Dr. Gretchen Petterway Always knew she wanted to be a doctor…
She studied hard in school and earned a degree in biology, pre-medicine from Grambling State University. After graduating, Dr. Petterway worked as a clinical research associate for the Department of Surgery at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport. This experience, along with her strong faith, confirmed that she was called to be a physician, and she went on to receive her Doctor of Medicine degree from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Shreveport in 2006.
Today, Dr. Petterway is an American Board of Pediatrics certified pediatrician at Christus Pediatric Associates. Her patients and their parents call her Dr. G, Dr. Pepper, or Dr. Gretchen, but her two boys, Dillan and David, just call her Mom. As a “Doc-Mom,” she is passionate about approaching every clinical decision from two perspectives, as a physician and as a parent. Dr. G recognizes that mental and emotional health play a critical role in a child’s physical health. Her goal is to help all kids build a strong foundation for a successful life, one that starts with a healthy self-image.