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CHILDREN’S INTERNATIONAL PEDIATRICS

 

Children’s International Pediatrician

About Us

At Children’s International Medical Group, we have both the children’s and their parents’ best interests at heart.

Pediatric Clinic Locations throughout Louisiana and Mississippi.

After Hours Pediatrician

After Hours

Why miss school or work? For your convenience, several of our CIMG Pediatric Clinics offer after-hours care until 7 pm.

Welcome to Children’s International Medical Group–the largest privately owned pediatric group in Louisiana thanks to the loyalty and support of our patients and their families!

Since 1992, Children’s International Medical Group has been making a difference in your child’s life by providing personalized, affordable healthcare that utilizes the latest advancements in medical technology.

Currently, we serve local communities in Louisiana, Mississippi, and soon, Alabama! Click here to find a location or to find out how we can serve your community. Call today to schedule an appointment with a pediatrician or nurse practitioner that is Here For You.

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Annual Well Visits

Children grow rapidly, requiring periodic check-ups to oversee developmental progress and identify any underlying health complications that may be present.

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Sick Visits

Throughout childhood, children get sick and it’s important that you bring your child in to see us as soon as possible so we can provide your child with immediate, thorough care to help them feel better quickly.

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Sports Physicals

Sports physicals are preventative screenings routinely used to verify a patient’s physical health and ability to safely participate in athletic activity.

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Nutrition Counseling

At Children’s International, we believe in treating the whole person – not just a disease. Preventative care is a foundational part of our practice.

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ADD/ADHD

Millions of children and adults across the country suffer from Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Lactation Consultant

Counseling and management support to families who are thinking about breastfeeding or who have questions or problems during the course of breastfeeding/lactation. Visit our Lactation Consultant website.

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FIND A CHILDREN’S INTERNATIONAL PEDIATRICIAN NEAR YOU

We have multiple pediatric clinic locations throughout Louisiana & Mississippi.

Majority of our pediatric clinics have board certified pediatricians.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT PEDIATRICIANS

What Is A Pediatrician?

Pediatricians are doctors who manage the health of your child, including physical, behavior, and mental health issues. They’re trained to diagnose and treat childhood illnesses, from minor health problems to serious diseases.

Pediatricians have an education that gives them special skills to take care of your child’s health. They graduated from medical school and completed a 3-year residency program in pediatrics before working as a pediatrician in a pediatric clinic.

What Does A Pediatrician Do?

They’ll see your child many times from birth to age 2 and once a year from ages 2 to 5 for “well-child visits.” After age 5, your pediatrician will continue to see your child every year for annual checkups (aka well visits). They’re also the first person you should call when your child is sick.

To take care of your child, your pediatrician will:

  • Do physical exams
  • Give your child vaccinations
  • Make sure your child meets milestones in growth, behavior, and skills
  • Diagnose and treat your child’s illnesses, infections, injuries, and other health problems
  • Give you information about your child’s health, safety, nutrition, and fitness needs
  • Answer your questions about your little one’s growth and development
  • Refer you to specialists if they think your child needs expert care

Does My Child Need A Pediatrician?

Some reasons why your child needs a pediatrician are:

  • They have years of special training in children’s health.
  • They only see children in their practice, so they have a lot of experience in recognizing and treating childhood illnesses.
  • If your child was born early or has a health condition that needs close monitoring, a pediatrician may offer more specialized care.

What Is The Gender Mix Of Pediatricians?

According to the American Medical Association (2011 data), there were 78,766 general pediatricians, of whom 33,617 (42.7%) were male and 45,149 (57.3%) who were female. The AAP Survey of Fellows (2011-2012) similarly reports that 42.5% of post-residency AAP members were male, while 57.5% were female. For pediatric residents, the proportion of women is even higher, with women comprising 67.5% of AAP resident members, and men 32.5%. (AAP Survey of Fellows).