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Thomas A. Planchard, M.D.

The first impression most patients have of Dr. Tom Planchard is that he genuinely likes people and thoroughly enjoys his work helping them improve their vision. They quickly learn how good he is at listening – and at addressing their concerns and answering their questions. They come to appreciate his deep attention to detail, and his skills.

 All of these attributes reflect both the   dedication and confidence of a seasoned   physician-surgeon in his prime.

 “It’s not about doing `good enough`,” Dr.   Tom Planchard says. “I want the best   possible outcome for every individual   patient.

 “We pride ourselves on being leaders in     the latest technology. We’ve done over 25,000 cataract and refractive eye surgeries. But every patient is unique and getting the best results begins with   holding to that fact as our guiding philosophy. 

“That’s why we take the extra time to understand and painstakingly diagnose each patient’s very specific condition and needs. That’s why we emphasize the latest equipment and the most precise, reliable techniques for diagnostics – as well as for the actual procedures.

“Vision is precious – and when patients place their confidence in us, we give every single one our very best.”

Jesuit High School New Orleans class of 1967

Tulane University School of Engineering BSE(E) class of 1971

Tulane School of Medicine class of 1975

Ochsner Foundation Hospital surgical internship 1975-1976

Ochsner Foundation Hospital residency 1976-1979

USAF Barksdale Hospital Chief of Ophthalmology 1979-1981

Private Practice 1981-Present

Bossier Medical Center 1981-2000

Founding Father of Willis Knighton Bossier 1996-Present

Born in New Orleans, Louisiana 1950

8th generation Louisianan

Married to Nancy Planchard 1974-2011 (her death)

Four children:

Lawrence Planchard, B.S.Ch.E., M.D.1976-2007 (his death)

Brian Planchard, M.S., M.D. born 1980

Jeffrey Planchard, M.B.A., M.D. born 1985

Emily Planchard, M.S. born 1987

Married to Irene Scaltsas, M.D. 2016-Present

Her children:

Christina Reynolds, M.D. born 1984

Alexia Persson, M.A. born 1986

Matthew Persson born 1987



Phacoemulsification with Lensex assistance

Phacoemulsification with Zeiss Myloop

Single Vision Lenses – no extra charge

Tecnis lenses by AMO and Alcon

Multifocal lenses:


Tecnis Multifocal

Alcon PanOptix

Cataract and Glaucoma

Phacoemulsification with istent inject



Ahmed Valve


Micropulse Laser

Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty


Entropion procedures

Ectropion procedures

Upper Lid Blepharoplasty

Small tumor resection

Corneal Transplants

Penetrating Keratectomy



Medical Retina

Avastin injections

Pan Retinal Photocoagulation

Laser Focal Macula Treatment

Founding Father of Willis Knighton Bossier

First privately owned laser for laser vision correction in the ArkLaTex 2001

First custom laser for laser vision correction in the ArkLaTex 2003

First blade free Laser Vision Correction with femtosecond laser in the ArkLaTex 2004

First DSEK in Bossier City 2007

First Wavelight laser for laser vision correction in the ArkLaTex 2008

Electronic Medical Records 2009

First DMEK in 2013 by Dr. Brian Planchard, now performed by Dr. Thomas Planchard

First Extended Depth Of Field intraocular lens in the ArkLaTex in 2016

First Alcon Wavelight EX500 and FS200 laser suite for laser vision correction in the ArkLaTex 2014

First Istent Inject in Bossier City

First use of Micropulse Laser for Glaucoma treatment in Bossier City