SEVEN REASONS TO LIKE PEDIATRIC AND ADOLESCENT CARE
- We are a small group practice. This allows us to get to know you and you to know us.
- All of our doctors and nurse practitioners are highly experienced, board certified, and parents themselves. Several have special interests in Obesity and Mental Health (ADHD, Anxiety, & Depression) issues affecting children and adolescents- just call for an appointment if you are interested.
- We have an experienced nursing staff to talk with during office hours for advice.
- We see new babies at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital and Holy Cross Hospitals in Silver Spring and Germantown. Our staff is very supportive of breastfeeding and can help you have a successful experience.
- We have regular office hours Monday through Saturday. Also, through our answering service, emergency visits can be scheduled for Sunday and Holiday mornings if you call the answering service on those days before 9 am.
- Only our own providers and nurses cover our answering service calls during evening and weekend hours. Our Electronic Health Records allow us to look at your child’s medical history online during these times if needed, so we can give you the best advice.
- We are at the center of your child’s medical world. We regularly receive and coordinate reports from hospitals, specialists, and labs involved in your child’s care. This allows us to provide the best possible care for your child and avoid unnecessary and expensive trips to clinics or emergency rooms. So if there is anything you need, just call us!
We now offer walk in appointments between 8:30-9:00 AM, Monday-Friday. This is a perfect time for a child with a sore throat, earache, or other minor concerns. It does not allow time for a checkup, med-check, or a child with a complicated ongoing problem.
We hope you like our new website. We are also now on Facebook.
Recent Car Seat Safety Recommendations:
All infants and toddlers should ride in a rear-facing car safety seat (CSS) as long as possible, until they reach the highest weight or height allowed by their CSS’s manufacturer. Most convertible seats have limits that will permit children to ride rear-facing for 2 years or more.
All children who have outgrown the rear-facing weight or height limit for their CSS should use a forward-facing CSS with a harness for as long as possible, up to the highest weight or height allowed by their CSS’s manufacturer.
All children whose weight or height is above the forward-facing limit for their CSS should use a belt-positioning booster seat until the vehicle lap and shoulder seat belt fits properly, typically when they have reached 4 ft 9 inches in height and are between 8 and 12 years of age.
When children are old enough and large enough to use the vehicle seat belt alone, they should always use lap and shoulder seat belts for optimal protection.
All children younger than 13 years should be restrained in the rear seats of vehicles for optimal protection.
We are proud of our doctors. They regularly appear on lists of the best pediatricians in the Washington area.
Pediatric Symptom Checker
From the American Academy of Pediatrics
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Milestone Checker Mobile App
From the Center for Disease Control
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Family Media Plan
Also from the American Academy of Pediatrics
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Meet Our Providers
Stuart Taylor, MD, FAAP
Linda Berger, MD, FAAP
Rachel Rennert, MD, FAAP
Maria DelGiorno, MD, FAAP
Sirisha Durbhakula, MD, FAAP
Kristen Johnston, CPNP
Francine Benjamin, CPNP
All professionals at Pediatric & Adolescent Care, P.A. maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field.