General & Adolescent Pediatrics

Location: GRETNA

Dr. Heath Bettencourtt is a native of the West Bank of New Orleans, Louisiana.  He attended the University of New Orleans, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, and a minor in Chemistry. From there he attended the Medical School at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, where he graduated in 1996. He went on to complete his residency at both Children’s Hospital and university Hospital in New Orleans from 1996-1999. He also served as Chief Resident of Pediatrics at University Hospital from 1999-2000. Dr. Bettencourtt worked in private practice for 16 years before joining Children’s International in August 2016.

Dr. Bettencourtt has lived in Terrytown, La for the past 20 years, and enjoys spending time with family, friends, and his Miniature Dachshund, Fox. He also enjoys the food and dining at many of the great restaurants throughout the city of New Orleans.

Miscellaneous Facts

  • Favorite Quote: 
    • “The only journey is the one within.”- Rainer Marie Rilke
  • Most Inspired By: 
    • Nature
  • Hobbies: 
    • Tennis, Painting, and Traveling
  • Favorite Movie: 
    • A Beautiful Mind
  • Favorite Food:
    • Italian
  • Favorite Color: 
    • Green
  • Favorite Cartoon: 
    • The Incredibles