We are all hurting – not only from the isolation, fear and sickness that we have personally witnessed during the COVID epidemic, but from the intolerance and injustice that we see playing out in our country. With the COVID-19 epidemic bringing this into heightened focus now, we want to remind you of MedPeds’ commitment to care and compassion for everyone during these unsettling times. As medical providers in a small local practice, we support Black Lives Matter and aim to be accessible to all people, and we treat all patients with dignity and respect, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, political affiliation, gender, sexuality, or any other difference.
Below are some resources that may be helpful for parents and their children in talking about racism and bias:
Race in America: Tips on Talking With Children About Racism
Talking to Children About Racial Bias
How to talk to kids about racism: An age –by-age guide
Racial Stress and Self-care: Parent Tip Tool
Understanding Race and Privilege - https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/diversity/social-justice/understanding-race-and-privilege
George Floyd. Ahmaud Arbery. Breonna Taylor. What do we tell our children?
MedPeds has served adult and pediatric patients since 1999. We are committed to providing our patients with the highest quality of healthcare and compassion. Medpeds adopted electronic health records in 2004, well ahead of the pack. In 2013, MedPeds received the prestigious HIMSS-Davies Ambulatory Award for healthcare IT. While we use technology to make your healthcare experience more efficient, we never underestimate the importance of maintaining that down–to-earth human touch. MedPeds - Where compassion meets technology for a healthier you!
If you need to pick up forms or other non-appointment reasons, we suggest you call by 4:00 PM Mon - Fri or by 10:00 AM on Saturday to be sure someone will be here.
Walk-in appointments will resume once the current Coronavirus situation has passed.
Call us at (301) 498-8880. Our advice nurse is not available on weekends, however we do have an on-call physician available for emergencies.
Patients whose insurance requires that their blood be drawn by LabCorp may do so in our office building at the LabCorp office on the basement level. No appointment is necessary. If planning to arrive after 5:00 pm, please call that day to make sure the lab tech will be until 6:30 pm. We occasionally will close early.