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Lake Charles Memorial Hospital

Alan LeBato, MD
Program Director

The Family Medicine Residency Program based at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital is a community-based program that began in January 1995. In January 1996 our program was granted provisional accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and in January 2002 our program was awarded full accreditation.

The mission of our residency program is to promote and provide the highest quality physician education through patient care - utilizing the most up to date educational methods and information systems.

  • Our residents provide patient care that is continuous, comprehensive, and in the context of the entire family.
  • Our residents are prepared to practice medicine in a full range of practice settings and in a continuously evolving professional environment.
  • Our graduates demonstrate competence and compassion in providing the highest quality and comprehensive care to all members of the family.
  • Our graduates display leadership skills and good citizenship in the medical society and communities in which they practice their specialty of Family Medicine.

Since the inception of our program, we are proud and honored to have a total of 66 medical- school graduates select our residency program as their residency-training site. Our current residents and incoming residents understand the importance and impact that our program has on the community it serves.

The contributions that our residents and graduates make to Lake Charles, southwest Louisiana, the state of Louisiana and nationally are significant!