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Opelousas General Health System (OGHS) Announces Appointment of Derek J. Metoyer, M.D. to the Board of Trustees

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Opelousas General Health System (OGHS)  Announces Appointment of  Derek J. Metoyer, M.D. to the Board of Trustees

Gina Bradley Tuttle, Chairman of the OGHS Board of Trustees has announced that the Hospital Service District #2 Board of Directors has appointed Derek J. Metoyer, M.D. to serve on the Opelousas General Hospital Trust Authority Board of Trustees. Dr. Metoyer, a family medicine physician, will replace Richard Tate, M.D. who recently retired.

Dr. Metoyer was raised in the historic 7th Ward in New Orleans, LA. He is a 1987 graduate of Brother Martin High School. He completed his medical training in 1992 from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA, and completed his Internship and Residency at Baton Rouge General’s Family Practitioner Program, where he served as chief resident. He is the Owner/President of Metoyer Family Medical Corporation, Inc., the medical clinic he opened in 1998.

Dr. Metoyer is a member of the Louisiana and American Academy of Family Physicians and is an active medical staff member at Opelousas General Health System. He is currently serving as medical director of Elara Caring Home Health Agency and serves on the board of the Central St. Landry Economic and Industrial Development District.

Dr. Metoyer served on the board of the St. Landry Parish Chamber of Commerce from 2007 – 2008, and as Chief of Staff at Opelousas General Health System from 2006 – 2010. He is a past Chairman of the OGHS Medicine Committee and past staff physician at Doctors Hospital of Opelousas.

Dr. Metoyer was married to Dr. Lana Metoyer, family medicine physician, who passed away in 2016. They have three children, Arianne, Derek II, and Adam. In his free time, Dr. Metoyer enjoys spending time with family and friends. He also enjoys reading, especially about history. He is a big fan of the Saints, LSU and Grambling and enjoys the outdoors and fishing.

“We are very pleased with the appointment of Dr. Derek Metoyer to the OGHS Board of Trustees. He has been a part of the OGHS family for over two decades and his commitment and dedication collaborate with our mission of providing the highest level of quality patient care. We look forward to working with him on the Board of Trustees,” said Tuttle.

Ms. Tuttle stated that Dr. Richard Tate, lifelong physician in Opelousas has retired from the board after serving since 2015. “He has been a tremendous asset during his service, and we thank him for his dedication to Opelousas General Health System and to this community for so many years,” Tuttle added.