North Oaks Pediatric Clinic

Healthcare for your children From Cradle through College

 

Dr. Leo Westmoreland Jr. is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.  Dr. Westmoreland grew up between Tangipahoa and Fluker Louisiana.  He graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University and completed medical school at LSU.  Dr. Westmoreland did his residency in pediatrics at Charity Hospital in New Orleans.  Dr. Westmoreland, along with Dr. Roger Rholdon, founded North Oaks Pediatric Clinic, LLP in 1979.  Dr. Westmoreland is a Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatrics, is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and is a past Chief of Staff at North Oaks Medical Center.  He is also a member of both the Louisiana State and Tangipahoa Parish Medical Societies.  Dr. Westmoreland is a Deacon of the Baptist Church.  He and his wife have 2 children.

North Oaks Pediatric Clinic, LLP

42440 Pelican Professional Park

Hammond, LA  70403

985-542-4950


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Dr. Roger Rholdon Sr. grew up in New Orleans Louisiana.  He graduated from University of New Orleans and completed his medical school at LSU Medical Center.  Dr. Rholdon completed his residency in pediatrics at Charity Hospital in New Orleans.  Dr. Rholdon, along with Dr. Westmoreland, founded North Oaks Pediatric Clinic, LLP in 1979.  Dr. Rholdon is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.  He is also a member of both the Louisiana State and Tangipahoa Parish Medical Societies.  Dr. Rholdon is married with 2 children.

Dr. Chris Leumas also grew up in New Orleans Louisiana.  He attended LSU and completed his medical studies at LSU Medical Center.  Dr. Leumas completed his pediatric residency at Earl K. Long Memorial Hospital in Baton Rouge.  Dr. Leumas joined North Oaks Pediatric Clinic in August of 1984.  Dr. Leumas is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.  He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.  He is also a member of both the Louisiana State and Tangipahoa Parish Medical Societies.  Dr. Leumas and his wife have 2 daughters.

Dr. Francis Donner Jr. joined North Oaks Pediatric Clinic in September of 1990.  He graduated from the University of New Orleans.  He attended LSU Medical Center where he completed his medical studies.  He completed his residency at Charity Hospital in New Orleans and Children’s Hospital in New Orleans.  Dr. Donner is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.  He is also a member of both the Louisiana State and Tangipahoa Parish Medical Societies.  Dr. Donner and his wife have 2 sons.

Dr. Jean Tran was our first female physician to join the practice.  She joined North Oaks Pediatric Clinic in July of 1998.  Dr. Tran graduated from LSU in Baton Rouge Louisiana.  She attended LSU Medical Center in New Orleans Louisiana for her medical studies.  Dr. Tran completed her residency at Tulane.  Dr. Tran is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.  She is a member of the American Association of Pediatrics and American Academy of Pediatrics.  She is also a member of both the Louisiana State and Tangipahoa Parish Medical Societies.

Dr. Samuel Hickey Jr. is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.  Dr. Hickey grew up in Metairie Louisiana.  He graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond Louisiana.  He attended medical school at LSU Medical Center in New Orleans Louisiana.  He completed his residency at LSU and Children’s Hospital in New Orleans Louisiana.  Dr. Hickey joined North Oaks Pediatric Clinic in July of 2002.  Dr. Hickey is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.  He is also a member of both the Louisiana State and Tangipahoa Parish Medical Societies.  Dr. Hickey is married with 3 children.  He is also a deacon at his church.

Dr. Elizabeth Fritz is our newest physician.  She joined North Oaks Pediatric Clinic in July of 2007.  Dr. Fritz also grew up in Metairie Louisiana.  She graduated from Auburn University of Nursing.  She was a Registered Nurse for 5 years and returned to school to obtain her MD.  She attended LSU Medical Center for her medical studies.  She completed her residency at LSU in New Orleans and Children’s Hospital in New Orleans Louisiana.  Dr. Fritz is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.  She is also a member of both the Louisiana State and Tangipahoa Parish Medical Societies.  Dr. Fritz is married with 2 daughters.

Laurie Kinchen is a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.  She received her BSN from Southeastern Louisiana University and her MSN fro the University of South Alabama.  Laurie joined North Oaks Pediatric Clinic in 2002 as a Registered Nurse.  She completed her studies and started seeing patients in February of 2005.  Laurie grew up in Springfield Louisiana.  She loves spending time with her family and friends.  Laurie is member of the Sigma Theta Tai and the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners.

Kimberly Simoneaux joined North Oaks Pediatric Clinic in 2002 as a Registered Nurse.  She began to see patients January of 2006 as a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.  Kimberly received her BSN from Southeastern Louisiana University and received her MSN from the University of South Alabama.  Kimberly and her husband have 4 children.

Melissa Schillage is a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.  Melissa joined North oaks Pediatric Clinic in 2002 as a Registered Nurse.  She worked as a Kidmed Nurse until she started seeing patients as a CPNP in December of 2007.  Melissa received her BSN from Southeastern Louisiana University and her MSN from the University of South Alabama.  Melissa is married with 3 children.

Susan Griffin is a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.  Susan joined North Oaks Pediatric Clinic in July of 2008 as a Registered Nurse.  She started seeing patients as a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in May of 2009.  Susan has been in the nursing field for 30 years (20 years was taking care of newborns).  Susan received her BSN from Southeastern Louisiana University in 1978 and her MSN from the University of South Alabama in 2008.  Susan grew up in Bedico Louisiana.  Susan and her husband Greg have 1 son.

Jessica Verburg is a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.  Jessica joined North Oaks Pediatric Clinic in 2010.  Jessica received her Associates Degree from Southwest Mississippi Community College in 1997.  Jessica got her BSN from the University of Mississippi in 2000 and her MSN from the University of South Alabama in 2005.  Jessica grew up in Magnolia Mississippi.  Jessica has 1 son.

Becky Daniels is a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.  Becky was our first CPNP to join the practices in 2002 and worked with us until 2004.  Becky returned to North Oaks Pediatric Clinic in November of 2011.  She received her BSN from Mississippi College in 1984, her MSN in 1987 from the University of Mississippi Medical Center and attended Mississippi University for Women for her Post Master’s PNP.  Becky teaches full time in a RN program as well as practicing at NOPC.  Becky and her husband have 3 sons.

Lesley Palisi is our newest Certified Pediatric Nurse Practicer.  Lesley joined North Oaks Pediatric Clinic as an RN in 2001.  She started practicing as a CPNP in April of 2012.  Lesley received her BSN from Southeastern Louisiana University in 1998 and received her MSN from the University of South Alabama in 2011.  Lesley and her husband have 3 children.