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.
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:
Browse our list of primary care doctors to find the one who’s right for you.
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.
We offer a wide range of primary care services, such as:
You’ll have many advantages as a patient of one of our primary care doctors, including:
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.
Healthcare can be similar to what we experience with our vehicles. We often go to our healthcare provider only when something has gone wrong.
Some people believe that primary care can be a bit ambiguous. Your primary care doctor is actually full of healthcare knowledge, focused on holistic health care and trained in a variety of specialties.
With more healthcare options than ever, it can be difficult to determine the best course of action when you or a loved one is sick or hurt. When should you make an appointment with your doctor?