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 (DHC) is a physician specialist practice consisting of 3 Thibodaux gastroenterologists. People with complicated conditions
often benefit from being treated by a specialist 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. He and his wife Christa have three sons: Taft, Scott, and Matthew.
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.