At Children’s International Pediatrics in Denham Springs, we have both the children’s and their parent’s best interests at heart. Our pediatric clinic provides a relaxing atmosphere for our patients while they wait and receive care. Your child deserves the best care possible and Children’s International is Here For You. Call Now to schedule an appointment with a pediatrician or nurse practitioner.

Pediatrician | Denham Springs

169 Del Norte Ave
Denham Springs, LA 70726

Phone: (225) 791-7337
Fax: (844) 877-5940

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
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

After Hours:
Monday: 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Telehealth Video Visits Now Available!


Medicaid & Private Insurance Accepted

Catrina McRunells
Catrina McRunells
01:23 13 Jan 23
My Grandson saw Dr. Lilly for the first time and she was amazing. Iesha is always a pleasure to see. My grandson just loves her.
Jamie Singleton
Jamie Singleton
03:18 16 Oct 22
My boys love their doctor she’s nice the nurses are nice moves fast never waiting ❤️❤️
somer white
somer white
15:17 11 Aug 22
This is the best pediatrician in Denham Springs! We almost always get an appointment the same day & if they are booked up they will try to get you in... as fast as they can! They really care about your needs & when we are all only 1 ppl, every person & their needs are important & met here! The staff are all personable & caring! The lady @ the front desk is awesome! When we call they're awesome! We love this place! Dr.Ray isn't practicing here anymore unfortunately. Heck she was there for so long that I'm sure everyone who goes here is familiar w/her, but the new Dr, she is just as amazing! She really listens & cares & wants to help! She actually reminds me of Dr.Ray. I deffinately recommend Children's International Pediatrics to anyone & everyone, new & current patients, new & expecting mommas! Everyone! Don't waste your time anywheres else. This is the place to be!read more
Vivian McMorris
Vivian McMorris
00:14 28 Sep 21
Dr. Karen Ray is the doctor for all 3 of my children. She is always very tentative and listens to my concerns. She speaks to my kids and listens to... them. I am always able to get in to see her when needed. My kids love Dr. Ray and is never afraid to go to the Dr. We highly recommend her!read more
Chelsea McCoy
Chelsea McCoy
14:24 30 Jun 21
I have four kids and we have been seeing Dr. Keren for years. She is great and patient with all our questions and issues. I would recommend... Children's International in Denhamread more

Pediatrician Denham Springs

Children's International Pediatrics

Pediatrician in Denham Springs, LA

Denham Springs Pediatric Services

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

Denham Springs Pediatric Clinic Providers & Staff

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Dougalas Patterson, M.D., F.A.A.P.

General Pediatrician

Dr. F. Douglas Patterson is a board certified pediatrician. Dr. Patterson has been a pediatrician for over 30 years and has been with Children’s International since 2014. He has been in the Baton Rouge/Denham Springs area caring for pediatric patients for 25 years.  He enjoys hunting, fishing, golfing and exercising. Patients of Dr. Patterson say he is kind, attentive to their needs, and an all-around great pediatrician.

Dr. Patterson received his Bachelors in Biology from the University of Alabama before attending the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. Upon receiving his Medical Degree he joined the U.S. Army, where he completed an internship and residency in Pediatrics at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Dr. Patterson then spent two years at Fort Lee, Virginia before moving to Baton Rouge and joining the Baton Rouge Clinic Department of Pediatrics.

pediatrician Emily Robichaux, FNP, APRN

Emily Robichaux, FNP, APRN

Family Nurse Practitioner

Bio coming soon.

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Sharon Lilly, M.D., F.A.A.P

General Pediatrician

Bio coming soon…


Pediatric Clinic Manager

Triche Charbonnet

Pediatric Office Manager

Patricia Charbonnet is a lifelong resident of Ponchatoula, La, who began working in Pediatric medical offices back in 2001. Over the years Patricia has gained experience in clerical work, medical billing, and patient care. She began working for Children’s International Medical Group® in December of 2006 and, continuing to grow within the company, and was promoted to Hammond Office Manager in September of 2012.

In late 2015, After managing the Walker clinic for over two years, Patricia transferred to the Denham Springs as Office Manager. Family is Patricia’s biggest joy. She is a mother of three daughters; Emilie, Hannah, and Cheyanne. She enjoys hanging out with her girls and spending lots of time with her family.

About Children’s International Pediatrics in Denham Springs, 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 (Denham Springs), 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 (Denham Springs), 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.

Mission Statement

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

Our vision is to be the number one choice for pediatric services.

Frequently Asked Questions About Pediatricians And Nurse Practitioners

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.

How Much Education Does A Pediatrician Get?

They need to complete four years of college, then four years of medical school, and then three or more years in an accredited residency program for pediatricians. A pediatrician must first graduate from medical school before going on to specialize in the field of pediatrics. 

How Much Education Does A Nurse Practitioner Have?

For a Nurse Practitioner, their 4-year degree must be in nursing. After earning a BSN, they complete a master’s degree program that trains them to be a nurse practitioner (NP). NP degrees can take 2 to 4 years to complete