Van Dorn Pediatrics, PC

At Van Dorn Pediatrics we are committed to providing state of the art medical care in a friendly, compassionate atmosphere.

Van Dorn Pediatrics has been serving the Alexandria community since 2004. Our staff are friendly, helpful, and experienced in taking care of your child. At Van Dorn Pediatrics, we have two doctors on staff, which means you will have a personal relationship without the inconvenience of a huge practice. We speak Spanish and Arabic. We are an active member of Reach Out and Read, promoting early childhood literacy by providing books to families at every well child visit between 6 months to 5 years. Van Dorn Pediatrics was recognized in the first half of 2009 for its Exceptional Immunization Rate by Virginia Vaccines for Children. Please check out our website for more information.

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Phone televisit tutorial using the Healow app

Having a Telemedicine visit with your provider at Van Dorn Pediatrics using your phone

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Computer Televisit Tutorial

We hope all of our dear patients and their families are staying healthy and safe!

Below you will find tutorials on how to have a video, televisit with your doctor using your computer or the Healow app on your phone.

Please contact our office with any questions or to schedule a televisit today!

This tutorial provides instructions on how to have a Televisit with a doctor at Van Dorn Pediatrics using your computer.

We are open !! Call us at 703-933-0555 to schedule your in office or online televisit. You can see your doctor from the comfort of you own home, car or even while at the park.You can use your laptop, ipad or phone.

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What are the benefits of flu vaccination? | CDC

The CDC recommends that everyone above the age of 6 months old receives the flu shot! Please read the attached article to learn more about the benefits of flu vaccination.

Call to schedule your flu shot today (703)-933-0555

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/vaccine-benefits.htm

cdc.gov Everything you need to know about the flu illness, including symptoms, treatment and prevention.

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Seasonal Allergies in Children

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healthychildren.org Childhood allergies can strike in any season and at any time. Here are some things parents should know about decreasing allergies — especially for children with asthma.

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DC welcomes Spring

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Teething Necklaces and Beads: A Caution for Parents

Not all teething toys are safe for children! Please read the attached article about possible dangers of teething jewelry and alternative ways to ease teething pain for your little ones!
https://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/baby/teething-tooth-care/Pages/Amber-Teething-Necklaces.aspx

healthychildren.org ​The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) does not recommend that infants wear any jewelry. Suffocation is the leading cause of death for children under a year old and among the top five causes of death for children between the ages of 1 and 4.

[01/22/19]   Our phone lines are currently not in service. We are working with the phone company to restore service as soon as possible. We thank you all for your patience at this time. Please email our office ([email protected]) with any urgent questions or concerns!

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Children and Colds

With winter around the corner, we are seeing many children with cold symptoms! In the first 2 years of life, children can have between 8-10 colds per year. The good news is, most colds go away by themselves! The attached article gives some insight into symptoms of a cold and when you should give us a call. Please don't hesitate to contact our office with any questions!
https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/ear-nose-throat/Pages/Children-and-Colds.aspx

healthychildren.org In the first two years of life alone, most children have eight to ten colds. Most colds go away by themselves and do not lead to anything worse.

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Another year, another flu season!
We are recommending and offering the flu vaccine to all of our patients. If your child is 6 months or older, you may call the office to make an appointment at your earliest convenience.

We are excited to share with you that Van Dorn Pediatrics is now offering Telemedicine as a new service! Telemedicine allows healthcare providers to conduct specific health visits via video consult as an alternative to in person visits. It can benefit patients and their families by taking less time away from travel and work with the convenience of talking to one of our providers from the comfort of your own home. Please feel free to contact our office for any questions or more details about this service!

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Seasonal Allergies (Hay Fever)

Seasonal allergies are very common in children of all ages. With the recent warmer weather, we are also seeing an increase in pollen levels! The best way to avoid seasonal allergies is reducing or eliminating exposures to allergens that bother children. More information on signs and symptoms can be read in the attached article! If there are ever any questions about over the counter allergy medications, please contact our office.
https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/seasonal-allergies.html

kidshealth.org At various times of the year, pollen and mold spores trigger the cold-like symptoms associated with seasonal allergies. Most kids find relief through reduced exposure to allergens or with medicines.

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Flu season is almost over but we are still recommending the flu vaccine if your child has not already received one this season. Is it safe to give the flu vaccine now and again in August of this year? The answer to this is in the attached article!
https://www.healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Is-it-safe-to-get-the-flu-vaccine-in-March-April-next-seasons-flu-vaccine-August.aspx

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Family Friendly Flying

Spring break is approaching and we know many families will be traveling! There are many tips for family friendly flying to help ease any challenges there may be when flying with your child. Please see the attached link for more guidance.
https://www.healthychildren.org/English/safety-prevention/on-the-go/Pages/Family-Friendly-Flying.aspx

healthychildren.org A large number of parents find themselves faced with the challenges of airplane travel with a baby. With a little knowledge and a positive attitude, you can be ready for this type of travel.

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Children, the Flu, and the Flu Vaccine | Seasonal Influenza (Flu) | CDC

We are in the peak of flu season! Attached is an article discussing why it is important to receive the flu vaccine. Please call the office to schedule your appointment for the vaccine today!
https://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/children.htm

cdc.gov Children, the Flu, and the Flu Vaccine - CDC

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The Flu

Flu season has arrived! Please be sure to schedule an office visit for the flu vaccine. Take a minute to read the attached article regarding signs and symptoms of the flu and the benefits of the flu vaccine:
https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/chest-lungs/Pages/The-Flu.aspx

healthychildren.org The flu virus spreads easily through the air with coughing and sneezing, and through touching things like doorknobs or toys and then touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.

[10/02/17]   UPDATED INFORMATION: Starting on 10/2/2017 we have new temporary office hours. We will be open M, Tu, Wed 8AM-6PM and Thursday, Friday 8AM-5PM. The office will be closed from 1230-130PM Monday through Friday.

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[08/14/17]   Please join us for an open house tonight from 5PM-7PM. Refreshments and snacks will be provided!

Please come join us for an open house on Monday August 14th, 2017 from 5PM-7PM. Come meet our providers and take a tour of the office! Refreshments and snacks will be provided!

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Choosing an Insect Repellent for Your Child

The warmer months are inviting all the mosquitoes to come out and bite! One way to protect your children from biting insects is to apply insect repellent before going outside. Remember, any insect repellent used should contain less than 30% DEET, more than that does not make a difference. Please refer to the attached article for tips on which repellent is right for your child.
https://www.healthychildren.org/English/safety-prevention/at-play/Pages/Insect-Repellents.aspx

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Sun Safety: Information for Parents About Sunburn & Sunscreen

The weather is starting to get much warmer and the sun much stronger! Please take a few minutes to read this article on sun safety for your children.

healthychildren.org Sunscreen can help protect the skin from sunburn and some skin cancers but only if used correctly. Keep in mind that sunscreen should be used for sun protection, not as a reason to stay in the sun longer.

Allergies

Allergy season is in full swing! What can you do to help your child? Great tips in this article!

healthychildren.org Allergies and asthma, which typically start in childhood, are by far the most common chronic diseases among children in the United States.

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Happy Halloween!

Here's a great article to help have a safe Halloween with your young ones.

A few great tips
- Go out before dark
- Be on the look out for tripping hazards
- Limit the sugar! Make an agreement on how much sugar is allowed per day and maybe give your child the chance to exchange the candy for a toy or other healthy option.

https://www.healthychildren.org/English/safety-prevention/on-the-go/Pages/Easing-Infants-Toddlers-into-Halloween-Fun.aspx

AAP Media Plan

Do you feel like your children spend too much time using technology? Whether it's surfing the internet, playing games, or watching T.V. the AAP has a great website where you can create a customized Media Plan to set rules and limitations on screen time. It's available in Spanish too!

https://www.healthychildren.org/English/media/Pages/default.aspx

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Pumpkins, Hayrides and Fall Fun in Maryland and Virgiinia

Fall weather has officially arrived in the DC metro area!

Here are a list of fun fall activities in the area that you can enjoy with your children!

http://dc.about.com/od/childrensactivities/a/pumpkinpatches_2.htm
https://www.our-kids.com/fall/pumpkin-patches-fall-festivals

dc.about.com Pumpkin Patches in Northern Virginia, Fall Festivals, Hayrides, Washington DC area, pick your own pumpkins, best family fun autumn activities

[09/21/16]   Announcing our Saturday hours for the month of October.
We will open Saturday, October 8th and 22th from 9:00am - 1:00pm

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The Benefits & Tricks to Having a Family Dinner

We hope that all our families are having a great start to the school year!

The start of a school year can be stressful and busy, but we encourage to keep family dinners a priority! Here is a great article that discusses the benefits of family dinners and tips to continue family dinners despite a busy schedule.

https://www.healthychildren.org/English/family-life/family-dynamics/Pages/Mealtime-as-Family-Time.aspx

healthychildren.org Trying to put together a healthy meal between all your kids’ extracurricular activities and the business of family evenings can be very challenging. ​These tips will help!

Our office is closed today for Labor Day, but we will resume normal business hours tomorrow!
If you have school/sports physical forms to pick up, they can be picked up tomorrow during business hours (8:00am-6:00pm)

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2500 North Van Dorn Street, Suite 102
Alexandria, VA
22302

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Monday 08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 18:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 13:00
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