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Doctors don’t just make you well – they strive to keep you from getting sick in the first place. The goal of the Ochsner Primary Care team is to be there for you when you’re under the weather, and to help you be the healthiest you the rest of the time.
Why Ochsner for Primary Care?
Top Doctors. More Coordination. Better Resources.
One huge advantage of having a primary care doctor at Ochsner is our electronic medical record. Wherever you go in the Ochsner network, your medical history goes with you and is accessible by specialists, urgent cares and ERs all across the Gulf South. With our technology, diagnoses can be made more quickly, and there is a better chance that the team is making the right decision.
Ochsner is better connected and has better tools. That can mean the difference between life and death.
Your Primary Care Team
Ochsner is configured as a patient centered medical home model, and is committed to providing patients with comprehensive medical care at a higher quality and lower cost. Your dedicated medical team includes your primary care physician, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, medical assistants, diabetic educators, dietitians, pharmacists and care coordinators.
We also have social workers on staff who can set up home health services, get you the home equipment you need, find you a support group, if needed, and more.
At Ochsner, your Primary Care team will monitor and track your health over time. We’ll help you lead a healthy lifestyle and watch for issues or changes that need to be addressed. If your doctor determines that more specialized care is needed, we’ll make sure you’ll get it. We’re part of a team that includes more than 90 medical specialties and subspecialties.
Your Ochsner doctors and their team members provide:
- Your annual health checkup (annual wellness exam) and complete physicals
- Treatment of acute conditions
- Coordinated care of chronic conditions
- Seasonal allergy treatment
- Annual flu shots and immunizations
- Health risk assessments
- Same-day, next-day and weekend appointments
- Self-management technology
- Extended hours in most areas
- And more
See a Physician as Early as Today!
Schedule an appointment.
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.
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A Primary Care Primer: What is primary care?
Many people wonder about the difference between the three types of primary physicians: Internal Medicine doctors, Family Medicine physicians and General Pediatricians.
Internal Medicine Physicians typically care for adults 18 years and older. Family Medicine Physicians care for children as well as adults, and General Pediatricians care for babies and children up to18 years of old. All three manage health and wellness and chronic illnesses, and can solve complex diagnostic illnesses.
Find A Doctor
Ochsner On Call
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.