About Us

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Collins Pediatrics was founded by Keith and Jennifer Collins in 2005. What began with one doctor, one nurse and one biller/receptionist on Metairie Road has now expanded to add a second office in Lakeview. The practice now boasts four doctors, one nurse practitioner, all RNs, and a large support staff of professionals who attend competently, with polite efficiency, to all of our patients’ needs.

Collins Pediatrics strives to provide the highest level of personal and professional care to our patients and their families. Dr. and Mrs. Collins had six children of their own and knew firsthand the primary importance of a child’s well-being and health. We appreciate your trust in this practice and respond by providing exceptional care for your children from birth through young adulthood. It is the goal of the practice for everyone to leave our office feeling good, despite illness.

Dr. Collins passed away in his home, surrounded by his family, after a short battle with Cholangiocarcinoma at the young age of 45 on August 29, 2015.  On January 1, 2016, Dr. Heather Porche purchased Collins Pediatrics from Dr. Keith Collins wife, Jennifer.

Dr. CollinsOur founder, Dr. Keith Collins, grew up in Jefferson Parish, attended De La Salle High School and graduated as valedictorian in 1987.  He graduated from Boston University in biomedical engineering in 1991.  After working as a computer programmer for 5 years he returned to school and received his medical degree from LSU- New Orleans in 2000.  Dr. Collins finished his Pediatric Residency at LSU-New Orleans in 2003 and joined a group practice in Metairie.  In April 2005, he started Collins Pediatrics.  Dr. Collins passed away in his home, surrounded by his family, after a short battle with Cholangiocarcinoma at the young age of 45 on August 29, 2015. He was married to Jennifer and had six children: Caroline, Andrew, Julianne, Analiese, Christian and Kyle.

Dr. PorcheDr. Heather Porche grew up in Jefferson Parish, attended Chapelle High School and graduated as valedictorian in 1997. She graduated from Tulane University in 2000, and received her medical degree from LSU-Shreveport in 2004. Dr. Porche finished her Pediatric Residency at LSU-New Orleans in 2007. Dr. Porche joined Collins Pediatrics in August 2007. She is married to Dr. Brian Porche, M.D. and has three daughters, Raegan, Makinley and Kennedy.

GlasgowDr. Gabrielle Glasgow grew up in Kenner, attended Dominican High School and graduated 2000. She graduated from the University of Alabama in 2004, and received her medical degree from LSU-New Orleans in 2008. Dr. Glasgow finished her Pediatric Residency at LSU-New Orleans in 2011, then served as chief resident at Children’s Hospital New Orleans until 2012. Dr. Glasgow joined Collins Pediatrics in July 2012. She is married to Chase Glasgow and has one son, Cameron, and one daughter, Sydney.

Dr. KingstonDr. Suzy Kingston grew up in Jefferson Parish, attended Mt. Carmel Academy and graduated 2000. She graduated from Louisiana State University in 2004, and received her medical degree from LSU – New Orleans in 2009. Dr. Kingston was elected as a member of Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society in medical school. Dr. Kingston finished her Pediatric Residency at LSU-New Orleans in 2012. Dr. Kingston joined Collins Pediatrics in July 2012. She is married to her high school sweetheart Tim Kingston and has three sons, Thomas, Kenneth and Mack.

Dr. HernandezDr. Lauren Hernandez grew up in New Orleans, attended Ursuline Academy and graduated as valedictorian in 2002. She graduated from the University of New Orleans in 2006 in Biological Sciences, and received her medical degree from LSU – New Orleans in 2011. Dr. Hernandez finished her Pediatric Residency at LSU-New Orleans in 2014. She is married to Jonathan Hernandez and has two sons, Jax and Finn.

Dr. Shree Patel grew up in Kenner, attended Bonnabel High School, and was awarded Jefferson Parish Student of the Year when she graduated in 2005. She graduated from Louisiana State University in 2009 with a Bachelor’s in Science and English minor. She received her medical degree in 2014 from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Suwanee, Georgia. She completed her Pediatric Residency in 2017 at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge. She met her husband Jonathan Riffle while in medical school, and he is currently in neurosurgery residency at Tulane University.
DSP_4742Kendall Connick grew up in New Orleans, attended Dominican High School and graduated in 2001. She graduated from University of New Orleans in 2005 in with a Bachelors of Science in Biology, and received her nursing degree from LSU Health Sciences Center – New Orleans in May 2010. Kendall recevied her Masters in Nursing, FNP, APRN from LSU Health Sciences Center – New Orleans in May 2015. She is married to Jimmy Connick and has one son, Cullen.

 

Our Nurses

  • Adrienne Evans, R.N.
  • Abby Donnelly, R.N.
  • Becky Devitt, R.N.
  • Caitlin Weiland, R.N.
  • Dana Leger, R.N.
  • Erica Levy, R.N.
  • Heather Morello, R.N.
  • Hillary Abel, R.N.
  • Julie Maheu, R.N.
  • Kathy Morse, R.N.
  • Kim Guidry, R.N.
  • Lesley Jouandot, R.N.
  • Liz Sanderson, R.N.
  • Sarah Franklin, R.N.
  • Stacy O’Shaughnessy, R.N.
  • Stephanie Baker, R.N.
  • Tiffany Fontenot, R.N.

Our Staff

  • Beth Collins – Front Office – Metairie
  • Brandy Bauer – Front Office – Lakeview
  • Donna Migliore – Front Office – Lakeview & Metairie
  • Gwen Bianchini – Insurance & Billing – Lakeview & Metairie
  • Laura Livingston – Front Office – Lakeview & Metairie
  • Sharla Pigeon – Insurance & Billing – Lakeview & Metairie
  • Susan Orkus – Front Office – Metairie
  • Susan Aucoin – Office Manager – Lakeview & Metairie
  • Suzie Alexis – Front Office – Lakeview & Metairie