At Children’s International Pediatrics in Gautier, 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 while they wait and receive care. Your child deserves the best pediatric care possible and Children’s International is Here For You. Call 228-864-6230 to schedule an appointment with a pediatrician at our Gautier office.

Pediatric Clinic in Gautier, MS

341 US-90 Suite A
Gautier, MS 39553

Phone: 228-864-6230
Fax: (833) 518-1886

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

After Hours:
Monday: 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Telehealth Video Visits Now Available!

Medicaid & Private Insurance Accepted

Google Reviews of Our Pediatric Clinic

Nonna Thomas
Nonna Thomas
I switched my child for certain reasons his old doctor just wasn’t trying, if it wasn’t Covid or flu the child was ok but doctor Lilly started... searched high and low to help my baby right away.read more
Kara Bovia Murphy
Kara Bovia Murphy
The doctors are super friendly and helpful. The staff is great at well
Branch Family
Branch Family
Great experience and very informative of what was going on with my kids would highly recommend
Ciera Thompson
Ciera Thompson
My two kids 15 and 6 have been going to this clinic for 3 years now after hesitantly transferring from the New Orleans location that I loved. Well... let me say this, from our first visit to the most recent I have zero complaints and can I mention how good it feels to call the clinic for an appointment and immediately the receptionist knows who you are and who you kids are 🥰 it’s such a heartwarming experience just to know your pediatric team really cares. Side note my daughter loves how the receptionist decorates for every holiday! Now let’s get to the doctors. Dr Lilly is the sweetest, easiest doctor to talk to, she actually listens to what parents are saying and let you be involved in the decision making of your child’s health. I can’t remember the male doctor name but he is my sons favorite! Just think cool teacher at school that everyone wanted to be in their class lol yep that’s him. I hope this help anyone looking for a future pediatrician!!read more
Bethany Rodriguez
Bethany Rodriguez
Dr lily is the best she gets to the root of what ever it is your child has. My daughter loves her. We also love ms nesha she always finds a way to... squeeze us in no matter what ! Best clinic ❤️❤️read more
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Annual Well Visits

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

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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.

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Sports Physicals

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

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Nutrition Counseling

At Children’s International, we believe in treating the whole person – not just a disease. Preventative care is a foundational part of our practice.

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ADD/ADHD

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

Gautier Pediatric Clinic Providers & Staff

Pediatrician

David L. Dugger, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician

David L. Dugger, M D received his medical degree from the University of Tennessee, and he completed Pediatric Residency training at St. Jude Children’s hospital and LeBonheur Children’s hospital in Memphis TN, & Charity Hospital LSU Pediatric Services in New Orleans, LA.  He is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.  He has also been certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in the specialty of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.  His major interests are in the areas of treatment for Attention Deficit Disorders and Autistic Spectrum Disorders.  His other interests are in music and he is a jazz keyboard player with a group of other local physicians on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.  He and his wife Aimee have been married for more than 45 years and they both enjoy “gardening and grandkids.”

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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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Ruth Stovall

Pediatric Office Manager

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About Children’s International Pediatrics in Gautier, 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 Gautier, 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 Gautier, MS pediatric clinic.

Family-Centered Pediatric Clinics

At Children’s International Pediatrics in Gautier Mississippi, 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.

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