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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.
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• Everyone Wears A Mask • Clinics Are Cleaned Hourly • Air Purifying Reme Halos In Every Clinic
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Pediatrician in Gretna, LA
594 Behrman Hwy Terrytown, LA 70056
Phone: (504) 391-7585
Fax: (844) 885-6842
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
Telehealth Video Visits Now Available!
Medicaid & Private Insurance Accepted
Children's International Pediatrics
Pediatrician in Gretna, LA
Gretna 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.
Gretna Pediatric Clinic Providers & Staff
PAUL S. LINKER, M.D., F.A.A.P.
General & Adolescent 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.
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Riley Bunnell earned his Bachelor’s of Science at Southwestern University and then went on to complete his medical education at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, earning a BSN and MSN respectively. Riley is happily married and actively participates in organizations such as NAPNAP, Louisiana Emergency Relief, and Compost Now. His patients might be excited to know that his favorite superhero is Spider-man and his first job ever was making donuts! Yum! Riley’s favorite quote is the wise words of the Dali Lama, “if you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”
Pediatric Office Manager
Kelly Gilmore is a Registered Medical Assistant as well as the manager of the Terrytown pediatric clinic. She went to West Jefferson and Riverdale High Schools and graduated from the Blue Cliff College Medical Assistant Program. She was born in New Orleans and raised in Terrytown. She now resides in Jefferson with her boyfriend and two daughters. Kelly ‘s favorite hobbies and activities are photography, crafts, sports, and hanging out with her daughters. Her patients might like to know that she is a huge fan of everything Disney, especially Sleeping Beauty. Her favorite quote is: “Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.”
About Children’s International Pediatrics in Gretna, 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 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.
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 Have?
A pediatrician must first graduate from medical school before going on to specialize in the field of pediatrics. 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.