Our talented team is always ready to provide care where needed.

Christopher Woodard, M.D.

Woodard is originally from Ohio and attended Milligan College in Tennessee for his undergraduate education. He received his medical degree from Wright…Read More

Christopher Woodard, M.D.

Woodard is originally from Ohio and attended Milligan College in Tennessee for his undergraduate education. He received his medical degree from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. Afterward, he completed a family medicine residency at the Toledo Hospital in Toledo, Ohio. Prior to joining Lake After Hours and Lake Urgent Care, he practiced family medicine in the southern Ohio area. He is board certified in Family Medicine and is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians

Adrienne Vercher, N.P.

Adrienne Vercher, NP, is from Port Allen, Louisiana. She attended Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, where she obtained her Bachelors of Sc…Read More

Adrienne Vercher, N.P.

Adrienne Vercher, NP, is from Port Allen, Louisiana. She attended Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, where she obtained her Bachelors of Science in Nursing. After obtaining her RN, Adrienne worked as an Emergency Room nurse at St. Elizabeth Hospital. She then completed the Family Nurse Practitioner Program at Southeastern Louisiana University in 2012. She is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Adrienne has been with Lake Urgent Care since February 2013.

Kevin DiBenedetto, M.D.

Dr. DiBenedetto is a native of Baton Rouge. Upon graduation from Louisiana Tech University at Ruston, Louisiana, he attended Louisiana State Universit…Read More

Kevin DiBenedetto, M.D.

Dr. DiBenedetto is a native of Baton Rouge. Upon graduation from Louisiana Tech University at Ruston, Louisiana, he attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, where he received his medical degree. Dr. DiBenedetto completed his residency in Family Practice at Earl K. Long Memorial Hospital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and is board certified by the American Board of Urgent Care Medicine. Dr. DiBenedetto is a partner in the Lake After Hours/Total Occupational Medicine parent company, Convenient Care, L.L.C. and serves as Chairman of the Board and co-medical director for all clinics. In addition, Dr. DiBenedetto services as the Lab Director for all Lake After Hours facilities.

Graham Tujague, M.D.

Dr. Tujague is a Shreveport, Louisiana native. Upon graduation from Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana, Dr. Tujague attended Louisiana …Read More

Graham Tujague, M.D.

Dr. Tujague is a Shreveport, Louisiana native. Upon graduation from Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana, Dr. Tujague attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, where he received his medical degree. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Earl K. Long Memorial Hospital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Dr. Tujague is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Urgent Care Medicine and is a certified Medical Review Officer (MRO). Dr. Tujague is a member of the American College of Cardiology and has been recognized by the American Academy of Cardiology as a Distinguished Fellow in Cardiology. As a partner in the Lake After Hours/Total Occupational Medicine parent company, Convenient Care, L.L.C., Dr. Tujague serves as co-medical director. He is also a member of the American Academy of Urgent Care Medicine, American Society of Internal Medicine/American College of Physicians, Louisiana State Medical Society, and East Baton Rouge Parish Medical Society.

Cheryl Ballard, M.D.

Dr. Ballard is a native and resident of Amite, Louisiana. Upon graduation from Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana, Dr. Ballard a…Read More

Cheryl Ballard, M.D.

Dr. Ballard is a native and resident of Amite, Louisiana. Upon graduation from Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana, Dr. Ballard attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, where she received her medical degree. She completed her residency in Family Practice at University Medical Center in Lafayette, Louisiana. Dr. Ballard is board certified by the American Board of Family Practice. Prior to joining Lake After Hours, she was the medical director/primary care physician at a local community health center for the last thirteen years.

Marian Bellecci, M.D.

Dr. Bellecci attended Louisiana State University New Orleans to obtain her medical degree. She then completed her residency at Charity Hospital in New…Read More

Marian Bellecci, M.D.

Dr. Bellecci attended Louisiana State University New Orleans to obtain her medical degree. She then completed her residency at Charity Hospital in New Orleans. Dr. Bellecci has been with Lake After Hours since 2011.

Michael Duplechain, M.D.

Dr. Duplechain is a native of Melville, Louisiana. He graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in Biological Sciences and subsequently…Read More

Michael Duplechain, M.D.

Dr. Duplechain is a native of Melville, Louisiana. He graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in Biological Sciences and subsequently earned his medical degree from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. Dr. Duplechain completed his family medicine residency training at University Medical Center in Lafayette, Louisiana and was named Outstanding Resident graduate. He also served as chief resident during his final year. Dr. Duplechain is a diplomat of the American Board of Family Medicine.

James Jang, M.D.

Dr. James Jang joined Lake After Hours in 2012. He received his medical degree from The University of Tennessee. He then completed his Pediatric resid…Read More

James Jang, M.D.

Dr. James Jang joined Lake After Hours in 2012. He received his medical degree from The University of Tennessee. He then completed his Pediatric residency at Tulane University in New Orleans.

Munir Khalid-Abasi, D.O.

Dr. Khalid-Abasi is a graduate of the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Des Moines, Iowa. He completed his residency in Intern…Read More

Munir Khalid-Abasi, D.O.

Dr. Khalid-Abasi is a graduate of the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Des Moines, Iowa. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Dallas-Fort Worth Medical Center in Grand Prairie, Texas. Dr. Khalid-Abasi is a certified Medical Review Officer (MRO) and serves as the medical director for Total Occupational Medicine. He is currently a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, American Osteopathic Association, and the American College of Osteopathic Internist.

Amy Kisner, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Dr. Kisner is a native of West Virginia. She received her BA in Biology and Doctorate of Medicine from West Virginia University, and completed her re…Read More

Amy Kisner, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Dr. Kisner is a native of West Virginia. She received her BA in Biology and Doctorate of Medicine from West Virginia University, and completed her residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics in 2001. Prior to relocating to Baton Rouge, she was employed by Integrated Health Care Providers Inc. as an Urgent Care Physician. She was appointed by the Governor to the Driver’s License Advisory Board for the state of West Virginia, and continues to serve in this capacity. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and has been working as an Urgent Care for the last 7 years. She is a member of the American Medical Association and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Jocelyn Wood, M.D.

Dr. Jocelyn Wood is originally from Ohio and attended the University of Dayton for her undergraduate education. She received her medical degree from …Read More

Jocelyn Wood, M.D.

Dr. Jocelyn Wood is originally from Ohio and attended the University of Dayton for her undergraduate education. She received her medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo, Ohio. Her first year of residency was at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. She then completed her last two years of residency at Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation in New Orleans, Louisiana. Prior to joining Lake After Hours, she was a medical director/primary care physician at a community health clinic and an urgent care physician in New Orleans. She is board certified in Family Practice and is a member of the American Medical Association as well as the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Lance Fudicker, PA-C

Lance is a native of Ferriday, Louisiana. Upon graduation from Northeast Louisiana University, Lance obtained his B.S. of Physician Assistant from Lou…Read More

Lance Fudicker, PA-C

Lance is a native of Ferriday, Louisiana. Upon graduation from Northeast Louisiana University, Lance obtained his B.S. of Physician Assistant from Louisiana State University Medical School in Shreveport, Louisiana in 1998. Lance served as a managing partner for community medical practices with four locations in the underserved areas of East Central Louisiana. In 2000, Lance joined Convenient Care and now serves as Director of Mid-Level Operations. Lance is a member of American Academy of Physician Assistants, Louisiana Academy of Physician Assistants, Age Management Medical Group and American Academy of Anti-Aging. Lance currently resides in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Joseph Halphen, PA-C

Joseph Halphen PA-C is a life long resident of The City of Central Louisiana. Upon completion of a Bachelors of Science Degree in Biological Sciences …Read More

Joseph Halphen, PA-C

Joseph Halphen PA-C is a life long resident of The City of Central Louisiana. Upon completion of a Bachelors of Science Degree in Biological Sciences Joseph attended Louisiana State University Health Science Center in Shreveport, where he received his degree as a Physician Assistant. He completed his presceptorship in orthopedic trauma surgery and orthopedic sports medicine. Joseph completed his education with LSUHSC and took the nationional Physician Assistant certification examination. Upon graduation he worked in orthopedics with The Bone and Joint Clinic of Baton Rouge. Joseph began working with Lake After Hours in November of 2008 and is now the physician assistant director of the Lake After Hours eastern division. Joseph is a member of both the LAPA and the AAPA. He also serves as an educator for Physician Assistant and Nurse Practitioner students as well as writing medical articles for several publications. Joseph also serves on the school board at Central Private School as an additional way to serve the community.

Michael Hodgeson, M.D.

Dr. Hodgeson is a native of the Baton Rouge area. Upon graduation from Lee University in Tennessee, Dr. Hodgeson attended East Tennessee State Univers…Read More

Michael Hodgeson, M.D.

Dr. Hodgeson is a native of the Baton Rouge area. Upon graduation from Lee University in Tennessee, Dr. Hodgeson attended East Tennessee State University College of Medicine, where he received his medical degree. He completed his residency at In His Image Family Practice Residency in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Dr. Hodgeson is board certified in Family Practice and is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the Christian Medical and Dental Association.

Gary Brant, M.D.

Dr. Brandt graduated from LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans with honors. He has training in General/Trauma Surgery at LSUMC and over 17 years of …Read More

Gary Brant, M.D.

Dr. Brandt graduated from LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans with honors. He has training in General/Trauma Surgery at LSUMC and over 17 years of Emergency Medicine experience. Dr. Brandt also served as Medical Director of the Emergency Department and on the Board of Directors at a local area hospital prior to joining the team at Lake After Hours.

Mitch Montelaro, M.D.

Dr. Mitch Montelaro attended Louisiana State University New Orleans to obtain his medical degree. He then attended Louisiana State University Lafayett…Read More

Mitch Montelaro, M.D.

Dr. Mitch Montelaro attended Louisiana State University New Orleans to obtain his medical degree. He then attended Louisiana State University Lafayette for his residency in Family Medicine. Dr. Montelaro has been with Lake After Hours since 2005

Jo Anne Pine, M.D.

Dr. JoAnne Pine received her medical degree from the University of Mississippi. She then completed her residency in OB-GYN at Charity Hospital in New …Read More

Jo Anne Pine, M.D.

Dr. JoAnne Pine received her medical degree from the University of Mississippi. She then completed her residency in OB-GYN at Charity Hospital in New Orleans. Dr. Pine has been with Lake After Hours for over 13 years.

Kimberly Washington, D.O.

Dr. Washington is a graduate of Baker University in Baldwin City, Kansas. Her medical degree was completed at Kansas City College of Medicine and Bios…Read More

Kimberly Washington, D.O.

Dr. Washington is a graduate of Baker University in Baldwin City, Kansas. Her medical degree was completed at Kansas City College of Medicine and Biosciences in Kansas City, Missouri
(formerly KC College of Osteopathic Medicine). After graduation she completed residency in Internal Medicine at Community General Hospital in Harrisburg PA. Dr. Washington is board
certified in Internal Medicine. She is a member of the American Osteopathic Association and has over 20 years of emergency and urgent care experience. She has been with Lake After
Hours since 2009.

Britni McConnell RN, BSN, FNP-C

Britni McConnell is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She has a Bachelors in Nursing from Southeastern Louisiana University and a Masters from South…Read More

Britni McConnell RN, BSN, FNP-C

Britni McConnell is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She has a Bachelors in Nursing from Southeastern Louisiana University and a Masters from Southern University and A & M College. She is certified through the AANP. 

Landon Walden, PA-C

Landon is a native of Denham Springs, Louisiana. Upon graduation from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, he attende…Read More

Landon Walden, PA-C

Landon is a native of Denham Springs, Louisiana. Upon graduation from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, he attended Franciscan Missionaries of
Our Lady University, where he received his Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies. He is a member of the Louisiana Academy of Physician Assistants. Landon currently resides in
Baton Rouge and has been with Premier Health/Lake After Hours since 2017.

Lindsey McClure, PA-C

Lindsey is a native of Central, Louisiana. She graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in Kinesiology and a minor in Biological Scienc…Read More

Lindsey McClure, PA-C

Lindsey is a native of Central, Louisiana. She graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in Kinesiology and a minor in Biological Sciences. She subsequently earned her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport. She was also awarded the Joseph K. Valgora Compassionate Caregiver Award.
She is married and has two children.

Elizabeth Valure, PA-C

Elizabeth is a native of Watson, LA. She majored at LSU in Microbiology and graduated from Our Lady of Lake College with a Bachelor’s in Medical Lab…Read More

Elizabeth Valure, PA-C

Elizabeth is a native of Watson, LA. She majored at LSU in Microbiology and graduated from Our Lady of Lake College with a Bachelor’s in Medical Laboratory Science. She worked in
microbiology as a medical scientist for two years before obtaining her master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies in 2013 from Louisiana State University HSC-S. She now resides in
Watson, LA with her husband and family.

Bonnie Gaudin, PA-C

Bonnie is a graduate of Louisiana State University, and received her nursing degree at Baton Rouge General School of Nursing. She served as an Emergen…Read More

Bonnie Gaudin, PA-C

Bonnie is a graduate of Louisiana State University, and received her nursing degree at Baton Rouge General School of Nursing. She served as an Emergency Room nurse for 4.5 years. She
received her PA degree from University of Alabama Birmingham. Since receiving her PA degree, she has worked Neurosurgery/Orthopedic surgery for 1.5 years, and ER for 13 years. Bonnie is a LSU Tiger fan!

Aimee Daigle

Aimee Daigle is a native of Jennings, Louisiana.  She has a BSN from UL Lafayette and MSN  from McNeese State University.  She has been an RN fo…Read More

Aimee Daigle

Aimee Daigle is a native of Jennings, Louisiana.  She has a BSN from UL Lafayette and MSN  from McNeese State University.  She has been an RN for 25 years and a board certified Family Practice Nurse Practitioner for 15 years.   Ms. Daigle has been practicing with Premier Health for 3 1/2 years.

J. Katharyn Dispenza APRN, PCPNP-BC

Katharyn is a native of Baton Rouge. She graduated from University of South Alabama with a Masters of Nursing degree in Pediatric Primary Care. She …Read More

J. Katharyn Dispenza APRN, PCPNP-BC

Katharyn is a native of Baton Rouge. She graduated from University of South Alabama with a Masters of Nursing degree in Pediatric Primary Care. She began her career as a Nurse Practitioner in Pediatric pain management a Children’s Medical Center Dallas. Following her years in Dallas she returned to her home town and proudly joined the Lake After Hours team at our Pediatric location.

Tracy Gum, MN, APRN, FNP-C

Tracy was born in Morgan City, La. and raised in Houston, Tx. She earned her Diploma of Nursing from Baton Rouge General School of Nursing, Bachelor o…Read More

Tracy Gum, MN, APRN, FNP-C

Tracy was born in Morgan City, La. and raised in Houston, Tx. She earned her Diploma of Nursing from Baton Rouge General School of Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master’s in Nursing from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. Prior to becoming a NP, Tracy worked in labor and delivery and the emergency department of Baton Rouge General Medical Center. As a Nurse Practitioner, she has worked Internal Medicine at Baton Rouge Clinic, in the emergency and hospital medicine departments of Baton Rouge General, and an HIV clinic. Tracy is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

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