Meet the Faculty at Lake Charles Memorial / LSUHSC Family Medicine Residency Program
LCMH/LSUHSC FMRP is proud of our ability to provide excellence in education
for medical students. This is due in part to our amazing faculty members.
Keep reading to learn more about the team that makes our residency program
Danette Null, MD, Program Director, Associate Clinical Professor of Family Medicine
Dr. Null is from DeRidder, LA and graduated from McNeese State University
in Lake Charles and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
in Shreveport before completing her Family Medicine residency at Naval
Hospital Pensacola in Pensacola, FL. She is board certified in Family
Medicine and is a diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine.
She served her country in the United States Navy for 7 years and had an
appointment as Assistant Professor of Family Medicine with the Uniformed
Services University of the Health Sciences prior to coming to LCMH/LSUHSC
FMRP. She was part of the teaching faculty at Naval Hospital Pensacola
FMRP from 2004-2008. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family
Physicians as well as the National Institute for Program Director Development.
Her memberships include the Academy of Family Medicine Residency Directors,
American Academy of Family Physicians, the Louisiana Academy of Family
Physicians, the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology,
the Louisiana State Medical Society, the Calcasieu Parish Medical Society,
and the Christian Medical/Dental Association. Dr. Null enjoys all aspects
of Family Medicine with special interest in women’s health and dermatology.
Alan L. LeBato, MD, Associate Clinical Professor of Family Medicine
After graduating from Louisiana State University Medical School in Shreveport,
Dr. LeBato served as a resident at W.O. Moss Regional Hospital and was
chief resident in his third year. He served ten years in private practice
in all forms of family medicine in Sulphur, LA, and earned his board certification
in Family Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians
as well as the National Institute for Program Director Development. His
memberships include the Academy of Family Medicine Residency Directors,
American Academy of Family Physicians, and the Louisiana Academy of Family
Physicians. Dr. LeBato has served as residency program director since
1997 and with the American Board of Family Medicine as diplomate since
1996. Dr. LeBato was chosen as one of Louisiana’s top doctors in
Family Medicine by surveys of his peers conducted for Louisiana Life magazine.
E. Jay Soileau, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Family
Dr. Soileau is a LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans graduate who completed
his Family Medicine residency at W.O. Moss Regional Hospital. This was
followed by an Adolescent Medicine fellowship at The Children's Hospital
of Birmingham and the University of Alabama School of Medicine at Birmingham
for two years. He is board certified in Family Medicine and in Adolescent
Medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine and in Addiction Medicine
by the American Society of Addiction Medicine. He has focused his medical
career on a variety of growth disorders as well as pre-pubescent mood
disorders and anxiety disorders and learning problems such as ADHD.
Bryan G. Barootes, MD, Associate Clinical Professor of Family Medicine
After graduating from Canada's University of Saskatchewan, Dr. Barootes
finished the resident program at Vancouver General Hospital in British
Columbia and the Plains Health Center in Regina, Saskatchewan in Family
Medicine. For a while, Dr. Barootes owned a private Sports and Family
Medicine practice in Canada. He also played a big role in Sports Medicine,
serving as president for the Sports Medicine & Science Council of
Canada. He has been a long-standing member of the Canadian Academy of
Sports Medicine’s Board of Directors. He was team physician for
the University of Regina, Canada's National Women's Volleyball
Team, and the Saskatchewan Roughrider Football Club of the Canadian Football
League. Dr. Barootes is certified in Family Medicine and has a Sports
Medicine diploma from the Canadian Academy of Sports Medicine. After moving
to the United States, he served as team physician at Illinois State University,
Illinois Wesleyan University, and McNeese State University in Lake Charles
as well as diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine. His focus
includes sports-related concussions, injury prevention programs, treatment
of injuries, and drug education.
Tuananh Pham, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Family Medicine
Dr. Pham is board certified in Family Medicine. Since 2005, he served with
the Family Medical Center in Natchez, Mississippi, after a period of time
spent at the South Cameron Memorial Hospital Emergency Department. Dr.
Pham received his degree from LSU in Baton Rouge and LSU Health School
of Medicine in Shreveport, and then completed his residency at our very
own LCMH/LSUHSC FMRP.
Bradley Loewer, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Family Medicine
Dr. Loewer graduated LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport, and finished
his residency as chief resident in his third year at LCMH/LSUHSC FMRP.
From 2006 to 2013, he was the emergency room director at W.O. Moss Regional
Hospital. At that point, he became part of our faculty. He has focused
his medical career on mission medical work and helping patients in underprivileged
communities of Southwest Louisiana. He is a member of the Christian Medical/Dental
Association. Married with four kids, Dr. Loewer is heavily involved in
his church, but when he needs a little down time he loves to golf and fish.
Brian Gamborg, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Family Medicine
A former Olympian, Dr. Gamborg received his medical degree from the University
of Saskatchewan and completed his Family Medicine residency at Regina
General Hospital. Prior to joining LCMH/LSUHSC FMRP, he had a private
Family Medicine practice in Sulphur, LA. He has over 25 years’ experience
in caring for patients in both outpatient and hospital settings. The 6-foot,
4-inch Gamborg joined the Canadian Men’s Olympic Volleyball Team
in 1977. The team was training, traveling and getting ready to qualify
for the 1980 Moscow Olympics, but as history tells us, the U.S. and Canada
decided to boycott the Moscow games. He left the team in 1979 and went
to medical school.
Brian Harrell, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Family Medicine
Dr. Harrell is a native of Lake Charles. He received his bachelor’s
in zoology from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and his medical
degree from Texas A&M College of Medicine in College Station. His
postgraduate training in Family Medicine was completed at LCMH/LSUHSC
FMRP in Lake Charles, where he served at the Calcasieu Community Clinic
for the working poor. He did his fellowship in Sports Medicine at Baton
Rouge General. Before coming back to Lake Charles Memorial, Dr. Harrell
was the Program Director of the Baton Rouge General Family Medicine Residency
Program as well as the Associate Program Director for their Primary Care
Sports Medicine Program. He is a member of the American Academy of Family
Physicians, Louisiana Academy of Family Physicians, American Medical Society
of Sports Medicine, American College of Sports Medicine, Calcasieu Parish
Medical Society, and Catholic Medical Association.
Caroline Courville, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Family Medicine
Originally from Lafayette, Dr. Courville received her undergraduate degree
in biological sciences from Loyola University in New Orleans and her medical
degree from the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.
She then went on to complete her residency in pediatrics at the University
of Alabama at Birmingham, where she also served as an instructor of pediatrics.
She is board certified in pediatrics and is a member of the American Academy
of Pediatrics. Dr. Courville is a physician leader in asthma quality improvement
and has done research in smoking cessation. She has given presentations
on the effects of environmental tobacco smoke exposure.
David DeWitt, D. Min., Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science
Reverend DeWitt serves an important spiritual role on our faculty. He went
to Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky, where he received
his master's in divinity in 1985. He later obtained his doctorate
in health care ethics from the Graduate Theological Foundation in 1997
in Donaldson, Indiana. His residency in clinical pastoral education took
place in Alexandria, Louisiana in 1990 at the Veteran's Administration
Hospital. For 15 years, he was the director of pastoral care at Lake Charles
Memorial; now he is a full-time member of our faculty at LCMH/LSUHSC FMRP.
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Family Medicine Residency Program, or answers to any other questions,
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