Baudoin Luke 300 01The LAFP Member of the Month is a forum to recognize and highlight our members. We hope you enjoy learning about fellow members both on a personal and professional level. LAFP is proud to recognize Dr. Luke Baudoin.
Dr. Luke Minao Baudoin is a native of Okinawa, Japan. After graduating from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, he attended LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport. He completed his residency in family medicine in 1995 and joined the faculty where he served for eight years. For the next eight years he developed a successful solo practice as a small-town doctor in Plain Dealing where he enjoyed seeing infants to geriatrics for routine care, acute care and injuries before bringing his skills back to the residency in 2011. Dr. Baudoin is the Program Director, Department of Family Medicine Residency Program – Shreveport and a Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Comprehensive Care.

Get to Know Dr. Baudoin

Tell us about your family.
I have three adult children and 35 residents.
Do you remember your personal statement from medical school, and how does that compare to where you are today?
My personal statement mentioned that my mother passed away from cancer when I was in the first grade, and that I wanted to be like the doctor that treated her. Today, I strive to show compassion to my patients while giving them the best care possible.

Why did you choose family medicine, and what’s your favorite aspect of it?
I chose family medicine because of the wide variety of patients and procedures that we are able to do and that is still what keeps me wanting to get back to work each morning.
What one word or phrase characterizes your style of family medicine?
Relaxed. I present myself that way to help calm the anxious, comfort the fearful and to help disarm the angry.
What is the best experience you have had throughout your career?
Becoming a part of a community and building relationships with multiple generations of families.
What is the most important quality a family physician should have?
Humility. I need to be able to admit when I’m stumped. I make time for patients even when I feel that I don’t have time and they never know the difference.
LAFP’s Member of the Month program highlights Louisiana family physicians in LAFP Weekly Family Medicine Update and on the LAFP website. We feature a biography and a Q&A with a different LAFP member each month and his or her unique approach to family medicine. If you know an outstanding family physician colleague who you think should be featured as a Member of the Month or if you’d like to tell your own story, nominate yourself or your colleague by contacting by contacting Ragan LeBlanc via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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