Lake Charles Cath Lab Doctors

Our Physicians

With decades of combined clinical and procedural experience, the board-certified physicians at Cardiovascular Outpatient Center of Southwest Louisiana have the medical expertise to take care of you and your loved ones. Our physicians give each patient the individual attention they deserve – with the patience and professionalism you would expect from some of the leaders in their respective fields. In addition, our doctors appreciate the significance of each procedure and we always take the time to educate our patients so that they feel comfortable from the moment they enter our doors to the time they are released.


Miguel A. De Puy, M.D.
Miguel A. De Puy, M.D., is a Panama City, Panama native. He received his pre-medical education from the University of Panama. He earned a Medical  Doctorate from University of Panama School of Medicine and completed an internship at Gorgas Hospital, U.S. Canal Zone. He completed a residency in internal medicine at Charity Hospital in New Orleans and a fellowship in Cardiology at Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation and Tulane University in New Orleans.

Dr. De Puy is board-certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular diseases and is certified in pacemaker/defibrillator with NASPE exam. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a Fellow of the American Heart Association. Dr. De Puy is also a member of the Heart Rhythm Society and a past board member of several international societies of cardiology. 

Dr. Carl P. Fastabend, M.D.
Cardiologist and Vein Specialist, Dr. Carl P. Fastabend earned a Medical Degree from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, where he also completed his internal medicine residency and cardiology fellowship.

Dr. Fastabend is Board Certified in interventional cardiology, cardiovascular disease and internal medicine. He has conducted extensive research in coronary disease over the years and is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions. He has over 32 years of private practice experience.

Corey Foster, M.D.
Dr. Foster is board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease. He is board eligible in Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology and Comprehensive Echocardiography. A Lake Charles native, Dr. Foster graduated from St. Louis High School. He earned a Bachelor of Science from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge before receiving his medical degree from LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Foster completed a residency in Internal Medicine and advanced fellowships in the subspecialties of Cardiovascular Medicine and Interventional Cardiology, with advanced training in transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) for patients with valvular heart disease at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Richard M. Gilmore, M.D.
Richard M. Gilmore, M.D. specializes in cardiovascular disease, interventional cardiology and internal medicine. He has practiced medicine in the Southwest Louisiana region for over 30 years. 

Dr. Gilmore earned a medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri; followed by an internship, residency and cardiology fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas. 

He is an instructor at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center/Lake Charles Memorial Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program and he also serves as a principal investigator for many international and national clinical drug trials via the Imperial Health Research Department. 

Jake T. LeBeau, M.D.
Jake T. LeBeau, M.D. a Lake Charles native,  earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical engineering from Texas A&M University and a medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine. He completed a residency in internal medicine at Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, before pursuing a fellowship in cardiovascular medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, Texas. He then completed an additional fellowship in interventional cardiology at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan.

Dr. LeBeau is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, interventional cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and comprehensive echocardiography. He is also a registered peripheral vascular interpreter. 

Dr. LeBeau is a member of the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association and American Medical Association.

James McKinnie, M.D., M.M.M., FACC
Dr. James McKinnie, a board certified cardiologist/electrophysiologist, is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine. He has spent more than a quarter of a century developing a reputation as one of the south's leading cardiologists. After practicing nearly 30 years at Tulane University Medical Center in New Orleans, in 2011 Dr. McKinnie moved his practice to Jefferson Parish. Here, he has found the administrative support he sought in order to provide the highest levels of care possible to his patients.

Thomas Mulhearn IV, M.D.
Thomas Mulhearn IV, M.D., is a native of Southwest Louisiana. He received his Medical Degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, and completed an Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital in the Osler Medical Housestaff Training Program.

Dr. Mulhearn completed a Fellowship in cardiovascular disease at the Duke University School of Medicine, and a Fellowship in interventional cardiology at the University of Alabama Birmingham. He is Board-certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology. Dr. Mulhearn joined Cardiovascular Specialists in 2011.

Michael C. Turner, M.D.
Michael C. Turner, M.D. is a native of Colfax, Louisiana.  He received his pre-medical education from Louisiana State University. He earned a Medical doctorate from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, followed by a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in cardiology at LSU New Orleans and University of Alabama, in Birmingham. Dr. Turner is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and cardiac CT. 

He is a Fellow of the American Fellow of American College of Cardiology, a Fellow of Council on Clinical Cardiology of the American Heart Association, past president of the American Heart Association of Louisiana, ACC Governor for Louisiana 2007-2009 and serves as the Medical Director of CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital Regional Heart Center and Director, outpatient cardiac CT. Dr. Turner is also a member of the North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology, an organization which has recognized him for special competence in the field of cardiac pacemakers.

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