Recent News

Measles Outbreak

From January 1 to January 30, 2015, 102 people from 14 states were reported to have measles. READ MORE.

We welcome our new doctors

Two doctors joined the practice this summer, bringing expertise in adolescent medicine and advanced neonatal care. READ MORE.

Spike in asthma exacerbations

We often see an increase is asthma-related respiratory distress during the winter months. The two most common triggers for an asthma flare are viral upper respiratory infections (URI) and allergies. Be prepared! READ MORE.

New MCPS immunization requirements

Starting this year, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) require both the Meningococcal and Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, acellular Pertussis) vaccines before entering 7th grade. There is added focus on these vaccines given recent cases of meningitis in the community, as well as a Sept 2014 Pertussis outbreak in MCPS. READ MORE.

HPV- facts and frequently asked questions

The AAP recommends that the HPV vaccine be included as part of the adolescent immunization schedule. READ MORE.

New recommendations regarding IUDs

The APP recently issued a policy statement recommending use of Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARC) as first-line options for adolescents who choose not to be abstinent. LARCs include intrauterine devices and subdermal implants. Growing research over the last decade has shown these devices to be safe for use in teens. READ MORE.

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Providers

At Pediatric Care of Rockville we have 7 board-certified pediatricians and 1 certified pediatric nurse practitioner, representing a combined total of over 75 years of medical experience! READ MORE.