Melanie Crump Firmin, MD

FirminPicFirmin Pain Consultants

1587 N. Bolton Avenue, Suite 1200
Alexandria, LA 71303
(318) 473-9267

EDUCATION

Alexandria Senior High

Alexandria, Louisiana
May, 1975

Bachelor of Science-Biology

Louisiana College
Pineville, Louisiana
May, 1978

M.D. Degree

Louisiana State University Medical Center
Shreveport, Louisiana
May, 1982

POSTGRADUATE TRAINING

Flexible Internship
Louisiana State University Medical Center
Shreveport, Louisiana
July, 1982-June, 1983

Anesthesiology Resident

The University of Alabama in Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama
July, 1983-June, 1985

AWARDS AND HONORS

Vidrine Award for outstanding premedical student
Alpha Epsilon Delta (Pre-Medical Honor Society)
Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities
Summa Cum Laude undergraduate
Alpha Omega Alpha (Medical Honor Society)

CERTIFICATION

Federal Licensing Exam-June, 1982
Louisiana Medical License No. 16825
Diplomat of the American Board of Anesthesiology – October, 1987
Certificate of Continued Demonstration of Qualifications – October, 1993
American Board of Pain Medicine – February, 2005

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
Louisiana Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
Louisiana State Medical Society
Rapides Parish Medical Society

RESEARCH

Chief Investigator C.H.E.E.R. Trial of EMLA Cream
Astra Pharmaceuticals
Central Louisiana Ambulatory Surgical Center

RECENT PRESENTATIONS

Perioperative Fluid Management
Allergic Reactions in Anesthetic Practice
Considerations in Pediatric Anesthesia
Prescription Drug Abuse
Endotracheal Extubation Techniques
Anesthetic Considerations for Patients with Cardiovascular Disease
Recovery Room Considerations for the Obstetrical Patient
Overview of Anesthetic Agents
Overview of Muscle Relaxants
Interpretation and Therapy of Common Arrhythmias
Hemodynamic Stabilization of the Trauma Patient
Premedication of the Ambulatory Surgical Patient
Monitored Anesthesia Care in the Outpatient
Malignant Hyperthermia
When the Outpatient Becomes an Inpatient

OFFICES HELD AND BOARD APPOINTMENTS

Vice Chair, Board of Directors

Huey P. Long Memorial Hospital, Pineville, Louisiana
1990-1992

Charter Member, Board of Directors

Rapides Women’s Hospital, Alexandria, Louisiana
1988-1990

Member, Board of Directors

Central Louisiana Ambulatory Surgical Center
Alexandria, Louisiana
1994-1998

President

Rapides Parish Medical Society
Alexandria, Louisiana
1994-1995

Member, Board of Directors

Friendship House Adult Day Facility
Alexandria, Louisiana
1995-1998

Member, Board of Directors

River Oaks Square Art Center
Alexandria, Louisiana
1996-1999

Member, Board of Directors

Bank One
Alexandria, Louisiana
1997-1999

Vice President

MD Healthshares, Inc.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
1996-2000

President

Louisiana Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
2007-2009

Member, Board of Directors

Louisiana Patient’s Compensation Fund Oversight Board
Appointed by Governor Kathleen Blanco
Reappointed by Governor Bobby Jindal
2007 to 2013

Vice President

Charter Member, Board of Directors
Central Louisiana Surgical Hospital
Alexandria, Louisiana
2009 to present

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