Dr. Hemanth Kilaru presented a grand rounds case for the LAFP Regional meeting in Shreveport in September 2021.
The Family Medicine Residency Program of LSU Health Shreveport in Monroe utilizes a unique combination of resources. Family Medicine is the only primary care residency based at this facility. This leads to the opportunity to learn by doing rather than learning by observation. In the long run, we believe that physicians are most comfortable with those things which they have learned by doing.
A second strength of the program is the diversity of faculty. The Family Medicine Department is composed of Board Certified Family Physicians. The close personal and working relationships between faculty and the residents create a milieu which is conducive to medical education. The residency plays an integral role in the provision of health care to a medically underserved population of more than 300,000. There is a tremendous opportunity to see a diversity of pathology in the full spectrum of its clinical stages.
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Family Medicine Clinic in Monroe
The Family Medicine Clinic at Ochsner LSU Health Monroe Medical Center was opened in 1983. With over 10,100 square feet, it provides a spacious, well-designed area for efficient family medical care. 1,500 patients are seen each month in this clinic. Patient examining rooms, laboratory facilities, and a comfortable waiting area are located on the ground floor level. Full-time faculty offices, the OLH-M Medical Library, and a classroom are located on the second floor of the building.
The Clinic plays an integral role in the Family Medicine Residency Program and is the major component of the educational experience in longitudinal family medicine. Here residents care for families during all three years of training. Residents are given increasing responsibility and independence as they mature and advance through their training. Patient numbers are scheduled commensurate with resident experience.
Routine office procedures performed at the Clinic include:
- IV Therapy
- Administration of Blood Products
- Prenatal and Post-Partal Care
- Diabetes Testing, Counseling, and Follow-up
- Diabetic Foot Clinic
- Wart/Mole removal
Family Medicine Clinic also supports a daily "walk-in" clinic.
The Ouachita Medical Society awarded its annual F.D. Mistry Legacy Scholarship for 2021 to Drs. Yousaf Khan and Kapil Pokharel.
Dr. Rashmi Sharma has earned a spot in the Seamar Family Medicine OB Fellowship in Maryville, Washington for the upcoming year.
Dr. Yousaf Khan was awarded a scholarship to attend the Family Medicine Advocacy Summit in Washington DC this spring. He visited with the Louisiana legislative delegation about important concerns for organized medicine and patient rights. Dr. Khan has also been elected as an alternate delegate for the Louisiana Academy of Family Physicians annual assembly to be held in New Orleans in August 2022, and served as an alternate delegate to the National Conference for Medical Students and Residents in 2021.
Monroe is just a 1 1/2 hour drive from Shreveport to the Northeast corner of Louisiana in Ouachita Parish. From the 2,000 year old Poverty Point, to the historic museums, family friendly festivals ... to the 1,800-acre, cypress-studded waters and trails of Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
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