Welcome to Our Practice

Our Philosophy

We strive to provide the highest quality care for children and their families in a nurturing and compassionate environment.

Seven Reasons to Like Pediatric
& Adolescent Care

  1. We are a small group practice. This allows us to get to know you and you to know us. We offer a variety of services such as ADHD Evaluation & Treatment, Newborn Care, Physicals, Vaccinations, Well Visits and more!
  2. All of our doctors and nurse practitioners are highly experienced, board certified, and parents themselves. Several have special interests in Obesity and/or Mental Health (ADHD, Anxiety, & Depression) issues affecting children and adolescents. Just call for an appointment if you are interested.
  3. We have an experienced nursing staff to talk with during office hours for advice.
  4. We see new babies at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. Our staff is very supportive of breastfeeding and we have an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant on site, our own Nurse Practitioner Francine Benjamin, CPNP.
  5. We have regular office hours Monday through Saturday.
  6. 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.
  7. 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 walk-in clinics or emergency rooms. So if there is anything you need, just call us!

Pediatric Symptom Checker

From the American Academy of Pediatrics
Just click Here

Milestone Checker Mobile App

From the Center for Disease Control
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Family Media Plan

Also from the American Academy of Pediatrics
Just click Here

 What's New 

              Flu, Covid, & RSV Vaccine 

We have received Flu vaccine (shot and mist), and the Covid vaccines. We have also received the new RSV vaccine. 

We recommend all of these vaccines. cdc.gov is a great resource on the internet for more information. Please call for an appointment.

                  Covid Vaccines & Testing

We are performing an antigen test for Covid at the office, with results within 15 minutes, and a PCR test via Labcorp with a 1-2 day turn around.

All of the staff at the office are vaccinated.

How MRNA vaccines work


Coronavirus- (Covid-19)

The office is in daily contact with doctors at the AAP and CDC for guidance. Though the virus is clearly dangerous, it usually is mild in children. Please see below, under "From the AAP", for more information on Covid and your children.

One important update: To keep our patients and staff healthy, we no longer have walk in hours between 8 and 8:45 AM. If your child is sick, please first call.

How to set up a Televisit

  1. Please ignore the other automated email that tells you to login to the patient portal. You may use either a laptop or a phone (with a camera).
  2. Please go to the website 5 minutes before your scheduled appointment time. Have your child with you in a quiet area.
  3. Type into your browser: doxy.me/pedsvisit
  4. Enter the name of your child - First and Last Name
  5. Then, click "Check In"
  6. Make sure your video and audio are both working. (Click yes to enable video and microphone)
  7. You will wait there until the doctor opens up the visit.
  8. If you have any questions or issues with these instructions, please call us at 301-869-2292.


From the AAP

Talking to Children about Racial Bias
Novel Coronavirus
Additional Coronavirus Information
Covid vaccines and more

Top Doctors

We are proud of our doctors. They regularly appear on lists of the best pediatricians in the Washington area.

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.

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Our Location

Pediatric & Adolescent Care, P.A.

 (301) 869-2292

 903 Russell Avenue, Suite 301 Gaithersburg, MD 20879