There is currently an outbreak of measles in the United States. From January 1- January 23, 2015, 68 people from 11 states where reported to have measles. Most of these cases are linked to an ongoing outbreak from an amusement park in California. Please see the following link to the CDC's website.
This outbreak is happening because:
1) The majority of those who got measles were unvaccinated.
2) Measles is still common in many parts of the world.
3) Travelers with measles bring the disease to the United States.
4) Measles can spread in communities in the United States where groups of people are unvaccinated.
Vaccination is the best protection against measles. At Pediatric Associates of Alexandria, we follow the vaccine schedules developed and recommended by the CDC and the American Academt of Pediatrics.
The measles vaccine is part of the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella). The initial MMR is administered at 12 months of age and then a booster dose is given at 4 years of age which completes the series. This vaccine has been shown to be safe and effective. If you have any concerns about your child's measles vaccination status, please call us.
Enteroviruses are common viruses that circulate usually in the summer. Below is a link for the American Academy Pediatrics with more detailed info: AAPNEWS
Our ultimate goal is to provide the very best individualized healthcare to each of our patients. Pediatric Associates of Alexandria, Inc. has served Northern Virginia, parts of Maryland and the Washington D.C. area for over 50 years. Visit us before your baby is born for a prenatal visit with one of our providers.
With 18 providers and over 45 staff members, we are able to provide total healthcare for children, from infancy through adolescence and on to college. We make it a priority to establish an open, cooperative relationship with parents, involving them in the decision-making for the well-being of their child, our patient. We strive to make each visit a positive experience.
Pediatric Associates is committed to being accessible to serve all of your child's health care needs. We believe that your child's medical home is the best place to receive healthcare, whenever possible.
Monday - Thursday 6am - 8pm
Friday 6am - 6pm
Saturday 8 am - 12 noon (NO WALK-IN APPOINTMENTS / SATURDAY)
Walk-In Hours: (HOURS HAVE CHANGED)
Monday - Thursday 6am - 7pm
Friday 6am - 6pm
Saturday (NO WALK-IN APPOINTMENTS)
Our Walk-in appointments are reserved for "Established Acutely Sick" patients only; Chronically sick or Non-Sick patients should call in advance to schedule.
Our Saturday schedule is by appointment only; NO Walk-In appointments available.
If you would like your child seen by a specific provider, we ask that you call in advance to schedule an appointment with them.
Walk-in visits are on a first come basis and with the next available provider; wait times vary and even though we do our very best to keep them moving smoothly, sometimes your patience is required. We encourage everyone to call in advance to schedule an appointment.
Office Will Be Closed
Thu 01/01 New Years
Mon 05/25 Memorial Day
Sat 07/04 Independence Day
Mon09/07 Labor Day
Thu 11/26 Thanksgiving Day
Fri 12/25 Christmas Day
Fri 01/01/16 New Years
Northern Virginia Magazine,
Virginia Living Magazine, April 2014 edition, Health & Wellness
Patients' Choice Award
Best Doctors in America
Many of our physicians have received recognition multiple times over the years