September 2017
In This Issue
Thinking about our Friends in the Hurricane Affected Areas




WeWe sincerely hope our friends in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the Islands who were in the paths of  Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria are safe and recover swiftly from these damaging storms.
You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Click here for information about volunteering, to make a contribution to help with recovery, or to learn more about how to prepare for a disaster. 
Fall Meeting in Baton Rouge
Hurricane Harvey tried but did not keep us from getting together for the Fall Meeting! Thank you to all who could join us on our rescheduled dates, and for those who could not make it the 2nd go around, we are sorry and you were missed. Break out sessions were included at this event and they were well received. The hard part was choosing what presentation to attend!  Below are some highlights from the meeting.

Poster Competition Winners Announced
1st Place Poster Winner Drs. Chokhawala Krutika with co-author Mohamed Sarfraz, for Role of Advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the Evaluation of Child with Disruptive Behavior Disorder other authors not pictured are Drs. Eduardo Gonzalez-Toledo and Lee Stevens.
2nd Place Poster Winner Dr. Carnie Nzodom could not be with us to due scheduling. She entered Resident Physicians and Health Disparities: Increasing Resident Knowledge of Healthcare Disparities with co-authors Rebecca Hammarlund, PhD, Diana Hamer, PhD and Laurinda Calongne, EdD.
Winning 3rd Place was Harsimran Kaur, MBBS for Long-Acting Injectable Dopamine Neuromodulator Use in Pediatric Psychiatric Patients. Other authors included Drs. Astik Joshi, Raghu Gandhi, Shawn McNeil and Lee Stevens.
Judges also recognized 2 honorable mentions - Medical Student Shradha Thakur, MPH for Pill Splitting: A Means to Address Mental Health Care Costs in Louisiana and Crime and Recidivism Among Adolescents with Substance Use entered by Drs. Shawn McNeil, Astik Joshi, Kunal Maini, Lee Stevens and Maneek Kaler.   
And we have to mention that Dr. Lee Stevens pictured right is the proud winner of the door prize!
Residents & Fellows Connect
LPMA Residents, Fellows and APA Medical Students had dinner together at Texas de Brazil on Friday night. Based on comments from those who attended it was fun for all.  A special thanks to LAMMICO for sponsoring the dinner!                               
A special thanks goes out to our supporters who helped us make the Fall Meeting possible.  Thanks LAMMICO for sponsoring the RF Dinner and to Rhodes Pharmaceutical for providing Saturday's lunch!  And to our exhibitors listed below:
Addiction Recovery Resources, Inc
Professional Risk Management Services, Inc. 
Alkermes Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Rhodes Pharmaceutical 
Covington Behavioral Health
Janssen/Johnson & Johnson Health Services Inc.
Tulane University 
Woodlake Addiction Recovery Center 
Ochsner Health System

  2018 Spring Meeting, March 16-18 at the Natchez Grand Hotel in MS
Put This on Your Calendar
  *IPS conference, NOLA Oct 19-22, 2017
Advance registration rates thru Sep 28th  

* APA Annual Meeting, NYC May 5-9, 2018
* AAGP (Geriatric Psychiatry) announced scholarships available to help medical students and residents get to their
annual meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii, March 15-18, 2018. Deadline to
apply is October 1st  


    Job Opportunities 
YES Services of Louisiana is seeking a medical doctor to provide medication management and diagnostic assessments in the Baton Rouge Area.  Click here for more information

in New Iberia seeks Medical Director for their clinical department. Interested candidates should contact Omar Pecantte, CEO at 337-380-8639. Click here for full job description. 
Humana Government Business is hiring top talent to provide quality care for our military servicemen and women. They are offering Excellent Full-Time and Locums opportunity at Fort Polk, LA. Interested candidates should contact Michelle Sechen, Recruiter at 877-202-9069 email her at or send her a fax to (502) 322 8759. For job perks and detail click here.
Our Lady of the Lake in Baton Rouge is seeking two full time BC/BE Attending Psychiatrists to join their rapidly growing department.  They are seeking candidates who thrive in team based care settings, are serious about their scholarly pursuits, and dedicated to the provision of outstanding evidence based clinical service.  Click here to find out more.  
South Louisiana Veterans Health Care System (SLVHCS) is now hiring psychiatrists to fill a number of positions associated with the opening of the Replacement Medical Center next year. This is a great opportunity to join up with your colleagues at the New Orleans VA to practice state of the art medicine in a resource rich setting, with ready access to specialty care, interdisciplinary treatment teams, and strong academic affiliations, in an invigorating setting that also offers stability and very competitive compensation.

Inpatient, outpatient, consultative and telepsychiatry positions are available. Prior VA experience would be beneficial, but is not  required. Recruitment and relocation funding is available and negotiable. Interested Board Certified or eligible candidates may contact Dr. Dean Robinson (Chief of Service) or Garry Laborde, LCSW (Assistant Chief) at 504 571-8283 for more information.

Integrated Behavioral Health, LLC a growing Group multidisciplinary practice  seeks full time Board Certified/Eligible adult and/or child psychiatrist to join the  team. We offer a competitive salary and benefits
package. You get to work in downtown New Orleans within a fun practice of various disciplines and with the potential to work in several different practice settings. Soon we will also offer a Baton Rouge
practice location and potentially telepsychiatry. Contact Tricia Mogg, Andrew Morson, MD, or Mehdi Qalbani, MD We can also be reached at 504.322.3837.

OCHSNER HEALTH SYSTEM is seeking BC/BE PSYCHIATRISTS to join our expanding psychiatry practice. Both newly trained and experienced psychiatrists are encouraged to apply. Physicians directly from residency training or with experience will be considered. Salary offered will be competitive and commensurate with experience and training. Click here for position locations and details.

QCCH has an exceptional opportunity for full or part time Psychiatrist to join our team of healthcare professionals.
The qualified candidate will provide psychiatry services to the incarcerated population within a correctional medical unit environment, treat a wide variety of cases, with opportunity for patient education and follow-up, and provided excellent support staff on-hand with no practice management hassles and no overhead expenses along with no 3rd-party billing issues.

Job Requirements
*currently licensed to practice psychiatry
*Board-certification or Board-eligibility
*Current CPR certification
*Current DEA certification

This position will require background check, security clearance, and/or drug screen.
Contact: Barbara Caminske -
Phone: 631-576-9910

Metropolitan Human Services District has positions open for qualified psychiatrists licensed by the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners.  For job details click here.  For more information on the position please contact Krystal Casson Griffin at

Dane Street is looking for board-certified Psychiatrists with an active Louisiana license for their Utilization Review Division.  For job details click here. For more information, please contact Denise Capua at Dane Street; (603) 770-8101 or via email,

Acadia Healthcare is seeking psychiatrists to fill a number of positions in their locations across Louisiana. Click here for full description. For more information contact Kent McMackin at 615-861-7360 or visit our website

Louisiana Psychiatric Medical Association
9655 Perkins Rd, #C-152
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70810