Our Medical Directors

Dr. Barksdale

Dr. Wayne Barksdale

As a family practice physician Dr. Barksdale is quite accomplished and respected by his peers.  He is presently in practice at The Family Doctors and has served as Medical Director for Hospice of Shreveport/Bossier since 1997.

His professional experience includes Chief Resident 1992-93 followed by teaching and training others as Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Comprehensive Care at LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport.

Certifications and Achievements

  • Board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine   
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Aviation Medical Examiner
  • Certified Clinical Densitometrist  

Memberships

  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Louisiana Academy of Family Physicians
  • Louisiana Medical Society
  • Shreveport Medical Society

 

Dr. SelfDr. Michelle Self

As a family practice physician Dr. Michelle Self is admired by her colleagues and patients for her compassion, professionalism and humanitarian efforts.  She is currently in practice at Willis Knighton Medical Center and has served as Associate Medical Director for Hospice of Shreveport/Bossier since 1999. 

 In 2009, her professional experience and knowledge in hospice and palliative care led to her being selected (from physicians across Louisiana) as the Physician Representative on Governor Bobby Jindal’s Advisory Committee for Hospice and Palliative Medicine.  Dr. Self is a Shreveport native and a member of Calvary Baptist Church where she often volunteers for medical missionary expeditions. 

 Board Certifications and Achievements