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Looking for rec's for pediatrician/family practice. Need advice!

post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 

Hello! Looking for some advice on pediatricians/family practice in the MD/DC/VA metro area.

 

We just moved to the Silver Spring area from a very liberal west coast city. I've been having a real rough time finding a pediatrician that even remotely fits the bill. Looking for someone (either MD, OD, Naturopathic, or even a Family Nurse Practitioner) that is supportive/encouraging of: breastfeeding, alternative vaccination schedules, integrative/wholistic approach, basically just an alternative to the standard medical practices that are going to find a million things wrong with my kiddos. I want to feel involved in my children's healthcare and feel like our care provider respects and understands our lifestyle.

 

Can anyone recommend someone to me via PM? I would be oh so grateful. We have insurance that we would ideally like to use (BCBS) and would be willing to travel up to 20 miles from the Silver Spring area for the right practice. I haven't had much luck researching pediatricians/family practice clinics online and peer-to-peer recommendations would be very valuable.

 

Thank you so much! <3

post #2 of 19

PM'd you!

post #3 of 19
Thread Starter 

Thank you for the PMs, ladies! Keep 'em coming if anyone has other recommendations to share. Thank you! <3

post #4 of 19

I'm in Silver Spring and due in April with our first. I'd love the same recommendations! 

post #5 of 19
We just moved to Silver Spring as well and would love a ped rec for all the same reasons! It would be great if they took our insurance...I think we have United now, guess I should check on that smile.gif

Also, if anyone have a rec for a well-woman exam, I'd really appreciate it too. Thanks!
post #6 of 19

 

Good Morning-

 

I saw your email thread and I was hoping you can assist me as other have you. I am expecting my first in late Feb/early March and I've been trying to find a great pediatrician/nurse practitioner in the silver spring, KensigntonRockville area and I would love the recommendations you received.  Can you share????  I prefer a small practice, but I will take all recommendations......a lactation consultant on site would be great, I did find on in Kensignton, but they dont accept our insurance.

 

Thanks in advance.......anxious first time mom~Litsa

post #7 of 19
Thread Starter 

I just sent you a PM, Litsa. :)

post #8 of 19

Hi, I'm in Germantown looking for the same info. Please PM if you can.Thanks!

post #9 of 19
Thread Starter 

PM'ed you the recommendations I received. :)
 

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Originally Posted by magpiefrookie View Post

Hi, I'm in Germantown looking for the same info. Please PM if you can.Thanks!



 

post #10 of 19
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Originally Posted by Makebelievepoet View Post


Also, if anyone have a rec for a well-woman exam, I'd really appreciate it too. Thanks!


I'm in DC, and would love a recommendation for this!! If anyone is still reading this thread please send some recommendations my way!!

post #11 of 19

I'm looking for this same info! Peds, gyn, and gp. Preferably in Silver Spring, but so far I haven't found ANYONE! So I am willing to travel if necessary! Please send me recs too! I've been to too many doctors trying to find one that fits the bill and we haven't lived here long enough to find a like minded soul t ask!

post #12 of 19

My OB/GYN just moved from Kailua to Silver Spring, MD so you all are in luck! She's in private practice- Dr. Sheila Overton, 10801 Lockwood Drive, Suite 320 Silver Spring, MD 20901-1559 Phone (301) 681-3400. I wouldn't say she's AP, exactly, but she's very pro-BFing and I got a very good vibe from her about my choices. 

post #13 of 19

Awesome! Thanks for the info!

post #14 of 19

We love our Pediatrician, he's in Highland.  Dr. Melvin Stern (301) 854-3444.  Feel free to PM me with any questions!  smile.gif

post #15 of 19

Hello All,

 

I would also be interested in the information. If you wouldn't mind passing it along, please PM me.

 

Thanks!

post #16 of 19

My family (me, DH, two girls 5 and 7, and our new baby boy, 4 weeks) are moving to DC area in a month or so for DH's new job and we need all the same recommendations, if anyone is interesting in PM'ing me. Peds or family practice docs for the kids, OBGYN or NP's for myself, kid-friendly dentists, and family practice/general med docs for myself and DH.

I would be SOOO appreciative of any tips here esp. as I've vaxed selectively and with my newborn I'm nervous about finding a more "open" doc for the kiddos. Thanks for any info!

 

post #17 of 19

Hi, can you all share if you got good recommendations? I'm in the EXACT same boat, in SS needing a good pedi for my 1-year-old son! He is intact and I want a pediatrician who is knowledgeable about intact boys (i.e. no forcible retraction!) Thanks~!

post #18 of 19

It looks like there are a lot of us!  ")

 

Could you send me the info you got?  We just moved here too.

post #19 of 19
Thread Starter 

I think the I can post the names since it's not a negative review, right?

 

Here are the recommendations I received:

Fusner/Hoover in Kensington

Iona Razi in DC

Stern in Highland, MD

Margaret Sears in Columbia, MD

Matt Irwin in Virginia

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