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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Ambulatory & Primary Health Care, Health

Mission: To provide health care

Programs: To provide accessible high quality health care through community efforts, to promote prevention and coordinate treatment, and to improve the health care status of southeast louisiana with emphasis on the underserved and vulnerable populations.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 2

I have mixed feelings regarding AHL. The mental health services are good but the medical care is below par at this point. I understand needing to use a free service comes with some sacrifices but the medical treatment has me greatly concerned. I can't see a doctor in my town's clinic b/c they aren't accepting new patients. I have to travel an hour away to get basic medical care and slightly further than that for tests such as x-rays and lab work. However, after the tests, the results were communicated to me in a less than reassuring manner. The physician's assistant called to tell me that I could stop taking a medication completely but all research indicates that this is extremely dangerous, so I don't know what to do. The second test, regarding a kidney stone, when asked she said, "No stone. Wait, let me look. Yes, it does say there was a stone present." She didn't even look at my results, lied to me, and then looked to make sure she was correct, which she wasn't. The doctor treating me didn't even address the stone issue. She called in a medication that does absolutely nothing to ease the pain of kidney stones. I need a referral to an urologist, urgently, but that was on a Thursday and apparently, all AHL services are closed on Fridays. If you have ever had a kidney stone, you know that it is not something to be taken lightly as they will take you out of commission for days at a time. I need medical care but quite honestly, this level of care or lack there of, concerns me. All of this involves the Slidell office, Hammond office, and Lalli Kemp Hospital. At this point, I sincerely doubt the AHL physicians will be of much help regarding my chronic kidney stones or chronic pain.

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