Meet the Providers
Dr. Rick Michael
Dr. Rick Michael was born and raised in Shreveport, leaving after graduation from Loyola College Prep to attend Texas A&M University. After graduation from Texas A&M, he received his medical degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He then moved to Nashville, TN to complete a combined residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Once he completed his combined residency, he served an extra year as the Chief Resident in Ambulatory Internal Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Dr. Michael moved back to Shreveport in 2002. Before assuming the reigns of SureAccess MD, LLC from Dr. Emma McCarty in May of 2015, he practiced in a variety of settings including private practice and hospital medicine in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics as well as urgent care with Velocity Care Urgent Treatment Centers. His practice philosophy is simple and encompasses his desire to treat all patients as he would want his own family treated and to consistently study both the history and the cutting edge of the discipline of medicine. He is currently Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. He is active in organized medicine and served as the President of the Shreveport Medical Society for the term of 2013-2014. He is also active in the community and has served or currently serves on several Boards of Directors outside of the field of medicine.
Foremost among the many blessings in his life are his wife, Kristi, a local Obstetrician & Gynecologist, and his two daughters. He loves participating in his family’s activities and hobbies and is a passionate traveler with his family. His personal interests otherwise include running, triathlons, reading, tennis, and golf.
Dr. Natalia Luraguiz
Dr. Natalia Luraguiz is a Board Certified Family Doctor. She received her undergraduate and doctorate degree from Hospital Italiano in Buenos Aires, Argentina. After completing her elective internship and Postdoctoral Fellowship at LSUHSC in Shreveport, LA, she completed her Family Medicine residency at UAMS, Little Rock AR.
Prior to coming to Shreveport, LA, Dr. Natalia practiced in East Texas for 6 years, serving as Clinic Director at the Toledo Bend Clinic, ER trauma Director for Sabine County Hospital, and as Hospitalist including Nursing Home services. In 2007 she opened her MedSpa and Wellness Center in Hemphill, Texas and became certified as a Yoga instructor. Shortly thereafter Dr. Natalia opened her own Yoga Studio and received her first degree Reike level. With her practice continuing to grow Dr. Natalia also worked as an Assistant Professor for Baylor College of Medicine while practicing in Lufkin, Texas.
During the COVID-19 crisis Dr. Natalia found the importance of her patients overall happiness, health, and wellbeing. “I want to help my patients reconnect with their body, mind and soul”. She has a passion for wellness care, management of anxiety, depression and also chronic conditions like: Diabetes, Hypertension, Chronic Fatigue, Hormonal imbalances, insomnia and heart disease. She uses mindful techniques and the opportunity to get you started on your personal wellness journey. Dr. Natalia is fluent in Spanish and English.
She spent years practicing Western and learning Eastern medicine. Combined, Dr. Natalia has learned to apply a holistic approach for the care of her patients. Dr. Natalia works closely with each individual to address their unique concerns and personalizes each plan of care to best suit their needs.
Dr. Paul Guidry
Dr. Paul Guidry was born and raised in Natchitoches, LA. He graduated from Natchitoches Central High School and went on to attend Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Dr. Guidry returned to North Louisiana to attend medical school at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-Shreveport. Upon completion of medical school, he trained at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center in Memphis where he completed a combined residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and served as chief resident in the last year of his four-year residency.
After completing residency, Dr. Guidry returned to Shreveport and practiced as a hospitalist with Willis Knighton – Bossier Hospitalist Group for nearly seven years, serving as Medical Director of the group for the past two years.
Dr. Guidry has also been very involved in the post-acute areas of medicine, including nursing home services and inpatient rehabilitation. He has developed a special interest in end-of-life care and is active as the Medical Director for a local hospice company. Over the course of his career, Dr. Guidry has served on multiple administrative boards in these areas of medicine.
Dr. Guidry is married to his wife, Catherine, and they have been blessed with two children: Thomas and Camille. As one of triplets, Dr. Guidry loves spending time with his close-knit family and also enjoys running, traveling, being outdoors, and LSU football. He and his family are active members of St. Marks Cathedral.