At Children’s International Pediatrics in Baton Rouge, LA, our pediatricians and nurse practitioners have both the children’s and their parents’ 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 (225) 924-7343 to schedule an appointment with a pediatrician or nurse practitioner at our Baton Rouge pediatric clinic.

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Pediatrician | Baton Rouge


710 Colonial Dr
Baton Rouge, LA 70806


Phone: (225) 924-7343
Fax: (844) 864-3670

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


Telehealth Video Visits Now Available!


Medicaid & Private Insurance Accepted

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Ieesha Mckay
Ieesha Mckay
My visits here is always beyond amazing! I love Dr. Despinassee , he was my doctor up until the age of 18 lol yes 18 and now he see all 3 of my... children ... The staff are very sweet and friendly 😊 Thank you for your service Children's International !!read more
Lucy Johnson
Lucy Johnson
My 4 year was very comfortable inside the office and with the Dr. They answered all concerns that I had. Love them they are great office, lab and... doctors to see your more
Caide Irvin
Caide Irvin
Children's International Pediatrics is one of the best doctor's offices in Baton rouge. Everyone from the receptionist to the doctor's are so... professional and friendly. Our family has been coming to Dr. Despinasse for 17 years and he has cared for all 4 of my children, 2 from birth. I have recommended this office to many many people and always will. Love this placeread more
Rachael Douglas
Rachael Douglas
I love love dr. D! He’s amazing. The wait time to see him is ridiculous, but by the time the appointment is over I’m in love all over again! All 3 of... my kids will be seeing him until they are 18!I had to come back and mention the medical assistants! They are so sweet and fun. They make me very comfortable. You can tell they love their job. & they are consistent! They are always on point!read more
Ashley Johnson
Ashley Johnson
Absolutely the best! I have been with Dr.Despinasse since my oldest (now 13) was born. When I found out that was having my youngest ( now 2) I... admittedly knew who to go to. Have been with him ever since. Followed him where ever he has gone.Dr. Pam has the same love and care for children and respect for parents. The staff has always been amazing. Every nurse has been equal as well! Just fantastic!!read more
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Children's International Pediatrics

Pediatrician in Baton Rouge, LA

Baton Rouge Pediatric Services

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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).

Baton Rouge Pediatric Clinic Providers & Staff

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Brian P. Despinasse, II, M.D.

General & Adolescent Pediatrician

Brian P. Despinasse, II, M.D. is a Louisiana native specializing in General and Adolescent Pediatrics. He believes in a holistic approach to treating patients and families, encompassing spiritual, academic, social, developmental, and medical concerns. A committed educator and lifetime learner, Dr. Despinasse has made his goal as a pediatrician and the goal of his practice to nurture our children, in Baton Rouge and around the world, through individualized health care for each child.

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Pamela Woods, M.D.

General & Adolescent Pediatrician

Dr. Pamela Woods is a Board Certified Pediatrician. She earned her Bachelor of Science Xavier University and her Doctor of Medicine at Louisiana State University. She enjoys reading, shopping, and spending time with her family when not at the clinic. Her favorite movie is Aladdin and her favorite superhero is Iron Man! Dr. Woods’ favorite quote is: “Love the life you live, live the life you love.”

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Kristy Dibble, APRN, CPNP-PC

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Kristy Dibble is a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and is Maternal Newborn Certified. She graduated from Lake College in 2002 and University of South Alabama in 2007. Kristy’s nursing background includes Level II and III NICU nursing as well as maternal and newborn care at Woman’s Hospital and surrounding hospitals and Pediatric Primary Care in surrounding Baton Rouge area. Her passion has always been in taking care of the pediatric population and watching them grow from infants to adolescents and being a part of their journey.

Kristy has a son currently in college, a daughter soon to be in college, and Posey Mae; a golden doodle. She loves traveling anywhere new and exciting with her favorite place being the beach. Kristy enjoys anything Disney. Her all time favorites are The Little Mermaid and Cinderella. Kristy’ favorite quote is: “Where there is kindness, there is goodness and where there is goodness, there is magic.” – Cinderella

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Alyssa Eilers

Pediatric Office Manager

Alyssa Eilers is an experienced medical field professional who has been with Children’s International Pediatrics since 2013. Alyssa started as the office manager of the Walker clinic and has since helped launch a new pediatric clinic in Denham Springs and trained many of our staff around the state before eventually becoming the pediatric office manager of our Baton Rouge clinic. Alyssa is married to her high school sweetheart and has one son. She enjoys spending time with them whenever she can in addition to painting, making jewelry, doing crafts, and raising monarch butterflies! Patients of her clinic might be excited to know that Alyssa’s favorite superhero is the incredibly powerful and wise, weather controlling mutant, Storm from the X-Men TV series, movies, and comics. A great superhero indeed!  Alyssa welcomes all patients to have fun and share their favorite things with everyone at the clinic. Superhero costumes are welcomed!

About Children’s International Pediatrics in Baton Rouge, 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 Pediatrics in Baton Rouge (East), we have both the children’s and their parent’s best interests at heart. Our pediatricians 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 (Baton Rouge East), 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.

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

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