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Michael Peebles, MD
Senior Vice President, Group Medical Officer

Dr. Michael Peebles received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA. He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Louisiana State University Charity Hospital in New Orleans, LA, receiving Chief Resident and the Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association Clinical Excellence Award.

Leading into his role as Senior Vice President and Group Medical Officer, Dr. Peebles served as the Regional Medical Officer for Lafayette General Health System and Emergency Medicine Medical Director for Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) in Lafayette, LA.

While serving as Regional Medical Officer, Dr. Peebles created a Physician Leadership Council, to include 10 hospitals, with 18 Emergency Medicine and Hospital Medicine Medical Directors and 5 Lead Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants for the health system, to make transitions of care seamless for both patients and clinicians. 

Under his Medical Director leadership, the LGMC Emergency Department grew from 24 beds to 47 beds, adding at least 1,300 more patients a month, and achieved certification as a Level II Trauma Center. Dr. Peebles’ dedication to bettering healthcare earned him the SCP Health Excellence in Leadership Award in 2017.