Louisiana - Central

Dorie Tschudy
Tel: 225-342-1583
Email

For information about the State of Louisiana Department of Health and Hospital Bureau of Primary Care and Rural Health, check out our web site at http://new.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/newsroom/category/43.

Central Louisiana, sometimes called the Crossroads or Cenla, spans the center of the state with a no-frills heritage of survival in the form of planters, farmers, and Native Americans. Here you will find the countryside is rolling, pine-scented, flat, and prairie-like. The cuisine is meat pies, cobblers, and down-home, the music country and western, bluegrass, and gospel, and the accent is southern. This areas cities and small communities are family-oriented, hospitable, and lie close together. It is a nature-lover's dream.

The Mississippi River on its east border leads to Plantation Country, with cotton and sugarcane fields and friendly towns in between. Within the twists and bends of the river are historical antebellum plantations, huge oaks veiled in gray moss, and a tangle of azaleas, magnolia, sweet olive, and wisteria. Louisiana's state capitol Baton Rouge and its Art Deco capital building, bustling industry, politics, and the main campuses of Louisiana State University and Southern University bank the river.

In nearby rivers and lakes, water-skiing, boating, and bass fishing are enjoyed or if you prefer there's plenty of golf, football, and shopping. The city of Alexandria is the epicenter of the Crossroads section, with its riverfront amphitheater, excursion boats, museums, and crafts. In nearby Natchitoches, the oldest city in the state, you will find a touch of New Orleans French quarter ringed by a number of plantations. It is the home of Northwestern University as well as the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts, a high school for the gifted and talented. Crossroads offers many diversions that color everyday life with the warm spice that is the heart of Louisiana.

For more information about working in Louisiana, please contact the facility contact person for information on specific jobs posted on this site. With other inquiries, please contact Dorie Tschudy, the Louisiana 3RNet representative at dorie.tschudy@la.gov or telephone (225) 342-1583.

Interested sites should contact Dorie Tschudy. Physicians seeking a J-1 visa waiver should register on the 3RNet website and contact the employer job contact.  LA has a J-1 visa waiver program called the Louisiana Conrad State 30 Program.  The purpose of the Conrad State 30 (J-1 Visa Waiver) Program is to recruit needed primary care and specialty physicians into federally designated health professional shortage areas.  Applications are accepted on rolling basis.  Louisiana fills 18-22 slots per year.

J1 Contact Information

Dorie Tschudy
Bureau of Primary Care and Rural Health
628 North 4th St.
PO Box 3118
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone: (225) 342-1583
Fax: (225) 342-5839
dorie.tschudy@la.gov
http://new.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/page/792

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dorie.tschudy@la.gov

Dorie Tschudy
Bureau of Primary Care and Rural Health
628 North 4th St.
PO Box 3118
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone: 225-342-1583
Fax: 225-342-5839
dorie.tschudy@la.gov
http://new.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/page/570/n/252

Additional Contacts

Dorie Tschudy
dorie.tschudy@la.gov
Tel: 225-342-1583
Fax: 225-342-5839

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