Whole Child Pediatrics is a full service community based pediatric practice located in Ashburn, Virginia.
Whole Child Pediatrics is a full service pediatric office located in Ashburn, Virginia. We specialize in professional and personalized care and we are dedicated to treating the whole child. Our doctors are experienced and caring Board Certified pediatricians and Fellows of the American Academy of Pediatrics and we are celebrating our sixteenth year serving Northern Virginia families.
Most kids love juice, but too much juice can lead to poor nutrition, obesity, and tooth decay in children. Learn about American Academy of Pediatrics’ juice recommendations today: https://www.healthychildren.org/English/healthy-living/nutrition/Pages/Fruit-Juice-and-Your-Childs-Diet.aspx
The flu can be a serious illness for kids, causing up to 10 days of fever. In this PSA from American Academy of Pediatrics, pediatrician Ilan Shapiro urges parents get the flu shot for their kids, every year. #FightFlu #VaccinesWork
More than a third of all unintentional shootings of children take place in the homes of their friends, neighbors, or relatives. Ask about guns and safe storage at the other homes your child visits. #ASKingSavesKids
[09/09/18] HELP WANTED: Whole Child is looking to hire a file clerk to work in our pediatric office. Must have great organizational skills, accuracy and a positive work ethic. Prior experience in an office setting and with filing systems is strongly preferred. Perfect position for a high school or college student who is interested in getting experience in the health care field. This is a part time position with flexible hours. Send resume to email@example.com.
Know the symptoms of strep throat! If you have a sore throat, wash your hands often and cover your mouth when coughing and sneezing. Avoid sharing eating utensils, like forks or cups with others. See your doctor if you have any symptoms of strep throat. http://bit.ly/2vLGQ9H
[09/04/18] We have flu shots available for our established patients! Walk in any day during our regular hours. Or call now at 703-723-8900 to schedule an appointment at our first flu shot clinic, Saturday, September 15 from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Congratulations to our Nurse Nina, who completed her first year of medical school and just spent her first summer in Uganda with her Global Health project. Read her reflection.
uvmmedicineglobalhealth.wordpress.com Written by Christina Dawson ’21The sun is particularly harsh today. The intermittent gush of wind usually provides temporary relief despite the swell of red clay that stains my white coat, bu…
aappublications.org The vaccine was introduced in 2006 to prevent infections that can cause several types of cancer including cervical. The Academy recommends routine vaccination for males and females at ages 11-12, although the vaccine is licensed for use in those ages 9-26.
today.com After the tragic drowning death of their infant daughter earlier this year, Olympic skier Bode Miller and wife Morgan found friendship in the midst of their grief with Nicole Hughes, a Tennessee mother whose 3-year-old son also died the same day in a devastating drowning accident. “It’s truly se...
[07/04/18] ***Whole Child will be closed on Wednesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. We will reopen at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 5 for our regular hours.
Every 8 minutes in the US, an adult makes an error when giving a child medicine - and more than 60,000 kids end up in the emergency room because they accidentally got into some medicine when an adult wasn’t looking. Learn more helpful – and possibly lifesaving – tips that you can use to keep your children safe when giving or storing medicine.
Our Father's Day sweepstakes event is on! You could win an awesome Strider® 12 Sport Balance Bike for your child! Enter once every day through Father's Day for the maximum chances to win! Visit www.healthychildren.org/sweeps today!
Milestones matter! Track your child’s milestones from age 2 months to 5 years with CDC’s FREE Milestone Tracker app. Interactive checklists with photos & videos make tracking milestones easy and fun. Download the app now & share your child’s summary with your pediatrician, get tips for encouraging your child’s development & find out what to do if you ever become concerned about how your child is developing.
Good information on developmental milestones.
Physical developmental delays are when children aren’t doing activities (like rolling over, sitting without support, or walking) that other children their age are doing. Use our interactive tool to help you learn more about physical developmental delays for children ages 5 and under. The information is meant to help you start a conversation with your child’s pediatrician. http://ow.ly/luYV30kky69
Posting this again because - well - it's adorable
This girl is absolutely distraught about eating meat! 😂😆😩
Small, shiny and appealing to children, button batteries can result in a major injury and even death if swallowed. Learn more on what to do if you think your child has ingested a button battery, and take precautions to prevent injuries: ow.ly/WOfZ306Brfh
[06/06/18] WALKIN ARE WELCOME FROM 3PM - 6PM TODAY!!
PLEASE NOTE - There is a nationwide Comcast outage so our phones are down. Please message us here if you need to speak to our office. We hope to have this resolved soon. If you need to contact us please send us msg on FB with your phone number and we will call you back using NO CALL ID.
Measles Alert: A case of measles has been confirmed in a person who was in Dulles Airport on May 15. If you were at Dulles on that date, please read this article very carefully. If you or anyone in your family is experiencing any symptoms, call our office or your local health department at once. Symptoms to look for may be found here: https://www.cdc.gov/measles/parent-infographic.html
Washington Post article here:
cdc.gov Measles can be dangerous, especially for babies and young children. Measles symptoms typically include high fever (may spike to more than 104 degrees F), cough, runny nose, red watery eyes; rash break
[05/25/18] MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND OFFICE SCHEDULE: Whole Child will be OPEN for our regular Saturday morning hours on Saturday, May 26. We will be CLOSED on Monday, May 28, for Memorial Day. We will be open for our regular hours starting at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 29.
Sweetest little girl that will make you cry and laugh at the same time.
This girl is absolutely distraught about eating meat! 😂😆😩
Whole Child Pediatrics is full service, patient oriented pediatric practice located in Ashburn. We are accepting new patients, take most insurance plans and schedule both well visits and same day sick appointments. We also have daily early morning walk in hours. Check us out at www.wholechildva.com and call now to join our practice!
A few reminders regarding our office policies:
***Summer Physicals: It's time to schedule those summer physicals. We have appointments available, but they are starting to fill up, so call today to schedule an appointment.
***Travel Consults: We are now doing travel consults, including typhoid shots where appropriate. These appointments need to be separate from other appointments. Call to schedule one today.
***Walk-In hours: Our early morning walk-in hours are for established patients with acute or short term problems. Patients with ongoing health issues may be asked to schedule a visit during our regular office hours to allow for more time to provide appropriate care.
April is #AlcoholAwarenessMonth. Alcohol is the most socially accepted drug in our society, and also one of the most abused and destructive. Talking openly with your children about alcohol use can go a long way to helping them make healthy choices.
You know your child best. If you have concerns about how your child plays, learns, speaks, acts, or moves, trust your instincts. Work with your pediatrician to find the best way to help your child. If you're uneasy about the doctor's advice, seek a second opinion. #AutismAwareness
[04/05/18] Hard to believe but summer is not too far off and our schedule is starting to fill up. Call now to schedule your child's physical, Also, if you need an ADHD or other consult, please call to schedule these as soon as possible.
Dr. Tanya Altmann
Parenting Tip from #BabyAndToddlerBasics - should I pump breast milk and offer it to my baby in a bottle? When do I start?
If you plan to return to work, or if you ever want to go out to dinner without your baby in tow, then YES!
Pumping and storing breast milk to be served in a bottle at a later time can also give others the opportunity to feed and bond with your baby.
After establishing a good breastfeeding routine and feel comfortable enough to add something else to your to-do list, you can begin to pump, store your breast milk, and introduce the bottle. Usually recommended around your newborn reaching 2-3 weeks of age.
Do you have the American Association of Poison Control Centers help line 1-800-222-1222 posted next to every phone in your home and saved in your cell phone? If a child is poisoned, every minute matters. Learn more about how to #preventpoison with these tips:
[03/21/18] Due to poor road conditions, Whole Child will close today at 4 p.m. We will reopen at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 22, with no-walk ins. Drive safely!
Too Small to Fail
Play time is fundamental to your child's early development. Check out our tip sheet for everyday play activities to support your little one’s cognitive, social, and emotional skills. http://bit.ly/2FW6JrK
[03/20/18] On Wednesday, March 21, Whole Child will have a delayed opening. We will open at 9:30 a.m. with no walk ins. Please drive safely!
Teaching Tuesday. Poison prevention and treatment tips.
Unfortunately, there's no cure for the common cold. But there are things you can do to make your child more comfortable, like extra rest & fluids. Here are some more useful tips that can help. What works for your kids?
Family Friday - good information on nutrition for your growing baby.
When starting your baby on solid foods, it doesn’t really matter which type of food you try first. Cereals, meat, fruits and veggies are all great choices! More tips here from American Academy of Pediatrics Pediatrician David Hill, MD, FAAP.
Family Friday - helpful information for you and your family.
It's #NationalNutritionMonth. We are what we eat - especially our true for children!
It's #NationalNutritionMonth! We all know that eating fruits and vegetables is important. But how do you get kids to eat more of these foods? Here are tips for parents that can help the whole family eat healthy!
More good information on childhood nutrition.
Wildcard Wednesday - Good information on beverages and childhood nutrition.
For children, what they drink can be almost as important as what they eat! Pediatrician Dr. Shelly Flais offers simple recommendations for healthy beverages. For more information about child nutrition, visit HealthyChildren.org. #NationalNutritionMonth
Teaching Tuesday: Here is a hand dandy tool from the CDC on childhood milestones and vaccination schedules. https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/downloads/milestones-tracker.pdf
|Monday||07:30 - 20:00|
|Tuesday||07:30 - 17:00|
|Wednesday||07:30 - 20:00|
|Thursday||07:30 - 20:00|
|Friday||07:30 - 17:00|
|Saturday||08:30 - 11:30|
Primary Care Physician's office for the entire family
Pediatric Care located in Ashburn, VA & Stone Ridge, VA