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At Children’s International in Amite, we have both the children’s and their parent’s best interests at heart. Your child deserves the best care possible and Children’s International is Here For You. Call (985) 247-2411 to schedule an appointment with a pediatrician or nurse practitioner.
Pediatric Clinic Hours
Monday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Telehealth Video Visits Now Available!
Convenient and Quick visits from the comfort of your home. After Hours video visits are available as well!
Pediatric Clinic Providers & Staff
General & Adolescent Pediatrician
Dr. Irwin Cohen is a board certified pediatrician, Preventive Medicine and held boards in Infectious Diseases. Dr. Cohen graduated from the University of Rochester Medical School and completed residencies at the University of North Carolina and University of Chicago. He received his Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine degree at Tulane University and completed an Infectious Disease fellowship at LSU.
Dr. Cohen then spent three years in the Peace Corps, nine months in Yugoslavia evaluating a stroke rehabilitation program, two years in Guatemala as a volunteer Physician at the Behrhorst Clinic, two years in Jamaica working with Project Hope, and two years in the U.S. Navy at Camp LeJeune, NC. Dr. Cohen worked 24 years at Tulane University Medical School as Professor of Pediatrics and Community Medicine. After that he was Medical Director and Pediatrician at Lallie Kemp Hospital, and then served as Physician to the School Based Health Centers in Greensburg, La. Dr. Cohen has a lovely wife, three sons, a foster daughter and seven grandchildren.
Heather Moya, APRN
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Heather Moya is a Board Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Primary Care (CPNP-PC) and Board Certified Pediatric Primary Care Mental Health Specialist (PMHS). She graduated with Bachelor of Science in Nursing from William Carey University in Hattiesburg, MS (May 2006) and then graduated with a Master of Science in Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner from University of South Alabama, AL in December of 2014.
She began her nursing career on Mother-Baby unit at Baton Rouge General, providing couplet care. Then worked as a Pediatric wellness nurse for 8 years, until becoming a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in 2014. Since then, she has worked in Primary Care Pediatrics. She obtained certification as a Primary Care Pediatric Mental Health Specialist in 2019 and have been integrating behavioral health services into primary care ever since. Heather is happily married with 3 children.
Pediatric Office Manager
Sarah Harris was born in Giddings, Texas, and moved to Bogalusa, LA when she was a year old. She graduated from Bogalusa High School in 2006 and was hired as the receptionist for the Children’s International Franklinton Clinic in December of 2012. Thanks to her hard work and dedication, Sarah was promoted to manager of our Amite, LA clinic. She aspires to attend college for Business Management. Her favorite quote is: “Be strong and courteous. Do not be discouraged for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
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.
About Children’s International Pediatrics in Amite, LA
We are more than just a pediatric clinic; we are a family committed to providing our patients with the best pediatric care available. At Children’s International (Amite), we have both the children’s and their parent’s best interests at heart. We promote physical and emotional well-being through comprehensive and personalized medical care and maintain an active role in each of the communities we serve. Call anytime during clinic hours to schedule an appointment with a pediatrician or nurse practitioner.
Family-Centered Pediatric Clinics
At Children’s International (Amite), healthcare is synonymous with family. Once you and your child walk through the clinic doors, you are home and we are here to take care of you the same way we would take care of our own family members.
We offer a large variety of preventative, primary, and specialty care services to ensure that your child receives thorough health care. For more information about the comprehensive medical services we offer, see our pediatric services page.
We are committed to making a difference in your child’s life by offering exceptional patient care in a nurturing and professional environment to our patients, parents, and the communities we serve.
Our vision is to be the number one choice for pediatric services.