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. 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.