D.S. Family Medicine

About Us

D.S. Family Medicine

About Us

Our Mission

Dr. Szczepanski and her team are on a mission to change the face of medicine and believe that the future of healthcare is not only found in a prescription bottle.  Where science alone falls short, the art of medicine effortlessly fills in the gaps by providing true individualized “whole-person” care; ultimately placing the highest value on the patient-doctor relationship.  This philosophy is truly what defines and sets apart the practice at DS Family Medicine.  

Our Approach

Dr. Szczepanski’s staff numbers more than 20 – her second family, and now she is excited to announce the addition of her new physicians, Dr. Catherine Fussell and Dr. Meghan Gaddis!  Together they offer DS 360 CARE…to be all encompassing, where they not only treat your acute conditions, but moreover focus on preventative strategies to help you live healthy longer!  DS 360 Care gives patients the opportunity to be a part of the comprehensive progressive care that is foundational to the mission of DS Family Medicine.  

“The goal of all my endeavors is to meet each patient in their personal journey by ultimately providing a unique look into their individual needs with regard to understanding how their body is made; and to provide a place where they feel supported and cared for as family—one patient, one plan at a time.” – Dr. Devan Sczcepanski

Our Team

Devan Szczepanski, MD, MS

Dr. Devan Szczepanski grew up in the land of Cajun Country … Lafayette, Louisiana. She attended Louisiana State University Honors College and Graduate College in Baton Rouge and subsequently completed her medical training at Louisiana State University health sciences center in New Orleans, Louisiana. She was a member of the rural scholars program dedicated to improving primary care in Louisiana.

She completed residency through Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center – Lafayette family medicine residency program and became a Board Certified Family Medicine Physician in April 2014. Upon graduating, She and her family moved to Covington where she has been practicing primary care since that time. In June of 2016, she was excited to finally open her own private practice where she has dedicated herself to providing individualized comprehensive care to each of her patients.

Catherine Fussell, MD

Dr. Catherine Fussell, a south Louisiana native, was born and raised in LaPlace, Louisiana. Through her own health journey and exposure to her grandfather’s family practice, she became interested in a career in medicine. Dr. Fussell received her undergraduate degree from Rhodes College in Memphis, TN. She then returned home to complete her medical education at LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans. There, Dr. Fussell was a recipient of the Patrick Taylor Foundation scholarship for primary care. Dr. Fussell completed her residency at LSU Rural Family Medicine Residency in Bogalusa, LA where she served as chief resident. She and her husband Brad, a native of Covington, recently became parents to a baby girl.
Dr. Fussell is dedicated to creating individualized treatment for her patients to improve disease outcomes and ultimately enhance quality of life. She is excited to relocate to Covington, LA, and to join Dr. Sczepanski at DS Family Medicine.