COVID-19: Updated Office Procedures

We are still open and we strongly encourage that your child continues to receive routine well care. This will ensure that they have a full physical exam and stay on schedule with vaccines and weight checks. It also provides time with your provider to review their development and address concerns.

Sick visits are by appointment only. For the safety of our patients and staff we have cancelled walk in visits until further notice. If you need a same day appointment, please call and we will schedule a visit either in person or via telehealth. If you are suspicious that you or your child may have COVID-19, or a direct exposure to someone with COVID-19, please call and our nurses will guide you to the next step.

If at any time you are unsure what to do, please contact us. We are posting updates via Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. You can reach us after hours by calling our regular phone or directly at 240-638-9735. For non-urgent matters, you can contact your provider through the patient portal. Please don’t hesitate to reach out; we are here for you during this unusual and often stressful time!!

Welcome Aleeza Michael-Tabrizi, LMSW

Aleeza Michael-Tabrizi is a Licensed Master Social Worker. She earned her Master Degree from The Catholic University of America, National Catholic School of Social Service. Before that she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the Pennsylvania State University. Aleeza provides individual therapy for children and adolescents suffering from mental health disorders including depression, anxiety, ADHD, and PTSD. Aleeza has a family focused model, collaborating with parents to help develop strategies and treatment plans to meet the needs of your child and improve family functioning. She has a high level proficiency in American Sign Language and is conversant in Spanish. Aleeza works in our office on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Her appointments are coordinated through your primary pediatrician.

Welcome Dr. Blair!

Dr. Blair is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She earned her Doctoral Degree from Adler University in Chicago and completed a two year Postdoctoral Fellowship at John Hopkins University’s Kennedy Krieger Institute. Dr. Blair specializes in working with children, adolescents, and their families with a variety of presenting concerns. She has experience working with multidisciplinary teams in hospitals, schools, community mental health centers, and outpatient settings. Dr. Blair relies on compassion and evidence based practices to guide her therapy interventions with patients. As of April 1st Dr. Blair will be working in our office on Tuesdays and Thursdays in a special ‘cozy room.’ If you are interested in learning more, please email your provider through the Patient Portal or call and leave a message for our nurse.

Pediatric Care of Rockville has a new location!

Our new space is larger and more modern, providing us the flexibility to offer new and expanded services. Our new address is 1201 Seven Locks Road, Suite 201. It is just north of 270 and up the street from Potomac Woods Plaza (Fortune Terrace).

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We are now offering fluoride varnish at 9 and 18 month check ups.

Tooth decay is a process where the protective coating of the teeth is worn away by acid produced by bacteria. It is five times more common than asthma and seven times more common than hay fever! Dental caries (cavities) are on the rise among children ages 2 to 5, so prevention is especially important in this age group.

Fluoride varnish is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry starting with the eruption of the first tooth. Fluoride varnish is a protective coating that is painted on teeth, to help prevent or stop tooth decay. It takes approximately 40-60 seconds to apply, and at PCOR it is done at the 9 and 18 month check ups. If your baby does not have teeth at 9 months, it will be done at the 1 year check up.

Click here for a brochure about dental caries and fluoride varnish.

If your baby recently had a fluoride varnish, click here to review the aftercare instructions.

For girls who have not yet seen a GYN, our providers are available to discuss various birth control options.

Several providers can discuss and prescribe oral contraceptive pills (OCP).

Dr. Lostumbo is now offering an additional option- Nexplanon. Nexplanon is a small plastic rod that is inserted under the skin of the upper arm that can be used to prevent pregnancy for three years. The procedure takes only a few minutes and is done under local anesthetic in our office. If you are interested in Nexplanon, please call the office or send a message through the patient portal to request a consult with Dr. Lostumbo. Click here to read frequently asked questions about Nexplanon.