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CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier Health System announced that Dr. T. Steen Trawick became CEO, effective Aug. 12.

Dr. Trawick has been associated with CHRISTUS in Shreveport since 2005 when he joined CHRISTUS as a pediatric hospitalist. He currently serves as associate chief medical officer for Sound Physicians, which employs more than 3,000 physicians. Dr.Trawick has primary responsibility for hospitalist and emergency medicine programs across CHRISTUS Health and other facilities in Texas and Louisiana. For nearly six years, Dr. Trawick has overseen the hospitalists, emergency medicine programs and intensive medicine programs across 14 hospitals with oversight of over 347 physicians and advance practice providers.

A native of Monroe, La., and graduate of Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, La., Dr. Trawick has lived in Shreveport since attending and graduating Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, where he also completed his residency in internal medicine and pediatrics. He began his career as a private practice physician at Highland Clinic and has been on medical staff at CHRISTUS Highland since 2001.

Dr. Trawick serves the community at large as well. He is a part of the Shreveport- Bossier Committee of One Hundred, which is a committee of community leaders assembled to work toward common solutions and reduce redundancies and to address select issues by creating one voice for Northwest Louisiana to achieve a greater impact. He is also a scoutmaster for Troop 18, a Sunday school teacher and member of the finance committee at Summer Grove Baptist Church.


Erin L. Clements, M.D., has joined Leslie Sewell, M.D., at Red River Internal Medicine, 2300 Hospital Drive, Suite 320, in Bossier City.

A native of Baytown, Texas, Dr. Clements attended Louisiana Tech University, where she studied biology and chemistry, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in 2011. She earned her medical degree at LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, where she also completed an internal medicine residency. Geriatric medicine, preventive medicine and patient education are special interests of Dr. Clements. She is a member of the American Medical Association and American College of Physicians.

Dr. Clements and Dr. Sewell accept new patients and most insurance plans.


Randall G. White, M.D., has joined R. Borden Wilson, M.D., FAAP, to establish WK Preferred Pediatrics at 2300 Hospital Drive, Suite 120, on the campus of WK Bossier Health Center.

A native of Shreveport and graduate of Caddo Magnet High School, Dr. White earned his medical degree and completed an internship, as well as residency, in pediatrics at LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Centenary College.

“I love pediatrics,” Dr. White says. “I love working with children, their parents and their families to do what is best for the child. A lot of children can’t speak for themselves, so I love having the role of an advocate for my patients.”

Dr. White is happy to address any concern you may have with your children, and has special interest in helping children who have allergies and asthma, as well as working with children who have developmental issues.

The doctors accept new patients and most insurance plans.


Cody M. Tingle, M.D., has joined Internal Medicine Associates at 8001 Youree Drive, Suite 400, in Shreveport. The practice includes Drs. Robert C. Hernandez, Sally S. Ball, Scott McRight, Dakota Boston and David M. Abdehou.

A Shreveport native, Dr. Tingle comes to Internal Medicine Associates from Imperial Health in Lake Charles, where he was a hospital-based physician with an emphasis on acute critical care. He is a graduate of C.E. Byrd High School and LSU Shreveport, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in cellular and molecular biology.

After completing his undergraduate education, he entered Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, earning a Diploma of Higher Education with Commendation in Medical Sciences, followed by a medical degree from St. George’s University Medical School, St. George’s, Grenada. He returned to Shreveport for a residency in internal medicine at LSU Health Shreveport.

During his professional training, Dr. Tingle completed clerkships in internal medicine, surgery, pediatrics, OB/GYN and neurology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center at Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn, N. Y., and a psychiatry clerkship at Beth Israel Medical Center for Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Manhattan, N.Y.

“Within our practice, we have a wealth of experience,” Dr. Tingle says, indicating that WK Pierremont Health Center has easy access to subspecialists as well, which is a benefit to patients.

Dr. Tingle and his partners accept new patients and most insurance plans.


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