We provide a comprehensive medical home for our patients. Besides well-child care with age appropriate immunizations, we treat acute and chronic illnesses and manage complex conditions. Our services include, but are not limited to, behavioral problems such as attention deficit disorder, allergy and asthma care, acne treatment, foreign travel advice and vaccines, pre-adoption counseling, and minor procedures such as wart treatment. We have same day sick visits, 365 days per year.
Being a small office, we are able to provide intimate and personalized care. We schedule 30 minutes for well-child care visits in order to have the time to address behavioral and developmental concerns, as well as physical health. Families are welcome to have one doctor be their primary physician to do well visits and manage complex care. The following is the schedule of well-child care visits. Yearly checkups continue through adolescence.
Besides a complete physical exam, to include height, weight, hearing and vision screening, the following tests and immunizations are given:
Visit Schedule and Immunization/Tests
Influenza vaccine is recommended annually for all children, 6 months to 18 years old.
Annual well visit is recommended for all children, 3 years old through adolescence.
2-5 days: First Visit
10-14 days: Neonatal Screen
2 months: Pediarix, HIB, Prevnar 13, Rotateq
4 months: Pediarix, HIB, Prevnar 13, Rotateq
6 months: Pediarix, HIB, Prevnar 13, Rotateq
12 months: IScreen, MMR, Varivax, Hepatitis A, Hemoglobin/Lead Screening, PPD
15 months: HIB, Prevnar 13
18 months: DaPT, Hepatitis A
2 years: Hemoglobin/Lead Screening, IScreen
3 years: IScreen
4 years: Kinrix, MMRV
6-9 years: Lipid Profile
10 years: Tdap
11-12 years: MCV4, HPV9 series
Teens: MCV4 booster before college.
Learn more about vaccines from the following links:
Center for Disease Control
Vaccine Education Center
We have privileges at the following hospitals: Children's National Medical Center and Suburban Hospital for admission of sick children
Note: If you decide you need to go to an emergency room, we do not recommend Sibley Hospital and George Washington Hospital Emergency Rooms because they do not have pediatricians.
Pediarix: Diphtheria, Acellular Pertussis, Tetanus, Inactivated Polio, Hepatitis B
IScreen: ocular photo screen
HIB: Haemophilus Influenza Type B
Prevnar 13: Pneumococcus
MMR: Measles, Mumps, Rubella
MMRV: Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Varicella (Chicken pox)
PPD: TB Test
DaPT: Diphtheria, Acellular Pertussis, Tetanus for younger children
Tdap: Diphtheria, Acellular Pertussis, Tetanus for older children
Kinrix: DaPT, Polio
HPV: Human Papilloma Virus