By: Carl I. Walters II., Chief Executive Officer, Outpatient Medical Center Inc.
Date: August 2017
I’d like to elevate our community’s awareness and discussion about several matters. Did you know some of the leading chronic diseases and cause of death in our parish are:
- Heart disease
- Accidents and;
- Complications from diabetes
We continue to see community family members being debilitated and/or losing their life to these disease modalities. Staying healthy and whole must be a partnership that includes you doing what you need to do to stay healthy and you staying under the care of your primary care clinician. Allow me to share some of the things you can do (and which I am personally encouraging you to do) to keep your family and you healthy and whole:
• Don’t smoke or chew tobacco
• Try to engage in some form of physical activity every day
• Eat a balanced meal to avoid complications brought about from obesity
• Only drink alcohol in moderation
• Stay current with the following screenings: mammograms, pap smears, colorectal cancer screenings
• Ensure your children are getting routine well child checks every six-12 months
• Ensure you are getting a complete physical annually
• Ensure your children (and you) are getting dental check-ups every 6 months
• Ensure your children and you are current with your immunizations and;
• Get under the care of a primary care clinician and stay on your care plan that your primary care clinician and you have developed
I am often asked – what is the single-most thing we can do as a community or nation to better control our community/nation health care rising costs? My answer to this has been and remains – is for people to take good care of themselves and get under the care and stay under the care of their primary care clinician.
Outpatient Medical Center Inc. (a Federally-Qualified Health Center); your community health system; has been on the front lines of helping to keep your family and you healthy and whole for 40 years. We are proud to be recognized as primary care chronic disease treatment experts by the Federal government; as Federally Qualified Health Centers have been federally mandated to help reduce chronic disease morbidity and mortality rates for over 50 years now. Federally Qualified Health Centers are also federally-mandated not to allow one’s inability to pay for services to be a barrier to care. This means, we’re more concerned about ensuring you receive the high-quality, medically-appropriate, cost-effective personalized services your family and you deserve to keep your family and you healthy and whole. Our dedicated Board-certified system clinicians and clinical teams stand by with open arms wanting and willing to provide your family and you with outstanding professional and personal care – because caring for your family and you is what we do.
Also know that Outpatient Medical Center Inc. offers:
- Family Medicine Services
- Internal Medicine Services
- Pediatric Services
- Dental Services
- Behavioral Health Services
- Urgent Care Services
- Gyn Services
- Laboratory Services
- Pharmacy Services (we are a 340(b) Pharmacy Services provider)
- Outreach Services
- Enrollment Services (we help community families sign up for Medicaid and other Healthcare Exchange insurances)
Outpatient Medical Center Inc. carries one of the national highest seals of providing the highest quality medical services as we are JCAHO accredited. We have also applied to become Patient-Center Medical Home recognized; a distinction we are committed to adding to our health system quality awards by the end of this calendar year.
Outpatient Medical Center Inc. desires to keep more of our community families healthy and whole. So if you have not received core medical or dental preventative services in awhile, or, you are not under the care of a primary care clinician, I encourage you to stop right now; pick up the phone and call 1-800-268-5872 in Natchitoches, 1-800-308-7566 in Tallulah, or 1-800-308-7569 in Leesville, to establish care with our health systems. Our dedicated clinical teams would be honored to provide outstanding primary care for your family and you. Equally important, it just might be the call that saves your family members or your life. Come see us today because caring for your family and you is what we do.
H Hours of Operation We welcome active duty, reserve, retired military
Monday 8 am – 6 pm Veterans and their families to establish care
Tuesday 8 am – 6 pm with our health system.
Wednesday 8 am – 5 pm
Thursday 8 am – 8 pm
Friday 8 am – 1 pm
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Natchitoches Leesville Tallulah
1640 Breazeale Springs St. 1603 B Boone St. 804 Beech St.
Natchitoches, La 71457 Leesville, La 71446 Tallulah, La
1-800-268-5872 1-800-308-7569 1-800-308-7566
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