Leah D. Olivier, M.D.
Native of Opelousas
CURRENT SPECIALTY: INTERNAL MEDICINE
Undergraduate: University of Louisiana, LA - Biology
Medical: Saba University School of Medicine, Saba, Netherland Antilles
Residency: LSUHSC University Medical Center, Lafayette, LA Internal Medicine Residency
BOARD CERTIFIED: Internal Medicine 2013 (ABIM)
Certifications (other): Registered Medical Examiner on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (DOT/CDL) National Registry of Certified Examiners (Sept., 2013)
HONORS AND AWARDS:
Undergraduate: Summa cum laude graduate, ULL
Medical: Dean's List, Dean of Clinical Medicine Awards, SABA
Residency: Chief Resident 2012-2013 LSUHSC/UMC, Lafayette, LA
American College of Physicians
Louisiana State Medical Society
St. Landry Parish Medical Society
WORK EXPERIENCE/PRACTICE HISTORY
2000-2001 - National Wetlands Research Center - Research Biologist
2001-2002 - Louisiana Dept of Environmental Quality - Environmental Scientist
Aug. 2013- present - Group Practice - Acadiana Medicine Clinic, APMC - Opelouas, LA
LSUHSC University Medical Center, Lafayette, La Research/Co-investigator
Pre-Operative Evaluation, Pay Now or Pay Later - A Closer Look into PreOperative Clearance at UMC 2012-2013
Compiled/analyzed data for UMC Research Day as lead coordinator, presented research outcomes at UMC Research Day
LSUHSC University Medical Center, Lafayette La Research/Co-investigator
UMC Sleep Study 2011-2012
A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT DR. OLIVIER...
I was born and raised in Opelousas/Opelousas area and graduated from Opelousas Catholic School in 1996. I furthered my undergraduate education at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where I obtained a Bachelor of Science in biology with minors in chemistry and Spanish. Upon graduation, I accepted a research biologist position at the National Wetland Research Center. After one year I transferred to the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality as an Environmental Scientist. After six months of employment at the LaDEQ, my one month old daughter and I were relocated to the Island of Trinidad in the West Indies. We lived there for three years.
During those three years I decided to pursue my dream of becoming a physician and I applied to medical school. When my daughter was three years old she and I moved to Saba, Netherland Antilles, and started this journey that has changed our lives. After medical school I attained a position as an Internal Medicine resident at LSU UMC- Lafayette where during my third year I was Chief Resident. Seven years later, I am proud to be back home and with all of you.
Some things about me (in no particular order of importance)... My daughter is the reason I work hard and serves as my inspiration. I speak Spanish fluently and currently am looking into learning French. I have a passion for languages and traveling to foreign countries. I love to dance. My favorite food is peanut butter. My favorite color depends on my mood. I jog 2-4 miles 3-5 times a week to eat chocolate and spend time with my fiance. My fiance painted the portrait of Boo Zoo Chavis that is hanging on the wall of my office. We are getting married March 15th 2014. I don't admit that I believe in ghosts but I will never stay at a house people report to be haunted. A few of my favorite movies are Cool Hand Luke, The Parent Trap (1961 version) and Breakfast at Tiffany's. I love to read and hate to sleep because I think I miss important things.... There is much more of course, but I will stop here.