At Children’s International in Baton Rouge, LA, our pediatricians and nurse practitioners have both the children’s and their parents’ best interests at heart. Our pediatric office provides a relaxing atmosphere for our patients. Your child deserves the best pediatric care possible and Children’s International is Here For You. Call (225) 778-7599 to schedule an appointment with a pediatrician or nurse practitioner at our North Baton Rouge Clinic.
Pediatric Clinic Location:
5151 Plank Rd. #160
Baton Rouge, LA 70805
Phone: (225) 778-7599
Fax: (844) 871-3358
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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Baton Rouge 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.
Baton Rouge Pediatric Clinic Providers & Staff
Rachel Hathorn, APRN, FNP-C
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Rachel Hathorn is a board certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology at University of Central Florida in 2009, Bachelor of Science in Nursing at University of Central Florida in 2014, and then her Master of Science in Pediatric Health Nursing at University of South Florida in 2017. Prior to becoming a nurse, Rachel was an 8th grade science teacher for several years. Her passion to help children lead healthy lives influenced her to continue her education in the field of pediatrics.
Some of her favorite hobbies include hiking with her rescue dog, bicycling, camping, and spending time with loved ones. Her patients might be excited to know that her favorite superhero is the mighty Wonder Woman and her favorite kid’s movie is The Secret Life of Pets. Rachel’s favorite quote is: “People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou
Pediatric Office Manager
April Ross was born in East Baton Rouge and raised in West Baton Rouge (Port Allen, La.). She graduated from Medical Assistant School in May, 1994. She has worked 20 years for the State of Louisiana. She began working for Children’s International in May of 2018 as a receptionist and was promoted to office manager of Baton Rouge East in November 2018. In March or 2019 she transferred to Baton Rouge North where she is working as the clinic office manager.
April is the mother of three adult children, Omar, Robert Jr. and Miya and the Meme of four beautiful grandchildren, Omar Jr., Santana, Malachi & Kai Jeremiah. April says “my true calling is to serve people and it brings me so much joy”. She spends her weekends serving as a pastor at Victory International Ministries in Baton Rouge.
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 in Baton Rouge (North), 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), 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.
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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Service Type: Pediatrician
Price: Medicaid & Private Insurance Accepted
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