R. Shane Barton, M.D., a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon with The Orthopaedic Clinic (TOC) in Shreveport, has been elected to join the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES), an organization of orthopedic surgeons throughout the world who specialize in shoulder and elbow surgery. This is a high honor for Barton who becomes only the third doctor in Louisiana to be listed in the group’s membership.
The American Heart Association’s Northwest Louisiana division (AHA) and Willis-Knighton Health System have announced a partnership to promote the AHA’s “My Heart. My Life.” health movement. This sponsorship establishes Willis-Knighton Health System as a leader focused on improvements in cardiovascular health in northwest Louisiana.
The Willis-Knighton Cancer Center is hosting a proton therapy physics workshop in Shreveport on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 22 and 23, featuring local, national and international speakers. More than 70 physicists, dosimetrists and others interested in radiation physics will participate.
Kirk Grantham, MD has joined Willis-Knighton Hyperbaric & Wound Care Center at its second location on the campus of WK Bossier Health Center.
Kamel Brakta, M.D. has established WK Robotic and Laparoscopic Surgery Clinic in the Diagnostic & Surgical building, at 2751 Albert Bicknell Drive on the campus of Willis-Knighton Medical Center.
Sarah Baker, M.D., has established Dermatology Specialists at North in the Diagnostic & Surgical Building, suite 2D at 2751 Albert Bicknell Drive on the campus of Willis-Knighton Medical Center.
Steven Abney, Psy.D., has joined Dr. Randall P. Brewer at River Cities Interventional Pain Specialists in the WK Pierremont Medical Arts Building, suite 300 at 1811 E. Bert Kouns Industrial Loop in Shreveport.
Doctors at Wills-Knighton have received flu vaccine and are now offering flu shots to their patients. According to Greg Gavin, administrator for the Network, vaccine is plentiful this year and readily available at the Physician Network’s in primary care and pediatric clinics. In addition, Lesley Sawrie, Quick Care director, reports that all three WK Quick Care locations (Bossier, Pierremont, South) have received vaccine and are administering flu vaccine daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Willis-Knighton Cancer Center’s Department of Radiation Oncology is being represented this week at the annual world conference of the American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). ASTRO’s annual meeting is touted as the premier radiation oncology scientific event in the world and draws more than 11,000 to hear presentations.
Three board-certified pediatric surgeons have moved their practice to Willis-Knighton South. Mark F. Brown, MD, Donald Sorrells, MD, and Kevin Boykin, MD, have relocated to the first floor (Suite 106) in the Physicians Center, 2508 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, in front of the hospital.
Marissa Chesney, M.D., internal medicine, has joined WK Bossier Internal Medicine Diagnostic and Treatment Clinic located in Suite 420 of the WK Bossier Health Center at 2400 Hospital Drive in Bossier City.
Zahid Qureshi, M.D., pediatric intensive care, has joined the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Willis-Knighton South, located at 2510 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop in Shreveport
Willis-Knighton Health System announces the opening of WK Eye Center at Towne Oaks located at 855 Pierremont Road, Suite 102 in Shreveport.
Mark H. Smith, M.D., general and laparoscopic surgery, has joined WK North Laparoscopic Surgical Associates
Virginia Homza Carter, M.D., pediatrics, has joined Bossier Pediatric Partners in Suite 120 of the WK Bossier Medical Office Building II at 2300 Hospital Drive in Bossier City.
Jared T. Geist, M.D., gastroenterology, has joined Dr. David A. Scott at Gastroenterology Associates in Suite 540 of WK Pierremont Health Center at 8001 Youree Drive in Shreveport.
Willis-Knighton Health System has enhanced its Community Education program by adding WK Spirit of Women. WK Spirit of Women is an integrated partnership between hospitals and healthcare systems and the national Spirit of Women program to provide the necessary healthcare resources for women and their families.
Charles G. Otu-Nyarko, M.D., pediatric gastroenterology, has joined WK Pediatric GI Specialists located in Suite 101 of the Willis-Knighton South Physicians Center at 2508 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop in Shreveport.
Mark R. Mainous, M.D., general surgery, has joined the practice of Kevin C. Marler, M.D., in Suite 840 of the WK Pierremont Health Center at 8001 Youree Drive in Shreveport.
Jarron Syh has been announced as the first graduate of the Willis-Knighton Cancer Center’s medical physics residency program.
Mandy Chumbley Crow, M.D., has joined WK Pierremont Family Physicians in Suite 400 of the WK Pierremont Medical Arts Building at 1811 E. Bert Kouns Industrial Loop in Shreveport.
The eye doctors at WK Eyes, a part of the Willis-Knighton Physician Network, are offering free back-to-school vision screenings for children ages 5 to 21 years on the first four Saturdays in August.
Shots for Tots, a community service funded by Willis-Knighton Health System, has announced its August schedule of immunization sites.
Hospital among first to receive new designation for delivering quality and cost-efficient cardiac procedures
Willis-Knighton Health System announces a major step in the development of the WK Proton Therapy Center, the arrival of the cyclotron as part of the ProteusONE™ with pencil beam scanning technology.