Whether it’s staying up-to-date on preventive care or experiencing a medical emergency, having the right game plan in place is critical. Follow these seven tips to achieve your health goals.
1. Know Your Score
It’s important to schedule an annual health exam so you can identify problems before they start. Knowing your health score and family history will allow you to identify the necessary screenings, health services and treatments.
2. Build the Right Team
Whether you’re looking for primary care, urgent care or specialty services, Ochsner has you covered. With more than 6,500 providers who treat patients across 90-plus medical specialties, the care team you need is right around the corner. Your team is working from a single medical record, which means that you can avoid repeated tests and unnecessary procedures, so you can stay focused on being healthy.
3. Test Out Your Equipment
With the MyOchsner app, we make it easy for you to schedule appointments, message with your provider, request prescriptions refills, and access your test results. Log in or create a MyOchsner account today by visiting my.ochsner.org.
4. The Best Offense is a Good Defense
It’s important to keep you and your family’s vaccines and immunizations up-to-date, so you can avoid unexpected knock-downs. These can be administered at your yearly wellness visit.
5. Fuel Your Health
It’s important to fuel your body with the right nutrition, so that you can have the energy to perform at your optimum. With more than 125 restaurants partners and over 200+ healthy recipes, the Eat Fit App makes it easy for you to make smart menu choices while you’re on the go. To sign up for the newsletter or to download the app, visit ochsner.org/eatfit.
6. Prepare a Training Regimen
Whether it’s taking a class at the gym or long walks with the family, staying active is important. At four locations, Ochsner Fitness Center offers group fitness classes, onsite nutritionists and personal trainers, indoor and outdoor pools, childcare and so much more. Customize your fitness plan today, so you can be as confident and healthy as you can be.
7. Take a Timeout
When you or a family member is sick, you can rely on a primary care team that will give you the care that you need when and where you need it. With same-day, next-day and weekend appointments, as well as virtual visits, scheduling an appointment is quick and easy. Our providers will get you back in action in no time.
Make the next play: Schedule your appointment at ochsner.org/schedule