At Children’s International (Gretna), we have both the children’s and their parent’s best interests at heart. Our office provides a relaxing atmosphere with entertaining waiting rooms and state-of-the-art equipment. 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 in Gretna, LA

120 Ochsner Blvd. Suite 470 Gretna, LA 70056

Phone: (504) 391-7585
Fax: (844) 885-6842

Pediatric Clinic Hours

Monday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Medicaid & Private Insurance Accepted

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Children's International Pediatrics

Pediatrician in Gretna, LA

Pediatric Services

Gretna Pediatric Clinic 1

Annual Well Visits

Children grow rapidly, requiring periodic check-ups to oversee developmental progress and identify any underlying health complications that may be present.

Gretna Pediatric Clinic 2

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.

Gretna Pediatric Clinic 3

Sports Physicals

Sports physicals are preventative screenings routinely used to verify a patient’s physical health and ability to safely participate in athletic activity.

Gretna Pediatric Clinic 4

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.

Gretna Pediatric Clinic 5

ADD/ADHD

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

Pediatric Clinic Providers & Staff

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PAUL S. LINKER, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Pediatrician

Dr. Linker is board-certified pediatrician and Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He began his journey to become a pediatrician at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 1992. He then went on to the Medical University of South Carolina for his education in pediatrics and emerged an MD in 1996. After becoming an MD he did his residency at Wake Forest University until he completed the program in 1999. He is currently enjoying his time providing care for his patients in Gretna and making sure they get the best pediatrics has to offer.

Dr. Linker is happily married and has 2 boys and enjoys spending time with his family. In his free time he likes to tend to his garden, play soccer, and dabble in photography. Believe it or not, Dr. Linker loves many of the same things as his patients such as Spider-Man and Star Wars! These are great topics to bring up to break the ice and put a big smile on Dr. Linker’s face. Needless to say, Dr. Linker welcomes all new patients and would be honored to be your child’s pediatrician.

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Shantral Harris

Office Manager

Shantral Harris was born and raised in New Orleans, LA and currently lives in Metairie, LA. Shantral started at Gretna Career College in May of 2003 where she graduated as a Certified Medical Assistant a year later. Her career as a Medical Assistant started at The Healthcare Center where she worked for 1 year before relocating to West Jefferson Hospital Clinic where she worked for 2 years. Shantral then started working at Oschner on Jefferson for a little over 7 years. She started with Children’s International Medical Group in August of 2016 as the Gretna Clinic Office Manager.

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 Medical Group, 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 anytime during clinic hours to schedule an appointment with a pediatrician or nurse practitioner.

Family-Centered Pediatric Clinics

At Children’s International Medical Group, 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.

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