Our 16,000 square foot clinic includes twenty patient rooms, two IV infusion rooms, two cardiac monitoring rooms, and a full service, in-house lab, which allows for immediate results on most tests.
Another added benefit of our clinic is our digital X-ray room with certified X-ray technologists on staff. Additionally, all X-rays performed at our clinic our read by our radiologist group within 30 minutes of the X-ray being performed.
For the benefit of our COPD and CHF patients, we have a full-time certified respiratory therapist on staff to assist our providers.
Advanced Eye Exams
Our non-mydriatic retinal cameras are patient-friendly, because they do not require bright lights or pupil dilation. The camera scans the retina to create 3D color images of the back of the eye, which are transmitted to a board-certified ophthalmologist to be interpreted the same day. This gives patients the comfort and convenience of having a simple, non-invasive test done right here in our clinic.
In-Clinic CT Scanner
For the convenience of our patients, our clinic is equipped with an ACR accredited GE LightSpeed VCT high image resolution 64-slice CT system. Now there is no need to send or transport patients to the hospital for a CT scan. Our scanner can provide detailed cross-sectional images and diagnostic information of nearly every part of the body. All scans are read daily by a Radiologist.
Ultrasound studies do not use radiation to produce images. Ultrasound images are produced with the use of sound waves. Our GE S7 with XD Clear ultrasound unit is used to detect abnormalities of the liver, gallbladder, kidneys, spleen, bladder, major vessels, and small parts of the body. These abnormalities can be detected in adults as well as pediatric patients.
Bone Density DEXA Scanner
Our GE Lunar Prodigy performs DEXA scan to accurately and painlessly measure bone density. A DEXA scan is also effective in tracking the effects of treatment for osteoporosis and other conditions that cause bone loss. This test can assess an individual’s risk for developing fractures.
We have two full-time certified respiratory therapists on staff in our Bossier City clinic to assists our healthcare providers with management of our COPD, asthma and CHF patients. Having an RT in the clinic is another way that Louisiana Family Medicine Clinic provides for you in our comfortable and convenient family environment.
The Louisiana Family Medicine Clinic has a fully-functional clinical laboratory on-site to speed diagnosis and patient care. There is no need to send off for lab results.
Our lab is COLA Accredited and equipped with an Abbott Cell-Dyn Emerald which runs complete blood counts, a Solana Influenza A+B Assay for influenza detection, and both a Beckman-Coulter AU-480 and a Beckman-Coulter Access for chemistry panels. We also run H. Pylori, Pregnancy test, Occult Blood testing, Sed Rates, Urine microalbumin, and RSV testing, urine testing and on-site drug testing.
Dax started in 2005 as a BPCC paramedic graduate. He continued his education at Northwestern and received his Associates Degree in Nursing in 2008. He started his nursing career at Christus Schumpert in the Adult ICU. He then moved to Jacksonville, FL and furthered his nursing career at the University of Florida in Jacksonville, working as a charge nurse in SICU while continuing his education to obtain his Bachelor's Degree of Nursing from Chamberlain College of Nursing. He then became the manager of the Rapid Response/Code Blue Team, and went on to work on the Flex Team and alternated care in the ICU, Emergency Department, and Trauma Center.
Dax furthered his education and obtained a Master's Degree of Nursing from Chamberlain with a focus on becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner, working in Respiratory, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine.
He joined our practice in 2018.
He is happily married with a set of beautiful twins (boy and girl). He has three "fur babies" and enjoys time with family, church, movies, and exercising.
John Messier is a Physician Assistant with over seventeen years of family practice and emergency room patient care experience. Prior to PA school, he worked as a respiratory therapist for 10 years. He currently sees patients in LFMC’s Bossier City clinic where he is an integral part of our primary and urgent care team.
John, a Bossier City native and Bossier High graduate is a US Army veteran who served tours in Afghanistan and Task Forces Katrina and Rita. Before completing his PA training at LSU Medical School, he worked as a respiratory therapist. He holds a master's degree with a specialization in family medicine from the University of Nebraska Medical School.
John not only takes care of the medical needs of families in the Shreveport/Bossier area, but he is also a family man himself. He is married to Shanel Messier of Blanchard and has four children Bailey, Kaylyn, Marshall, and Jordyn.