At Children’s International in Slidell, 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 care possible and Children’s International is Here For You. Call Now to schedule an appointment with a pediatrician or nurse practitioner.

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
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

After Hours: Monday & Thursday  4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Telehealth Video Visits Now Available!


Medicaid & Private Insurance Accepted

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I love Dr Mariah and Dr Jeansonne. They try to figure out what’s going on with my toddler and for that i am so grateful. So far those 2 are the only ones i have complete faith in when it comes to my daughter’s health.
Response from the owner: Thank you for the great review! CIMG is so happy that you trust our providers with your children.
Dr J is the best. My boys absolutely love him. Always awesome with everyone.
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Very friendly staff and very professional and fast! Highly recommend children's international pediatrics in Slidell Louisiana off of Lindbergh drive!! Love love love them!! 😊
Me encantan con que amor atiende mi niña la Dr. Mariam
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Pediatrician Slidell

Children's International Pediatrics

Pediatrician in Slidell, LA

Slidell Pediatric Services

Pediatrician Slidell Annual Well Visit

Annual Well Visits

Children grow rapidly, requiring periodic check-ups to oversee developmental progress and identify any underlying health complications that may be present.

Pediatrician Slidell Sick Visit

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.

Pediatrician Slidell Sports Physical

Sports Physicals

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

Nutrition Counseling with a Pediatrician in Slidell

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.

ADHD screening in Slidell, LA


Millions of children and adults across the country suffer from Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Slidell Pediatric Clinic Providers & Staff

Pediatrician Slidell

Jennifer Maraia, M.D., F.A.A.P.*

General 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.

Pediatrician Slidell

Cornel Jeansonne, M.D. F.A.A.P.*

General 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.

pediatrician John Hall

John Hall, APRN, FNP-PC

Family Nurse Practitioner

Johnny Hall earned his Bachelors of Science at Loyola University New Orleans and then went on to complete his Masters at The University of Southern Mississippi. Johnny is happily married to his wife Natalie and they have a 13 year old daughter together. He has been working in pediatrics for 7 years and enjoys interacting with children. His favorite comic book character is the flash but he also has a passion for all things marvel.

Pediatrician Metairie

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.

Learn More About Dr. Ananth

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.

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.

Slidell Pediatric Office Manager

Clara Hunt

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.

*These providers are independent contractors with a variable schedule that might differ from each clinic’s hours of operation.

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. 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.

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.