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.
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.
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.
Our vaccine schedule is in alignment with the 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.
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.
OFFICE HOURS/ AFTER 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.
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.
INSURANCE & BILLING
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.