Maria M. Doucet, M.D.
Dr. Doucet is a board certified Otolaryngologist, Head and Neck Surgeon. She is a member of the Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgeons This surgical specialty certifies her to practice Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology, Otology, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive surgery, and Head and Neck Surgery.
Training and education began with a B.A. Degree from California State University at Long Beach, California in 1990. Dr. Doucet attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine and graduated in 1994. Her general surgery internship was completed at Orange County Medical Center in Orange, California.
Dr. Doucet moved home to New Orleans to obtain specialization in a Head and Neck Surgery residency program. She graduated from Louisiana State University, Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery in 1990. Dr. Doucet opened her office as a solo practitioner in Lafayette, Louisiana in 1999.
Her practice has evolved to include Acadiana Allergy Center and Lafayette Hearing & Balance Center, offering a full spectrum of head and neck services in one location. Dr. Doucet’s cosmetic practice includes facial plastic surgical procedures including Blepharoplasty, Brow Lifts, Rhinoplasty, and Otoplasty to name a few. She also specializes in non surgical facial rejuvenation such as Botox, Sculptra, Juvéderm and Restylane.
Dr. Doucet is a member of the Louisiana State Medical Society, Lafayette Parish Medical Society, Acadiana Pediatrics Society and fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy. Dr. Doucet has written articles and reviews for her Academy for the continuing education of Head and Neck surgeons nationwide and is a Clinical Assistant Professor for LSU Health Science Center. She has also been invited to be a guest lecturer in the community and has published reviews for the American Academy of Otolaryngology. She recently co-authored a book, “Sleep Apnea and Snoring: Surgical and Non-Surgical Therapy”, on Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
Committed to the community involvement, Dr. Doucet actively participates in charity events and sponsorships throughout Lafayette. She has served on the Board of Directors for The Natural History and Museum, CME of Acadiana, Physician Advisory Teams, and serves on numerous hospital committees and boards. Dr. Doucet served as secretary of the Lafayette Parish Medical Society in 2012, served as the Vice-President of our Parish medical Society in 2013, and served as the President of the Lafayette Parish Medical Society in 2014. She has been recognized as “Faces to Watch” in 2001 for her leadership efforts in the Lafayette community. She served on the Chamber of Commerce in 2007 as Leadership Lafayette Class 20. Dr. Doucet resides in Lafayette with her husband, Nicholas Doucet and is the mother of 3 children.
Calli Dugas, Au.D.
Calli Dugas, Au.D. was born and raised in Cecilia, LA and is a proud south Louisianan. Dr. Dugas practices audiology at Lafayette Hearing and Balance Center inside the office Dr. Maria Doucet. She provides the following services: diagnostic audiology testing for adults and children, hearing aids and assistive technology for adults, tinnitus assessment, hearing conservation for adults and children, auditory rehabilitation, diagnostic vestibular testing, and treatment of dizzy patients.
Dr. Dugas is licensed by the Louisiana Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders from Louisiana State University in 2012 and her Doctorate in Audiology from the University of Memphis in 2017. Dr. Dugas completed a year-long Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) traineeship at the University of Tennessee Boling Center for Developmental Disorders and was awarded the Marion G. Evans award based on clinical and academic excellence.
Dr. Dugas joined the Lafayette Hearing and Balance Center in 2017.
Heather H. Gonsoulin, BS, MBA
Heather Gonsoulin earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Health Information Management at the University of Southwestern Louisiana in 1995. She earned a Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Healthcare Administration in 2008, also from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Heather spent three years as a Health Record Analyst with Dauterive Hospital in New Iberia. During this period she was instrumental in the HCA 4 hospital market conversion to Meditech. She then spent 18 years working for the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in various capacities. She regularly attends continuing education courses to ensure the Practice is kept current with the always changing healthcare environment. Heather is also a graduate of Leadership Iberia Class 18.
Sharon Clostio, LPN
Sharon Clostio is a licensed practical nurse. Sharon obtained her LPN license in 1984 from Gulf Area Vocational-Technical School in Abbeville, Louisiana. She joined our practice in 2005 and has been trained in Intradermal Dilution Testing (IDT) for allergies. As head of the allergy department, she performs testing, mixing, allergy shots and education on sublingual immunotherapy. She attends continuing medical education courses with the American Academy of Otolarynic Allergy. Sharon is active in the community and participates in social and charitable events.