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Patient Services in Metairie

JenCare offers a variety of medical specialties and works with trusted, preferred specialists for our patients' care. These preferred specialists, both on-site and in the community, work side-by-side with our primary care physicians to care for each patient individually. For patients requiring off-site care from a trusted specialist, JenCare staff will coordinate the entire referral process.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is one of the oldest healing practices in the world. It is based in traditional Chinese medicine, which believes that the mind and body are connected. This form of treatment uses a variety of techniques to stimulate specific points in the body to help it restore and maintain healing. It is used to help treat things like back and neck pain, nausea, migraine headaches, anxiety and sleep problems. Acupuncture is a complementary form of medical treatment, which means it is used together with the traditional medical care to help you reach your best level of health. At JenCare, we have doctors who specialize in acupuncture and provide treatment in many of our centers. You and your doctor can talk more about acupuncture and if it may be helpful to you. Our Patient Community Relations Specialists can let you know if your health plan covers this service and how you may qualify for it.

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Behavioral Health

Behavioral healthcare is an emerging field within the practice of high-quality, coordinated healthcare. It is when behavioral health specialists and medical providers work together to care for a patient. This care may address mental health and substance abuse conditions, health behaviors (including their contribution to chronic medical illnesses), life stressors and crises, stress-related physical symptoms, and ineffective patterns of healthcare utilization. At JenCare, we provide behavioral healthcare in order to provide overall wellness to each individual patient in every aspect of their life.

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Cardiology

Cardiology is a field of medicine that focuses on the heart and circulatory system, also known as the cardiovascular system. Cardiology includes the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart defects, coronary artery disease and heart failure. JenCare cardiologists are experts in dealing with disorders of the heart and work onsite in many of our centers.   At JenCare, our primary care physicians work closely with our cardiologist to coordinate your personal care plan and help keep your heart, arteries and blood vessels healthy. We specialize in helping our patients manage conditions like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and other health issues that can lead to heart disease. Your JenCare PCP and cardiologist are a team and continuously communicate with each other about your heart health. 

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Case Management

A case manager is a healthcare professional who helps patients and their families and/or caregivers get through tough times. A case manager can give advice and help patients who have disabilities, mental health issues or social needs find services they need to maintain optimal health and quality of life. He/she also works closely with doctors, social workers and other community service providers to ensure patient needs are met. As a JenCare patient, we can link you to Community Connections services, which include support from a case manager, if life’s challenges may be affecting how you live. Your case manager can help you link to community agencies for help securing food, shelter, in-home support and other needed services. He/she can also help you prepare for a hospital discharge and your aftercare needs, connect you to support groups and recommend activity programs that improve your health. Your case manager will help guide you along the way and follow up for ongoing support.

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Imaging Services

An echocardiogram (or “echo” for short) is a sonogram of your heart. An echo is a test that uses ultrasound waves to take a picture of the heart and its other structures. An echo can provide your doctor with useful information, such as the size and shape of your heart. This test can also help your doctor measure how well your heart is working, check for fluid around the heart and locate defects or infections. At JenCare, we perform echocardiograms right in our centers, so you don’t have to travel to a diagnostic center for this important test.

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Nephrology

Nephrology is a medical specialty that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of kidney disease. Patients are referred to nephrologists for various reasons such as acute renal failure, chronic kidney disease, kidney stones and hypertension. As a JenCare patient, your Primary Care Physician (PCP) works closely with your nephrologist to coordinate your personal care plan and help keep your kidneys at their healthiest. That includes helping you manage conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and other health issues that can lead to or worsen kidney disease. Your JenCare PCP and nephrologist will always communicate with each other about your care and monitor any changes in your health.

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Neurology

Neurology is a medical specialty that focuses on diagnosing and treating disorders of the nervous system. The nervous system is a complex system that regulates and coordinates activities in the body. The nervous system includes the brain, spinal cord, nerves and their coverings. Commonly known nervous system disorders include Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and many types of chronic headaches. As a JenCare patient, your Primary Care Physician (PCP) works closely with your neurologist to coordinate your personal care plan and help keep your nervous system working at its best. Your JenCare PCP and neurologist will always communicate with each other about your care and monitor any changes in your health.

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Nutritionist

A nutritionist is a healthcare professional who specializes in food and nutrition. They can help establish healthy eating plans for people who wish to lose weight, improve their health or have special dietary needs. Special needs can include allergies or health conditions like heart disease or diabetes that require careful food planning to manage them better. JenCare offers nutrition services and patient education classes that include free nutritional counseling from an expert to support your overall health and well-being. Ask your doctor or care team member about the nutrition services and other health and wellness programs that may be offered at your location.

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Podiatry

Podiatry is a medical specialty that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of your feet, ankles and lower extremeties. Podiatry can be very important to the health of seniors and their continued healthy mobility. A podiatrist can also be a critical component in the treatment of patients who are diabetic. Many JenCare centers have onsite podiatrists who can help you if you are experiencing trouble with your feet. That means your PCP and foot doctor can talk to each other, face-to-face, and coordinate the best care for you.

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Prescription Services

This is a place where people get prescription and over-the-counter medications (also called OTC medications). As a JenCare patient, you can enjoy the convenience of getting the medicines you need right from your doctor during your visit. Getting your medicine while you’re here in our centers gives you and your doctor more time to talk about how and when to take it. You can also ask your doctor questions about your medicines. For you, that also means no waiting in long lines at the pharmacy or having to remember to get your refills in time. Talk to your doctor or a member of our care team today to find out how you can take advantage of this and other services JenCare provides.

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Psychiatry

This branch of medicine focuses on mental health and emotional problems that can affect your behavior and quality of life. At JenCare, our Primary Care Physicians (PCP) understand the connection between mind and body health and can provide help for depression, anxiety and other common problems. Your PCP may also refer you to Community Connections whose professionals work closely with JenCare patients who require a more in-depth evaluation of their behavioral health needs and referral to helpful resources. Your PCP and case manager and/or social worker will always follow through with each other about your care, results, changing health and other needs.

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Radiology

This medical specialty uses radiation through tests like X-rays and ultrasound to diagnose and treat certain health problems and diseases. JenCare provides many different diagnostic services right in our centers so you don’t have to go to multiple places to get them done. Our services include EKGs to test your heart, lab work such as urinalysis, blood work, flu and strep tests, X-rays, ultrasounds and more. Your doctor will determine which diagnostic services you need and order them during your visits.

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Wound Care

Wound care is when a healthcare professional helps your body go through its normal healing process after it is damaged by things like surgery, a sore, cut, break or other injury. Many of our JenCare doctors specialize in wound care and create a treatment plan to ensure your body heals properly.

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