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Dr. Ben CloseCarol A. Netherland

Benjamin B. Close, M.D., FACP, FAAAAI, FACAAI

Curriculum Vitae

 

 

Personal Information

Date of birth: February 1, 1961

Place of birth:  Travis AFB, CA

Office Address: 201 Pecan Park Avenue

Alexandria, LA 71303

Office Telephone: 318-445-6221

Office Fax: 318-445-5399

Internet Address: http://www.laallergyasthma.com

 

Present Position:                         Private Practice in Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology with Louisiana Allergy & Asthma Specialists

                                                                 1992 – present.

 

Education:

                College:                       Louisiana College, Pineville, LA 1979-80.

                                                                Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 1980-83

                                                                Bachelor of Science – Microbiology

 

                Medical School:          Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center,

                                                                Shreveport, LA 1983-87. (Doctor of Medicine)

               

                Residency:                 Internal Medicine

                  University of Tennessee / Baptist Memorial Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee 1987-90

 

                Fellowship:                Allergy – Immunology – Tulane University Medical Center 1990-92

 

Board Certification:                   American Board of Internal Medicine – 1990 Certificate

                                                                Number 130275 – Recertified 2000

                                                                American Board of Allergy and Immunology – 1993

                                                                Certificate Number 3517 – Recertified 2003

 

Honors / Awards:                     Cenla’s Best Doctor – 2008

                                                                Best Doctors in America® - 1995-2012

                                                                Chief Fellow (Allergy – Immunology) 1991-92

                                                                AMA Physician’s Recognition Award – 2000

 

Academic Positions:               Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine – LSU Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA (Allergy – Immunology)

Clinical Instructor LSU Health Sciences Center – Family Practice Residency Program, Alexandria, LA

 

Professional Societies:           Louisiana Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Society (1993-Present)

                                                                 Vice President  -  1996-97

                                                                 President – Elect 1997-98

                                                                 President – 1998-99

                                                                 Board of Directors 1999-2002

                                                Rapides Parish Medical Society (1992 – Present)

                                                                 Member At-Large 1997-98

                                                                 Treasurer 1998-2003

                                                Louisiana State Medical Society (1992 – Present)

                                                                Specialty Society Committee 1998-99

                                                                American Medical Association 1992 – Present

American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology

                Member 1991-94

                Fellow 1994 – Present

                Allied Health Committee 1997

American College of Chest Physicians

                Fellow 1995

                                                American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology

                                                                Member 1991-99

                                                                Fellow 2000 – Present

                                                American College of Physicians

                                                                Member 1992-1999

                                                                Fellow 2000-Presnet

                                                Joint Council Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology

                                                                Member 1994 – Present

                                                Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America

                                                                1993 – Present

 

Community Activities:             Kiwanis Club Alexandria, LA 1991 – 2004

                                                                Board of Directors 1994-95, 1998-99

                                                                Membership Chairman 1994

                                                                Foundation Board 1991- (exp. 2001)

                                                Coach – Royal Ambassadors Basketball 1997-99

                                                Coach – Upward Basketball 1999-2005

                                                American Red Cross – Volunteer Physician, Tiger Stadium

                (LSU) 1991 – Present

                                                Volunteer Physician – Working People’s Free Clinic, Alexandria, LA

                2001 – Present

Community Advisor – Junior League of Alexandria 2005-2007

 Deacon – Calvary Baptist Church 2004 – Present

 Personnel Committee – Calvary Baptist Church 2008-2011