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.
Pediatric Clinic Location:
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
Medicaid & Private Insurance Accepted
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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.
Baton Rouge Pediatric Clinic Providers & Staff
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.
Pamela Woods, M.D.
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.”
Katherine Lewing, DNP FNP-C
Family Nurse Practitioner
Dr. Katherine Lewing, DNP FNP-C obtained her Bachelors and Doctorate from The University of Southern Mississippi, her home state. She has a background in both Family Medicine across the lifespan and surgical sub-specialties. Katherine has been a nurse (RN) for 8 years and served various patients of all ages and backgrounds. She has a special interest in adolescent medicine and dermatology. She loves working with children and providing care for and attention to both my patients and their families. Outside of working in clinic, Katherine enjoys reading, writing, and playing “Dungeons & Dragons with her friends. Katherine’s favorite Disney character is Princess Rapunzel, and her favorite color is pink!
Pediatric Office Manager
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.
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 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