Dr. LaPointe was born in Lafayette and raised in New Orleans. He graduated from Jesuit High School in 1973. He received his B.A. in Biology at the University of New Orleans in 1977. Upon graduating from L.S.U. School of Medicine in New Orleans in 1982, he completed a surgical internship at Carraway Methodist Medical Center in Birmingham, AL. He began his Emergency Medicine career in Cullman, AL in 1983 and practiced there until 1987, when he returned to Lafayette, Louisiana. Dr. LaPointe then spent the next 20 years as a staff physician in the EmergencyDepartment at Southwest Medical Center with his current partner at Acadiana Urgent Care Center, Dr. Kirk Smith. He received Board Certification in Emergency Medicine in 1992. His 24 years of Emergency Medicine experience make him especially well suited to handle the various medical conditions that may present to Acadiana Urgent Care Center.