Dr. Cara Fontenot, MD

PediatricsFemaleAge 39

Pediatrics

Dr. Cara Fontenot, MD is a Pediatrics Specialist in Slidell, LA and has over 13 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from LA STATE UNIV SCH OF MED IN SHREVEPORT in 2010. She is affiliated with Ochsner Medical Center - North Shore. Her office accepts new patients.

Dr. Cara Fontenot, MD

Ochsner Childrens Health Center

2370 Gause Blvd E Slidell, LA 70461
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Dr. Fontenot's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Administrative Physical
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Animal Allergies
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Asthma
  • Asthma in Children
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Back Pain
  • Balanitis
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bedwetting
  • Black Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Boil
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • Burn Injuries
  • Bursitis
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Cellulitis
  • Chickenpox
  • Chlamydia Infections
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Common Cold
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Constipation
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Cough
  • Cryotherapy for Warts
  • Dehydration
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dysentery
  • Dyshydrotic Eczema
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Infection
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enteritis
  • Fever
  • Food Poisoning
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastroparesis
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Heartburn
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hives
  • Hydrocele
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Impetigo
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Laryngitis
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Motion Sickness
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nausea
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Newborn Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Normal Baby Development
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Diseases
  • Pediatric Obesity
  • Pediatric Overweight
  • Pediatric Sports Injuries
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Wart
  • Pneumonia
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polyuria
  • Proteinuria
  • Rash
  • Removal of Foreign Body from Ear
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Sprain
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Strep Throat
  • Stye
  • Suture Removal
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • Swine Flu
  • Tonsillitis
  • Torticollis
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Infection
  • Warts
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing
  • Wrist Sprain or Strain
  • Yeast Infections

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(985) 639-3755

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Dr. Fontenot's Reviews

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We absolutely love Dr Fontenot! She has been our pediatrician since the birth of our first child. We were completely new parents with so many questions, and Dr Fontenot talked us through everything we needed to know and reassured us through it all. She is an amazing pediatrician.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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The Littles – May 21, 2021
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Dr. Fontenot is a great listener. She is also very cheerful, which makes the kids comfortable. Most importantly, she is caring. I'd recommend her to anyone.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Angie L. in Slidell, LA – Feb 03, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I know your time is valuable and will provide a thorough visit. I enjoy engaging with children and their parents to answer all questions.  I...Read more

Biography

Dr. Tara Mitchell earned her medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham. She completed her pediatrics internship and...Read more

Specialties

  • Pediatrics

Education

2011
University of Tennessee Health Science Center LeBonheur Children's Medical Center
Internship Hospital
2010
LA STATE UNIV SCH OF MED IN SHREVEPORT
Medical School
2006
Louisiana State University
Undergraduate School

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What conditions does Dr. Cara Fontenot, MD treat?

Dr. Fontenot frequently treats the following conditions: Acute Upper Respiratory Infection, Bronchiolitis, and Abdominal Pain. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Cara Fontenot, MD's office address?

Dr. Fontenot's office is located at 2370 Gause Blvd E, Slidell, LA 70461. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Is Dr. Cara Fontenot, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Cara Fontenot, MD is affiliated with Ochsner Medical Center - North Shore.

How much experience does Dr. Cara Fontenot, MD have?

Dr. Fontenot has over 12 years of healthcare experience.

Locations

Ochsner Childrens Health Center

Ochsner for Children New Orleans2370 Gause Blvd E Slidell, LA 70461
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:45pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:45pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:45pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:45pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:45pm
    • Sat: 8:00am - 11:45am
  • Directions

Pediatric Center/Southwwst LA

Lake Charles Office2800 Country Club Rd Lake Charles, LA 70605
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Ochsner Medical Center - North Shore

Slidell, LA

74% Patients that would definitely recommend, 4% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)