Reston Pediatrics

Offering quality care in a fun, safe environment for patients up to the age of 21.

Friendly, Diverse and Experienced Pediatricians that offer Quality Care you can Count on. For patients from birth through age 21.

Hours:
Mon,Tues, Wed, & Fri: 7:30am to 5:00pm
Thurs: 7:30am to 6:00pm
Sat Urgent Care (by appt only): 8:00am -11:00am - Note: Additional after hours fee may be charged for Sat visit

We are CLOSED TODAY due to inclement weather. Enjoy the snow day!
For urgent advice please call in to reach the on-call doctor: 703-450-8660.

[03/20/18]   Due to inclement weather we are closing at 4pm today. In an emergency please call the main number to reach the doctor on call.

5 Great Reasons to Cook with Your Kids

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Here are five ways to enjoy cooking with your children while raising an adventurous eater along the way.

healthychildren.org ​One of the best ways to familiarize your child with good food choices is to encourage her to cook with you. Let her get involved in the entire process, from planning the menus to shopping for ingredients to the actual food preparation and its serving.

NTD Life

The struggle is real.

This adorable little girl really wants waffles. Really, really wants waffles. ❤️😂

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Reston Pediatric Associates Ltd | Pediatrics at 44160 Scholar Plaza - Leesburg VA

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Great docs and front desk staff. Used Dr. Mann for 17 yrs, Dr. Foreman for a few other things. Professional and nice.

birdeye.com 110 reviews of Reston Pediatric Associates Ltd from Leesburg, VA Everyone at the office is extremely helpful. Scheduling with the front is easy and efficient, the nurses are compassionate and the doctors are very knowledgeable. I would recommend this office to anyo

Binge-Eating Disorder (Compulsive Overeating)

Concerned about your child and possible overeating or binge eating? A diagnosis of possible binge-eating disorder is based on these seven criteria:
-Recurrent food-bingeing at least twice a week for six months or more.
-During binges, the teen feels unable to control her overeating.
-Eats despite not feeling hungry.
-Often eats until uncomfortably full.
-Tends to eat alone out of embarrassment over the amount of food in front of her.
-After bingeing, the teen feels guilty, depressed or upset with himself.
The teen is distressed by her behavior, but unable to stop it.

If you have concerns please make an appointment with your pediatrician.

healthychildren.org Binge eaters polish off enormous quantities of food in a short amount of time, then regret having done so but make no effort to rid themselves of the calories consumed. Roughly one in three obese adolescent girls who seek treatment for their weight are compulsive overeaters.

Healthy Children

Introduce variety to your baby's diet.

When your baby starts eating solid foods, be sure to introduce a variety of foods early - to avoid picky eating later on. American Academy of Pediatrics Pediatrician David Hill, MD, FAAP explains:

Reston Pediatric Associates Ltd | Pediatrics at 44160 Scholar Plaza - Leesburg VA

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Review via Google

Everyone at the office is extremely helpful. Scheduling with the front is easy and efficient, the nurses are compassionate and the doctors are very knowledgeable. I would recommend this office to anyone with children!

birdeye.com 110 reviews of Reston Pediatric Associates Ltd from Leesburg, VA Everyone at the office is extremely helpful. Scheduling with the front is easy and efficient, the nurses are compassionate and the doctors are very knowledgeable. I would recommend this office to anyo

Healthy Mealtime Habits for Preschoolers - Tips for Parents:

1. Offer a range of healthy foods. When children eat a variety of foods, they get a balance of the vitamins they need to grow. Healthy options include fresh vegetables and fruits, low-fat dairy products (milk, yogurt, cheeses) or dairy substitutes, lean proteins (beans, chicken, turkey, fish, lean hamburger, tofu, eggs), and whole-grain cereals and bread.

2. Don't expect children to "clean their plates." Serve appropriate portion sizes, but do not expect your child to always eat everything served. Even better, let your children choose their own portion sizes. It is okay if children do not eat everything on their plates. At this age, they should learn to know when they are full. Some four-year-olds may still be picky eaters. Parents can encourage their children to try new foods, but they should not pressure eating.

3. Offer regular meal times and sit together. Serve foods at regular meal and snack times. Try to be careful to not offer foods between these eating times. Children who are eating or "grazing" throughout the day may not be hungry at mealtimes, when healthier foods tend to be available. When it is meal or snack time, turn off the TV, and eat together at the table. This helps create a calm environment for eating.

4. Limit processed food and sugary drinks. Another parent role is to limit how much processed food is in the house and to limit fast food. Most important is to limit sugary drinks. Sugary drinks include soda, juice drinks, lemonade, sweet tea, and sports drinks. Sugary drinks can lead to cavities and unhealthy weight gain.

5. The best drinks are water and milk. The best drinks for children are water and milk (including non-dairy milk). Milk provides calcium and vitamin D to build strong bones. Ice cream is okay once in a while, but it should not be offered every day. Whole fruit is preferable to fruit juice—even if it is 100% juice—as juice is a concentrated source of sugar and low in fiber. If you offer juice, make it 100% fruit juice and limit it to 4 oz. or less per day. It is best to serve juice with a meal, as juice is more likely to cause cavities when served between meals.

6. Small portions for small children. It is important to pay attention to portion sizes. Four- and five-year-olds need smaller servings than adults. Encourage your children to choose their own serving size, but use smaller plates, bowls, and cups. See Energy In: Recommended Food & Drink Amounts for Children.

7. Turn off the TV—especially at mealtimes. Television advertising can be a big challenge to your child's good nutrition. Four- and five-year-olds are easily influenced by ads for unhealthy foods like sugary cereals, fast food, and sweets. The best way to avoid this is put in place a "media curfew" at mealtime and bedtime, putting all devices away or plugging them into a charging station for the night.

8. Teach table manners. At this age, your child should be ready to learn basic table manners. By age four, he or she will no longer grip the fork or spoon in his or her fist and be able to hold them like an adult. With your help, he or she can begin learning the proper use of a table knife. You can also teach other table manners, such as not talking with a full mouth, using a napkin, and not reaching across another person's plate. While it's necessary to explain these rules, it's much more important to model them. Your child will watch to see how the rest of the family is behaving and follow their lead. It's easier to develop table manners if you have a family custom of eating together. Make at least one meal a day a special and pleasant family time. Have your child set the table or help in some other way in preparing the meal.

Health

Pretty sure we all feel like this today.

I'm nothing without my beauty sleep 😭

Planning to get your kids in for their well check appointments over spring break? TIP: Call ahead to avoid disappointment. We're already filling up for that week. 703-450-8660 option 2

Have a happy Friday and an awesome weekend (in spite of losing an hour's sleep)!

E-cigarette Ads and Youth

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E-cigarette advertising is skyrocketing, as is increased use of e-cigarettes by youth. Nicotine in e-cigarettes is highly addictive and may harm the developing brain. Learn more

cdc.gov E-cigarette advertising is skyrocketing, as is increased use of e-cigarettes by youth. Nicotine in e-cigarettes is highly addictive and may harm the developing brain.

Reston Pediatric Associates Ltd | Pediatrics at 44160 Scholar Plaza - Leesburg VA

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Excellent review via Google

Great Doctors Dr Forman and Dr Mann! Staff are friendly and helpful

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Finding A Balance

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VIDEO: There’s a lot of talk about the different components of food. Carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, all contain calories. If your diet focus is on any one of these alone, you’re missing the bigger picture.

More than one third of U.S. adults are obese. Weight gain occurs when you consume more calories that your body uses. Reaching and maintaining a healthy weigh...

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Excellent review by Anonymous , via Healthgrades

Very good bedside manner, always takes time to answer questions and always very comforting to first time parents. Never makes us feel rushed. Very knowledgeable.

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Breakfast for Learning

​Nearly half of all American families regularly skip breakfast. Is your family one of them? When it comes to getting your children to school, a healthy breakfast is just as important as gym shoes and sharp pencils.

How Breakfast Betters Your Child
Breakfast has been associated with everything from:

Better memory
Better test scores
Better attention span to decreased irritability
Healthier body weights
Improved overall nutrition

https://www.healthychildren.org/English/healthy-living/nutrition/Pages/Breakfast-for-Learning.aspx

[03/03/18]   We still have no power today and the office will be CLOSED. There will no urgent care available, but you can call in for the on-call doctor if you need advice 703-450-8660.
Stay safe and warm.

[03/02/18]   Update: We are CLOSING at 2pm today. For urgent advice please call 703-450-8660 after 2pm to reach the on-call doctor. All other non-urgent calls will be returned on Monday.

[03/02/18]   We are OPEN! Our phone lines are down, but you can still call in if you need to:
Call 703-450-8660
Leave a message (option 2 for reception, 3 for the nurse line)
We will retrieve the messages using our cell phones and call you back. Please state your phone number clearly. Please be sure to answer calls from a private number.
Stay tuned for updates during the day. We might need to close early.

10 Things Parents Can Do to Prevent Suicide

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Say Something…
The sad truth is that suicide is currently the second leading cause of death for adolescents 15 to 19 years old.
Here are 10 things parents can do to prevent it

healthychildren.org Here are ten things parents can do to help prevent suicide and let their children know they are there to help.

Brushing Up on Oral Health: Never Too Early to Start

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Check & Clean Your Baby's Teeth
40% of children have tooth decay by the time they reach kindergarten!
Learn how and why here.

healthychildren.org Tooth decay (also called early childhood caries, or ECC) is the most common chronic children’s disease in the country.

[02/19/18]   Important update: We are now IN NETWORK for Cigna Surefit and Cigna Connect Network plans, so if you are on these plans, your visits to our practice are once again covered by your insurance.

Note: We accept all insurance plans except:
Medicare/Medicaid
Kaiser Permanente
Anthem Health Keepers Plus (which is Medicare)

Happy Presidents Day!

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How about a fun sciency show for the kids on March 4 - at McLean’s Old Firehouse?

Save-the-date! This unique German scientist, complete with orange goggles, an orange lab coat, and motorcycle, will mix his explosive comedic style with experiments that are explosively fun!

Talking to Children About Tragedies & Other News Events

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Coverage of the Tragedy in Florida
How to to talk to your children about tragic events.
Violence can have lasting effects on children.

healthychildren.org ​The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) encourages parents, teachers, child care providers, and others who work closely with children to filter information about the crisis and present it in a way that their child can accommodate, adjust to, and cope with.

Fat Tuesday Fun at RPA with purple and gold and a gazillion Mardi Gras beads. And moon pies, of course! #mardigras #rpafun #thethingswedo

Challenges Faced by Parents of Children with Congenital Heart Disease

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When Your Child has a Heart Defect
Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) affects 8 out of every 1,000 newborns.
Learn more here about the challenges these parents face.

healthychildren.org ​From the moment parents hear the words, "Your child has a heart defect," they are thrust into a world they were not expecting. ​

Pregnancy and Oral Health: Truth or Fiction?

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Pregnancy and Oral Health: Truth or Fiction?
Many beliefs related to pregnancy and oral health have passed from generation to generation.

Q. Do women really lose a tooth with each pregnancy?
A common belief is that women lose a tooth with each pregnancy. But with good oral hygiene and professional oral health care, pregnant women’s teeth can stay healthy.

Q. Does an unborn baby really steal his or her mom’s calcium?
Another common belief is that the unborn baby takes calcium from a woman’s teeth, which causes tooth decay. This is not true. During pregnancy, women may be at greater risk for developing tooth decay because they eat more frequently to prevent nausea. Tooth decay is 100% preventable. But, if left untreated, tooth decay can cause toothaches and can lead to tooth loss.

Q. Are pregnant women really at a higher risk for gingivitis?
When women are pregnant, their bodies go through complicated changes. Many notice that their gums are sore, puffy, and prone to bleeding. These are symptoms of gingivitis, an infection of the gum tissue. Anyone can develop gingivitis. But pregnant women are at higher risk for gingivitis because of hormonal changes. If gingivitis is not treated, it may lead to a more serious gum disease that can, in turn, lead to tooth loss.

Q. How can pregnant women prevent tooth decay and gingivitis?
The best way for pregnant women to prevent tooth decay and gingivitis is to keep their teeth and gums clean. Brushing with fluoridated toothpaste twice a day, flossing once a day, and getting a professional dental cleaning is the best way to keep pregnant women’s teeth and gums healthy. Avoiding foods that are high in sugar also helps.

If tooth decay is present, treatment in a dental office is the only way it can be stopped. If tooth decay and gingivitis are prevented or treated, there is no reason for pregnant women to lose teeth.

healthychildren.org ​​Many beliefs related to pregnancy and oral health have passed from generation to generation. Find out what is true here.

Gosh guys, thanks for another great review! (reviewed on Yelp)

"I have used all doctors at Reston Pediatrics. I think these doctors care about the well being of their patients vs other doctors who are in the business to make money and only money. They don't nickel and dime you and they spend time with you to explain the issues and address any questions."

14 Ways to Show Love for Your Child This Valentine's Day

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Valentine's Day Tips
Roses are red. Violets are blue.
To show love for your child, here's 14 things you can do...

healthychildren.org The following are some ways you can show your child how much you love them on Valentine's Day or any day.

How Flu Spreads | Seasonal Influenza (Flu) | CDC

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How Flu Spreads
People with flu can spread it to others up to about 6 feet away. Most experts think that flu viruses are spread mainly by droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. Less often, a person might also get flu by touching a surface or object that has flu virus on it and then touching their own mouth or nose.
To avoid this, people should stay away from sick people and stay home if sick. It also is important to wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub. Linens, eating utensils, and dishes belonging to those who are sick should not be shared without washing thoroughly first. Eating utensils can be washed either in a dishwasher or by hand with water and soap and do not need to be cleaned separately. Further, frequently touched surfaces should be cleaned and disinfected at home, work and school, especially if someone is ill.

The Flu Is Contagious
Most healthy adults may be able to infect other people beginning 1 day before symptoms develop and up to 5 to 7 days after becoming sick. Children may pass the virus for longer than 7 days. Symptoms start 1 to 4 days after the virus enters the body. That means that you may be able to pass on the flu to someone else before you know you are sick, as well as while you are sick. Some people can be infected with the flu virus but have no symptoms. During this time, those persons may still spread the virus to others.

cdc.gov Flu viruses are spread mainly by droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk - CDC

Game Day Food Safety Tips

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Tips to stay healthy at your Super Bowl gathering.

cdc.gov Tackling a buffet? Practice these game rules and keep the runs on the field.

Its a new week, so why not a Navy Monday?

Talk to Your Teen About Drugs—And Keep Talking
“Are you listening to me?” Sometimes it seems as if half of what parents say to teenagers skips off their consciousness like rocks skimmed across the surface of a lake. When discussing the subject of drugs, however, you’re liable to have an unusually attentive audience. The Partnership for a Drug-Free America’s annual “Partnership Attitude Tracking Study,” the largest survey on drug-related attitudes in the United States, sampled the opinions of approximately nine thousand youngsters aged nine to eighteen. Three-quarters of the fourth-graders said that they wanted more information about drugs from their parents.

https://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/teen/substance-abuse/Pages/Talk-to-Your-Teen-About-Drugs-And-Keep-Talking.aspx

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