Meet Our Professional Team Of Physicians

Dr. Chesnut

Alain L. E. Chesnut, M.D.

Alain L. E. Chesnut, M.D.

Alain Chesnut was born in November 1972, in the city of Norman, Oklahoma. During early childhood, his father worked in the oil industry and moved the family overseas. They lived in Europe, Africa and South America finally settling in South Louisiana. Alain started his education in Houma, LA at Acadian Elementary School. Due to the ever-changing economy the family moved again to Lake Charles, LA where they lived for several more years. It wasn’t until entering middle school that life would bring them back to Houma. Alain Chesnut attended Houma Jr. High and later graduated from Terrebonne High School. Early in high school fostered by a deep love for people and the intricacies of science he planned to pursue the study of Medicine. He attended Nicholls State University and later transferred to The University of Southwestern LA in Lafayette where he attained a Bachelors of Science in Biology.

The study of Medicine was put on hold. He met and married his wife Stacey. Initially, he worked as an oilfield service technician, ever the nomad, working on several rigs throughout the Gulf.

The young couple moved back to Houma and Alain spent ten years working locally with his wife’s family business Antique Brick, learning the ropes of the building industry while selling bricks. They had three children along the way. At the age of 35, following the sale of the family business, a dormant dream resurfaced fueled by passion and courage. The Chesnut family left their home in Houma to live and study Medicine abroad. A fourth child was born and the family was complete.

Four rigorous years of Medical school passed. The third and fourth years of clinical training were spent back in Houma at Leonard J Chabert, a true blessing. This was followed by three years of postgraduate medical training in Internal Medicine at Leonard J Chabert where the dream became a reality. At long last, with constant support from a loving wife and children friends and family, the boyhood dreams to take care of the needy and make a positive impact in people’s life was realized. He became Dr. Alain Chesnut, ready to provide care to his family, friends and community in the Heart of South Louisiana.

Dr. Wade

Craig Wade, M.D.

Craig Wade, M.D.

Craig Wade, M.D., a Mississippi native, received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Southern Mississippi. His medical career began in the field of nursing from 1997-2006 in Mississippi and California while serving in various supervisory capacities in critical care and the emergency department.

Always having a stronger calling for medicine and a desire to help patients, Dr. Wade decided to pursue is doctor of medicine degree. Therefore, the Wade family left their home in Mississippi to live and study medicine abroad at Ross University School of Medicine. Completing medical school in 2011, Dr. Wade then completed his Internal Medicine residency training with Louisiana State University at Leonard J Chabert Medical Center from 2011-2014. Upon completion of training the Wade family became rooted in the community and decided to call Houma their permanent home. Dr. Wade joined the TGMC active medical staff in 2014.

Dr. Wade is a loving husband and father of three children. He enjoys good music, golf, tennis, fishing, college and NFL football, church activities, mountain biking and riding in Mardi Gras parades. A sports enthusiast, he played on a two-time championship flag football team while in medical school.

He is a member of the American College of Physicians, American Medical Student Association, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Ross Christian Fellowship and Ross Emergency Medical Services.


Julie Rhodes, RN, MSN, APRN

Julie Rhodes, RN, MSN, APRN

Julie Rhodes, RN, MSN, APRN, received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Nicholls State University. She earned a Master of Science in Nursing, specializing as a family nurse practitioner, from Loyola University in New Orleans.

Julie’s background is extensive and includes working as a clinical instructor at Nicholls State University and treating patients at Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC) since 1986. During her three decade long career at TGMC, Julie has worked in several departments caring for patients with different degrees of healthcare challenges.

At Internal Medicine Specialists, Julie works as a nurse practitioner with the internal medicine physicians, Dr. Alain Chesnut and Dr. Craig Wade. She manages the diagnoses and treatment of patients, and proudly treats each patient with compassion and commitment.

Julie is a certified Nurse Practitioner by the American Academy of Family Practice Nurse Practitioners. She belongs to numerous credible organizations and holds honors by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners, and Nicholls State University Hall of Fame.

In her spare time, Julie also owns and operates the Houma boutique, Gift’s Tis the Season at Bella Cosa. Her passion to the community is endless. She regularly participates in programs at St. Francis de Sales Church and is an active member of the Krewe of Hyacinthians Carnival Club.

Adam Arceneaux, M.D.

Adam Arceneaux, M.D.

Adam Arceneaux, M.D.

Adam Arceneaux, MD, is originally from Convent, LA. He attended Centenary College in Shreveport, LA earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. In 2014, he received his medical doctorate at Ross University School of Medicine.

While in medical school, Dr. Arceneaux married his high school sweetheart, Whitney, and moved to Metairie, LA while his wife finished her degree at LSU Dental School for Dental Hygiene.

He then completed a three year residency program at Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center in Houma focusing on Internal Medicine. Dr. Arceneaux enjoyed Houma, especially the members of the community, and is proud to plant his roots here.

Dr. Arceneaux is certified by the ACLS and ISI Open School for Health Professions. He served as a member of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and Alpha Epsilon Delta and is a current member of the American College of Physicians.

Dr. Arceneaux and his wife have one daughter, Savannah and two dogs, Buttercup and Beignet. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family and friends and playing golf. He and his wife, self-proclaimed animal-lovers, are committed to helping animal shelters and animals in need.

Dr. Arceneaux is looking forward to meeting and treating the Southeast Louisiana community.