April 2017
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Spring Meeting Highlights 

Spring in Point Clear
  From great speakers, to hanging out with friends and family, to celebrating achievements
and Mardi Gras parades in a beautiful setting, this meeting had it all!  Be sure to join us when we
meet again in the Spring next year to take part of this wonderful event.

Congratulations Distinguished Fellows (DF), Distinguished Life Fellows (DLF), 
Life Members, Fellow Members (F) and 50 Year APA Members!
Each year the APA honors members who reach elevation in their membership at Convocation during the
Annual Meeting. This year's event is no exception.  Join us in celebrating LPMA members being recognized
Monday, May 22, 2017, from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. at the San Diego Convention Center, Exhibit Hall F, Ground level.
For registration details, click here. LPMA members attaining elevated member status in 2016 are listed below.
We are so proud of all of you! 
Josefina Cifra Baltazar MD
James Gray Barbee MD
James Gary Booker MD
John de Back MD
R Christa Eckert MD
Edward F Foulks MD PhD
David W Galarneau MD
Milton Lanier Harris MD
Cecile L Many MD
Patrick T O'Neill MD
Jay C Pennington MD
Dean Edward Robinson MD
Judy M Roheim MD
Arthur J L Strauss MD
Member Status Reached in 2016
Life Member
Life Member (DLF) 
Life Member
Life Member
50 Year Member
50 Year Member (DLF) 
Life Member
Life Member (DLF) 
50 Year Member
Life Member (DLF) 
50 Year Member (DLF) 
Distinguished Life Fellow

  LACOMMISSION   L ouisiana Commission on Preventing Opioid Abuse 
HCR 113 of the 2016 Legislature established the Louisiana Commission on Preventing Opioid Abuse and charged them to study and make recommendations regarding measures that can be taken to tackle prescription opioid and heroin abuse and addiction in Louisiana. Dr. Ken Roy, LPMA State Legislative Representative and 38 different agencies and private organizations collaborated to produce the 51 recommendations offered in the report beginning on page 32. Some of the recommendations in the report have been incorporated in a few of the legislative measures prefiled for consideration in the upcoming legislative session. Click here to access the full report.  

RFTRACK APA Annual Meeting Resident and Early-Career Psychiatrist Leadership Track Announced

As residents transition into their early career, few have any formal training in organizational issues, teaching, or leadership. This track aims to train and guide the participants to become future leaders in the field of psychiatry. Sessions are open to all Annual Meeting attendees, and RFMs and ECPs are encouraged to pop into one or all of the activities.

Register for the Annual Meeting.


APA Reaffirms Support for Goldwater Rule 
Click here to access Ethics Committee Opinion



    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  msechen@humana.com 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 Tricia@ibhnola.com, Andrew Morson, MD Dr.Morson@ibhnola.com, or Mehdi Qalbani, MD Dr.q@ibhnola.com. 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 - BCaminske@qcch.com
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 krystal.casson-griffin@la.gov

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, DCapua@danestreet.com.

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 www.physiciancareerline.com.

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