THE PEDIATRIC CENTER'S

MEDICAL PROVIDERS

Dr. Albert W. Richert, Jr.
Board Certified Pediatrician​

A native of Sulphur, Dr. Richert practically grew up at The Pediatric Center. He attended Our Lady's School in Sulphur and then Saint Louis Catholic High School in Lake Charles. He majored in microbiology at LSU and then went on to medical school at LSU Health Science Center in Shreveport. He completed the residency program at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. He moved back to Sulphur and joined his father at The Pediatric Center in July, 2004. His wife, Linley, is also a native of Sulphur, and together they have three children.

Dr. Jenny Thomas
Board Certified Pediatrician

Dr. Thomas hails from Baton Rouge. She majored in microbiology at LSU before attending LSU Health Science Center in Shreveport. She completed her pediatric residency at University of Mississippi Medical Center and then joined The Pediatric Center in July of 2005. Her husband, Dr. Ken Thomas, MD, is a Family Practitioner in Sulphur and together they have five children.

Dr. Alycia Rodgers
Board Certified Pediatrician​

​Dr. Alycia Rodgers attended the University of Montevallo and Meharry Medical College. She completed her pediatric residency training program in Pediatrics at Cook County Children's Hospital in Chicago, IL. Upon graduation, she became a faculty member at the University of Chicago Hospital and Health System. She maintained dual hospital privileges as an Attending Physician at both the University of Chicago Children's Hospital and at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Hospital.

Dr. Julie Babineaux
Board Certified Pediatrician

Raised in Moss Bluff, Dr. Julie Babineaux attended Louisiana State University where she earned her B.S. Degree. She attended medical school at the LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, Louisiana, where she also completed her pediatric residency. She and her husband Ned, also a Moss Bluff native, returned home in 2009.

Dr. Lyle Stephenson
Board Certified Pediatrician

Dr. Stephenson is a native of Sulphur and a graduate of Sulphur High School. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from Louisiana State University. He attended medical school at the LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, LA, where he also completed his residency in Pediatrics. He and his wife, Theresa, have two sons. 

Dr. Sarah Hickey-White
Board Certified Pediatrician

Dr. Hickey-White was born and raised in Indianapolis, IN.  She attended Harding University and the University of Louisville School of Medicine.  She completed her residency training in Pediatrics at Louisiana State University in New Orleans, LA.  She is a veteran of the Army Reserves, having served a tour in Iraq. She is happily married with two sons and two cats.   

Dr. Cara Fontenot

Dr. Fontenot was born and raised in Lake Charles, LA. She attended LSU for her undergraduate degree before going to LSUHSC in Shreveport, LA for medical school. She then, went on to complete her residency at UTHSC/Le Bonheur in Memphis, TN. Cara is married to Eric who is a practicing Gastroenterologist. Together they have 4 boys with whom they love spending time with doing all things outdoors. Cara and her husband are excited to return home to Lake Charles to practice.

Dr. Mahjabeen Khan
Board Certified Pediatrician

Dr. Khan spent most of her childhood in Houston, Texas. She received her undergraduate degree in Biology at the University of Houston - Main Campus. She attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and went on to complete her pediatric residency training at LSU Health Science Center in Shreveport, Louisiana. She and her husband, Naveed, love the outdoors and traveling. They are happy to call Louisiana home again, and are expecting their first child.

Rachel Waller, PNP
Board Certified Nurse Practitioner

Rachel Waller, originally from Sterlington, graduated from the University of Louisiana at Monroe in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She continued her education, earning a Masters' of Science in Nursing from Grambling State University in 2011. Rachel worked in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at St. Francis Medical Center while studying for her advanced degree. Since 2011 Rachel has worked at several pediatric primary care clinics in the Monroe area. Rachel now lives in Lake Charles with her 2 daughters.

Amanda Dawson, FNP-C
Board Certified Nurse Practitioner

Amanda Dawson is a native of Southwest Louisiana. She graduated from McNeese State University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. As she continued her education, she worked in NICU and home health before earning a Master of Science in Nursing from McNeese State University in 2016. Since becoming a nurse practitioner, Amanda has become board certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and has worked in family practice. She lives in the Westlake area with her two dogs.

Carlee Carroll, FNP-C
Board Certified Nurse Practitioner

Carlee Theriot Carroll was born and raised in Sulphur, Louisiana. She graduated from McNeese State University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. After working for a year at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center, Carlee decided to advance her education. While working towards her Masters, she worked in the pediatric unit at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, as well as, the operating room at West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital. In 2019, she earned a Master of Science in Nursing from McNeese State University. She then became a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Carlee currently resides in Sulphur with her husband, Dillon, and their Irish Doodle, Reyes.