Dr. Beene graduated from high school in Crossett, Ark., and then attended college in Arkansas before earning his degree in LSU Shreveport. He remained in Shreveport for medical training, graduating from LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport. Following that, he served an internship and residency at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Physicians and Surgeons.
He began his private practice of internal medicine in Monroe where he also served as secretary and treasurer of Monroe Heart and Internal Medicine Associates and later served as president and CEO of that group. He also served as codirector of the Northeast Diabetic Treatment Centers of America in West Monroe.
Dr. Beene and his wife, Karen (also a physician), are parents of two daughters.