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.

Pediatrician in Hammond, LA

1828 West Thomas St. Hammond, LA 70401

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

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

I love how they're hands on with the kids and will go the mile to make sure they can help the problem ...
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Everyone is super friendly especially the front desk woman. And I’m not sure what her name is but the Woman that saw my son today was absolutely the best. Wish we could get her everytime!! This clinic is the best my kids have ever went to. By far.
Great place. My kids love it here
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Children's International Pediatrics

Pediatrician in Hammond, LA

Hammond Pediatric Services

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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.

Hammond Pediatric Clinic 3

Sports Physicals

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

Hammond Pediatric Clinic 4

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).

Hammond Pediatric Clinic Providers & Staff

Pediatrician Near Me

Pamela Woods, M.D.

General 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

Cherish Campbell

Cherish Campbell APRN, CPNP-PC

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Cherish Campbell is a Board Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner working at the Hammond North location since August 2021. She received her Master’s at University of South Alabama in 2013, after working as a nursery nurse for 6 years. She was born and raised in Pascagoula, MS, and moved to Louisiana about 2.5 years ago for her husband’s career with Shell Oil Company. She has been married for 13 years and has 4 children, one daughter, age 11, and 3 sons, ages, 10, 5, and 4. They share a home with 2 aussiedoodles, 2 guinea pigs, and 2 cats. Her favorite color is red, her favorite food is chocolate, and her favorite music is Motown/Oldies. She is unable to pick a favorite superhero at this time. To be determined.

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Kimberly Pope, FNP-C, PMHS

Family Nurse Practitioner

Bio coming soon…

Pediatrician in Hammond, LA

Mamatha Ananth, M.D., F.A.A.P.

General Pediatrician

Dr. Mamatha Ananth was born and raised in Bangalore, India. She graduated from Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences of Bangalore University. During medical school, she developed a deep love for working with children. She saw personally that children who grew up with proper nurture and care, the most fundamental form of that being access to healthcare, grew into strong adults, both physically and mentally.

In 1993, she took the next step in her medical journey with a pediatric residency at Rush Presbyterian Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. After completing residency, in pursuit of a pediatric nephrology fellowship at Tulane University, she moved to the New Orleans area which has since become her home.

Learn More About Dr. Ananth

Over the next 20 years, she focused on becoming a strong clinician by gaining pediatric experience that ranged from the care of children in both in-patient and out-patient settings to working in the emergency room. In 2011, she joined LSU New Orleans and was a teaching faculty member with the Department of Pediatrics and Family Medicine. In this role, she enjoyed being able to share her experience and knowledge with the next generation of physicians. During this time, she was the Director of the Newborn Nursery at Our Lady of Angels Hospital located in Bogalusa, Louisiana, where she took care of the majority of both well and sick newborns in partnership with the local area neonatologists.

Dr. Ananth strongly promotes healthy lifestyle with a focus on breast feeding, nutritious diet, and the importance of exercise. She also believes in the importance of reading and early education. “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is reflected in the attention she pays to well care, immunizations, and injury prevention. She holds a deep connection to her community here in Louisiana and has spearheaded a forum on STI prevention in local schools initialized in Washington Parish.

On a personal note, Dr. Ananth lives on the Northshore with her husband. She has two children who live in the northeast and are pursuing their dreams. She thoroughly enjoys the company of her third child, her dog Cocoa. In her spare time she enjoys walking, riding her bike, or reading near Lake Ponchartrain.  

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Brandi Phelps

Pediatric Office Manager

I am a lifelong resident of Independence, LA. I received my medical assistance license in 2012 and worked in several fields. I became employed by Children’s International Medical Group in 2015 as a MA, I managed clinic in Walker and was an assistant manager in Hammond before leaving in 2019 to further my education. I came back to Children’s International Medical Group 06/24/2022 as a MA in the Baton Rouge East clinic and was thrilled to be offered the Manager position on 08/15/2022.

Learn More About Brandi

I am married to my husband Duane for 7 years; I have two daughters Jasmine and Sierra. I enjoy spending my free time traveling with my family and watching my children’s extracurricular activities, they participate in baseball, band and choir.

My favorite movie is Dirty Dancing, and my favorite quote is: If you’re not willing to learn no one can help you, if you are willing to learn no one can stop you -Zig Ziglar.

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.