Our Mission

Northern Virginia Pediatric Associates, P.C. is a medical practice whose primary purpose is to care for the physical and mental health of children from birth until age 21 and...

Nurse Line

Introducing Keona Health. Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 7:00 pm, Saturday, 8:00 am to 1:00 pm and Sunday, 8:00 am to noon. Keona Health enables you to have your child’s healthcare questions answered quickly and efficiently via secure email. For more information and to set up your account, please click here.

Our nurse line is available between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Call our main office number, 703-532-4446 and choose Option 2 for urgent medical matters and option 3 for non-urgent matters.

Another great tool for non-urgent matters is the AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS' SYMPTOM CHECKER

Walk In Hours

Introducing Walk In Hours For Acute Illnesses. We are excited to begin offering walk in hours for our patients.
Walk-in hours are Monday through Friday from 8am-9:45am. (No Walk-in Hours on Weekends or Holidays)  Patients will be seen on a first come-first serve basis by one of our providers.
Walk-in hours are for ACUTE medical conditions of less than 24 hours duration ONLY such as...

URGENT! Insurance Updates Needed!

We are continuously striving to make the filing of your insurance as seamless as possible. Our latest system update requires that we have the primary insurance holder's date of birth on file. Please check with our front desk to verify this information is in our system. If you are not accompanying your child to their appointment, please ensure this information is provided to whomever is. If this information is not on file, claims will be not be able to be submitted. In addition, if you have received a new insurance card since your last appointment, let the front desk know.

Thank you in advance for your assistance in this matter!.

If you have any questions or would like to update this information prior to coming into the office, you may reach our billing department at 703-532-4446 and choosing option 5

Online Care Advice Now Available!

Introducing Keona Health!

SAVE TIME!  No more waiting on hold or playing phone tag!
Keona Health is online Care Advice that can be easily accessed from your PC or mobile device.  Receive answers quickly (during office hours) via phone or secure email. Please click here to set up your account.

Sally Rader, CPNP-PC

We are pleased to announce the addition of Sally Rader, CPNP-PC to our Providers. Sally earned her Bachelor's of Science in Nursing from the University of Alabama in 2010 and her Master's in Pediatric Nursing from Vanderbilt University in 2016. Prior to becoming a Nurse Practitioner, Sally spent over five years practicing as a Registered Nurse in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Monroe Carrel Junior Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. Upon completion of her Nurse Practitioner program, she served as the primary care provider for the Global Services Department at Children's National. Sally was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama and now lives in Washington, DC with her husband. She enjoys running, cooking, traveling, Alabama football, and entertaining friends and family. Sally is Board certified through the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board and is a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners.

Change in Lab Scheduling

Until further notice, walk-in appointments for lab work are limited. To ensure that your child will be seen, we ask that you call to schedule an appointment. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you in advance for your assistance regarding this matter.


Spring, summer and fall, seasonal allergies are very common.  Symptoms include itchy, watery red eyes; sneezing; clear runny nose; and an itchy palate or throat.  Common triggers are trees in the spring, grasses in the summer and weeds in the fall.
Over the counter medications which are quite effective and non-sedating are now available for children over the age of two.  These include Nasacort (Triamcinolone Acetonide), Claritin (Loratadine) and for children four and up, Flonase (Fluticasone).
If you think your child has seasonal allergies and he or she is not responding to medication OR if you are not sure, please make an appointment with our office.  Many children do not require allergy testing if they respond well to treatment with medication as needed.
Along with maintaining proper medication, reducing exposure to allergens can greatly decrease the effects of seasonal allergies;
Keep windows closed in home and autos.  Use air conditioning when needed and available.
Use cool compress on eyes several times a day.
Remove pollen carried in and on body by changing clothing and showering daily.
Change bed linens every other day.
Dust and vacuum when those affected by allergies are not at home.(Ideally with an 8 hour window of return).

For more information on Seasonal Allergies, click here https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/allergies-asthma/Pages/Seasonal-Allergies-in-Children.aspx

For more information on Allergies, click here https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/allergies-asthma/Pages/Allergy-Causes.aspx

For more information on Hay Fever Triggers, click here https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/allergies-asthma/Pages/Hay-Fever-Help.aspx

Super Hero Fridays!

Super Hero Fridays!  Dress up as your favorite Super Hero or wear your favorite Super Hero t-shirt to your Friday appointment and have your picture taken with our "Super Hero" staff!



To Receive Text Appointment Alerts; Text NOVAPEDS to 622622 Please be sure your cell number is on file.

Tick Testing Policy

The overall risk of infection with Lyme disease after a recognized deer tick bite in our area is 1 - 3%.  The risk is extremely low after brief attachment of less than 18 hours (flat, non-engorged tick) and gets higher after 36 hours of attachment.  After reviewing the recent recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics, it was determined that analysis of a tick for Lyme disease infection is not helpful.  During the early stages of Lyme disease (first four weeks of infection), diagnosis is best made clinically by recognizing the rash around the site of a recent tick bite.  Other symptoms such a fever, fatigue, headache, mild neck stiffness, joint pain and muscle pain may accompany the rash.  During this phase, blood tests are insensitive and are not routinely recommended.  Preventative antibiotics after a deer tick bite are also not routinely recommended in young children.  Please, talk to your doctors if you have additional questions or concerns.

Northern Virginia Pediatric Associates

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Cold & Cough

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Wheelchair Accessibility

Please be aware that our building is not wheelchair accessible.

Individuals requiring special assistance accessing our building or services, please click here for more information.