• Coronavirus: Updated Guidelines

    By: Dr. Joey Mechak As we anticipated, the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve rapidly.  Over the weekend, more information has emerged from Europe about their experiences with COVID-19.  This information has emphasized and reaffirmed the importance of social distancing. These data have led United States health officials to tighten the recommendations on social distancing and

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  • MoCo Coronavirus

    MoCo Coronavirus

    By: Dr. Joseph Mechak As most people know, there have been three confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Montgomery County. We expected this. We (the state, county, and Potomac Pediatrics) have been preparing for this. We are here for you. This is a constantly evolving situation and we do not have all the answers.  We also

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  • What are “growing pains,” anyway?

    What are “growing pains,” anyway?

    By: Joseph Mechak, MD   Well, it’s complicated… “Growing pains” are a common complaint in our school age and teenage visits.  I’d love the answer the question in the title more fully, but to be frank, doctors aren’t really sure what they are. Here is what we do know: What are growing pains – There

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  • 2019 Novel Coronavirus

    2019 Novel Coronavirus

    By: Heather Davies, M.D. 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is a respiratory illness that causes fever, cough, and shortness of breath. The virus was first identified in Wuhan, China and is believed to have been first transmitted to humans from infected sea animals.  It now appears that the virus can be spread from person to person.

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