Dr. Keith Collins
Our 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. Heather Porche
Dr. 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 has three daughters, Raegan, Makinley and Kennedy.
Dr. Meghan Jones
Dr. Meghan Jones is a native New Orleanian, and she is honored to be taking care of patients from her own hometown. She graduated from Mount Carmel Academy in 2003 and then attended college at The University of Georgia. After a foray into the field of journalism, she attended medical school and completed Pediatrics residency both at LSU New Orleans. She finished residency in the summer of 2019, just in time for her and her husband, Michael, to have their first baby, Cate Frances.
Lisa Gunter DNP, APRN
Lisa Gunter grew up in Kenner, attended Archbishop Chapelle High School and graduated with honors in 1997. She graduated from the University of New Orleans in 2002 with a Bachelor’s in Psychology, completing an Undergraduate Honors Thesis. She went on to receive her nursing degree from Charity School of Nursing in 2007 and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2015. Lisa received her Master’s in Nursing, APRN specializing in Acute Care Pediatrics, from The University of South Alabama in 2018. She received her doctorate in nursing practice in May of 2020. Lisa started working as an R.N. at Collins Pediatrics in February 2019. Lisa is married to Ryan Gunter and they have two children, Raegan and Logan.
Dr. Evan Davis
Dr. Evan Davis grew up in Metairie, he attended Archbishop Rummel High School, and he graduated in 2008. He graduated from University of New Orleans in 2013 with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and a minor in Biology. He received his medical degree in 2017 from the Louisiana State University Health & Sciences Center New Orleans. He will complete his Pediatric Residency in June 2020 at Louisiana State University New Orleans. He is married to Ashley Areaux and they have one dog, Petunia. Dr. Davis will start seeing patients in July 2020.
Dr. Nicholas Algu
Dr. Nicholas Algu grew up in Thibodaux, attended E. D. White Catholic High School, and graduated in 2009. He graduated from Tulane University in 2013 with a Bachelor’s in Biomedical Engineering. He received his medical degree in 2017 from the Louisiana State University Health & Sciences Center New Orleans. He will complete his Pediatric Residency in June 2020 at Louisiana State University New Orleans. Dr. Algu will start seeing patients in July 2020.
Our Nurses & Medical Assistants
- Ashley Rutherford, M.A.
- Candace Dureau, R.N.
- Emilie Loup, R.N.
- Erica Levy, R.N.
- Erin Alvarado, R.N.
- Haley Lee, R.N.
- Jennifer Mire, R.N.
- Jill Schexnayder , R.N.
- Bailey Clelland – Front Office – Metairie & Lakeview
- Beth Collins – Front Office – Metairie
- Brandy Bauer – Front Office – Lakeview
- Donna Migliore – Insurance & Billing – Lakeview & Metairie
- Laura Pittman – Front Office, Insurance & Billing – Lakeview & Metairie
- Sharla Pigeon – Insurance & Billing – Lakeview & Metairie
- Susan Orkus – Front Office – Metairie
- Susan Aucoin – Office Manager – Lakeview & Metairie
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