Our Practice

WHY CHOOSE US

Our Pediatric Clinic is conveniently located on the West Bank with plenty of parking and walk right in access. We are a reputable and well established practice with an onsite, certified laboratory for most of your child’s needs. Our extended hours make it convenient for mothers to bring their children after school. We strive to provide high quality, patient centered care to our families through our well trained and very friendly physicians and staff.

We have Spanish, Arabic and Hindi speaking physicians and staff.

OUR DOCTORS...

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School:

  • University of Puerto Rico Medical School 

Pediatric Training:

  • Children’s Hospital Medical Center Boston, MA 

  • Lousiana State University Hospital de Pediatria Recinto de Ciencias Medicas San Juan, Puerto Rico

Pediatric Specialties:

  • Pediatric Endocrinology

    • Children's Hospital Medical Center Boston, MA 1979-1981​

    • Research on Insulin Dependent Diabetes and specifically in the use of Hemoglobin A1C in the management of diabetes 1979-1981

    • Associate Professor of Endocrinology at Tulane Medical Center 1981-1998

Bio:

Dr. Banuchi has been in Private Pediatric Practice since 1981 to present. She first decided to go to medical school because her son developed diabetes at the age of 17 months. She loves what she does and enjoys working with the children very much. She states "It is they who keep me young."

Grace A. Banuchi Eurite, MD, MPH - Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics

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School:

  • Graduate of Lady Harding Medical College in New Delhi, India

  • Master's Degree in Public Health Tulane Medical School

Pediatric Training:

  • Pediatric Residency from Tulane Medical School

Bio:

Dr. Dargan has been in pediatric practice since 1989 and has worked as a partner at the Pediatric Clinic Westbank since 1994. She is married with two children. Both daughter and son are in medical school in New Orleans. She is particularly interested in promoting healthy eating, exercise and fitness habits.

Surbhi Dargan, MD, MPH

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School:

  • Medical College of Georgia

Pediatric Training:

  • Pediatric Residency from University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School

Bio:

​Dr. Anand is a native of Georgia with recent relocation to New Orleans. She loves practicing outpatient pediatrics, because kids make the best patients. She is interested in newborn care and preventive medicine, including healthy nutrition and lifestyles for her patients.

Tina Anand, MD

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School:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology from Louisiana State University

  • Master of Science in Exercise Physiology from Louisiana State University

  • Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from University of South Alabama

Pediatric Training:

  • Certified by the National Commission for Certification of Physician Assistants

Bio:

Genevieve is a native of New Orleans. She joined Pediatric Clinic Westbank in 2013. She has a passion for treating pediatric patients and forming a lasting relationship with them and their families. She currently resides in Metairie with her husband and infant son. 

Genevieve Comfort, PA-C

Poppy Field

School:

  • Nicholls State University Bachelor's of Science Degree in Marketing

  • Lousiana State University Health Sciences Center Bachelor's Degree in Nursing

  • Lousiana State University Health Sciences Center Doctorate of Nursing Practice Degree Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner

Bio:

Teresa has been in pediatric nursing since 2008, specializing in pediatric emergency care and general pediatrics. She chose to work with children because there is nothing more rewarding than being part of helping little patients to feel better; to advocate for them; and to watch them grow and develop over the years. 

Teresa was born in New Orleans and currently resides in River Ridge with her teenaged son. 

Teresa Marshall, FNP-BC

OUR STAFF...

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Tammy Graffe

Meet Our Business Manager

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Dounia Suleiman, Annie Hymel, Lorena O'con, Kimberly Valdespino, Casha Jones, Stacie Watson

Meet Our Nurses

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Jennifer Mejia, Danielle Reveron, Yvette Strickland, Melba Bonck

Meet Our Receptionists

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Emily Gremillion, Joann Bosch

Meet Our Billing Department