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Mayo Clinic Care Network

Working together. That’s the key to better healthcare for you and your family.

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 need care.

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.


Clinical Collaboration

Your Baton Rouge General physician can consult directly with Mayo Clinic specialists.


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 CME credit.

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 for them.

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 professional development:
  • 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 excellence.

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.