Meet Dr. Kortney West
Kortney West, M.D. is a board certified pediatrician serving the greater Baton Rouge community. She was raised in Lafayette and was an honors graduate of St. Thomas More High School. Dr. West then graduated from Louisiana State University, with honors, where she was a proud member of Kappa Delta sorority. She went on to attend LSU’s medical school in Shreveport, Louisiana, and, thereafter, completed her pediatric residency in Dallas, Texas, at the University of Texas - Southwest, which was ranked by U.S. World and News as one of the top twenty-five pediatric residency programs in the country.
After residency, Dr. West worked for a pediatric clinic in Gonzales, Louisiana. Dr. West greatly enjoyed her time at this clinic but quickly realized a traditional medical clinic would prevent her from practicing medicine in the holistic way she had always dreamed. A short ten to twenty minute visit once or twice a year did not allow Dr. West to develop a true relationship with her patients or their parents. Dr. West has experience with the holistic, concierge pediatrics model from her time in Dallas and knows that this type of practice will allow her to provide personal health care to Baton Rouge’s families and a one on one experience with patients and their parents.
Dr. West also wants to help Baton Rouge’s children with developmental disabilities. She has certifications to aid in early detection and intervention of Autism Spectrum Disorders. She serves on the board of the Emerge Center, allowing her to help Baton Rouge better support its families with developmental disabilities.
As a true Louisianan, Dr. West loves Baton Rouge and the LSU Tigers. She is active in the Baton Rouge Junior League, St. James Church, and St. Alban’s Chapel. Dr. West can cook a gumbo worthy of her Lafayette roots and loves to travel the world. As a mother of two, Dr. West understands the fears and stresses of being a parent and trying to do everything else life requires at the same time. Dr. West wants to provide holistic medical treatment and guidance in a way that lessens those fears and stresses as much as possible. She wants to truly know you and your children. Most importantly, she wants to be there for your family.
Dr. West could not be in the position she is in today with out the aid and support of family and friends. Dr. West would especially like to thank St. Blanc Calligraphy for designing the West Pediatrics, LLC logo and general graphic design and Bayou Rose Photography for the majority of the amazing photography utilized on our website.