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You have a brilliant cardiologist. An amazing allergist. A great doctor for your back. But who’s looking at the big picture? Who’s looking at the whole you? That’s where an Ochsner internal medicine physician or internist comes in.

An Internal Medicine doctor is a primary care physician who specialize in preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases that affect adults 18 years of age and older. Ochsner is home to some of the most talented internists in the region – men and women who dedicate their lives to treating the whole person. At Ochsner, we work to build relationships with our patients – relationship that will last for years. You don’t just see us when you’re sick. You see us to stay well.

At Ochsner Health, your detailed medical history goes with you and is accessible by our specialists, urgent cares, ERs and hospitals across the Gulf South. This decreases redundant studies, improves communication between providers and streamlines your care, which leads to improvements in your health outcomes as well as your cost of care.

Our internal medicine specialists are experts at understanding your complete health information, recognizing patterns and diagnosing and treating complex medical issues. Our excellent internal medicine physicians, combined with our advanced technology provides some of the best medical care for adults in the region.

Additionally, our Internal Medicine physicians and their support teams are accessible through the MyOchsner app for non urgent medical issues. This allows you to message your doctor, schedule appointments, submit refill requests for medication whenever it is convenient for you. You can also receive preventive health reminders to help you stay on track with regular mammograms, vaccinations and more. MyOchsner also allows you to view your results and connect your family to your records and treatment team.

Connecting to care online has never been easier. You can now schedule virtual visits through your MyOchsner portal to meet with your physician for various issues that do not require an in-person visit.

  • Solving complex diagnostic problems
  • Managing chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol.
  • Teaching our patients about wellness and disease prevention
  • Providing urgent care in select locations
  • Scheduling, reviewing and interpreting diagnostic tests
  • Coordinating other medical specialists, as needed and consulting on your general care
  • Overseeing hospital and emergency room follow-up care
  • Recommending adult preventive health screenings
  • Facilitating electronic medical records, allowing for the most consistent patient care
  • Providing prescription refills and pharmaceutical consults

See an Internist as Early as Today!


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Contact Ochsner On Call to make an appointment or speak with an RN, 24/7, at 800-231-5257.

Or give us a call at 866-624-7637 to schedule an appointment.

Come In

Find a health center offering extended hours, primary care or urgent care on this list.

Virtual Visits

See your provider virtually in a visit through MyOchsner or get urgent care 24/7 with Ochsner Connected Anywhere. Click here to learn more.

We provide coordinated care to help you reach your specific healthcare goals. Teams in your area may include:

  • Digital health programs, which focus on practical home management of your chronic medical conditions such as hypertension or diabetes.
  • Behavioral Health virtual or in-person access to counselors or psychiatry providers for therapy or medication management for those dealing with depression, anxiety or other behavioral healthy challenges.
  • Diabetes support, including diabetes education, medication training and nutrition
  • Clinical Care Coordinators who provide preventative medicine outreach to patients for upcoming or overdue preventative screenings, such as colonoscopies, mammograms, vaccinations or disease specific labs.
  • Medical fitness referrals from your provider to an Ochsner Fitness Center for nutrition, fitness and exercise planning.
  • Weight loss management through various providers who specialize in either medical or surgical weight loss options.

Not sure you need to go to the doctor? Ochsner On Call is a special service that provides health education and advisory services 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling 1-800-231-5257. Registered nurses are waiting on the line to discuss your healthcare concerns and help determine if your symptoms require a visit to a physician or a trip to the emergency room.

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Internal Medicine Locations

Ochsner Health Center - Welsh
107 Elm St
Welsh, La 70591
  • Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Ochsner University Hospital & Clinics
2390 West Congress St.
Lafayette, LA 70506
Singing River Medical Clinic - Gulfport at Community Road
15190 Community Road , Suite 220
Gulfport, MS 39503
  • Mon – Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Ochsner Health Center - Elmwood
1201 South Clearview Parkway , Building B
New Orleans, LA 70121
  • Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Ochsner CHRISTUS Health Center - St. Patrick
401 Dr. Michael Debakey Drive , 1st Floor
Lake Charles, LA 70601
  • Mon – Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Ochsner CHRISTUS Health Center - Tybee Lane
1960 Tybee Lane
Lake Charles, LA 70605
  • Mon–Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Ochsner LSU Health - Monroe Medical Center
4864 Jackson St.
Monroe, LA 71202
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport - Academic Medical Center
1541 Kings Highway
Shreveport, LA 71103
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner Medical Center - Hancock
149 Drinkwater Blvd.
Bay St. Louis, MS 39520
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner Center for Primary Care and Wellness
1401 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA 70121
  • Mon–Fri: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sat: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Ochsner Health Center - Baptist Napoleon Medical Plaza
2820 Napoleon Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70115
  • Monday – Thursday: 6 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Friday: 6 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Therapy & Wellness: Mon – Fri: 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Ochsner Health Center - West Bank
120 Ochsner Blvd.
Gretna, LA 70056
  • Mon–Fri: 6 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Ochsner Medical Center - North Shore
100 Medical Center Drive
Slidell, LA 70461
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner Health Center - Belle Chasse
7772 Louisiana 23
Belle Chasse, LA 70037
  • Mon–Fri: 6 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Ochsner Family Doctor Clinic - Mathews
111 Acadia Park Drive
Raceland, LA 70394
  • Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Ochsner Health Center - Raceland
106 Cypress St.
Raceland, LA 70394
  • Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Ochsner Health Center - Lockport
1015 Crescent Ave.
Lockport, LA 70374
  • Monday – Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Ochsner Health Center - Lapalco
4225 Lapalco Blvd.
Marrero, LA 70072
  • Mon–Fri: 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Ochsner Health Center - Driftwood
2120 Driftwood Blvd.
Kenner, LA 70065
  • Mon–Fri: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Ochsner Medical Center - West Bank Campus
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA 70056
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner St. Anne Hospital
4608 Highway 1
Raceland, LA 70394
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner Medical Center - Kenner
180 West Esplanade Ave.
Kenner, LA 70065
  • Monday – Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
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