Primary Pediatrics is a pediatric group practice in Maryland with three convenient locations in Laurel, Bowie, and Silver Spring. We take care of infants, children, and adolescents from birth through 21 years of age. Our group has 9 physicians and 2 pediatric nurse practitioners, and we are affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring.We hope you find the information on this website helpful. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, feel free to call any of our offices.
Current Issues Seasonal Influenza Vaccine
As of 9/12/2013, all three offices have standard flu vaccines, preservative free flu vaccine, and Flu Mist (nasal spray) flu vaccine available for all ages. Please call the office to schedule an appointment.
According to 2013 CDC guidelines, a flu shot is recommended for everyone 6 months and older. However, it is especially important that the following groups get the vaccine either because they are at high risk for complications from the flu or they have close contact with someone who is at high risk: * All children younger than 5 years old* Children from 6 months to 18 years old on chronic aspirin therapy * Close contacts and out-of-home caregivers for children younger than 6 months old (the flu vaccine is not currently approved for this age group and therefore the best way to protect them is by vaccinating their close household contacts and caregivers) * People of any age with chronic health problems including asthma, diabetes, sickle cell disease, heart disease, immune suppression, and chronic kidney disease * Close contacts of people with chronic health problems * Pregnant women * Healthcare workers * People who live in nursing homes or other long-term care facilities
Per CDC guidelines, if your child is 8 or younger and has not received at least two doses of flu vaccine since July 2010, he or she will need two doses of vaccine at least 4 weeks apart this year.
- Patient portal: You can now use the eClinicalWorks patient portal to request routine appointments, medication refills, and specialist referrals. Please allow 3 business days for us to fulfill your request(s). If you have an urgent matter, please call the office. To get more information about the portal or to create an account, go to https://mycw4.eclinicalweb.com/prim/jsp/login.jsp.
- Maryland car seat law: As of October 2012, the Maryland child safety seat law requires that all children under the age of 8 have to sit in an approved child safety seat. The only exception is if the child is at least 4 feet 9 inches tall. In addition, all children younger than 2 are required to ride in a rear-facing carseat.
- We have walk-in hours for sick visits in all 3 of our offices Monday through Friday at 8:00 am only. You must be signed in by 8:15 am. We do not have walk-in hours on the weekends. All weekend visits are in the Laurel office by appointment only. The office opens at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday morning and 9:00 a.m. on Sunday morning.
Office Locations Laurel Montpelier Professional Center 9811 Mallard Drive, Suite 109 Laurel, MD 20708 Phone: 301-776-8000 Fax: 301-776-8052 Get directions or Map this location
Bowie Maryland Science and Technology Park 17001 Science Drive, Suite 116 Bowie, MD 20715 Phone: 301-464-2300 Fax: 301-464-9604 Get directions or Map this location
Silver Spring Musgrove Medical Arts Center 2415 Musgrove Road, Suite 207 Silver Spring, MD 20904 Phone: 301-989-0085 Fax: 301-989-9063 Get directions or Map this location