About Us

Collins Pediatrics was founded by in 2005 by Dr. Keith Collins.  What began with one doctor, one nurse and one staff member on Metairie Road has now expanded to add a second office in Lakeview.  The practice now boasts four doctors, one doctor of nurse practitioning, ten Registered Nurses, one Medical Assistant, and a large support staff of experienced 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. Collins had six children of his own and knew firsthand the primary importance of a child’s well-being and health.  We continue his legacy of nurturing, thorough, and empathetic pediatric care.  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 offices feeling good, despite illness.  

Dr. Collins, our founding pediatrician, mentor and dear friend, passed away in his home surrounded by family and close friends, after a short battle with Cholangiocarcinoma at the young age of 45 on August 29, 2015.  A longtime member of the Collins Pediatrics team, Dr. Heather Porche purchased Collins Pediatrics in 2016.  

We want you to feel at home when you visit our practice.   

What our Patients Have to Say…

“Love everyone over there! Very friendly employees and pediatricians! They care about your loved ones as their own & they try to do their best by fitting your little one in last minute”


“You can tell that the doctors here truly care about children. They are very knowledgeable and I trust them 100% with my newborn baby. I wouldn’t take her anywhere else. I highly suggest anyone with kids take them to Collins!”


“We see Dr. Porche and she is without a doubt the sweetest most caring pediatrician. We couldn’t be more happier with her and the rest of the staff. Everyone there is super friendly and great with my baby girl.”


Tell us what you think!

We are constantly working to raise the bar on our services. If you have any questions or concerns about your experience, please contact our office to let us know.


2017 Metairie Road
Metairie, LA 70005


7211 Regent St. Suite B
New Orleans, LA 70124

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