Lane Family Practice

WE ARE HERE FOR YOU

Nothing is more important than your health.

If it's time for your annual check-up, or you just aren't feeling well and need medical attention, give us a call.

In-office and Tele-medicine appointments are available.

To request an appointment, call 225-654-3607.

For Emergencies, please call 911.

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Baton Rouge Area Family Medicine

Experienced Physicians Providing Comprehensive Care for Your Entire Family

 

Primary Care at Lane RegionalReliable, quality healthcare for you and your loved ones is important. Our network of primary care providers includes family medicine and internal medicine physicians, as well as primary care practitioners making it possible for you to get the world-class care you deserve in convenient, comfortable locations closer to home and work.

At Lane Family Practice you will find dedicated providers who specialize in preventive care, sick care, management of chronic diseases and conditions, health education, medication management and follow-up care after hospitalization.

Lane Family Practice also provides additional services such as laboratory and X-ray testing, making it easier for you to get the services you need in a single location.


Family Medicine Services

Whether it's a wellness visit or you simply aren't feeling well, you'll find the care you need at Lane Family Practice, including the following:

  • COVID-19 Vaccines
  • Preventive check-ups
  • Well-woman exams
  • Immunizations
  • Pulmonary testing
  • Flu shots
  • Treatment for various forms of injury, illness & disease

Lane Family Practice is offering both COVID-19 Testing and COVID-19 Antibody Testing. 

Prior to using our services for treatment of COVID-19 symptoms or exposure, please note:

1. You will see a provider and your insurance will be charged for the provider visit.

2. Most insurance companies are covering 100% of the cost for COVID-19 treatment and testing.   However, some insurance companies, including BCBS, have not covered the rapid COVID- 19 test at 100%. You are responsible for understanding how your treatment will be covered by your health plan. 

What Testing is Available at Lane Family Practice?

  • Patients exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms will receive the rapid test that provides results within 15 minutes.
  • Patients who have been exposed to COVID-19 but do not have symptoms will receive the standard non-rapid test that provides results with 2-3 days.
  • Antibody testing is available for patients who believe they may have contracted COVID-19 in the past.

To schedule a COVID-19 testing visit, please call ahead for instructions: 

Lane Family Practice, 2335 Church Street, 225-654-3607.

Open: Mon - Fri, 7a.m. - 5p.m. 

COVID-19 Antibody Testing

Please note: You will have to see a provider before being tested.  Call 654-3607 to schedule your appointment.

What is the COVID-19 Antibody Test?

The COVID-19 Antibody Test will determine the presence of antibodies to SARS-CoV-19, the virus that causes COVID-19.  This test has a 98.6% accuracy rate.

Who should get a COVID-19 Antibody Test?

It is best for:

  • those who have experienced COVID-19 signs and symptoms
    OR
  • those who had a known exposure to someone who tested positive for COVID-19

When should I get the COVID-19 Antibody Test?

It is best to wait 14 days after initial symptoms or exposure before being tested for COVID-19 antibodies.

Why should I get a COVID-19 Antibody Test?

The Antibody Test is not required.  You should get the Antibody Test if you want to know if you’ve had the COVID-19 virus, or not.

How is the Antibody Test performed?

A small blood sample will be drawn and sent to LabCorp for analysis.

How long will it take to get my results?

Approximately 2-3 days.

What does a negative test result mean?

A negative test result indicates you have not developed detectable antibodies.  While contingent on a variety of factors, this could be due to testing too early, the absence of exposure to the virus, or a weakened immune system because of conditions or treatments that suppress immune function such as chemotherapy or HIV/AIDS.

What does a positive test result mean?

A positive test result indicates you have likely produced an immune response to the SARS-CoV-2 virus.  This is not a guarantee you are immune to COVID-19.  If you had an infection with another strain of coronavirus, such as the common cold, you could potentially have a positive result as well.

For additional questions, please contact your healthcare provider at Lane Family Practice.

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Conditions Treated by Family Medicine Doctors

Family medicine practitioners treat a wide range of conditions which may affect any member of the family and any area of the body.  Among the most commonly seen ailments by our physicians are:

  • Allergies/allergic reactions
  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Burns
  • Congestion
  • Cough
  • Diabetes
  • Diaper rash
  • COPD / emphysema
  • Earache
  • Eye infections
  • Fever
  • Flu symptoms
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Insect bites
  • Itchy skin
  • Migraines
  • Nausea
  • Hypertension
  • Rashes
  • Runny nose
  • Sinus infections
  • Sore throat
  • STD testing & treatment
  • Stomach aches & pains
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Wound care
  • And many more

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Integrative Family Medicine

As another approach to providing the most effective, thorough care to our patients, some Lane Family Practice physicians utilize an integrative medicine approach that focuses on the patient and their health as a whole, rather than as isolated incidents of illness or disease.  These physicians develop a relationship with their patients that offers them a greater understanding of the person, their circumstances, lifestyle, medical history, and overall wellbeing.  The result is higher quality, more personalized medical care from a physician that the patient has grown to like and trust!  Benefits of integrative medicine include:

  • primary careTreatment of the whole person versus an isolated condition
  • Establishing a foundation of health by actively addressing concerns and promoting a healthier lifestyle
  • Ability to anticipate and prevent health problems before they occur
  • Greater ease in identifying the underlying causes of conditions
  • Saving money on healthcare expenses in the long run

Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

 

The 4 Tenets of Osteopathic Medicine

  1. OMT body mind spiritThe body is a unit; the person is a unit of body, mind, and spirit.
  2. The body is capable of self-regulation, self-healing, and health maintenance.
  3. Structure and function are reciprocally interrelated.
  4. Rational treatment is based upon an understanding of the basic principles of body unity, self-regulation, and the interrelationship of structure and function.

Osteopathic Philosophy

  • Body systems have an interrelated unity → each working with the other to heal in times of illness
  • Emphasis on understanding the musculoskeletal system and its role in health and disease
  • Whole person approach to treatment and care
  • Look beyond symptoms and understand how lifestyle and environmental factors impact your wellbeing
  • Integrate the patient into their health care process as a partner
  • Focus on prevention

Education/Training

  • OMT do vs mdDistinct branch of medical practice in the US
  • Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DO)
  • Fully licensed physicians who practice in every medical specialty
  • 4 years medical school
  • 3-8 years of internship, residencies, and fellowships in preparation for licensing and board certification 

Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT)

What is it?

  • Hands-on techniques used by osteopathic physicians (DOs) to diagnose, treat and prevent illness or injury
  • Techniques: stretching, gentle pressure and resistance that move a patient’s muscles and joints
  • DOs receive extra training in the musculoskeletal system (muscles, nerves and bones) which provides a keen understanding of how the body’s systems are interconnected and how each one affects the others
  • OMT can complement and sometimes even replace drugs or surgery

Benefits of OMT

  • Ease pain, promote healing, and increase overall mobility
  • Treat structural/tissue abnormalities
  • Relieve joint restriction and misalignment
  • Restore muscle and tissue balance
  • Promote overall movement of blood flow throughout the body

Health Conditions that can benefit from OMT

  • Asthma
  • Back pain
  • Sinus disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ)
  • Migraines
  • Menstrual Pain
  • GERD (heartburn)
  • Shoulder pain

Can Children Receive OMT Treatment? YES!!

  • OMT babyInfants and children respond well and rapidly to OMT
  • Usually not difficult to perform because children do not have years of musculoskeletal tension and fibrosis
  • Soreness or other adverse effects rare
  • Examples of Pediatric Diseases that can be treated using OMT:
    • Cranial birth trauma (difficulty with latch)
    • Otitis Media (ear infections)
    • Lymphatic and sinus drainage
    • Breathing difficulties
  • Asthma
  • Infection (Pneumonia, RSV)

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