Our Physicians

Dr. Jack L. Berg

Dr. Jack L. Berg Dr. Jack Berg joined Family Medical and Geriatric Center in 2003 following his retirement from the United States Air Force where he had served as a family physician and flight surgeon. He also held various positions such as Chief of Hospital Services, Chief of Aeromedical Services, Operations Squadron Commander, and Med Group Commander. Prior to entering the Air Force he attended University of Kansas Medical School and completed residency training at the University of Nebraska.

Before entering medical training, Dr. Berg served in the US Navy as a rescue pilot in Viet Nam, was a police officer in California and was a telephone company engineer, as well as a research materials engineer in the plastics industry.

Dr. Berg welcomes most patients of any age and treats chronic and acute problems as well as performing CDL, DOT, work and sports physicals. He maintains an “open” schedule which usually provides flexibility to schedule short notice and same day appointments.

Dr. Berg’s personal interests include jogging, skiing and supporting the arts. He is a fan of the local symphony, chamber groups and opera and sings in his church choir. He is a member of the American Medical Association, American Academy of Family Physicians, Louisiana State Medical Society and the Shreveport Medical Society.

Dr. Berg is board certified in Family Medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM).

 

Dr. David T. Henry

Dr. David T. HenryDr. David Henry specializes in Geriatric Medicine and is a Certified Long-Term Care Medical Director. Regionally renowned as an expert in the care of aging patients, Dr. Henry is highly sought-after as a speaker at medical conferences, as well as a contributor to local media organizations. A news story he authored illuminated his philosophy: “Our gratification comes in small measures. We take great satisfaction in helping older people maintain their lifestyles for as long as possible”.

Dr. Henry has dedicated his career not only to enhancing the health and well-being of his patients, but also to mentoring medical students at LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport. He manages the care of patients at numerous Shreveport-Bossier nursing homes and long term care facilities. He is extremely proud of his specialized care provided to the geriatric patients, supporting their health as they make the transition to their new homes. Dr. Henry works closely with patients and their families to help them understand life in long-term care.

A United States Navy veteran, Dr. Henry attended Medical School at LSUHSC-New Orleans and completed his Internship in 1968 at LSUHSC-Shreveport. He started practicing in Natchitoches, La; moved to Shreveport in 1975 where he served full-time as a faculty staff member at LSUHSC Medical School until 1978. Dr. Henry then partnered with Dr. Robert Savory and established Youree Associates which later became Family Medical and Geriatric Center at the Portico Center.

Throughout Dr. Henry’s career, he has served on various medical and leadership committees; North Louisiana Alzheimer’s Association, Louisiana Health Care Review, L.E.A.D.E.R., Coalition for Culture Change in Long Term Care, and Northwest Regional Committee for Elderly Abuse. Dr. Henry is the proud recipient of many awards, most notable are the Geriatric Recognition award for Continuing Education in Geriatrics and the 2006 Medical Director of the Year Award for Louisiana Nursing Home Association.

Dr. Henry is board certified in Family Medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) and Geriatrics through American Geriatrics Association and long term care through the American Medical Director Certification Program (AMDA).

Dr. Robert L. Savory

Dr. Robert L. SavoryDr. Robert Savory graduated from Centenary College and completed his medical degree at LSUHSC-Shreveport in 1976. After years of active duty working as Flight Surgeon at Barksdale AFB, La, he completed his family medicine residency training at LSUHSC in Shreveport and joined with Dr. David Henry in 1982 at Youree Associates which is now Family Medical and Geriatric Center. Dr. Savory remained on active reserve status in the Air Force as the Medical Squadron Commander and Wing Medical Director for 32 years, at the former 917th Wing. He retired from the Air Force as a colonel and continues to treat military veterans at Overton Brooks VA Medical Center.

Dr. Savory has practiced at Family Medical and Geriatric Center for over thirty years and enjoys the daily interaction with his patients and providing them with excellent medical care. His many years of practicing Aviation medicine in the Air Force allow him to provide the expertise needed for Federal Aviation Administration medical certification for pilots locally and as far away as England. He is able to complete FAA exams for Class I, II, and II; as well as DOT and CDL physicals. He also frequently performs employment physicals and sports examinations.

Dr. Savory is genuinely interested in listening to his patients and this great attribute often results in a busy patient schedule.

Dr. Savory is board certified in Family Medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM). He serves as the medical director for Willis-Knighton Hospice of Louisiana. Other organizations that Dr. Savory serves in include: Aerospace Medical Association, Reserve Officer’s Association, American Academy of Family Medicine, Louisiana Academy of Family Medicine, American Geriatric Association, American Medical Director Association, and American Geropsychiatric Association. Dr. Savory and Dr. Henry are very active in caring for the geriatric population at several nursing homes throughout Shreveport-Bossier City area. With the wide variety of patients in Dr. Savory’s practice, he has also participated in many medical research studies over the last twenty years for diabetes, hypertension and various elevated cholesterol studies for the adult population.

Dr. Savory’s personal interests involve gardening, traveling and participating in church activities.

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7813 Youree Drive
Shreveport, LA 71105

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