When you need a doctor and don’t have a regular physician, a primary care physician is the first person to contact in case of an undiagnosed, non-emergent concern. Lafayette General Health employs a team of exceptional Family Medicine and Internal Medicine physicians, to see patients at a number of facilities across Acadiana.
The role of the primary care physician is to be your go-to, regular doctor for any general medical needs and inquiries. With a regular primary care physician, the doctor gets to know you better and become familiar with your background, medical history, routines and family history. The more doctors know about their patients, the more likely their outcomes will be better.
Sometimes, your primary care physician is unavailable. In those instances, Lafayette General Health partners with a hospitalist services program to provide experienced primary care practitioners to serve hospital patients so that you’re left in quality hands. You can then return to seeing your primary care physician once you are out of the hospital.
In addition, Lafayette General has three Urgent Care Centers that provide treatment for minor illness and injuries when your primary care physician isn’t able to see you after hours or due to a full schedule. After your urgent care visit, your updated medical record is available to your primary care physician, keeping them informed of your recent medical visit.