We are a small pediatric practice located in the Friendship Heights neighborhood of Chevy Chase, Maryland. Being committed to providing your children with the best medical care, we are prepared to treat common and complex illness, as well as to nurture healthy growth and development. The pediatricians at Friendship Pediatrics are devoted to your child from birth to adulthood.

About the Patient Portal:

You can view your child's lab results, immunization record, visit summaries and update demographic information (phones, address, email) on the portal. You can communicate with our office staff securely about non-urgent medical and administrative needs. Please call the office if you wish to use the portal. You will need to sign up with your email address.

History of the Practice:

In 1988, Leah Brasch, MD and Linda Goldstein, MD started the practice at our present location under the name of Brasch and Goldstein. We adopted our current name in 2009. We met during residency training and have been friends and colleagues since. As the practice grew, we have always had one or two other pediatricians work with us. Drs. Shreelata Durbhakula joined us in 2008 and Dr. Mariko O'Byrne joined us in 2016.

Both Dr. Brasch and Goldstein have been named multiple years in the Washingtonian Magazine Top Doctors, Best Pediatrician by Bethesda Magazine in 2011, and more recently Pediatrician of the Year for the Montgomery County Pediatric Society. We are pleased that Shreelata Durbhakula, MD has joined us on the 2016 Washingtonian list. 

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New Insurance!

We now take CAREFIRST BLUE CROSS/BLUE SHIELD.  Many of you have requested that we become Carefirst providers and we listened.  Please spread the word to friends and family that we are available for new patients.  Make sure to show your Insurance card to the Front desk.

Special Announcement: Telemedicine

Great News! We're excited to announce that Friendship Pediatrics is now offerring telemedicine visits for select issues ( Behaviours Concerns, sleep and academic issues) that you may wish to discuss.

What is Telemedicine?

Telemedicine are a HIPAA compliant virtual appointment.  In this scheduled appointment you will have the providers undivided attention for 15 minutes or more all from the comfort of home or work desk.

Please contact us if you wish to schedule a Telemedicine visit.