At Children’s International in Slidell, LA, 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 in Slidell, LA
1430 Lindberg Dr Slidell, LA 70458
Phone: (985) 781-7337
Fax: (844) 743-3349
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
After Hours: Monday & Thursday 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
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Medicaid & Private Insurance Accepted
Children's International Pediatrics
Pediatrician in Slidell, LA
Slidell 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.
Slidell Pediatric Clinic Providers & Staff
General & Adolescent Pediatrician
Dr. Jennifer Maraia is a board certified Pediatrician. She was born and raised in Slidell, Louisiana and graduated from Louisiana State University in 1997 with a major in Zoology, and a minor in Psychology. Dr. Maraia then attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans where she graduated in 2001 with her M.D. She completed her Pediatric residency with Louisiana State University School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital in New Orleans. She joined Children’s International Medical Group® in January of 2012. Dr. Maraia, her husband Frank and their daughter currently reside in Slidell.
General & Adolescent Pediatrician
Dr. Cornel Jeansonne is a board certified pediatrician. He graduated from LSU with a major in Zoology and then attended LSU Medical School in New Orleans where he graduated in 1977. He later did his residency in Pediatrics through LSU at Charity Hospital in New Orleans. After his residency, Dr. Jeansonne served in the U.S. Air Force for 3 years as a Pediatrician at Loring Air Force Base in northern Maine with the rank of Major.
After leaving the Air Force, he established a General Pediatrics practice in Chalmette. He practiced in Chalmette for 21 years and then joined Children’s International Medical Group® as the group’s first General Pediatrician. He enjoys taking care of children of all ages from birth to young adulthood, and takes special pleasure in watching his patients grow. Dr. Jeansonne has a passion for the treatment of ADD/ADHD.
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Riley Bunnell earned his Bachelor’s of Science at Southwestern University and then went on to complete his medical education at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, earning a BSN and MSN respectively. Riley is happily married and actively participates in organizations such as NAPNAP, Louisiana Emergency Relief, and Compost Now. His patients might be excited to know that his favorite superhero is Spider-man and his first job ever was making donuts! Yum! Riley’s favorite quote is the wise words of the Dali Lama, “if you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”
Pediatric Office Manager
Clara Hunt is a native of Cuba and was raised in New Orleans, LA. Clara attended Seton Academy High School, Delgado Community College, and continued her education Delta Junior College where she received her certification in Business Administration in 1992. Clara has been working in the medical field since 1995 and in November of 2005, her dream of working with children was fulfilled when she joined Children’s International Medical Group.
In view of her hard work and dedication, in January of 2008, Clara was promoted to office manager for the Slidell site and then shortly thereafter, to our Chief Operating Officer where she continues to be motivated and inspired by the children.
About Children’s International Pediatrics in Slidell, 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.