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Welcome to the Tulane University SOM Wellness program!

Stress and burnout are extremely prevalent among healthcare workers.  We would like to address this problem head-on by offering services to medical students, residents, and staff physicians.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the below-listed resources.

Morgan Martin, MD
mmarti34@tulane.edu
Resident Wellness Subcommittee Head
Tulane General Surgery

 
RESOURCES
Access to Healthcare

Tulane residents and employees can seek primary care (health screening, mental health, flu shots and more) at the new Tulane Living well clinic. This is located on the first floor of the SOM. (Follow the signs after turning right at the security desk) https://www.tulanelivingwell.com

Now offering urgent care and wellness clinic for all faculty and staff enrolled in the Tulane University Health Plan. The clinic will provide convenient, same-day appointments for urgent care needs and wellness visits including flu shots, biometrics and other screenings, and long-term health coaching. The clinic will also provide dietetic counseling for patients with high blood pressure, diabetes, and other chronic conditions. Make an urgent care or health coaching appointment via email: WellnessClinic@tulane.edu or call the clinic at 504-988-HEAL (4325).

For questions or concerns, please contact 504-988-HEAL (4325)

Fitness

Being active as a resident is very important. MANY residents put this off, because they just don’t have the time and it’s also a low priority. HOWEVER, any form of activity can work wonders. You will see a rise in energy, motivation, strength, and mood. Even just a few days a week can be so valuable to decrease stress and burnout.

How to get started?
A great way to get familiar with groups in the New Orleans area is to follow them on Instagram or Facebook. There are many free or cheap fun things to do around town. Also following @Tulane_surgery will give you updates on upcoming group fitness opportunities.

What Are My Fitness Options?

A few of my favorites:

  1. Zumba and Yoga classes are offered weekly on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at various locations.  Please see below for more information.

    Zumba classes are offered every Monday and Thursday.  Please see below for locations and times.
    Tidewater Building, Diboll Gallery from 5:30pm - 6:30pm

    Yoga classes are offered every Tuesday.  Please see below for locations and times.
    Rogers Chapel Auditorium from 12pm - 1pm
    Primate Center Administration Building Auditorium from 4:10pm - 5:10pm     
    Tidewater Building, Diboll Gallery from 5:10pm - 6:10pm

  2. Move ya Brass is a running and fitness group based in New Orleans that offers free group fitness. Follow them on Instagram @mybkrewe to get updates on when and where they are meeting. They frequently have Hip-hop and yoga classes for FREE at Crescent Park in the Bywater.
     
  3. NOLA Tribe Yoga is a New Orleans Yoga group that meets frequently in public places for many different “types” of yoga including GOAT yoga, SUNRISE yoga, ROOFTOP Sip and Flow, and POOLSIDE. These classes are either donation based or $5-$20 depending on the class. Follow them on instagram to see their schedule @nolatribeyoga. Make sure and check their website nolatribeyoga.eventbrite.com/?s to signup prior to class to check availability. These are VERY popular.
     
  4. Lagniappe Fitness gym located at 2726 Toulouse St, New Orleans.  Like many crossfit gyms, they offer FREE Saturday community workouts at 10am. Crossfit classes are made to be scalable to ALL levels. Crossfit, Inc. at its core is very active in advocating for healthy weightloss to decrease chronic disease including diabetes. Lagniappe Crossfit offers nutrition advice, challenges, and one month free trial for full gym access to health care professionals.
     
  5. Follow @Tulane_Surgery for updates on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to see updates on more available group fitness activities including fun runs, biking, hikes, and more!
Mental Health

Our mental health is really important.

Here are two links to some resources that we have available to you.

There is a number to reach someone to speak with 24/7: 1-800-273-TALK.   Also, you can go to liveandworkwell.com (access code Tulane) to see more benefits.  If you or anyone needs someone to reach out to, you are always welcome to call your wellness chief, Morgan Martin, or any other resident as I am sure they would be more than happy to listen.

The University understands how challenging it can be to balance your work and personal life and we are committed to helping you do just that! That's why the University contracts with an outside vendor – Optum, to provide an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) https://hr.tulane.edu/benefits/employee-assistance-program.

Upcoming events for Tulane Wellness:

Check back for updates!