Program Director: Luke Baudoin, MD
Program Coordinator: Shamekia Gardner
1501 Kings Highway, Shreveport, LA 71130
P. O. Box 33932, Shreveport, LA 71130-3932
Phone Number: (318) 675-8695
Fax Number: (318) 675-7950
The Family Medicine Residency Program at LSU Health Shreveport is a university based program that incorporates community affiliated training. We boast several nationally known family medicine teachers on our faculty and have produced many graduates who practice in every type of setting. Our outstanding faculty has varied interests, which allows residents to participate in several areas of special interest, such as sports medicine, health promotion, rural medicine, and geriatrics.
Our primary goal is to produce family physicians who are competent in traditional, technical, and psycho-social aspects of family medicine. In addition to the traditional areas of medicine, we emphasize procedural training appropriate for family physicians, to enable them to utilize all of the technology available in modern medicine to serve their patients well. We also train our residents to take care of their patients within the context of the family system. The relationships they develop with individual patients and patient families are emphasized as an important source of information, a valuable therapeutic tool, and a source of a satisfying and enjoyable practice experience. As a graduate of our program, you can expect to become a competent family physician, prepared for a wide range of practice settings, including small towns, larger metropolitan areas, or academic medicine. You can expect to be prepared to meet the challenges of the continuously changing medical practice settings of the future.
The Family Medicine Residency Program at LSU Health Shreveport, School of Medicine in Shreveport offers all of the advantages of a university based program and also has excellent community based training. This somewhat unusual combination of both university and community rotations allows us to utilize the very best of both settings and is a basic strength of our program. Other strengths include a large, diverse Family Medicine faculty and a superb group of residents who have built a reputation of excellence at LSU Health Shreveport.