Carla Penton, APRN, FNP-PC 1

Nurse Practitioner

Pediatric Clinic Location: Picayune North

Carla is a Family Nurse Practitioner, board certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She has nine years of primary care pediatrics experience. She graduated with her Bachelor’s in Nursing in 1984 from the University of Southern Mississippi; with membership in Sigma Theta Tau honor society. She earned her Master’s in Family Practice from the University of South Alabama in 2009. Carla is a member of the MS Association of Nurse Practitioners.

Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, Carla was a school nurse at Pearl River Central Elementary and Middle Schools for nine years. Before that, she was employed as a staff and charge nurse at Slidell Memorial Hospital in the Pediatrics, Nursery and Obstetrics department. Carla has precepted numerous area students, investing in their goals of becoming nurse practitioners.

Carla is a member of First Baptist Church of Picayune, where she is on the missions committee, and serves as a Bible study facilitator. Carla enjoys missions, spending time with family, traveling, being at home, and reading. She also enjoys being married for 36 years to her best friend Bruce, who is a retired teacher and coach. Carla and Bruce have three daughters, two sons in law, and four grandchildren.

Miscellaneous Facts

  • Favorite Quote: 
    • “Wherever you are, be all there.” – Jim Elliot
  • Most Inspired By: 
    • Keith Warden, PhD
  • Hobbies: 
    • Traveling, Yazoo County camping trips
  • Favorite Movie: 
    • Schindler’s List
  • Favorite Food: 
    • Seafood
  • Favorite Color: 
    • Purple
  • Favorite Cartoon: 
    • Peanuts

Who We Are

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 in Picayune, we have both the children’s and their parent’s best interests at heart, our office provides a relaxing atmosphere with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. 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 today to schedule an appointment with a pediatrician at one of our clinics.

Family-Centered Pediatric Clinics

At Children’s International in Picayune, 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.

Comprehensive Care

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 or call anytime during clinic hours to make an appointment with a pediatrician at one of our clinics.