Health and Healthcare in Shreveport, LAHealthcare comes down to access, affordability and outcomes. Shreveport residents have access to 19 acute care hospitals within 60 miles. The ratio of residents to primary care physicians is 411:1 compared to the national average of 598:1. Shreveport residents are part of Caddo Parrish, which ranks 44th for health outcomes and 31st for health factors in the State of Louisiana. Additionally, residents spend 15.0% more than the national average on health care-related goods and services.
Health Outcomes Ranking44th in Louisiana out of 64 counties
Health Factors Rank31st in Louisiana out of 64 counties
Health Behaviors Rank31st in Louisiana out of 64 counties
Hospitals in Shreveport, LA19 hospitals within 60 miles
of Shreveport, LA 10,532:1 population to hospital ratio
Doctors in Shreveport, LA487 doctors within city limits
of Shreveport, LA 411:1 population to primary care ratio
Northwest Louisiana attracts highly skilled doctors with national reputations A strong health-care system, anchored in part by Louisiana University Medical Center-Shreveport, draws physicians who are providing leading-edge care and attracting patients and notoriety from beyond Northwest Louisiana. Dr. Lane Rosen, a Shreveport native, is a radiation oncologist and expert on TomoTherapy, or intensity modulated radiation therapy.