At Children’s International Pediatrics in Picayune, MS, we have both the children’s and their parent’s best interests at heart. Our pediatric office provides a relaxing atmosphere with entertaining waiting rooms and state-of-the-art equipment. Your child deserves the best pediatric care possible and Children’s International is Here For You. Call 601-215-8060 to schedule an appointment with a pediatrician or nurse practitioner at our Picayune clinic.

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Pediatrician in Picayune, MS

 

2003 Wildwood Dr.
Picayune, MS 39466

Phone: 601-215-8060
Fax: 833-884-7663

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

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Arielle Lyster
Arielle Lyster
Chris Fletcher is amazing with children. We were sad originally having to switch our first son's pediatrician when we moved, but Chris has gone above... and beyond and both our boys now see him. The staff is always friendly and so helpful and extremely knowledgeable when it comes to navigating Tricare. Highly recommend!read more
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Selena Kyle
Best pediatric clinic in Picayune! We always have a pleasant visit here. I highly recommend making the drive to this pediatric clinic even if it is a... little out of your way. 🙂read more
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Children's International Pediatrics

Pediatrician in Picayune, MS

Pediatric Services

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Annual Well Visits

Children grow rapidly, requiring periodic check-ups with your pediatrician 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 your pediatrician or nurse practitioner 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).

Pediatric Clinic Providers & Staff

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CARLA PENTON, APRN, FNP-PC

Family Nurse Practitioner

Carla is a Family Nurse Practitioner, board certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She has nine years of primary care pediatrics experience. She graduated with her Bachelor’s in Nursing in 1984 from the University of Southern Mississippi; with membership in Sigma Theta Tau honor society. She earned her Master’s in Family Practice from the University of South Alabama in 2009. Carla is a member of the MS Association of Nurse Practitioners.

Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, Carla was a school nurse at Pearl River Central Elementary and Middle Schools for nine years. Before that, she was employed as a staff and charge nurse at Slidell Memorial Hospital in the Pediatrics, Nursery and Obstetrics department. Carla has precepted numerous area students, investing in their goals of becoming nurse practitioners. She also enjoys being married for 36 years to her best friend Bruce, who is a retired teacher and coach. Carla and Bruce have three daughters, two sons in law, and four grandchildren.

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Dawn Malcom, APRN, FNP-PC

Family Nurse Practitioner

Dawn Malcom is a Family Nurse Practitioner who has been with CIMG since April 2019. She is currently working at our Bay St. Louis and Picayune North locations.

Dawn attended Auburn University Montgomery and graduated in 1998 with her BSN. She graduated with her MSN in 2017 at the University of South Alabama. She had started her career in ICU. After several years, she found herself in school nursing. She now enjoys her time working with children as an NP in pediatrics. Dawn has been married for over 20 years and has two sons. Her family lives in Mississippi.

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Christine Thomas

Pediatric Office Manager

Christine Thomas was born in Hammond, La. and raised in Ponchatoula, La. She graduated from Ponchatoula High School in 1991. Christine attended Pearl River Community College Nursing Program. She has been working in the Nursing field for over 10 years. Christine joined Children’s International Medical Group® in July 2006.

Who We Are

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 Picayune, MS, 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 in Picayune, 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.

Pediatrician in Picayune, MS | Children's International Pediatrics
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Service Type: Pediatrician

Price: Medicaid and Private Insurance Accepted

Currency: USD

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