Ochsner’s primary care team is here to help direct patients’ overall care with a focus on the prevention and screenings essential to health and wellness. For developing health issues, new problems or personal concerns, our primary care providers use their deep understanding of each patient’s history to make the right referrals to the right specialists.
Dr. Lauren Beal leads one of Ochsner LSU Health’s new primary care health centers in North Louisiana and is also one of the physician leads further advancing primary care at Ochsner Health.
In 2019, Ochsner primary care providers treated more than 700,000 patients, an 8% increase from 2018.
Ochsner Health Center — Lake Terrace has brought needed primary care, general pediatrics, women’s services and more back to the Lake Terrace and Gentilly areas.
Through its confidential HIV PrEP services, Ochsner Health is making preventive HIV treatment more accessible to high-risk patients, while hospitals adopting “opt out” emergency room HIV testing are connecting patients earlier to treatment options.
Proactive Ochsner Encounters engage Ochsner’s entire healthcare team to remind patients — at every step of a visit — to complete overdue immunizations or screenings. Since inception, nearly 15,000 screenings and immunizations have been scheduled or completed through this program, discovering cancers and other serious illnesses that otherwise could have gone undetected.
In partnership with the University of New Orleans, Ochsner Urgent Care in 2019 opened an on-campus clinic called Ochsner Health Center — UNO. Ochsner Urgent Care now offers walk-in care at 15 different urgent care clinics and one dedicated occupational medicine clinic.