Staff Faculty Physicians

Robert Moore M.D., Residency Program Director

Dr. Moore became Residency Program Director in January, 2016.  He was a private practitioner in Alexandria over the last decade, but has worked with the Family Medicine Residency Program since inception.  He was the former Associate Program Director and remained as teaching faculty for our Procedures Suite while in private practice.  He is a graduate of LSUHSC-Shreveport School of Medicine.  Dr. Moore has implemented a new Dermatology Clinic as part of our training program.

Michael Madden, M.D., Program Director Emeritus

Dr. Madden came to us from the faculty of the University of Missouri in Kansas City and holds a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine.  He practiced in South Louisiana for many years before becoming Residency Director from 2001-2005, and also served as the interim Residency Director in 2014-2015.  Dr. Madden spearheads community involvement for the program.  He was named the 2009 LAFP Family Physician of the Year, and also placed in top five finalists in the country for the AAFP Family Physician of the Year Award in 2010.

Brian Jobe, M.D., Clinical Director

Dr. Jobe is the Clinical Director for the residency program. He spearheads the program’s Clinical Competency Committee and also oversees the geriatric patient care component of residency training. Dr. Jobe hails from Eunice, Louisiana, and received his doctorate from LSUHSC-Shreveport School of Medicine and completed residency training at University Medical Center in Lafayette. Dr. Jobe was a residency faculty member from 2002 to 2007 and rejoined the program in late 2011. He has experience in Emergency and Industrial Medicine as well as Wound Care.

Robert Larimer, M.D., Internal Medicine Curriculum Coordinator

Dr. Larimer is a graduate of McGill University Medical School and is board-certified in Pulmonology and Critical Care Medicine.  He has served as Assistant Professor of Medicine at Tulane from 1982 to 1985, and also has served on the Board of Governors for Orleans Parish Medical Society.  Dr. Larimer is an avid traveler and has been to Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Jordan, Israel, Egypt, Morocco, and Spain.

Dana Mays, M.D., Procedures Coordinator

Dr. Mays is a former graduate of the Alexandria Family Medicine Program, where she served as a Chief Resident.  She has been in practice in the Alexandria / Pineville area for 7 years. She received her medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine - New Orleans. She is the Director of the Procedures Suite for the residency program, overseeing endoscopy, newborn circumcision, colposcopy, cervical cryotherapy and dermatologic surgery.

Micah Pippin, M.D., Associate Program Director

Dr. Pippin joined the faculty in July, 2016, after completing residency training at this program.  He served as Chief Resident during the 2015-2016 academic year. He is a graduate Tulane University School of Medicine – New Orleans, where he gained experience in the Patient Centered Medical Home concept as a member of the TRIP Immersion team.  Dr. Pippin is from Woodworth, Louisiana. He will be in charge of resident didactic education development and scheduling.

Praveen Budde, M.D.

Dr. Budde became the newest member of the residency faculty in July, 2015.  He is a 2012 graduate of LSU Health –   Shreveport, where he served as a Chief Resident.  Dr. Budde practiced Family Medicine for the past three years in Fort Morgan, Colorado, where he served as Chief of Staff and Facility Medical Director.   He leads research and accreditation measures for the Alexandria Family Medicine Residency program.



Dr. Elkins served as the Alexandria Family Medicine Program Director from 2005 to 2013.  He is currently practicing at Central Louisiana Health and Wellness Center as attending physician.  A graduate of LSUHSC-Shreveport, he was the 2008 LAFP Family Physician of the Year, and also placed in top five finalists in the country for the AAFP Family Physician of the Year Award in 2009.  With 15 years of experience, he also precepts in the Procedures Clinic performing endoscopy, newborn circumcision, vasectomy, exercise stress testing, colposcopy, cervical cryotherapy and dermatologic surgery.


John Haag, Psy. D.

Dr. Haag joined our faculty in March, 2007, serving as Psychologist.  He provides patient services on a part- time basis.   Dr. Haag also co-conducts Balint and Residency to Reality didactic lectures.  Residents join Dr. Haag for patient visits as part of Practice Management.

Charles Norwood, M.D.

Dr. Norwood practices as a Family Medicine physician in the central Louisiana area.  He is a graduate and fellow of LSU Health Sciences Center.  He has worked with the program in various capacities since its inception, and is currently a resident preceptor in the program’s Continuity Clinic.   Dr. Norwood also has extensive Emergency Medicine and Urgent Care experience.

Darien Slaughter, M.D.

Dr. Slaughter is a physician at Cenla Family Medicine Center in Lecompte, Louisiana, a part of the Rapides Regional Medical Center Group.  A graduate of LSUHSC-Shreveport, Dr. Slaughter has worked with the residency since 2000, currently as clinic preceptor.  He is also an Emergency Medicine Specialist, and has 18 years of experience and practices in Family Medicine and Sports Medicine.

Rajinder Verma, M.D.

Dr. Verma is a Family Medicine practitioner in Ball, Louisiana.  He received his medical degree from Government Medical College, Patiala and has been in practice for 43 years. He is one of 32 doctors at Rapides Regional Medical Center who specialize in Family Medicine.  Dr. Verma has been affiliated with the residency program since 1997, and continues to be a resident preceptor in the Continuity Clinic.

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