Brian Harrell, MD, FAAFP
Dr. Harrell is originally from Lake Charles, LA. Much like many other people from this area, he grew up hiking, swimming, and fishing on the Calcasieu River and the other waterways surrounding this area. His parents were both educators within the public school system and were also the choir directors for their church. Many of his favorite memories from his childhood revolve around singing in the choir with his family and spending time with members of his faith community.
Upon graduation from high school he attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. He subsequently attended Texas A&M for medical school and elected to return home to Lake Charles for his residency training in Family Medicine. It was here that he found a passion for Sports Medicine after assisting with sideline game coverage for various high school and collegiate events. For this reason, he elected to pursue and eventually complete a Sports Medicine Fellowship with the Baton Rouge General Primary Care Sports Medicine Program.
He unsuccessfully attempted to escape the family business of education and began his teaching career in Graduate Medical Education with the residency that trained him—LSUHSC-N.O. in Lake Charles. Life would eventually lead him back to Baton Rouge where he became the Associate Program Director for the Sports Medicine Fellowship that previously trained him. He later became the Program Director for the Baton Rouge General Residency Program.
Although he loved his time in Baton Rouge, family would eventually call him home to Lake Charles. He currently teaches once again within the LSUHSC-N.O. program in Lake Charles and serves as the Associate Program Director in this residency program. He still enjoys singing in the choir and spending time with his extended family. He feels blessed to be a part of the formation of so many young physicians in our state. But he feels most blessed to be able to spend time with his wife, Lauren, and his three children: Emma, Louis, and David.
Vincent Shaw, MD, FAAFP
Dr. Shaw, A native of Opelousas, received his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Southern University A&M College and his Medical Degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He completed his Family Medicine Residency training at the Baton Rouge General Family Medicine Residency Program, and also completed a Sports Medicine Fellowship at LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans. He has been a faculty member for the Family Medicine Residency Program for 13 years and currently serves as the Program Director for Baton Rouge General’s Family Medicine Residency and Sports Medicine Fellowship Programs. Board Certified in Family Medicine with a Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Sports Medicine, Dr. Shaw also serves as a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army Reserve and is a team physician for Southern University and LSU.
Jason Schrock, MD
Jason Schrock M.D., a native of Louisiana, is a full-time primary care physician at Ochsner Medical Complex - Iberville. Dr. Schrock received his bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University and went on to earn his medical degree from American University School of Medicine in Saint Maarten. He completed his residency in Family Medicine at Baton Rouge General Medical Center. Dr. Schrock is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and a member of the Louisiana State Medical Society, The American Academy of Family Physicians and The Louisiana Academy of Family Medicine, where he served as the Louisiana Resident Delegate to the American Academy of Family practice in 2017. He is currently on the LAFP Board of Directors serving as District Director for area 6A.
Bryan Picou, MD, FAAFP
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 an Alternate Delegate to the AAFP Congress.
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, and President of the LAFP.