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Monday, August 08, 2011 - Memorial Hospital Welcomes New Family Medicine Residents

Lake Charles Memorial Hospital proudly welcomes eight new physicians to the Memorial/LSU Health Sciences Center Family Medicine Residency Program. The selected residents were among applicants across the country who participated in the National Residency Matching Program.

The 2011 first year residents are: Stewart Greathouse, M.D. of Lake Charles, Ashley Greenman, M.D. of Lake Charles, Jason Hagen, M.D. of Ragley, David Landry, M.D. of Moss Bluff, Spencer Launey, M.D. of Ville Platte, Micah LeLeux, M.D. of Moss Bluff, Ben Proctor, M.D. of New Iberia and Amy Soileau, M.D. of Basile.  The group is scheduled to graduate from the Memorial/LSUHSC Family Medicine Residency Program in June of 2014. 

Drs. Greathouse, LeLeux and Soileau are graduates of LSUHSC-New Orleans School of Medicine; Drs. Greenman, Hagen, Launey and Proctor are graduates of LSUHSC-Shreveport School of Medicine and Dr. Landry is a graduate of St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies. 

These physicians will spend the next three years focusing on all areas of Family Medicine.  Intense training will be provided within the sponsoring medical institution, Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, and in outpatient clinics.  Residents will also provide medical care for patients at Moss Regional Medical Center.  

The Family Medicine Residency Program began in January 1995. This community-based program was granted provisional accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) in January 1996, and full accreditation in January 2002.  The program has remained fully accredited since that time and received a 5 year continuing accreditation in April 2009, the longest cycle approved by the ACGME. 

Since the program’s inception, 71 medical school graduates have selected Lake Charles, Louisiana as their residency training site. Of the 71 graduates of the residency program, 47 are currently practicing in Louisiana cities, including: Lake Charles, Sulphur, DeRidder, Jennings, Opelousas, Rayville, Cutoff, Crowley, New Iberia, Springhill, Alexandria, Monroe, Mandeville, Baton Rouge and Walker.  Others are practicing in Mississippi, New York, West Virginia, Colorado, Tennessee, Texas, Nevada, Oregon, Florida and New Mexico. 

The Memorial/LSUHSC Family Medicine Residency Program faculty includes Alan LeBato, M.D., program director and assistant professor of Clinical Family Medicine; Earl J. Soileau, M.D., assistant professor of Clinical Family Medicine; Bryan Barootes, M.D., associate professor of Clinical Family Medicine; Danette Null, MD, assistant professor of Clinical Family Medicine; Tuananh Pham, M.D., assistant professor of Clinical Family Medicine; and Reverend David DeWitt, Chaplain. The program is also supported by a part-time physician faculty that includes: Mark Dawson, M.D., MBA, David L. Dobbins, M.D., PhD, Susan Drez, M.D., Bradley Loewer, M.D., Jamal Saqer, M.D. and Patrick Unkel, M.D.  In addition to the faculty members, dozens of local medical specialists dedicate their time and energy precepting the residents throughout the three-year training period.  

The Memorial/LSUHSC Family Medicine Clinic is located at 1525 Oak Park Boulevard in Lake Charles.  Same day appointments are available. To schedule an appointment, call (337) 494-6767.   

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