Raymond A. Coghlan, M.D., FRCPC, FIDSA

“I have a commitment to a Center of Excellence in Infectious Diseases”

Dr. Raymond Coghlan is a local pioneer in the practice of treating infectious diseases. As the founder of Northwest Louisiana Infectious Disease Consultants, for sixteen years he was the only infectious disease practitioner in the area.

In practice in Shreveport-Bossier since 1987, Dr. Coghlan was a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for 29 years.

He has been awarded the highest honor given in Infectious Diseases in the United States, a Fellowship in the Infectious Disease Society of America.

Dr. Coghlan has made a lifelong commitment to fighting infectious diseases. He is dedicated to continuous training and practicing his specialty, which continues to be a challenge because of ever-increasing resistance in the organisms that cause disease. Facing the challenge of the decreasing numbers of drugs available to treat those organisms is one of his ongoing pursuits.

“I have led this community from 1987 as a compassionate practitioner through the horrors of the Hurricanes Katrina and Rita as the State Director to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease at that time to the present,” Dr. Coghlan points out.

He serves as President of the Louisiana-Mississippi Infectious Disease Society (LAMIDS); the liaison for the Shreveport and Bossier Medical Societies and advisor to Homeland Security. As the acknowledged expert in the region in his field, Dr. Coghlan is frequently approached by area media outlets for his expertise.

A native of Dublin, Ireland, Dr. Coghlan embraces his roots by playing bagpipes.

He is lovingly dedicated to wife, three daughters, and two grandsons.


Appointments are Scheduled by Physician Referral Only


Some the disease process that we treat are all infectious processes, fevers, meningitis, encephalitis, HIV/Aids, osteomyelitis, cellulitis, endocarditis, colitis, septic shock, diabetic foot infections, herpes simplex, staph aureus infections, septicemia, cytomegalovirus infections, furuncolisis, and other wound infections.