At Children’s International Pediatrics in Houma, 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 care possible and Children’s International is Here For You. Call Now to schedule an appointment with a pediatrician or nurse practitioner.
Pediatrician | Houma
216 Mystic Blvd. Ste B
Houma, LA 70360
Phone: (985) 868-9339
Fax: (855) 519-4481
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
Telehealth Video Visits Now Available!
Medicaid & Private Insurance Accepted
Houma Pediatric Services
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.
Houma Pediatric Clinic Providers & Staff
Erin Hurt, APRN, CPNP-PC
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Erin Hurt is a Certified Nurse Practitioner with over a decade of experience! She received her Bachelor of Science from Southeastern Louisiana University and her Master of Science in Nursing from university of South Alabama. Prior to working at Children’s International she did 13 years in the post-partum, transition nursery, and NICU step down nursery at Woman’s Hospital. She is happily married to her high school sweet heart and has 4 lovely children. Erin’s favorite superhero is the mischievous Cat Woman well known for being quick on her feet and Batman’s crime fighting partner. Her favorite quote is: All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. – Walt Disney
Eduardo J. Hernandez, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Dr. Hernandez was the first full-time Pediatric sub-specialist in the Northshore area and served as the Medical Director of multiple Skill Nursing Facilities, Home Health Agencies, Hyperbaric/Wound Care Units, and Pediatric Hospitalist programs. His career interests are the care of the physically challenged, the complex pulmonary, and the critically ill child.
Pediatric Office Manager
Madison Deroche was born and raised in Houma Louisiana. She went to H.L bourgeois High school and graduated from Unitech Training academy as a Certified Medical assistant in 2017 . Madison started with Children’s International Medical Group in October of 2018 as a medical assistant and she became the manager in January of 2021. She has a step son that is 5 and is her pride and joy. Her hobbies include traveling, shopping, hunting and fishing. Her favorite movie is The Greatest Showman. Madison’s favorite superhero is cat women and Spider-Man. Her favorite quote is if you wanna fly get rid of everything that weighs you down- Buddha
About Children’s International Pediatrics in Houma, 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 Medical Group, 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 Medical Group, 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?
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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