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Kaishauna L. Guidry

Dr. Kaishauna Guidry is a hospice physician, who works for Companion Health Group in Riverside, California. She was born and raised in South Central Los Angeles, attended Susan Miller Dorsey High School, then stayed local to attend UCLA. Go Bruins! She has been married to her husband, Javelin Guidry, for 22 years. They reside in Murrieta, California and have three children in college: Javelin K., Elisha, Kailah.

Dr. Guidry received her B.A. undergraduate degree in Sociology, with a minor in Education Studies. She then taught elementary school in the Los Angeles Unified School District LAUSD. Once these college sweethearts began their family, they settled in Long Beach, California with Dr. Guidry as a stay-at-home mom. After spending 14 years taking care of her children and community through church, youth sports organizations, PTA, etc., she decided to pursue medicine.

As an aptly termed “non-traditional student” she attended Long Beach City College, where she tutored science courses. She also took post-baccalaureate coursework at Cerritos College where she served on the Dean’s Advisory Board and as President of the PreMed Club. Once accepted into medical school, she and her family moved to Texas for her matriculation to Texas A&M College of Medicine. Dr. Guidry subsequently matched into the Loma Linda University Medical Center’s Internal Medicine Program. The family happily returned home to California for her training.

Dr. Guidry is a strong healthcare advocate who is passionate about combating healthcare disparities across medicine and providing pre-med mentorship to aspiring physicians. She is determined to empower youth for improved diversity in the pipeline of medicine.  Her hobbies include traveling, going to the beach, fine dining, and football—Go LA Rams!