At Children’s International Pediatrics in Covington, LA, 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 (985) 273-0250 to schedule an appointment with a pediatrician at our Covington office.
Pediatrician in Chalmette, LA
944 N. Columbia St.
Covington, LA 70433
Phone: (985) 273-0250
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
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.
Covington Pediatric Clinic Providers & Staff
Dr. Jonathan Heiman is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. He grew up in Mandeville, Louisiana and graduated from Fontainebleau High School in 2000. After earning his B.S. from Louisiana State University, he attended the LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans. Jonathan completed a combined residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans in 2013, and his love for Pediatrics and life on the North Shore led him to join Children’s International Medical Group® later that year to work as a Pediatric hospitalist. He and his wife have 3 children and when he is not working at the hospital he can be found chasing his boys around their back yard.
Claire Morgan, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Dr. Claire Morgan is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics. She earned her M.D. from LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans and completed her pediatric residency through LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. She has over 20 years’ experience practicing pediatrics including as a pediatric emergency room physician, pediatric hospitalist, and general pediatrician. She joined Children’s International Medical Group in Covington in January 2021. Although she enjoyed much of her career as a pediatric emergency room physician, she loves being able to get to know her patients and their families and watching her patients grow. She is married with 2 children. Her family and she enjoy everything the North Shore has to offer and she is so happy her husband, who grew up in Covington, convinced her to move to the North Shore in 2013.
Pediatric Office Manager
Lanesha West or Ms. Nesha as she prefers to go by is a Clinically Certified Medical Assistant as well as the Office Manager of the Covington Clinic. She went to Franklinton and Covington High school and graduated from Delta College’s Medical Assistant Program. She was born in Covington and raised in both Mandeville and Covington area. She now resides in Covington.
If you ever come to the office early, you may find her singing. She loves to sing at home, work and GSBC, her church.
She also loves to spend time with her godson, family and friends in her spare time.
Her patients know “Ms. Nesha loves the kids” and treats them all as her own. She takes pride in what she does.
If you took the time to read this far, remember, “To thine own self be true” I look forward to taking care of your families.
About Children’s International Pediatrics in Covington, 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 Covington, LA, 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 Covington LA pediatric clinic.
Family-Centered Pediatric Clinics
At Children’s International Pediatrics in Covington, LA, 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