At Children’s International Pediatrics in Houma, we have both the children’s and their parent’s best interests at heart. Our office provides a relaxing atmosphere with entertaining waiting rooms and state-of-the-art equipment. 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.
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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
Children's International Pediatrics
Pediatrician in Houma, LA
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
Family Nurse Practitioner
Jennifer Villalobos attended Holy Cross College for undergrad where she earn a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing and then went on to earn her Master’s of Science in Nursing at Nicholls State University. Jennifer started her career in pediatrics at West Jefferson Medical Center in the Pediatric Department and then transitioned to the Cardiac ICU at Children’s Hospital for 3 year before transferring to the Emergency Department at Children’s Hospital New Orleans where she still currently works when not at Children’s International Pediatrics. Jennifer is the mom of two children, 1 boy and 1 girl, and is active in the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Her favorite cartoon series is The Jetsons, which is a classic most parents should be familiar with and her favorite food is seafood. Jennifer is currently accepting new patients at our pediatric clinic in Houma.
Pediatric Office Manager
Amber Pitre is a certified medical assistant who received her medical training at Blue Cliff College after graduating from South Terrebonne High School. Amber is happily engaged and has 2 children and 3 step-children. Her children keep her busy during her free time with fun activites such as dancing, crafting, coloring and watching movies. Patients might be excited to know that Amber’s favorite superhero is the incredible Wonder Woman with her lasso that compels anyone it is wrapped around to be honest and truthful! Her favorite quote is, “don’t stop until you’re proud.” Next time you’re at our Houma pediatric clinic make sure to say hi to Mrs. Amber!
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, our office provides a relaxing atmosphere with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. 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.