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Reena Arcilla
Wound Care Nurse
Affinity Health Management Center

Reena Arcilla, RN, CWS, received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Manila Aguinaldo College in Manila, Philippines. She has over 23 years of experience and specializes in Wound Care and Foot Care. She is also a member of the American Board of Wound Management and Philippine American Association of Northeast Louisiana.


Kay Ashley
Behavioral Health Therapist
Affinity Behavioral Health

Kay Ashley, LCSW, received her Bachelor of Art in Psychology from Northeast Louisiana University (now ULM) and her Master of Social Work from the University of Southern Mississippi. She has over 30 years of experience as a Clinical Social Worker, providing care for serious mental illnesses and emotional and behavioral disorders as well as providing clinical supervision.


Zhi "Jenny" Baker
Physician Assistant
Affinity Ear, Nose & Throat Clinic

Zhi “Jenny” Baker, MPAS, PA-C, received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and her Bachelor of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Louisiana State University in Shreveport. Later, she earned her Master of Physician Assistant Studies from University of Nebraska Medical Center. She is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). She worked in Internal Medicine and Neurosurgery prior to joining Affinity ENT. Zhi is a member of American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), Louisiana Academy of Physician Assistants (LAPA), and The Society of Physician Assistants in Otorhinolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery (SPAO-HNS).


Laura Bates
Nurse Practitioner
Affinity Behavioral Health

Laura Bates, APRN, PMHNP-BC, received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Laura has 5 years of experience in nursing and specializes in Psychiatric/Mental Health. She is also a member of American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA).


Lauren Blackwell
Pharmacist
Health Risk Management


Karen Bounds
Licensed Professional Counselor
Affinity Behavioral Health


Kara Bradley
Nurse Practitioner
The Walk-In Clinic

Kara Bradley, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches and her Master of Science in Nursing from Northwestern State University in Shreveport. Kara has six years of experience as a staff nurse in critical care nursing. She is also a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.


Amy Branch
Pharmacist
Saint John Pharmacy

Amy Branch, RPh, earned her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Northeast Louisiana University (now ULM). She has over 15 years of experience as an infusion specialist as well as a long term care, nursing home and hospice consultant.


Cindy Brantly
Registered Dietitian
Affinity Health Management Center


April Brown
Physical Therapist
Affinity Health Management Center

April Brown, PT, DPT, MSCI received her Bachelor of Health Science from the University of Miami and her Doctor of Physical Therapy and Master of Science in Clinical Investigation from Washington University in St. Louis. April has over two years of experience with treating orthopedic and neurological conditions. She is also a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and Orthopedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association.


Kayla Brown
Pharmacist
Health Risk Management

Kayla Brown, PharmD, received her Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Kayla has over 8 years of experience and specializes in retail pharmacy and Medication Therapy Management (MTM).


Stacie Brown
Speech-Language Pathologist
Affinity Health Management Center


Dr. Kyle Bruyninckx
Internist / Pediatrician
The Medical Office of Mangham

Dr. Kyle Bruyninckx attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and graduated in Biological Sciences. He earned his Doctorate in Medicine at Louisiana State University Medical School in Shreveport, Louisiana and was a member of the national honor society AOA. His post Doctorate training was in the combined residency of Internal Medicine-Pediatrics at Louisiana State University Medical School in Shreveport, Louisiana where he was the chief resident his final year.


Elizabeth Butler
Pharmacist
Saint John Pharmacy

Elizabeth Butler, PharmD, received her Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and has over eight years of experience. Elizabeth specializes in retail pharmacy.


Margaret Butler
Foot Care Nurse
Affinity Health Management Center


Penny Cain
Nurse Practitioner
Affinity Complex Care

Penny Cain, RN, is a Nurse Practitioner. She received her Associate of Science from Louisiana Tech University and Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Regents College in New York. She then received her Master of Science from Grambling State University and her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is a member of Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners (LANP), American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and has 10 years of experience in her field.


Dr. John A. Califano
Urologist
Affinity Surgery Clinic

John Califano, M.D., received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Oregon State University and his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He completed his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, specializing in surgery and urology. Dr. Califano is Board Certified in Urology, and a member of the American Urologic Association and the Society of Government Service Urologists. He has over six years of experience as a Urologist.


Ryan Campbell
Physical Therapist
Affinity Health Management Center

Ryan Campbell, PT, DPT, received his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Master in Exercise Physiology from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Ryan received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Central Arkansas. He has over three years of experience assisting patients in various treatments and exercise. Ryan is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Orthopedic and Sports Section.


Yolanda Camper
Nurse Practitioner
ULM Health Clinic

Yolanda Camper, APRN, FNPC, received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Northwestern State University in Shreveport and her Master of Science in Nursing from Grambling State University. Yolanda has over 11 years of experience as a nurse practitioner. She is also a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and Louisiana Nurse Practitioner Association.


Sherrie Carr
Nurse Practitioner
Pediatrics Plus

Sherrie Carr, N.P., received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Northeast Louisiana University (now ULM) and her Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner at Grambling University. She has over 35 years of experience that includes training other nursing professionals while specializing in the care of women and children. She is a certified Nurse Practitioner in both Family Medicine and Pediatrics. Sherrie is also a member of the Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and American Nurses Association.


Dr. David Caskey
Cardiologist
The Heart Clinic

Dr. Caskey earned his Bachelor of Science from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and completed his Medical Degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana. He completed his internship at Confederate Memorial Hospital in Shreveport, Louisiana and residency in Internal Medicine at Earl K. Long Hospital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He completed his fellowship in Cardiology at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Caskey is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases and has been in practice for over thirty years.


Dr. Edward Coleman
Family Physician
The Medical Office at Regency

Dr. Coleman earned his Bachelor Degree in Pre-Med from Northeast Louisiana University in Monroe, Louisiana. He received his Medical Degree from the University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, Missouri. He completed his internship at Grand Prairie Community Hospital in Grand Prairie, Texas. His post-graduate training includes: Orientation to Flight Medicine, Emergency Medicine, service as an instructor in Emergency Medical Technician Course Training for the US Air Force. Dr. Coleman is Board Certified with the National Board of Examiners for Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons and the American Osteopathic Board of General Practice. He has worked for over twenty-five years as a physician. He is currently licensed to practice medicine in Louisiana and Arkansas and also has a current license with Texas Board of Medical Examiners.


Renee Coleman
Nurse Practitioner
Affinity Health Management Center

Renee Coleman, Family Nurse Practitioner, received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Alabama and her Master of Science in Nursing from Northwestern State University. Renee has over 27 years of experience and is a member of American Nurses Association and the Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners.


Elizabeth "Betsy" Copeland
Nurse Practitioner
Affinity Population Health

Elizabeth "Betsy" Copeland, APRN-BC, earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing from the Mississippi University of Women in Columbus, Mississippi. Betsy has over 14 years of experience as a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She has practiced in the areas of Nephrology, Chronic Pain Management, and Family Practice. She is also a member of the American Nurses Association and the Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners.


Emily Crooks
Nurse Practitioner
Affinity Population Health

Emily Crooks, RN, MSN, FNP-C, received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and her Master of Science in Nursing from Grambling State University. She has over 15 years of experience and specializes in family practice. Emily is also a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners.


David Culp
Nurse Practitioner
Affinity Population Health

David Culp, FNP, received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing and his Master of Science in Nursing from Grambling State University. David has over 13 years of experience and specializes in family practice. He is also a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners.


Ashley Davis
Nurse Practitioner
Affinity Population Health

Ashley Davis, FNP-BC, received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and her Master of Science in Nursing from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches. Ashley has eight years of nursing experience and is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.


Maryanne Davis
Nurse Practitioner
Affinity Pediatrics

Maryanne Davis, WHNP-BC/FNP-BC, received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Grambling State University and her Master of Science in Nursing from Northwestern State University in Shreveport and post-masters certificate from Grambling State University. Maryanne has over 15 years of experience as a Nurse Practitioner. She is board certified as Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner and board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.


Dr. Joseph Dean
Urologist
Affinity Urology Clinic

Dr. Joseph Dean, Jr. received his Bachelor of Science in Physics from Howard University in Washington D.C. and his Medical Degree from the LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans. He subsequently completed his Urology residency at Tulane University with a fellowship in kidney transplantation. Dr. Dean has over 30 years of experience and is a member of the American Urological Association, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and board certified by the American Board of Urology.


Katie Dean
Registered Dietitian
Affinity Health Management Center

Katie Dean, MS, LDN, RD, CDE, is a licensed nutritionist. She received her Bachelor of Science from Texas Christian University and Master of Science from Louisiana State University. She specializes in weight loss & nutrition counseling, as well as diabetes education. Katie is a member of the Louisiana Dietetic Association and the American Diabetes Association. Katie also volunteers for many organizations including: Salvation Army Soup Kitchen, Meals on Wheels, local food banks and numerous charity races.


Clyde Dearman
Pharmacist
Health Risk Management

Clyde Dearman, PharmD, is a licensed Clinical Pharmacist with Vantage Health Plan. He earned his Bachelor of Science from University of Louisiana at Monroe. He received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of Kansas. Clyde specializes in Tobacco Cessation counseling, Medication Therapy Management, and asthma treatment. He is also a member of the American Pharmacists Association and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. After Hurricane Katrina, Clyde volunteered his time and knowledge to provide disease management, counseling, supplies, patient care and emergency medications to evacuees.


Shane (Donald) Debnam
Nurse Practitioner
Affinity Industrial Medicine


Cindy Dement
Pharmacist
Health Risk Management

Cindy DeMent, RPH, earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Southern Mississippi and her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Northeast Louisiana University (now ULM). She has over 15 years of experience as a retail pharmacist.


Dr. Sreekanth Depa
Family Physician
The Walk-In Clinic

Dr. Sreekanth Depa received his Doctorate in Medicine from Kakatiya Medical College in India and is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. Dr. Depa has over 15 years of experience and is also a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians.


Donald Dozier
Pharmacist
Affinity Pharmacy at Oliver Road

Donald Dozier, RPh, received his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and has over 20 years of experience. He specialized in poison information and diabetes and asthma management.


Stephanie Durham
Speech-Language Pathologist
Affinity Health Management Center

Stephanie Durham is a Speech-Language Pathologist who received her Master of Science degree from the University of Louisiana at Monroe in 2009. She has worked in numerous health care facilities, where she has treated individuals with communication, speech, and swallowing disorders. As a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA), she enjoys helping individuals of all ages reach their goals and face any challenges with confidence.


Dr. Bonita Dyess
Pediatrician
Pediatrics Plus

Dr. Dyess is a graduate of Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. She earned her Medical Degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. She completed her residency in Pediatrics at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. She is a Board Certified Pediatrician with over 30 years of experience. She holds memberships with the American Academy of Pediatrics, Louisiana State Medical Society, and the Northeast Louisiana Pediatric Society.


Dr. Margot Eason
Pediatrician
Affinity Pediatrics

Dr. Margot Bell Eason earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Louisiana Tech University and her Doctorate of Medicine from LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport. Dr. Eason competed her residency in Pediatrics at LSU Health in Shreveport and is Board Certified in Pediatrics. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Louisiana Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics and the Louisiana State Medical Society. She is a member of the AAP sections on Child Abuse, Infectious Disease and Breastfeeding.


Lauren Erwin
Nurse Practitioner
Affinity Complex Care

Lauren Erwin, RN, MSN, ANP-BC, received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Birmingham-Southern College and her Master of Science in Nursing from Vanderbilt University. Lauren has over six years of experience and specializes in adult and geriatric primary care. She is a member of the Rotary Club of Monroe and the Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners.


Dusty Fallin
Pharmacist
Saint John Pharmacy

Dusty Fallin, PharmD, received his Bachelor of General Studies and Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Dusty is also a member of the American Pharmacists Association.


Alicia Fleming
Pharmacist
Health Risk Management

Alicia Fleming, PharmD, received her Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Alicia has over 10 years of experience in hospital and retail pharmacy and is certified in Medication Therapy Management (MTM).


Melissa Flemister
Nurse Practitioner
Green Meyers Family Practice Clinic

Melissa Flemister, APRN, FNP-C, received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and her Master of Science-Family Nurse Practitioner from Grambling State University. She has over 10 years of experience as a registered nurse in critical care settings. Melissa is also a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.


Tiffany Frost
Diabetes Educator / Foot Care Nurse
Affinity Health Management Center

Tiffany P. Frost, RN, CWCN, CFCN, received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of Arkansas – Monticello. She then attended the Medical University of South Carolina to received specialized training in Wound Care. Tiffany is Board Certified by WOCNCB as a Certified Wound Care Nurse and Certified Foot Care Nurse. She served for 5 years as Chair on the Certification Board's Exam Committee for the Certified Foot Care Nurse Exam. She is also a member of Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurse Society (WOCN) and American Association of Diabetes Educators(AADE).


Nicole "Nikki" Fuller
Nurse Practitioner
The Heart Clinic

Nicole “Nikki” Fuller, Nurse Practitioner, received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and her Master of Science in Nursing from Grambling State University. Nicole has 20 years of experience and is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners.


Lori Gaubert
Pharmacist
Health Risk Management

Lori Gaubert, PharmD, is a summa cum laude graduate from the University of Louisiana at Monroe with a Doctorate in Pharmacy. While obtaining her degree, Lori was named “Who's Who Among Colleges and Universities” and Miss ULM. She has over five years of experience as a hospital and clinical pharmacist where she reviewed charts for appropriate dosing, performed dosing calculations, and made recommendations regarding appropriate drug therapy. Lori is also a member of the Fifth District Pharmaceutical Association.


Dr. Sumatha Ghanta
Family Physician
Affinity Family Practice and Wound Care Clinic

Dr. Sumatha Ghanta earned her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree from Osmania Medical College at Hyderabad, India. She completed her internship and residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Monroe, Louisiana. She currently practices as a Family Physician. Dr. Ghanta is a member of Ouachita Parish Medical Society , Louisiana State Medical Society , American Medical Association and American Academy of Family Physicians. During her Medical education, she has volunteered as a Medical Examiner in the Indian National Games as well as with the National Polio Eradication Program.


Christina Gilbert
Exercise Physiologist
Affinity Health Management Center


Dr. Gregory Green
Family Physician
Green Meyers Family Practice Clinic

Dr. Gregory Green received his Bachelor of Science in Zoology from Louisiana State University and his Doctorate in Medicine from LSU Medical Center in Shreveport, Louisiana. Dr. Green completed his Residency in Family Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, Texas. He has over 25 years of experience and specializes in Family Medicine. Dr. Green is a member of the Ouachita Parish Medical Society, Louisiana Academy of Family Practice, Louisiana State Medical Society, and American Academy of Family Practice.


Marla Green
Respiratory Therapist
Affinity Population Health


Ryan Grimmett
Nurse Practitioner
The Medical Office

Ryan Grimmett, FNP, received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and Master of Science in Nursing from Grambling State University. Ryan has over twelve years of experience in Emergency Medicine. He is also a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.


Jordan Guillot
Wellness Program Coordinator
Affinity Health Management Center

Jordan earned his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and his Master of Science in Applied Exercise Physiology from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. He is certified by The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) as a Certified Exercise Physiologist (EP-C). Jordan has over five years of professional experience in the applied field, with three of those years concentrated on high-risk individuals and special populations.


Dr. Rajesh Gujjula
Family Physician
Affinity Family Practice and Wound Care Clinic

Dr. Rajesh Gujjula earned his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from Kakatiya Medical College in Warangal, Andhra Pradesh, India and his Master in Public Health from Eastern Kentucky University. Dr. Gujjula completed his residency at EA Conway Medical Center in Monroe, LA.


Suzette Gutter
Behavioral Health Therapist
Affinity Behavioral Health


Ashley Hale
Nurse Practitioner
The Medical Office of Mangham

Ashley Hale, FNP, received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing from Northwestern State University. She has over five years of experience in labor and delivery and dialysis. Ashley is also a member of Sigma Theta Tau, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), and Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners (LANP).


Barbara Harrison
Pharmacist
Affinity Pharmacy at Oliver Road

Barbara Harrison, PharmD, received her Bachelor of Science in Biological Science from McNeese State University and her Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Barbara has four years of experience and is familiar with a variety of pharmacy settings.


Ben Hayden
Nurse Practitioner
The Medical Office of Mangham

Benjamin W. Hayden, RN, MSN, APRN, NP-C, is a Family Nurse Practitioner with over seven years of experience. He received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and his Master of Science in Nursing from Grambling State University.


Erin Hayden
Nurse Practitioner
Affinity Population Health

Erin Hayden, FNP-C, received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Northeast Louisiana University (now ULM) and her Master of Science in Nursing from Grambling State University. She has over 20 years of experience and specializes in family practice. Erin is also a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.


Dr. Michael Hayward
Family Physician
The Medical Office North

Dr. Michael Hayward received his Bachelor of Arts from Northeast Louisiana University (now ULM) and his Doctorate in Medicine from the LSU Medical Center in New Orleans. He has over 19 years of experience as a Family Practice physician. Dr. Hayward is also a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Medical Association.


Dr. Miles Hilbun
Cardiologist
The Heart Clinic

Dr. Jeffery Miles Hilbun, Cardiologist, received his Bachelor of Science in Animal Biology from Louisiana Tech University and his Medical Degree from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport. He subsequently completed his Internal Medicine residency and Cardiology fellowship at LSU Health Sciences Center as well. Dr. Hilbun is a member of the American College of Physicians, American College of Cardiology, and the Louisiana State Medical Society.


Kristin Hill
Pharmacist
Affinity Pharmacy at Oliver Road

Kristin Hill, PharmD, received her Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. She has over 7 years of experience in a variety of settings such as retail, hospital, and disease management.


Dr. Stephen Houseworth
Orthopedic Surgeon
Affinity Orthopedic Clinic

Dr. Stephen Houseworth received his Bachelor of Science from the US Military Academy at West Point and Doctorate of Medicine from Emory University. He has over 30 years of experience and specializes in Orthopedic Sports Medicine as well as Knee and Shoulder Surgery. Dr. Houseworth was one of the first doctors from Northern LA to become certified in Orthopedic Sports Medicine. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and a member of the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, and Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy Association of North America, and the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine. Dr. Houseworth is also the only member of the highly selective International Anterior Cruciate Ligament Study Group from Louisiana and the ArkLaTex region.


April Howard
Nurse Practitioner
Affinity Pediatrics

April Howard, FNP-C, received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and Master of Science in Nursing from Grambling State University. April has over 10 years of experience and specializes in family practice. She is also a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and Louisiana State Board of Nursing.


Renee Huggins
Nurse Practitioner
The Heart Clinic


Dr. Lee Humble
Urologist
Affinity Urology Clinic

Dr. Lee Humble received his Bachelor of Science from Louisiana Tech University and his Medical Degree from the Louisiana State University School of Medicine. He completed his residency at the LSU Medical Center in Shreveport. Dr. Humble specializes in urological services with over 24 years of experience. He is also a member of the Southern Medical Association and American Urological Association.


Megan Hunt
Pharmacist
Saint John Pharmacy

Megan Hunt, PharmD, is a cum laude graduate from the University of Louisiana at Monroe with a Doctorate in Pharmacy. Megan has over seven years of experience and specializes in Medication Therapy Management and Immunizations.


Karen Jernigan
Pharmacist
Saint John Pharmacy

Karen Jernigan, PharmD, received her Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. She has over 14 years of experience and specializes in a variety of hospital and retail settings. Karen is also a member of the American Pharmacists Association.


Dr. Brad Johnson
Urologist
The Urology Clinic

Dr. Bradley Johnson received his Bachelor of Science from Louisiana State University and his Medical Degree from Louisiana State University Medical Center in Shreveport. Dr. Johnson specializes in urological services with over 16 years of experience. He is also a member of the American Urological Association, Louisiana State Medical Society, and Ouachita Medical Society.


Linda Johnson
Nurse Practitioner
The Walk-In Clinic

Linda Johnson, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Grambling State University and her Master of Science in Nursing from Northwestern State University. She has over 10 years of experience and specializes in emergency medicine. Linda is also a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioner, and Sigma Theta Tau.


Dr. Gary Jones
Family Physician
The Medical Office

Dr. Gary Jones received his Bachelor of Science degree from Northeast Louisiana University in Monroe, Louisiana (now ULM) and earned his Medical Degree from Louisiana State University Medical School in Shreveport, Louisiana. He completed his residency training at Louisiana State University Family Practice in Monroe, Louisiana. Dr. Jones is a Board Certified Family Physician with over 30 years of experience.

Dr. Jones is one of the founders of Vantage Health Plan, Inc. (Vantage) and has served as Vantage’s CEO and Medical Director since the company was founded in 1994. Vantage is a Louisiana-based Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) and is headquartered in Monroe with a satellite office in Shreveport. Vantage offers several affordable plans for employees and their families or Medicare members.

Affinity Health Group (Affinity), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Vantage Health Plan, is a physician group medical practice with clinics and staff who provide care from a pediatric level to home health, and everything in between. Others specialize in various areas that promote healthy lifestyle maintenance and changes, such as: nutritional services, diabetic treatment and medication reviews. These services are available at Affinity’s Case Management Clinics and Saint John Pharmacy.


Amber Kelly
Nurse Practitioner
Sampognaro Cardiovascular Clinic

Amber Kelly, BSN, RN, received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and Master of Science in Nursing from Northwestern State University. Amber has over five years of experience and specializes in Cardiology. She is a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Sigma Theta Tau International.


Dr. Ronald Koepke
Cardiologist
The Heart Clinic

Dr. Koepke earned his Bachelor of Science Degree at Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana and his Medical Degree from St. Louis University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the Charity Hospital of New Orleans, Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Koepke's Cardiology Fellowship was obtained at Tulane University Affiliated Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana. In his experience as a physician, Dr. Koepke has worked as Assistant Professor of Medicine-Cardiology at Tulane School of Medicine and was Past Chief of Staff at Glenwood and St. Francis Medical Center. He currently holds Board Certifications in Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine and memberships in several societies.


Brian Lamb
Occupational Therapist
Affinity Health Management Center

Brian Lamb, LOTR, received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. He has over 14 years of experience with concentration in geriatrics, neuromuscular re-education, and orthopedics. Brian is also a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association.


Tara LaSuzzo
Physical Therapist
Affinity Health Management Center

Tara LaSuzzo, Physical Therapist, earned her Bachelor of Science in Clinical Exercise Physiology from Mississippi State University and Master of Physical Therapy from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS. Tara has over 10 years of experience and specializes in orthopedic and spinal disorders.


Lynne LeBlanc
Clinical Social Worker
Affinity Behavioral Health

Lynne LeBlanc, LCSW-BACS, received her Bachelor of Art in Psychology from Northeast Louisiana University and her Master of Social Work from Grambling State University. She has over 19 years of experience and really enjoys working with children and teens. Lynne is a member of National Association of Social Workers.


Heather Lensing
Nurse Practitioner
Affinity Population Health

Heather B. Lensing, BSN, RN, MSN,NP-C,RNFA, received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing from Baylor University School of Nursing in Dallas, Tex. Heather has over 10 years of experience and currently specializes in family practice. Her past experience includes work as a registered nurse in obstetrics at Parkland Health and Hospital System in Dallas and providing care to adult neurosurgical and pediatric/adult orthopedic spine patients as a Certified Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA) in operating room settings. Heather is a licensed nurse practitioner in Louisiana and Texas. She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners.


Dr. Bart Liles
General Surgeon
Affinity Surgery Clinic

Dr. Bart Liles earned his Bachelor of Arts in History from Millsaps College in Jackson, MS. His MD was earned from the LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport. He interned and did his residency in General Surgery at LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport. Dr. Liles specializes in General Surgery, Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, and Bariatric Surgery. He is a member of the Louisiana State Medical Society and the Ouachita Medical Society.


Jill Lofton
Pharmacist
Saint John Pharmacy

Jill Lofton, RPh, is a Clinical Pharmacist who earned her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Northeast Louisiana University (now ULM). She has over 20 years of experience in retail and long-term care pharmacy as well as consulting.


Rayne Lowder
Nurse Practitioner
The Medical Office at Regency

Rayne Lowder NP-C, APRN, Post Cert-MSN, earned her Master of Science in Nursing as Nurse Educator and then a Post Master Certificate of Family Nurse Practitioner from Grambling. She is nationally certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Northeast Louisiana University (now ULM). She has over 10 years of experience as a surgery intensive care RN specializing in the care of critical ill / surgery and trauma patients. She also served as an Assistant Professor for the School of Nursing at ULM for 5 years. Rayne is a member of the Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners (LANP), American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN).


Dr. Alvaro Manrique
Electrophysiologist / Cardiologist
Internal Medicine Clinic

Dr. Alvaro Manrique received his Medical Degree from Santa Maria Catholic University in Arequipa, Peru. He has over 14 years of experience and specializes in general Cardiology and Electrophysiology, which is diagnosing and treating the electrical activities of the heart. Dr. Manrique is also a member of the Peruvian College of Physicians, American College of Cardiology, and the Heart Rhythm Society.


Emily Martin
Speech-Language Pathologist
Affinity Health Management Center

Emily Martin, MA, CCC-SLP, received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Disorders and Master of Speech-Language Pathology from Louisiana State University. Emily has over 5 years of experience treating adults and children with a variety of communication disorders. She is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the Louisiana Speech-Language-Hearing Association.


Dr. Charles Mason
Internist
Affinity Complex Care

Dr. Charles Mason received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and Doctorate of Medicine from the LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Mason has over 30 years of experience and is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.


Christina McCormick
Pharmacist
Health Risk Management

Christina McCormick, PharmD, is a clinical pharmacist for Vantage Health Plan as well as the Congestive Heart Disease Manager. She received her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Southern Arkansas University and her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. She is a certified Immunizer and certified in Medication Therapy Management (MTM ) with over five years of experience in Clinical Nutrition Support. Christina is also a member of the American Pharmacists Association and the Heart Failure Society of America.


Laura McDonald
Occupational Therapist
Affinity Health Management Center

Laura McDonald, LOTR/CRT, received her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Laura has over 10 years of experience and specializes in lymphedema therapy.


Kris McKown
Pharmacist
Saint John Pharmacy

Kris McKown, RPh, is a graduate of Northeast Louisiana University (now ULM) with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy. She has over 30 years of experience as a retail pharmacist assisting patients with prescription and over-the-counter medications in addition to her background as a long-term care consultant, specializing in drug utilization reviews. Kris is APhA-certified in both MTM and immunization and is a member of the Fifth District Pharmaceutical Association.


Wendi McVay
Nurse Practitioner
Affinity Population Health

Wendi McVay, FNP, received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Grambling State University and her Master of Science in Nursing from Northwestern State University. Wendi has over 17 years of nursing experience. She is also a member of the Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners.


Dr. Stuart Melton
Family Physician
Affinity Family Practice and Wound Care Clinic

Dr. Melton earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biological Sciences (Magna Cum Laude) from the University of Louisiana at Monroe in Monroe, Louisiana. He earned his Medical Degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana. He completed his internship and residency at LSU-Monroe E.A. Conway Family Practice in Monroe, Louisiana. He is Board Certified and currently practices as a Family Physician. Dr. Melton holds membership to the following societies: American Academy of Family Practice, American Medical Association and the Louisiana State Medical Society.


Dr. Owen Meyers
Family Physician
Green Meyers Family Practice Clinic

Dr. Owen Meyers received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Mississippi College in Clinton, Mississippi. He received his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Mississippi in Jackson, Mississippi, and completed his Internship and Residency training in Family Medicine at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama where he served as Chief Resident. He has 30 years of experience in primary care and is Board Certified in Family Medicine with extensive training and special interest in medical weight loss. Dr. Meyers is a member of the Ouachita Parish Medical Society, Louisiana State Medical Society and American Academy of Family Practice. He is a physician advisor to Center for Medical Weight Loss, a national organization dedicated to training physicians in medical weight loss. He pursues medical research serving as a principal investigator for Clinical Trials of America and as a sub-investigator working with Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge.


Dr. Chuck Morgan
Internist
Affinity Complex Care

Dr. Charles (Chuck) Morgan received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Rice University in Houston and his Medical Degree from Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. Dr. Morgan is Board Certified in Internal Medicine as well as Hospice and Palliative Medicine with over 25 years of experience. He is also a member of the American Diabetes Association.


Dr. Paul Murphy
Urologist
Affinity Urology Clinic

Dr. Paul Murphy, Urologist, received his Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from Louisiana State University and his Medical Degree from the LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport. He subsequently completed his Urology residency at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center in Memphis. Dr. Murphy is also a member of the American Medical Association and American Urological Association.


Tommie Nolan
Wound Care Nurse
Affinity Family Practice and Wound Care Clinic

Tommie Nolan, RN, BSN, WOC, is Affinity’s Wound Care Nurse who specializes in diabetic, pressure, arterial and venous ulcers, ostomy, continence and diabetic foot care. She received her Bachelor of Science from Northeast Louisiana University (now ULM) in Monroe, LA. At Emory University, Tommie earned her specialty in Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing. Tommie has treated lower extremity and diabetic wounds for over 15 years.


Dr. Joel Norris
Otolaryngologist
Affinity Ear, Nose & Throat Clinic

Dr. Joel W. Norris received his Bachelor of Science from Northeast Louisiana University (now ULM) and his Doctorate in Medicine from LSU-Shreveport. He completed his Residency in Otolaryngology at the University of Alabama in Birmingham and is currently certified with the Board of Otolaryngology. He is also a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and American Rhinologic Society.


Aimee Oldham
Nurse Practitioner
The Medical Office North


Jennifer Paine
Nurse Practitioner
Affinity Population Health

Jennifer Paine, APRN, FNP-C, received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and Master of Science in Nursing from Grambling State University. Jennifer has over 10 years of experience and specializes in Family Practice. She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.


Karen Parker
Nurse Practitioner
Affinity Complex Care


Anthony Perkins
Nurse Practitioner
The Heart Clinic

Anthony Perkins, FNP-BC, APRN received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Atmospheric Sciences from Northeast Louisiana University and Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. He earned his Master of Science in Nursing from MUW in Columbus, Mississippi. He was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. As a Registered Nurse, he worked in the emergency departments at St. Francis Medical Center and E.A. Conway as a Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN). He is certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Anthony is a member of the American Nurses Association (ANA), Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners (LANP), Texas Nurse Practitioners (TNP), and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).


Dr. Lorra Pettit
Audiologist
Affinity Ear, Nose & Throat Clinic

Lorra Pettit, Au.D., CCC-A, received her Clinical Doctorate in Audiology from Central Michigan University/Vanderbilt University in 2003 and her Master of Arts in Audiology from the University of Memphis in 1991. She has over 26 years in the clinical and academic field. Dr. Pettit is licensed by the Louisiana Board of Examiners’ for Speech Pathology and Audiology (LBESPA) and certified by the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA). Dr. Pettit is also a member of ASHA and the Louisiana Speech and Hearing Association (LSHA).


Amy Pruden
Nurse Practitioner
Affinity Family Practice and Wound Care Clinic

Amy Pruden, FNP, is a Registered Nurse with 10 years of experience in treating acute and chronic illnesses. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and her Master of Science in Nursing from Northwestern State University. Amy is also a member of American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.


Dr. Roy Ragsdill, Jr.
Psychiatrist
Affinity Behavioral Health

Dr. Roy Ragsdill received his Bachelor of Arts in History from Little Rock University (now University of Arkansas at Little Rock) and his Medical Degree from University of Arkansas. He completed his residency at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Ragsdill has over 40 years of experience and specializes in Psychiatry. He is also a Diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, former Medical Director for Northeast Louisiana Human Services Authority, as well as former Director of Forensic Psychiatry/Chief Executive Officer at Arkansas State Hospital.


Dr. Robert Raulerson
Family Physician
The Medical Office

Dr. Raulerson earned his Bachelor Degree in Chemistry from Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama and his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Miami in Miami, Florida. He completed his internship in General Surgery at LSU Affiliated Hospitals in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dr. Raulerson has over twenty years of experience as an Emergency Medicine Physician. He has held positions at several hospitals in Northeast Louisiana including Morehouse General, Lincoln General, Glenwood Medical Center, St. Francis and LSUHSC at Monroe. He is currently a Primary Care Physician.


Savannah Ray
Nurse Practitioner
Affinity Population Health

Savannah Ray, NP, received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Nursing from Grambling State University. Savannah has over four years of experience and is a member of the Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.


Brittany Reeves
Pharmacist
Health Risk Management

Brittany Reeves, Pharm D, received her Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of Louisiana at Monroe . She has over five years of experience in retail pharmacy, as well as experience as a hospital pharmacist. Brittany is licensed to practice pharmacy in both Louisiana and Arkansas. She is a member of the American Pharmacists Association.


Courtney Reeves
Pharmacist
Health Risk Management

Courtney Reeves, PharmD, received her Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Courtney has over four years of experience and specializes in retail and hospital pharmacy. She is also a member of the American Pharmacist Association.


Dr. Julia Rodgers
Internist
Affinity Complex Care

Dr. Julia Rodgers received her Bachelor of Science from Louisiana Tech University and her Medical Degree from the LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans. She completed her Residency with the Methodist Health System in Dallas, Tex., and specializes in Internal Medicine. She is also a member of the Ouachita Medical Society and American Mensa.


Christina Ross
Nurse Practitioner
Green Meyers Family Practice Clinic

Christina Ross, FNP-C, earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and her Master of Science in Nursing from Grambling State University. Christina has over five years experience as a Registered Nurse and specialized in Obstetrics. She is also a member of Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.


Dr. Theresa Ross
Family Physician
The Medical Office

Dr. Ross graduated from the University of Mississippi “Ole Miss” School of Nursing with a BSRN. She later earned her Medical Degree from Louisiana State University Medical School in Shreveport, Louisiana. She completed her residency at E.A. Conway Memorial Hospital in Monroe, Louisiana. Dr. Ross worked at Sterlington Memorial Hospital before going into private practice in Monroe and later moving her practice to West Monroe, Louisiana. Dr. Ross currently practices in Family Medicine. She is the mother of three wonderful young adults and grandmother of four beautiful granddaughters.


Danny "Bo" Ryals
Nurse Practitioner
Sampognaro Cardiovascular Clinic

Danny (Bo) Ryals, NP, received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Northeast Louisiana University (now ULM) and his Master of Science in Nursing from the Mississippi University for Women. Danny has over 10 years of experience and specializes in family medicine. He is also a member of the American Nurses Credentialing Center.


Dr. Greg Sampognaro
Cardiologist
Sampognaro Cardiovascular Clinic

Dr. Greg Sampognaro received his Bachelor of Science from Northeast Louisiana University (now ULM) and his Doctorate of Medicine from LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans. He completed his Residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and then completed his Cardiology Fellowship at Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation in New Orleans. From there, Dr. Sampognaro completed his Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Dr. Sampognaro is board certified in Cardiovascular Diseases and Interventional Cardiology with over 14 years of experience. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and Fellow of the Society of Coronary Angiography and Intervention.


Dr. Michael Sampognaro
Internist
Sampognaro Internal Medicine

Dr. Michael Sampognaro received his Bachelor of Science from Northeast Louisiana University (now ULM) and his Doctorate of Medicine from LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans. He completed his Residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock and has over 25 years of experience.


Alison Sanford
Physical Therapist
Affinity Health Management Center

Alison Sanford PT, DPT, received her Bachelor of Science from Louisiana Tech University. Alison earned her Master of Science in Physical Therapy and Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Texas Woman’s University. She has over five years of experience in physical therapy. Alison is also a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and Louisiana Physical Therapy Association.


Dr. Walter Sartor
General Surgeon
Affinity Surgery Clinic

Dr. Walter Sartor earned his Bachelor of Science and Medical Doctorate from Tulane University. He completed his residency in General Surgery at the University of Maryland. Dr. Sartor is a board certified general surgeon with over 16 years of experience. Dr. Sartor has trained in advanced laparoscopic procedures and robotic surgery. He is sought out as a general surgeon for reflux procedures as well as a full spectrum of other surgical procedures. Since 2003 he has offered weight loss surgery to Northeast Louisiana. In 2007, he saw the need for a comprehensive weight loss surgery program and opened the Louisiana Center for Weight Loss surgery, which has since become an ASMBS Center of Excellence, the first and only one in Northeast Louisiana. He was the first to offer sleeve gastrectomy in North Louisiana in 2008 and continues to provide quality care with a low complication rate. Dr. Sartor has served as chief of surgery at Monroe Surgical Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center. He is a member of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. He is also a member of the Ouachita Medical Society and the Louisiana state chapters of ACS and ASMBS. Dr. Sartor and his family are an active part of our local community, hosting many charity benefit events.


Dr. Patrick Smith
General Surgeon
Affinity Surgery Clinic

Dr. Patrick Smith received his Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from Louisiana State University and his Doctorate of Medicine from LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport. Dr. Smith specializes in General Surgery and is a native of Monroe, La.


Dr. William Smith
Internist
Internal Medicine Clinic

Dr. William Smith received his Bachelor of Science from Louisiana State University and his Medical Degree from Tulane University. Dr. Smith has over 30 years of experience and specializes in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease.


Dr. Clemens Soeller
Orthopedic Surgeon
Affinity Orthopedic Clinic

Dr. Clemens Soeller received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Louisiana State University and his Medical Degree from the LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans, where he also completed his residency. Dr. Soeller has over 14 years of experience and specializes in hip replacements.


Erika Spencer
Nurse Practitioner
The Medical Office at Regency

Erika Spencer, APRN,FNP-C, received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of Louisiana at Monroe and her Masters of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner from Mississippi University for Women. She has over 14 years of experience in nursing, with 6 years as a family nurse practitioner. Erika is certified through American Nurses Credentialing Center and a member of Sigma Theta Tau.


Mark Stephens
Nurse Practitioner
The Walk-In Clinic

Mark Stephens, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from LSU’s School of Nursing in New Orleans. He earned his Master of Science in Nursing from Grambling State University. Mark has over 10 years of experience as a staff nurse as well as experience managing ER operations. He is also a member of the Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners (LANP).


Matilda Stephens
Nurse Practitioner
The Medical Office North

Matilda Stephens, NP, has over 6 years of experience as a Nurse Practitioner. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and her Master of Science in Nursing from Grambling State University. Matilda is also a member of Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners and American Association of Nurse Practitioners.


Jessica Stewart
Nurse Practitioner
Affinity Population Health

Jessica Stewart, FNP-C, received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and Master of Science in Nursing from Northwestern State University. Jessica has over 16 years of experience and specializes in family care. She is certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.


Sharlene Sullivan
Nurse Practitioner
The Walk-In Clinic


Dr. H.G. (Van) Taliaferro
Otolaryngologist
Affinity Ear, Nose & Throat Clinic

Dr. H.G. (Van) Taliaferro received his Doctorate in Medicine from LSU-New Orleans. He completed his Residency in Otolaryngology at LSU Medical Center in Shreveport and is currently certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology. He is a member of the Louisiana State Medical Society and the Ouachita Parish Medical Society.


Dr. Anuradha Thadur
Internist
The Walk-In Clinic

Dr. Anuradha Thadur earned her Bachelor of Education in Biology from Gautami College in Hyderabad, India and her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research in Pondicherry, India. Dr. Thadur received her Doctorate of Internal Medicine from the LSU Health Science Center in Shreveport, La. She has over three years of experience in Internal Medicine and is a member of the American Medical Association and American College of Physicians.


Dr. Trishna Thapa
Family Physician
The Walk-In Clinic

Dr. Trishna Thapa earned her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from Rajshahi Medical College at Rajshahi University in Bangladesh and her Doctorate in Medicine from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, Louisiana. She specializes in Family Medicine and is a member of the Louisiana Academy of Family Practice and the American Academy of Family Practice.


Lee "Wally" Thomas
Physician Assistant
Affinity Orthopedic Clinic

Lee “Wally” Thomas, Jr., received his Bachelor of Science in Education from Henderson State University and Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Harding University. He has over 8 years of experience and specializes in Orthopedics. Wally is also a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.


Dr. Pavana Tirumanisetti
Family Physician
The Walk-In Clinic

Dr. Pavana Tirumanisetti earned his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from Siddhartha Medical College, Andhra Pradesh, India. He completed his residency at E.A. Conway Medical Center in Monroe, Louisiana. Dr. Tirumanisetti is also a member of A.P.State Medical Council.


Kevin Tompkins
Pharmacist
Saint John Pharmacy

Kevin Tompkins, PharmD, received his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. He has over 10 years experience in the hospital and retail setting.


Garey Trisler
Respiratory Therapist
Affinity Population Health


Erin Turner
Nurse Practitioner
Affinity Population Health


Seth Turner
Pharmacist
Health Risk Management

Brennan “Seth” Turner, PharmD, is a magna cum laude graduate from the University of Louisiana at Monroe with his Bachelor of Science in Biology and Doctorate in Pharmacy. Seth specializes in Medication Therapy Management.


Dr. Subodh Uprety
Family Physician
The Walk-In Clinic

Dr. Subodh Uprety earned his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from Mymensingh Medical College in Bangladesh. He completed his residency in Family Medicine at E.A Conway Medical Center in Monroe, Louisiana, and Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at University Medical Center in Lafayette, Louisiana. Dr.Uprety is a member of the Louisiana Academy of Family Practice, The American Academy of Family Physicians and The American Geriatrics Society.


Stacy Webb
Nurse Practitioner
Pediatrics Plus

Stacy Webb, APRN, CPNP, received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. She went on to earn her Master in Nursing Education from the University of Phoenix and Master of Science in Nursing-Pediatric Nurse Practitioner from Grambling State University. Stacy is a member of the Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners (LANP) and National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners (NAPNAP) and also volunteers with her church.


Janis Webber
Diabetes Educator / Foot Care Nurse
Affinity Health Management Center

Janis Webber, RN, CWCN, CFCN, received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Northeast Louisiana University (now ULM) in Monroe, Louisiana. She then attended the Medical University of South Carolina to receive specialized training in wound care. She is a Certified Diabetes Educator, Certified Foot Care Nurse, and Certified Wound Care Nurse. She has been providing diabetes education for over 30 years and diabetic foot care for over 15 years.


Dan Weeks
Certified Exercise Physiologist
Affinity Health Management Center

Dan Weeks received his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Health from the University of Texas at Austin and his Master of Science in Kinesiology from Louisiana Tech University. Dan is a Certified Exercise Physiologist with over four years of experience. He is also a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) where he is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).


Cynthia “Cindy” West
Registered Dietitian
Affinity Health Management Center

Cynthia “Cindy” Fisher-West, M.Ed., RDN, LDN, is a Registered Dietitian who received her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and Mater of Education in Guidance and Counseling from Northeast Louisiana University (now ULM). Cindy has over 29 years of experience and specializes in in Geriatric Nutrition, Eating Disorders, Weight Management as well as Cardiac, Renal and Diabetes Management. She is also a member of the American Dietetic Association and the Northeast Louisiana Dietetic Association.


Larry Weston
Pharmacist
Saint John Pharmacy

Larry Weston, R. Ph., received his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. He has over 35 years of experience and specializes in retail pharmacy.


Kami Wiedeman
Nurse Practitioner
Sampognaro Cardiovascular Clinic

Kami Wiedeman, NP, received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and her Master of Science in Nursing from Grambling State University. Kami has over 13 years of experience and specializes in cardiology. She is also a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners.


Emily Willard
Nurse Practitioner
The Heart Clinic

Emily Willard, FNP-C, received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from LSU Health Science Center in New Orleans and her Master of Science in Nursing from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, La. Emily is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioner and the Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners.


Angel Williams
Nurse Practitioner
The Medical Office

Angel Williams, Ed. D. is a family nurse practitioner with 14 years of experience. Angel earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and her Master of Science in Nursing from Grambling State University. She later obtained her Doctorate in Education from Grambling. Angel is a certified tobacco treatment specialist from the University of Mississippi. She is a member of the Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence.


Dr. Norman Williams
Family Physician
The Walk-In Clinic

Dr. Norman Williams received his Bachelor of Arts from Louisiana State University and Doctor of Medicine from the LSU Medical Center in Shreveport, La. Dr. Williams has over 24 years of experience and specializes in Family Practice.


Laura Willsher
Nurse Practitioner
The Medical Office

Laura Willsher, Ed.D, APRN, BC, earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Northeast Louisiana University (Now ULM), her Master of Science in Nursing at Northwestern State University, post masters FNP from Mississippi University for Women and Educational Doctorate Ed.D. from Grambling State University. She has over 34 years of nursing experience including Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care Units, home health and currently practices as a family and pediatric nurse practitioner. She also serves as an Assistant Professor of Graduate Nursing at Grambling State University. Laura is a member of the Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners (LANP), American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) and National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners (NAPNAP). She is also a volunteer (VIP) for the Cerebral Palsy of Louisiana Telethon and is on the Board of Directors for Med Camps of Louisiana.


Roger Wilson
Physician Assistant
Affinity Industrial Medicine

Roger Wilson graduated from Louisiana State University and is a licensed Occupational Therapist (LOTR). He spent many years in a local orthopedic surgeon’s office as the clinical Occupational Therapist before attending Physician Assistant School at LSU Medical Center in Shreveport. Upon completing his studies as a PA-C, Roger returned to Monroe and began practicing with a local Neurosurgeon as a Neurosurgical Physician Assistant. Roger has over 16 years of experience in Occupational Therapy, Orthopedics and Neurosurgery. In 2008, he joined Jim in the Industrial Medicine setting as the primary clinical provider for the area’s industry leader in Industrial Medicine.


Ashley Wiltcher
Nurse Practitioner
Affinity Population Health

Ashley Wiltcher, Nurse Practitioner, received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Louisiana at Monroe in 2007 and her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Cincinnati in 2016. She is an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner board certified by the American Nursing Credentialing Center. Ashley has over 10 years of experience. She is also a member of Louisiana State Nurses Association and American Nurses Association.


Amanda Wood
Registered Dietitian
Affinity Health Management Center

Amanda Wood, RD, LDN, is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian with over 20 years of experience. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from Louisiana Tech University. Amanda specializes in nutrition therapy for diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, intestinal disorders and weight management.


Dr. David Yarbrough
Family Physician
The Medical Office North

Dr. Yarbrough earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Pre-Med from Northeast Louisiana University and his Medical Degree from Louisiana State University. He completed his internship and residency at E.A. Conway Memorial Hospital in Monroe, Louisiana. Dr. Yarbrough is Board Certified and is currently a member of the Louisiana Academy of Family Physicians, Ouachita Parish and Louisiana State Medial Societies, and the American Academy of Family Physicians.


Emi Yelverton
Nurse Practitioner
The Walk-In Clinic


Dr. Nancy Zukowski
Pediatrician
Pediatrics Plus

Dr. Zukowski earned her Bachelor Degree in Biology and Psychology from the State University of New York at Binghamton in Binghamton. She earned her Medical Degree from State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse. She completed her residency training at the University of South Florida's All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg. Dr. Zukowski is Board Certified with over 15 years of experience as a pediatrician.

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