Are We the Right Practice for Your Family?

We have had an unexpected uptick in requests to join our practice.  We are a small practice and feel an obligation to grow slowly so we can continue to respect the needs of our current families.  As such, we are not able to offer new patient appointments until Winter 2020 or beyond. (Updated 8/31/20)
We have a care coordinator who can assist new & transferring families to determine if we are the right practice for your family.   If you are expecting, please see our expecting parents page.

Frederick County Pediatrics (FCP) is intended to be a small but comprehensive pediatric medical practice. Our focus is individualized, quality care. We encourage family engagement, education and preventative care. The following guidelines reflect our philosophy of care.

Medical Home

We want to be your primary contact for health concerns of both acute and chronic conditions. We are committed to both the physical and psychological well-being of our patients and families.

Vaccine Policy

Our vaccine schedule is in alignment with current CDC and AAP recommendations. We do not accommodate altered / split / spread out vaccine schedules nor allow unvaccinated children to join our practice unless there is a medical contraindication.

What Makes Us Special

We strive to promote family well-being and engagement in our office and in our community. Learn more about our initiatives here.

Judicious Use of Antibiotics

We similarly follow CDC and AAP’s antibiotic prescribing guidelines for appropriate usage. We do not call in antibiotics over the phone as we do not believe that is good medicine.

Dedicated Nurse Line

During office hours, a nurse is available to help determine if an appointment is needed, answer questions, and to facilitate referrals and medicine refills.

Office Hours / After Hours

Click here for our office hours. We offer same-day sick visits each day we are open. Please call to schedule an appointment as we do not offer walk-ins.

One of our providers is available for emergency questions after hours by calling our office number.

Billing & Insurance

It is our intent to participate in most insurance plans including Maryland state insurance programs. We employ a billing specialist to facilitate claims and answer billing questions. Our policies regarding copays, form completion fees, missed appointments, payment plans are outlined here.

Community Programs

Docs in the Park Reach out and Read Girls on the Run United Way of Frederick Maryland Interagency Early Childhood Committee Mental Health Association LiveWell Frederick Family Resource, Information & Education Network for Down Syndrome