Introducing Highland Clinic's Newest Healthcare Providers

Highland Clinic would like to introduce our newest providers to provide you and your family quality healthcare.

George W. Byram, III, M.D.

Dr. George W. Byram, III recently joined the Highland Clinic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine team. He completed his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at the University of Arkansas for the Medical Sciences in 2017, and previously aided in the treatment of athletes in Mississippi and at the Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine. Dr. Byram has specialty training in arthroscopic surgery of the knee, elbow and shoulder, as well as treatment of sports injuries in athletes of all ages.

Gonzalo Alvarez del Real, MD, FAAAAI, FACAAI


Dr Alvarez completed his Allergy & Immunology Fellowship at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland Ohio where he conducted research in Penicillin Allergy. He served the Veteran Community in Oklahoma City where he founded and directed The Allergy Clinic at The VA Medical Center.He is certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology and is active in the American Academy and the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. He treats patients of all ages with allergies, including allergic rhinitis, recurrent sinus infections, asthma, contact dermatitis, eczema, food allergy, urticaria (hives), angiodema (swelling), medication allergies and venom allergy (fire ant and flying insects). He is fluent in Spanish, French and English.

Binod Pokhrel, M.D.


Binod Pokhrel, M.D., completed fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism from LSU Shreveport in 2018. Dr. Pokhrel received specialty training to perform thyroid biopsy, insulin pump management, and management of gender identity disorder along with other common hormonal disorders.

Jessica Smith, MSN, APRN, FNP

Jessica provides comprehensive health care for individuals across the lifespan, including, but not limited to performing wellness exams and pre-operative physicals, treating acute medical problems and managing chronic stable diseases. She also provides patient education involving life style change recommendations.

She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners..

Dr. E.B. Robinson

Dr. Robinson was born and raised in Homer, Louisiana and has specialized in general obstetrics and gynecology for over 30 years. He now performs gynecologic services for all ages from adolescence to menopause and focuses on preventative medicine for women of all ages. Dr. Robinson provides well-woman care, pre-conceptual counseling, cervical cancer prevention - HPV, treatment for perimenopause through menopause, and osteoporosis. Dr. Robinson practices gynecology and can see an obstetric patient until their 12th week of pregnancy..

Dr. Russell D. Burlison

Dr. Burlison is a native of North Louisiana. He grew up in Shreveport, Louisiana. With four children of his own, Dr. Burlison is very familiar with the common day to day challenges of life. He understands and communicates openly with the female patient promoting a balance of healthy lifestyle with the busy schedules of today’s women.

Ashli Davis, APRN, WHNP-BC

Ashli Davis is a women’s health nurse practitioner that focuses on health promotion and health maintenance. She specializes in spending time with her patients educating and elaborating on each individual’s health status as well as how each patient can improve her health.

Dr. Mansi Shah

Dr. Shah specializes in rheumatological disorders such as, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus, scleroderma, and psoriatic arthritis among other diseases.  Dr. Shah is married to Dr. Amber Shah, who is a Cardiologist in Shreveport.  She has two daughters.

Dr. Sarah Scotto

Dr. Scotto is a native of Mansfield, Louisiana and graduated from Mansfield High School in 2002. She joined Highland Clinic in July 2015. Dr. Scotto's practice covers the full spectrum of women's health services including annual exams, abnormal pap management and treatments, preconceptual counseling, routine and high risk prenatal care, birth control, sterilization, gynecologic problem management, hysterectomy, risk reducing oophorectomies, sexual disease diagnosis and management, pelvic organ prolapse management and surgeries. Dr. Scotto is committed to upholding the highest and most up to date medical standards in patient treatment and surgical care. Dr. Scotto's personal goal is to help her patients embrace their own female health and looks forward to being a life long resource for her patients.

Dr. James Barnes

Dr. James R. Barnes joined Highland Clinic in June 2015.  Dr. Barnes specializes in Bariatric Surgery and is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.  He is affiliated with the American Medical Association, Louisiana State Medical Society, and the American Society for Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence.

Dr. Barnes completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Arkansas.  The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is where he completed his medical education, internship and general surgery residency.

Highland Clinic

Main Campus

1455 East Bert Kouns
Shreveport, Louisiana

Main 318-798-4500 

Physician Referral 318-798-4643

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