Citizens Med Center


Located at 7939 Highway 165 in Columbia, LA, Citizens Medical Center accepts patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Our Board Certified team of Doctors and professionally trained Nurses work round the clock in Caldwell Parish's only full-service Emergency Room. Dedicated to higher standards of healthcare, Citizens Medical offers you expediting access to heliport services. Paired with our rural clinic, Citizens Medical provides you with the region's best doctors in a modern and convenient setting.

Nursing service is led by Jackie Sims RN DON and consists of highly trained, kind, compassionate and caring nurses. Our staff received the Healthgrades® Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ three years in a row (2020, 2021 and 2022). This award represents the top in the nation for overall patient experience based on nine measures related to doctor and nurse communication, hospital cleanliness and noise levels, and medication and post-discharge care instructions.

Citizens Medical Center was also awarded the Healthgrades® 5-Star rating in 2019 and ranked #1 in the USA for communication with nurses and doctors.

Hospital Services & Procedures



Citizens Medical Center Physicians


Citizens Medical Center Russell Cummings MD

Russell Cummings (MD)

Dr. Russell Cummings is Citizens Medical Center's leading General Surgeon for both in-patient and emergency-based surgeries.

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Citizens Medical Center Randy W. Head (MD)

Randy W. Head (MD)

Randy W. Head, MD is originally from Start, Louisiana, and he attended Riverfield Academy while growing up.

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Citizens Medical Center Floyd T. Jones, (DO)

Floyd T. Jones, (DO)

With over 30 years of family practice experience, Dr. Jones is known and trusted by many area residents.

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Citizens Medical Center Emily D. Kinney, (MD)

Emily D. Kinney, (MD)

Dr. Emily Kinney is board certified in Family Medicine, and began seeing new patients in 2019.

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Citizens Medical Center Kurt D. Olinde, (MD)

Kurt D. Olinde, (MD)

Dr. Olinde has 30 years of physician experience, and welcomes patients to his internal medicine practice in the Columbia Medical.

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Citizens Medical Center Gerald A. Ross (MD)

Gerald A. Ross (MD)

Dr. Ross is a Pediatrician and is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. He has over 25 years of experience.

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Citizens Medical Center Roland Garcia (CRNA)

Roland Garcia (CRNA)

Roland Garcia, CRNA has provided anesthesia care for cases ranging from outpatient ambulatory care to complex open-heart cases.

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Emergency Room Physicians


Citizens Medical Center Frederick Yates (MD)

Frederick Yates (MD)

Dr. Ruby Frederick Ketner Yates graduated from LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans in 1987.

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Citizens Med Center

7939 US Highway 165, Columbia, LA 71418
(318) 649-6106