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Donald G. Hoppe, Psy.D.
Clinical Psychologist

Donald G. Hoppe, Psy.D., is a licenced psychologist who has practiced clinical and forensic psychology in Baton Rouge for 30 years. He did his undergraduate work at the University of New Orleans, and completed his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Baylor University, an Internship at Johns Hopkins, and a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital.

Dr. Hoppe has extensive experience working with adults, adolescents, children, and families. He has given numerous presentations on bullying, cyber-bullying and bullying prevention to parent groups, churches, and public private and parochial schools including the East Baton Rouge Parish Guidance Counselors.

Dr. Hoppe’s national presentations include a workshop on preventing Religious Bullying at the annual General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association; and LGBT bullying, at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force’s annual meeting.

He has been qualified as an expert in family, civil, and criminal courts in both Louisiana and Mississippi.

Dr.Hoppe is listed in the National Directory of Health Service Providers in Psychology, and is a Fellow of the American College of Forensic Examiners. He is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Louisiana Psychological Association, and is a past-president of the Baton Rouge Area Society of Psychologists.

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01/17 - Healthy New Year!

What is the best approach to shedding pounds in a state where cuisine is part of its culture?

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January heralds the beginning of a New Year and for many, a resolution to practice a healthier lifestyle. According to the 13th annual State of Obesity report, Louisiana now has the highest rate of adult obesity in the country.

So, what is the best approach to shedding pounds in a state where cuisine is part of its culture? Which diet is the most effective for losing weight? What weight loss surgeries are available and how safe are they? And what role does exercise play in the health equation? Louisiana Public Square searches for answers on “Healthy New Year!” Wednesday, January 25 at 7pm on LPB HD and in New Orleans on WLAE. (Recording Tuesday, January 24)

Do you have a story of weight loss challenges and success that you want to share? Be a part of our audience when we record “Healthy New Year!” on Tuesday, January 24 at 7 p.m. at LPB. Email your contact information to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Seating is limited, so reply soon!




Our panelists are:
• Drake Bellanger, M.D., Weight Loss Surgical Centers of Louisiana
• Catherine Champagne, Ph.D. , Pennington Biomedical Research Center
• Stephanie Elwood, Southern University AgCenter
• Rudy Macklin, Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness & Sports


LPB CEO, Beth Courtney and family physician and author, Dr. Rani Whitfield, moderate the discussion.


Louisiana Public Square can also be heard on public radio stations WRKF in Baton Rouge; Red River Radio in Shreveport and Monroe; and WWNO in New Orleans. Check the station websites for schedules.



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