Gastroenterologists (GIs) are internal medicine specialists with extensive training in diseases of the digestive tract: the esophagus, stomach,
small intestine, large intestine (colon), liver, gallbladder, and pancreas.
Digestive Health Center, an affiliate of Texas Digestive Disease Consultants, is a specialty practice consisting of 3 Thibodaux gastroenterologists and a certified family nurse practitioner. People with complicated conditions often benefit from being treated by someone who specializes in that field, and who has handled a large number of similar cases.
Charles Monier Jr., MD
Dr. Charles J. Monier Jr. has been practicing gastroenterology in Thibodaux since 1991. He earned his doctorate of medicine at Louisiana State University
School of Medicine in New Orleans and completed his residency in internal medicine at Ochsner Foundation Hospital, New Orleans. He completed his gastroenterology
fellowship at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas.
Dr. Monier's hobbies include food and music. He and his wife Melanie have three children: Chris, Matt, and Megan.
Stephen Duplechain, MD
Dr. Stephen Duplechain joined the Digestive Health Center in 2005. He completed medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New
Orleans, conducted his internal medicine residency at Earl K. Long Medical Center in Baton Rouge and completed his gastroenterology fellowship at Tulane
Medical Center in New Orleans.
Dr. Duplechain enjoys hunting and fishing.
Justin Toups, MD
Dr. Justin Toups, who joined the Digestive Health Center in 2013, holds a doctorate of medicine from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New
Orleans. He completed his internal medicine residency at Earl K. Long Medical Center in Baton Rouge and his gastroenterology fellowship at Tulane Medical
Center in New Orleans.
Dr. Toups is an avid fan of LSU football. He and his wife Stephanie have five children: Paul, Rebecca, William, Elizabeth, and Catherine.
Katie Hebert, FNP-C
Katie Hebert is a Family Nurse Practitioner who joined Digestive Health Center in 2019. She graduated from Nicholls State University in 2004 with a bachelor's degree in nursing. She practiced as a registered nurse for 12 years before she decided to further her career. She returned to Nicholls in 2016 to pursue her master's degree. She completed the master's program in 2018 to become Family Nurse Practitioner. Katie will be working in collaboration with Dr. Monier, Dr. Duplechain, and Dr. Toups.
Katie enjoys outdoor activities with her family. Katie and her husband, Bobby, have two children, Emma and Bryce.