Support Groups

Left: Ron Nierman and Jackie Walton, Support Group Leaders
Middle: Together We Are Stronger painted by support group participants
Right: Ron Nierman and his wife Jackie with Grammy Award-Winning artist Mavis Staples

Together We Are Stronger

Feist-Weiller Cancer Center offers a variety of patient support groups facilitated by committed professionals.

Cancer Support Groups

For patients who want to learn how to manage the stress that comes from having a major medical illness and to gain strength from others who share the same struggle, there are two weekly support groups for LSU Health Shreveport patients with all types of cancer. These groups are led by a Certified Group Psychotherapist and a registered nurse. For more information about these groups contact Ron Nierman, MA, LPC, CGP at (318) 470-6180 or Jackie Walton, RN, BSN, OCN at (318) 813-1405. 

Wednesday Cancer Support Group
Feist-Weiller Cancer Center
Bakowski Learning Center, First Floor Lobby
Wednesday, 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Friday Cancer Support Group
Feist-Weiller Cancer Center
Bakowski Learning Center, First Floor Lobby
Friday, 10:15 to 11:45 a.m.

Sickle Cell Support Group

A weekly sickle cell support group for LSU patients meets every Monday from 12 to 1:30 p.m. in the Feist-Weiller Cancer Center Bakowski Center for Learning in the first floor lobby. For more information about this group contact Ron Nierman, MA, LPC, CGP at (318) 470-6180 or Jackie Walton, RN, BSN, OCN at (318) 813-1405.

Sickle Cell Support Group
Feist-Weiller Cancer Center
Bakowski Learning Center, First Floor Lobby
Monday, 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m.

Laryngectomy Support Group ::: New Voice Club

Feist-Weiller Cancer Center sponsors a laryngectomy support group that meets the second Wednesday of each month. The focus is to provide patient and family support by allowing patients to network with other patients, get updates on new technology, problem solving and information sharing. For more information contact Melanie Brown, Speech Pathologist, (318) 626-4306. All laryngectomees across the Ark-La-Tex are welcome to join!

New Voice Club
Feist-Weiller Cancer Center
Tiger Room, Fourth Floor
Second Wednesday of Each Month
2:00 p.m.