We know how important it is to have a happy, healthy child. Our pediatric team at Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport is committed to offering the high-quality care your family deserves.
We offer both routine care for life’s normal healthcare issues, as well as advanced specialty care in over 20 pediatric specialties and sub-specialties. For newborns, infants and children of all ages, we are North Louisiana’s place to find specialists including: a pediatric gastroenterologist, a pediatric oncologist, a pediatric cardiologist, a pediatric pulmonologist, a pediatric urologist, a pediatric neurologist and more.
From well-child checkups and immunizations to advanced cancer care, our pediatricians are here for you and your little one. In addition to providing preventive services, Ochsner LSU Health pediatricians specialize in diagnosing and treating childhood diseases and disorders such as:
Our services include:
Our pediatric team members are trained and experienced in health problems specific to children, from birth through adolescence. We provide advanced care for infants, children and teens who need the highest levels of support, such as:
We have received many honors and recognitions for the quality of care we provide to infants, children and teens in our area.
The Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) Award for Excellence in Life Support recognizes life-support programs worldwide that distinguish themselves by having processes, procedures and systems in place that promote excellence and exceptional care. Our pediatric program was recognized as an ELSO Gold Level Center of Excellence in 2018 for our commitment to quality critical care.
The Louisiana Emergency Response Network (LERN) recognized Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport as a Pediatric Level II Trauma Program on July 1, 2019 making it the first and only program in Louisiana to receive the Pediatric Trauma Program recognition.
LERN assists EMS providers and hospitals throughout North Louisiana in transporting injured children, and the Pediatric Trauma Program reinforces the highly specialized trauma care provided at Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport – Academic Medical Center.
Premature newborns require expert care from a highly trained team of doctors and providers. Our team was recognized on the Tiniest Babies Registry as having cared for one of Louisiana’s smallest babies. Search for “Walyat” on this list to learn more.
What do I need to do if I’m a new patient?
How do I obtain a copy of my medical records?
For instructions on how to request copies of your child’s medical records, click here.
What if I have a problem when my doctor’s office is closed?
If you have a medical concern or problem outside of normal operating hours, please call our Ochsner On-Call at 504-842-3155. Ochsner On Call provides appointment booking, health education, and advisory services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Specially trained registered nurses are available to discuss your health care concerns, to help you decide if your symptoms require going to the emergency room for assessment or a visit to a physician, and to recommend appropriate self-care techniques.
How does Ochsner LSU Health keep track of immunization records?
Ochsner participates in the LINKS program, also known as the Louisiana Immunization Network for Kids Statewide. It is a computer-based immunization information system administered by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals. The purpose of LINKS is to coordinate immunizations among health care providers to assure adequate immunization levels and to avoid unnecessary immunizations.
What if I need to cancel or reschedule my doctor’s appointment?
Out of consideration for other patients who may need the appointment time, please give Ochsner LSU Health at least 24 hours advance notice if you are unable to keep your appointment time.
What is a virtual visit?
A virtual visit is a secure video appointment with your doctor via your smartphone or tablet. This allows patients to conduct a traditional office visit with their provider electronically through their MyChart app without leaving home or work.
How do I schedule a virtual visit with my pediatrician?
What are the technical requirements for a virtual visit?
You must have a mobile phone or tablet with a front-facing camera and iOS or Android operating system. Download the MyChart app on your device and select Ochsner Health as your healthcare provider. You can find the MyChart app in the App Store (iPhone) and Google Play Store (Android).
How do I start a virtual visit?
Before your visit, complete the ePre-Check in the MyChart app to verify your insurance, demographics and sign the Telehealth Consent Form. Click on your appointment to view the details and allow access to your camera and microphone. Select ‘Begin Visit’ in your appointment to enter a virtual visit waiting room until your provider joins the appointment. View the complete steps here.
I am a new patient. Can I do a virtual visit with an Ochsner LSU Health pediatrician?
Some visit types can be done virtually for new patients in Louisiana. To schedule a virtual or in-person appointment, call 1-866-624-7637 or access the MyOchsner portal.
What conditions can be seen during a general pediatrics virtual visit?
Virtual visits are a convenient option for appointments related to the following conditions:
Appointments requiring a physical exam, diagnostic test or procedure should be scheduled as an in-person visit. These conditions are appropriate for in-person visits:
What conditions can be seen during a specialty pediatrics virtual visit?
Virtual visits are a convenient option for many follow up appointments related to the following conditions:
What does a pediatrics virtual visit cost?
The cost is the same as an in-person visit, as covered by your insurance. As with an in-person visit, you will be billed for co-pay at the time of your virtual visit (where you can pay online) or after the visit is completed. Contact your insurance provider for covered benefits.
What are the advantages of a virtual visit?
A virtual visit provides the same Ochsner experience with added convenience. The physician will do a comprehensive visit with each patient to determine next steps for their care.
Use our online search to find a primary care doctor or specialist from our team of pediatric experts.
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