Marcella R. Houser, MD
Dr. Marcella Houser specializes in general pediatrics and obesity medicine at Kids First Tiger Care on Napoleon Avenue. Dr. Houser started her career teaching 10th grade Biology. It was this experience that fueled her passion for working with young people. As an academic pediatrician at Tiger Care, Dr. Houser cares for patients and families alongside resident physicians, training Louisiana’s future pediatricians.
Tiger Care patients receive routine pediatric care including well visits, sick visits for anything from academic problems to rashes, vaccinations, fluoride varnish and connection with community resources.
Additionally, Dr. Houser is certified in Obesity Medicine since 2019 and she is available to help your child or adolescent reach their weight and health goals safely and effectively. She treats obesity as a disease and understands that many factors contribute to obesity. She understands that eating less and moving more does not work for every patient and is willing to utilize treatment plans that involve patient-centered goals, close and frequent follow-ups, nutrition, physical activity, behavioral therapy, medication and even bariatric surgery referral if desired by patients and families.
Dr. Houser and the Kids First Tiger Care clinic welcome all patients and families, providing care for patients with and without insurance and families who speak Spanish or other languages. She and her team look forward to your child’s next visit.
American University of the Caribbean
American Board of Pediatrics, Inc.