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his is our annual Medical Directory issue where we feature this area’s medical experts answering your questions on their field of expertise. You’ll want to keep this issue in your home as a “go-to” source if you or members of your family should ever need medical care. I’m particularly taken with the doctor and the precious little baby girl featured on our cover. Alyssa was born with a cleft lip and pallet. Under the care of Dr. Ghali Ghali, a world renowned craniofacial surgeon, Alyssa had her first corrective surgery. We also have an interesting explanation on why the I-49 interconnect has been waiting for over 10 years to complete. Another story takes a look at one of Louisiana’s former premier golf courses that, under new ownership, will be making a huge comeback – great news for all you avid golfers and tennis players. We also visited with Shreveport’s American Cancer Society to get the Annual White Out Cancer Gala information in your hands. This year, because of Covid, they are turning the Gala into a virtual experience. How fun will that be to see the honorees in their homes and bid on the fundraising auction items while you’re in your white pajamas? Finally, I would personally like to address the issues that our country is facing today. As I researched the Black Lives Matter organization, it became clear to me that the original intent was not what we are seeing with the looting and violent rioting. Peaceful protests have proven to be successful in the past. We need to take a page from Reverend Martin Luther King’s playbook to produce any kind of change. What’s more, the change has to come from EVERYONE! Look at it this way – how many oceans do we have on this earth? If your answer is 4 or 5 you would be incorrect. We have one. One continuous body of water that humans have divided into five separate bodies of water in order to describe them geographically. The same is true with race. We have one biological race – the human race. There is not one single biological element unique to any of the groups of people to justify racial classification. You can google this if you don’t believe me. Biological Anthropologist, Janice Hutchinson describes it this way: “When you understand the biology of human variation, you have to ask yourself if race is a good way to describe that.” Race, therefore, is a social construct. We assigned the names of the various races to describe the differences (not our biology). When we stop looking back, when we take a step from living in the past, only then do we move forward. Look at what we miss when we assign labels to groups of people based solely on the pigment in their skin. We have the greatest opportunity to know each other has humans – as individuals – when we look past facial features and skin color and see a person that God made. And “God don’t make no junk.”


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ver the past few months, just about everyone has felt the loss of some type of freedom, whether it’s being able to travel, engage in social gatherings or participate in other activities we previously took for granted. Still, as we prepare to observe Independence Day, it’s comforting to realize all the freedoms we still have in this country. And taking the right steps can also help you achieve your financial independence. Here are some moves to consider: •


Build an emergency fund. It’s a good idea to create an emergency fund consisting of three to six months’ worth of living expenses, with the money held in a liquid, lowrisk account. With this fund in place, you can avoid dipping into your long-term investments to pay for shortterm, unexpected costs. JULY 2020


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Contribute as much as possible to your retirement plans. The more money you can save for retirement, the greater your feelings of financial independence. So it’s essential that you contribute as much as you can to your 401(k) or similar employer-sponsored retirement plan. At a minimum, put in enough to earn your employer’s match, if one is offered, and every time your salary goes up, boost your annual contributions. Even if you participate in a 401(k), you’re probably also still eligible to contribute to an IRA, which can help you build even more funds for retirement. And because you can fund an

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Explore long-term care coverage. One day, your financial independence could be threatened by your need for some type of long-term care. It now costs, on average, over $100,000 for a private room in a nursing home and more than $50,000 for the services of a home health aide, according to Genworth, an insurance company. Most of these costs won’t be covered by Medicare, either, so, if you want to reduce the risk of seriously depleting all your financial resources – or burdening your adult children with these heavy expenses – you may want to consider some type of long-term care insurance. You could choose a traditional long-term care policy – which can cover a nursing home stay, home health care, or other services – or a hybrid policy, which provides long-term care coverage plus a death benefit.

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f your memories of San Antonio are limited to a stop at the Alamo and a meal on the River Walk accented by colorful umbrellas and mariachi music, it’s time to visit again. Texas’ second largest city after Houston—with the fastest growing population in the US—is a hard place to pin down. With a burgeoning restaurant scene, historic restorations, and a host of new construction, San Antonio is reinventing itself, becoming a multifaceted metropolis well worth exploring.

Traveling Precautions Due to COVID The decision to travel during the COVID-19 outbreak is a personal one; your personal risk depends on your age and health and the prevalence of the COVID virus in the area. If you are still planning to go on that long-awaited summer vacation—we all know we’ve earned it—just remember to take as many precautions to stay as healthy as possible. Many areas continue to restrict the activities described in this article, so check all available resources to make an educated decision when traveling. As we have all seen, what might be a low-risk region now can drastically change within a couple of days. Getting to San Antonio Most travelers drive to San Antonio from Shreveport-Bossier, with the drive time of approximately 6.5 hours; however you can fly into San Antonio International Airport (SAT), about 10 miles north of the City center, where you can find a plethora of rental car agencies. There is an airport shuttle service that takes visitors between the airport and downtown hotels. City Bus Route No. 5 also services the airport and downtown areas.


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san antonio texas Getting Around San Antonio Like other Sunbelt cities, San Antonio has a relatively compact downtown nucleus, encircled by old neighborhoods and commercial areas, which then give way to wide stretches of suburbia. When visiting downtown, you’ll definitely want to ditch your car, but street parking is hard to find. There are plenty of public parking lots downtown, including with most of the major hotels. San Antonio’s public-transport network, VIA Metropolitan Transit, operates numerous regular bus routes. VIA passes, bus schedules and route maps are available at VIA’s downtown information center. Two Words: River Walk Flanking the San Antonio River, the cobblestoned Paseo del Río snakes serenely through the City center, overhung with lush cypress and oak trees and forded by cute stone bridges. Lined with trinket shops, sidewalk cafes, restaurants, and hotels, it’s a neat place for a walk any time of day. And though the below-street-level promenade continues to teem with tourists, major expansion efforts have thinned out the crowds. The eight-mile Mission Reach extension—completed in 2013—connects four of the City’s five 18th-century frontier missions (excluding the Alamo) with walking and biking trails and restores the San Antonio River to its natural state. When combined with the previously completed Museum Reach segment, which connects the San Antonio Museum of Art to the Pearl neighborhood, the River Walk now encompasses a total of 15 miles—making the City’s cultural and historical offerings more accessible than ever.

UNESCO Recognition In 2015, San Antonio’s five Spanish colonial missions, as a group, were designated a World Heritage site, joining the Statue of Liberty, Independence Hall, and just seven other cultural properties in the United States on UNESCO’s list. Yes, the Alamo gets the most attention—along with the largest crowds—but each mission is graceful and weathered in its own right. Each are atmospheric destinations in themselves, and travelling between them along the recently unveiled Mission Reach is half the fun. This southern extension of the River Walk, planted with more than 20,000 riparian trees and shrubs, is perfect for leisurely cycling. Rent a bike from Blue Star Bike Shop or tap into the city’s excellent bike share scheme. Cycles can be docked at each mission to avoid extra charges. Start your exploration at the beautifully restored San José, largest of the compounds, and learn about the missions’ significance on an insightful ranger tour. Each mission still functions as a living church: for a glimpse of San Antonio life well beyond the tourists, drop into San José’s noon mass on Sundays when a mariachi band and choir hammer out rip-roaring tunes to a packed congregation. Culinary Explosion A decade ago, San Antonio seemed to be all Mexican food, all the time. But from the looks of it, the City has been branching out. At the center of the foodie revival is the Pearl, a former brewery complex a mile and a half along the River Walk’s northern extension. has been transformed over RN 16999-Best Funeral The Homearea Ad (SB).qxp_7.25 X 4.75 11/8/18 9:32 AM

the last decade into one of the City’s most vibrant quarters. The Saturday morning farmers’ market feels particularly festive. Artisanal producers and street food vendors set up shop beneath the grand, Second Empire-style original brewhouse, now a spectacular hotel, while live bands play and margaritas flow. Cured is one of the Pearl’s hotspots, occupying the brewery’s former admin building with a stylish industrial chic vibe. Top-class charcuterie is the order of the day here: check out the huge curing cabinet at the entrance where each piece is sourced from local ranches and aged for up to two years. Take your pick of the intense cured meats and trust the cheery, knowledgeable staff to navigate you through the creative menu of souped-up southern treats. Experience Different Cultures San Antonio is a city with a fascinating cultural mosaic. Stop by the Mexican market in Market Square where mariachi bars spill out on to the plaza or head eastside to the Carver Community Cultural Center which was founded in 1918 as a community center for African Americans. Today, you can catch gigs or dance performances. Visit the University of Texas’s Institute of Texan Cultures in HemisFair Park for an absorbing series of galleries recounting the immigrant experiences of the many ethnicities that make up modern-day Texas. Every June, the campus explodes into life during the Texas Folklife Festival, celebrating the music, dance and food of more than Page 1 forty cultures from Syrian to Congolese.








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event Shark Feedings, 2:30 p.m. – 3 p.m., Shreveport Aquarium.


event Shark Feedings, 2:30 p.m. – 3 p.m., Shreveport Aquarium. event “2020 Kids’ Triathlon” children ages 4-16 bike ride triathlon at 8:30 a.m., YMCA


event “Pearls and Pastels” Soulful brunch for Sunlight Baptist Church in Haughton at 1:30 p.m. event Shark Feedings, 2:30 p.m. – 3 p.m., Shreveport Aquarium. online “Today at Sci-Port” Online Activities


event Shark Feedings, 2:30 p.m. – 3 p.m., Shreveport Aquarium.


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event “Contained Again” Local art gallery display, each weekday at the East Bank Gallery online “PrizeCast” Online seminars, every weekday at noon on www.youtube.com


event “Contained Again” Local art gallery display, each weekday at the East Bank Gallery online “PrizeCast” Online seminars, every weekday at noon on www.youtube.com online “Today at Sci-Port” Online Activities


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event Contained Again” Local art gallery display, each weekday at the East Bank online “PrizeCast” Online seminars, every weekday at noon on www.youtube.com event Shark Feedings, 2:30 p.m. – 3 p.m., Shreveport Aquarium. online “Today at Sci-Port” Online Activities


event “Contained Again” Local art gallery display, each weekday at the East Bank online “PrizeCast” Online seminars, every weekday at noon on www.youtube.com event Shark Feedings, 2:30 p.m. – 3 p.m., Shreveport Aquarium. online “Today at Sci-Port” Online Activities


event Shark Feedings, 2:30 p.m. – 3 p.m., Shreveport Aquarium. online “Today at Sci-Port” Online Activities


event Shark Feedings, 2:30 p.m. – 3 p.m., Shreveport Aquarium. online “Today at Sci-Port” Online Activities



event “Contained Again” Local art gallery display, weekdays, East Bank Gallery online “2020 Life Full of Color Run” Virtual 5k Color Run eventbrite.com event “Sunflower Trail” and “Sunflower photography Contest” Gilliam, LA online “PrizeCast” Online seminars, weekdays youtube.com online “Today at Sci-Port” weekdays, Sci-Port Discovery Center Facebook


event “Contained Again” Local art gallery display, each weekday at the East Bank online “PrizeCast” Online seminars, every weekday at noon on www.youtube.com event Shark Feedings, 2:30 p.m. – 3 p.m., Shreveport Aquarium. online “Today at Sci-Port” Online Activities


event “Contained Again” Local art gallery display, each weekday at the East Bank online “PrizeCast” Online seminars, every weekday at noon on www.youtube.com online “Today at Sci-Port” Online Activities


online “Today at Sci-Port” Online Activities


online “Today at Sci-Port” Online Activities



event Contained Again” Local art gallery display, each weekday at the East Bank online “PrizeCast” Online seminars, every weekday at noon on www.youtube.com online “Today at Sci-Port” Online Activities




event “Contained Again” Local art gallery display, weekdays at the East Bank Gallery online “PrizeCast” Online seminars, weekdays at noon on youtube.com online “Today at Sci-Port” weekdays, Sci-Port Discovery Center Facebook event “Ladies Night Affair” at 8 p.m. in the 2601 Events Building event “Shop Til You Drop” Arts, crafts and gift show at the Bossier Civic Center from 3:00 p.m.-7 p.m.

event Shreveport Farmers’ Market, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Festival Plaza event Blanchard Farmers’ Market, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., First Baptist Church of Blanchard. event Bossier City Farmers Market, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Pierre Bossier Mall event Greenwood Farmers’ Market, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., William Peters Town Park. event “Shop Til You Drop” Arts, crafts and gift show at the Bossier Civic Center from 3:00 p.m.-7 p.m.





event “Contained Again” Local art gallery display, each weekday at the East Bank online “PrizeCast” Online seminars, every weekday at noon on www.youtube.com event Shark Feedings, 2:30 p.m. – 3 p.m., Shreveport Aquarium. online “Today at Sci-Port” Online Activities

event “Contained Again” Local art gallery display, each weekday at the East Bank Gallery online “PrizeCast” Online seminars, every weekday at noon on www.youtube.com online “Today at Sci-Port” Online Activities




event “Contained Again” Local art gallery display, each weekday at the East Bank online “PrizeCast” Online seminars, every weekday at noon on www.youtube.com event Shark Feedings, 2:30 p.m. – 3 p.m., Shreveport Aquarium. online “Today at Sci-Port” Online Activities

event “Contained Again” Local art gallery display, each weekday at the East Bank online “PrizeCast” Online seminars, every weekday at noon on www.youtube.com online “Today at Sci-Port” Online Activities

event Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission Volunteer Orientation at 10 am event Art: The Next Generation, at Shreve Towne Studio at 11:00 am – 2:00 pm events Shreveport, Blanchard, Bossier City, Greenwood Farmers’ Market event “Shreveport Night Market” Mall St. Vincent


event Shark Feedings, 2:30 p.m. – 3 p.m., Shreveport Aquarium. online “Today at Sci-Port” Online Activities


online North LA Stem Virtual Alliance Meeting (open to the public) at 4 p.m. on Zoom event Shark Feedings, 2:30 p.m. – 3 p.m., Shreveport Aquarium. online “Today at Sci-Port” Online Activities


events Shreveport, Blanchard, Bossier City, Greenwood Farmers’ Market event “Christmas In July” annual Christmas in July Bal at 6 p.m. in the Hilton Garden Inn event “The Magnificence of Words and the Grandeur of Pain” Poetry and spoken word, 1:00 PM- 2:30 p.m., East Bank Theatre


online “Today at Sci-Port” Online Activities event Shreveport Blues Festival, 8 p.m.-10 pm., Shreveport Municipal Auditorium

event “Purrassic Park” 2020 Fundraiser for Port City Cat Rescue at the Red River Brewpub at 6 p.m. events Shreveport, Blanchard, Bossier City, Greenwood Farmers’ Market event Shark Feedings, 2:30 p.m. – 3 p.m., Shreveport Aquarium.



event “Bingo For Miracles” night of fun and fundraising benefiting Children’s Miracle Network, at 5 PM at the East Ridge Country Club online “Today at Sci-Port” Online Activities

event Shreveport Farmers’ Market, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Festival Plaza event Blanchard Farmers’ Market, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., First Baptist Church of Blanchard. event Bossier City Farmers Market, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Pierre Bossier Mall, Bossier City. event Greenwood Farmers’ Market, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., William Peters Town Park.


reece maguire | EVENTS “CONTAINED AGAIN” RECURRING EACH WEEKDAY, STREAMING ONLINE The Bossier Arts Council is hosting the second East Bank Gallery Show, a gallery that showcases local artists’ pieces that are restricted to 12x12 dimensions. Attending guests are encouraged to continue social distancing and wear a mask. Food will be provided and every piece shown is available for purchase. The gallery will only be open to the public until July 31; so don’t miss out on a great opportunity to see some amazing artwork. “SUP IN THE SUN” JULY 18 Looking for some fun in the sun? Sign up for the SUP-standing up- Paddle Boarding class at the Yoga Farm Fest. Participants will learn the skill of stand up paddle boarding and have loads of fun. Tickets are forty dollars per person which not only includes paddle boarding, but also a coldpressed juice from Well Fed. Bring a towel and prepare to get wet. The instructors Sarah Sledge and Erin Frazier cannot wait to meet you. “SHOP TIL YOU DROP” JULY 17-JULY 18 If you love to shop and you love homemade beauty and fashion products, you won’t want to miss the Shop Til You Drop craft show at the Bossier Civic Center. Vendors from LA, AR, TX. and MS will be selling everything from makeup, clothes, accessories, delicious food, hand-crafted accessories, and so much more. Admission for adults is four dollars, children can get in free, and parking is free. Booths will be placed between six to ten feet apart to follow social distancing guidelines and hand sanitizer will be available throughout the venue. For more information, please visit: www. dphbshowsshoptillyoudrop.com 2020 LIFE FULL OF COLOR RUN JULY 15 The popular 5k “Life Full of Color” has found a way to continue the tradition of racing while covered head-to-toe in bright neon colors by converting the race into a virtual competition. Participants can sign up and race wherever they want to, whether that be in their house, their neighborhood, or local park. Registration is thirty-eight dollars and includes the Life Full of Col-

or Finisher Medal, a Life Full of Color Finisher Shirt, 1 pack of color powder, a Tyvek Race Bib, and a running buff. For any additional questions or information, please visit: contact@thevirtualrunchallenge.com SUNFLOWER TRAIL JULY 15 Due to social distancing restrictions, the annual Sunflower Trail Festival has been canceled for 2020, but you can still view the beautiful blooming sunflowers during their peak bloom from the safety of your car. Instead of walking the trail, the LA Highway 3049 in Gilliam will be covered with sunflowers for everyone to enjoy! For driving directions, please visit www. www.redrivercrossroadshistorical. org/sunflowertrail/. “PRIZECAST” RECURRING EACH WEEKDAY, STREAMING ONLINE Each weekday at 12 p.m., join the organizers of PrizeFest festival for a daily broadcast of educational and fun content. The online seminars discuss topics such as filmmaking, marketing, and even cooking demos. To tune in simply visit www.youtube.com where viewers can not only watch the latest episodes, but also catch up on any previous videos. PrizeCast videos are completely free to view and fun for everyone to enjoy. “TODAY AT SCI-PORT” RECURRING EACH WEEKDAY, STREAMING ONLINE Each weekday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., join educators from Sci-Port Discovery Center as they live stream a fun, new activity for families to enjoy together. The 10 a.m. activities are often “story time” activities geared towards younger children, while the 2 p.m. activities often incorporate more science, math, and other educational elements. To tune into these activities, simply visit the Sci-Port Discovery Center Facebook page, where a growing collection of past activities may be accessed, as well. While there is no charge to participate in these activities, donations to Sci-Port Discovery Center are always appreciated. SHREVEPORT FARMERS’ MARKET MAY 30 -AUGUST 29 Red River Revel is proud to announce that The Shreveport Farmers’ Mar-

ket opens Saturday, May 30th for its 34th summer season. The Shreveport Farmers’ Market serves local farmers and our community by providing bountiful and fun-filled weekly markets! The market will be open every Saturday through August 29, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Market features vegetables, fruits, herbs, plants, honey, breads, jams, jellies, pickles, various canned goods, soaps, dog treats, seasonings, sauces and meats all grown/ made/raised within a 100-mile radius of Shreveport. Visit www.shreveportfarmersmarket.com for more information. BLANCHARD FARMERS’ MARKET MAY 23 - JULY 11, 2020 The Blanchard Farmers’ Market will be held every Saturday, May 23rd through July 11th, at First Baptist Church of Blanchard. Hours are 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. The best way to get information on this market is by checking their Facebook page. BOSSIER CITY FARMERS MARKET APRIL 25 – NOVEMBER 21 The 2020 Bossier City Farmers Market opened Saturday, April 25 and will be open each Saturday thru November 21 (no breaks), from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the south parking lot of Pierre Bossier Mall. Due to COVID-19, customers will stay in their vehicles and drive-thru the market using the convenient two lanes provided. Each lane will take you by your favorite vendors, and you can loop through the market as many times as you want. Everything from local, fresh fruits and vegetables, hot food packaged to go, jams, salsa, honey, baked goods, jellies, pickles will have your vehicle bursting with produce and goodies only found at the Bossier City Farmers Market! For more information, please visit: www.bossiercityfarmersmarket.com. GREENWOOD FARMERS’ MARKET JUNE 6-AUGUST 29 The Greenwood Farmers’ Market will be open every saturday from June until August from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. in the Town Park. Local venders will have everything from homegrown produce to uniquely handcrafted homemade items all while enjoying the lovely summer weather. For more information check out their official Facebook page: www.facebook.com SBMAG.NET




“SIMPLY A-DOUGH-ABLE” JULY 18 Are you interested in learning how to decorate cookies? Hobby Lobby is hosting a cookie decorating class at 1 p.m. that is open to anyone, regardless of experience. Admission is thirty-five dollars and should last around three hours. Make sure to sign up before spots run out. SHARK FEEDINGS RECURRING EVERY SUNDAY, TUESDAY, AND THURSDAY www.shreveportaquarium.com 2020 KIDS’ TRIATHLON JULY 26 For children, summertime is all about playing outside and having fun. This is why for the past four years the YMCA has hosted a Kids’ Triathlon in order to encourage children to find fun in fitness and encourage them to reach their goals. Registration is twenty dollars, but increases to twenty-five after July 15. The triathlon will consist of biking, running, and swimming relay races for children ages four to sixteen. For more information, please visit: www.facebook.com. CHRISTMAS IN JULY JULY 25 The Krewe of Kringles is hosting the Christmas in July Bal! Christmas in July will be held at Hilton Garden in Bossier City on Saturday, July 25 at 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Admission is $65 and A portion of the proceeds will go to Holly’s Hoppin Habitat, Ninna’s Road to Rescue, and children in the foster care system. This event will feature entertainment, good food and good fun for good causes. For more information, please visit: www.eventbrite.com “LADIES NIGHT AFFAIR” JULY 17 The Ladies Night Affair is an event that encourages women to put on their favorite outfit and come out with their group of friends for the ultimate girls night out. The ladies Night Affair will be held at 2601 Events Building in Shreveport on Friday, July 17 at 8 p.m. Admission is $10 for a night filled with fun, games, entertainment. For more information please visit the official facebook page: https://www.facebook. com/2601Events/


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“THE MAGNIFICENCE OF WORDS AND THE GRANDEUR OF PAIN” JULY 25 On July 25 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., the Bossier Arts Council will be hosting a poetry and spoken word reading at the East Bank Plaza. Admission is ten dollars, and for any questions please contact: BOSSIER ARTS COUNCIL SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER RESCUE MISSION VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION AUGUST 1 Are you looking for a way to begin giving back to your community? The Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission might be the organization for you. The Mission is an organization that offers special services to those in need all around the city. However, in order to join you must attend the orientation on August 1 from 10:00-12:00 p.m. The meeting will provide volunteers with the information they need to begin volunteering and which areas they’re help is needed the most. The Mission is always looking for more volunteers and encourages every citizen to give it a try. For more information, please visit: https://www.sbrescuemission.com/ volunteer/volunteer-opportunities/ ART: THE NEXT GENERATION AUGUST 1 Shreve Town Studio 512 is hosting this year’s S.N.A.G: Spotlighting Next Generation Artists. This was an event created by Local Artist and Youth Boxing Coach Jake Dement to inspire, mentor, and support young and upcoming artists. Young artists ages seven to seventeen are invited to showcase their art for opportunities for mentoring and future sponsorship. Info on subject submission will be coming soon.

NORTH LA STEM VIRTUAL ALLIANCE MEETING AUGUST 13 The North LA STEM Alliance and SciPort Discovery center are hosting an open zoom meeting to discuss trends in STEM education, news from STEM Learning Ecosystems Global, collaborative projects, progress & evaluation metrics. Each member will give a brief introduction before launching into the previously listed topics. The zoom meeting will begin at 4 p.m. and end at 5 p.m. and attendance is absolutely free. For any additional information, codes, or time plesse visit https://downtownshreveport.com/ event/north-la-stem-alliance-monthly-meeting/?instance_id=83783 “BINGO FOR MIRACLES” AUGUST 14 Bingo For Miracles is an annual fundraiser for Children’s Miracle Network. This year marks the third year of a newly created event, and will be held at East Ridge Country Club. Tickets are thirty-five dollars each and will begin at 5 p.m. Expect a night of fun and fundraising and visit https://www. facebook.com/bingoformiracles/ for any additional information.


“PURASSIC PARK” AUGUST 8 If you’re looking to adopt a furry friend or support a local no-kill shelter look no further than Port City Cat Rescue’s “Purassic Park” fundraiser. Purassic Park allows the shelter to raise money for the spring and summer months when the number of kittens born greatly increases. Adult tickets are thirty dollars and childrens’ tickets are twenty dollars each which includes a meal, t-shirt, and raffle ticket.Visit https://portcitycatrescue.org for additional details or questions.

“PEARLS AND PASTELS” AUGUST 2 Pearls and pastels is a semi-formal womens’ brunch hosted by the Sunlight Baptist Church. Attendees can expect soulful entertainment, giveaways, motivational speeches,inspirational wisdom from special guests and, of course, a delicious brunch. Tickets are twenty dollars and anyone attending is encouraged to wear pastel sundresses and pearls with the optional sunhat. For any additional information please visit: www.eventbrite.com or call (318) 949-9671

SHREVEPORT BLUES FESTIVAL AUGUST 7 The fourteenth annual Shreveport Blues Festival was originally scheduled for August 10, but was moved to August 7. The event will be held at the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium from 8 p.m.-10 p.m. and tickets will start at forty-nine dollars. Viewers can expect a night full of wonderful music and talented singers and musicians such as Pokey Bear, Jeter Jones, and O.B. Buchana. For any additional information or questions please visit the official Facebook page: www.facebook.com

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Pets SB PETS | by hailey lawson

Wipe your dog's coat down with a damp cloth several times a day. Wash you and your dog’s bedding every day, vacuum frequently, and use a High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) vacuum and filter. The veterinarian can diagnose atopic dermatitis, skin conditions, based on your pet’s medical history, physical findings, and the ruling out of any parasite problem. If the dog’s symptoms are not complex, the vet may prescribe dog antihistamines and corticosteroids, which can relieve some of your pet's inflammation and itchy skin conditions. The vet may also prescribe an antidepressant that can stop your pet’s urge to chew and scratch. With this type of treatment, you may never know what your pet is actually allergic to, but the medication will put an end to most of the problems.

ALLERGIES Pet owners may be surprised to know that pets can have seasonal and environmental allergies, just like their pet owners. Allergies are a negative reaction in the body’s immune system to a foreign substance, like pollen. Human’s allergic symptoms are numerous; however, allergies in dogs usually show as skin irritations. According to Dr. Wayne Rosenkrantz, a board-certified animal dermatologist, excessive licking can be the first sign of an allergic reaction. In animals, this is called atopy. People and animals alike can develop allergies to substances in their environments. Like humans, our pets can develop allergies to food, fleas, and/or environmental allergens like dust mites, various trees, grasses, weeds, and pollen. Seasonal allergies come and go, so your dog may only itch and scratch during a certain time of year. Signs of allergies in dogs are different from humans because the “itchy or hot spot” can be limited to just one part of the body. Owners should be aware of face rubbing, paw chewing, ear infections, and recurring infections anywhere on the dog’s body that the dog is scratching and rubbing obsessively. The most commonly affected areas are the paws and ears (but also include the wrists, ankles, muzzle, underarms, groin, around the eyes, and between the toes). If your pet has severe allergy symptoms, then call your veterinarian for help. If your pet’s symptoms are mild, then start with avoidance symptomatic therapy, which is the professional way of saying, “clean your house”. The American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD) recommends avoidance symptomatic therapy as the first line of allergen defense for you and your pet. Reducing allergen exposure definitely takes time and effort. However, there is an incentive for human allergy sufferers - you can help yourself while you help your precious pet. You may be able to figure out which antigens trigger your dog’s allergies by reducing your dog’s exposure to typical allergens like dust. Dust, as one example, is everywhere and hard to avoid.


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If your pet’s symptoms are severe, you and your veterinarian can decide to dig deeper to determine a diagnosis for your pet. All possible symptoms beyond constant licking must be identified and examined. Some symptoms include itchiness, hives, swelling of the face, ears, lips, eyelids, or earflaps, red inflamed skin, diarrhea, vomiting, sneezing, chronic ear infections, and itchy, runny eyes. Seasonal allergies can cause dogs to lose their fur and have very itchy red skin. Your veterinarian may suggest allergy testing to determine the cause of the allergen that is causing your pet’s allergic reactions.

If your pet has a different set of symptoms, like vomiting, the vet may decide your dog has a food allergy. The vet may recommend a food trial for your pet that can lead to the discovery of the food causing your dog’s reaction. A food allergy can also cause skin allergies but is much easier to treat medically. Signs of food allergies in dogs can include vomiting, diarrhea, and a lack of appetite. Unbelievably, if your pet has a food allergy, the food allergy is usually a specific type of meat - chicken, beef, fish, pork, and so on.

tact the Pet Poison Helpline (800-213-6680), even if you don’t know what your dog ate.

A major concern with food is toxicity. Many human foods are perfectly safe for dogs, but some are toxic and even deadly for dogs. The list of foods that can put your pet into a life or death situation is long. A few surprising poisonous foods for dogs include avocados, onions/onion powder, grapes, chocolate, and alcohol, but the list is very long. Always check with a veterinarian website for the complete list before allowing your dog to eat something new. If you have an emergency situation when your dog is vomiting, in abdominal pain, or diarrhea, con-

If your dog has a significant allergy problem, don’t worry because excellent resources are available in Shreveport. An important thing to remember is that an allergic dog can suffer from a combination of all types of allergies, and you will need professional help in order to heal your pet. Start with your local veterinarian. Your pet will be in good hands with a Board Certified Veterinary Dermatologist educated in the management of animal allergic skin diseases.

Flea allergies are another possibility for your dog’s allergies. Some dogs are allergic to flea saliva. When fleas bite a dog, the dog can become extremely itchy, and their skin may become red, inflamed, and scabbed. It is easy to diagnose flea allergy dermatitis and solve the problem by applying a product that kills fleas before they can bite.


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SMILE By Seva May


hannon and Timothy Saksa were anxious to learn if they were having a boy or girl. With the first sonogram, the baby wouldn’t turn its head but cooperated enough to let them know “it” was a little girl. Everyone in the family was thrilled, especially their nine-year-old twin boys. Welcoming a baby sister was exciting but still, Mom and Dad remained anxious. Believing she couldn’t conceive a second time, Shannon had taken Topamax, a drug prescribed for seizures and migraines. A drug that the FDA warned could be linked to birth defects such as cleft lip and palate. At the third sonogram, Alyssa faced the “camera” and their fears were confirmed. There is no “right” way to feel when you are given the news that your baby is going to have some issues. So many different emotions race through your thoughts. And everyone deals with their emotions differently. For some, there is an initial shock followed by several weeks of acceptance as the focus is directed towards developing a strategy plan for the medical


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care of the infant. Some parents have described the news as “the most awful moment in their entire life.” Shannon, a Clinical Research Associate for LSUHSC in the Clinical Trails office, describes her initial response to this news as shock followed by a sense of profound grief and worry about how to break the news to their little boys. After two weeks of coming to terms with the fact that their infant daughter would be born with a cleft lip and palate, the couple broke the news to the boys. “We sat them down and with the help of a story book entitled “Jack’s New Smile”1 we were able to better explain the situation. One of them took it a little harder than the other – a little more concern and lots of questions. The other one’s reaction was – “Okay, no big deal,” Timothy recalls. With plenty of time to prepare physically and psychologically, the family waited for little Alyssa’s birth which came bright and early Jan 8, 2020 at 7:48am. Alyssa Rose Saksa was welcomed to the world weighing in at a whopping 7 lbs.10oz and measuring 21inches long. She was remarkably healthy considering that many CLP babies have slightly lower birth weights and other health issues. Not this girl. From the moment he first saw her all her Daddy could see was “her perfect little face.” She was perfect in her parent’s loving eyes. After some cuddles, Alyssa was taken to the NICU where she spent about 7 hours just to make sure she could eat well before going to the newborn nursery. Meanwhile, plans were being made by Dr. Ghali Ghali and his Cleft Team to determine the severity of Alyssa’s condition and how to address it. Dr. Ghali is a professor and chairman of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at LSU Health Shreveport Health Sciences Center. In October 2016, he was named Chancellor and Dean of LSU Health Shreveport. After graduating from LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport and the Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Ghali served an internship in general surgery as well as oral and maxillofacial surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. He held a fellowship in head and neck oncologic surgery at Oregon Health Sciences University, Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland. Chancellor, G.E. Ghali has lived and practiced in Shreveport for the past 24 years. He and his wife, Hope, have four children. Dr. Ghali’s practice spans from primary cleft repair to cosmetic surgery to head and neck cancer. His professional interest lies in the treatment of pediatric craniofacial deformities including craniosynostosis, cleft lip and palate, and dentofacial deformities. However, his surgical and teaching interests also include dentoalveolar surgery, dental implants, cosmetic surgery, head and neck oncology, and trauma. Jack’s New Smile. Ruth M Trivelpiece, MEd, Suzanne N West, MSN and Jennifer L Rhodes, MD , illustrated by Brooke Nunez. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (December 12, 2017)






Dr. Ghali serves with national and international organizations such as The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, (AAOMS), The American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS), and The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMS). His association with these organizations has provided international recognition for the LSU Health Shreveport residency and fellowship programs. He has been recognized in shaping the profession of oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Ghali has numerous research interests including clinical and basic science research. He’s been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, written many book chapters and has edited textbooks that are vital to the knowledge base of many in the specialty. It’s safe to say there are few surgeons better trained and prepared to treat a cleft lip and palate. Dr. Ghali exudes such warmth and compassion for his patients that within moments of a conversation with him you feel you are in great company. “Alyssa couldn’t be in better hands than those of the Cleft Team put together by Dr. Ghali 20 years ago,” Shannon expressed. Members of the Cleft Team include Jennifer E Woerner,DMD, MD, FACS, Curtis Schmidt,DDS ( Cleft Fellow), Amanda Chico, RN (Team Coordinator), Diane DunkiJacobsNolten, RN, Megan Lerchie, SLP (Speech Language Pathologist), Adam Blancher, Ph.d (Child Psychologist), Harold Chen, MD (Genetics), and Ben Foster, DDS (Consultant for Orthodontics).

Most cases are not hereditary although you might have a baby with CLP if another member of your family was born with this malformation. According to Ghali, “The causes are multifactorial – nothing has been pinpointed to a single factor.” It could be a combination of genes or due to something the mother has come in contact with in her environment. What she eats or drinks, certain medications, smoking or drinking and having diabetes can increase the risk of CLP.

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way to feel when you are given the news that your baby is going to have some issues. So many different emotions race through your thoughts. And everyone deals with their emotions differently. Surgery to repair a cleft lip will occur within the babies first few months of life. Dr. Ghali likes to use a rule of “10” – 10 weeks or 10 pounds – whichever comes first. A healthy weight needs to be attained for anesthesia to be safe. This can be a challenge since bottle feeding can be complicated and breastfeeding is almost always unsuccessful. However, a mother can still supply her breastmilk by pumping and using special orthopedic plates, nipples and bottles developed for this purpose. The palate surgery will take place within the first 18 months followed by additional procedures that can improve appearance, breathing, hearing and speech and language development. A CLP child may need special dental or orthodontic care or speech therapy.

Dr. Ghali’s first step in prescribing a treatment for CLP is to talk to the family and reassure the mother that this occurred through no fault of her own. “The lips and mouth are formed within the first 10 weeks of pregnancy,” Ghali explained. “Many women may not realize they are pregnant by the time this formation has already taken place.” A cleft lip happens when the tissue that makes up the lip does not join completely leaving an opening in the upper lip. It can be on either side or on both sides. A cleft palate happens when the tissue that forms the roof of the mouth does not join together completely. The causes of orofacial clefts are not clear.


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In the United States, a cleft lip and cleft palate occurs in about 1 in every 1,600 babies; 1 in every 2,800 are born with just a cleft lip; 1 in every 1,700 are born with just a cleft palate. A cleft palate is more common in girls. A cleft lip only is more common in boys. Native Americans and Latin Americans have a higher occurrence of CLP followed by Asians, Caucasians and Blacks sequentially. Nations with a greater population will understandably have a higher number of CLP babies born. India, for example, with a population of 1,379,641,143 people will have between 25 to 30 thousand babies born each year in need of CLP corrective surgeries. Over the span of 16 to 17 years, a child will undergo a minimum of 3 and up to 6 operations. Dr. Ghali considers it a blessing to be able to travel yearly to India and to South America to help these children and give them a better chance in life. Here in the U.S., his Cleft Team serves as a 6-state area referral base and they also work closely with the Shriner’s Hospital. He and his team have completed the smiles of countless babies across the world including one precious little angel on earth, Alyssa.






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where you need us. Roughly 7,000 babies are born each year with a cleft lip or palate in the United States, making it the most common of birth defects. Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport’s Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons are leaders in their field, setting the bar for how surgeons around the country practice in cleft and craniofacial disorder treatments, as well as a wide assortment of other Oral and Maxillofacial conditions. Surgical procedures for these conditions are performed at our Academic Medical Center on Kings Highway and at our St. Mary Medical Center – Surgery Center.

Services offered by our Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons include, but are not limited to: • Outpatient Anesthesia • Dentoalveolar Surgery to manage diseases of the teeth and their supporting soft and hard tissues • Surgical Correction of Maxillofacial Skeletal Deformities • Cleft and Craniofacial Surgery • Facial Trauma Surgery

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Prairie by Adam Bailey



ith its mid-century design attributed to Frank Lloyd Wright, this St. Andrews Neighborhood home has a fascinating provenance. Wright’s architectural influences appear in its indoor-outdoor floor plan, beamed ceilings, and accents. The sweeping, open living room and the large, light-filled kitchen—complete with eclectic furnishings and personalized finishing touches—making this one happy place to reside.

Nestled in Shreveport’s St. Andrews neighborhood, this home melds prairie-style architectural forms with modern, open interiors. Built in 2013, this 5-bedroom, 3.5 bath home has a total of 4,200 square feet plus an additional 450 square feet of outdoor living space. Frank Lloyd Wright’s highly styled Prairie design is easily identifiable through a combination of vertical and horizontal lines and its two-story massing is arranged in a free-form asymmetrical manner. The house appears to grow out of the ground—with low,


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overhanging hipped roofs and windows set in groups, featuring an open floor plan. No attention to detail or craftsmanship was spared. “Prairie Style really stretches a house out,” says homeowner Dr. Richard Jacobson, who helped design the home with his fiancé, Brittney Anderson. “The horizontal lines make it feel wider, as do the hand-picked wood columns. Add that with the low-pitched, hip-roof system. I love it.” But the house is not all Prairie. “We took the style and made it our own,” Anderson adds. “We wanted an open floor plan—with a kitchen, living area and dining space. Also, we knew that when we entertained, people gather in the kitchen, so we wanted a warm, open space, including a fireplace.” “And because this house sits on a large lot,” Jacobson added, “we wanted to design a home that makes a stunning statement, both day and night.”

So how do Jacobson and Anderson showcase all the convenient luxuries of this Frank Lloyd Wright inspired home? Step inside and see how Wright’s 20th-century Prairie Style continues through today.

ENTRYWAY AND FOYER The entryway “sets the tone for the whole house,” explains Jacobson, featuring natural stone and stucco, while the grand entry welcomes you with natural wood framing and a bold, glassed front door. The door’s design, which was custom-made to compliment the home’s vertical elements, can be found at all the home’s entry points. Down the hall from the main foyer is the home’s main entertainment space. THE GREAT ROOM Both Jacobson and Anderson like to keep things simple. And no area reflects that notion bet-





OPEN KITCHEN AND DINING With the kitchen occupying a central location in the home’s layout, its environment combines fine craftsmanship with the Corbusian notion that a house is a machine for living in. “The kitchen is open to the great room and dining area, so it was important that there be ways to stash clutter out of sight,” explains Anderson. “The goal was to be able to create a space that would reflect our needs as well as our aesthetic.”

ter than the great room—which combines the living room, kitchen and dining area into one contiguous space. Its sleek, reclaimed heart pine flooring and Silverstar (Sherman Williams) gallery finish helps provide super-smooth wall textures, while perpendicular ceiling beams delineate spaces. All the art, interior finishes, furniture, and accents were hand selected by Anderson—most of which were collected during their travels abroad.

A large, rectangular center island is bordered on one side by a wall of all-white cabinetry. Capital Precision double ovens and a cooktop features the hood hidden in a cabinet front. To the right of the island, a 60-inch stainless-steel paneled refrigerator is framed with cabinetry above; to the right of the refrigerator wall, a built-in buffet is visible in the adjacent dining area. A convenient walk-in pantry is tucked behind the refrigerator wall. Against the backdrop of white cabinetry, it’s easy to say that the space emulates the Corbusion notion in every detail. Eye-catching pendants over the island complement the “wow factor” piece of furniture—a Jeffrey Greene ‘Live Edge’ dining table. “What’s one easy way to make the white feel fresh? Mix it up with natural materials,” says Anderson. “Each table Jeffrey





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Greene designs is custom-built to ensure it is perfect for your space and your needs. It’s the perfect element for this space,” Jacobson relates. The marble countertops and allwhite subway tile preserve the sophisticated yet simple look. UTILITY / MUDROOM Mudrooms can be incredibly efficient at keeping the house clean and tidy. Located between the garage and the kitchen, this utility/mudroom gets a dose of personality with all-white cabinets (with brushed nickel pulls) and a double-door, wine fridge. Focusing on maximizing storage, the space is very organized and is as simplistic as possible to avoid clutter. MASTER BEDROOM AND BATH A classic style bedroom and bathroom with a modern twist, it combines various neutral grey patterns and colors, giving it an incredibly unique look. The bathroom uses natural stone tiles with a cream/ beige color, providing a nice neutral background for the flooring. There is a large double vanity with granite countertop which uses the same nickel-brushed hardware found throughout the home. You will also see a modern, glass enclosed shower featuring a rain shower, hand shower, built-in bench, and frame-less partitions for a more modern feel. What is the twist? The heating and cooling components are separate from the rest of the house. Add the fact that Jacobson added acoustic paneling for noise cancellation, and the master suite is an island onto itself. “You could throw a house party and I’d sleep right through it. I wouldn’t hear a thing.”

LAUNDRY ROOM This room is ideal for how the couple lives—simple and clean—and can be accessed through either the great room or from the master bedroom (via their walk-in closet). Organization takes precedence. The washer and dryer are tucked away in the corner, allowing the remainder of the room to be used for storage. The space is as simplistic as possible to avoid clutter. Keeping with the same theme of the kitchen and baths, the cabinets are all white with brush-nickel pulls. COZY PATIO + OUTDOOR KITCHEN The open-plan kitchen/great room spills out to a spacious screened patio with a fireplace through an enormous, dazzling wall of double doors (4 sets)—bringing the outdoors inside for the sensation of al fresco living and dining. This laid-back space feels organic yet polished. The stone fireplace creates a focal point, adds a heat source, and visually links the patio with the exterior columns seen throughout the home’s exterior. The fireplace is practical and stunning. With a flat screen television above, it is a yearround focal point for the room, and in the fall it becomes a practical feature for football-watching entertainment. The outdoor furniture is arranged in a formation to create an optimal seating arrangement for the space.


The outdoor kitchen’s setup boasts bar stools along a granite island separating the kitchen from the patio area—creating two distinct outdoor-living spaces. “It really expands the space and brings the outdoors in—and the indoors out,” Anderson says.

Though the couple does much of its living on the main level—the upstairs has two bedrooms, including an office, each elegantly designed with simple colors and patterns complimenting the design theme of the whole house.

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yet offered the needed protection from mosquitoes (and the sun). Their solution—phantom motorized screens—offered all of that and more. Surface mounted to the frame of the back patio, the screens can be lowered only when needed, staying hidden for the rest of the time. The dark color of the mesh provides great visibility, thereby ensuring that the views to the backyard are not compromised even when the screens are fully lowered. The outcome is a stylish yet comfortable home that offers all the modern-day comforts while retaining the charm of days gone by. EXTERIOR SURROUNDINGS The exterior of the home features natural stone and stucco. And while many Prairie-style homes feature bright, bold colors—this home’s exterior is simple but incredibly chic. Jacobson and Anderson chose white for the exterior paint color because it is crisp and clean. The paint color, along with the natural stone, helps emphasize the exterior’s horizontal lines that make this architectural style so remarkable. iHOME FEATURES Jacobson and Anderson have—and respect—technology. Their phone operates just about everything from the built-in overhead speakers, and receiver to the Blu-ray, TV, and cable box. It also controls the lighting and climate in the home. A smart-phone app means that one touch of a button does it all.


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DEFINING EXPECTATIONS Jacobson and Anderson truly enjoy their abode—and its location. For them, the process of building a new home was easier than they had expected, largely because they did most of the design themselves. “This is a friendly neighborhood,” Anderson observes. “It’s just so livable everywhere.” “And the home is so functional and intuitive,” Jacobson adds, “with great flow all the way through. It’s open, yet there are spaces you can go if you need to have some quiet time to yourself. It’s got the best of both worlds.”


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For nearly ten years, a mammoth struggle has taken place in Shreveport over the proposal to build Interstate 49’s Inner City Connector. And while building a simple fourmile segment of a highway doesn’t seem like much of an issue, everyone involved sees this project as anything but simple. From politics, planning, permitting and public outreach—there are long-term ramifications. And not just for Shreveport, but the region as a whole. Let’s catch you up to speed. Shreveport’s proposed I-49 Inner City Connector—or Connector—is part of the I-49 interstate corridor system which runs from Winnipeg, Canada to New Orleans. Anyone who has ever driven through Shreveport knows there is a rather awkward disconnect where I-49 ends at I-20, to where it picks up again at the I-220/I-49 Connection. Currently, in order to travel through Shreveport on I-49, you must either drive the twelve miles around the city on Highway 3132 or nine miles down Route 71 through downtown Shreveport, via North Market Street. While neither of these routes are overly burdensome for travelers, not having a direct connection along I-49 does make Shreveport seem behind the times. Which brings us to the Connector. Beginning in 2010, the North Louisiana Council of Governments (NLCOG), a regional planning council for economic development projects in the area, completed a feasibility study on the idea of building a connector for I-49. Initially, there were four proposed alternative versions submitted, all running northwest from the I-49/I-20 in-


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tersection to an intersection with I-220. A fifth route, known as the “No Build” option, would keep all the routers as they are. To the average citizen, the Connector seemed like a logical solution to an overdue problem, right? Unfortunately, this project is a much more complex than most people realize. TO BUILD OR NOT TO BUILD Opponents of the Connector—mainly the residents of the low-income, Allendale, Leadbetter-Heights and St. Paul‘s Bottom neighborhood—passionately oppose the idea of any option cutting through their neighborhood. According to LOOP It, an Allendale neighborhood action group of residents and activists, the project’s proposed pathway would devastate the vast majority of Allendale and St. Paul’s Bottom and would have far-reaching negative consequences. Aside from the obvious fact that the proposed Connector would displace many property owners, the traffic would bring air and noise pollution into the neighborhood bringing down property values and business revenue. LOOP It supports a plan to use Highway 3132 to “loop” I-49 traffic around the City. This option, known by NLCOG “No Build” alternative, would require the upgrading of 3132 and the I-220 bridge that goes over Cross Lake to support a higher volume of traffic.

Proponents of the Connector believe the opposite, that the project will be an economic boom to the City—mainly Allendale in particular—jumpstarting Shreveport’s economy which never fully recovered from the 1980s’ oil and gas bust. Many of those in favor of the project forecast new gas stations, retail shops, offices, medical establishments and an array of new restaurants built along the proposed Connector path. This economic viability has the potential to bring thousands of additional interstate travelers near Shreveport’s downtown, which has the potential to lead to more and more businesses moving into the area—all benefiting from the economic growth the Connector could bring. WHAT HAS BEEN THE HOLD UP? To put it simply, the completion of the environmental review process, as required by the National Environmental Policy Act. While this is a federal statute, the leaders of each state typically assume the responsibility of satisfying these requirements, namely preparing a project’s Environmental Impact Statement, or EIS. Without an EIS it is not possible for the project to move forward. Although Louisiana has routinely completed an EIS in a timely manner for other projects in the past, the Connector has been a frustrating exception. By any objective measure, the Connector’s EIS has been the roadblock. Since the EIS formally began in 2012, eight years have passed and there is nothing to show for it. To add insult to injury, in May 2020, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) stated that the environmental work for this project would continue through the rest of this year and virtually all next year—missing the initial deadline of December 2017 by four years. When compared to other, even larger projects around the country, the Connector’s EIS has been an abject failure. Will that change? COVID-19 IMPACT As of February 2017, the project has stalled. Yet many of Shreveport’s elected officials and business leaders believe

there is too much at stake—both because of the time and money spent on the project already (over $100 million) and because what of Shreveport stands to benefit from the Connector as a whole. COVID-19 hasn’t done the project any favors. Or has it? As Shreveport-Bossier begins the long and difficult process of rebuilding its economy following the COVID-19 pandemic, many believe that now, more than ever, we prepare large infrastructure and broadband projects that are prime opportunities to stimulate the Louisiana economy and put our citizens back to work. In May 2020, local business leaders—many sidelined by the Covid-19 pandemic—formed a 40-member Shreveport Economic Recovery Task Force to focus on a recovery plan based around infrastructure. Among the group’s members are industry professionals in the fields of technology, construction, transportation and finance. The group’s goal is to develop a multi-billion dollar infrastructure package that focuses on broadband build-out and shovel-ready projects that can be funded through a combined stimulus package from both Congress and public-private partnerships. “Right now our government leaders are dealing with a once in 100-year health crisis,” said Desi Sprawls, CoChair of the Task Force and Director of North Louisiana Operations with Forte & Tablada. “We owe a tremendous debt to the essential workers who are putting their lives at risk to save our city. As business leaders, we need to bring that same commitment to an economic recovery plan.” Linda Biernacki, president and owner of Fire Tech Systems, explained why she got involved with the task force and why the Connector project is so important to the area. “COVID-19 has impacted the whole country, yet Shreveport is likely to feel it longer than necessary since we are already behind on the growth of the infrastructure that will aid in our economic stability. Shreveport requires infrastructure now more than ever. Revamping construction, career growth for future leaders, new business attractions can be done by investing in infrastructure.”




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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES In terms of real estate development opportunities, the belief is that the Connector will support growth and expansion of not only office, retail and restaurant industry, but other industries including light industrial, wholesale/distribution, recreation and movie production.

photography from americaninfrastructuremag.com “In 2019, Louisiana Senator Barrow Peacock and Louisiana House Representative Larry Bagley secured $100 million from the BP Oil Spill money. This is a big deal and we, as leaders in our community, must take this momentum and finish the job of securing remaining funding needed to get the project started. The latest SA4 Scope Timeline we received from NLCOG is absolutely not acceptable. Furthermore, Biernacki believes, “The most important thing to focus on right now is job, jobs, jobs.” PROPOSED TRANSPORTATION ENHANCEMENTS What types of jobs? According to the Shreveport Economic Recovery Task Force, completing the Connector will result in the creation of hundreds of new jobs for the area, especially those related to the transportation sector. These new jobs will help to complete dozens of needed transportation enhancement projects to the Allendale neighborhood—including, but not limited to, new bike routes, curb bulb outs, improved bus stop locations, and repaired and/ or upgraded sidewalks. A proposed bike route will loop through the urban and suburban areas through Allendale. There will also be sections of sharrows (pavement markings designed to remind motorists where bicyclists should generally ride) and designated bike lanes. Proposed curb bulb outs will increase safety by decreasing the unprotected distance travelled by pedestrians and serves as a traffic calming measure by making intersection feel smaller to motorists, resulting in reduced speeds. There are also proposed bus stop improvements, which would provide benches and shelters, to allow the community to have a safe and dry environment to wait for buses. A proposed sidewalk improvement campaign is aimed at reclaiming overgrown sidewalks and replace damaged sidewalks. Sidewalks allow an area for pedestrians to safely walk off the road, and ADA regulated ramps will allow handicapped members of the community to use these facilities as well.


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Many local business leaders and developers welcome the possibility for Allen Avenue and Pierre Avenue becoming a new “Business Boulevard” for businesses of many varieties. These businesses would not only benefit the Allendale neighborhood, but visitors would be more likely to have a memorable, and ideally more positive experience, when traveling through Shreveport. Opportunities for a bank or major supermarket could be established as anchor foundations to accommodate the resurrection of many of the businesses that once occupied the Allendale-Lakeside neighborhood like El Grottos restaurant, Harlem House, the Ritz and Silver Moon BBQ. Along with these anchors, additional restaurants, personal service establishments, dental and medical offices, and light industrial would be of great importance for the redevelopment of the Allendale area. MOVING FORWARD But completing the EIS is a much more complex and controversial issue than this article makes it appear—regardless of whether you are for the Connector or loop it options. And since the semblance of any type of project has already taken twice as long as the national average, many feel that Shreveport cannot tolerate any further delays. In June 2020, the Shreveport Economic Recovery Task Force started formulating community involvement plans. The idea is to start something—anything—sooner than later. They reached out to over 100 local business owners, state and federal delegations, organizations in the African American community, as well as other regional cities including Bossier City, Monroe and Alexandria. The idea—build a strong united front to get any type of infrastructure project ‘fast tracked’ in order to secure stimulus federal funding. And because Shreveport is facing an unprecedented economic hardship, with the potential for 25-30% unemployment, this is our once in a lifetime chance to change the downward spiral of what is happening to our city. Support has even been received from U.S. Representative Mike Johnson, and U.S. Senators John Kennedy and Bill Cassidy—each expressing their concerns with the project’s continued delays and requesting immediate assistance in ensuring the task is completed quickly and correctly. Ultimately, politics aside, it will be the voice of its citizens that will help shape the future of Shreveport. Ask yourself this, will the completion of Connector be the key to Shreveport’s revival and growth? Will it reverse the economic slump and crisis of outmigration? While several plans have been proposed, where do you stand? It’s up to Shreveport to decide.

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he Martin Luther King Health Center and Pharmacy (MLK Health) provides an environment of healing supported by caring people and medical professionals that provide a human connection for every patient’s journey to good health. This type of patient-focused quality medical care is provided without the worry of cost for people in need. A spirit of generosity flows from the staff to the patients as the medical professionals at MLK Health work through the day, offering stress-free office visits and invitations to participate in health programs. The cheerful and relaxing environment adds an extra boost that helps in healing patients who may otherwise live with lifelong suffering due to a need for medical resources. The health center represents over 30 years work of many generous people following the mission to extend comprehensive primary health care and pharmacy services to those in need. The center’s mission is focused on providing no-cost services to uninsured patients with chronic illnesses who otherwise lack access to medical care or the resources for health care. A staggering 16 million dollars for health services is collected every year through fundraising and donations. These funds provide life-improving and even life-saving health care services, including 40,000 prescriptions dispensed to 1,700 patients annually. The MLK Health Center and Pharmacy earned the Community Foundation’s prestigious Return on Community Investment (ROCI) award. The health center is a private non-profit and does not receive federal or state funding. Every dollar invested in the center returns an average of


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$25 to the community in services provided. The economic investment in the clinic has consistently funded clinical support and medical necessities used to provide excellent support to patients who are able to return the investment by leading healthy lives. In turn, patients become healthy community members who live productive lives, raise healthy families, and build healthy communities. The health center was founded in 1986 by Louisiana State University’s Health and Science Center School of Medicine (LSUHSC) with Dr. Robert H. Jackson and the late Sister Margaret McCaffrey in the lead. Dr. Jackson implemented a Saturday morning clinic at the Christian Services Hospitality House, serving uninsured patients with debilitating conditions and diseases. The center earned its non-profit status in May 1986 and built the beginnings of great works in a small cinder block building on Spragg Street in the Ledbetter Heights community. From this small foundation and years of hard work, what is now the MLK Health Center and Pharmacy stands proud and ready to serve patients on Olive Street in Shreveport. The health center is an important educational hub for medical and health care students who attend local universities. It is a major resource to the Shreveport-Bossier City medical education community because the patient services provided there are valuable clinical laboratories for many medical degree programs. Medical students and health care professionals from Centenary College, Louisiana State University in Shreveport, Louisiana State University Health Shreveport, Northwestern State University College of Nursing, and the School of Allied Health

Professions benefit from the unique learning environment by gaining valuable experience in the delivery of health care to medically vulnerable patients. The health center’s importance as a major medical resource more than doubles in value as its mission is combined with a lofty vision in the minds of volunteers’ who longed to focus on the humanity of medicine that would improve the overall health care for patients without access to medical care and prescriptions. More than a traditional health clinic, this patient-centered approach to care led to the creation of a caring clinic culture that provides opportunities for patients to connect and share with others in similar situations. The Work/Home Wellness program at the health center will partner with business owners and companies to keep employees healthy by providing your company or business with a certified health team that performs health risk assessments and screenings, nutrition education by a licensed dietitian, and ongoing health coaching for you and your employees. The HEART Community Engagement Program offers enrollment through assessment clinics hosted every other month. This program offers services for families living in the DeSoto and Red River parishes that are at risk or struggling with chronic conditions like diabetes and cardiovascular disease for families living in the DeSoto and Red River parishes. Healthy living and eating programs with connected group experiences are popular and fun programs at the health center. On their website you’ll find testimonials about the opportunities to learn to make healthy food choices, incorporate simple exercises, and have fun, all while learning to make health a priority in their lives. Everyone is welcome to subscribe to MLK Health’s Recipe of the Month Club led by dietician and health coach, Grey Rogers! Grey’s curated recipes are packed full of the nutrients and vitamins your body needs. Grey’s Youtube channel is another innovative and helpful place where patients and nonpatients can join in a conversation, learn, and gain or provide support. The MLK Health Center and Pharmacy serves everyone in our community! Our own families’ future doctors and nurses are in training as they research, study, and work to provide great medical care to the patients currently in need of a helping hand. Your donations provide critical training to medical students and healthcare services to the uninsured and disadvantaged. Volunteers come in the forms of medical practitioners, students, farmers, artists, and anyone with skill and knowledge to share. Volunteering with MLK Health is another way you can contribute to building a healthier community for the future. The website https://mlkhealth.org/ provides all the information for people who are in need of health services and for the philanthropists who wish to donate and/or volunteer. To volunteer with MLK Health, email brenda@ mlkhealth.org for opportunities.

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I am not retiring.”

Thus spake Neil Johnson, photographer, theatre lover, frequent traveler, and man of letters. Just like the hero of Friedrich Nietzsche’s treatise, Johnson has come down from his mountain to share more of himself with the world. Johnson is widely known in the field of commercial photography. His images have adorned offices, public buildings, the pages of coffee table books, and the galleries of some of the most prestigious publications. But, according to the veteran lensman, the time has come, as Lewis Carroll’s Walrus said, to talk of many things. Those things will include historical fiction to join his library of children’s books. But after a career that has spanned almost four decades, is such a change of direction a momentary fancy? “I’m doing this to the end. This is not a hobby. This is my new career because I love it, I can’t not do it. When we finish [this interview], I want to go back into my home office and write more.” So, what brought about this pivot of direction from Mr. Image to Mr. Verbiage? When you examine Johnson’s curriculum vitae, the course correction seems more logical. “I [have] a journalism degree. I’m trained as a writer. I worked for the Shreveport Journal in the spring and summer of 1975. That summer, I toured a photo lab. I said, this is so cool. I’d never seen anything like it. To work with photographers and create images and use enlargers and make giant prints. Work with creative people for creative people. I got ‘called’ to work there. I said, that’s what I want to do. I started working there after graduation for minimum wage. I stuck with it.” Sticking with it led to commissions from countless local clients, Time Magazine, National Geographic and more. Johnson has captured the likenesses of the rich and famous and the anonymous and every day, stunning vistas, and the intricacies of nature. He’s even grabbed images of historic events, whether important to a single person or a whole community. Bob Dylan sang, “For the times they are a-changin’,” and that lyric applies to Johnson, as well. His decision to reallocate his efforts has many facets. Photography has changed. The days of photographic emulsion, developers, fixers, and hours in a darkroom are fading quickly. “The change from analog to digital came right in the middle of [my career]. I saw it coming, then switched. But photography goes on and on and evolves and changes and gets better and more accessible and versatile. I love digital.”


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bility of time. Johnson admitted that a large portion of a commercial photographer’s responsibility is hauling equipment to locations, accessing sometimes uncomfortable perches to capture the perfect shot, and spending a lot of time in unforgiving environments. Last year, Johnson made the decision to sell his studio in the old Jouett’s Grocery on Louisiana Avenue. He is still working out of the building and plans to utilize its spacious studio space until someone buys the property. “I just ordered my next professional camera. I’m still shooting.” Now his focus will be on décor, selling larger prints of his work for decorators and interior designers. “I’ve got a massive library of images, thousands and thousands of all kinds of images with lots of Louisiana, lots of Shreveport Bossier, and historic Shreveport,” Johnson said. He has some longtime clients he said he will not forsake. But he’s not interested in growing the commercial photography job file. It’s time to indulge his new passion: historical fiction. “I started my epic novel over three years ago. It’s on the birth of photography. I’ve researched it. I’ve been to Europe twice. I’ve entered the heads of these three wonderful characters and know their lives from beginning to when photography is invented. I know who they are and how they got into photography.” Johnson said this is not a story most folks are familiar with, even professional photographers he’s met over the years. And he is taking small fictional liberties to help heighten and already dramatic tale. When this volume is put out on the shelves, Johnson said he is already thinking about his next book. That, and some shutter bugging to feed his inner photographer. “I want to go run around the state of Louisiana and get more swamp pictures, New Orleans pictures, architecture for people who want to decorate their offices. I want to keep shooting and every so often go out and do a photo safari. Just go out and grab pictures and have fun doing it. I love to shoot. “No, I’m not retiring. Make sure whatever you say that is number one, I am not retiring. I am pivoting.”

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Ark-La-Tex Ear, Nose & Throat and Hearing Center 7847 Youree Drive Shreveport, LA 71105 318.212.3960 Center for Ear, Nose & Throat Disorders 2300 Hospital Drive, Suite 460 Bossier City, LA 71111 318.212.7953 Ear, Nose and Throat Center 2121 Line Ave. Shreveport, LA 71104 318.226.9441 Ear, Nose and Throat Center 8575 Fern Ave., Suite 103 Shreveport, LA 71105 318.798.0759 Chuka V. Ifeanyi, M.D. Highland Clinic — main campus 1455 E. Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Suite 205 Shreveport, LA 71105 318.798.4440 Chandrakant M. Joshi, M.D. 2211 Shed Road Bossier City, LA 71111 318.746.3880

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David Raines Community Health Center – Bossier City 1514 Doctors Drive Bossier City, LA 71111 318.549.2500

Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport ENT Clinic 1606 Kings Highway Shreveport, LA 71130 318.675.6402

David Raines Community Health Center – Shreveport North 1625 David Raines Road Shreveport, LA 71107 318.425.2252

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Bossier Endodontics 2915 Plantation Driv Bossier City, LA 71111 318.742.1602

Crawford Jarvis Family Dental 7607 Fern Ave., Suite 800 Shreveport, LA 71105 318.797.1181

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Marian E. Feducia, DDS 3503 Youree Drive Shreveport, LA 71105 318.861.7207

Branton Family Dentistry 550 Greenacres Blvd. Bossier City, LA 71111 318.747.6007

Davenport Family Dental Clinic 1850 Dr. Martin Luther King Drive Shreveport, LA 71107 318.226.0244

Brigham & Brigham Dental 2281 Benton Road Bossier City, LA 71111 318.742.9852

David Raines Community Health Center – Bossier City 1514 Doctors Drive Bossier City, LA 71111 318.841.6023

Broadmoor Family Dentistry 230 Carroll St., Suite 4 Shreveport, LA 71105 318.865.3311 Burns Family Dentistry 2010 E. 70th St. Shreveport, LA 71105 318.798.3000 Kayla R Byrne, DDS 7600 Fern Ave., Suite 300 Shreveport, LA 71105 318.524.0700

Pinnacle Gastroenterology 2551 Greenwood Road, Ste 350 Shreveport, LA 71103 318. 212.8710

Basinger Family Dentistry 818 Pierremont Road Shreveport, LA 71106 318.869.3020

Gary L. Caskey, DDS 8789 Line Ave. Shreveport, LA 71106 318.865.1600

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WK Digestive Disease Consultants 2508 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Suite 304 Shreveport, LA 71118 318.212.5980

William A. Bolinger, DDS 1602 Barksdale Blvd. Bossier City, LA 71111 318.325.9764

David Raines Community Health Center – Shreveport North 1625 David Raines Road Shreveport, LA 71107 318.227.9001 Divine Dentistry 7101 Pines Road Shreveport, LA 71129 318.686.2015 Dupree Family Dental 1945 E. 70th St. Shreveport, LA 71105 318.797.1187

Fern Avenue Dentistry 8535 Fern Ave. Shreveport, LA 71105 318.798.3376 Fox Family Dentistry 406 Turtle Creek Drive Shreveport, LA 71115 318.797.0006 Fresh Dental – Shreveport 7030 Youree Drive, Suite B Shreveport, LA 71105 318.562.5648 Frank N. Gaensehals, DDS 6169 Greenwood Road Shreveport, LA 71119 318.635.7021 Chris B. Gardner, DDS 1608 Jimmie Davis Highway, Suite C Bossier City, LA 71112 318.747.6440 John Gilmer, Jr., DDS 275 Kayla St., Suite 300 Shreveport, LA 71105 318.865.5576

Laura A. Earnest, DDS 275 Kayla St., Suite 100 Shreveport, LA 71105 318.865.0530

Misty Clump, DDS 8938 Kingston Road Shreveport, LA 71118 318.686.3899

William Hall, DDS 7600 Fern Ave., Bld. 1100 Shreveport, LA 71105 318.868.8276

Elite Family Dentistry 2160 Airline Drive, Suite B Bossier City, LA 71111 318.741.6778

Paul C. Heilman, DDS 7600 Fern Ave., Suite 1100 Shreveport, LA 71105 318.797.1550

Cormier Family Dentistry 5839 E. Kings Highway Shreveport, LA 71105 318.868.4072

Elite Family Dentistry 2001 East 70th St., Suite 108 Shreveport, LA 71105 318.741.6778

Henderson Dentistry 9096 Walker Road Shreveport, LA 71118 318.687.6453

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Chris A. Mott, DDS 631 Milam St., Suite 101 Shreveport, LA 71101 318.424.7113

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Hooper Family Dentistry 5148 Airline Dr. Bossier City, LA 71111 318.742.2272

Galen L. Norgard, DDS 8948 Kingston Road Shreveport, LA 71118 318.687.3040

Maureen Sheridan Fenton, DDS 230 Carroll St., Suite 5 Shreveport, LA 71105 318.868.5115

Sterling Dental Center 2533 W Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Suite107 Shreveport, LA 71118 318.688.1040

Horizon Family Dental 2910 Shed Road Bossier City, LA 71111 318.965.6760

Ocean Dental 1297 Shreveport-Barksdale Highway Shreveport, LA 71105 318.865.8844

Stacey S. Jones, DDS 1611 Jimmie Davis Highway, Suite B Bossier City, LA 71112 318.742.0800

Robert Palmer, Jr, DDS 6150 Line Ave. Shreveport, LA 71106 318.868.5726

Shreveport Bossier Family Dental Care 2119 Airline Drive, Suite 700 Bossier City, LA 71111 318.686.7470

Benjamin M. Kacos, DM.D. 230 Carroll St., Suite 3 Shreveport, LA 71105 318.869.2593

Patterson Dental 345 W. Bert Kouns Industrial Loop Shreveport, LA 71106 318.682.1300

Live Oak Dental 1620 Benton Road Bossier City, LA 71111 318.746.2692

Pendleton Dental 4034 Hollywood Ave. Shreveport, LA 71109 318.424.3739

Lott Family Dentistry 1517 Doctors Drive Bossier City, LA 71111 318.752.1961

Robert L. Price, DDS 2046 E. 70th St. Shreveport, LA 71105 318.798.0868

Shreveport Bossier Family Dental Care 910 W. Bert Kouns Ind Loop Shreveport, LA 71118 318.686.7470

Walker Family Dentistry 9220 Ellerbe Road, Suite 400 Shreveport, LA 71106 318.687.1525

Loud Family Dental 2701 Frederick St. Shreveport, LA 71109 318.631.3464

David Reed, DDS 1514 Gary St. Shreveport, LA 71103 318.424.1297

Sims Dental 3546 Greenwood Road Shreveport, LA 71109 318.631.1100

Edwin E. Westmoreland, DDS 745 Edgemont St., Suite A Shreveport, LA 71106 318.869.3561

Geaux Dental 2114 US-80 Haughton, LA 71037 318.949.8344

Rabalais Dental Centre 2164 Airline Drive Bossier City, LA 71111 318.747.3270

Smile Dental Center 2015 E 70th St. Shreveport, LA 71105 318.797.3505

Suzanne C. Windham, DDS 6140 Line Ave. Shreveport, LA 71106 318.865.4620

Shreveport Bossier Family Dental Care 3412 Barksdale Blvd. Bossier City, 71112 318.686.7470 Shreveport Bossier Family Dental Care 4955 N. Market St., Suite 500 Shreveport, LA 71107 318.686.7470

Jon-Christian N. Stewart, DDS 733 Pierremont Road Shreveport, LA 71106 318.868.0295 Scott L. Taylor, DDS 2550 W. Bert Kouns Industrial Loop Shreveport, LA 71118 318.686.0866 The Art of Dentistry 8510 Line Ave., Suite A Shreveport, LA 71106 318.869.3111 The Dental Studio 4705 Palmetto Road, Suite C Benton, LA 71006 318.965.5700

Brian Dockendorf, M.D. Highland Clinic — main campus 1455 E. Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Suite 203 Shreveport, LA 71105 318.798.4600 Charles D. Knight, Jr., M.D. Highland Clinic Main Campus 1455 E. Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Suite 203 Shreveport, LA 71105 318.798.4691 Mark R. Mainous, M.D. 8001 Youree Drive, Suite 840 Shreveport, LA 71115 318.795.9100 Stephen White, M.D. Highland Clinic Main Campus 1455 E. Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Suite 202 Shreveport, LA 71105 318.798.4484 WK Advanced Laparoscopic Robotic Surgery 2551 Greenwood Road, Suite 310 Shreveport, LA 71103 318.212.6070 WK Bossier Surgical Associates 2400 Hospital Drive, Suite 250 Bossier City LA 71111 318.746.4460 WK North Laparoscopic Surgical Associates 2751 Albert Bicknell Drive, Suite 3D Shreveport, LA 71103 318.212.6710 WK Robotic & Laparoscopic Surgery Clinic 2551 Greenwood Road, Suite 310 Shreveport, LA 71103 318.212.4270



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As the 14th of 19 siblings, Harvey Gafford recalls his happy childhood on a farm near Shreveport and believes that large families have a lot of love to share. He and his wife Sandra, together more than four decades, have been blessed with a nicely sized family of their own that includes five adult children and ten grandchildren. He also serves as a deacon at his church, ministering to others in God’s family. Harvey suffered a gunshot wound when he was 18 leaving him with drop foot and partial paralysis in his right leg. His job at a hospital led to further issues, beginning with an infection that took half his foot. Ultimately, recurring infections led to the amputation of his leg below the knee. He struggled with previous prostheses that gave him “nothing but trouble”—until he struck up a conversation with a stranger wearing a prosthesis, who happened to work at Snell’s and invited Gafford to come by for an initial consultation. “That’s how I got started going to Snell’s and I’ve been happy ever since,” he concluded. He hopes his life may serve as an example for others. “If the pictures (and my story) help anyone who is going through something similar, then that’s what I’m all about.”

WK Surgical Consultants 8001 Youree Drive Shreveport, LA 71115 318.212.2846 GENETICS CHRISTUS Cancer Treatment Center 1455 E. Bert Kouns Industrial Loop Shreveport, LA 71115 318.681.4138 GERIATRIC MEDICINE Shreveport Geriatrics 850 Margaret Place Shreveport, LA 71101 318.222.8187 GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY Gynecologic Oncology Associates 2600 Kings Highway, Suite 420 Shreveport, LA 71103 318.212.8727 HAND SURGERY Center for Hand Surgery 385 W. Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Suite 500 Shreveport, LA 71106 318.686.9986 Orthopedic Specialists of Louisiana 1500 Line Ave., Suite 100 Shreveport, LA 71101 318.635.3052 Orthopedic Specialists of Louisiana 2005 Landry Drive Bossier City, LA 71111 318.752.7850 Specialists Hospital Shreveport 1500 Line Ave., Suite 201 Shreveport, LA 71101 318.213.3800 HEAD & NECK SURGERY WK Center for Head and Neck Cancer & Reconstructive Surgery 2600 Kings Highway, Suite 120 Shreveport, LA 71103 318.212.8241 WK Oral & Maxillofacial/Head & Neck Oncologic & Reconstructive Surgery 2600 Kings Highway, Suite 300 Shreveport, LA 71103 318.212.7821 HEMATOLOGY & ONCOLOGY Breast Care Specialists 1400 E. Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Suite 100 Shreveport, LA 71105 318.524.9565 CHRISTUS Cancer Treatment Center 1455 E. Bert Kouns Industrial Loop Shreveport, LA 71115 318.681.4138 CHRISTUS Cancer Treatment Center — Bossier 2539 Viking Drive Bossier City, LA 71111 318.681.4138 Manish Dhawan, M.D. Highland Clinic Main Campus 1455 E. Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Suite 101 Shreveport, LA 71105 318.213.0380

Kirtan Koticha, M.D. Highland Clinic — main campus 1455 E. Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Suite 101 Shreveport, LA 71105 318.213.0380 Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinic 1602 Kings Highway Shreveport, LA 71130 318.813.1041 Urologic Cancer Care 8001 Youree Drive, Suite 350 Shreveport, LA 71115 318.212.3369 WK Hematology/Oncology 2600 Kings Highway, Ste 300 Shreveport, LA 71103 318.212.8626

Himanshu G. Desai, M.D. 7829 Youree Drive Shreveport, LA 71105 318.797.8777

Total Care Medical Clinic 2001 E. 70th St., Suite 315 Shreveport, LA 71105 318.670.1251

Deanna S. Donley, M.D. 2508 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Suite 403 Shreveport, LA 71118 318.212.5060

Tri-State Medical Clinic 2551 Greenwood Road, Suite 410 Shreveport, LA 71103 318.621.2929

Fairfield Internal Medicine 1801 Fairfield Ave., Suite 400 Shreveport, LA 71101 318.848.2830 Roan Flenniken, M.D. Highland Clinic — main campus 1455 E. Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Suite 300 Shreveport, LA 71105 318.798.4488


John P. Harris, M.D. 7837 Youree Drive John C. McDonald Regional Transplant Shreveport, LA 71105 318.212.2890 Center at Willis-Knighton 2751 Albert Bicknell Drive, Suite 4A Internal Medicine Associates Shreveport, LA 71103 8001 Youree Drive, Suite 400 318.212.4275 Shreveport, LA 71115 318.212.3456 HYPERBARIC MEDICINE & WOUND CARE Cherise A. Irby, M.D. 1905 Fairfield Ave. CHRISTUS Wound Care Center Shreveport, LA 71101 1505 E. Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, 318.629.4729 Suite 101 Shreveport, LA 71105 Byron Jackson, M.D. 318.681.7480 745 Olive St., Suite 203 Shreveport, LA 71104 WK Hyperbaric and Wound 318.221.2054 Care Center South 2530 Bert Kouns Industrial Louisiana Family Practice Loop, Suite 138 2300 Hospital Drive, Suite 200 Shreveport, LA 71118 Bossier City, LA 71111 318.212.5911 318.212.7830 WK Hyperbaric and D. J. Moller, Jr., M.D. Wound Care Center – Bossier 8001 Youree Drive, Suite 970 2300 Hospital Drive, Suite 130 Shreveport, LA 71115 Bossier City, LA 71111 318.212.3393 318.212.7080 INFECTIOUS DISEASES Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Subspecialty Clinic (Infectious Diseases) 1606 Kings Highway Shreveport, LA 71130 318.675.6402 Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Pediatric Infectious Diseases Clinic 1602 Kings Highway Shreveport, LA 71130 318.675.6081 Shreveport Infectious Disease 8001 Youree Drive Shreveport, LA 71115 318.212.3939 WK Northwest Louisiana Infectious Disease Consultants 2551 Greenwood Road, Suite 150 Shreveport, LA 71103 318.212.6888 INTERNAL MEDICINE Alan J. Borne, M.D. 1811 E. Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Suite 440 Shreveport, LA 71105 318.222.9205 Bossier Internal Medicine Diagnostic & Treatment Clinic 2400 Hospital Drive, Suite 420 Bossier City, LA 71111 318.212.7910

Northwest Internal Medicine 8001 Youree Drive, Suite 580 Shreveport, LA 71115 318.212.3740 Pierremont Associates in Internal Medicine 1811 E. Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Suite 130 Shreveport, LA 71105 318.212.2929 Pierremont Internal Medicine Associates 8001 Youree Drive, Suite 450 Shreveport, LA 71115 318.212.3952 Promise Hospital of Louisiana 2525 Viking Drive Bossier City, LA 71111 318.841.2525 Red River Internal Medicine 2300 Hospital Drive, Suite 320 Bossier City, LA 71111 318.212.7848 Paul Rushing, M.D. Highland Clinic — main campus 1455 E. Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Suite 300 Shreveport, LA 71105 318.798.4488

NEUROLOGY Meghan Harris, M.D. Highland Clinic — main campus 1455 E. Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Suite 109 Shreveport, LA 71105 318.798.4458

Russell W. Tynes, M.D. 460 Ashley Ridge Blvd., Suite 500 Shreveport, LA 71106 318.212.1610

Headache, TBI & Cognitive Research Institute 3555 Youree Drive Shreveport, LA 71105 318.865.1200

Charles P. Werner, M.D. 2508 W. Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Suite 400 Shreveport, LA 71118 318.673.8320

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Gary E. Williams, M.D. 2520 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Suite 202 Shreveport, LA 71118 318.212.5040

WK Tri-State Neurology 2551 Greenwood Road, Suite 240 Shreveport, LA 71103 318.212.8675 NEUROSURGERY

WK Adult Medicine Specialists 2508 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Suite 300 Shreveport LA 71118 318.212.5757

Comprehensive Neurosurgery 8001 Youree Drive, Suite 970 Shreveport, LA 71115 318.797.5543

WK Internal Medicine Specialists 8001 Youree Drive, Suite 550 Shreveport, LA 71115 318.212.3681

Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Neurosurgery/ Neurology Clinic 1501 Kings Highway Shreveport, LA 71103 318.675.6402

MATERNAL/FETAL MEDICINE WK Regional Perinatal Center 2508 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Suite 210 Shreveport, LA 71118 318.212.5860 NEONATOLOGY Ark-La-Tex Neonatology 2510 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop Shreveport, LA 71118 CHRISTUS Neonatology 1453 E. Bert Kouns Industrial Loop Shreveport, LA 71105 318.681.4500 NEPHROLOGY Genesis Nephrology 8730 Youree Drive, Bldg. A Shreveport, LA 71115 318.221.2707

Specialists Hospital of Louisiana 1500 Line Ave., Suite 201 Shreveport, LA 318.213.3800 Spectrum Neurosurgery 2800 Hearne Ave. Shreveport, LA 71103 318.212.8115 Tri-State Neurosurgery 2551 Greenwood Road, Suite 320 Shreveport, LA 71103 318.212.8176 WK Center for Neurosurgery at Pierremont 8001 Youree Drive, Suite 850 Shreveport, LA 71115 318.424.2623 WK Neurosurgical Associates 2800 Hearne Ave. Shreveport, LA 71103 318.212.6086

John C. McDonald Regional Transplant OBSTETRICS/GYNECOLOGY Center at Willis-Knighton 2751 Albert Bicknell Drive, Suite 4A Bossier Healthcare for Women Shreveport, LA 71103 2449 Hospital Drive, Suite 260 318.212.4275 Bossier City, LA 71111 318.212.7840 Stephen J. Kilpatrick, M.D. 745 Olive St., Suite 207 Shreveport, LA 71104 318.216.3040

Melissa L. Lynn, M.D. 2751 Albert Bicknell Drive, Suite 3C Shreveport, LA 7103 318.212.0810 Nephrology Consultants 745 Olive St., Suite 200 Shreveport, LA 71104 318.226.0809

Dale V. Bauman, M.D. 2300 Hospital Drive, Suite 310 Bossier City, LA 71111 318.752.1502 Russell D. Burlison, M.D. Highland Clinic — main campus 1455 E. Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Suite 308 Shreveport, LA 71105 318.798.4400

Shreveport Internal Medicine 1449 E. Bert Kouns Ind. Loop Shreveport, LA 71115 318.629.0220

Northwest Louisiana Nephrology 1800 Buckner St., Suite C-120 Shreveport, LA 71101 318.227.8899

Center for Women’s Health and Wellness 8001 Youree Drive, Suite 320 Shreveport, LA 71115 318.212.2870

Feist-Weiller Cancer Center 1501 Kings Highway Shreveport, LA 71103 318.813.1100

Cardinal Care Medical Practice 725 N. Ashley Ridge Loop, Suite 100 Shreveport, LA 71106 318.935.6177

Krishna R. Singh, M.D. 6047 5 Oaks Drive Shreveport, LA 71129 318.686.5255

Northwest Louisiana Nephrology 2501 Greenwood Road Shreveport, LA 71103 318.631.1584

Doctors for Women 8001 Youree Drive, Suite 900 Shreveport, LA 71115 318.797.0101

Hematology/Oncology Associates Cancer Center 2600 Kings Highway, Ste 340 Shreveport, LA 71103 318.212.8620

CHRISTUS Primary Care Associates 1460 E. Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Suite 700 Shreveport, LA 71105 318.681.5580

South Shreveport Internal Medicine 2508 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Suite 301 Shreveport, LA 71118 318.212.5991

Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Subspecialty Clinic (Nephrology) 1606 Kings Highway Shreveport, LA 71130 318.675.7402

OB-GYN Associates of Shreveport Portico Shopping Center 7941 Youree Drive Shreveport, LA, 71105 318.797.7941

Hematology/Oncology Associates – Pierremont 8001 Youree Drive, Suite 500 Shreveport, LA 71115 318.212.3702

CHRISTUS Primary Care — Shreveport 9091 Ellerbe Road, Suite 200 Shreveport, LA 71106 318.681.1630

Kapil H. Thakkar, M.D. 8001 Youree Drive Shreveport, LA 71115 318.212.3821

Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Pediatric Nephrology Clinic 1602 Kings Highway Shreveport, LA 71130 318.675.8639

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Orthopedic Specialists of Louisiana 2005 Landry Drive Bossier City, LA 71111 318.752.7850 OCULOPLASTIC SURGERY Bryan Vekovius, M.D. 450 Ashley Ridge Blvd. Shreveport, LA 71106 318.868.4424 OPHTHALMOLOGY Adams EyeCare 1911 Benton Road, Suite C Bossier City, LA 71111 318.742.4012

Dr. Vivian Fountain 7110 Youree Drive Shreveport, LA 71105 318.798.5072

Bossier Eye Institute 2300 Hospital Drive, Suite 140 Bossier City, LA 71111 318.746.2020

Dr. D. L. Jordan 2601 Jewella Ave. Shreveport, LA 71109 318.631.5511

Bossier Family Eye Care 1519 Doctors Drive, Suite 1 Bossier City, LA 71111 318.747.0302 Dr. Au Eye Clinic 2910 Shed Road, Suite B Bossier City, LA 71111 318.742.3399 Highland Clinic Ophthalmology 471 Ashley Ridge Blvd., Suite 100 Shreveport, LA 71106 318.795.4770 Eye Care Specialists of Louisiana 1801 Fairfield Ave., Suite 103 Shreveport, LA 71101 318.841.3937 Lusk Eye Specialists 451 Ashley Ridge Blvd. Shreveport, LA 71106 318.222.5555 Charles E. Lyon, M.D. 836 Olive St. Shreveport, LA 71104 318.222.8421

David T. Vandermolen, M.D. 2401 Greenwood Road, Suite A Shreveport, LA 71103 318.841.5800

Planchard Eye & Laser Center 2400 Hospital Drive, Suite 100 Bossier City, LA 71111 318.212.7860

Leonard Weather, Jr., M.D. 2120 W. Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Suite C Shreveport, LA 71118 318.671.5320

Shreveport Eye Clinic 471 Ashley Ridge Blvd., Suite 300 Shreveport, LA 71106 318.861.4009

Women’s Health Associates 2400 Hospital Drive, Suite 240 Bossier City, LA 71111 318.742.5800

WK Eye Institute North 2611 Greenwood Road Shreveport, LA 71103 318.212.2020 WK Eye Institute Pierremont 7607 Youree Drive Shreveport, LA 71105 318.212.3937

Women’s Health Clinic 2508 Bert Kouns Indsutrial Loop, Suite 201 Shreveport, LA 71118 318.212.5790

WK Eye Institute South 2530 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Suite 116 Shreveport, LA 71118 318.212.5901

Women’s Specialists at South 9111 Susan Drive Shreveport, LA 71118 318.212.5343

WK Zaffater Eye Center 2449 Hospital Drive, Suite 460 Bossier City, LA 71111 318.212.7373



Work Kare 2724 Greenwood Road Shreveport, LA 71109 318.212.4750

Adams EyeCare 1911 Benton Road, Suite C Bossier City, LA 71111 318.742.4012

Work Kare 2300 Hospital Drive Bossier City, LA 71111 318.212.7750

Bossier Family Eye Care 1519 Doctors Drive, Suite 1 Bossier City, LA 71111 318.747.0302

Work Kare 1666 E. Bert Kouns Industrial Loop Shreveport, LA 71105 318.212.3750 OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY Orthopedic Specialists of Louisiana 1500 Line Ave., Suite 100 Shreveport, LA 71101 318.635.3052


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Eye Care, Inc. 5848 Line Ave. Shreveport, LA 71106 318.865.0017 Eye Central 8889 Jewella Ave., Suite D Shreveport, LA 71118 318.686.5227

Catherine F. Vanderloos, M.D. 460 Ashley Ridge Blvd., Suite 200 Shreveport, LA 71106 318.865.4333

WK Women’s Health Clinic Partners 2508 Bert Kouns Indsustrial Loop Shreveport, LA 71118 318.212.5907

Dr. Alicia P. Crooks 2536 Airline Drive Bossier City, LA 71111

Dr. Neil W. Brogden 836 Olive St. Shreveport, LA 71104 318.222.8421 Clifton Eye Center 1000 Chinaberry Drive, Suite 302 Bossier City, LA 71111 318.550.5815

Kelly Eyecare-Bossier 2610 Airline Drive, Suite 100 Bossier City, LA 71111 318.995.4907 Kelly Eyecare-Shreveport 7020 Youree Drive, Suite A Shreveport, LA 71105 318.575.0038 Dr. David Kirby 2536 Airline Drive Bossier City, LA 71111 318.747.8995 Lusk Eye Specialists-Minden 3 Medical Plaza Minden, LA 71055 318.222.5555 Lusk Eye Specialists-Shreveport 451 Ashley Ridge Blvd. Shreveport, LA 71106 318.222.5555 Murphy Eye Clinic 6235 Westport Ave. Shreveport, LA 71129 318.687.3708 Dr. Anh-Tuan H. Nguyen 510 E. Stoner, Ave. Shreveport, LA 71101 318.221.8411 Shreveport Eye Specialists 8445 Line Ave, Ste 200 Shreveport, LA 71106 318.771.7597 Silverblatt Eye Clinic 1803 East 70th St. Shreveport, LA 71105 318.798.4000 Stanton Optical 1655 E. Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Suite 100 Shreveport, LA 71105 318.383.5066 Vision One 955 Pierremont Ave. Shreveport, LA 71106 318.868.6118 Willis-Knighton Eye Institute-North 2611 Greenwood Road Shreveport, LA 71103 318.212.2020 Willis-Knighton Eye InstitutePierremont 7607 Youree Drive Shreveport, LA 71105 318.212.3937 Willis-Knighton Eye Institute-South 2530 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Suite 116 Shreveport, LA 71118 318.212.5901

ArkLaTex Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 7600 Fern Ave., Bld. 1400 Shreveport, LA 71105 318.797.5812 Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic 1606 Kings Highway Shreveport, LA 71130 318.675.6402

Peter H. Nasser, DDS 1911 Benton Road Bossier City, LA 71111 318.747.0222 ORTHOPEDICS & SPORTS MEDICINE

Oral Surgery Associates 525 Doctors Drive Bossier City, LA 318.747.5791

Bossier Orthopedics 2449 Hospital Drive, Suite 340 and Suite 200 Bossier City, LA 71111 318.212.7841

Oral Surgery Associates 2120 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Suite D Shreveport, LA 71118 318.687.9800

CHRISTUS Kids Clinic 170 Buckner Square, Suite 150 Shreveport, LA 71101 318.681.4803

James W. Sikes, Jr., M.D. Highland Clinic — main campus 1455 E. Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Suite 208 Shreveport, LA 71105 318.798.4466 WK Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery Institute — Bossier 2400 Hospital Drive, Suite 490 Bossier City, LA 71111 318.212.7821 WK Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Institute — Cancer Center 2600 Kings Highway Shreveport, LA 71103 318.212.8344 WK Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Institute — South 2508 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Suite 410 Shreveport, LA 71118 318.212.5944 ORTHODONTICS Cook Orthodontics 310 Carroll St. Shreveport, LA 71105 318.869.1672 Cook Orthodontics 2900 E. Texas St. Bossier City, LA 71111 318.741.1600 Cosse & Silmon Orthodontics 230 Carroll St., No. 1 Shreveport, LA 71105 318.869.1248 Cosse & Silmon Orthodontics 4001 Viking Drive, Suite B Bossier City, LA 71111 318.213.5437 Foster Orthodontics 1914 E. 70th St. Shreveport, LA 71105 318.797.8833 Foster Orthodontics 3011 Airline Drive Bossier City, LA 71111 318.741.0080

CHRISTUS Outpatient Therapy 4187 Viking Dr. Bossier City, LA 318.681.1280 CHRISTUS Outpatient Therapy 1453 E. Bert Kouns Industrial Loop Shreveport, LA 71105 318.681.5437 Highland Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine 1455 E. Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Suite 210 Shreveport, LA 71105 318.798.4623 Robert E. Holladay IV, M.D. 820 Jordan St., Suite 204 Shreveport, LA 71101 318.222.6098 Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Orthopedic Clinic 1606 Kings Highway Shreveport, LA 71130 318.675.6402 Orthopedic Specialists of Louisiana 1500 Line Ave., Suite 100 Shreveport, LA 71101 318.635.3052 Orthopedic Specialists of Louisiana 2005 Landry Drive Bossier City, LA 71111 318.752.7850 Spine Institute of Louisiana 1500 Line Ave., Suite 200 Shreveport, LA 71101 318.629.5555 Specialists Hospital Shreveport 1500 Line Ave., Suite 201 Shreveport, LA 71101 318.213.3800 The Bone & Joint Clinic 2449 Hospital Drive, Suite 200 Bossier City, LA 71111 318.425.8701 The Orthopaedic Clinic 7925 Youree Drive, Suite 200 Shreveport, LA 71105 318.212.3610 PAIN MANAGEMENT

Graf Orthodontics 6930 Fern Ave., Suite 250 Shreveport, LA 71105 318.798.3707

Ark-La-Tex Spine Care 8660 Fern Ave., Suite 120 Shreveport, LA 71105 318.841.9999

Graf Orthodontics 2160 Airline Drive Bossier City, LA71111 318.933.3958

Louisiana Pain Physicians 457 Ashley Ridge Blvd. Shreveport, LA 71106 318.861.7246

Graf Orthodontics 909 Elm St. ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY Minden, LA71055 318.377.6803 ArkLaTex Oral and Lang Orthodontics Maxillofacial Surgery 1050 Bancorp South Circle, Suite 400 814 Pierremont Road Shreveport, LA 71106 Bossier City, LA 71111 318.747.5812 318.861.0700 ArkLaTex Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 909 Elm St. Minden, LA 71105 318.371.3531

Peter H. Nasser, DDS 9091 Ellerbe Road, Suite 500 Shreveport, LA 71106 318.864.2860

Louisiana Orthodontic Specialists 2515 Southside Drive Shreveport, LA 71118 318.688.2225

Pain Care Consultants 1534 Elizabeth Ave., Suite 201 Shreveport, LA 71101 318.629.5505 Pain Care Consultants 2005 Landry Drive Bossier City, LA 71111 318.629.5505 Shreveport-Bossier Pain Clinic 7923 Line Ave. Shreveport, LA 71106 318.752.7960

Specialists Hospital of Louisiana 1534 Elizabeth Ave., Suite 101 Shreveport, LA 71101 318.213.3800 Spine and Pain Specialists 2449 Hospital Drive, Suite 300 Bossier City, LA 71111 318.212.7960 Spine and Pain Specialists 1811 E. Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Suite 300 Shreveport, LA 71115 318.212.2760 Spine and Pain Specialists 2551 Greenwood Drive, Suite 230 Shreveport, LA 71103 318.212.8070 PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY Holly Cook, DDS 7600 Fern Ave. Shreveport, LA 71105 318.524.2024 Fresh Dental 7030 Youree Drive, Suite B Shreveport, LA 71105 318.402.4604 Fresh Dental 2300 Airline Drive, Suite 200 Bossier City, LA 71111 318.719.7635 Ocean Dental 1297 Shreveport-Barksdale Highway Shreveport, LA 71105 318.865.8844 Pediatric Dental Partners 318 Carroll St. Shreveport, LA 71105 318.865.2250

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Pediatric Dental Partners 4001 Viking Drive, Suite A Bossier City, LA 71111 318.747.7020

Pediatric Dentistry of Shreveport-Bossier 2285 Benton Road, C-100 Bossier City, LA 71111 318.742.9333

Center for Pediatrics —South 2518 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop Shreveport, LA 71118 318.212.5437 (KIDS)

Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Children’s Clinic 1450 Claiborne Ave. Shreveport, LA 71103 318.813.2960

Pediatric Dentist of Shreveport-Bossier 6930 Fern Ave., Suite 200 Shreveport, LA 71105 318.742.9333

Choice Pediatrics 6930 Fern Ave. Shreveport, LA 71105 318.290.3673

Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Children’s Clinic 1602 Kings Highway Shreveport, LA 71130 318.675.8600

Shreveport Bossier Kids 3412 Barksdale Blvd., Suite 100 Bossier City, LA 71112 318.213.4693 Smile Dental Center 2015 E. 70th St. Shreveport, LA 71105 318.797.3505 PEDIATRIC INTENSIVE CARE WK Pediatric Intensivists 2510 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Suite 4003 Shreveport, LA 71115 318.212.5665 PEDIATRIC OPHTHALMOLOGY Eye Docs for Kids (Pediatric Eye Specialists) 1400 E. Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Suite 103 Shreveport, LA 71105 318.222.8402 PEDIATRICS

CHRISTUS Pediatric Associates 1549 E. 70th St., Suite 300 Shreveport, LA 71105 318.681.4896

Pediatric Healthcare Associates 1717 E. Bert Kouns Industrial Loop Shreveport, LA 71105 318.212.2920

Alfred W. Hathorn, Jr., M.D. 2120 W. Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Suite L Shreveport, LA 71118 318.686.8197

Pediatric Pulmonary Specialists 2530 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop Shreveport, LA 71118 318.212.5781

Henson Pediatrics 1801 Fairfield Ave., Suite 201 Shreveport, LA 71101 318.779.1950

Pediatric Surgical Associates 2508 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Suite 310 Shreveport, LA 71118 318.212.5880

His Grace Pediatric Clinic 6224 Hearne Ave. Shreveport, LA 71108 318.869.2181

Pierremont Pediatrics 1811 E. Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Suite 140 Shreveport, LA 71115 318.212.3900

Suyah Loud, M.D. 4140 Hollywood Ave. Shreveport, LA 71109 318.946.8183

Acorn to Oak Pediatrics 1025 US-80 Haughton, LA 71037 318.949.0539

Manohar Manchandia, M.D. 2706 Shed Road Bossier City, LA 71111 318.747.5272

Ark-La-Tex Children’s Clinic 2400 Hospital Drive, Suite 120 Bossier City, LA 71111 318.742.6710

Mid City Pediatrics 2225 Line Ave. Shreveport, LA 71104 318.221.2225

Bossier Pediatric Partners 2300 Hospital Drive, Suite 120 Bossier City, LA 71111 318.212.7883

Minden Pediatrics 1232 Sheppard St. Minden, LA 71055 318.377.7116

Portico Pediatrics 1717 E. Bert Kouns Industrial Loop Shreveport, LA 71105 318.212.3930 Premier Pediatrics 2300 Hospital Drive, Suite 420 Bossier City, LA 71111 318.212.7880 WK Care for Kids Clinic 870 Olive St. Shreveport, LA 71104 318.629.0480 WK Pediatric GI Specialists 2508 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Suite 101 Shreveport, LA 71118 318.212.5858

WK Pediatric Intensivists 2510 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop Shreveport, LA 71118 WK Tots to Teens Pediatric Center 845 Olive St. Shreveport, LA 71104 318.226.4892 PERINATOLOGY Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Perinatal Clinic 1602 Kings Highway Shreveport, LA 71130 318.675.6532 PHARMACY Airline Drug 4160 Airline Drive Bossier City, LA 71111 318.584.7433 Benzer Pharmacy 2951 E. Texas St., Suite E Bossier City, LA 71111 318.742.4414 Boudreaux’s Pharmacy 2551 Greenwood Road, Suite 110 Shreveport, LA 71103 318.631.2600 Drug Emporium 5819 E. Kings Highway Shreveport, LA 71105 318.861.7896 Healthcare Pharmacy 8720 Quimper Place, Suite 300 Shreveport, LA 71105 318.671.9603 Healthcare Services 2535 W. Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Suite 211 Shreveport, LA 71118 318.687.4546 Line Avenue Compounding Pharmacy 1822 Line Ave. Shreveport, LA 71101 318.221.5114

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Medic Pharmacy 1849 Line Ave. Shreveport, LA 71104 318.221.0691

Southside Foot Clinics 1521 Doctors Drive Bossier City, 71111 318.747.5200

Northwest Louisiana Interfaith Pharmacy 909 Olive St. Shreveport, LA 71104 318.425.3553

Southside Foot Clinics 9308 Mansfield Road, Suite 100 Shreveport, LA 71118 318.687.6266 PSYCHIATRY

PMO Pharmacy 2255 Woodward Ave. Shreveport, LA 71103 318.429.0161 Specialists Pharmacy 1500 Line Ave., Suite 104B Shreveport, LA 71101 318.213.3351 PHYSICAL MEDICINE/REHAB CHRISTUS Inpatient Rehabilitation Center 1035 Margaret Place Shreveport, LA 71105 318.681.4432 Electrodiagnostic Medicine 1500 Line Ave., Suite 204 Shreveport, LA 71101 318.629.5425 Specialists Hospital of Louisiana 1500 Line Ave., Suite 104 Shreveport, LA 318.213.3800 Leigh Ransonet Henderson, M.D. Highland Clinic Main Campus 1455 E. Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Suite 103 Shreveport, LA 71105 318.798.4444

Ark-La-Tex Mental Health Specialists 4440 Viking Drive, Suite 300 Bossier City, LA 71111 318.584.7137 Behavioral Health Medical Center 2300 Hospital Drive, Suite 340 Bossier City, LA 71111 318.212.7461 Brentwood Hospital 1006 Highland Ave. Shreveport, LA 71101 318.678.7500 CHILD PSYCHIATRY Faculty Clinic Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport 820 Jordan St., Suite 104 Shreveport, LA 71101 318.676.5002 Kenneth Stephens, M.D. 2924 Knight St., Bldg. 4, Suite 434 Shreveport, LA 71105 318.631.1122 Physicians Behavioral Hospital 2025 Desoto St. Shreveport, LA 71103 318.550.0520



Bridges to Beauty 4300 Youree Drive, Suite 300 Shreveport, LA 71105 318.219.8555

Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Ambulatory Care Center 1606 Kings Highway Shreveport, LA 71103 318.626.2445

Brown & O’Neal 2210 Line Ave., Suite 204 Shreveport, LA 71104 318.221.9671 Kenneth Sanders Facial Plastic Surgery 8711 Line Ave. Shreveport, LA 71106 318.698.8711 Lindsey Pennington, MD Facial Plastics 6030 Line Ave., Suite 110 Shreveport, LA 71106 318.216.5366 The Plastic Surgery Center 385 W. Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Suite 100 Shreveport, LA 71106 318.221.1629 Plastic Surgery Of Shreveport 1666 E. Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Suite 145 Shreveport, LA 71105 318.797.9199 The Wall Center for Plastic Surgery 8600 Fern Ave. Shreveport, LA 71105 318.795.0801

RADIOLOGY Ashley Ridge Imaging 463 Ashley Ridge Blvd., Suite 200 Shreveport, Louisiana 71106 318.869.4747 CHRISTUS Advanced Diagnostics 855 Pierremont Road, Suite 105 Shreveport, LA 71106 318.861.7413 CHRISTUS Bossier Emergency Hospital 2531 Viking Drive Bossier City, LA 71111 318.681.7000 CHRISTUS Breast Center 1505 E. Bert Kouns Ind Loop Shreveport, LA 71105 318.681.4100 CHRISTUS Highland Medical Center 1453 E. Bert Kouns Ind Loop Shreveport, LA 318.681.5000 Northwest Imaging 1460 E Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Suite 708 Shreveport, LA 71105 318.425.1001 St. Christopher’s Imaging 1725 Elizabeth Ave. Shreveport, LA 71101 318.658.9637

Success Insite of Children & Family Counseling 1504 Barksdale Blvd. Bossier City, LA 71111 318.222.4299

Ark-La-Tex Fertility & Reproductive Medicine 2401 Greenwood Road, Suite A Shreveport, LA 71103 318.841.5800

The Center for Mental Wellness 1111 Line Ave. Shreveport, LA 71101 318.716.4610 Valiulis Psychiatry 7607 Fern Ave., Suite 204 Shreveport, LA 71105 318.797.3350 Women’s & Children’s Center for Mental Wellness 7591 Fern Ave., Suite 1705 Shreveport, LA 71105 318.550.3398 PULMONARY & CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE


Pulmonary & Critical Care Specialists 7829 Youree Drive Shreveport, LA 71105 318.797.8777

Ark La Tex Foot & Ankle Specialists 2850 Plantation Drive Bossier City, LA 71111 318.746.9555

Indira K. Sastry, M.D. 2508 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Suite 300 Shreveport, LA 71118 318.212.5976

Foot Specialists of Shreveport/Bossier 2300 Hospital Drive, Suite 110 Bossier City, LA 71111 318.629.3668

WK Lung Specialists 2551 Greenwood Road, Suite 210 Shreveport LA 71103 318.212.8159

Foot Specialists of Shreveport/Bossier 7821 Youree Drive Shreveport, LA 71105 318.213.3668

WK Red River Pulmonary & Critical Care 2400 Hospital Drive, Suite 340 Bossier City, LA 71111 318.747.2277


WK Radiation Oncology Services 2600 Kings Highway Shreveport, LA 71103 318.212.4639


Ark La Tex Foot & Ankle Specialists 385 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Bld. 200 Shreveport, LA 71106 318.687.8447

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SLEEP MEDICINE Easy Sleep Concepts 6030 Line Ave. Shreveport, LA 71106 318.219.4360

Sewell Patrick E., M.D. 2800 Youree Drive, Suite 110 Shreveport, LA 71104 318.868.7740

Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Pediatric Pulmonary Clinic 1501 Kings Highway Shreveport, LA 71130 318.626.0050


RADIATION ONCOLOGY CHRISTUS Cancer Treatment Center 1455 E. Bert Kouns Industrial Loop Shreveport, LA 71115 318.681.4138

RHEUMATOLOGY Arthritis & Rheumatology Clinic 740 Jordan St. Shreveport, LA 71101 318.424.9240 Kurt Kampert, M.D. Highland Clinic Main Campus 1455 E. Bert Kouns Indsutrial Loop, Suite 210 Shreveport, LA 71105 318.798.4515 Louisiana Arthritis & Rheumatology 457 Ashley Ridge Blvd., Suite C Shreveport, LA 71106 318.219.7704 Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Subspecialty Clinic (Rheumatology) 1501 Kings Highway Shreveport, LA 71130 318.675.5935 Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Pediatric Rheumatology Clinic 1501 Kings Highway Shreveport, LA 71130 318.675.5955 Rheumatology & Osteoporosis Specialists 820 Jordan St., Suite 201 Shreveport, LA 71101 318.221.0399 Mansi Shah, M.D. Highland Clinic Main Campus 1455 E. Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Suite 210 Shreveport, LA 71105 318.798.4515

Neurology & Sleep Clinic 2205 E. 70th St. Shreveport, LA 71105 318.797.1585

Quick Care Bossier 2300 Hospital Drive, Suite 180 Bossier City, LA 71111 318.212.7520 Quick Care Forbing 9460 Ellerbe Road, Suite 140 Shreveport LA 71106 318.212.7070

Valiulis Sleep Clinic 9425 Healthplex Drive Suite 101 Shreveport, LA 71106 318.683.5171

Quick Care South 2520 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Suite 105 Shreveport, LA 71118 318.212.5520

WK Shreveport Sleep Medicine 1666 E. Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Suite 230 Shreveport, LA 71105 318.212.2750

Quick Care Kids 2520 Bert Kouns Ind. Loop Shreveport, LA 71118 318.212.5439

SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY Mollie Webb Speech & Hearing Center 3735 Blair St. Shreveport, LA 71103 318.632.2015 SPINE SURGERY Highland Center for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine 1455 E. Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Suite 210 Shreveport, LA 71105 318.798.4623 Specialists Hospital of Louisiana 1500 Line Ave., Suite 201 Shreveport, LA 318.213.3800 Spine Institute of Louisiana 1500 Line Ave. Shreveport, LA 71101 318.629.5555 The Orthopaedic Clinic 7925 Youree Drive, Suite 200 Shreveport, LA WK Spine Clinic 8001 Youree Drive, Suite 450 Shreveport LA 71115 318.212.3706 SURGERY (ADVANCED) WK Advanced Surgery Center 2751 Albert Bicknell Drive, Suite 2B Shreveport, LA 71103 318.212.8350 SURGERY (BREAST) Willis-Knighton Breast Health & Surgical Specialists 7843 Youree Drive Shreveport, LA 71105 318.212.3772 SURGERY (TRANSPLANT) John C. McDonald Regional Transplant Center at WillisKnighton 2751 Albert Bicknell Drive, Suite 4A Shreveport, LA 71103 318.212.4275 URGENT CARE CHRISTUS Velocity Urgent Care 7045 Youree Drive Shreveport, LA 71105 318.798.3763 CHRISTUS Velocity Urgent Care 9300 Mansfield Road, Suite 110 Shreveport, LA 318.629.3763 CHRISTUS Velocity Care 2151 Airline Drive Bossier City, LA 71111 318.550.2176 Coastal Urgent Care of Bossier 5314 Airline Drive Bossier City, LA 71111 844.646.4481 Coastal Urgent Care of Haughton 8021 E. Texas Bossier City, LA 71111 855.662.6439 Quick Care Pierremont 1666 E. Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Suite 105 Shreveport, LA 71105 318.212.3520

Urgent Care of Louisiana 6841 Fern Ave., Suite 100 Shreveport, LA 71105 318.868.2273 Velocity Care Urgent Treatment Center 2151 Airline Drive, Suite 700 Bossier City, LA 71111 318.550.2176 Velocity Care Urgent Treatment Center 7045 Youree Drive Shreveport, LA 71105 318.798.3763 Velocity Care Urgent Treatment Center 9300 Mansfield Road, Suite 110 Shreveport, LA 71118 318.629.3763 UROGYNECOLOGY WK Pelvic & Reconstructive GYN Surgery 8001 Youree Drive Shreveport, LA 71115 318.212.5781 UROLOGY Ark-La-Tex Urology & Prostate Cancer Institute — Bossier 2449 Hospital Drive, Suite 280 Bossier City, LA 71111 318.841.4004 Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Urology Clinic 1501 Kings Highway Shreveport, LA 71130 318.626.2750 Regional Urology 2539 Viking Drive, Suite 105 Bossier City, LA 71111 318.741.6077 Regional Urology 255 W. Bert Kouns Industrial Loop Shreveport, LA 71106 318.683.0411 Shreveport Urology 8001 Youree Drive, Suite 820 Shreveport, LA 71115 318.212.3569 Signature Urology 2551 Greenwood Road, Suite 140 Shreveport, LA 71103 318.212.8899 Urologic Cancer Care 8001 Youree Drive, Suite 350 Shreveport, LA 71115 318.212.3369 WK Urology Specialists Pierremont 8001 Youree Drive, Suite 800 Shreveport, LA 71115 318.212.3977 WK Urology Specialists South 2508 Bert Kouns Ind Loop, Ste 200 Shreveport, LA 71118 318.212.5063 VASCULAR SURGERY WK Vascular Surgical Associates 2751 Albert Bicknell Drive, Ste 5A Shreveport, LA 71103 318.212.6688


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One of the great rewards for Dr. Bryan Vekovius in his medical practice is not only can he help patients see better, but they look better as well. It’s an added bonus for patients with vision problems who receive the treatment and then like what they see when they look in the mirror. An experienced oculoplastic surgeon who has performed over 15,000 eyelid procedures, Dr. Vekovius is an expert in aesthetics and the treatment of diseases and syndromes involving the eye and eyelid, tearing system and the optic nerve. He is an expert in blepharoplasty, a surgery which reduces bagginess and droopiness in the eyelids, which can be to improve appearance but also vision. Excess skin on the upper eyelid, for example, can cause peripheral vision loss. He performs dozens of these surgeries each week, helping all types of patients, even those who have lost muscle function in the eyelid. “I strive each day to be a physician who is committed to quality, compassionate care, superior patient satisfaction, and excellence in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery,” he said.


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Dr. Vekovius is one of the few cosmetic surgeons in the region who is a member of the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is recognized as a leader in Oculoplastic Surgery and Neuro-Ophthalmology and has performed thousands of procedures for problems like tearing disorders, including dry eye syndrome. Dr. Vekovius is also an expert in skin cancer excision and reconstruction, as he continues to perform several surgeries each month removing cancers from the eyelids and face. Dr. Vekovius completed his ophthalmology training at LSU in Shreveport in 2001. He then underwent fellowship training in oculoplastic surgery, specializing in techniques of plastic surgery as it relates to the eyes and their surrounding structures such as eyelid repairs, browlifts, tear duct surgery, and treatment of thyroid eye disease. Trained by Dr. Thomas C. Spoor, he also learned the art of laser skin resurfacing and treatment of facial veins and blemishes as well as use of Botox and Dysport and fillers such as Restylane, Radiesse, and Belotero. He then completed further training in Neuro-Ophthalmology, the subspecialty of Ophthalmology which encompasses

the optic nerve, the nerves which control eye movement, and the brain. Driven by his passion for giving back to the community, Dr. Vekovius teaches the next generation of ophthalmologists at LSU Heath Shreveport School of Medicine. Dr. Vekovius has become one of northwest Louisiana’s premier physicians, drawing patients from the Shreveport-Bossier City area, as well as from other areas of Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi and Oklahoma. The office is conveniently located in Southeast Shreveport in the Ashley Ridge Business Park. His contributions in the fields of Oculoplastic surgery and Neuro- Ophthalmology have changed the lives of many patients by enhancing their features, rejuvenating their appearance, boosting their self-esteem and improving their vision. Born in Baton Rouge, Dr. Vekovius was raised in Shreveport. He and his wife, Stephanie, have three children: William, Samuel and Sophia. 450 ASHLEY RIDGE BLVD. SHREVEPORT, LA 318.675.3733 WWW.DRVEKO.COM

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RHEUM ATOLOGY ROBERT E. GOODMAN, M.D. Board certified rheumatologist, Robert E. Goodman, M.D., of the Arthritis & Rheumatology Clinic in Shreveport combines his specialized training and 34 years of experience with personalized care to provide patients with leading-edge technology along with the latest treatment options. WHAT SORT OF CONDITIONS DO RHEUMATOLOGISTS TREAT?

Rheumatologists provide state-of-theart diagnosis and treatment for diseases that affect the body’s connective tissue, including more than 100 different diseases that can cause arthritis or inflammation of the joints and bones. Rheumatologists also specialize in diagnosing and treating certain autoimmune diseases and offer continuing care for patients with musculoskeletal disorders. Some of the diseases and conditions I diagnose and treat include rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthri-

tis, fibromyalgia, gout, lupus, ankylosing spondylitis, polymyalgia rheumatica, polymyositis, scleroderma, Sjogren’s syndrome, & osteoporosis. WHAT IS YOUR TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY?

Blending the latest scientific information with personalized patient care is the way I approach the treatment of patients. It is my honor to partner with patients in their healthcare, and it is definitely a team approach. I work closely with each patient, along with their primary care physician, as well as other healthcare professionals. There have been many advances and breakthroughs in the field of rheumatology that have proven effective in controlling symptoms, as well as slowing the progression of disease. The result is new and better treatment options and continually improving outcomes for patients. Many rheumatic diseases are chronic conditions, and while there may not be

a cure for your condition, very effective management is available for most. Since rheumatic disease affects everyone differently, the key to the best outcome is to work with your rheumatologist to learn what works best for you. WHAT ELSE WOULD YOU LIKE FOR PATIENTS TO KNOW ABOUT ARTHRITIS AND RHEUMATIC CONDITIONS?

You are not alone. An estimated 50 million people in the United States of all ages and genders have arthritis or other rheumatic conditions. Together we can make a big difference in how much your condition affects your quality of life so that you can continue to say yes to the things that are important to you and live your best life! For more information, or to make an appointment with Dr. Goodman, call 318-424-9240, or find us on the web at www.arthdoc.com, and on Facebook at facebook.com/arthdoc.





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OR AL SURGERY ORAL SURGERY & ASSOCIATES Oral Surgery Associates provides a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgical treatment options. With locations in Shreveport, Bossier City and Ruston, they have served north Louisiana, East Texas and southern Arkansas for over 30 years. Expertise includes removal of wisdom teeth, corrective jaw surgery, dental implants and more. Dr. David Clark received his undergraduate degree from Louisiana Tech University and then attended dental school at NYU College of Dentistry. He received training in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Washington Hospital Center. Following his residency, Dr. Clark moved back to Shreveport and joined Oral Surgery Associates in 2011. He enjoys golf and spending time with his wife, Katie and their daughters, London and Everleigh. Dr. Frank Harmon graduated from Northeast Louisiana University and Baylor College of Dentistry. He completed his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center, where he

was awarded the Merk, Sharp and Dome National Resident of the Year in 1984 and entered private practice in Shreveport in 1987. He enjoys fly-fishing and woodworking in his spare time. WHAT IS AN ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGEON?

An Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon is a dentist who, following dental school, receives additional training in the surgical treatment of the mouth, face and jaws. This includes tooth extraction, including wisdom teeth, placement of dental implants to replace teeth, and the treatment of oral and facial developmental abnormalities, trauma, and disease. They are also trained to provide deep levels of anesthesia so that most procedures can be performed in an office setting rather than a hospital or surgery center. WHAT ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS?

Dental implants are essentially screws made out of titanium which are placed in

the jaw bone and used as an anchor to restore missing teeth. They can be used to replace a single tooth or multiple teeth, and are also commonly used to aid in the retention and help stabilize dentures. When teeth have been missing for a long period of time, the bone in that area tends to atrophy, or shrink, and there is not enough bone to place the implant. In those cases, bone can be added prior to, or sometimes same time as the placement of an implant. WHAT TYPES OF ANESTHESIA DO YOU OFFER FOR YOUR PATIENTS?

We offer multiple levels of anesthesia. These include local anesthesia only, nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, oral sedation, and moderate to deep IV sedation. The type of sedation required may vary from patient to patient and procedure to procedure, and is determined at the consultation visit prior to the surgery.

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A customer wants to be recognized by name and know they are someone whose health we care about. A Medic customer has confidence in their pharmacist that their doctor’s order will be given prompt attention and filled in a timely manner. Our job goes beyond what is on the computer screen. We anticipate a customer’s needs to ensure the experience is as easy and trouble-free as possible. We know our customers and the health conditions they are being treated for and are an active part of a medical team with our customers’ best health in mind, working with the customer and their physician to see that medication is taken as prescribed.

We are always just a phone call away. At Medic, customers are individuals with personal and specific needs. We make every effort to make sure customers leave with their prescription knowing special individual attention was given to their individual order and that their total health welfare is our concern. WHAT SHOULD YOU CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING A PHARMACY?

Your pharmacy is an important part in your overall health. Your pharmacy should be able to take care of all your medication needs, and if your medications are all at one pharmacy, the pharmacist can check for interactions and improve safety. Access to the pharmacist and staff by phone or in person is a must. Prescriptions should be filled in minutes not hours. A complete pharmacy can fill

routine medications and stock hard-tofind medications. Immunizations and injection services should also be offered. WHAT IS A COMPOUNDED MEDICATION?

Sometimes your doctor needs to treat you with a personalized medication that is not commercially available. A compound is the preparation of a certain medication specific from the doctor to a specific patient. There are many different dosage forms in compounding, from crushing a pill for a liquid or making a capsule to making a topical cream to bypass oral absorption and alleviate side effects. Compounding requires specialized equipment and training.


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According to research, home exercises are crucial to achieving maximum benefits from Physical Therapy. Home exercises prescribed by a PT are selected based on the specific deficits that were found during the initial evaluation. These prescribed home exercises are chosen to help in the correction of underlying impairments such as muscle imbalances or flexibility limitations. Most patients come to PT 2-3 times per week, which is only about 3-4 hours depending on the length of their visit. This is such a small percentage of time to help correct deficits that have often taken years to develop into dysfunction and pain. Home Exercise Programs (HEPs) allow for gains from each treatment session to be carried over and maintained until the next session. Brewer Physical Therapy now offers an interactive home exercise app that can be accessed from any internet-enabled device. This free mobile app allows for secure messaging with your PT, as well as, high-definition videos to ensure proper form with all assigned corrective exercises. PTs can also monitor your progress and provide feedback or adjust any exercises if needed. This new App allows the therapists to leverage technology in order to ensure compliance and adherence with the HEP leading to improved patient outcomes. HOW CAN LASER THERAPY ACCELERATE THE BENEFITS OF TRADITIONAL PHYSICAL THERAPY?

Patients receiving Class-IV Laser treatments frequently report a rapid decrease in pain most often during the first treatment and this relief is usually long-lasting. Laser Therapy is FDAcleared for reducing pain, inflammation, muscle spasms and symptoms related to arthritis. By rapidly decreasing pain and increasing range of motion to a joint, Laser Therapy Treatments allow the patient to more effectively participate

in their therapeutic and functional exercise prescriptions often leading to a progression of their program and achieving completion of their plan of care more quickly. Laser Therapy is a great adjunct to your physical therapy plan of care when combined with traditional therapies of exercise prescription, patient education, and hands-on soft tissue and joint mobilization techniques. WHAT IS TRIGGER POINT DRY NEEDLING?

Dry Needling is a drug-free, technique for the treatment of pain and movement impairments. Physical Therapists use a very thin needle to stimulate the underlying muscular and connective tissues with the goal of releasing or inactivating tight, painful knots (trigger points) or to improve range of motion. Research supports that dry needling improves pain control, reduces muscle tension and can help speed up the patient’s return to active rehabilitation and functional abilities. Following the initial treatment utilizing dry needling, many of our patients continue to request this technique due to the immediate and noticeable abatement of their symptoms. HOW CAN A PHYSICAL THERAPIST SPECIALIZING IN PELVIC HEALTH ASSIST WITH TREATING PAINFUL INTERCOURSE?

Dyspareunia is a fancy name for “painful intercourse,” and it can happen to women AND men. The reasons why you may be experiencing pain can vary but the simple fact is that intercourse is painful. Tight muscles, fear, a bad experience and childbirth (even if you had a C-section!) are just a few of the reasons that intercourse may be uncomfortable, painful or not even possible. Pelvic Health PTs can develop a treatment plan to address your pain. They will help you learn how to identify and then relax and retrain any muscles or groups of muscles that are short, tight, in spasm or otherwise not behaving nicely. HOW CAN PHYSICAL THERAPY BE PROVIDED VIA TELEHEALTH?


Two of the most valuable tools a physical therapist (PT) possesses are observing and educating. This is what makes telehealth physical therapy an effective alternative to in-person visits. A PT has an in-depth education on body mechanics, movement, mechanisms of injury, and subjective patient complaints with diagnoses that allow treatment decisions to be made from observing a patient’s movement and listening to the patients description of any pain or limitation that they feel. PTs can also use one-on-one time during telehealth sessions to provide in-depth education to patients regarding diagnoses and symptom management. PTs are then able to use their specialized skill set to provide verbal cues to patients to guide them through self-mobilization techniques or exercises to address the patient’s diagnosis. Physical therapy sessions via telehealth are proving to be an efficient and effective way to provide quality care to patients in any location. DO I NEED A DOCTOR’S PRESCRIPTION FOR PHYSICAL THERAPY?

Louisiana is now a “DIRECT ACCESS” state. This means that physical therapists are able to evaluate and treat patients without first seeing a medical provider or physician. As a “Direct Access” patient, you do not need a prescription from your physician to receive outpatient physical therapy. You may start treatment the minute you feel pain! Research has shown that “Direct Access” PT patients have 86% fewer visits on average than referred patients and no unnecessary co-pays or imaging costs thereby reducing healthcare costs for patients and for Louisiana. “Direct Access” to PT reduces opioid use through the use of mechanics, not pain pills. Louisiana is one of 13 states with the highest number of painkiller prescriptions. “Direct Access” to PT strengthens the collaborative and innovative health care system in Louisiana, allows for prompt attention and service and allows you to choose your physical therapy provider.

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Unfortunately, most of us cannot. I get it from time to time. One can often mitigate against back pain by doing things your doctors recommend for your health in general. Maintaining or achieving an ideal body weight is important. Biomechanical physics say that for each 4 pounds of weight loss, you unload 16 pounds from the lower spine. Similar calculations have been worked out for other joints. Diet is important, as 90% of weight loss is governed by it. Many delicious foods with sugar and grains promote general inflammation…sorry, they are out. While you cannot lose weight solely by exercise, strength training is beneficial if not essential. It needs to be strenuous to build strength, so give the local physical and occupational therapists, strength trainers, and yoga instructors some business-they can help. WHEN SHOULD I SEE A NEUROSURGEON?

That is a very broad question. If you have had trauma and have severe disabling spine pain, you should see one promptly. If you have sudden severe spontaneous pain that causes leg or arm pain with tingling, numbness, weakness of a set of muscles, incoordination, impairment of

your capacity to walk or do your activities of daily living, you should get to an ER or your primary care doctor promptly for evaluation and a consultation to a neurosurgeon. For more chronic or indolent situations where a less intense version of these symptoms exists, you should still see a neurosurgeon. Speaking from an acknowledged bias that I share with my neuro and orthopedic spine surgery colleagues, the spine is our specialty and while we often rely on our colleagues for help, we should be involved rather early in the decision making. WHAT IF I HAVE A BRAIN TUMOR?

That is a very frightening situation. There are bad ones and not so bad ones. These are firmly within the neurosurgery specialty and I strongly advise neurosurgery consultation if you have one. Significant progress in survival has happened over the course of my career with glioblastoma and other related tumors. Tumor of the brain linings, also known as meningioma, is usually less ominous. For some tumors, simple biopsy followed by chemotherapy and/or stereotactic radiotherapy is best. Tumors that spread to the brain from other locations are still a great challenge. Our colleagues in oncology have made great advancements.


After I got out of neurosurgery residency at LSU New Orleans, I practiced in Shreveport briefly before an opportunity arose in Wichita Falls, Texas, that I took. They were underserved in neurosurgery and I immediately began to practice the entire gamut of neurosurgery-tumor, neurovascular, pediatric, degenerative and tumor spine, peripheral nerve, neurotrauma, plus a fair amount of medical neurology. I shared offices with orthopedic surgeons for 20 of those years, which considerably expanded my diagnostic and surgical skills. Realizing one cannot be a master of everything, as time passed my surgical practice evolved into spine surgery, brain surgeries, trauma, and nerve. Exhausted at being a practical “lone ranger” neurosurgeon for many of those years, I accepted an offer to return home to Shreveport, where I was raised. I still enjoy seeing the wide spectrum of neurosurgery problems because they are very interesting and challenging. It has been a fun career so far!

Spectrum Neurosurgery Available in Bossier City & Shreveport Dr. Reeves provides neurosurgery consultation at all Willis-Knighton hospital locations and performs surgery at the North, Pierremont, and Bossier locations. He offers: • • • • • • •

28 years of experience in clinical neurosurgery Diagnosis and treatment of surgical disorders of the brain, spine, and peripheral nerve Second opinion Appropriate use of physical and occupational therapy, diagnostic imaging, and EMG/nerve studies Conservative application of surgical methods of management Experience with military-related spine issue Knowledge of our community and its residents

Request a consultation at either the SHREVEPORT OR BOSSIER CLINIC locations by calling (318) 212-8115.

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Shriners Hospitals for Children – Shreveport At Shriners Hospitals for Children – Shreveport, our team of pediatric orthopaedic and cleft lip/palate professionals offers outstanding medical care for kids, no matter how minor or complex the condition. We research, innovate and do whatever it takes to treat your child’s condition, while helping inspire kids to live a great life. Founded in 1922, the Shreveport Shriners Hospital was the first facility established in the Shriners Hospitals for Children system. Over 97 years, our hospital has provided specialized care to a global population of kids, regardless of a family’s ability to pay. Our world-class care is not limited to insurance networks, or to what’s been done before. The same doctors who innovate treatments for the most complicated orthopaedic and cleft lip/palate issues will help to ensure that your child grows and develops properly. Our pediatric orthopaedic specialists are uniquely skilled to provide insight into both routine and complex orthopaedic conditions, from clubfoot and intoeing issues to cerebral palsy and spine conditions. Minimally invasive methodologies, such as our EOS™ low-radiation imaging system and our Schroth-Barcelona Institute-based treatment for moderate scoliosis, help protect our kids and reduce the need for surgeries.


With programs geared toward sports medicine and orthopaedic injuries, our physicians and other healthcare professionals help kids prevent and recover from mild to complex orthopaedic injuries. When injuries do occur, our fracture team offers the insight necessary to address the physiology of a developing child, helping kids safely and confidently return to the field. Our oral and maxillofacial program involves a multidisciplinary team of surgeons, dental specialists, care managers and therapists in providing education and care to children with cleft and craniofacial conditions. Children with low to moderate craniofacial conditions receive comprehensive care from our team of specialists who work closely with our families to foster and maximize the social, physical and psychological development of our kids. Leaders in research. Developers of advanced procedures. Innovators of modern orthopaedic and cleft lip/palate care. Expertise and love, all directed into providing outstanding care for kids. Shriners Hospitals for Children – Shreveport: The Most Amazing Care Anywhere.

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Access to Medical Marijuana Under New Law As of August 1, Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed a bill that will allow physicians to recommend medical marijuana to patients with any debilitating condition. Doug Boudreaux, R.Ph. with Hope Pharmacy is pleased with this new law. He works with hundreds of patients that suffer from cancer, epilepsy, and other illness that have seen significant results.

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The big news for patients who suffer from any disease or medical condition and whose doctor determines that medical marijuana can treat medical problems and relieve symptoms is available under a new law. House Bill No. 819 was signed into law by Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards on June 16, 2020, and takes effect in August. John Davis, CEO of Louisiana cannabis producer Wellcana states, “This essentially allows every doctor to practice medicine and participate in the Marijuana Law (MM) program, and it allows every patient to have access to talking with their doctor about whether MMJ is appropriate for them.” According to Douglas Boudreaux, R.Ph. of Hope Pharmacy, LLC, the significant changes to Louisiana’s Current MM law permits any physician in good standing with the board of medical examiners to simply refer a patient to Hope Pharmacy to receive medical marijuana for any condition that a doctor considers debilitating to a specific patient. Hope Pharmacy is prepared and ready to serve MM patients under the newly expanded law. Currently, Douglas Boudreaux is one of 5 pharmacists employed by Hope Pharmacy to dispense Medical Marijuana in North Louisiana. Mr. Boudreaux has trained in MM seminars across the country and put in major efforts in earning 21 MM medical educational credits over the past two years. Back in 2018, under the original Louisiana MMJ law, Mr. Boudreaux was awarded the license to dispense medical marijuana for Northwest Louisiana. He says that the tremendous help that comes with the use of MMJ medications for cancer patients is why he became interested in supplying MMJ medications. Incredibly, 90 percent of patients who take medical marijuana find significant relief in effective treatment for many disorders and diseases. Under the new law, patients will go directly from their doctors to a pharmacist like Mr. Boudreaux to get medical marijuana. The pharmacist of Hope Pharmacy wants all patients

Southern University: First Historically Black University To Launch THC Line Of Products who have been unable to relieve symptoms from other medications, those patients who have hit a brick wall and still suffer from ailments like seizures, PTSD, and severe pain, to find hope and relief with the MMJ prescriptions. Hope Pharmacy is prepared to compound marijuana into any form allowed by the new law. Initially, Louisiana law allows the availability of marijuana in droppers that are available in three different dosing options. After some time, compounding pharmacies will introduce MMJ in melt-onthe-tongue strips, pills, topical creams, oils, inhalers, and lozenges that will eventually become choices for patients, doctors, and their pharmacists. Hope Pharmacy is ready to meet the needs of the many new patients who will be able to find relief in MMJ medications with the easing of the requirements of the types of patients’ disorders. In order to meet the needs of the oncoming increased number of patients, the pharmacy has 5 pharmacists and 4 technicians already licensed to dispense and trained for meeting patient’s needs with medical marijuana prescriptions from Hope Pharmacy . The pharmacists look forward to helping many more people with new positive possibilities in the pharmaceutical world. SBMAG.NET




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DR. HUMBERTO I. AGUILAR DR. JOHN BIENVENU DR. DAVID F. DIES DR. JAMES C. HOBLEY DR. SATHYA N. JAGANMOHAN DR. L. WEBSTER JOHNSON DR. JOHN KIRKIKIS DR. DAVID M. PHILIPS DR. ARTHUR L. POCH DR. J. MARK PROVENZA DR. DOUGLAS E. RIMMER GastroIntestinal Specialists, A.M.C. is the largest independent gastroenterology group in Northwest Louisiana. Our 11 physicians and 12 mid-level practitioners are dedicated to providing personalized care for patients experiencing problems related to the digestive tract. WHEN SHOULD YOU SEE A DOCTOR FOR HEARTBURN?

In terms of when we ask patients to seek treatment for reflux symptoms, there are clues we look for, and signs and symptoms we identify which may lead us to further evaluation. One of those symptoms is chest pain. We always want to exclude heart disease as being the cause of the patient’s chest pain before we chalk it up to reflux disease. Additionally, if patients have trouble or pain with swallowing, that would prompt us to do a little more research. One of the problems with reflux disease is if left untreated over time, reflux can damage the bottom of the esophagus and cause what is called Barrett’s esophagus. It is important for us to know about and screen patients for this because Barrett’s esophagus can result in esophageal cancer if it is not addressed. There is a very high risk associated with Barrett’s


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esophagus – this is one of the reasons why we want to identify patients that may be more likely to develop this condition. WHAT ARE THE TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR GERD?

There are several things a person can do on their own to treat GERD symptoms. One of them, if they are overweight, is weight loss. Excess weight is a known cause of reflux disease. Smoking is also a contributing factor. Not lying down or going to bed right after eating can help. Certain things in their diet, like excessive caffeine and alcohol, can be at least reduced substantially in order to help with symptoms. Following these tips can get patients started to see if they can manage some of the symptoms themselves. Additionally, there are overthe-counter products, such as Pepcid, Zantac, Prevacid, Prilosec and Nexium. These medications can be taken as directed on the package. This is typically once a day. If symptoms come back after short use of these medications, that is a reason to see their physician or a gastroenterologist for further evaluation. IS IBD (IRRITABLE BOWEL DISEASE) TREATMENT SAFE?

Yes, IBD treatment has evolved significantly in the last 20 years. Fifteen years ago, there were only three or four drugs available to treat Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis. Right now, we have more than 20 medicines for IBD on the market. On top of that, we have another six or seven drugs in clinical trials, which has made the treatment more available. The serious side effects that were mentioned initially are considered safer at this time, and we believe that the benefits of these trials and treatments greatly exceed the potential risks associated with these medications.

Typically, people have their first colonoscopy at age 45. Recent recommendations changed from the American Cancer Society to lower the initial screening age from age 50 to 45. Certain groups are at higher risk, including those with significant family history. These patients are typically screened 10 to 15 years before the onset of colorectal cancer in the family. Patients who have a significant genetic risk of colorectal cancer may have the procedure done at a significantly earlier age as well. WHY SHOULD I GET MY COLONOSCOPY AT GASTROINTESTINAL SPECIALISTS?

GastroIntestinal Specialists is the largest, most experienced and cost-effective institution to perform colonoscopies in northern Louisiana. We’ve been measuring the quality of colonoscopies for many years here, and we exceed all national standards at GastroIntestinal Specialists. This is really the best place to undergo a colonoscopy in northern Louisiana. HOW DO I MAINTAIN GOOD GI HEALTH?

A well-balanced diet is the first must. That would include fruits and vegetables, fiber, protein and water. Try to lower your sugar intake, as well as your carb intake. Exercise, of course. Try to reduce your stress as much possible, which is sometimes very difficult, but exercise does help with this. Just know your body. Know what makes you feel good and what you can try to do to get you to that goal. GastroIntestinal Specialists specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases of the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestine, liver, pancreas and related organs. GastroIntestinal Specialists provides consultations in office locations in Shreveport, Bossier City and Minden. In addition, they perform endoscopic procedures, including colonoscopy and upper GI endoscopy (EGD) and treatment of all types of gastroenterological conditions. To schedule an appointment or learn more about GI conditions treated by GastroIntestinal Specialists call (318) 6319121 or visit www.gis.md.

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DR. RUSS VAN NORMAN first arrived in Shreveport in 1994 to begin his medical education. After graduating from medical school in 1998, he went on to complete his internship and ophthalmology residency at LSUHSC. Wanting to further his training, Dr. Van Norman embarked on a two-year fellowship in Cornea/External Disease and Refractive surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern. This extra education was critical in learning and implementing advanced techniques in corneal transplantation, cataract surgery, refractive procedures (LASIK), and also makes him the most highly trained corneal specialist in the area. Upon completion of his fellowship and board certification in 2004, Dr. Van Norman returned to the Shreveport area and began his medical practice. To date, he has performed over 15,000 ophthalmic procedures including cataract removal, laser cataract surgery, premium IOL’s, LASIK, Advanced Surface Ablations, full thickness and partial thickness cornea transplants, and sophisticated anterior segment procedures. Dr. Van Norman also has an extensive glaucoma practice that includes performing laser glaucoma surgery and minimally invasive glaucoma procedures.


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In the latter part of 2017, Dr. Van Norman opened his solo practice, Shreveport Eye Specialists. DR. RACHEL MEYER-BOREL joined SES in 2018 and brings extensive knowledge in diabetic eye exams and contact fittings. Shreveport Eye Specialists invites you to visit them at their new location at 8445 Line Avenue, Suite 200. Inside the gorgeous new building you will find 20/20 optics, a full service optical shop ready to meet all your eye care and contact needs. 8445 Med Spa is Shreveport-Bossier’s newest medical spa and offers a variety of aesthetic services. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, Shreveport Eye Specialists provides excellent eye care, let 8445 Med Spa provide the beauty. 8445 LINE AVE SUITE 200 318.703.5655 SHREVEPORTEYE SPECIALISTS.COM

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SHELLY RABALAIS was always attracted to the healthcare industry, and a career in dentistry has proven to be the perfect fit. “We work with both patients and other dental providers such as orthodontists and oral surgeons to ensure comprehensive oral care for the whole family,” said Rabalais, a south Louisiana native who has been practicing for over 18 years. Rabalais loves a challenge, and the use of fine motor skills and attention to detail required of dentistry drew her in. She has been in the Shreveport-Bossier City area for 12 years, and plans to stay here forever. Services offered at Rabalais Dental Centre include cleanings, fillings, crowns, dentures, root canals, implant restorations, and tooth whitening. They offer an inhouse dental membership plan, which is a fantastic alternative for those who don’t have dental insurance.

“The first thing people notice about someone is their smile,” Rabalais said. “It gives people confidence in themselves, and the ability to help someone regain that wonderful smile is one of the most rewarding things I do.”

continues to bless me every day with fantastic patients and a fantastic team,” she said.

“I’m motivated by the people around me, and being able to treat patients in a comfortable atmosphere and help them overcome their fear of dentistry is fulfilling to me,” Rabalais said. “Patients are in a welcoming environment from the moment they walk through the door.”

“I love a challenge, and what better challenge is there than identifying what pains someone and bringing them back to good health?”

“People seeking dental treatment are often apprehensive about their visit, and a good dentist should recognize that and put their fear to rest,” Rabalais said when asked what makes a good dentist, “I could never see myself doing anything else. I love dentistry.” Rabalais believes her faith is one of the things that has made her successful. “God

Her calm yet determined and motivated personality has also helped.“I love being able to comfort people when they’re fearful,” Rabalais said.

Dr. Rabalais is currently remodeling her office, and she is confident, when work is done, it will be able to process patients more efficiently and ensure greater patient comfort “We are redoing everything, both inside and out, even changing our logo. We look forward to showing off our new look!” 2164 AIRLINE DRIVE BOSSIER CITY, LA 71006 318.747.3270 RABALAISDENTALCENTRE.COM SBMAG.NET




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For over 30 years, Hooper Family Dentistry has been serving satisfied customers by providing dental needs in Bossier, Shreveport, Barksdale and surrounding areas. The magic of dentistry comes alive in the attractive smiling faces of so many satisfied customers. In this high-quality, family-friendly, peaceful atmosphere three experienced dentists listen carefully to their patient’s concerns and desires ensuring them of an exceptional dental experience. To them quality is more important than quantity, and each dentist is committed to giving their patients the very best dental care possible in the most comfortable environment possible.

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Continuing their tradition of excellent care in a friendly atmosphere, the Hooper Family Dentistry team is excited to announce the opening of their new office, Hooper Family Dentistry, Too. Dr. Christopher Hooper leads the Hooper Family Dentistry team at their second location in South Bossier located on Jimmie Davis Hwy. Dr. Chris Hooper, Mary Anne, Sherrie, and Tracy look forward to seeing you soon. “We are thrilled to be part of the Hooper Family Dentistry and know you will too!” Stephen Hooper, DDS — Dr. Stephen Hooper is a dentist with 34 years of experience who is motivated to make an impact on peoples’ lives through dentistry and also spirituality. His motto is “Eternal excellence.” He takes pride in his practice because the atmosphere speaks for itself, and so do his patients who comment on knowing they have found a skilled and capable dentist who offers a stress-free and even relaxing atmosphere at Hooper Family Dentistry. Dr. Hooper enjoys time with his family, hunting, fishing, and camping, and he loves his LSU Tigers and New Orleans Saints. Stephen Tyer, DDS — Dr. Tyer chose a career in dentistry because he always wanted to be in the medical field to help people. His daily motivation is to provide for his family and improve others’

lives through dentistry. Dr. Tyer was born and raised in Bossier City, where he graduated from Airline High School and started dating his wife, Rebekah Stevens. Together they have a 9-monthold son, Patrick. A fun fact about Tyer is that he was an All-District basketball player at Airline during his senior year. Dr. Tyer completed his undergrad at LSU School of Dentistry and he is inspired by his father, who is a CRNA at Willis Knighton, and by the ability of great dentists who can relieve peoples’ pain and bring on the smile. “I love being able to put a smile on somebody’s face, whether it’s transforming somebody’s smile, getting them out of pain, or just doing a simple filling. I want people to feel comfortable when they come to the dentist and leave with a smile that they are proud of.”

Christopher Hooper, DDS — Dr. Christopher Hooper is Dr. Stephen Hooper’s son and resides in South Bossier, where he is excited about becoming apart of the Southern Bossier community. A fun fact about Hooper is he is an officer in the Louisiana National Guard. He will be taking leadership over the office of Hooper Family Dentistry, Too. There he will be able to take care of all your dental needs from extractions and bridges, to root canals and implants. He is looking forward to continuing Hooper Family Dentistry’s philosophy of giving their patients the best quality dentistry possible in a relaxing and caring atmosphere where lifelong friendships and relationships are made. “I love to talk to people and make them laugh, and I treat everyone as I would expect to be treated.”





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R E T U R N I N G to E XC E L L E N C E by John James Marshall


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t was a few decades ago when a 12-year old boy would walk out of the back door of his house and see, what was to him, golf heaven. He lived along the 10th fairway and could see the best that a golf course had to offer anywhere in the area. Once a year, he could even watch the professional tour come by from his back yard.

This was something his hometown had never seen. A premier golf course inside a gated community that had made an immediate impact. This was special, and those involved weren’t short on pride. There was no shortage of attention to detail, especially for the golf course. For a 12-year-old who already loved the sport, it really didn’t get any better than that. Little did that boy know that years later, he would play a role in making that happen all over again.

It wasn’t long after Southern Trace Country Club opened in 1988 that it was recognized as the top facility in Shreveport-Bossier and among the finest in the state. Once, just a few hundred acres off Norris Ferry Road in southeast Shreveport, the attraction of a championship course in a gated community gave Southern Trace a status that it enjoyed for a long time. Until it didn’t. This is the story of how a group led by an independent oil and gas producer, an accountant, a banker and a lawyer – after a dentist had started a grass roots effort – did what didn’t seem possible a few years ago. Not exactly the occupational qualifications you’d draw up to try to buy a country club from its corporate owner. Nor was it exactly the best time — economically and socially — to try to pull this off. But on June 30, there were a lot of people celebrating when the ink dried on the papers that officially sold Southern Trace Country Club from Club Corp of America to its members. That celebration didn’t last long. “Now it’s time,” says Steve Skrivanos, who has led the purchase group, “to get to work.” Of course, there are all sorts of goals and objectives for the “new” Southern Trace. There are numbers to meet for membership, renovations to be done and money to raise. Fix this, improve that. All well and good and completely expected from a transaction such as this. But if you really want to know what this is all about, don’t get caught up in all of that. It’s far more abstract than that. “We know what it can be, because we know what it’s been,” says attorney Alexander Mijalis, one of the driving forces behind the purchase. “It’s unfortunate that we have put up with mediocrity for so long. There’s a whole generation of members who don’t know what it can be and think what it is now is acceptable. And it’s not. I can tell you that the standard SBMAG.NET




“What these guys have done collectively for the common good with their time and resources to make it happen has been tremendous. … I believe we have the structure of what could be a very, very successful operation.” — Steve Skrivanos that we have is not mediocrity. That’s not going to work going forward. For anything. And it is going to get back to the way it used to be.” Somewhere along the line, Southern Trace lost that. Ask almost anybody involved when it happened and be prepared to get a variety of answers. But there is no doubt that the country club was not what it once was. Somebody had to start the process. And a dentist did just that.

It would be easy to say that it all began in the summer of 2018, but the shift actually evolved over time. There were little things that some may not have noticed. There were big things - irrigation, drainage, cracks in the ground, lack of grass – that everyone noticed. “When the club opened, everything was brand new, so nothing broke,” says Rusty Palmer, who was a member of Southern Trace even before the golf course opened. “The air conditioning was brand new. The pool deck was brand new. The golf course was brand new. But anything that’s 25-30 years old starts to wear out and needs maintenance. The membership just felt like we needed more maintenance than what we were getting.” So, Palmer, a local dentist, decided to form focus groups at his house to discuss the concerns. “There were people more qualified than me,” he says, “but nobody was willing to do it.” Through various surveys of the membership, Palmer be-


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gan to feel the groundswell of support and decided to have a meeting at the LSU Shreveport auditorium for those who might be interested in trying to bring about some needed changes. Palmer had a 45-minute Power Point presentation ready to go, but had no idea how many would show up. “Not the slightest idea,” he says. “Wouldn’t have been surprised if three people showed up.” Instead, there were 250. “I knew people didn’t want to hear me complain without a solution,” Palmer says. “I had a list of what needed to be done and how to raise the money to do it. We passed out a petition for people to sign, which almost everybody did, and a committee was formed from there.” That committee presented its list of complaints and the reaction of was immediate. Club Corp’s regional executives reacted quickly and a four-hour meeting was held that December. Promises were made, Palmer says, but there was little improvement. “They just kept kicking the can down the road,” he says. More issues arose from promised improvements that weren’t made and finally, Palmer had a one-on-one meeting with a Club Corp executive. In the midst of a flurry of non-flattering adjectives, the exec mentioned “then you should just buy it.” Whether or not that was a possibility – there had been three separate attempts in the past -- Palmer knew it was it was time to hand it off to someone else. “They (Club Corp executives) figured I would eventually go away,” Palmer says, “but they didn’t know me.”

Where do you start? There was no handbook on how to purchase a country club, so getting the right people in place was going to be essential.

Skrivanos, an independent oil and gas producer, had been involved in many local civic projects, so the challenge didn’t scare him off. “At first I didn’t know if it was possible,” he says, “but I told Rusty I’d look into it.”

tion – was Club Corp willing to sell? The first indication that it was a possibility came from Palmer’s one-on-one “conversation” with a Club Corp representative. But that could have just been a heat-of-the-moment proposition.

Jack Taylor, who moved to Southern Trace 10 years ago, had been the chief operating officer and executive vice chair of U.S. Operations for KPMG from 2005 to 2010. He was no stranger to putting together large corporate deals. “The unique thing about Southern Trace is that it is totally integral to a community with 550 homes, so it’s the heart and soul,” Taylor says. “But not only that, there’s probably 2,500 homes within two miles of there. So, it’s really an important piece of the whole community.”

The group knew that Club Corp was acquired by Apollo Global Management, a hedge fund based in Arizona. “They aren’t in the business of operating a golf course,” Mijalis says. “They are going to sell to somebody. Is it us? Is it somebody overseas? We knew there was an opening.”

Steve Walker had been president of Commercial National Bank in Shreveport and later was the national head of domestic corporate lending for JP Morgan Chase. “The reason I got involved is that I realized we have the opportunity to create something here that is every bit as good as the places you would go travel to,” Walker says. “We can create that here not only with golf, but with tennis, the pool, food and beverage … it’s the whole experience.” Mijalis is a local attorney, and since he was in his late 30s, he was tuned in to the younger members of the club – a needed connection to help make this project work. Four men with varying levels of expertise and with different perspectives. “You couldn’t have put this team together,” Skrivanos says, “at any price.” “Restoring the club to excellence can help instill pride in the community and show that we can make a difference,” Taylor says. “To be a successful country club, you have to be more than a golf course. You have to be a family-oriented entity that focuses on the needs of all of your members. Everybody is looking at ways of doing that differently. People have lots of ways they can spend their time, and you have to make a country club more than it was in the past.” “I was disappointed with what had gone on with the golf course, but to me, it was such a bigger deal than that,” Skrivanos says. “You look at the other places that have become daily-fee courses and it has had a dramatic effect on property values. It would have had a terrible effect on the $250 million of property values at Southern Trace and negatively impacted our city and our ability to attract new businesses. If we couldn’t drive a stake in the ground right there, the downside would have been unimaginable.” But for Mijalis, who is more than 20 years younger than anyone else in the group, there was an added motivation. “I’ve spent a lot of hours on this,” he says. “And I’m not being paid. But that’s OK, because my compensation is learning from these guys who have a wealth of knowledge. To be able to glean from them … that’s my compensation. Working with those guys, seeing how they operate, learning lessons from them that you only get from experience.” All well and good, but there was still very important ques-

Even better was that Taylor had worked with Apollo before on transactions during his time with KPMG in New York, so he had a knowledge of how Apollo typically operated. “Jack had some keen insight into who they are and what they do, and he felt pretty strongly that in the next three to five years they would be selling,” Mijalis says. “And most likely, it would be geographically and in clusters. But we aren’t in a geographic cluster. We are an outlier. Which has always been a problem for why we don’t get any attention over here.” Negotiating the purchase, getting financing and bringing in founding members all occurred simultaneously. The group was able to raise money for both the purchase of the club and capital improvements through three different membership levels. But it wasn’t easy.

“We know what it can be, because we know what it’s been. It’s unfortunate that we have put up with mediocrity for so long… I can tell you the standard we have is not mediocrity. That’s not going to work going forward.” — Alexander Mijalis “As soon as we got a letter of intent, we had no way to communicate with the members,” Taylor says. “You couldn’t have open forums. You could send emails, but we didn’t have the right email list. There was always mis-information and other things going on. That was a real problem for us.” “This was quite a cumbersome transaction,” Mijalis says. “There’s a lot of stuff going on. A lot of things that had to be done and decisions to be made on behalf of 850 other people. I understood that, but I was probably not prepared for some of the reaction we got. But at the end of the day, we had the right intent and the right decisions were made in those moments. I would have loved to explain to everybody what was going on, but the dynamics of that transaction didn’t allow for that to happen.” “It doesn’t seem like it would be complicated,” Skrivanos says, “but it was much more complicated than I thought it would be from the outset.” SBMAG.NET




“We have the opportunity to create something that is every bit as good as the places you would travel to. We can create that here not only with golf, but with tennis, the pool, food, beverage, the whole experience.” — Steve Walker And it was about to get more complicated. You’d think it would have been as simple as buying a business, moving in and picking up where the previous owners left off. “But it didn’t work that way,” Taylor says. When Club Corp left, so did everything else – IT, accounting, equipment, human resources. All the members had to be re-enrolled. Codes had to be re-programmed. And where was the list of the Monday scrambles? “They were only selling the shell … the buildings, the golf course and so forth,” Taylor says. “All of those things I had done in the past in the business world, but I always had that infrastructure behind me, and it all got done. Here, we didn’t have that many warriors.” But they found their warriors by hiring Troon Prive, which describes itself as “an alternative to self-management by contributing resources and working collaboratively with boards, owners, and members to define and deliver each club’s unique vision.” It’s one thing to have vision. It’s another to have the money to pull it off. There was one other small detail hanging out there – how to pay for that vision. The first call that was made was to Larry Little, Origin Bank’s Louisiana State President. As it turned out, that was the only call that needed to be made. “He understood what was at stake here,” Skrivanos says. “On the spot, he agreed to finance the deal as well as become a founding member. That was really a remarkable moment for me because he got into it immediately. He grasped the totality of what was at stake here. It was more than just the country club; it was about the total value of how important it was to southeast Shreveport.” “When you stop and look at who is involved in leading this effort, why would we not want to be affiliated with these people?” Little says. “They put together a nice structure that made sense. It’s a very attractive transaction and opportunity for an organization like ours. It’s the right thing to do for the community.” During the early part of 2020, despite all the obstacles, financing fell into place. Memberships fell into place. And, at last, the negotiations fell into place. “A deal that was favorable to both us,” Skrivanos says. “We never budged,” Mijalis says. “At all.” Now it’s time for what’s next.


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And so it begins … again. Southern Trace 2.0 is now a reality. The immediate past is quickly fading from view as those involved focus on making the country club what it was once all over again. “What these guys have done collectively for the common good with their time and resources to make it happen has been tremendous,” Skrivanos says. “With the deep-dive analysis we did, I feel like we have a real good handle on where we are. I think we understand the downside issues better than we understand the upside. I believe we have the structure of what could be a very, very successful operation.” “There’s a satisfaction in doing the deal, but we are just starting with this vision of all the things we want to do,” Taylor says. “We are 10 percent there and there is an enormous amount of work that needs to be done.” “The challenge was much bigger than I expected it to be,” Walker says. “You are basically starting at zero. What about stocking up on hamburgers? What about an alcohol permit? Anywhere you turn, there are a thousand details to deal with or set up and start new. Troon was a big help. I don’t think we could have done it without them.” There are immediate plans for capital expansion. A needs assessment will be done for the clubhouse, golf course, tennis courts and pool. Improving and expanding food and beverage is a high priority. “We are now in position to invest money back into to it and there is a genuine excitement now,” Skrivanos says. “We can protect those property values and move forward.” A board of directors has been put in place (Skrivanos is the president) along with various levels of membership. There’s a fulltime membership director. “We do have a laundry list but it will be up to the board to prioritize them,” Skrivanos says. “As we develop our economic model, we will figure how we want to go forward. This is not going to be something that is done by fiat. What I think doesn’t matter. It’s what the board thinks and what the membership thinks.” Well, there is one item on Skrivanos’ list. “I did insist that we deep clean the entire facility from top to bottom,” he says. “Making the facilities clean and the air conditioner working is clearly our top priority.”

“I’m so excited that I can hardly stand it. This is long overdue. I knew what this place used to be and it was magical, at least for me it was. I think it’s finally going to be what the members wanted it to be.” — Rusty Palmer

Graham Kornmeyer, a new course superintendent, has been hired, and there are high expectations for how the golf course can be improved. “We know we are going to rebuild the greens at some point,” Skrivanos says. “But we don’t know how good the greens can be now if we did the remedial work with sound management. We are trying to allocate our capital needs. But it all starts with independent assessment of the facts.” Selling the vision, both internally and externally, is a primary focus. Internally, there’s a large number of homeowners inside the gates who are not members. And then there are those members who don’t even use the amenities, especially food and beverage. “The people who are members don’t use it because the services haven’t been up to par,” Skrivanos says. “It was not under good care before, but that will not be true going forward. Not only are we looking for more members, but for a greater membership experience. It’s got to start with a successful food and beverage operation both in the clubhouse and at the pool.”

to practice. Two years ago, he bought a house on the 11th fairway, right around the corner from where he grew up. Alexander Mijalis was back home. Not back home in Shreveport; back home at Southern Trace. “This is my forever house,” he says “I’m not going anywhere. Yes, I want a better golf course; yes, I want a better clubhouse. But the driving force for me was to protect my house. Fundamentally, the transaction is the same as ones I’ve done before. The fact that it’s personal ... that made it a little bit different.” And a lot more special.

But the true vision extends beyond the 18th green and the property gates. “It’s important to me because I’ve seen the city really give up too many of its important assets over the years and not protect the things that drive our economy going forward,” Taylor says. “There are things that contribute to the community to make this a better place that are very important. What I saw out my back door was one of our crown jewels – which is what I consider Southern Trace – just be devastated by poor management and a robber-baron mentality with investors from outside the city.” “Just to be a part of a team working to save our city for the long term is the reward for me,” Skrivanos says. “The depth of the team and the level of executives we were dealing with to get this thing to the finish line is as good as I’ve seen in any project I’ve ever been involved in. It’s been an A-list of people and I’ve been delighted to be associated with them.” “What it says is that we have a membership here that is engaged and wants this to work,” Walker says. “They know what it can be and they are willing to do whatever it takes. They have seen the opportunity and they want to be a part of it.” “I’m so excited that I can hardly stand it,” Palmer says. “This is long overdue. I knew what this place used to be and it was magical, at least for me it was. I think it’s finally going to be what the members wanted it to be.”

And then there is that 12-year-old boy who used to watch golfer after golfer go by on the 10th fairway from his backyard. He always knew that it was a place that was special to him, but as he grew older, he watched all of that slowly begin change. His wasn’t the story of so many others; he wasn’t one of the 30-and 40-somethings who bought a house at Southern Trace a few decades ago. His perspective of those days was that of a kid, who could go out and play a few holes before dark or spend a summer day at the pool. He grew up, went to law school and came back to Shreveport SBMAG.NET




GOOD TO KNOW LSU SHREVEPORT WILL OFFER FACE-TO-FACE FALL CLASSES The current 2020-2021 academic calendar will be maintained; classes begin August 24th. Louisiana State University in Shreveport has announced its expectation to resume regular face-to-face classes this fall. The LSUS decision to resume on-campus instruction is consistent with the intentions of other LSU campuses, including LSU A&M. It comes after months of planning and consideration, including soliciting feedback from faculty and students in campus Zoom meetings. “Our primary goal this fall,” stated Chancellor Larry Clark, “will be providing as safe a campus as possible for our students, faculty and staff, while still providing a valuable academic experience for everyone. We will be responsive to possible major changes during this global pandemic, actively monitoring changes in the state and across the nation. If we need to pivot or change directions to make our campus safer at any point, we will certainly take those steps.” Provost Dr. Helen Taylor echoed Chancellor Clark’s sentiments saying, “We are working with deans and faculty to develop plans for smaller classes and more class sections, as well as using greater technology to increase flexibility. We will stress physical distancing, greatly expand cleaning protocols, and increase messaging about social responsibility to promote safety across our entire campus.” LSUS has achieved national recognition for online education, primarily at the graduate level. “This success helped LSUS to effectively pivot our face-to-face classes to online learning in early spring,” stated Dr. Taylor. “Fortunately, most students showed great flexibility and perseverance to adapt to the changing environment and to successfully complete their semester. We look forward to welcoming them back to campus.” In addition to preparing for welcoming students back in the fall, LSUS is offering a 10% reduction in fees for all students, and there are still many scholarships available for the fall semester, including free tuition for Pell eligible first time face-to-face freshmen who apply by July 1st. For Zoom or phone interviews with Chancellor Clark or Provost Taylor, contact Wendell Riley, Director of External Relations and Media at LSUS at wendell.riley@ lsus.edu or by calling 318-797-5108. BOSSIER PARISH LIBRARIES OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Bossier Parish Libraries have reopened all locations to the public for limited services. All locations will be open for in-person and curbside services Monday-Saturday, 10:00am-5:00pm with the exception of the Plain Dealing Branch, which is closed on Saturdays. “We have been waiting for back-ordered supplies to arrive before opening to the public,” stated Clara Anne Madison, Associate Director of Public Services for Bossier Parish Libraries, “and we finally received enough to allow


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us to reopen. We are excited to welcome our patrons back!” Curbside pickup service and free printing via curbside service will still be available during these operational hours and patrons are encouraged to use this service as much as possible. Each location will open with limited use. Grab and Go quick browsing and checkouts, limited computer access, reference services, reader’s advisory, printing, faxing, and copying services will be available. Computer usage and other services are limited to 30 minutes but one-on-one appointments are available for services that will require longer than 30 minutes. Visitors are encouraged to wear face coverings. The number of people allowed in each location will vary based on occupancy limits and social distancing guidelines. Meeting rooms, study rooms, and restrooms will remain closed and no long-term seating will be available. “Our staff have been working to find creative solutions in order to bring back library services to our communities. We serve a diverse Parish and each individual community has differing needs,” added Madison. “Therefore, we have given each of our branches the autonomy to create procedures within our standard operating procedures framework that will meet the needs of their patrons; some locations are offering special hours for seniors and others within the more vulnerable populations. We encourage you to contact your home branch to inquire about their specific offerings.” A list of all library locations and their contact information can be found at www.bossierlibrary.org/locations. For more information about available services, visit www.bossierlibrary.org/faqs20 CHRISTUS SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER HEALTH SYSTEM HOSTS PRAYER RALLY FOR RACIAL JUSTICE CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier Health System hosted a Prayer Rally for Racial Justice to recognize the pain of racial injustice and pray for a truly loving world. Associates and Medical Staff gathered for the special event that was created by an internal group as an opportunity to stand in solidarity with coworkers, neighbors and family who face racial injustice every day. “The violation of human dignity that is happening to our black community must be condemned, and we must work together to bring lasting change here in our city, state and in the nation,” said Steen Trawick, M.D., Chief Executive Officer and Chief Medical Officer, CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier Health System. “As a Christian, above all else, I believe we are asked to love one another as Christ loves us, and I feel very blessed to work for an organization that embraces Jesus’ healing ministry as our own CHRISTUS mission.” Leaders from across the health system, the Mission Integration team and the Mission Council have come together to schedule this event and several others as part of an initiative to engage in meaningful dialogue about our workplaces and our roles as health care providers safeguarding the dignity of the communities we serve.

GOOD TO KNOW On June 19, CHRISTUS facilities across the country offered education in celebration of Juneteenth. Following Wednesday’s event, there are a number of listening sessions scheduled for Associates and Dr. Trawick based on the topic of Racial Justice in the Workplace. A virtual prayer service is scheduled for later in the week. “Let me be clear: CHRISTUS Health and CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier Health System condemn racism and acts of violence, and will work to bring positive change when we find acts of injustice or structural inequality,” said Dr. Trawick. “What that means for me is that, no matter what, this place we call our work home – CHRISTUS Health – will be a safe haven, an ultimate example of love, where the dignity of all within these walls is honored, preserved and advocated for.” CITIZENS NATIONAL BANK PROMOTIONS Citizens National Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Tommy Honea to Senior Vice President of Loan Review. During his 36-year banking career, Tommy has worked as a state and federal bank examiner in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri, and then worked as a bank consultant serving community banks throughout the state of Texas. Tommy’s wealth of banking and business knowledge has served the CNB family and banking customers well,” said Jason D. Smith, Citizens National Bank President and CEO. “His experience, integrity and professional qualifications are great contributions to our banking team. These attributes are essential in keeping Citizens National Bank the strong institution that it is.” Before joining the CNB family in 2016, Tommy most recently served as a Senior Loan Review Officer with Zions Bancorporation out of its Houston, Texas of ces. Tommy is a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University. Kyle Friar has been promoted to Vice President of the Customer Care Center Department. Kyle joined the CNB family in 2018 as a Loan Review Analyst and later that year moved to head the Citizens Customer Care Center (C4). “Kyle’s detailed knowledge of the products and services that Citizens National Bank has to offer makes him ideal for this position,” said Jason D. Smith, Citizens National Bank President and CEO. “His experience, integrity and interpersonal communication skills are indeed an asset to our banking team. Kyle graduated in Psychology from LBU in 2012. Started his banking career in 2015 and received Banker of the Year in 2016. Cindy Aubrey has been promoted to Vice President of Bank Marketing and Sales. Cindy has been in bank marketing at CNB for nine years. She is a 2015 graduate of the American Bankers Association of Marketing and Management. “Cindy’s active involvement in the communities Citizens National Bank serves coupled with her knowledge of the products and services we provide has made her a valuable member of the CNB family,” said Jason D. Smith, Citizens National Bank President and CEO. “Her communication and organizational skills have proven to be indispensable to us.” Cindy is from the Shreveport Bossier area and re-

ceived a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from Northeast Louisiana University. Cindy serves on the board of the Shreveport Regional Arts Council and The Renesting Project in Bossier City. SHREVEPORT NATIVE HONORED AS LSU SCHOLAR Kaylin Wilson, a junior & LSU ambassador has been selected as a 2020 honoree for the prestigious LSU Black Caucus Scholars Award. As a LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture undergraduate, Kaylin was recognized as an honoree for the prestigious award for the second consecutive year. The Black Caucus Scholars Award program is held annually in the spring semester. The annual event provides LSU the opportunity to recognize undergraduate scholars who have achieved academic excellence at LSU. The program honors scholars with grade point averages (GPA) ranging from 3.0 to 4.0. Among Kaylin’s other honors are being recognized by Sigma Alpha Pi, a National Society of Leadership & Success. This organization is one of the largest honor societies in the United States with more than 600 chapters & one million members. Only 17% of LSU students are awarded this honor. Also, Kaylin was recognized as a 2020 honoree by the United Nations on International Women’s Day.

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f you like easy pasta salad recipes, you’re going to love this month’s recipe! This Easy Pesto Tortellini Pasta Salad is ready in about 10 minutes! Made with just five basic ingredients you probably have in the kitchen right now! This is the perfect side dish for summer parties, picnics, or potlucks! It takes about 8 minutes to prep, 2 minutes to cook, and yields eight servings.

Pasta Salad

Ingredients • • • •

(1) 20-ounce bag Cheese Tortellini: Any brand you enjoy will work here! 1 cup of Pesto: You can use homemade or store-bought basil pesto. 1 and ½ cup of Cherry Tomatoes: Chopped whole tomato or even sundried-tomatoes will work! ¼ cup of Red Onion: Finely diced. If you’re not a fan of onion, feel free to omit. Or replace it with red bell pepper or even roasted red peppers. Another option is cucumber! (1) 12-ounce container of Mini Marinated Mozzarella Cheese Balls: You can usually find these in the cheese case at the grocery store. If you can’t find the marinated the variety marinated in olive oil, the ones in water will work. Just drain them well.

Instructions: • • • •

Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Add tortellini and cook for 1 and 1/2 minutes. Do not overcook it! Drain and rinse under cold water until cool. Place tortellini in a large serving bowl. Add in pesto, tomatoes, cheese, and onion. Toss well to coat. Serve at once or cover and place in the fridge for up to 5 days.

What to Serve with Pesto Tortellini Pasta Salad?

This is delicious and heartier enough to serve by itself! But you can also pair it with fruit, grilled veggies, sandwiches, meat, or even fish.

If you enjoy a glass of wine with your dinner, Meiomi Pinot Noir from Tony’s Beverages located at 6241 Line Avenue in Shreveport, pairs nicely with Pesto Tortellini Pasta Salad. SBMAG.NET







by Seva May

he American Cancer Society is facing a 50% cut in research funding due to a significant impact on fundraising that the Corona Virus has induced. In a statement issued by the Atlanta based organization, “ACS is reducing its overall budget by approximately 30 percent, with cuts to both non-personnel and personnel expenses. This included eliminating approximately 1,000 staff positions nationwide. Executive salaries have also been reduced between 10% to 20%.” More importantly, there has been a dramatic drop in cancer diagnoses amid the pandemic which is a huge cause for concern. The local office of the ACS is determined to keep the critical services they provide to our area’s cancer patients up and running. This time of year, donors look forward to the annual “White Out Cancer” Gala. If you think it’s been cancelled – think again. Event Chairperson, Juanita Rodriguez has been hard at work with the rest of her committee to pull off the first ever, virtual fundraiser. Each year, the Shreveport ACS recognizes and honors our doctors and their patients who have worked hard to beat cancer. SB Magazine is pleased to give you a preview of the people you will meet during the virtual Gala. Beginning with corporate sponsor, Margaritaville Resort and Casino represented by Barry Regula. As a long-time Bossier City civic leader, Regula personally participates in the majority of Margaritaville’s numerous volunteer events, from yard work on the United Way Day of Caring to visiting children at Shriners Hospital. He has served as the board liaison for RASA and on the advisory board of the Shreveport Bossier Sports Authority. Regula currently is the chairman of the Bossier Chamber of Commerce. In December 2016, in honor of his many years of community and military support, Regula became the first ever inductee into the 307th Bomb Wing’s Honorary Commander Program at Barksdale Air Force Base, La. He serves on the board of the Northwest Louisiana Military Support Foundation and helped Margaritaville receive the Bossier Chamber Military Relations Supporter of the Year. As a result of these efforts and the success of Margaritaville, Regula was named the Chamber’s 2016 Businessperson of the Year.

The Shreveport American Cancer Society’s 2020 honorees include:

Garry Kim Green, MBA, MHA, FACHE, is the administrator of Shriners Hospitals for Children - Shreveport.


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Kim is past President of the Northwest District of the Louisiana Hospital Association and past member of the Board of Trustees of the LHA. He is a published author and is involved in many community programs in the Shreveport-Bossier City area. He and his wife Mary Anne live in Shreveport and have two sons, Matthew and Thomas. Kim began his battle against cancer in November of 2017, and after 3 rounds of chemotherapy and 35 rounds of radiation, Kim was found free of cancer in February 2018.

Jude Elmore is the son of Traciee and

Mike Elmore. As a typical kid, he’s had a love for Mickey Mouse and Jake and the Neverland Pirates. After becoming involved in Taekwondo, he won two gold medals at his first tournament and earned the ranking of advanced green belt. He loves swimming and he spends a lot of time playing with his dog, Monti. He attends South Highlands Elementary Magnet School and scored in the 90th percentile on his entrance exam. On September 8, 2019, Jude’s life was changed dramatically with a diagnosis of Lymphoma. He is currently receiving treatment at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and is constantly making his nurses and staff around him laugh. Through his continued daily battle, Jude has truly been an example of a fighter. He is focused on living life to the fullest, making great strides toward beating cancer and making the world a better place than it was before he entered it.

Jenny Booras has been married to Chris

for 28 years, and they have three children, Ellen, Katherine, and Christopher and two dachshunds, Oskar and Otis.

Those heart stopping three words, “you have cancer,” were initially uttered to Jenny and her stunned family in 2009. After surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy, Jenny thought her fight had ended. That was not the case. Jenny has had six more reoccurrences since that initial diagnosis: in 2011, 2013, 2016, 2018, 2019 and 2020. Jenny has continued to focus on things that are so important to her. She has continued to educate first graders for over thirty years, both in the public and private sector, and is most grateful for First Baptist Church School of Shreveport for their ongoing accommodations during treatment. And most importantly to her, she continues to enjoy being a mother for both major events and minor moments in her children’s lives.

Trey Gibson has spent more than 20 years

in academia teaching communication, leadership, and coaching nationally and internationally recognized university debate teams, and is currently an instructor of leadership studies at LSU Shreveport. He is in the process of completing a doctorate in Leadership Studies. In 2016, his daughter Emilie was diagnosed with a diffused intrinsic pontine glioma, and their family heard the words no parent wants to hear... “your daughter has cancer." Over the course of her 14-month fight against cancer, she never let it define her as she fought with courage, sass, humor, song and an occasional dance under a crazy hat. She passed away on Halloween night in 2017. Since her passing, the Gibson's and friends have founded the Fight Like Emilie Foundation in her name to help families, raise awareness, and support research in the fight against childhood cancer. Trey has also lobbied for support for children with cancer in Washington and Baton Rouge and now sits on the Louisiana Interdisciplinary Palliative Advisory Council as a patient family representative through the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network - ACS CAN.

Willie White III the Chief Executive Officer for David Raines

Community Health Centers (DRCHC). Local partnerships through the American Cancer Society and DRCHC have made a significant impact in cancer prevention screenings in the NWLA area, including the screening of over 1,300 patients for Colorectal Cancer in the past 3 years.

Dr. Terry Wu is the "Champion of Hope" Honoree this year! Dr. Wu has been the Chief Physicist and Radiation Safety Officer at the Willis-Knighton Health System Cancer Center for the past 23 years. He oversees the medical physics related operations and radiation safety for cancer treatments.

tion oncology department at Willis-Knighton. He and his colleagues have been widely published in peer-reviewed journals. One article received the highly regarded George Starkschall Award of Excellence for Outstanding Radiation Oncology Physics in July 2019. Dr. Wu has been a frequent speaker and has participated in many conferences in medical physics and proton therapy. He is certified in Therapeutic Radiological Physics by the American Board of Radiology and Radiation Oncology Physics by American Board of Medical Physics. This year’s chair for the 2020 White Out Cancer-A United Night of Hope, Juanita Rodriguez with Blue Cross Blue Shield of LA promises an exciting night of fun, laughter, tears of joy, and celebration with the opportunity to support our local American Cancer Society mission. As a five-year cancer survivor Juanita has experienced firsthand what it means to rely on cancer research and the amenities that the American Cancer Society offers to cancer patients, that is why she is dedicated to chairing the event and bringing in funds for local cancer research. This year the BCBS team will focus on raising funds for Pediatric Cancer Research. The American Cancer Society’s White Out Cancer: A United Night of Hope will be held via LIVE Broadcast from Fairfield Studios at 7PM. Watch parties held in homes, businesses, and restaurants are encouraged. Sponsorship opportunities give special amenities to your watch party. Gather your friends and family and support the American Cancer Society in your own space. Put on your white Summer attire and get ready to celebrate! The American Cancer Society’s White Out Cancer: A United Night of Hope supports the life-saving research and patient programs of the American Cancer Society. This year the BCBS team will focus on raising funds for Pediatric Cancer Research. Each participant on the night of the event is also encouraged to raise funds for the White Out Cancer Fund the Mission Initiatives. Donors can choose one of 3 initiatives: general cancer research, pediatric cancer research, or local transportation grants. Tune in on August 15 at 7PM on our Facebook Page at “White Out Cancer Gala”, or via YouTube. the Facebook page will have the link for the auction that will start August 1st.

For sponsorship and other opportunities please visit www.whiteoutcancergala.org

He received his doctoral degree in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1992. Before Dr. Wu joined the Willis-Knighton Medical Center, he was a clinical medical physicist responsible for Radiosurgery in radiation oncology at Johns Hopkins Medicine.

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