We asked around when we moved to Slidell to find a good pediatrician for our two children. Dr Rob Oertling was recommended over and over again, so that is who we chose. He is in a firm called Pearl Acres Pediatrics with 3 other doctors, including his wife.
We really like Dr. Rob (as we call him). He is very friendly to my children. He doesn't medicate right away. He always allows lots of time to ask questions. I never feel like he is rushing to get out.
Well-baby appointments must be made at least one week in advance, so they can leave enough free spaces for sick children. They try to schedule well-baby visits early in the morning to avoid the sick children later in the day. I like that. However, for my baby's 6-month checkup, it took 3 weeks to get an appointment. That is a little crazy in my opinion. However, one reason is that my doctor would be on vacation for one of the weeks.
My only complaint is that there are so many patients at this office. Twice, the nurse didn't get back to me until the next day when I called with a concern about my child. Also, there is no separate room for sick children versus well children.
While I don't really care for the nursing staff, we love Dr Rob. We are willing to put up with the hard-to-schedule appointments because we like him as a doctor so much. When my child is sick, it isn't hard to get an appointment right away.