Stephen G. Abshire, MD, FACG
Originally from Kaplan, La., Dr. Abshire attended Tulane University and the University of Southwestern Louisiana (now UL Lafayette) where he received his medical degree with honors in 1972. In 1975, he completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Tulane and returned to Kaplan to practice medicine. Dr. Abshire returned to New Orleans and completed his Gastroenterology Fellowship in 1978 at Ochsner Medical Foundation. In 1978, he returned to Lafayette and founded the Gastroenterology Clinic of Acadiana, where he continues to practice today.
Dr. Abshire is also Medical Director at Lafayette General Endoscopy Center, which he founded in 1988 (then known as Saints Street Endoscopy Center). Today, LGEC continues its mission in a new, state-of-the-art endoscopy facility shared with its corporate partner, Lafayette General Medical Center.
During the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Dr. Abshire helped train new gastroenterologists by taking a temporary teaching position at Tulane University. He is a recognized leader, published author and speaker on the capabilities and advantages of high definition endoscopy and the increase in polyp detection rate due to this technology.
Dr. Abshire is a member of the following professional organizations:
- The American College of Gastroenterology, Fellow
- The Lafayette Parish Medical Society
- Louisiana State Medical Society
- American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
- American Gastroenterological Association
Dr. Abshire is a father to three daughters, a loving husband and grandfather to four grandchildren. When not practicing medicine, you’ll find Dr. Abshire hunting and spending time at his farm in Vermillion Parish.