Dr. German just returned from a week long medical mission trip to the Nahuatl people of southern Mexico. He has been going to this part of Mexico to do mission work every year for almost 20 years. This year’s team included his wife and daughter, as well as other volunteers from his church and the Mexican Indian Training Center (MITC) in Cordoba, Mexico. Dr. German, his wife, two other physicians, and the rest of the volunteers from Brookwood Baptist Church www.brookwoodbaptist.com/and MITC gave free medical care and shared God’s love with over 500 patients, as well as members of the surrounding communities.
Join us in congratulating Dr. German on his recent publication.
Dr. German, Dr. Carrie and Allison pictures from Madagascar where they lead worship for a missionary conference.
Jeffrey A. German, MD DABFM
Diplomat American Board of Family Medicine
American Academy of Family Physicians
Louisiana Academy of Family Physicians
Shreveport Medical Society
Louisiana State Medical Society
Residency completed in Family Medicine:
LSU Medical Center in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Graduated the ACGME accredited Family Medicine residency in 1995.
LSU Medical Center in Shreveport, Louisiana
Medical Doctor in September, 1992
Bachelor of Science in 1988.
Dr. German was born in Lake Charles, but moved to Shreveport at a very young age so he considers Shreveport his home town. His wife Carrie is a pediatrician, and they both work part time teaching medical students and doctors at University Health. They have one daughter Allison. Dr. German is very active in his church as a trustee, deacon, and bible study leader. He also leads worship on a regular basis. Serving the under-served is a priority in his life; he has participated in and led more than 20 mission trips with various Christian organizations all over the world
I strive to deliver competent, complete, and compassionate medical care.
It goes without saying that patients want their doctor to be competent. Medicine is profession that requires lifelong learning, so doctors never really finish school! I thrive on learning new things, and on sharing that knowledge with both my patients and the medial students and doctors that I teach at University Health. Using evidence based medicine is important to me, because that often results in the best chance for a good health outcome, at the lowest cost, and with the fewest side effects. I am always researching the latest information on illnesses and diseases so I can prescribe the best treatments possible for my patients.
No physician can take care of every problem, but patients want their family doctor to treat as many of their problems as possible. That’s why in my training I learned a number of procedures to better care for my patients. The services I provide for my patients include stomach and colon endoscopy, skin surgery, skin biopsy, skin cancer treatment, joint injections, trigger point injections, as well as gynecological procedures such as colposcopy, LEEP, cervical cryotherapy, and endometrial biopsy. My patients are comforted when they hear me say, “I can take care of that for you.”
An important part of the healing relationship between a patient and their physician is trust, and trust can only be built when the patient feels that their doctor cares not just about their illness, but also about them as a person. I try to treat my patients like I would treat my own family, with compassion and respect, modeling my faith in Christ at every opportunity. I’m striving to build a relationship that is long-term, one that can see patients through both good times and bad. That’s what it means to be a family doctor.