How to Make an Appointment with LSU Endocrinology
Note: Eligible veterans wishing to be seen at the Overton Brooks VAMC should contact the VA directly at 318.221.8411 or 318.990.5000. Or Toll Free at 1.800.644.8370 (Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Voice Mail After Hours)
LSU Referral/Appointment Process
Patient appointments require your current physician to make a referral. The patient's referring physician will need to fax key information to 318.675.5984 or 318.813.2525. (Promptly call 318.675.5960 to notify our office that a fax has been sent referring a patient: mention the patient's name and the referring physician's name and phone number.)
As a minimum, referring information should include:
- The reason for referral
- Supporting documentation, such as laboratory and imaging tests (scans, ultrasounds, etc.)
- Pertinent physician clinical notes and documentation
- Patient insurance and demographic information
Referring information will be reviewed and appointments will then be scheduled based on the acuteness of the problem, the availability of open appointments, and the referring physician's preferences (if feasible).
How you will know if you have an appointment
Patients will receive an informational appointment letter once the appointment has been scheduled.
What to expect and bring to Registration on appointment day
Bring the following:
- Identification (Driver's License or other official ID)
- Insurance information- including authorization/referral if required for patients with private insurance or Medicaid referral (obtained from primary care provider)
- Co-pay, if required
- Only Louisiana residents can qualify for free care. You must bring proof of your income level and family size to apply for free care through financial counseling.
- Self-pay patients are required to pay a deposit at registration.
Out of state residents:
- If you do not have insurance, you will be required to pay a deposit at registration, contact financial counseling for details.
- If you have general questions about financial matters, the number to
call is 318.675.7035. To obtain an application for free care, you may
call 318.675.7515 and select option 1. Option 2 is for billing questions
and Option 3 is for physician billing questions.
What to bring to Endocrine Clinic (Medicine Specialties) on appointment day
Bring the following:
- Outside imaging films or discs and medical records that you may already have, or have been asked to bring.
- Complete list of all medications, or bring medications with you.
What to expect at your Endocrine clinic visit
Clinic nurses will do a patient assessment including vital signs and recording of medications. Once in an exam room, you may be initially examined and interviewed by a trainee or student (physician assistant student, senior medical student, internal medicine resident, or endocrinology fellow). Then your faculty/staff physician, who is board certified in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, will see you with the trainee or student.
Our foremost goal is to provide quality patient care. We are also committed to being a center for medical education, enhancing the endocrinology expertise of trainees and students who will be going on to provide care for their own patients in the future.
The Ambulatory Care Clinic (ACC) building is located at the corner of Kings Highway and Linwood Avenue. Go first to Registration on the first floor (unless otherwise instructed) and then continue to the second floor to the Medicine Subspecialties Clinic. The clinic phone number is 318.813.2500.