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Vincent Shaw, MD, FAAFP

Dr. Shaw, A native of Opelousas, received his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Southern University A&M College and his Medical Degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He completed his Family Medicine Residency training at the Baton Rouge General Family Medicine Residency Program, and also completed a Sports Medicine Fellowship at LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans. He has been a faculty member for the Family Medicine Residency Program for 13 years and currently serves as the Program Director for Baton Rouge General’s Family Medicine Residency and Sports Medicine Fellowship Programs. Board Certified in Family Medicine with a Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Sports Medicine, Dr. Shaw also serves as a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army Reserve and is a team physician for Southern University and LSU.

Casey 300 2 01Lisa Casey, MD

Dr. Lisa Arceneaux Casey is a Louisiana born and Louisiana educated Family Medicine Physician. She was raised in Metairie, LA and attended high school at St. Mary’s Dominican High School, graduating in 1996. She completed her undergraduate studies in Biology, Chemistry, and Psychology in 2000 at the University of New Orleans. Dr. Casey received her medical doctorate from LSU Health Sciences Center in 2005. She then matriculated through the East Jefferson General Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program. Following her graduation in 2008, Dr. Casey served as a faculty member for the residency until 2014 when she took over as Program Director. She served in this position until 2021 when she returned to clinical practice. Since then, she now serves as Ochsner/STHS Family Medicine Residency Program Director. 
Dr. Casey is board-certified in Family Medicine and Obesity Medicine and serves as a board member on the Louisiana Academy of Family Physicians (LAFP), the Medical Association of Southeast Louisiana (MASELA), and Jefferson Parish Medical Society (JPMS).  Her professional interests include obesity, resident education, and legislative advocacy. In her free time, Dr. Casey enjoys spending time with her two children, traveling, reading murder mysteries and playing board games.

Bridges web 01Richard Bridges, MD, FAAFP

Dr. Bridges is from Amite, Louisiana and is currently employed at East Jefferson General Hospital in Metairie, LA. Dr. Bridges received his bachelor’s degree in microbiology and a Masters of Natural Sciences from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. He then completed a bachelor’s in Medical Technologies from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, LA. He graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and completed his residency in family medicine at the Baton Rouge General Family Medicine Residency Program in 2014.

Dr. Bridges is an active member of American Academy of Family Physicians, Louisiana Academy of Family Physicians (where he serves as Vice-President and Director of Legislative Affairs) and Louisiana State Medical Society. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Family Medicine and a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. In his free time he enjoys LSU sporting events, cooking, hunting, fishing, and most of all spending time with his wife and two young daughters.

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Dr. O’Neal is the Program Director of the Family Medicine Residency in Monroe. Before transitioning to academic medicine, she enjoyed working in the private sector for 2 decades. Dr. O’Neal has also served as a full-time Associate Professor of Clinical Family Medicine, Emergency Department, core faculty for Department of Family Medicine, Assistant Clerkship Director for the third-year medical students, and Associate Program Director, Department of Family Medicine. 

Dr. O’Neal has 3 children. Jamie is the oldest and lives in Lafayette with her husband, Myles. Her son, Frankie is in the military, stationed in North Carolina. Her youngest is Lauren, who lives in West Monroe and is pursuing a degree in healthcare administration. She has 3 grandchildren, Jude, Hunter and Ava. 

Her hobbies include horseback riding, especially dressage. She and her daughter, Lauren, share a beautiful American Paint Horse named George. George has been shown in Hunter classes and both competed in Schooling Dressage Shows in South Louisiana for several years. Dr. O’Neal has a love of travel with Antarctica, Machu Picchu and the Galapagos Islands as the “coolest” places on her list of destinations visited.

Bryan Picou SrBryan Picou, MD, FAAFP

Bryan Picou, MD, is Family Physician who has been practicing in Natchitoches since 1988 as owner of the Family Medical Clinic of Natchitoches. Dr. Picou attended medical school at Louisiana State University in New Orleans, LA, and completed his residency at E.A. Conway Hospital in Monroe, LA, where he served as Chief Resident in from 1987-1988. He presently serves as a Preceptor for LSU Medical School New Orleans, Tulane Medical School and LSUHSC-Shreveport. He accepts students at all levels with in these schools. Dr. Picou has been a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians since 1985 and received the AAFP Degree of Fellow in 1996. Dr. Picou has served on the Louisiana Academy of Family Physicians' Operations Committee as well as was a founding member of the LaFamPac. In 2006, Dr. Picou was elected as LAFP President and in 2007, served as LAFP Foundation President. Dr. Picou is presently a Delegate to the AAFP Congress of Delegates.

Brian Harrell

Brian Harrell, MD, FAAFP
Immediate Past President

Dr. Harrell is originally from Lake Charles, LA. Much like many other people from this area, he grew up hiking, swimming, and fishing on the Calcasieu River and the other waterways surrounding this area. His parents were both educators within the public school system and were also the choir directors for their church. Many of his favorite memories from his childhood revolve around singing in the choir with his family and spending time with members of his faith community.

Upon graduation from high school he attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. He subsequently attended Texas A&M for medical school and elected to return home to Lake Charles for his residency training in Family Medicine. It was here that he found a passion for Sports Medicine after assisting with sideline game coverage for various high school and collegiate events. For this reason, he elected to pursue and eventually complete a Sports Medicine Fellowship with the Baton Rouge General Primary Care Sports Medicine Program.

He unsuccessfully attempted to escape the family business of education and began his teaching career in Graduate Medical Education with the residency that trained him—LSUHSC-N.O. in Lake Charles. Life would eventually lead him back to Baton Rouge where he became the Associate Program Director for the Sports Medicine Fellowship that previously trained him. He later became the Program Director for the Baton Rouge General Residency Program.

Although he loved his time in Baton Rouge, family would eventually call him home to Lake Charles. He currently teaches once again within the LSUHSC-N.O. program in Lake Charles and serves as the Associate Program Director in this residency program. He still enjoys singing in the choir and spending time with his extended family. He feels blessed to be a part of the formation of so many young physicians in our state. But he feels most blessed to be able to spend time with his wife, Lauren, and his three children: Emma, Louis, and David.

Dr. Harrell will be forever grateful for the help of so many people throughout his journey within medicine. He looks forward to serving as the President of the LAFP this year, and humbly asks for your prayers for support and guidance. He believes the future is extremely bright for the LAFP and asks for continued blessings upon its members and its endeavors.

LA Map with All Districts

District Directors

District 1 Director: Brandon Page, MD - New Orleans, LA
District 1 Alternate: Ronnie Slipman, MD - New Orleans, LA
District 2 Director: Luis Arencibia, MD, FAAFP - Mandeville, LA
District 2 Alternate: Ralph Cortes-Moran, MD, FAAFP - Metairie, LA
District 3A Director: Jack Heidenreich, MD - Raceland, LA
District 3A Alternate: Camille Pitre, MD - Larose, LA
District 3B Director: Amanda Phillips-Savoy, MD, FAAFP - Lafayette, LA
District 3B Alternate: Zeb Stearns, MD - Eunice, LA
District 4 Director:  Joe Nida, MD, FAAFP - Minden, LA
District 4 Alternate: Peter Seidenberg, MD, FAAFP - Shreveport, LA
District 5 Director: Euil Luther, MD, FAAFP - Monroe, LA
District 5 Alternate: Rhiju Poudel, MD, Monroe, LA
District 6A Director: Jason Schrock, MD - Baton Rouge, LA
District 6A Alternate: Ubaid Abbasi, MD - Baton Rouge, LA
District 6B Director: Brian Callihan, MD - Hammond, LA
District 6B Alternate: Emilio Russo, MD, FAAFP - Bogalusa, LA
District 7 Director: Jason Fuqua, MD - Sulphur, LA
District 7 Alternate: Danette Null, MD - Lake Charles, LA
District 8 Director: Brian Picou, Jr., MD - Natchitoches, LA
District 8 Alternate: Roxanne Boyd, MD - Woodworth, LA
Directors at Large Director: Jody George, MD - Lake Charles, LA
Alternate District Director at Large: Dianna Phan, MD - New Orleans, LA


AAFP Delegates

Delegates: Bryan Picou, MD, FAAFP - Natchitoches, LA                      James Taylor, Jr., MD, FAAFP - Zachary, LA
Alt. Delegates: Wayne Gravois, MD - Zachary, LA                                Jonathan Hunter, MD, FAAFP - Alexandria, LA

Resident Board Members

Representative:  Nikki Debord, MD - Alexandria, LA
Alt. Representative: Danielle Pawlichuk, MD - Alexandria, LA

Student Board Members

Representative: Christine Edomwande - New Orleans, LA
Alt Representative: Kacy Henwood - New Orleans, LA



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