April Palmer, M.D. – Family Medicine

April Palmer, M.D. – Family Medicine


I went to medical school at LSUHSC
right here in Shreveport. I finished medical school in 2003 and
then went on to do a residency in family medicine. I spent my first year of
residency in Tyler, Texas at the University of Texas Health Science
Center there then decided to come back to Shreveport yet again to finish up my
last two years at the program here. I decided on family medicine fairly
early in my medical school career. I really like taking care of a lot of
different problems with patients and different ages. I also had an interest in
doing mission work. My parents were always very involved in missions through
the church and medical mission trips and that was something that was always very
interesting to me. As I went through training that really solidified. I
realized that I could be a big help to a lot of different people with a lot of
different problems by going into family medicine and I enjoy it. I like to partner with my patients.
That’s always been something that not only do I think is very successful but
leads to a really good relationship between patients and their physician.
Instead of me telling my patients what I think I want them to do or what they
should do. I like partnering together and we make
those choices and we make those decisions to accomplish their healthcare
goals. I think that we are able to provide very
comprehensive care to patients and I think that starts from the very
beginning. When someone walks in the door of our office, we want them to feel at
home and to feel like they can trust and that starts with the relationships with
all of the staff in the office as well. We try not to be as clinical as more of
a home environment something where they feel like they have some people that
they personally know and can personally trust. I really like to hear success stories
from my patients. I enjoy when they come to me and they say we talked about me
wanting to feel better, be more healthy, stop a medication and when they’re
excited about the progress that they’ve made I’m very excited and so we end some
of these visits with with high fives and those are really really good feelings
where you have somebody who is healthier and they’ve chosen to take those steps
and work on their own partnering again together and we both end up in a much
better place. you

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