Not sure if you need to call your doctor or need immediate advice for non-urgent matters? Check the AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS’ SYMPTOM CHECKER. If you still have questions, then give us a call. Our pediatric nurses operate a nurse phone line between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Call our main office number, 703-532-4446 and choose Option 2 for urgent medical matters. Option 3 for non-urgent matters.
Northern Virginia Pediatric Associates, P.C. is proud to have a high quality, CLIA-compliant, laboratory within our office building. Our in-office laboratory is much more convenient for patients and their families. It also enables your doctor to receive lab results in a more timely fashion in order to more quickly diagnose and treat your child. Most tests can be performed in our lab. Our lab manager, Coni Evans, M.T., has over 25 years experience and along with our highly...
Summer is just around the corner ... Please submit Camp and School Forms as soon as possible and schedule any necessary well exams! Please note that if your child has had a well check exam within the past 12 months a second one may not be covered so please check with your insurance. Thanks!
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So that we may accommodate our existing patients, we are presently accepting newborn patients only. Please continue to check our website for updates regarding future openings.
As a safety precaution and as a courtesy to our patients and staff, please notify us by phone if you or someone you have had direct contact with has travelled to Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea, West Africa in the past 3 - 4 weeks. If so, a Doctor must speak with you prior to coming into the office.
Northern Virginia Pediatric Associates follows the schedule of immunizations recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Center for Disease Control. It is our belief that the benefits achieved by immunization far outweigh the rare potential risks.
The recent measles outbreak highlights the importance of vaccinations. Measles is a highly contagious disease that is transmitted person-to-person via respiratory droplets. The consequences of measles can be very serious, and the disease can be fatal in young children and the immunocompromised. The best way to protect young children and the immunocompromised is to vaccinate everyone else.
To protect our patients, we regularly immunize with the MMR vaccine at 12-15 months of age as per the guidelines of the CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics. The first dose of the MMR vaccine is about 95% effective, and the second dose (given at 4-6 years of age) makes the vaccine about 98% effective. Since there will inevitably be some children who cannot be vaccinated (due to young age, allergies, cancer, and other conditions), we strongly encourage all those who are able to immunize to do so on schedule.
While there are certain circumstances in which children may receive the MMR vaccine prior to 1 year of age, or when the booster dose is given before a child is 4 years old, that is not currently recommended by the CDC or the AAP. Appropriate, timely immunizations are the best for everyone since immunizations protect you, your children, and the community.
** During this measles outbreak we are giving the MMR vaccine at 12 months and at 4 years. **