Meet the Staff at Frederick County Pediatrics
Amy Tzortzinis–Practice Manager
Brittany Noll–Lead RN
Tiffany Coffey–Lead Receptionist
Dr. James P. Lee
Dr James P. Lee has been a pediatrician in Frederick County for over 20 years as a member of a group practice. He provides both acute and chronic medical care in addition to comprehensive well visits from birth through young adult. He is experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of all the common pediatric chronic health conditions such as asthma, diabetes and allergy and is also knowledgeable in the management of a wide variety of childhood behavioral/mental health conditions. Additionally, Dr Lee has a special interest in sports related acute and chronic conditions and childhood obesity.
Professionally, he is Board Certified in Pediatrics and is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is on staff and is an attending physician at Frederick Memorial Hospital. More recently he was instrumental in creating a community based pediatric weight control program (The Healthy Weigh) and currently serves as vice chair for the Frederick County Public School’s School Health Council. An avid runner himself, Dr Lee previously coached cross country and track & field at a local high school for several years. He is the father of two grown children. Dr Lee has lived in Frederick County since 1986.
Dr. Jennifer L. Burns
Dr. Jennifer Burns has been a pediatrician in Frederick County for over 12 years. She received her Medical Degree from New York Medical College in 2000. She did her Pediatric internship and residency at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. After completing her Pediatric residency, she worked in the Emergency Department at Children’s National Medical Center for 1 year and then joined a large Pediatric practice in Maryland. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Dartmouth College in 1995. Dr. Burns is Board Certified in Pediatrics and is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is on staff and is an attending physician in the newborn nursery at Frederick Memorial Hospital.
Dr. Burns enjoys taking care of children of all ages. She manages both acute and chronic medical conditions and provides comprehensive well child care for patients from birth through young adulthood. Dr. Burns has a special interest in the care of newborns and in the diagnosis and treatment of asthma and ADHD.
Dr. Burns is originally from Long Island, New York. She lives with her husband and son in Frederick. Dr. Burns enjoys reading, baking, exercising and traveling in her free time.
Megan Richardson, FNP-C
Megan Richardson has been a registered nurse since 1999, working primarily in pediatrics but also in women’s health, trauma response coordination and clinical trials. She joined Frederick County Pediatrics as a certified Family Nurse Practitioner in January 2013 after working with Dr. Lee and staff during the pediatric clinical rotation of her graduate program from June-December 2012. Her professional interests include adolescent health and childhood obesity. Megan is an active member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the Nurse Practitioner Association of Maryland. Prior to nursing, Megan was in the Army, first as a Russian linguist then as a Medical Service Corps officer, as well as a substance abuse counselor.
Born and raised in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Megan moved with her family to Maryland in 2010 after five years overseas in Thailand and Kenya where her husband worked on insect-borne disease research. They have two teenage sons and two dogs and together their family likes to kayak, explore the Delmarva area and play games at home. Megan also likes to work in the yard, run, read and sing with a women’s holiday choir.
Adrienne Harmel, CPNP
Adrienne has been practicing in the field of nursing since 2001. Prior to obtaining her certification as a nurse practitioner, she worked as a registered nurse in pediatric intensive care, pediatric hematology/oncology as well pediatric psychiatry. She received her Master’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Maryland Baltimore in 2008, and has been practicing in Frederick and Loudoun County for 8 years. She recently served as the president of the Maryland Chesapeake chapter of NAPNAP (National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners). Adrienne has a Bachelors degree in Spanish from the University of Maryland College Park. Her professional interests include lactation medicine, as well as childhood nutrition and wellness.
Adrienne is originally from Baltimore, MD. She lives in Leesburg, VA with her husband, her daughter and her dog. In her free time she enjoys reading, fitness, gardening and traveling.