The mission of the General Pediatric Practice is to focus on the diagnosis and treatment of children from birth to 18 years of age. The department’s physicians are specially trained to solve complex diagnostic problems and manage chronic illnesses. When other medical specialists are needed, they will also coordinate and often serve as consultants in your child’s care.
Teaching Ochsner’s patients and patients’ parents about wellness and disease prevention, education and childhood disease management are important aspects of the care provided. Other routine services include:
- Routine health screening
- Urgent care
- Flu shots
- Care for chronic problems
- Parent educational seminars
Ochsner pediatricians are able to closely manage the care of your child should he or she require hospitalization or home health care. Ochsner also provides:
- Over-the-phone registration
- Prescription refills
- Well-baby visits
- Completion of shot records
- School and camp forms
Ochsner’s group of general pediatricians and their staff are committed to preserving the health and wellbeing of our pediatric patients, as well as those of the community in which they reside. Ochsner prides itself on the caring relationships established with each patient and their families. Ochsner also has the ability to help parents manage their children's' health through prevention, education and management of childhood diseases. As your child's physician and advocate, the pediatrician manages his or her health care needs. In addition to providing preventative services, Ochsner pediatricians specialize in diagnosing and treating childhood diseases and disorders such as ear infections, behavioral problems, asthma, headaches, stomach problems, rashes, heart problems and just growing up.
Our Number One Priority is Children
We understand that there are times when your child needs immediate attention. That's why we offer same day appointments, extended hours and Saturday appointments at many of our clinics.
Ochsner On Call for After Hours Assistance
Specially trained registered nurses are available to discuss your concerns and help you decide if your child's symptoms require a trip to the Emergency Room or a visit with a physician. Call 504-842-3155 or toll free 800-213-5257.