At Children’s International Pediatrics in Franklinton, 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 pediatric care possible and Children’s International is Here For You. Call Now to schedule an appointment with a pediatrician or nurse practitioner.

Pediatrician | Franklinton

2401 Washington St.
Franklinton, LA 70438

Phone: (985) 795-2228
Fax: (844) 883-2537

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:
Wednesday:  5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Telehealth Video Visits Now Available!


Medicaid & Private Insurance Accepted

Google Reviews of Our Pediatric Clinic

Paul Matt
Paul Matt
01:25 30 Jan 24
Staff always friendly and helpful. Always have a fantastic experience when I bring my kids to there appointment.
Amanda Arnold
Amanda Arnold
22:52 03 Jan 24
Absolutely the best children's international clinic I have ever experienced! Losing this clinic when moving out of Franklinton was the biggest loss I... took from the move! The doctors & staff are phenomenal ! I miss this clinic dearly! Highly recommend! They are great from every aspect!read more
Shirley Foster
Shirley Foster
00:24 11 Oct 23
Dr. Hernandez is a great pediatrician he's right up there with Dr Dwan. My kids loved how he interacted with them he has the same bed side manner as... Dr Dwan would totally recommend. And a bonus Amanda the receptionist is a total sweet and understanding woman we're so happy when we get to see her,They treat us like family I would highly more
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Laylasababe 24
14:29 30 Sep 23
I love Dr dwan she's the best doctor ever. She checks my children from head to toe and knows things that me their own mother doesn't notice! We've... been with her for 7 years now and she's seen all 3 of my boys since they were born ! All the staff is awesome and treat my boys like family ❤️read more
Nikki Jefferson
Nikki Jefferson
13:10 20 Sep 23
From the front desk, to the MAs and Dr. Dwan, I couldn’t ask for a more supportive and caring facility. They all are super nice and Dr. Dwan takes... her time, (not in a bad way. They’re never behind) and the silent prayer request on the wall in each room just tops it off. Love them!read more
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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).

Franklinton Pediatric Clinic Providers & Staff

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Dwan Dodds, APRN, CPNP-PC

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Dwan W. Long is a board certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner from Franklinton, Louisiana. She attended Xavier University for one year, and went on to receive her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2005.

Shortly after graduating, and due to the effects of Hurricane Katrina, she moved to Houston, Texas, and worked as a Bone Marrow Transplant Nurse at Texas Children’s Hospital for 5 years. At the end of 2010, Dwan returned to her hometown of Franklinton, LA and completed her internship at Children’s International Medical Group®. One year later, in December of 2011, she graduated from the University of South Alabama, receiving her Master’s Degree in Nursing as a Pediatric Nurse practitioner. Once she became board certified, Dwan was the first Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at Slidell Memorial Hospital in Slidell, LA working with Dr. Hernandez.

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George Cowan D.O.

General Pediatrician

Dr. George Cowan is a licensed pediatrician that brings decades of experience to the table when providing care for his patients. He received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1982. He then went on to receive postgraduate training with an internship at Doctors Hospital in Georgie and then with a pediatric residency at LSU Department of Pediatrics.

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Abigail Cochran, APRN, FNP

Family Nurse Practitioner 

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Amanda Callais

Pediatric Office Manager

Amanda Callais is a Registered Medical Assistant as well as the Manager of the Franklinton Clinic. She went to John Ehret High School and Graduate from Gretna Career College where for Medical Assistant Program. She was born and raised on the Southshore and later moved to Franklinton in 2012. Amanda loves to help others and is very positive. She loves to motivate others and see other succeed. Her favorite hobbies are watching her son powerlift and play football. She loves time with her family and has been married to her high school sweetheart for 18 + years.  She is a huge Disney fan and loves Tinkerbell. Her favorite saying is: “Teamwork makes the dream work”  

About Children’s International Pediatrics in Franklinton, 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 (Franklinton), 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 (Franklinton), 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.