Infants are at risk for unexpected falls especially from high surfaces. Never leave an infant unattended on a bed, changing table or other piece of furniture. It one of our most frequent triage phone calls. Even if your child is not moving doesn’t mean they won’t fall – don’t put your child at risk! When you put your infant down, always make sure he or she is in a safe place.
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!
Beat the bug, get your Influenza vaccine!
FLU VACCINES – BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
DAYS: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
HOURS: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Inventory: Trivalent injectable flu and quadrivalent (thimerosal free) injectable flu vaccines for all ages.
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. Philosophy 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
Texting while driving is now the leading cause of death among teenagers – surpassing drinking and driving, according to a study by Cohen Children’s Medical Center. Disturbing statistics from the report include:
More than 3,000 teens die each year in crashes caused by texting while driving
Approximately 2,700 teens are killed in drunk driving accidents
More than 50 percent of teens admit to texting while driving
Talk to your teenagers that drive and are getting into cars with friends.
It’s the first snow day – get the kids outside and off electronics.
Here’s a fun and easy way to encourage some outside time. I found this recipie on www.gimmesomeoven.com
SNOW ICE CREAM
This 5-minute recipe for homemade snow ice cream is a sweet way to celebrate a snow day!
PREP: 5 MINS TOTAL: 5 MINS
1 cup milk (any kind)
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 pinch salt
8 cups clean snow or shaved ice (more or less depending on the density of the snow)
optional (but strongly suggested) topping: sprinkles!!!
In a large bowl, whisk milk, sugar, vanilla and salt together until combined. Go scoop up some fresh (clean!) snow, and immediately stir it into the milk mixture until you reach your desired consistency. Top with sprinkles or other ice cream toppings if desired.
The ice cream should be fluffy and not runny, but it melts quickly, so dive in right away!
DIFFICULTY: EASY INGREDIENTS: CLEAN SNOW, GRANULATED SUGAR, MILK, SHAVED ICE, VANILLA EXTRACT