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

Sep 10 2014
HOURS NOTICE - Wed, Sept 10
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Due to a full staff training and meeting today (Wednesday, September 10th), our office phones and doors will be closed from 12:00 – 2:00 pm. We thank you for your patience during this time as we work hard to better serve all of you! We will reopen at 2:00pm.

Thank you!

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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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