Doctors

Citizens Medical provides you with the region's most qualified doctors and a dedicated medical staff.

Maila A. Coleman (MD)
Dr. Coleman is a pediatrician with 14 years of experience, and is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. She graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine in 1996 and completed her residency at University of Hawaii in 1999.

Russell Cummings (MD)
Dr. Russell Cummings is Citizens Medical Center's leading General Surgeon for both in-patient and emergency-based surgeries. His concentrations include: herniarepairs, hysterectomies, appendectomies, bowel restrictions, mastectomies, thyroidectomies, hemorrhoidectomies, breast biopsies, circumcisions, laproscopic procedures, laproscopic gallbladder removals, lesion and cyst removals, D & C, EGD and colonoscopies, and bronchoscopes.

Randy W. Head (MD)
Randy W. Head, MD is originally from Start, Louisiana, and he attended Riverfield Academy while growing up. Following high school, he attended University of Louisiana Monroe (formerly NLU), majoring in Pre-medicine. Upon graduating from ULM, Dr. Head received his medical degree from LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans, and served his internship at E.A. Conway hospital (now University Health Conway) in Monroe.

Assad Mouhaffel (MD)
Dr. Mouhaffel, a Cardiologist, specializes in treatment of cardiovascular disease (heart disorders) and internal medicine. He graduated from the University of Aleppo, Syria, and received further training at Medical College of Ohio and Lutheran Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Mouhaffel is Board Certified by The American Board of Internal Medicine for both Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine. He has over 27 years of experience, and sees referred patients in our clinic.

Lee R. Pankey (MD)
Dr. Pankey is Board Certified in Clinical Pathology & Anatomic Pathology. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in News Orleans, earning a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree, and he completed his internship & residency with LSU Health System. Dr. Pankey is prepared to diagnose all types of diseases and disorders by studying tissue, blood or fluid samples from patients.

Pankaj Shroff (MD)
Dr. Shroff, Board Certified in Internal Medicine, has been practicing at Citizens Medical Center for 32 years. His office is located next the hospital near the ER entrance. To make an appointment, call 318-649-2621.

"It has been a blessing to me to care for, and meet so many people in and around Columbia, Louisiana."

Frederick Yates (MD)
Dr. Ruby Frederick Ketner Yates graduated from LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans in 1987, and completed an Emergency Medicine Residency at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. He served as Chief of Emergency Services in the US Armed Forces at the US MASH Unit in South Korea, and then as Director of Emergency Medicine at St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe, followed by a similar position with Minden Medical Center located in Minden, Louisiana. Dr. Yates joined Citizens Rural Clinic during August, 2012, and is treating patients of all ages.

Roland Garcia (CRNA)
Roland Garcia, CRNA, is a native of Caldwell Parish who attended Graduate School at Allegheny Valley Hospital School of Anesthesia in Pittsburgh, P A. He has provided anesthesia care for cases ranging from outpatient ambulatory care to complex open-heart cases. "My mission is to make the surgical experience as comfortable as possible by delivering the safest and highest level of anesthesia possible to all patients."

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