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PTPN’s regional office in Baton Rouge coordinates services for providers, payers and patients throughout Louisiana and Mississippi. Our network, made up of the region’s premier independent rehabilitation therapists, is contracted with most of the area’s major health plans.

Contact the Louisiana/Mississippi office at:

4521 Jamestown Avenue Phone: 225-927-6888 or 877-927-6808
Suite 1 Fax: 225-927-5542
Baton Rouge, LA 70808 E-mail: kbueche@ptpnla.brcoxmail.com

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Meet the Louisiana/Mississippi management team

Kim Bueche Hardman Kim Bueche Hardman, Executive Director
Kim has played a key role in the development of PTPN since 1992, as it has expanded from 42 clinics in Louisiana in 1992 to nearly 100 clinics in Louisiana and Mississippi today. As Executive Director, she is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the region, including payer and provider contracting; marketing and sales; provider relations; claims processing; and planning, budgeting and analysis of overall network performance. She also works closely with the Quality Assurance and Credentialing departments to implement PTPN’s high quality standards for membership criteria and performance.

Wanda Guadamud, Administrative Assistant/Quality Assurance Coordinator
Wanda works closely with member clinics and contractors regarding credentialing and provider relations issues. She also coordinates the administrative work for the ongoing Quality Assurance and chart review programs. She has been the region’s Administrative Assistant since 1996 and expanded her responsibilities in 2002 to coordinate the Quality Assurance Program. In addition to these roles, she oversees systems programming for PTPN.

Rhonda Dykes, Claims Manager
Rhonda is responsible for all claims data entry from member clinics for all claims that relate to PTPN contracts. She has been in this position since 2001.

Melanie Long, Credentialing Representative
Melanie is responsible for site surveys of all member clinics in accordance with recredentialing guidelines and timeframes. She has been in this position since 2002.

Louisiana/Mississippi Board of Directors

Cristina Faucheux, PT, COMT, President Chris Barras, PT, Vice President
Co-owner of Moreau Physical Therapy Co-owner of Physical Therapy Clinic
Baton Rouge, LA Lafayette, LA
Beth Allbritton, PT, Secretary Bert Haydel, PT, Vice President
Co-owner of Northlake Physical Therapy Co-owner of McComb Physical Therapy
Covington, LA McComb, LA
Tim Bartholomew, PT, Treasurer Bruce Neal, PT, Vice President
Co-owner of Northlake Physical Therapy Co-owner of Professional Physical Therapy
Mandeville, LA Amite, LA
Expadie Laperouse III, LOTR, CHT Jerry Paige, PT, Vice President
Vice President of Quality Assurance Owner of Ascension Physical Therapy
Co-owner of Physical Therapy Clinic Donaldsonville, LA
Lafayette, LA