Kevin Thomas Schlamp 

Published 5:00 am Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Kevin Thomas Schlamp MD was born on Nov. 25, 1955, to Violet and Donald in Calgary, Ontario, Canada.  He was able to live out his dream of being a doctor.  

Dr. Schlamp graduated from medical school from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.  He completed his Family Medicine residency at Plains Health Centre, Regina Saskatchewan, as well as, an assistant clinical professor.  Dr. Schlamp, better known as “Doc,” began his medical journey as an emergency room physician while in Canada.  He moved to Sulphur in 1994 to open his private practice until the time of his death.  He was proud of his Canadian and American citizenship. To emphasize that, he loved being out in cold weather in shorts.

Dr. Schlamp dedicated his life to healing others. He often prophetically joked that he would only stop being a doctor when they put the toe tag on him. Dr. Schlamp was a medical director of Hackberry Rural Health, Vinton Rural Health, and Holly Hill Nursing Home.  He served as the West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital president of medical staff, Medical Director, and Chief of Staff of Cornerstone Hospital. Dr. Schlamp served as Assistant Clinic Preceptor for Tulane University.  He was a member of the American Board of Family Practice and a Certified Wound Care Specialist. He was also dedicated to the community and was always willing to do the exams of Sulphur football and wrestling teams. He was a generous doctor, often doing work pro bono or working late to ensure the best possible care for his patients. 

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Dedicated to his values, Dr. Schlamp recited his motto often “tell the truth, work hard, and love your family.” He lived by those words and took great pride in his family. Dr. Schlamp was a man of habit and simple comforts. He loved getting the same coffee every day, having grilled cheese sandwiches, relaxing in his recliner, and hiking. An avid reader and collector, Dr. Schlamp loved delving into history, philosophy, and art. 

Left to cherish his memories are his wife, Bridget; five children, Brooklyn (Connor), Lexi (Alastair), Angelina (Dylan), Griffin (Lauren), and Jacqueline, and two grandchildren, Aceton and Gabby.

He was predeceased by his parents and his sister, Susan.

Visitation will be on Thursday, March 7, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.  A memorial service will be held at Johnson and Robison Funeral Home on Friday, March 8, 2024, at 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: Doctors Without Borders and One Tree Planted.

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