Dr. Qayyum
M. Tahir Qayyum, MD
President
 
 
Dr. Tahir Qayyum attended medical school at Army Medical College, Rawalpindi, Pakistan and completed his internship at Columbia Presbyterian College in New York. He completed a residency at LSU Family Medicine Residency-Monroe in Monroe, LA.

Dr. Qayyum, MD of Monroe has been in private practice for over 20 years. He provides the full-scope of medical care to close to 5000 patients between his two clinics in the rural community of Bastrop and Monroe. Dr. Qayyum also works tirelessly as an advocate of Family Medicine. He also is proudly involved in training family medicine residents and medical students from both LSU and Tulane.

Nationally he is co-chairman of Legislative/Advocacy Committee of APPNA (Association of Physician of Pakistani Descent of North America). On the State level; he has served in various roles on the LAFP Board of Directors, is a board member of LaFamPac and a member of the LAFP Legislative and Advocacy Committee. Locally, he is involved in health advisory committees providing his services for Legislators, local activist, and the general public.

He has been married to his wife, Jennifer, for over 28 years. She is an RN and works alongside him as his business manager. He has 2 children, Maira and Zaib, where both are following their father’s footsteps and pursuing a career in medicine.
 
 
Brown web 1Kenneth Brown, MD
President-Elect
 
Kenneth E. Brown, MD is a practicing Family Practitioner in Alexandria, LA. Dr. Brown graduated from University of Illinois College of Medicine in 2000 and has been in practice for 18 years. He completed a residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. He currently practices at Brian Clinic and is affiliated with Rapides Regional Medical Center.
 
BridgesRichard Bridges, MD
Vice-President
 
Dr. Bridges is from Amite, Louisiana and is currently employed at East Jefferson General Hospital in Metairie, LA.  He also the Chair of the Legislative and Advocacy Committee.  Dr. Bridges graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine in 2010 and has been in practice for 8 years. He completed a residency at Baton Rouge General Medical Center.
 
RL5A8376Mary Coleman, MD
Secretary
 
Dr. Mary Coleman is a family medicine doctor in New Orleans, Louisiana and is affiliated with Touro Infirmary. She received her medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years.  Mary Thoesen Coleman, MD, PhD is a seasoned educator, clinician, and administrator who has held previous positions as Assistant Family Medicine Residency Director at The Ohio State University, Medical Director of University Physicians Group, Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs in Family Medicine, Associate Dean for Curriculum at the University of Louisville, and Dean of the School of Medicine for Ross University. She was systems leader at the University of Louisville for its role as one of 22 participants in the Academic Chronic Care Collaborative. As part of that collaborative, a clinic transformed the care of a population of diabetic patients, resulting in improved hemoglobin A1cs, foot exams, and self-management. Dr. Coleman was principal investigator on a $450,000 grant funded by the Partnership for Quality Education, Robert Wood Johnson. (Interprofessional Ambulatory Primary Care Practice-Based Educational Program, J Interprofessional Care, 2007). She has initiated and developed Interprofessional clinical learning experiences in Louisville, Kentucky, Gales Point, Belize and Nairobi, Kenya. Dr. Coleman is a proponent of the Exemplary Care and Learning Site model which aims to have students learn how to deliver exemplary care in sites that are demonstrating patient centered values. Currently she directs a longitudinal clinical educational experience (2013 AAMC Clinical Care Innovation Challenge Award) in which an interprofessional team of learners provide diabetes care management.
 
Bryan PicouBryan Picou, MD
Treasurer
 
Bryan Picou, MD, is Family Physician who has been practicing in Natchitoches since 1988 as owner of the Family Medical Clinic of Natchitoches. Dr. Picou attended medical school at Louisiana State University in New Orleans, LA, and completed his residency at E.A. Conway Hospital in Monroe, LA, where he served as Chief Resident in from 1987-1988. He presently serves as a Preceptor for LSU Medical School New Orleans, Tulane Medical School and LSUHSC-Shreveport. He accepts students at all levels with in these schools. Dr. Picou has been a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians since 1985 and received the AAFP Degree of Fellow in 1996. Dr. Picou has served on the Louisiana Academy of Family Physicians' Operations Committee as well as was a founding member of the LaFamPac. In 2006, Dr. Picou was elected as LAFP President and in 2007, served as LAFP Foundation President. Dr. Picou is presently a Delegate to the AAFP Congress of Delegates.
 Foret
Christopher Foret, MD
Immediate Past President
 
Dr. Christopher Foret was born and raised in Franklinton where he attended Bowling Green School. He understood family medicine from his family, as the son of a rural family physician.  Dr. Foret graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine New Orleans in 1994 and has been in practice for 24 years. He completed a residency at Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina.
 
He is board certified in Family Medicine and is a member of the AAFP, AMA, Washington Parish Medical Society and St. Tammany Parish Medical Society.  Dr. Foret is serving as an associate physician at Family Medical Clinic of St. Tammany Parish Hospital.  
 
Dr. Foret is a member of Centenary United Methodist Church, serving as Liturgist since 2007 and on the Parish Pastoral Committee for several years. He is the son of Dr. Gerald and Gayle Foret of Franklinton and nephew of Judge Burton Foret.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

District Directors

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District 1 Director: Brandon Page, MD - New Orleans, LA
District 1 Alternate: 
Ronnie Slipman, MD - New Orleans, LA
District 2 Director:
Luis Arencibia, MD - Mandeville, LA
District 2 Alternate:
Ralph Cortes-Moran, MD - Metairie, LA
District 3A Director:
Jack Heidenreich, MD - Raceland, LA
District 3A Alternate:
Camille Pitre, MD - Larose, LA
District 3B Director:
Amanda Phillips-Savoy, MD - Lafayette, LA
District 3B Alternate:
Zeb Stearns, MD - Eunice, LA
District 4 Director:
Ricky Jones, MD - Shreveport, LA
District 4 Alternate:
Gregory Bell, MD - Coushatta, LA
District 5 Director:
James Smith, MD - Bastrop, LA
District 5 Alternate:
Euil Luther, MD - Monroe, LA
District 6A Director:
Jason Schrock, MD - Baton Rouge, LA
District 6A Alternate:
Carol Smothers-Swift, MD - New Roads, LA
District 6B Director:
Richard Bridges, MD - Amite, LA
District 6B Alternate:
Keisha Harvey, MD - Bogalusa, LA
District 7 Director:
Jason Fuqua, MD - Sulphur, LA
District 7 Alternate:
Andrew Davies, MD - Lake Charles, LA
District 8 Director:
Brian Picou, Jr., MD - Natchitoches, LA
District 8 Alternate:
Vacant
Directors at Large Director: Jody George, MD - Lake Charles, LA         
Alternate District Director at Large: Dianna Phan, MD - New Orleans, LA

AAFP Delegates
Delegates: Cissy Picou, MD - Natchitoches, LA                             Russell Roberts, MD - Shreveport, LA
Alt. Delegates: Bryan Picou, MD - Natchitoches, LA                      James Campbell, MD - Kenner, LA 

Resident Board Members
Representative: James Robinson, MD - Lake Charles, LA            
Alt. Representative: Drew Parks, MD - Baton Rouge, LA
 
Student Board Members
Representative:  Taylor Shepherd - Shreveport, LA       
Alt Representative: Keanan McGonigle - New Orleans, LA
 
 
 

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