Why wait when you’re sick? Velocity Care has you covered


Why wait weeks for an opening at the doctor’s office or sit for hours in an emergency room? Velocity Care Urgent Treatment Center has one goal: to help people in the Natchitoches community.

Velocity is a one-stop shop for a variety of ailments. If the whole family has the sniffles, bring them in. Velocity can run all the necessary tests in-house. The center is open 7 days a week from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. No 24-hour pharmacies in Natchitoches? No problem. Velocity offers first dose antibiotics to get you back on your feet faster.

“In a society that enjoys immediate results, we don’t have time to be sick,” said Clinical Director Lyssa Jeane. “We want to do whatever we can do to help our patients feel better faster.”

Lyssa Jeane is an NSU graduate and worked in several Cardiac Cath labs. Her experience in emergency medicine made the transition to an urgent care facility easy. She is a Nachitoches resident who was office manager at the Bossier City Velocity Care.  She was eager to manage the Natchitoches location when the owners decided to open the center on Keyser Avenue.

“We wanted to invest in the community,” she said. “It makes a difference when the staff is genuine and truly enjoys taking care of people.”

Providers at Velocity include Physicians Assistants John Messier and Aaron Chauvin. All the providers are emergency trained because Velocity wants them prepared for when an emergency situation arises.

What separates Velocity from corporate run businesses is that it’s physician owned and operated. Dr. John Soud and Dr. John McLean opened the Natchitoches location to better serve the people of Nachitoches. Excellent patient care and customer service are the top priorities for the owners and local staff.

The providers at Velocity Care are also able to refer you to a specialist if you require follow up treatment.  If necessary, they are able to transfer you to the emergency room if you have a more serious issue or life threatening illness.

With their electronic charting, your medical history, medications and information is instantly saved in the system, creating an easier and faster flow for your visit. At Velocity, their close knit family environment is extended to the patients. The building boasts wood floors, mason jar lights, flat screen TVs and a coffee bar in the lobby to create an inviting atmosphere that helps patients relax when they’re feeling under the weather.

A wide array of services ensures the maximum number of patients can be seen and treated in a timely manner. Services include EKG, IV therapy, IV antibiotics, skin tag removal, cryotherapy, laceration repair, stitches, staples, pelvic exams, swabs and cultures for STD panels and more.

After a trip to Velocity Care, one customer, Lesa T., had this to say about Velocity Natchitoches: “The staff is super friendly, the waiting area is beautiful, and there’s even a TV in the exam room to keep you occupied if you should have to wait. I got in and out – in record time, and I definitely recommend this place without hesitation.”

For more information on Velocity and the extensive list of services it offers find them on Facebook, go online to | Website |, or call the Keyser Avenue location at 318-352-5221.


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