Healthcare with Peace of Mind
At Ochsner, we strive to provide services tailored to the needs of each patient. We carefully assess our patients’ health while helping to enhance their overall well-being awareness. This approach to healthcare through a better understanding of a patient’s lifestyle profile enables us to offer options that can be used to maximize overall health.
A Tradition of International Health Service
For over 50 years, Ochsner has been a major referral center for patients from around the world and particularly from Central and South America. From prenatal to geriatric care, Ochsner offers healthcare for the entire family. The depth and breadth of our medical expertise literally covers every aspect of human illness and disorder regardless of age or gender. This broad capability allows our patients to access an extensive continuum of care that is second to none in the world. Ochsner treats over 4,000 international visitors annually and, while many international patients are seen at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans, Ochsner physicians often travel to remote locations to provide specialized medical care where none exists. Ochsner also has one of the nation’s largest non-university academic programs for intern and residency training. The list of international physicians trained at Ochsner over the past 50 years is substantial. Ochsner Health System has been a bountiful resource and training ground for young doctors who come here to receive the training and experience that will eventually provide medical expertise to the residents of their homeland. Currently, twenty percent of the physicians training at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans are foreign-born.
Service, Convenience and World-Class Treatment
Ochsner’s long history of international service has made this department particularly sensitive to the needs and desires of our international clientele. We are particularly aware of the unique ethnic and cultural needs of the international traveler and every effort is made to anticipate and meet these needs while providing exceptional attention to every detail. The Ochsner staff takes great pride in providing world-class service before, during and after each visit. This level of highly personalized service encourages an atmosphere where every effort is extended to create an environment of comfort and convenience. Personal services are offered seven-days-a-week with on-call capabilities available at any time for emergency situations. A patient coordinator is assigned to each patient to assist in all arrangements including air transportation, lodging, medical appointments and all appropriate tests that may be needed during the patient’s stay. The patient coordinator will help with any and all special considerations that may be needed and can make arrangements should you wish to experience the flavor and excitement of New Orleans during our stay. Ochsner Health System will set the standard for healthcare delivery by providing our patients the best physicians and employees; focusing on the best clinical practices and use of the most advanced technology; while providing a warm and inviting atmosphere conducive to the well-being of our patients. Our commitment to patient care, education, and research will enable us to serve our patients and communities today and in the future.
The diagnosis of a severe condition or illness with limited treatment options can be very frightening. At Ochsner, close collaboration between clinicians and scientists brings medical discoveries from the laboratory to the bedside. Getting a second opinion allows you not only to confirm the diagnosis, but also to get a different perspective on your treatment options. If you have any doubts about the diagnosis, are not happy with the advice or treatment offered, or have questions or concerns regarding the treatment you’re receiving, it is always wise to seek a second opinion. A second opinion will ensure you are fully informed and able to make important decisions regarding your medical care.