ForetChristopher Foret, MD
President
 
Dr. Hunter graduated from LSU Medical School – New Orleans in 2000. After completion of his family practice residency at LSUHSC Family Practice Residency in Alexandria, LA, Dr. Hunter became a family physician at The Brian Clinic. Dr. Hunter has served his country as a Major in the Louisiana Army National Guard, where he has been awarded numerous prestigious awards. He currently serves at the medical director for Crossroads Regional Hospital, Thompson Home Health and Oasis Hospice. He is a Utilization Physician Advisor and Employee Health Physician for Rapides Regional Medical Center as well as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine for LSU Health Sciences Center all while serving as Deputy Coroner for Rapides Parish.   Dr. Hunter is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and currently serves on the LAFP Foundation Board of Directors. Dr. Hunter is married and has two beautiful children: Grayson and Avery.

Qayyum webTahir Qayyum, MD
President-Elect
 
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.
 
Dr. Gravois
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.
 
 
Bryan Picou
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.
 
15 1025Jonathan Hunter, MD
Immediate Past President 
 
Dr. Hunter graduated from LSU Medical School – New Orleans in 2000. After completion of his family practice residency at LSUHSC Family Practice Residency in Alexandria, LA, Dr. Hunter became a family physician at The Brian Clinic. Dr. Hunter has served his country as a Major in the Louisiana Army National Guard, where he has been awarded numerous prestigious awards. He currently serves at the medical director for Crossroads Regional Hospital, Thompson Home Health and Oasis Hospice. He is a Utilization Physician Advisor and Employee Health Physician for Rapides Regional Medical Center as well as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine for LSU Health Sciences Center all while serving as Deputy Coroner for Rapides Parish.   Dr. Hunter is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and currently serves on the LAFP Foundation Board of Directors. Dr. Hunter is married and has two beautiful children: Grayson and Avery.

 

 

Other Board Members:

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

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