Meet The Team

 

All aspects of your visit to LeBlanc Pediatrics is handled by our own caring, experienced staff, from the initial call to check-out. Even after regular clinic hours, our LeBlanc Pediatric providers are here for you to answer any pediatric emergency which may arise. Utilizing social media, we provide useful pediatric education as well as critical announcements regarding the clinic, like community events or even clinic hours during the holiday season. Every member of our team is devoted to the ideals of access, quality, and compassion.

As we continue to provide the highest quality in pediatric care, Leblanc Pediatrics is involved in training people in healthcare. From medical assistants, front staff, nurse practitioners, and even future doctors from Tulane University Medical School, we train and educate the future.

Joshua LeBlanc, MD, FAAP grew up in an Air Force family and has lived in 9 different states. He completed medical school at The University of Cinncinnati and began his residency at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, but transferred to the University of Tulane after he was married. He has been practicing on the Northshore since completing Tulane/Ochsner Pediatric Residency Program in 2002. He had been in private practice before opening his own pediatric clinic in June, 2011 and is currently on faculty with Tulane University School of Medicine as Clinical Faculty Instructor of Pediatrics.

He has held previous leadership positions for which he has won awards as well as serving on pediatric committees at both St. Tammany Hospital and Lakeview Regional Hospital. Thru the years, he has been volunteering in the community and assisting with many community projects to include ACCESS, Kids Konnection, the future Children’s Museum of St. Tammany Parish and donating to local schools. Working with local TV stations, Dr. LeBlanc provided health information to the communities as well as assisting in the establishment of the first concussion program for St. Tammany Parish, which is currently in place.

 

 

Christina Lewis MD, FAAP grew up in Slidell, LA before heading to Mobile, AL to attend Spring Hill College where she earned her degree in Biology. She then returned to New Orleans to attend medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine, and since has completed her residency training at the combined Tulane-Ochsner Pediatric Residency Program.

During her time in residency, Dr. Lewis has mentored multiple co-residents, interns, and medical students and has served on the Tulane-Ochsner Clinical Learning Environment Committee working to improve the overall resident experience. She has also served as Resident Representative on Ochsner’s Child Health Committee working to ensure optimal patient care. In her work with the Tulane-Ochsner Advocacy Program, she created a database for the Guidelines for Adolescent Preventative Services screening tools, enabling her to characterize the patient population so as to better serve them. Outside of her training, Dr. Lewis has enjoyed establishing her family and she is now the proud “Mama” of three children with her husband, Chester Lewis, Jr.

Professional organization affiliations include the American College of Physicians and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

 

Sheri Berger, APRN, CPNP earned her undergraduate nursing degree from the University of Alabama followed four years later by a Masters in Nursing from Vanderbilt University as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She maintains certification through the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board. Her pediatric nursing experience spans over eleven years and includes emergency medicine as well as clinic and hospital-based settings. For the last 6 years she has been in practice, as well as active in the community, on the Northshore.

Professional organization affiliations include the Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners, National Assoc. of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, and the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America.

 

 

Christina Young, APRN, CPNP, grew up in Clarksville, TN where she attended Austin Peay State University. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2006 before moving with her husband to Louisiana. She practiced for 9 years in Women and Children's units before completing her Master's of Science in Nursing as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner from the University of South Alabama in 2014. She maintains her certification through the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board.

Professional organization affiliations include the Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners, National Assoc. of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, and the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America.

 

Jackie Walter, APRN, CPNP, grew up in Metairie, Louisiana and earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in 2010. She went on to study Pediatric Primary care at the University of South Alabama and graduated in 2014 with her Master of Science in Nursing Jackie maintains her certification as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner through the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board. She gained the majority of her pediatric experience at Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital in Baton Rouge, LA, where she practiced as a nurse for 3 years. Jackie lives in Mandeville with her husband, son, and two dogs.

Jackie is a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Sigma Theta Tau, The National Honor Society of Nursing.

 
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