Special to BIZ. Magazine
Residents of North Louisiana can get an early look at the area’s first senior-focused medical center, Partners in Primary Care, with a visit to the provider’s new Discovery Experience in Bossier City.
Located next to the food court inside the Pierre Bossier Mall, the Discovery Experience offers visitors a preview of two new senior-focused primary care centers that Partners in Primary Care plans to open in the Shreveport and Bossier City areas in the coming months.
Visitors will be able to see what the new centers will look like, explore Partners’ care model, meet the staff, and learn about Medicare and staying healthy as they age. Seniors will also have a chance to sign up to become a new patient of the centers.
In line with Partners’ commitment to the community’s wellbeing and in support of post-Hurricane Laura recovery needs, visitors are invited to drop off new non-perishable food items and new, unwrapped toiletries at Partners’ Discovery Experience Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. until 7p.m. Partners will distribute all items collected to local charities.
Partners in Primary Care offers a unique personalized approach to wellness after 65, with a dedicated Care Team trained to meet the unique health care needs of seniors. Patients experience convenient, one-stop primary care designed to proactively address both physical and mental health.
Good Health Begins with Safety
Partners is taking every precaution to keep visitors healthy. The COVID-19 Prevention Standards established for its centers will be in effect for the mall Discovery Experience: temperature check, social distancing, masks provided, hand sanitizer and refreshments in boxed containers.
Partners in Primary Care is one of the fastest growing senior-focused, value-based care providers in the country. The company delivers care to 35,000 Medicare Advantage patients from many different Medicare health plans.
To staff the new centers, Partners in Primary Care is planning to hire about 25 clinicians and employees. Available positions include primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, center administrators, clinical pharmacists, community engagement representatives, social workers and behavioral health specialists. All positions offer competitive salaries and benefits.
As with its existing centers, each new Partners in Primary Care center in the Shreveport-Bossier City area will be staffed by board-certified physicians and care teams who have been specially trained to treat the senior population. Care teams include:
• A pharmacist who is embedded in the care model as part of the care team, consulting with patients and physicians to drive optimal drug therapy and support quality of care initiatives. • Registered nurses who serve as care coaches to help patients navigate their chronic disease care plans.
• Social workers who consult on social services and other behavioral health needs. • Referral specialists who help schedule specialist visits and assist with record transfers. • A community center that offers free health and fitness programming, games and wellness
activities that are open to anyone in the community with a goal to help seniors stay active and form social circles.
• Partnerships with the local community-based organizations such as food banks, churches, and community organizations to support the social and well-being needs of patients.
The Bossier City location is scheduled to open in November at 2900 E. Texas Street,
Suite 100. The other location, at 7551 Youree Drive in Shreveport, is set to open in early January.
To learn more about employment opportunities or to apply for positions, visit PartnersinPrimaryCare.com/Careers. Bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.