Executive Committee:

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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.

Kenneth Brown

Kenneth Brown, MD
President-Elect

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 now President of the LAFP for 2020-2021.

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Wayne Gravois, MD
Secretary

A Louisiana native, Dr. Gravois attended LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans. He completed his Family Medicine Residency at Earl K. Long Hospital in Baton Rouge. He practiced for 28 years at Zachary Family Practice in Zachary, Louisiana before joining the residency program in 2012. Dr. Gravois served as president of the Louisiana Academy of Family Physicians (LAFP) in 2000 and continues to serve on the LAFP Foundation and legislative committees. He has been very active in anti-tobacco campaigns and education. In 2009, the LSU Health Sciences Center voted him AOA Preceptor of the year. Dr. Gravois is married and has one daughter and son-in-law.

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Bryan 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 an Alternate Delegate to the AAFP Congress.

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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 21 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, St. Tammany Parish Medical Society and State of Louisiana Patient Compensation Fund Oversight Board Member.  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.

Board of Directors Members:

 LAFP Member    Nichole Guillory, MD, MPH
 LAFP Member    Rachel Kermis, MD
 LAFP Member    Vincent Shaw, MD
 Lay Member    Ramsey LeBlanc
 Lay Member    Kim Gassie
 Lay Member    Athena Fredrick
 Lay Member    Susan Carter
 
 

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