Primary Care

Primary Care

Comprehensive Primary Care Services

At Ochsner LSU Health , we take a comprehensive approach to care for your entire family. From infants to adults and all ages in between, our Primary Care physicians are here to help care for your common cold, meet your health goals, or manage a chronic illness.

Why Choose Ochsner LSU Health?

We are making healthcare easy. One huge advantage of having a primary care doctor at Ochsner LSU Health 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 state. With our technology, diagnoses can be made more quickly, and there is a better chance that the team is making the right decision.

Our primary care centers have the look and feel of a small-group practice and the support, resources and great reputation of the entire Ochsner system. We're proud to be recognized as a best place for primary care in the Shreveport-Bossier area by Locals Love Us.

We are also making it easier to connect you to your doctor at any time with MyOchsner. You can call or message your doctor, schedule appointments, submit refill requests for medication and schedule preventive health reminders to help you stay on track. 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. Review frequently asked questions for Primary Care virtual visits.

At Ochsner LSU Health, 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 70 medical specialties and subspecialties.

We offer a wide range of primary care services, including:

  • Annual wellness exams (health screenings and checkups) and complete physicals
  • Flu shots and other immunizations
  • Health risk assessments
  • Management of chronic conditions
  • Treatment of acute (sudden and/or severe) injuries and issues
  • Diagnosis and management of diseases
  • Seasonal allergy treatment
  • Referral access to specialized care when needed

When specialty care is required, we focus on excellence and coordination. Ochsner LSU Health offers access to a wide variety of subspecialties. Our specialists share their plans with your primary care physician, including detailed visit notes and any orders requested.

As one of our primary care patients, you have access to many types of care for maximum convenience:

Our primary care team, including doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, medical assistants, diabetic educators, dietitians, pharmacists and care coordinators, is here to help you get the care you need. Maintaining a relationship with your primary care doctor is important for both your health and finances, enabling you to:

  • Lower overall health costs through preventative screenings and regular check-ups
  • Partner together to manage chronic conditions
  • Efficiently coordinate care across specialties and offices

Comprehensive care for your entire family: We are your one-stop-shop for your family’s healthcare needs. Our Internal Medicine doctors, Family Medicine physicians, and General Pediatricians all offer comprehensive care for your family members. The difference is in the age of patients they treat:

See a Primary Care Provider for your health screenings as early as today!

Schedule Online

Schedule online directly with one of our primary care providers.

Call Us

View our list of primary care centers and call us to schedule your visit.

Virtual Visits

See your provider virtually in a visit through MyOchsner or get urgent care 24/7 with Ochsner Connected Anywhere. If you are a new patient, your first virtual appointment is at the discretion of the provider. Learn more about virtual visits here.

Ochsner On Call

Our free 24/7 nurse care line, Ochsner On Call, is always available when you have health concerns or need advice on care options. Our specially-trained registered nurses are available to discuss your healthcare concerns, recommend self-care techniques and help you decide if your symptoms require a visit to urgent or emergency care. Call Ochsner On Call, our free 24/7 nurse line at 1-800-231-5257 or 504-842-3155.

Insurance Information

We accept a wide variety of insurance plans, including private, managed care, and government plans such as Medicare and Medicaid. View our full list of accepted payors or call us at 318-654-6760 for more information.

Primary Care

Find a Primary Care Location

Ochsner LSU Health offers multiple primary care locations including neighborhood health centers conveniently located in Shreveport, Bossier and Monroe.

Reese Garner's Primary Care Testimony

Reese Garner, a primary care patient at Ochsner LSU Health, struggled with feeling alone and making friends during the height of COVID-19. After visiting her primary care physician, Dr. Lauren Beal, Reese regained her confidence and happiness.

Our primary care providers are here for not only your physical health but your mental and emotional health, too.

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Ochsner LSU Health - Monroe Medical Center

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Ochsner LSU Health - Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

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Ochsner LSU Health - Health Center, Fern Avenue

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Ochsner LSU Health - Community Health Center, St. Vincent

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Ochsner LSU Health - Health Center, Spring Lake

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Ochsner LSU Health - Viking Drive

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Ochsner LSU Health - Monroe Community Health Center

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