Woman’s Hospital Adds Providers Dr. Becnel and Dr. Forgey

Dr. Becnel is a board-certified physician with more than five years of experience in the outpatient clinical setting. She will work alongside Dr. Katherine Whittaker in the Woman’s Metabolic Health Clinic to treat women with certain metabolic conditions such as insulin resistance, hyperinsulinism, polycystic ovarian syndrome and prediabetes.

A graduate of St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies, Dr. Becnel specializes in primary care for women. She spent her residency at Baton Rouge General from 2015-2018 before going to Ochsner Health in Baton Rouge as a Family Medicine Physician.

Dr. Forgey has more than three decades of psychiatric experience and is board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of adults with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, insomnia, anger problems, schizophrenia and addiction. Before coming to Woman’s, Dr. Forgey worked at the private practice, Psychiatry Associates of Baton Rouge, which he founded in 2001 with Dr. Flechas. He served as Medical Director at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital Senior Acute Psychiatric Unit and subsequently at Jefferson Oaks Behavior Health.

Dr. Forgey is a graduate of LSU Medical School in New Orleans and completed his residency at the Alton Ochsner Psychiatry training program.  He joins Dr. Flechas and the team at Woman’s Behavioral Health Clinic.

About Woman’s Hospital

Woman’s is a specialty hospital for women and infants located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Since opening in 1968, it has welcomed more than 375,000 babies, making it one of the largest delivery services in the country and the largest in Louisiana. Additionally, Woman’s operates a level III-S neonatal intensive care unit; this designation allows them to care for infants who are extremely premature, are critically ill or require surgical intervention. The hospital is also recognized for its expertise in mammography as well as breast and gynecologic cancer care. As a private, nonprofit organization, all funds are reinvested into the hospital to continue Woman’s mission to improve the health of women and infants through the latest technology, a highly qualified staff and critical community programs and services.