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.
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.