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Info for Saturday Appointments: Please be advised that there has been a recent dramatic increase in illness in our community. While we will continue to offer sick visits on Saturdays, we certainly cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate you and your child and urge you not to wait until the weekend to have your ill child seen. In addition to the regular provider we have on Saturdays from 8-12, we will have one additional physician, either in the morning or afternoon, available to see patients. Once our schedule is full for the day, we will triage your child and if needed refer you to urgent care for evaluation.

Our staff on the weekends is limited and our phone lines will be busy. Please leave a message if your call is not answered by one of our staff members and your call will be returned in the order in which it was received.

We thank you for your patience during this very busy season!

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Beat the bug, get your Influenza vaccine!

WALK-IN FLU CLINIC – FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS

DAYS: Monday – Friday

HOURS: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

           2:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Inventory Update: Please note that as of Monday, December 1st we currently have:

Trivalent injectable flu and quadrivalent (thimerosal free) injectable flu vaccines for all ages.

We are currently out of the flu mist.

Welcome To Our Family

We are honored to participate in the care of your children. Watching your children grow is a wonderful and exciting experience. The changes happen so quickly, and it is a marvel that this tiny miracle you created gradually becomes a little person with a personality that is unique and special.

We know how you feel. The doctors and staff at Potomac Pediatrics watch with pride as we see your children grow. Our team is committed to delivering comprehensive medical care that will address your family’s health and lifestyle needs. We strive to be accessible to our patients in times of need.

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Our goal is to offer you state-of-the-art medical knowledge that is provided in a gentle manner and is easy to understand.

We pride ourselves in providing state-of-the-art medical care, and in that pursuit, we meet once a month to review the medical journals and current relevant studies.

We maintain our board certification status by actively participating in continuing medical education.

Latest News And Updates

Dec 17 2014
Do you know about fevers?
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Fever is a symptom, not a disease.  It is the body’s normal response to fighting some infections.  Most fevers of viral infections can range from 101 degrees – 104 degrees.  Fevers can last 2-3 days.

What can parents do?  Parents can treat fevers in children with extra fluids and less clothing.  Body fluids are lost during a fever so extra fluids are helpful.   Popsicle ‘s are a great way to add extra fluids.  Also, unbundle your child – they don’t need the extra clothes, heat is lost through the skin.

If the fever is over 102 degrees and your child is uncomfortable – refer to our dosage charts for Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen. NEVER give Aspirin!!

Call Potomac Pediatrics if:

Your child has a fever and is less than 3 months of age.

Your child’s fever is over 104 degrees and is unresponsive to Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen.

 

 

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Dec 16 2014
Info for Saturday Appointments
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Please be advised that there has been a recent dramatic increase in illness in our community. While we will continue to offer sick visits on Saturdays, we certainly cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate you and your child and urge you not to wait until the weekend to have your ill child seen. In addition to the regular provider we have on Saturdays from 8-12, we will have one additional physician, either in the morning or afternoon, available to see patients. Once our schedule is full for the day, we will triage your child and if needed refer you to urgent care for evaluation.

Our staff on the weekends is limited and our phone lines will be busy. Please leave a message if your call is not answered by one of our staff members and your call will be returned in the order in which it was received.

We thank you for your patience during this very busy season!

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Dec 8 2014
Do you know about Growth Spurts?
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When do babies have growth spurts?

Common times for growth spurts are during the first few days and around 7-10 days, 2-3 weeks, 4-6 weeks, 3 months, 4 months, 6 months and 9 months.  Babies don’t follow a calendar so your baby may do things slightly differently.  Growth spurts usually last 2-3 days but can go as long as a week.  Growth spurts don’t stop after the first year.  Moms typically notice growth spurts every few months with their toddler and periodically after through the teenage years.

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