Lincoln Community Health Center
1140 South Vienna, Ruston, LA 71270
Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
To make an appointment, please call us at (318) 224-7190
Meet our Providers...
Thomas Strain, MD
Dr. Thomas Strain joins the Trinity Community Health Center of Louisiana. He is a graduate of New York Medical College and did his Family Practice Residency at JFK Medical Center in Edison , New Jersey. After his Board Certification in Family Medicine he served as an officer in the Commission Core. Than went on to practice for a few yrs in South Carolina before moving to New Mexico where he has resided for the past 31 yrs. In New Mexico he was a practitioner for a few organization. His main object in his practice was to help to provide QUALITY CARE to those in under served areas. This lead him to take on the task of being Medical Director during these 31 yrs in a HMO, NM State correction system, Hospice, and a FQHC.
James Belue, MD
Sedo Tamakloe, MD
Dr. Sedo Tamakloe received his degree from the University of Ghana Medical School and did his residency training at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. He worked in General Surgery and Pediatrics at Korle-Bu which is a teaching hospital located in Accra, Ghana. Dr. Tamakloe moved to London, England where worked in several NHS hospitals as a Senior House Officer in General Surgery. He is a Board Certified Internist and worked as a teaching Physician at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. He is a member of the American Medical Association, Ghana Medical Association and American College of Physicians. He is married to Dr. Martina Tamakloe and they have two children.
Angela Odom-Austin, MD
Board Certified Pediatrician
Dr. Angela Odom-Austin was born and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana. She attended Dillard University of New Orleans, Louisiana for undergraduate studies. She then proceeded to Duke University School of Medicine. Upon graduation, her pediatric studies took her to eastern Virginia where she practiced, taught medicine, and raised a family over the next twenty plus years. Her professional work has included 15 years of residential care of children at the Virginia School for the Deal, Blind, and Multi handicapped management of moderate-severe asthma and extremely premature infants: and the study of adult addiction medicine. Other medical interests include neurology, genetics, space-health, and community health.
Wynn Dee Rinicker, FNP
Wynne Dee Lewis Rinicker was born in New Orleans and moved to Ruston in
seventh grade. She is a proud Ruston High School graduate and graduated from
Louisiana Tech University in Nursing in 1992. After leaving Ruston to live in
Atlanta, Georgia and Memphis, Tennessee she came back home to Ruston to raise
her family. Wynne Dee returned to school at Northwestern State University
graduating in 2011 with her Master’s of Science in Nursing and is certified by
American Academy of Nurse Practictioners. Wynne Dee worked locally for seven
years with MD Kerry Byrnes in surgery before joining her work family at Lincoln Community Health Center. She currently resides in Ruston, Louisiana. Wynne Dee
is a widow and mother of one son Andrew “Garrett”. She loves spending time with her two beautiful grandchildren: Blakelyn Grace and Winston Spade. Wynne Dee is committed to serving her community by offering sublime patient care.
Melani Craig, FNP
Melani Dawn Craig is a native of Hodge, Louisiana. She graduated from Jonesboro-Hodge High School. Then attended Grambling State University, where she received he Bachelor of Science in Nursing and her Masters of Science in Nursing. Melani worked for 7 years at Northern Louisiana Medical Center in Pediatrics and Newborn Nursery, with experience in Women’s Health and Adult Medical/Surgical patients. Melani is certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She currently resides in Choudrant, Louisiana with her husband, Trey. They have two children, Caroline and TJ. Melani and Try have also been business owners in Ruston for almost 20 years. They own Xtreme Tint and Audio in Ruston, Louisiana. Melani is passionate and committed to serving her community by providing the best medical care.
Monte Moore, CNP
Monte Moore is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner originally from Arkansas and currently living in Ruston. He has almost 30 years experience as a registered nurse and advanced practice nurse. In his spare time he enjoys fishing and hunting and exploring the forests and waterways of Louisiana. Additionally, he is a motorcyclist and an avid amateur cook enjoying recreating you tube cooking video inspired dishes. He is married and has one child, a 22 year old son, who is a computer programmer. He is very excited to be a psychiatric practitioner with Winn Community Health helping provide services to the people of Northwest Louisiana.
Sandra Culp, DDS
Dr. Sandra Culp is our general dentist. She is originally from Hamburg, Arkansas and practiced in southwest Louisiana prior to coming to Lincoln Community Health Center. Dr. Culp attended the University of Central Arkansas in Conway where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree and later received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1996 from the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in New Orleans. She is a member of the American Dental Association and the Louisiana Dental Association.
Candace Key, DDS
Dr. Candace Key is a Louisiana local, born and raised in Gibsland, Louisiana. She graduated from Gibland-Coleman High School and attended Grambling State University. After completing her undergraduate degree in Biology she attended Louisiana State School of Dentistry in New Orleans, where she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Dr. Key then completed a General Practice Residency at Louisiana State University in New Orleans, receiving training in intravenous sedation and dental implant replacement. Dr. Key believes in delivering comfortable and quality dental care. She is eager to be back in North Louisiana to help serve her community.
Bonnie Gallagher, RDH
Bonnie Gallagher is a native of Monroe, Louisiana. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Dental Hygiene at the University Of Louisiana Monroe. Bonnie was awarded the 2013 LDHC Most Outstanding Student Award-ULM. After living and experiencing the culture of South Louisiana, Bonnie has since returned to her roots in Northern Louisiana, and currently resides in Ruston, La. She has two four legged children, miniature dachshunds named Cha Bouchie and Harry.