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
Monday: 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Telehealth Video Visits Now Available!
Medicaid & Private Insurance Accepted
Children's International Pediatrics
Pediatrician in Denham Springs, LA
Denham Springs Pediatric Services
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.
Denham Springs Pediatric Clinic Providers & Staff
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.
Pamela Shriver, APRN, CPNP-PC
Pamela Shriver is a Board Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She Received her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Nursing from The University of South Carolina, her home state. She has served the Baton Rouge Community as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner for over 20 years. Her passion has always been the health needs of children. She has taught nursing school, served as a Day care consultant, assisted as legal nurse advisor and is a certified Breastfeeding Consultant. She has special interests in adolescent medicine and children with ADD/ADHD.
Pediatric Office Manager
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.
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.
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