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About Advanced Pediatrics

A Private Primary Care Pediatric Practice, including Psychiatry, Behavioral Health, Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, Certified Lactation Consultants, Clinical Research, and Allergy & Immunology located in Vienna, VA

Richard Schwartz, MD / Founder
Dr. Schwartz practiced medicine for 43 years and was the founding physician of Advanced Pediatrics. He received his B.S. in zoology and then studied and trained in pediatric medicine at Georgetown University and Children's National Medical Center in Washington DC. In his lifetime, he travelled to 78 countries, had more than 400 medical articles published, saw hundreds of thousands of patients, trained too many physicians and providers to count and was named to the Washingtonian's List of Top Doctors 10 different years; including as recently as 2016. After a year long battle with cancer, Dr. Schwartz died in March 2017 at home with his loving family by his side. He was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery on June 13, 2017. We here at Advanced Pediatrics owe an enormous debt of gratitude to this brilliant and generous man. He not only built a professional home for us, but has been instrumental in the professional growth of so many of us. His philosophy on pediatric care and the importance of "Thinking Big while Staying Small" was recently highlighted in the Independent Pediatrician Magazine. Even if not here in person, he will forever remain at the heart of Advanced Pediatrics and the work that we do. He is that little voice inside our heads urging us to do more, to do better. He was truly one of a kind.

Since opening their doors in 2001, Advanced Pediatrics has earned an exemplary reputation for excellence in pediatric care in Vienna, Virginia, and throughout the National Capital Region. 

In a world of impersonal mega-clinics and big-box style medical care, Advanced Pediatrics stands out because they’re an independent, practice with a small clinic feel. Parents and children feel welcomed, supported, and understood with this personalized approach. 

The practice offers well-child visits, sick visits, newborn care, mental health services, and most other care their young patients need. They emphasize inclusivity, always welcoming neurotypical, neurodivergent, LGBTQIA+ patients, children with mental health challenges, and children with complex medical needs.  

Advanced Pediatrics is an integrative medical facility using traditional and alternative methods of care based on what works best for each child. The practice always emphasizes evidence based medicine for the whole-child’s health.

Advanced Pediatrics makes quality care convenient for parents and children. They offer lab testing, vision and hearing screenings, allergy testing, vaccinations, neuropsychological testing, and other tests on-site. Additionally, Advanced Pediatrics often dispenses medication on-site and can send electronic prescriptions to any pharmacy.

The practice continually expands their services and resources, currently offering parenting classes, nutritionist consultations, Saturday hours, Drive-Up clinics, and on-call advice 24-7 through a trusted nurse’s line. 

The doctors, advanced practice providers, nursing team, administration professionals, and all members of the Advanced Pediatrics team are smart, dedicated, and compassionate experts with extensive specialized training. Their collaborative approach ensures that every child gets the most personalized and supportive care. 

The practice earned the Washington Top Doctors award every year since 2014 and they’re affiliated with the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Psychiatric Association, American Psychological Association, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Parents seeking the highest standard of pediatric care with warm and personalized support trust Advanced Pediatrics with their child’s health and wellness. Call the Vienna, Virginia, office or click the online scheduler today. 

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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 neary two decades. Read on to learn more about our providers, staff, services and policies.
Mission, Services & Policies
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.

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.

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. Appointments are also available to better evaluate chronic or recurrent 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.

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.

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 family's 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 acutely 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 Care 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 Appt 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 incure.
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.

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 plan to arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment. Have a sick child? 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
We accept most Aetna, Anthem, Carefirst, Cigna, United Healthcare, and Tricare plans. Please contact the office to verify your coverage.

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