Jacob Karr, MD

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Dr. Jacob Karr, a native of Houma, LA completed his undergraduate degree at LSU, Baton Rouge; obtained his MD at LSUHSC in Shreveport, LA; his Internal Medicine residency at Tulane University, New Orleans; and his GI Fellowship at Ochsner Medical Center, New Orleans. During his medical education, Dr. Karr was the recipient of the following Academic Awards/Honors:

  • AMA Foundation Scholarship for Outstanding Students, LSUHSC (2005-2009)
  • Outstanding Intern Medical Knowledge Award (2009-2010)

Dr. Karr began working in Lafayette, LA with The Gastro Clinic of Acadiana in 2015 and became a staff physician with Lafayette General Endoscopy Center (LGEC) at that time also. In 2016, Dr. Karr became an owner in the Gastro Clinic of Acadiana group of physicians; becoming a Physician Partner of Lafayette General Endoscopy Center in 2017. Additionally, Dr. Karr serves as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine for UHC, Lafayette, LA.

Dr. Karr’s area of practice encompasses upper (EGD) and lower (colonoscopy) procedures, ERCP and Stretta treatments; in addition to office diagnostic testing. His knowledge of new technology has added Small Bowel Enteroscopy and Reshape (weight loss procedure) to the services offered at LGEC.

Dr. Karr is a member of the following Specialty Societies:

  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • Louisiana Gastroenterology Society
  • American Medical Association
  • Louisiana State Medical Society

Dr. Karr and his family are glad to join the Lafayette community. They knew the area well due to frequent visits with family and friends and enjoy the Acadiana way of life.

Lafayette General Endoscopy Center is proud to welcome Dr. Karr to our outstanding team of physicians and staff.


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