• Total Eclipse of the Sun

    Total Eclipse of the Sun

    by: Michelle Place CRNP-P On Monday, August 21, 2017, the moon will pass in front of the sun to create a total solar eclipse that will be visible in a 70 mile wide diagonal path across the United States stretching from Oregon to South Carolina. If you are outside of this “zone of totality”, as

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  • Is it Normal or is it Separation Anxiety?

    Is it Normal or is it Separation Anxiety?

    How to tell if your child has Separation Anxiety Disorder By Adair Parr, M.D., J.D. Separation anxiety is normal in very young children (between the ages of 8 and 14 months). Toddlers may go through phases in which they don’t want to leave their parents. However, children over the age of 6 who have difficulty

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  • Farewell Dr. Karen Lewis

    Farewell Dr. Karen Lewis

    At Potomac Pediatrics, we are a family sharing our lives with one another and each other’s families.  As well, we support one another on the unpredictable journey that life takes us.  Many of you have had the opportunity to meet Dr. Karen Lewis who joined us earlier this year.  As life may have it, other

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  • Tick Talk: Questions about Lyme disease Answered

    Tick Talk: Questions about Lyme disease Answered

    By: Michelle Place, CRNP-P Give Me the Backstory Back in 1975 an unusual cluster of arthritis cases in children occurred in a small coastal town called Lyme, Connecticut. In 1977, Yale researchers identified and named the clusters “Lyme arthritis.” In 1979, the name was changed to “Lyme disease,” when additional symptoms such as neurological problems

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