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.

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4521 Jamestown Avenue, Suite 1, Baton Rouge, LA 70808



Meet the management team

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 more than 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

Credentialing/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 Coordinator

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
Co-owner of Moreau Physical Therapy

Baton Rouge, LA

Expadie Laperouse III, LOTR, CHT, Vice President of Quality Assurance
Co-owner of Physical Therapy Clinic

Lafayette, LA

Chris Barras, PT, Vice President
Co-owner of Physical Therapy Clinic

Lafayette, LA

Bert Haydel, PT, Vice President
Co-owner of McComb Physical Therapy

McComb, LA

Bruce Neal, PT, Vice President
Co-owner of Professional Physical Therapy

Amite, LA