Welcome to Potomac Pediatrics!  Our team is committed to delivering comprehensive medical care that meets your family’s health and lifestyle needs. We strive to make engagement with our practice easy and painless.

We’ve made becoming a new patient here quick and easy. Completing the two steps below will register your child and expedite check-in for their first visit.

1. Preregister your child(ren) here by completing our New Patient Packet. *See age limits.

2. Please submit the request for your previous medical records here (if applicable).

Please be sure to check your email and confirm your email address after you’ve completed the pre-registration packet! 

2. Submit a copy of your insurance card here.
* Insurance cards may be uploaded through your mobile device.

Unique (and Required) Features of Potomac Pediatrics that You Want to Know About Prior to Joining Our Practice…

FASTpath

All families at Potomac Pediatrics are on the FASTpath. FASTpath means that we are committed to making your time in our office all about your child and not about insurance claims. When on the FASTpath you will:

1. Skip the reception desk and a greeter will take you directly back to the exam room.
2. Experience the most efficient insurance claim submission and adjustment in the industry.
3. Experience the ease of managing your family’s account.

How does it work?
It’s easy!  When you join our practice, we will set up a patient portal account for each of your children.  This account allows us to help you communicate with us for medical and financial issues.  We will keep your credit card on file and will notify you prior to any charges.

Annual Non-Covered Services Fee
At Potomac Pediatrics, we provide many services that are not covered by your insurance that are vital to your child and family.

These services include:

  • medical clearance forms,
  • health insurance advocacy,
  • a robust, informative website,
  • free and discounted support classes
  • fair, non-balance billing for services that we provide which many insurance plans do not cover yet are recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics such as vision and hearing screening, developmental screening, and depression screening.

The cost of each service is much less when we charge an annual fee in lieu of itemized billing.  We have calculated that many families experience cost savings compared to the itemized billing.  As well, you are giving us the flexibility to care for your children without the added expense of small billings.  This fee is charged to your account annually in March.

*Click here to learn more about our Annual Non-Covered Services Fee. 

What to Expect for Your First Appointment…

New to the World

Newborn Hospital Care

We are so lucky to have so many great birthing centers.  You really cannot go wrong so choose the hospital that best suits your families needs.  When your baby is born the house pediatricians will care for your baby. We ask that you call us when you know your discharge date so  we can set up your first appointment in the office.  Typically, we like to see the babies 1-3 days after you sent home of the hospital.

Please be advised that due to recent policy changes we are no longer seeing newborns in the well baby nursery at Shady Grove Hospital effective November 15, 2019.

Shady Grove Hospital Nursery Announcement 

New to Our Practice:

Well Child Exam

If your child is due for a checkup, please call the office to schedule that appointment.  Click here to view the recommended checkup schedule.  Please note that many insurances require 365 days between annual, preventative visits after age 2.  You will not be assigned to a specific provider; however, we recommend that you find one provider in our group with whom you connect and schedule all your well exams with that same person.   

Sick Visits 

If your child is not due for a checkup, we may end up meeting your child for the first time at a sick visit.  Once you are registered, if you need to be seen, we will make an appointment for your child.  Our philosophy is that the sun will not set on a sick child.  If you are unsure if you need to be seen, please call us and our advice nurses can help you manage the situation. 

Transferring Patients

We really want to be prepared when we meet your child.  Therefore, we request that as soon as you decide to join our practice, please have your children’s medical records sent to us.

*New Patient Age Limits

Effective December 1, 2019: At this time we are not accepting new patients over the age of 5. However,  children 6-11 years who have siblings 5 years and younger that are joining the practice will continue to be accepted in an effort to keep families in the same medical home.