Mayo Clinic Care Network
Working together. That’s the key to better healthcare for you and
Baton Rouge General is among the nation’s leaders in high quality,
high value healthcare. And now we are working with
Mayo Clinic. Sharing expertise to help you stay healthy and close to home when you
This clinical collaboration will provide Baton Rouge General, it's
outstanding physicians and
The Baton Rouge Clinic physicians with direct access to the world-renowned expertise of Mayo
Clinic. It will ensure that our patients, even those with the most challenging
medical diagnoses, will receive the highest standard of care – close
to home, at no additional cost.
Together, we are building a healthier community, a community that starts
with a healthier you.
What it means for you, our patients:
Mayo Expert Access
Your Baton Rouge General physician now has access to Mayo Clinic’s
expertise, knowledge, and in-depth research.
Your Baton Rouge General physician can consult directly with Mayo Clinic
No Extra Cost to You
You will continue to see your trusted Baton Rouge General physicians and
benefit from the collaboration with Mayo Clinic at no additional cost to you.
As a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, Baton Rouge General will work
with Mayo Clinic to share medical knowledge and clinical expertise to
enhance patient care.
On behalf of our patients, Baton Rouge General physicians will have access
to vital Mayo Clinic services and information, including:
eConsults: An electronic consultation service that connects physicians directly with
Mayo Clinic specialists when they feel additional input will benefit the patient.
AskMayoExpert: An online tool initially developed by Mayo for its physicians to provide
a concise resource at the point of care. AME offers disease management,
care guidelines, treatment recommendations, and reference materials for
a wide variety of medical conditions.
Health Care Consulting: Baton Rouge General has direct access to clinical protocols used by Mayo
Clinic. These protocols include Mayo Clinic’s knowledge of best
clinical and operational practices.
Mayo Clinic Patient Education – A library that includes patient education materials within AskMayoExpert
and a selection of patient education videos online.
eTumor Boards: Live video conference of Mayo Clinic eTumor boards to promote educational
and informal discussion on the management of complex cancer cases with
a Mayo multidisciplinary panel and other providers within the network.
Mayo Clinic Grand Rounds: Presentations by Mayo Clinic physicians and scientists in a variety of
specialties are archived and available for provider viewing and earning
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Mayo Clinic Care Network?
The Mayo Clinic Care Network is a select group of independent health systems
carefully vetted by Mayo Clinic and granted special access to Mayo’s
knowledge, expertise and resources. As part of the network, doctors can
quickly access Mayo’s latest research, diagnostic and treatment
resources whenever they feel it will benefit their patients.
Why did Mayo Clinic choose you to join the network?
Baton Rouge General was selected by demonstrating a commitment to the highest
quality, patient-centered care, passing Mayo’s comprehensive evaluation
process including an in-depth review of its organization, its clinical
and business practices, and its quality, safety and service efforts.
What does it mean for your doctors and their patients?
With the ability to access Mayo Clinic’s research, diagnostic and
treatment resources, our doctors will be able treat more of their patients
close to home. Anytime they want to discuss a treatment plan or request
a second opinion, they can consult directly with Mayo Clinic’s specialists,
at no additional cost to their patients. This way, our local doctors can
combine their understanding of their patient’s unique medical needs
with Mayo Clinic’s resources to develop the best treatment plan
What resources are available to you through the Mayo Clinic Care Network?
Doctors and other care providers can access a range of clinical resources
from Mayo Clinic to benefit their patients, their practice and their ongoing
AskMayoExpert - An online medical reference tool that offers disease management, care
guidelines, treatment recommendations, patient education and reference
materials for a wide variety of medical conditions.
eConsults - An electronic consultation service that connects doctors directly with
Mayo Clinic specialists when they feel additional input will benefit their patient.
eBoards - Live video conferences to promote educational and informal discussions
on the management of complex cases with a Mayo multidisciplinary panel
and other providers within the network.
Mayo Clinic Patient Education - A library that includes patient education materials within AskMayoExpert
and a selection of patient education videos online.
Mayo Clinic Grand Rounds - Archived presentations by Mayo Clinic doctors and scientists in a variety
of specialties are available on-demand for viewing and earning CME credit.
Health Care Consulting - A program designed to share Mayo’s experience and expertise and
help us achieve desired levels of clinical, operational and patient care
Will Mayo Clinic doctors work at Baton Rouge General and will if cost me
extra if my doctor works with Mayo Clinic on my care?
No. When our doctors want clinical advice or have questions about complex
patient care, they can quickly connect with Mayo Clinic specialists to
consult with them. Through this membership, Mayo Clinic’s expertise
and knowledge is shared with our care providers at no additional cost
to the patient.
Can I request a consultation or second opinion with a Mayo Clinic doctor?
Typically our doctors will request the consult with Mayo Clinic if it will
benefit their patient’s care. It can be done easily, at no additional
cost, and without traveling. If patients are experiencing anxiety about
their condition and would like a second opinion, they are advised to talk
to their doctor.
Are you being purchased or can you be purchased by Mayo Clinic?
No. This agreement is not an acquisition or merger. Mayo Clinic Care Network
members remain community-owned, independent health care providers.