Overton Brooks Veterans Affairs Medical Center
The Overton Brooks Veterans Affairs Medical Center… serves a population of over 131,000 veterans residing within its primary service area which encompasses 15 northeast Texas counties, five southwestern Arkansas counties and 12 northwest Louisiana parishes. The Medical Center is affiliated with the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and has sharing agreements with the 2d Medical Group at Barksdale AFB and LSU Health Sciences Center. The VAMC provides tertiary care in medicine, surgery, neurology and psychiatry and a broad spectrum of outpatient services. The Ambulatory Care Program provides primary care services at the VAMC and at Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) which were opened in Texarkana, Texas, Monroe, Louisiana, and Longview, Texas.
Northwest Louisiana is an amazing region… with parishes rich in charm and heritage. A perfect weave of many groups, interests, and traditions make up the fabric of this prosperous locale. You'll find the folks here hospitable and hardworking. Everyone takes part and has pride in making sure Greater Shreveport maintains its status as an All-American City and its reputation as America's Caring Community. Weekdays and weekends are filled with family fun for all. Many spend time together at the Sci-Port Discovery Center and IMAX Theatre. Some never miss a game – whether it is baseball, basketball, football, lacrosse, soccer or softball. Others are avid golfers and can be found on the green at signature courses located throughout the area. Fishing is a favorite pastime, as is waterskiing. Area residents take time out to enjoy a day of boating on nearby lakes and are often found reuniting with friends and family at neighborhood parks.http://www.shreveportchamber.org/qol