My name is Dr. John Gonzalez; I am an urogynecologist and cosmetic surgeon here at Acadia Women’s Health. I am a licensed surgeon, board certified through the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, with 23 years of experience in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. I have also successfully completed the MIGS exam which recognizes my additional expertise in minimally invasive gynecologic surgical techniques gained through clinical experience formal training.
When Dr. Michelle Owen’s and I first began our practice, we were thrilled that we had the chance to help women during the most precious time in their lives—childbirth. After 7 years, we began to see a pattern of women who weren’t happy with their appearance after giving birth. Due to this, we decided we wanted to continue to help our patients long after their children were born.
In 2006, at the urging of many of my patients, I began training in cosmetic surgery and now have an extremely busy cosmetic and gynecologic practice here at Acadia Women’s Health. I was able to advance my skills in cosmetic surgery and now am one of the leading female medicine specialists in the Southwest Louisiana area. I was educated by some of the pioneers of cosmetic surgery, who were treating patients under tumescent or local anesthesia. I am one of the first doctors in the Acadiana area to perform liposuction, abdominoplasty and breast augmentation completely under local anesthesia in the office. And currently, I am the only full-time board certified urogynecologist in the Acadiana area.
I graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. Following my undergraduate, I received my M.B.A. from the University of Auburn with a focus on Healthcare Administration. Finally, I received my medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine graduating in the top quartile of my class. I completed my internship and residency at the Orlando Regional Healthcare System in Orlando, Florida where I was Chief Resident.
As a Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons, a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons I understand the importance of continuing education and I am always pushing myself to be the best person and surgeon I can be. Helping women look and feel better about themselves is the most rewarding thing about what I do here at Acadia Women’s Heath.
I find that what sets me apart from other doctors is that I really try to prepare my patients for an accurate outcome for what to expect following surgery. It’s because of this that I published my book called “Do I Look Great In These Jeans?”, as an insider’s guide to cosmetic surgery.
To see the expression on my patients’ faces after seeing their results is what keeps me motivated every day. The safety and satisfaction of each person who comes into my office is my top priority.
When my wife Leonor and I moved to Crowley we had a son, David and two years later a daughter, Catherine. I enjoy spending time with my family and traveling. I believe that living in a small town has made me grow into not only a better person but a more patient focused physician.
My goal is to provide the highest quality of care to my patients in a compassionate and trustworthy manner. I am absolutely thrilled to be part of Acadiana and would love to welcome you to be apart of the Acadia Women’s Health family!
My Name is Dr. Michelle Owens; I am a Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and American Academy of Facial Esthetics. I have been in private practice in Crowley, Louisiana since 1999.
I received my medical degree from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. I completed my internship and residency at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Women and Children in Orlando, Florida. During that time, I was chosen to serve as Chief Resident of the gynecology department from 1998-1999.
I am also a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and a Diplomat of the Board of Gynecology. As with Dr. Gonzalez, I have also completed the MIGS exams which recognizes my additional expertise in minimally invasive gynecologic surgical techniques gained through clinical experience formal training.
I pride myself in taking the time to get to know my patients and thoroughly addressing their needs both mentally and cosmetically. I understand that choosing a healthcare provider is one of the most important decisions that women can make. Not only am I knowledgeable, caring and accessible, I am willing to take the time to go over all options and treat each individual as a person, not just a patient.
I understand a woman’s needs in all aspects and ages of her life. My special interests are in laparoscopic/robotic minimally invasive surgeries, pelvic floor reconstruction and incontinence surgery, as well as cosmetic surgeries to include facial and body contouring and leg vein treatment.
I find that Botox, dermal fillers and thread lifts offer immediate improvement with minimal to no downtime in our busy lives today. As a woman, I understand that minimal scars and minimal downtime are very important. I always attempt to perform surgeries in the most benign fashion possible; in fact, I am one of the first gynecologists in Crowley to focus on minimally invasive procedures both in the hospital and office. I routinely perform endometrial ablations and permanent birth control under local anesthesia in the office as well as robotic laparoscopic hysterectomies as an outpatient surgery.
I chose to make my home in Crowley with my husband, Kelly and two children, Jordan and Brookelyn. Not only do I enjoy spending time with my family and traveling, I also enjoy establishing a continuum of care with my patients and building lifelong relationships with them and their families. I am proud to be a part of making a difference in my community of Crowley and the surrounding communities.
When it comes to your female needs both medically and cosmetically, look no further than Acadia Women’s Health and Cosmetic Surgery Center in Crowley, Louisiana. Call today to make an appointment and be a part of our state of the art medical and cosmetic practice. I would love to welcome you to be a part of our Acadia Women’s Health family!.
My name is Dr. Jody Johnson. I am an advanced laparoscopic, general and cosmetic surgeon. I graduated from medical school at the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine. I then completed my general surgery residency training at Michigan State University. I followed my residency with a one-year fellowship in advanced laparoscopic and gastrointestinal surgery at the University of Kentucky. I am board certified through the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery.
As a Fellow of the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery I have made a commitment to life-long learning. My passion for learning has led me to be involved in the education of hundreds of college students, nursing students, surgical technician students and medical students at every level. I taught the general surgery course at the University of Pikeville, Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine for seven years. I have spent thousands of hours instructing students and residents the art and science of the treatment of a surgical patient. I served on the board of trustees at the University of Pikeville where I am the Chairman of Health Professions Education providing oversight for the delivery of medical education to medical, optometry and nursing students.
I have 20 years of experience doing a variety of complex procedures including gastrointestinal, cancer and trauma surgeries. As you can imagine this is an extremely demanding lifestyle. After missing too many to count softball games, cheerleading competitions, piano recitals and holidays I made the decision to transition to cosmetic surgery. I had anticipated that the transition would provide me with a better lifestyle and more free time, but what I did not expect was that it would also be so fulfilling. The improved self confidence and utter happiness that we can give to our patients through cosmetic enhancements is by far the best part of the job.
I moved to Louisiana in 2018. Shortly after moving here, I met and quickly fell in love with my Cajun wife, Sherie. She is the reason the expression “my better half” even exists. She is my Zing! Combined, we have three beautiful teenage daughters. As if this were not enough to keep me busy, I love fast cars, flying airplanes and riding motorcycles.
I joined the group at Acadia Women’s Health and Cosmetic Surgery Center in May of 2021. I have been impressed with just how busy the practice is overall and how happy the patients are with their outcomes. We do more cosmetic surgery in a week than most other practices do in a month. Please consider this my personal invitation to come sit with me and have a conversation about how I can help you improve your body.
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My name is Nicole Dempsey; I became an RN in 2009 after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Barry University in Miami, Florida.
I’ve spent most of my nursing career in the emergency department, where I can care for patients throughout their lifespan and educate them on health promotion and prevention. I believe that all patients should take an active role in their health, which is why I decided to advance my degree to obtain a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Graduating in 2017 as a family nurse practitioner, I began working for Dr. Gonzalez and Dr. Owens shortly after. Within no time I felt right at home, Acadia Women’s Health has that effect on people I think.
I am certified with and am a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, as well as a member of the Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners. I grew up in South Florida and moved to Lafayette, LA in 2014.
The culture of Acadiana took no time to fall in love with and I am happy to now call Louisiana my home. In my free time, I enjoy traveling, spending time with friends and family and attending all the festivals Louisiana has to offer.
I am very excited to belong to the Acadia Women’s Health family and passionate about helping my patients achieve their optimal health!
My name is Candice Myers; I am a Nurse Practitioner at Acadia Women’s Health. I started out as an RN in labor and delivery and fell in love with taking care of women during one of their most joyful times in life. That love for labor and delivery progressed to a desire to care for women throughout their lifespan. I specialize in health maintenance, as well as in treating common gynecological problems, some of which include irregular bleeding, contraceptive management, pelvic pain and cervical dysplasia.
Graduating in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in nursing, I attended the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. While working full-time in labor and delivery, I attended the University of South Alabama and graduated in 2014 with a master’s degree in nursing as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner.
I am also certified with the National Certification Corporation and a member of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health. I live in Youngsville with my husband, Landon, and 3 young children Lane, Olivia and Vivian. I enjoy spending time with my family as well as building trusting relationships with my patients. I am so excited to be part of the Acadia Women’s Health team and would love to welcome you to our family!
My name is Katherine(Katie) Williams, my undergrad and grad school education were both completed at McNeese State University.
I initially worked nine years in emergency medicine as a registered nurse, and after grad school I began my career as a family nurse practitioner.
I have always had a passion for helping people, after having kids(five-year-old and a two-year-old now) and seeing how much we don't take care of ourselves as women, I developed a desire to help women take better care of themselves and feel good as well.
Once I met with Dr. Gonzalez and Dr. Owens I felt like this was the perfect place for me to be able to do just that.
Outside of work you will probably find me hanging out spending time with my kids, family, and friends.
I look forward to taking care of the women in our community and surrounding areas.
My Name is Rashonee(Shonee) Lavergne, I completed both my BSN and MSN at McNeese State University. I am board certified with American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. I am a certified medical examiner and completed my Botox and dermal filler certification with Aesthetic Medical Educators.
My background is in Urgent Care and Emergency Medicine. Overall I love helping people achieve their optimal health. As a wife and mother, I know how important it is to remain healthy. I also know that when you look good you feel good.
In my spare time, I enjoy fitness, home decor, and spending time with family.
I love how Acadia Women’s Health is a one stop shop for all a woman may need. Whether it’s cosmetic surgery, Botox, fillers, annual well woman exam, facials, sexual health and more—we will have you covered.
My name is Kimberly Sampson; I am a Medical Aesthetician at Acadia Women’s Health. I received my esthetician license at the Aveda Institute in Lafayette.
I’ve been an esthetician for 4 years, within those years I’ve received additional certification training in medical aesthetic procedures including laser hair removal, laser skin treatments, chemical peels, micro-needling, HydraFacial's, and more!
I entered the field of aesthetics because I have loved skincare since I was very young and really enjoy helping people with any concerns or conditions they may have with their skin. My goal for my patients is to make them feel the best that they can in their skin!
My name is Kylie Hebert; I am a Medical Aesthetician at Acadia Women’s Health. I graduated from the Esthiology program at the Aveda Institute of Lafayette in 2016 and have been a licensed Esthetician for 6 years. I have additional medical aesthetics certifications including micro-needing, laser services, HydraFacial, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion.
I became an Esthetician because I loved doing makeup initially when in high school, and that hobby transitioned into an enthusiasm for skincare.
Skincare and advanced aesthetic treatments are my passion. I love making my clients feel confident and beautiful in their own skin. My ultimate goal always, is to help my clients achieve the skin they deserve!
My name is Roslyn Vallo; I have been an Esthetician for 7 years.
I received my skincare license from the Aveda Institute in Lafayette.
I have experience in microblading, hydrafacial’s, eyelash extension applications and many other beauty enhancing services.
I am always seeking new ways to help keep women looking young and beautiful.
I love to see the look on my clients faces when they see the result after coming to Acadia Women’s Health. I am here every Thursday and would love to help you achieve the best skin you can have!
Call today to make your appointment, I promise you won’t regret it!