Looking for a pediatrician? At Children’s International Pediatrics in Hammond, LA, we have both the children’s and their parent’s 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 (985) 419-2250 to schedule an appointment with a pediatrician or nurse practitioner.

1828 West Thomas St. 

Hammond, LA 70401

Phone: (985) 419-2250
Fax: (844) 887-4999

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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!

Convenient and Quick visits from the comfort of your home. After Hours video visits are available as well!

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Medicaid & Private Insurance Accepted

If you need to apply for Medicaid we can help! Call ahead and ask about our Medicaid Application Center.

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Children's International Pediatrics

Pediatrician in Hammond, LA

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Sara Easley
This location is the absolute best! Great caring staff and amazing providers. We love Jennifer! She is amazing
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Mz Queen
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Linda Pace Larpenter
Linda Pace Larpenter
Got us in quickly, did a thorough exam and diagnosed my child We are very pleased with everyone we dealt with.
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April Brown
Dr. Brian Despinasse and his staff are the best. They are like family. My family and I have been patients of Dr. D for over 14 years and out of that... time I have not one complaint or issue. BEST DOCTOR AND STAFF EVER!!!read more
Kirstan Wells
Kirstan Wells
Children’s international is a great place for your kids primary health care!!
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Hammond Pediatric Clinic Providers & Staff

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Pamela Woods, M.D.

General & Adolescent Pediatrician

Dr. Pamela Woods is a Board Certified Pediatrician. She earned her Bachelor of Science Xavier University and her Doctor of Medicine at Louisiana State University. She enjoys reading, shopping, and spending time with her family when not at the clinic. Her favorite movie is Aladdin and her favorite superhero is Iron Man! Dr. Woods’ favorite quote is: “Love the life you live, live the life you love.”

 

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Jennifer Guillory APRN, FNP-C

Family Nurse Practitioner

Jennifer Guillory is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1995 from Louisiana State University and her Master of Science in Nursing in 2014. She has an incredible 17 years of experience as a PICU nurse. She was previously practicing pediatrics at Pontchartrain pediatrics for 5 ½ years before joining Children’s International Pediatrics in Hammond. She is married to her husband of 23 years and has 2 sons. Jennifer likes to spend her free time gardening, doing photography and outdoor activities, and reading. Her patients might like to know that her favorite kids movie is the Secret Life of Pets and her favorite superhero is Wonder Woman! Her favorite quote is: “Be who you are and say what you mean, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind – Dr. Seuss

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Cherish Campbell APRN, CPNP-PC

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Bio coming soon…

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Pam Shriver, APRN, CPNP-PC

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Pamela Shriver is a Board Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She Received her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Nursing from The University of South Carolina, her home state.  She has served the Baton Rouge Community as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner for over 20 years.  Her passion has always been the health needs of children.  She has taught nursing school, served as a Day care consultant, assisted as legal nurse advisor and is a certified Breastfeeding Consultant.  She has special interests in adolescent medicine and children with ADD/ADHD.

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Hannah Messina

Pediatric Office Manager

Hannah was born and raised in Hammond, Louisiana. She graduated from Hammond High School and attended Delta College and Our Lady of the Lake College. She has been working in the Medical Field for over 10 years. Hannah previously worked at North Oaks Walk-in and Occupational Health Clinic, North Oaks Internal Medicine, and Covington Cardiovascular Care. She loves being a part of Children’s International Medical Group. Hannah currently lives in Hammond with her husband and two children. She says that being a mom is her greatest accomplishment and that her family is her world. And as a mom her hobbies include: Repeating herself, picking up after tiny humans, counting to 3, arguing with smaller versions of herself, and folding an endless supply of laundry! All jokes aside, Hannah absolutely loves being a mom and making memories with her amazing kids! Make sure to ask her about her favorite cartoon character, Bugs Bunny, next time you see her at the office!

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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).

About Children’s International Pediatrics in Hammond, 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 in Hammond, 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 in Hammond, 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.

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?

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 and Private Insurance Accepted

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