Prenatal Consultations

 

We offer advice to new parents and discuss caring for a newborn during the first weeks of his or her life. Some topics addressed during these sessions are:

OUR SERVICES

  • Breastfeeding
  • Bottlefeeding

  • Well baby care

  • Immunizations

  • Signs of illness

  • Infant safety

  • Adjusting to parenthood

Medical Laboratory
 
  • Newborn temperament & behavior

  • Common rashes and concerns

  • Jaundice

  • Bathing

  • Cord care

  • Nail care

  • Sleeping and crying

            Consultations:

 

Consultation hours are available to discuss medical and behavioral issues that are too complex to fully address at routine sick or well visits. Please call in advance to schedule these visits.

 

(301) 564-5880

We have a fully accredited medical laboratory in the office, staffed by a full-time medical technologist. The in-house laboratory enhances patient care by facilitating quick and accurate diagnoses.

 

Testing is performed using microtechnique, so that only small quantities of blood are required from infants and smaller children. A rigorous quality control program is implemented with outside verification of our lab's accuracy. We are certified by both state and federal agencies.

 

Depending on your insurance plan, labs may need to be sent to a designated commercial laboratory; if so, arrangements for this are usually coordinated through our office.

When your baby is born ...

Since hospital nursing staffs have many responsibilities, they may be delayed in calling us about the arrival of your baby in a timely manner. Be sure to personally notify us by calling the nurses' line (301) 564-5883 during the day and the answering service (866) 961-6335 at night, so that we may see your newborn in the hospital as soon as possible.

Hospitals:

 

We have clinical privileges at area hospitals, including:

  • Children's National Medical Center

  • Holy Cross Hospital

  • John's Hopkins Health System

  • Shady Grove Adventist Hospital

  • Sibley Memorial Hospital

      Non-urgent calls for medical advice, lab results, prescription refills:

 

Our well-trained nursing staff can handle a variety of questions. If for some reason you would like to speak directly to a particular physician, the message will be relayed and your call will be returned at the earliest opportunity.

 

Since most scheduling of sick visits takes place in early morning when the phones are at their busiest, we request that non-urgent calls, including those for lab results and prescription refills, be phoned in after 10:30 A.M. during regular hours Monday-Friday. (301) 564-5883

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