At Children’s International Pediatrics in Biloxi, MS we have both the children’s and their parent’s best interests at heart. Our pediatric clinic provides a relaxing atmosphere for our patients as they receive care. Your child deserves the best pediatric care possible and Children’s International is Here For You. Call (228) 400-0098 to schedule an appointment with a pediatrician at our Biloxi clinic.

Pediatric Clinic Location:

2561 Pass Rd Ste D

Biloxi, MS 39531


Phone: (228) 400-0098
Fax: (833)-915-0151

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

Google Reviews of Our Pediatric Clinic

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Children's International Pediatrics

Pediatrician in Biloxi, MS

Biloxi Pediatric Services

Pediatrician Biloxi for Well Visit

Annual Well Visits

Children grow rapidly, requiring periodic check-ups to oversee developmental progress and identify any underlying health complications that may be present.

Pediatrician Biloxi MS for Sick Visit

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.

Pediatrician in Biloxi for Sports Physical

Sports Physicals

Sports physicals are preventative screenings routinely used to verify a patient’s physical health and ability to safely participate in athletic activity.

Nutrition Counseling with Pediatrician in Biloxi, MS

Nutrition Counseling

We believe in treating the whole person – not just a disease. Preventative care is a foundational part of our practice.

Screening for ADD and ADHD


Millions of children and adults across the country suffer from Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Biloxi Pediatric Clinic Providers & Staff

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Joanna Dupont, M.D., F.A.A.P.

General Pediatrician

Dr. Dupont is a board certified pediatrician. She attended Loyola University where she received her Bachelor’s Degree. She then attended Texas Tech University Medical School, and completed her residency in pediatrics at East Carolina Medical School. She is board-certified in pediatrics and is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

While she offers many pediatric services, she feels especially passionate about her work with children that have developmental issues, asthma, and ADD/ADHD. If Dr. Dupont’s patients want to put a big smile on her face, all they have to do it ask her why she loves Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood and Daniel Tiger! To her, it’s always a beautiful day in the neighborhood.

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Patrick D. Dugger, PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Dr. Duggar graduated from Louisiana State University in 2006 with a Bachelor’s in English Literature. He then enrolled in the University of South Alabama and received his Bachelor’s in Nursing in 2009.  After nearly 10 years of ICU nursing experience, Patrick enrolled in University of South Alabama’s Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program and received his Master’s in Nursing in 2020. He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of mental and behavioral health issues such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, depression, anxiety, and PTSD. His professional goal is to effect positive change in the well-being of his community by addressing the mental health needs of its children and adolescents. He is a father of three, and his hobbies include guitar, sailing/boating, fishing, and camping.  Patrick is aided in his practice by his golden doodle, Mackenzie, who provides care and comfort and to all his patients. 

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Summer Powell, APRN, FNP

Family Nurse Practitioner

Summer is a Family Nurse Practitioner, AANP certified and licensed to practice in both Mississippi and Louisiana. She has worked in nursing since graduating with her Bachelor’s in Nursing from Alcorn State University in 2009. After years of working as an ER nurse and Case Manager, Summer sought a Master’s in Advanced Nursing Practice through Northwestern State University of Louisiana. She graduated from the Nurse Practitioner program in 2019 and immediately began working in pediatric primary care. Summer worked for two years in pediatrics before pursuing an opportunity to expand her knowledge and experience in adult pain management. However, she quickly learned that her heart was in pediatrics and returned to pediatric primary care. Originally from Natchez, MS, Summer moved to the coast in 2022. She and her husband, Josh, live in Vancleave with their two boys, Reed and Jack. She enjoys teaching and has precepted multiple students. Most recently, she has teamed up with William Carey as an adjunct clinical instructor for the LPN to RN program. Her favorite movie is the Harry Potter Series! 


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Kaitlyn Ellsworth, APRN, PNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Kaitlyn graduated from the University of Alabama at Huntsville in 2016 with her Bachelor’s in Nursing. She began her career in labor and delivery and the NICU before fulfilling her dream of working in pediatrics. Her dedication to helping children feel safe and at ease in healthcare settings is a testament to her passion for working with young patients. Kaitlyn furthered her education by obtaining a Masters in Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Primary Care from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2022, driven by her ambition to educate, provide comfort and respect, and assist children and their families through a holistic and family-centered care approach.

In March 2023, Kaitlyn and her husband, a member of the US Air Force, relocated from Texas to Mississippi. Their relationship, which began in the 6th grade, led to their marriage in 2019. Together, they enjoy the companionship of their four cats, which brings joy and entertainment into their home. Kaitlyn and her husband share a love for the outdoors, hiking, and seafood, showcasing their similar interests and the quality time they spend together.

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Amanda Russell

Pediatric Clinic Manager

Bio coming soon

About Children’s International Pediatrics in Biloxi, MS

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 Biloxi, we have both the children’s and their parent’s best interests at heart. 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 (Biloxi), 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.


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.