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High-tech health help available in Baton Rouge

Source: Ochsner Health System website Source: Ochsner Health System website
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Ochsner Health System is bringing its “O Bar” to Baton Rouge to answer all of your health technology questions and hopefully keep patients out of the doctor’s office. Ochsner will open the first Baton Rouge location in early May.

RELATED: Learn more about Ochsner Medical Center Baton Rouge

The O Bar is a one-of-a-kind “Genius Bar” in a healthcare setting. The O Bar features a state-of-the-art iPad® bar staffed by full-time technology specialists to help you choose the right product or app for your lifestyle as well as providing guidance and support.

APPS FOCUSED ON:

  • Wellness
  • Nutrition
  • Fitness
  • Diabetes
  • Women’s Health
  • Smoking Cessation

At O Bar, customers will be able to ask an expert why an activity monitor isn’t working correctly, or why one calorie counting app is better than another. The O Bar also carries a variety of physician recommended products. As well as digital water bottles, trackers and blood pressure cups, among other items.

FEATURED PRODUCTS:

  • Activity monitors – Fitbit and Jawbone
  • Bluetooth Blood Glucose Monitor
  • Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor
  • Wireless Scale

The retail shop isn’t limited to the hospital’s patients. Anyone can go to O Bar regardless of their primary care physician.

The first O Bar launched in New Orleans in 2014 and has grown to include two New Orleans locations, one in Convington, Louisiana, and one in Morrero, Louisiana. Ochsner plans to open a second Baton Rouge location at a later date.

O BAR HOURS

  • Open Monday – Friday
  • 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • CALL: 225-412-5080
  • Located within Ochsner Health Center – O’Neal
  • 16777 Medical Center Dr., Plaza I

According to Ochsner, it’s a place where health technology can be explored– and explained – all in the name of better health.

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