I saw some very useful postings here, so decided to ask for help.
I and my 3 kids used to be patients of Helen Tsitouris (area people probably know name). She was great!!! No antibiotics unless it necessary, good alternative medicine that worked! She did not had other doctors in practice, no long waiting times, would return call quickly any day or night. She would open office for you on weekends, if child is really sick. I doubt that there are many doctors like her around, but I hope you can help me to get some options. She had both European and American degrees, a lot of experience, and could determine signs of diseases by symptoms without ordering tons of tests, but would not hesitate to order tests when it is necessary.
Unfortunately she is retired, and would see patients on limited bases. We are in bad need of good, experienced pediatrician in reasonable distance from Rockville, MD.
Recently we have been with pediatrician who was on best Washingtonian list, but who failed us badly. He missed 100% clear lyme disease of my daughter,
and she now end up with meningitis, pick line and IV antibiotic. I would not come back to his practice for any money....
We would see specialist now, but I do need new pediatrician whom I can trust badly. I have seen rave reviews about Dr. Fusner, but people said that she would not see new patients, plus she is a bit too far for us. I work in DC, we live in Rockville, MD, so we need to be able to get to doctor within 30 minutes drive from home. My children are 3, 5 and 7 years old.
We currently have Cigna PPO, but can go to Blue Cross PPO next year.
Thanks a lot.