Pediatric Pulmonology in Baton Rouge, LA

Pediatric Pulmonology

Our pediatric pulmonologists diagnose and treat several issues related to breathing and sleep. Their expertise lies in the general functioning of your child’s respiratory system. They treat approximately 5,000 patients annually, and work closely with allergists and immunologists to treat underlying problems that cause difficulty breathing including asthma, cystic fibrosis, neuromuscular conditions, and chronic lung disease associated with premature birth. 

They also support families in managing tracheotomies and ventilators, and perform approximately 150 bronchoscopies each year.

Pediatric Pulmonology Specialists at Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital

Jessica L. Brown, DO, MPH received her doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. She completed her pediatric residency the University of Florida Shands Hospital in Gainesville, FL. Subsequently, she completed fellowship training in both pediatric pulmonology and sleep medicine at the University of Alabama Birmingham, with clinical duties at The Children’s Hospital of Alabama. Dr. Brown is Board Certified in general pediatrics and pediatric sleep medicine.

Andres Carrion, MD received his medical degree from San Juan Bautista School of Medicine in Puerto Rico. He completed his pediatric residency at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, LA. Subsequently, he completed Fellowship training in pediatric pulmonology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, with clinical duties at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. Dr. Carrion is Board Certified in General Pediatrics and board eligible in Pediatric Pulmonology.


Dwayne D. Henry, MD received his medical degree from St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine in Grand Cayman, British West Indies. He then completed his residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Henry completed a Fellowship in pediatric nephrology at the University of Florida, followed by a Fellowship in sleep medicine from the University of Alabama Birmingham

Thomas Horsman, MD,  received his medical degree from West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown. He completed his pediatric pulmonary Fellowship from University of Florida, Gainesville. Dr. Horsman is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in pediatric pulmonology.

Diagnoses and Treatment

For more complex cases, your child’s pulmonologist might request a pulmonary function test.

  • Apnea of prematurity
  • Asthma
  • Atelectasis
  • Chronic Cough or Wheeze
  • CP/Scoliosis/Neuromuscular disease
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • GERD and associated respiratory problems
  • Stridor/Noisy breathing
  • Structural airway abnormalities
  • Thoracic insufficiency
  • Trach/Vent management
  • Recurrent pneumonia
  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia
  • Hypoxemia
  • Exercise-induced dyspnea

Tests and Procedures

  • Aero digestive endoscopic evaluations
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cardiopulmonary exercise studies
  • Bronchoprovocation studies
  • Polysomnography
  • Pulmonary Function testing
  • Therapy Vest/Cpap/Bipap fittings

Outpatient Pediatric Pulmonology services available at this location:

Pediatric Specialty Clinic – Baton Rouge
7777 Hennessy Boulevard, Suite 502
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Telephone: (225) 765-6834

Pediatric Specialty Clinic – Monroe
2600 Tower Drive, Suite 215
Monroe, LA 71201
Telephone: (225) 765-6834

Monday - Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm