At Children’s International Pediatrics in Columbia, MS our pediatricians and staff have both the children’s and their parents’ 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 (601) 255-3133 to schedule an appointment with a pediatrician at our Columbia office.
Pediatric Clinic in Columbia, MS
930 N Main Street
Columbia MS 39429
Phone: (601) 255-3133
Fax: (866) 402-1960
Pediatric Clinic Hours
Monday 8:30am – 5:00pm
Tuesday 8:30am – 5:00pm
Wednesday 8:30am – 5:00pm
Thursday 8:30am – 5:00pm
Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm
Monday: 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Telehealth Video Visits Now Available!
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.
Columbia Pediatric Clinic Providers & Staff
Brian Padgett, APRN, FNP- BC
Family Nurse Practitioner
Brian Padgett, a family nurse practitioner with 11 years’ experience, joined Children’s International in September of 2021 and is excited to begin his journey to the Pediatric outpatient space. Brian started his medical career when he joined the Army National Guard and served eight years. His time as an LPN brought him to Mississippi by way of V.A. Hospital in Biloxi. He then went to William Carey where he graduated with honors and received the Crusaders Award before obtaining his Master of Science in Nursing from The University of Southern Mississippi on December 9, 2010 and passed the AANP certification exam on February 20, 2011.
Learn More About Dr. Padgett
In June 2011, Brian was employed by Covington County Hospital working at Family Care Express. In addition to his full-time clinic position in the clinic setting, he was also responsible for sick call rounds at Veterans Nursing Home in Collins, MS. Brian received his Telemedicine training in emergency care from UMC in Jackson, MS in 2011. In March 2019, Brian started working for Fast Pace Urgent Care providing both acute and chronic care for adult and pediatric patients, physical exams, including but not limited to, sports physicals, military, pre-employment, work, adoption, Non-DOT and DOT and basic type physicals.
Brian’s love for medicine started while he was young. He grew up in West Terre Haute, Indiana. His father was a Pentecostal preacher and hauled trash to provide for his wife, a fulltime mother, responsible for the care of their 15 children. Brian was “Lucky 13” of this huge family with seven brothers and seven sisters. He and his family spent many hours ministering to the elderly at the local nursing homes. He loved the feeling of helping people.
In Brian’s free time, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, working out at the gym, gardening, fishing, camping, and traveling.
About Children’s International Pediatrics in Columbia, 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 Pediatrics in Columbia, MS we have both the children’s and their parent’s best interests at heart. Our pediatricians, nurse practitioners, and staff 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 at our Columbia, MS pediatric clinic.
Family-Centered Pediatric Clinics
At Children’s International Pediatrics in Columbia, MS, 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?
Your child’s Pediatrician will see them 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