestyle, Wellness and Weight Management Clinic. She is board certified in Family Medicine, Obesity and Lifestyle Medicine.

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Life Membership


  • Members who have continued membership for a minimum of 20 years and who meet one of the following requirements:
    • Age 70 or over.
    • Completely retired from the practice of medicine.


  • Life members shall be given privileges of the floor of the General Assembly without the right to vote, not be entitled to hold office in the LAFP and have a voice in standing committees.

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AAFP Privileges

  • May vote and have floor at Assembly.
  • May not hold office.

Continuing Study Requirements

  • None

General Membership Information

Transfers from one classification to another must be approved by the LAFP chapter. For more information on transferring into this category, please contact the Contact Center at (800) 274-2237 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

LAFP Membership

LAFP membership is unified, which means that members are required to belong to the national AAFP and to the LAFP chapter. The AAFP has a chapter for each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Uniformed Services, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Members are also required to belong to a local chapter, if one exists in their area.
LAFP membership makes it convenient for LAFP members to access relevant information and focused resources right where you live and work. The LAFP offers local to network, mentor, volunteer, take a leadership role, and get involved in the LAFP/AAFP.
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News & Info

The LAFP Welcomes New Members

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

New Active Members:
Leno H. Congtang, MD
Courtney Arianne Washington, DO
Yihong Zheng, MD
New Student Members:
Aizaz Ahmad
Alexis Aleman
Breonna Arvie
Christian Bonner
Tasfiqul Chowdhury, MS
Claire Crosby, BSN
Jessica Dang, MS
Summer Leigh Didier
Katherine Marie Eagan, MS
Ian Farrow
Ravali Polala Goen
Kaitlyn Hall
Alexandra Lorayne Hebert
Nicholas Henderson
Christopher Warren Honore, MS
Amanda Celina Husein
Abby Johnson, MS
Nicole Levine
Patrick J. McCarty
Reagan McKnight
Morni Modi, MS
Matthew L. Moore, MS
Jony Munholland
Katelyn Norse
Sai Sravya Pochana
Luke M. Poche
Samantha Ratakonda, MS
Camille Rosson
Marissa Steinberg
Jolan Taylor
Samantha Anne Valaitis
Meghan Waite
Sharonda Washington
Amelia Whitney
Blake Shawn Williams, MA
Austin Woosley

LSUHSC Department of Family Medicine in Lake Charles is Seeking an Assistant Professor/Associate Professor
The LSUHSC Department of Family Medicine is seeking a Board Certified/Board Eligible (or equivalent) Family Medicine physician for an academic faculty appointment with the Family Medicine Residency Program in Lake Charles, LA. Appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor (non-tenure, clinical track) and is commensurate with physician’s credentials and experience. The ideal candidate will have previous academic experience with obstetric skills, though not required.

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 faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor (non tenure, clinical track). 

LSU Health New Orleans Seeking Assistant Professor or Associate Professor
The LSUHSC Department of Family Medicine is seeking a Family Medicine physician for an academic faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor.

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