D. Stephen Sanches, MD, FAAP

Dr. D. Stephen Sanches was born and raised in Baton Rouge, LA. After graduating from Catholic High School, he earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology from LSU. Dr. Sanches earned his M.D. from LSU Medical School in New Orleans and completed his residency in Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital in New Orleans.

Dr. D. Stephen Sanches joined Drs. Vick, Schwartzenburg, Kelleher, and Boudreaux in 2012, which brought him back to his hometown of Baton Rouge. He engages his patients and their families with a partnership style approach in which he always welcomes discussion about each patient’s health. His patients and families enjoy his attentive but laid back style of practice and he is known for offering both his “doctor advice” and “daddy advice.” He loves the fact that much of his job allows him to act like the big kid he is and never misses a chance to be goofy with his patients. He also enjoys getting to hear all the progress his older patients are making in school, sports, and life. His special interests include the promotion of preventive health, support for breastfeeding, healthy nutrition and exercise, and the care of young athletes.

On a personal note, Dr. Sanches is married to his high school sweetheart, Kathryn, and they have four children – Adelaide, Juliana, Charlie and Jack. He is an avid exercise enthusiast, aspiring amateur chef, and bleeds purple and gold.


Dr. Stephen Sanches has been chosen as a the Winner for Baton Rouge Parents Magazine’s Family Favorite Pediatrician for 2021! The awards are held annually through Baton Rouge Parents Magazine, and all nominations are submitted by readers around the Baton Rouge area. Congratulations, Dr. Sanches, and thank you to all who participated!

Are you worried about your child’s weight?

The TEAM UP research study is designed to help children and families lose weight and become healthier through healthy eating and physical activity.  Families who participate in the TEAM UP study will meet for visits with a pediatrician and/or a health coach at The Baton Rouge Clinic.

Visit jointeamup.org for more information and to see if you may qualify.

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