Joshua LeBlanc, MD, FAAP
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 Cincinnati 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 group pediatric 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 and Clinical Faculty for William Cary University training medical students and residents.
He has held previous leadership positions for which he has won awards, most recently the Frist Humanitarian Award in 2017 given annually by Lakeview Hospital. He recently completed serving on the Executive Committee for the Louisiana Chapter of The American Academy of Pediatrics, 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 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
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.
Uyen Nguyen, MD
Uyen Nguyen, MD, was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. She received her undergraduate degree at the University of Missouri- Kansas City. She attended Ross University School of Medicine and went on to complete her pediatric residency training at LSU in Shreveport, Louisiana.
During her years in Shreveport, she served as a mentor to medical students and fellow residence. She later became a clinical assistant professor, becoming a part of the program and family that helped shape her.
She believes in providing quality medical care to both families and children from birth to adulthood. She is passionate about promoting and contributing to children’s health, understanding each individual child, and helping them lead happy healthy lives.
Dr. Nguyen is happy to call Covington and the surrounding community her home with her husband, who is a St. Paul’s graduate and practicing physician in the area. She enjoys traveling, cooking, painting, and cheering on the LSU Tigers and New Orleans Saints.
Dr. Nguyen is board certified and a member of the Louisiana Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Pediatrics
Christina Young, APRN, CPNP
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
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.
Mindy Kass, APRN, CPNP
Mindy D. Kass, APRN, CPNP grew up in Chalmette, Louisiana. She attended Southeastern Louisiana University and received her Bachelor’s degree in nursing in 2006. In 2016, she attained a Master’s degree in the Science of Nursing from the University of South Alabama and became board certified as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in Louisiana. She maintains her certification as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner through the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board. Mindy’s career as a nurse began in the pediatric intensive care unit at Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital in Baton Rouge, LA. She has been caring for pediatric patients ever since. Mindy lives in Madisonville, LA with her husband Ronnie, 2 children and one dog.