Primary Care

Complete Care to Help You Maintain Good Health

At Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport, we take a comprehensive medical approach to care for your entire family. From infants, children of all ages and young adults to adults, our Primary Care team provides lifestyle management, care for your common cold, management of chronic illnesses and everything in between.

Three Reasons You Need a Primary Care Doctor

Having a primary care doctor is important to both your health and finances. The three top reasons you need to have a primary care doctor are:

  • Regular visits can lower health costs
  • Coordination of care
  • Chronic issue management

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Browse our list of primary care doctors to find the one who’s right for you.

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The entire primary care team — which includes our primary care 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. By living a healthy lifestyle, getting regular exams and addressing any issues that arise with your primary care team, you and your doctor can monitor your health over time and be more aware of when small changes may be signs of larger problems.

If you develop a condition that requires specialized treatment, your primary care doctor can refer you to an Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport specialist. This doctor will have access to your entire medical history through our electronic medical record system, MyChart, to help make the best possible choices about your care.

Experience Convenient, Connected Primary Care

We offer a wide range of primary care services, such as:

  • Annual wellness exams (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

You’ll have many advantages as a patient of one of our primary care doctors, including:

  • Same-day appointments and easy access to appointment scheduling: With multiple providers available, we offer flexible scheduling to accommodate your needs.
  • Convenient location: Several of our Primary Care offices are conveniently located throughout Shreveport: Health Center - Fern Avenue, Health Center - St. Vincent, and Internal Medicine and Pediatrics on Provenance Boulevard. Each of these locations includes full-service primary care and have convenient parking.
  • Comprehensive care for your entire family: From pediatricians to lifestyle management specialists and internal medicine specialists, we are a one-stop shop for your family’s healthcare needs.
  • Coordinated care: From a rash to diagnosis and treatment of a chronic condition, our primary care physicians and specialists collaborate and work in one single medical record to strengthen your continuity of 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.

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