Welcome to Our Practice


  1. We are a small group practice. This allows us to get to know you and you to know us.
  2. 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.
  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 and Holy Cross Hospitals in Silver Spring and Germantown.
  5. 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.
  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 clinics or emergency rooms. So if there is anything you need, just call us!

What's New

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 have received our Flu shot shipment. As in previous years we are offering the vaccine to our patients and their families. Please call the office to schedule a visit to get this important vaccine.

We hope you like our new website. We are also now on Facebook and we Tweet. Have a safe and enjoyable summer.

Top Doctors

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.