Greetings to the Southeast Community Health Systems family!
On November 27, 2019, (Wednesday) --All clinics will close at 4:30 pm.
For the Thanksgiving Holiday -- We will be closed for operations, Thursday, November 28 through Saturday, November 30, 2019. We will resume normal operations on Monday, December 2, 2019.  If an emergency should occur during the closure of our offices, please call 911, or report to the nearest emergency room. 
 
Have a Great Holiday!

Christopher Givens

Christopher Givens

Family Medicine

Family Nurse Practitioner

Education

Associate of Applied Science in Medical Radiologic Technology - Copiah Lincoln Community College
ASN - Southwest Mississippi Community College
BSN - William Carey University
MSN - The University of Southern Mississippi

Certifications

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME)

Misc

Healthcare career started in 2011, and I have continued to seek opportunities for professional growth, and development to better serve me community. My background includes family practice, medical-surgical, and internal medicine. I am a certified medical examiner through NRCME.

Special interest: urgent care office procedures and internal medicine.


Stacy Cassel

Stacy Cassel

Dental Hygienist


Sandra Garner, LCSW

Sandra Garner, LCSW

Behavioral Health, Depression, Domestic Violence, PTSD, Anxiety

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Education

Master's in Social Work

Certifications

Licensed Clinical Social Work

Misc

Certified Group Facilitator in domestic violence for men who are abusers


Melody Jones, NP

Melody Jones, NP

Family

Family Nurse Practitioner Certified, MSN, APRN

Education

Southern University A&M College
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing
- Master of Science in Nursing

Certifications

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Misc

I became a Family Nurse Practitioner to serve as an advocate in the prevention of chronic illnesses. I love the fulfillment in helping others and making a difference in my community. I emphasize preventative holistic treatment plans. I strive for each treatment plan to encompass the unique situation of each person and can include individualized therapy centered around the patient, while maintaining achievable goals.


Kimberly Brown, NP

Kimberly Brown, NP

Family

Nurse Practitioner Certified, MSN, APRN

Education

BSN from University of Southern Mississippi
MSN from Walden University

Certifications

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)


Rebecca Schrader, NP

Rebecca Schrader, NP

Family Practice

Nurse Practitioner

Education

Master's of Science in Nursing

Certifications

American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Misc

I have fifteen years of experience as a Registered Nurse in Oncology, Recovery, Telemetry, Med-Surg, and Home Health. I look forward to caring for the people of Kentwood!


Frank Rattray, LPC

Frank Rattray, LPC

Mental Health, Addiction, PTSD, and Trauma

License Professional Counselor

Education

MS in Clinical Psychology and
Clinical Counseling

Certifications

NCE


Avanelle Jack, MD

Avanelle Jack, MD

Internal Medicine, Nephrology, and Hypertension

Medical Doctor

Education

LSU Medical School, New Orleans, LA

Certifications

Nephrology and Internal Medicine

Misc

I have been in academic medicine for most of my career as I help re-establish the Nephrology Fellowship Program in New Orleans at LSU after Hurricane Katrina. Furthermore, I consider myself an Intense Internist. My passion now is preventive health as I would like to see less people going on to dialysis.

The teacher in me wants to be in the community teaching my ‘neighbors’ how to experience a healthy lifestyle while still enjoying South La. Food which is our culture.


Diana Edens, LPC

Diana Edens, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

School-Based Counselor

Education

Walden University
- MS in Mental Health Counseling

Certifications

CCTP


Cynthia Sears, LCSW

Cynthia Sears, LCSW

Behavioral Health, Anger Management Trauma and PTSD

Licensed Professional Counselor

Education

M Ed

Certifications

NCC, NCSC

Misc

27 years of experience as a counselor, with 21 years in the educational setting.

Training, EMDR


Ashley Lee, APRN, FNP-C

Ashley Lee, APRN, FNP-C

Primary Care

Family Nurse Practitioner

Education

Master of Science in Nursing

Certifications

American Association of Nurse Practitioners


Kenya Lavergne, LCSW

Kenya Lavergne, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Social Work, Master of Social Work

Certifications

LCSW


JoAn Ranel, DDS

JoAn Ranel, DDS

General Dentistry

Dental Director

Education

Bachelor of Science in Microbiology -LSU
DDS –LSU School of Dentistry

Certifications

Louisiana State Board of Dentistry

Misc

I have practiced general dentistry for the past 23 years


Darrell Hartsfield, DDS

Darrell Hartsfield, DDS

Family Dentistry

Dentist

Education

Loyola Dental School, New Orleans, LA


Laketra Whitney,  NP

Laketra Whitney, NP

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner

Education

Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Southern University and A&M College Dec. 2009
Master of Science in Nursing with concentration in Women’s Health – University of South Alabama Dec. 2016

Certifications

Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified by National Certification Corporation


Geneva Carter, NP

Geneva Carter, NP

Family

Nurse Practitioner

Education

ASN, BSN, Nursing

Certifications

ANCC-APRN-FNP-C


Suniti Bhattarai, DDS

Suniti Bhattarai, DDS

General Dentist

DDS

Education

Attended LSU ( graduate degree) and Meharry Medical College ( Dental)

Misc

My goal is to promote oral health care in the community that I serve


Tammy Smith, NP

Tammy Smith, NP

Family Practice

FNP-C

Education

ADN from Augusta State University in 1990
BSN from Loyola University New Orleans in 2000.
MSN from Loyola University New Orleans in 2003.

Certifications

American Association of Nurse Practitioners Family Nurse Practitioner


Lisa Broadnax-Jackson, LAC

Lisa Broadnax-Jackson, LAC

Substance Abuse

Licensed Addiction Counselor

Education

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN SOCIAL WORK - BSW
Southern University, Baton Rouge, LA 1995
MASTER OF EDUCATION IN ADMINISTRATION & SUPERVISION – M.Ed
Southern University, Baton Rouge, LA 1999

Certifications

LAC – Licensed Addictions Counselor
CCDP – D – Co-occurring Disorder Professional
AADC - Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor

Misc

I have afforded myself over 23 years in the Substance Abuse Counseling field conducting Intensive Outpatient groups, Relapse Prevention, Continued Care, Women’s Issues, Individuals, Family Conjoint, Conflict Resolution and Anger Management Sessions.


Lucas Westphal, LPC

Lucas Westphal, LPC

Counseling

Licensed Professional Counselor

Education

Masters’ in Counselor’s Education

Certifications

Licensed Professional Counselor
NCC, National Board Certified Counselor

Misc

Outstanding Intern of the Year 2015


Dr. Marvin Trotter, DPM

Dr. Marvin Trotter, DPM

Podiatric Surgery and Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery

Podiatrist / Surgeon / Physician

Misc

30 years experience


Kristie Faust, NP

Kristie Faust, NP

Pediatrics

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Education

BSN Southeastern Louisiana University 2003, MSN University of South Alabama, 2011

Certifications

Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB)


Heather Muse, NP

Heather Muse, NP

Family Medicine

Family Nurse Practitioner

Education

Southeastern Louisiana University – Master of Science in Nursing
Southeastern Louisiana University – Bachelors of Science in Nursing

Certifications

AANP


Dr. Sean P. Gaffney, DDS

Dr. Sean P. Gaffney, DDS

General Dentistry

Doctor of Dental Surgery

Education

LSU School of Dentistry

Certifications

DDS


Dr. John F. Fidanza III, APMP

Dr. John F. Fidanza III, APMP

Children, Adolescents and Adults; Couples therapy; Forensics; Sport Psychology; Prescribing Psychologist

Director of Behavioral Health, Advanced Practice Medical Psychologist

Education

Doctor of Psychology, M.A., Developmental Psychology, M.S., Clinical Psychopharmacology, B.A., Psychology

Certifications

Licensed by the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners

Misc

Former minor league baseball player, New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox organizations; Former Team Sport Psychologist for the Houston Astros, 2010-2016.


Dr. Emery Teryl, DDS

Dr. Emery Teryl, DDS

General Dentistry

Doctor of Dental Surgery

Education

D.D.S. from Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry


Dr. Carol M. Patin, MD

Dr. Carol M. Patin, MD

Obstetrician & Gynecologist

Chief Medical Officer

Education

Medical school and residency


Benjamin Larisey, LCSW

Benjamin Larisey, LCSW

School-age children and adults with ADHD, anxiety, depression, and trauma.

Coordinator of Behavioral Health and School-Based Services

Education

Louisiana State University (LSU): Masters of Social Work, 2012

Certifications

Louisiana Board of Social Work Examiners: LCSW

Misc

Eagle Scout; received YMCA’s Red Heart Award for feeding the homeless once a week over a two-year span.

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