Stephen G. Abshire, MD, FACG
Dr. Abshire, originally from Kaplan, Louisiana attended Tulane University and the University of Southwestern Louisiana in 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 at Ocshner Medical Foundation and completed his Gastroenterology Fellowship in 1978. In 1978 Steve returned to Lafayette and founded the Gastroenterology clinic of Acadiana, where he continues to practice today.
He is also Medical Director of Lafayette General Endoscopy Center, which he founded in 1988. (It was then known as Saints Street Endoscopy Center.) The Center has moved to a new state-of-the-art endoscopy facility which it shares with its corporate partner, Lafayette General Medical Center.
During the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Tulane University lost faculty members in the GI section and Dr. Abshire began teaching. He remains on staff today teaching new generations of gastroenterologists. He is a recognized leader in the capabilities and advantages of high definition endoscopy and the increase in polyp detection rate due to this technology. He is a published author and speaker on this subject.
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
When not practicing medicine and not being a father (three daughters and four grandchildren) and husband, he enjoys hunting and time at his farm in Vermillion Parish.