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

Aug 21 2014
Flu Clinic Announcement 2014
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To prepare you and your family for the upcoming flu season we’ve prepared a list of frequently asked questions.

Does insurance cover the vaccine?

  • Vaccines administered to children who are patients of the practice will be submitted to insurance under standard billing procedures
  • Parents and caretakers are also welcome to recieve the flu vaccine in the office. It will be your responsibility to submit for reimbursement and at your request we will provide you with proof of vaccination (not a reimbursement form).

What are the prices for the Influenza Vaccines?

  • All Flu Vaccines will cost $50 (For all injectables and Flu Mist)

Who can get the mist?

  • Healthy children, adolescents, and adults ages 2-49.

I’ve heard some children require 2 doses. Is that true? Yes. Your child will require 2 doses separated by 1 month if they are between the ages of 6 months and up to and including 8 years of age if they fall into the following categories:

  • The child never recieved the flu vaccine in the past or if the information is unknown.
  • The child has only recieved one dose each year since July 2010.

Who should come in for the Influenza Vaccine?

  • Anyone can and should get the flu vaccine, especially children between the ages of 6 months and 19 years as well as parents and caretakers. Remember protecting ourselves is great way to protect our children! Pregnant women should be vaccinated after the first trimester.
  • Some children have chronic medical conditions and are considered high risk and should be vaccinated. If your child has one or more of the conditions listed below they MUST have an appointment to allow for a review of his/her condition at which point we will administer the injectable vaccine at their visit.
    • Complex cardiac disease
    • Kidney disease
    • Diabetes Mellitus
    • Asthma: ONLY if the child required evaluation by a physician for exacerbated symptoms within the past year.

We understand that you may still have more questions about what you and/or your child needs. Please rest assured that we will be happy to help you choose the right Influenza vaccination as well as answer all of your questions when you come into the clinic. As you can imagine we are coming into a busy time of year. Please help us keep our phone lines as open as possible for children who need appointments. However, please do feel free to email us with your questions. You can reach us at:

advicenurse@potomacpediatrics.compracticeadmin@potomacpediatrics.com, and question@potomacpediatrics.com

 

***Please watch for an update announcing our opening date for Flu Clinic***

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Jul 22 2014
Immunizations and Health Forms
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Maryland State has NEW requirements for all incoming 7th grade students. As of this coming 2014-2015 school year, all 7th grade students must have documentation of receiving their MCV4 (Meningitis) & Tdap (Tetanus) vaccines.

Don’t Panic! The majority of our patients have already received these immunizations if they are up to date with their annual well visit.

Carefully read the listed items below to see how you can be fully prepared for your child’s new school year.

Parents/Guardians of 7th graders

  1. We have printed all immunizations for 7th graders and have them ready for you. Please pick up* your child’s immunizations at the front desk.
    • *Due to the high volume of patients that require documentation of these immunizations we cannot fax or mail these out.
  2. If your child is not up to date with the required vaccines, our office should have already contacted you to inform you that your child needs an appointment.
  3. Already picked up your child’s immunization record? No problem! After the school year starts, any copies left at the front desk will be shredded.

Parents/Guardians of all patients:

  1. If your child needs school, medication, sports, or daycare forms completed, please remember that it takes our office 3-5 business days to process them. Please turn them in to our office ASAP.
  2. How can you get them to us? Visit our website www.potomacpediatrics.com ‘Contact Us’ –> ‘Forms: School, Camp, Daycare’ to view the directions.

​Have a wonderful and safe rest of your summer!

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May 6 2014
Who wants an iPad?!
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Who wants an iPad?!

Each week during the month of May, we will be giving away an iPad! By June, we will have given away 4 iPads to 4 lucky families.

How do I enter the giveaway for my chance to win an iPad?

  1. Indicate in your next bill statement that you desire to be entered into the giveaway.
  2. Your account MUST be paid in full to be eligible to win or be entered for that week’s drawing.  PLEASE NOTE:  you may be getting 2 SEPARATE statements from us in the next few weeks. Read more about that below. If you feel like any statement is incorrect, email (billing@potomacpediatrics.com)or call us to discuss your statement.
  3. Both steps will get your name into that week’s giveaway. See the official rules for details.

Why the giveaway?  What is going on at Potomac Pediatrics?

Most of you have not received a bill from us since September. During the process of setting up our own in-house billing team, we have encountered some technical glitches. The consequence is that you are likely going to receive 2 separate bills from us in the next 4 weeks.

  • One bill will represent the amount that you owe from any visits from September 2013 – Mid March 2014.
  • Another separate bill will represent any visits from Mid-March to present and/or your annual Non-Covered Services Fee.

What makes this so confusing is that these statements will look ALMOST EXACTLY THE SAME – same format, same remit address. Our goal is to make things easy for you and your family. Since paying your bill this month is going to require more of your time to look carefully at each bill and ensure that is correct, we want to reward you for your time by giving away the iPads.

What if my bill is incorrect, can I still qualify?

Yes! We know that there are going to be errors and we sincerely apologize in advance.  If you think that there is an error, you are probably correct. To enter the giveaway, all you need to do is email us at billing@potomacpediatrics.com. At this time we are fully staffed in our billing department, managing all of your inquiries right here in the office, and we will strive to get back to you within 3 business days.

 

Thank you,

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