How to Choose a Pediatrician

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Contributing writer: Dr. Julia Kuznetsova A pediatrician is a physician, either and MD or DO (doctor of osteopathy), who is specially trained to take care of children from birth through young adulthood. But how do you go about finding the right doctor for your child, be it before delivery or right at birth or even […]

About Dr. Sandra Franz

Sandra Franz, MD, FAAP is an Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group pediatrician at the Pediatric Medical Center in Baton Rouge. She earned her medical degree from the LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport and completed her residency at Hasbro Children's Hospital at Brown University in Rhode Island. Dr. Franz began her practice with Pediatric Medical Center in 2000. She is Board-Certified in Pediatrics and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Learn more about Dr. Franz by clicking here.

You Should Vaccinate Your Child and Here’s Why.

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The importance of timely vaccinations has been a hot media topic recently. There’s so much conflicting information about potential risks that it’s no wonder parents are anxious about what’s best for their child. What no amount of debate can debunk is that timely vaccinations significantly decrease the risk of serious childhood diseases. Evidence-based research overwhelmingly […]

About Dr. Sandra Franz

Sandra Franz, MD, FAAP is an Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group pediatrician at the Pediatric Medical Center in Baton Rouge. She earned her medical degree from the LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport and completed her residency at Hasbro Children's Hospital at Brown University in Rhode Island. Dr. Franz began her practice with Pediatric Medical Center in 2000. She is Board-Certified in Pediatrics and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Learn more about Dr. Franz by clicking here.