Bienville Community Health Center
2826 Bienville Rd, Ringgold, LA 71068
Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
To make an appointment, please call us at (318) 894-2341.
Meet our Providers...
Angela Watson Fussell, FNP-C
A native of Homer, LA, Angela Watson Fussell, FNP-C, received her Associate of Science in Nursing from Louisiana Tech in Ruston in May 2003. Following graduation, she went to work as an RN in the Intensive Care Unit and the Emergency Room at Minden Medical Center. She continued her 12 year RN career working in multiple facilities throughout north Louisiana including the Willis Knighton Systems, LSUHSC and also worked in other states as a travel nurse. She later pursed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Northwestern State University in Shreveport graduating in August 2012. She then went on and recently completed her Master's degree from Grambling State University in Family Nurse Practitioner in May of 2015. Angela is certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Angela began her employment with the Bienville Community Health Center in Ringgold, LA as a Primary Care Provider in August 2015. She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners. Angela and her husband, Jay, reside in Minden, LA.
Katherine D. Washington, FNP-BC
A native of Shreveport, LA, Katherine Washington, FNP-BC, received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, LA in May 1998. Over the past 17 years, she has worked on the Medical-Surgical and Neonatal Intensive Care Units as an RN at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, and later the Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care Units at Christus-Schumpert Shreveport-Bossier and Suny Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. After 7 years of travel nursing throughout the United States, she went on to receive a Master's of Science in Nursing from Northwestern State University in May 2015. During this tenure Katherine was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society and became a member of the Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners. Katherine is a certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She began her employment with Bienville Community Health Center in Ringgold, LA as a Primary Care Provider in September 2015. Katherine and her family reside in Shreveport, LA.
Leanna MarKay Tyler, FNP-C
A native of Ebarb, LA, Leanna MarKay Martinez Tyler, FNP-C, received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, LA in May 2010. Over the past 8 years, MarKay has worked as a RN at Willis Knighton South's Labor & Delivery Unit and Willis Knighton Pierremont's Step Down and Intensive Care Unit. She went on to receive her Master of Science in Nursing degree from Northwestern State University in May 2017. MarKay was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society and became a member of the Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners. MarKay is certified through the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She began her employment with Bienville Community Health Center in Ringgold, La as a primary care provider in December 2017. MarKay, her husband Eric and two daughters Alivia and Jencie reside in Shreveport, LA.
Albert Gruber, DMD
Dr. Albert Gruber was born in Chicago, Illinois and has been a practicing dentist for over 32 years. He is a 1981 graduated from DePaul University with a BS in Biology. A 1985 Graduate of Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine.
He provided the full scope of General practice from 1989 to 2016 in South Suburban Chicago. He attended/completed the United States Dental Institute for Orthodontic training and completed Invisalign certification course. Dr. Gruber has experience in cosmetic dentistry, mini implant placement/restoration and implant restoration.
Post private practice, Dr. Gruber worked as a contractor in a school based mobile dentistry program, corporated dentistry and a FQHC.
Dr. Gruber served his country in the United Stated Army Reserves. He served in Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield and Operation Iraq Freedom. He retired in 2017 at the rank of Colonel after 29 years of service.
Dr. Gruber is a member of the National Dental Association serving as a delegate and regional trustee.
He now resides in Shreveport and is the father of seven children ages 20,19,15,14,11,9,9. His hobbies includes golf, tennis, fitness and travel.