Congratulations on the birth of your baby! If you have not already registered your child with our practice, you must do so prior to scheduling your first appointment. Click here for new patient forms Unless otherwise discussed, your baby should be seen at our office within 24 to 48 hours of discharge from the hospital. As a reminder, you have 30 days to add your child to your insurance policy. We encourage you to call your HR department or insurance company to ensure this has been done.
Patients can select their own provider, and most appointments will be made with that provider. If your provider is not available for a visit, you will be given the choice of waiting for your provider or having your child’s needs cared for by another provider in the group.
Please discuss with the receptionist what kind of appointment you need so that the proper amount of time can be allotted to you. More on Types of Visits.
The easiest and fastest way to reach us for non-urgent matters is through Keona Health, our secure, online care advice system. More on Keona Health.
Our pediatric nurses operate a nurse phone line during office hours. After hours, one of our providers is available for emergencies and can be reached by calling our main number. More on Nurse Line.
Northern Virginia Pediatric Associates, P.C. is proud to have a high-quality laboratory. Our in-office laboratory is very convenient for patients and their families. More on Laboratory.
Thank you for entrusting us with your child’s care. We look forward to serving your family in the coming years.
Please explore our website as much information can be found there. Another great website is Healthychildern.org. It is offered by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Simply use the search option to find the answers to questions. For example, go to search and type in Umbilical Cord Care. A very useful tool found on Healthychildren.org is Symptom Checker. Point and click to the area of the body that you have a question about.
• Caring for Your Baby and Young Child, Birth to Age Five by Steven Shelov. Book also includes First Aid, Choking/CPR poster
• Guide to Feeding Babies and Toddlers by Anthony Porto and Dina Dimaggio
• Sleep: What Every Parent Needs to Know by Rachel Moon
Helpful Supplies for Home
• Bulb syringe and sterile saline
• Infants’ Acetaminophen (Tylenol) solution (160mg/5ml)
• Antibiotic Ointment
• Diaper ointments (Zinc oxide, Desitin, A & D ointment)
• 1% hydrocortisone ointment (Cortaid 10)
• Infant vitamin D drops (400 IU/ml)