About Acorn to Oak

Dr. Latiolais moved his practice to Bossier City from Highland Clinic in Shreveport when Willis Knighton built WK Bossier Health Center in 1996. He had a general pediatric practice at Highland Clinic from 1986 to 1996 and was at WK Bossier location for over twelve years. He is currently practicing at his office in Haughton one mile east of Louisiana Downs at 1025 Highway 80 East (Oak Thicket Shopping Center).

Cassie Maxwell, with her Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner degree, joined the team headed by Dr. Latiolais in 2008.

We provide global services for your child including physical, behavioral and preventative care.  We provide the latest vaccines including Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) for your son or daughter 9 years of age and older, Menactra for meningococcal meningitis for all children 11 years of age and older, influenza vaccine for children 6 months of age and older and the intranasal Flumist (nose spray) for children 2 years and older.


Cassie Maxwell, CPNP
Nurse Practitioner

Cassie Maxwell has been a pediatric nurse since 1998, and became a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in 2007. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas at Arlington and a Master of Science in Nursing from Northwestern State University.

While living in Texas, she was employed as a Registered Nurse at Baylor Medical Center and at Cook Children’s Hospital. As a native of Shreveport, she ultimately returned to the area and loves being back home, living close to her family, and raising her children here. Cassie joined Dr. Latiolais’s professional team as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in 2008.

She is married to Tracy Maxwell and has two sons, Cade and Trey, who both play baseball. Cassie spends most of her spare time at the baseball fields, but also enjoys running and spending time with family.

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Dawn Russell

Dawn has been a Licensed Practical Nurse since 1992, and has worked with Dr. Latiolais for over six years. She believes in lifelong learning and recently attended ACRP and BPCC to further her education.  Dawn is a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator for ACC Pediatric Research.

She loves her job, has three children, and recently became a “Nana” for the first time to a baby girl. “Do what you love; Love what you do!” is Dawn’s motto for life. Her favorite bible verse is Philippians 4:13: I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.”


Laura Osbon
Certified MA

Laura has been on the Acorn to Oak pediatric team for three years. She has an Associate Degree in Applied Science from Bossier Parish Community College.

She was born in Laplace, LA and has lived in Haughton, LA for 15 years. Laura is married and has three children, two dogs and one cat. “I love helping the babies and working with everyone in our office,” said Laura.


Darla Scroggins
Insurance and Billing Office

Darla is a native of Little Rock, AR and has lived in Bossier City since 1997. She began working with Dr. Latiolais in 2001 and is the talented artist who painted the murals on the walls in the exam rooms.  “I love seeing the children’s faces light up when they see the murals,” said Darla.

She has eight children and nine grandchildren. Darla also has three pets including two very spoiled male Maltese dogs (Toby and Sir Bobo) and a white rabbit (Mr. Watson).  In her spare time, Darla likes to take pictures of her grandchildren, go fishing, and travel.

“I enjoy working for Acorn to Oak because it’s like my second home,” said Darla. “We are all family here. I am often the first and the last person families see during their visit to Acorn to Oak.  I have watched some patients grow up from newborns. I especially love greeting new moms and their babies.”


Heather Odom

Heather grew up in Shreveport.  She is married to “her best friend” and has an 18-month-old son that “is her world.” 

“I enjoy working at Acorn to Oak because as a whole everyone on staff is one big family,” said Heather. “They are encouraging and uplifting to work with, and they are always willing answer my new mom questions. We keep each other laughing throughout the day, which makes the days go by very quickly! As a mom with a young son, I have also seen the office from a patient point of view. I would have to say that I have never been treated as well at any other doctor’s office as I have here. They are always willing to answer any of my questions, and they get my son on the schedule to be seen very quickly when he is sick or I have concerns. A happy mommy is a happy family!” 

Kiba Howard and Crystal Baldwin-Medical Assistants  

Patient Room Murals