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...
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.
Betty H. Altman, DDS
Dr. Altman is a native of North Alabama. She graduated summa cum laude from Univ. of Alabama, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and Biology. She was accepted into the University of New Orleans in the Masters Degree program. She studied Organic and Inorganic chemistry. She graduated from LSU School Of Dentistry with a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree. She opened private practice in Slidell, La. and focused on family dentistry. Since 2007, Dr. Altman has been employed in a Federally Qualified Health Care Center which functions to serve the underserved in the community in which it is located.
Susie Branch, RDH, DC
Susie is a native of North Louisiana. Being raised in rural communities, her passion is improving the health of people who live in rural areas. Working with the staff at Trinity Community Health Centers as a Dental Hygienist and a Doctor of Chiropractic, allows her to use her multiple talents to provide patient care.
She is a 1994 graduate of the University of Louisiana Monroe where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. It is important for patients to maintain their dental health because it affects the whole body. Dental Hygienists work along side the Dentist to educate patients on the importance of regular check ups and restoring their teeth. Susie enjoys being a part of the dental team.