Richard Bridges, MD, FAAFP
Dr. Bridges is from Amite, Louisiana and is currently employed at East Jefferson General Hospital in Metairie, LA. Dr. Bridges received his bachelor’s degree in microbiology and a Masters of Natural Sciences from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. He then completed a bachelor’s in Medical Technologies from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, LA. He graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and completed his residency in family medicine at the Baton Rouge General Family Medicine Residency Program in 2014.
Dr. Bridges is an active member of American Academy of Family Physicians, Louisiana Academy of Family Physicians (where he serves as Vice-President and Director of Legislative Affairs) and Louisiana State Medical Society. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Family Medicine and a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. In his free time he enjoys LSU sporting events, cooking, hunting, fishing, and most of all spending time with his wife and two young daughters.
Kenneth Brown, MD, FAAFP
Immediate Past President
Kenneth E. Brown, MD is a practicing Family Practitioner in Alexandria, LA. Dr. Brown is the oldest son of Dr. William and Barbara Brown and was raised in Arthur, IL, a small farming community in Central Illinois. Dr. Brown graduated from University of Illinois College of Medicine in 2000 and has been in practice for 17 years. He completed a residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Alexandria Family Medicine Residency Program.
Dr. Brown was accepted into both the Illinois Farm Bureau’s Rural Illinois Medical Student Assistance Program Scholarship (RIMSAP) and the Rural Medical Education Program (RMED) which carried obligations to return to Illinois to practice for at least 5 years. He also a recipient of the Illinois Department of Public Health Scholarship for the last 3 years of his medical school training, and it also had a service obligation for him to return to Illinois to practice. After practicing in Illinois for 9 years and serving the medical needs of the residents of St. Joseph, Tuscola, and his hometown of Arthur, he returned to the Bayou State and has no plans to leave.
He is currently a partner at the Brian Clinic in Alexandria and Chief Deputy Coroner of Rapides Parish. While practicing in Illinois he served on the Illinois Academy of Family Physicians’ Public Health Committee and the Practice Transformation Committee. He quickly established connections with the Louisiana Academy of Family Physicians shortly after returning to Louisiana. He has served at the Committee level, and he has served as District 8 Director, Vice President, President-Elect, and President of the LAFP.
District 1 Director: Brandon Page, MD - New Orleans, LA
District 1 Alternate: Ronnie Slipman, MD - New Orleans, LA
District 2 Director: Luis Arencibia, MD, FAAFP - Mandeville, LA
District 2 Alternate: Ralph Cortes-Moran, MD, FAAFP - 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, FAAFP - Lafayette, LA
District 3B Alternate: Zeb Stearns, MD - Eunice, LA
District 4 Director: Joe Nida, MD, FAAFP - Minden, LA
District 4 Alternate: Cara Permenter, MD - Shreveport, LA
District 5 Director: Euil Luther, MD, FAAFP - Monroe, LA
District 5 Alternate: Rhiju Poudel, MD, Monroe, LA
District 6A Director: Jason Schrock, MD - Baton Rouge, LA
District 6A Alternate: Ubaid Abbasi, MD - Baton Rouge, LA
District 6B Director: Brian Callihan, MD - Hammond, LA
District 6B Alternate: Emilio Russo, MD, FAAFP - Bogalusa, LA
District 7 Director: Jason Fuqua, MD - Sulphur, LA
District 7 Alternate: Danette Null, MD - Lake Charles, LA
District 8 Director: Brian Picou, Jr., MD - Natchitoches, LA
District 8 Alternate: Micah Pippin, MD - Alexandria, LA
Directors at Large Director: Jody George, MD - Lake Charles, LA
Alternate District Director at Large: Dianna Phan, MD - New Orleans, LA
Delegates: Bryan Picou, MD, FAAFP - Natchitoches, LA James Taylor, Jr., MD, FAAFP - Zachary, LA
Alt. Delegates: Wayne Gravois, MD - Zachary, LA Jonathan Hunter, MD, FAAFP - Alexandria, LA
Resident Board Members
Representative: Danielle Pawlichuk, MD - Alexandria, LA
Alt. Representative: Chris Van Hise, MD - Metairie, LA
Student Board Members
Representative: Arden LaGrone - New Orleans, LA
Alt Representative: Katie Adler - New Orleans, LA