Pediatrics

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Advanced Care Close to Home for Your Child

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.

Our pediatric care and services

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:

  • Routine health screenings and physicals
  • Office visits for sicknesses
  • Urgent care for illnesses
  • Flu shots
  • Vaccinations and routine immunizations for infants
  • Care for chronic problems
  • Care of LGBTQ patients
  • Cancer care with pediatric certified chemotherapy nurses (recognized as one of only eight hospitals nationwide affiliated with St. Jude’s Hospital)
  • Sessions with our child-life specialists, who can help you and your child deal with the challenges of hospitalizations, illnesses and injuries
  • Expert recommendations from our pediatric registered dietitian, who can help assess and coordinate your child’s specialized nutrition needs
  • Effective medication therapy for various conditions with the help of a pediatric pharmacist
  • Pediatric obesity and lifestyle medicine
  • Highly specialized neonatal care for premature and special needs newborns and infants.
  • Surgical care with dedicated and highly trained pediatric surgeons
  • Routine and comprehensive pediatric gynecology care
  • Pediatric sedation services for children who undergo procedures in our hospitals
  • Ophthalmology (treatment of conditions that affect the eye, eyelid and surrounding tissues)

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:

  • Extracorporeal life support (ECLS) with pediatrically trained doctors
  • Level II nursery
  • Level II pediatric intensive care unit (PICU)
  • Level II pediatric trauma center
  • Level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), including NICU transport

Our partnership with LSU Health allows us to maximize patient volumes while providing family-centered, high-quality care to northwest Louisiana and the surrounding Ark-La-Tex area. We see children and teens (under age 18) at both our Internal Medicine and Pediatrics location and our Women’s and Children’s Center. In Monroe, our pediatric team accepts patients at the Monroe Medical Center.

Recognitions for Our Pediatric Care

We have received many honors and recognitions for the quality of care we provide to infants, children and teens in our area.

The ELSO Award for Excellence in Life Support

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.

Tiniest Babies Registry

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.

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