Advanced Pediatrics

100 East Street SE, Suite 301

Vienna, VA 22180
(P) 703.938.5555

(F) 703.319.8580

Small Practice, Big Ideas

Mission, Services & Policies

In a world of big box stores and retail clinics, it is our mission to maintain the feel of a small practice while continuing to deliver big ideas as a leader in pediatric healthcare. How do we do it? Creating a great practice starts and ends with having good people being available when you and your children need us. Established in 2001, we have been serving our local community in this capacity for more than 17 years. Read on to learn more about our providers, staff, services and policies.

BIG IDEAS, EXCELLENT MEDICAL CARE

Educated and trained at some of the finest medical institutions in the country, our doctors and nurse practitioners are here to provide medical care for your children -- from newborns to your college aged child. We offer well child visits (check-ups), sick and consultation appointments. In addition to routine pediatric care , many of our providers have extensive experience caring for children with asthma, food allergies, eczema, reflux, obesity, behavior, developmental and mental health concerns.  Our providers are well respected in the medical community and work closely with pediatric specialists at INOVA Children's Hospital in Fairfax, VA, Children's National Medical Center in Washington DC, and Johns Hopkins Children's Center in Baltimore, MD.   Through these relationships, other learning initiatives and of course, by being parents themselves, our providers are constantly enhancing their clinical skills to provide the best care for your children.  


Our doctors not only provide exemplary care, they have contributed to the study and development of new medications, vaccinations, and diagnostic tests.  This research tradition spans more than 15 years and elevates Advanced Pediatrics as an innovator in children's health care. While participation in research studies is ALWAYS optional, families are often eager to join in on the fun. 

BIG IDEAS, EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE

How many times have you walked into a medical office to be frowned at by the receptionist? Or left the office not knowing if those labs drawn would be reported to you? Did you ever wonder if the nurse who just helped you even knows your child's name? Not so at Advanced Pediatrics where every staff member is part of a team.  From the nurses on the phone day and night, to every person you encounter during your visit, we aim to leave you confident that we know your child, listened to your concerns and have provided optimal medical care and advice. 


We hire people who are smart, determined and committed to helping you and your family.  It may start with the front desk or nursing staff helping you make an appointment, peak with the doctor caring for your child, and then may end with the nurse calling to see that your child is getting better as expected, to discuss test results, or facilitate a referral. Every person has to be at their best to provide the care that you and your family deserve.


BIG IDEAS, EXCELLENT AVAILABILITY

Recognizing that our families live in one of the most hectic metropolitan corridors in the country, we continue to develop services that increase our availability and  improve flexibility for busy families.  We are open 26 hours beyond the usual 9-5 - including Saturday hours - and offer 44 hours of walk-in clinic each week for evaluation of acute illnesses. For those that prefer scheduled appointments, same-day sick appointments are also available. Extended sick and consult appointments are available to better evaluate chronic or recurrent health issues. We now also offer telehealth appointments with some providers to follow-up on behavioral and mental health issues. Unsure if you need an appointment? Our nurse line is staffed by our very own nurses and is available around the clock to answer your questions - day or even in the middle of the night! Can't remember if you have an appointment? No worries, our automatic appointment reminder system will send you a text or email at multiple intervals to keep you informed.

BIG IDEAS, EXCELLENT SERVICES

Above and beyond the usual patient-doctor encounter, we offer ancillary services to meet your needs. We have a certified lactation consultant available to meet with you and your baby. We have an onsite high complexity laboratory with phlebotomists who are trained in drawing blood in children of all ages and offer onsite testing and results. Common onsite testing include those for strep throat, flu, mono, urine screens, bilirubin (for jaundice), and cell blood counts for anemia and infection, amongst others.  In addition, we can perform more detailed allergy testing, asthma tests, concussion testing (baseline and after an injury), hearing and vision assessments even in young infants in the clinic. We can dispense many medications on site for home use. We provide electronic prescriptions and refills to your desired pharmacy and enable you to access your child's medical records on your phone. We also have parenting classes to help you deal with your newborn baby, picky eating, discipline, your anxious child, learn CPR and other topics. Not satisfied with the status quo, we promise to continue to enhance our services to meet your needs.


Our accomodations include clinic space on two floors in an easily accessible office building in Vienna, VA. Both clinic areas are wheelchair accessible and elevators are present for patient families, and can easily accomodate strollers as well. The clinic also boasts ample on-site parking.

BIG IDEAS, TRANSPARENT POLICIES & FEES

We strive to be upfront about our policies and fees.  We bill all visits to your insurance company and will request to see your insurance card upon check-in for all visits. Per our vaccine policy, we require all patients to remain up to date with their vaccinations per the CDC schedule. We reserve Walk-In Clinic for mild illnesses and injuries. We reserve Walk-In Clinic and Saturday appointments for established patients; newborns visits are the exception and allowed on Saturdays. Out of respect for other families time, if you arrive more than 15 minutes late for a well or consult visit, we will request that you reschedule your appointment either with a different provider who is available or with your desired provider at another time.  Duty bound, we will see all sick patients upon arrival, but request that you arrive on-time out of respect for other families' time.


Fees are an important source of revenue that enable us to offer you excellent services and care. We promise to remain transparent about all of our fees.  Here's our complete list of fees. That's it, we promise.

After Hours Appointment Fee

There is a $20 fee for scheduled Evening or Saturday appointments. No charge for evening Walk-In Clinic visits or newborn visits on Saturdays. Please note, there is no Walk-In Clinic on Saturdays.

After Hours Advice Line Fee

Our advice line is available 24/7. It is free during open business hours. After the clinic closes, however, there is a $20 fee applied for use of the advice line.

Daycare, School & Camp Form Fees

Form completion incurs a $10 fee per request. You asked and we listened - this fee was recently reduced to better match the going rate of other clinics in the area. As always, if all you need is an updated vaccination record, these are available free of charge on the patient portal. 

Expedited Referral Fee

If required by your insurance plan, we are happy to help process a referral to see a specialist free of charge when given at least 3 days notice. If you require an expedited referral that must be completed within 24 hours for a non-emergent medical condition, a $20 fee will incur. 

Late Cancellation of Appointment Fee

We request 24 hours notice for cancellation of appointments. If you cancel last minute, you will incur a $50 fee.

Appointment No-Show Fee

If you fail to show for a scheduled appointment, you will incur a $50-100 fee depending on the appointment type and alloted amount of time. 

Transfer of Records Fee

Should you move or elect to transfer care elsewhere, transfer of records fee incurs a $20 cost per child with a $50 maximum per family.

Other Fees

Various lab tests, medical equipment and medications dispensed in the office for your convenience may incur out of pocket fees but are always optional and are always available elsewhere.

 

Similarly vaccinations or point of care testing for strep or Flu for parents of patients is sometimes offered out of convenience and would incur a fee.

BIG IDEAS, NOW WHAT?

Just call to make an appointment! We are accepting new and established patients. For new patients, no pre-registration is necessary. Just confirm that we accept your insurance policy below and call to schedule an appointment. Newborn visits can be made the day of discharge from the hospital and will usually be scheduled for the next business day. For all visits, please bring your insurance card. For all new patient visits, please additionally bring your vaccine and prior medical records if possible to your visit. Check our well-child guide to see if there are any surveys that you could complete prior to coming to your well visit appointment and try to arrive 10-15 minutes before your scheduled appointment. For sick visits, either schedule a same-day sick appointment, use our walk-in clinic or make an appointment later in the week. For chronic, recurrent issues, schedule an extended sick or consult appointment with the provider of your choice so that you will have ample time to discuss all your concerns. 

Accepted Insurance Plans

Aetna US Healthcare HMO, PPO, and POS

Alliance, Mamsi, Optimum Choice, M.D.IPA

Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield

Coventry Health

CareFirst Blue Cross & Blue Shield, PPO, Blue Choice HMO

Cigna PPO and Select Source Plus, Cigna HMO

United Health Care HMO, PPO,POS

National Capital PPO (NCPPO)/ Unicare, Healthlink, Mutual of Omaha

One Health HMO, PPO, POS

Private Health Care Systems PHCS PPO