The Best Pediatricians in the DC Area


Ready to find the best pediatrician for your family? I remember the many choices preparing for the birth of my first child – searching for things like the best strollers and baby carriers, bottles and feeding techniques. Between recommendations from friends and internet searches (thank you Lucie’s List!), I felt like these decisions were pretty easy to navigate.

One big choice that was harder, though, was finding the right pediatrician. I couldn’t just choose the one my friend recommended – I needed one who took my family’s health insurance, I needed one who was convenient, and I needed one who I trust and whose style matched my family’s.

To be honest, I did not pick well! I prioritized convenience over experience and found myself regularly frustrated with my interactions at the office.

Luckily, this was like so many other decisions we make as parents – nothing is final, everything is salvageable. I did some more research and found an incredible pediatrician my children and I both love, and we haven’t looked back. I hope this resource helps you find your best-fit pediatrician, too!

Potomac Pediatrics

15204 Omega Drive
Suite 100
Rockville, MD 20850


We are honored to participate in the care of your children! Watching your children grow is a wonderful and exciting experience. The changes happen so quickly, and it is a marvel that this tiny miracle you created gradually becomes a little person with a personality that is unique and special.

The doctors and staff at Potomac Pediatrics have been watching with pride for the past 23 years as the children in our community grow. Our team is committed to delivering comprehensive medical care with robust ancillary services that include classes, parenting resources, lactation specialist, telehealth appointments, same day sick visit care and mental health services for your child.

As your medical home, we know how to address your family’s health and lifestyle needs.

How to Choose Your Pediatrician

There’s no one-size-fits-all model of the ideal pediatrician. Every family has their own priorities and non-negotiables and finding doctors or practices that fit yours preferences can help narrow your search.

Here are some questions our readers suggest you ask:


This is usually #1! Does the doctor take your insurance? Does the doctor take insurance at all? If they don’t, will they submit your bills for you or is that responsibility on you?

Office Location

Is the practice standalone or part of a larger medical complex? Some families prefer the boutique feel of a standalone office, while others like being at a larger facility that houses other practices and specialities that can handle other medical issues that may arise. Does the doctor do house calls (there are some concierge practices in the area!)?

Office Layout

What is the waiting area like? Is there a separate space for newborns and older kids? What about sick visits versus well child visits?


Will your child see the same doctor each visit or with the pediatrician vary? Will your pediatrician be available for sick visits or is a different team responsible for those? Can you make appointments with nurse practitioners? The DC area is home to several medical schools. Will a student or resident ever see your baby?


Does the practice offer weekend appointments or appointments early in the morning or after work hours? What is the procedure if you need medical assistance after office hours?


Do you prefer a more traditional or more holistic practice? Does the practice align with your family’s wishes about your children’s health?

The Best Pediatricians in DC, Maryland, and Virginia

Advanced Pediatrics | Vienna

ALL Pediatrics (formerly Alexandria Lake Ridge Pediatric Centers) | Alexandria, Lorton, and Woodbridge

American Kids Care | Alexandria & Springfield

Burke Pediatrics | Burke, VA

Capital Area Pediatrics | Ashburn, Falls Church, Herndon, Sleepy Hollow, Vienna

Children’s Medical Associates | Alexandria & Fairfax

Einstein Pediatrics | Vienna

Fairfax Pediatric Associates | Brambleton, Centreville, and Fairfax

Family Medical Associates of Alexandria | Alexandria

Farrell Pediatrics | Reston

Franconia Family Medical | Alexandria

Franconia Pediatrics | Alexandria

Healthy Kids Pediatric Center | Ashburn

Huntsman Medical Center | Springfield

JC Stanford, MD PLLC | Annandale

Loudoun Pediatric Associates | Leesburg, Purcelville, and Stone Springs

Northern Virginia Family Practice | Alexandria

Northern Virginia Pediatric Associates | Falls Church

NOVA Pediatrics | Springfield & Woodbridge

Pediatric Associates of Alexandria, Inc. | Arlington & Alexandria

Pediatric Specialists of Virginia | Fairfax

PediatriCare of Northern Virginia | Haymarket & Manassas

Pediatrics of Arlington | Arlington

Prince William Pediatrics and Adolescent Center | Woodbridge

Reston Town Center Pediatrics | Reston

South Riding Pediatrics | Chantilly

The Kidz Docs | Alexandria

Van Dorn Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine | Alexandria

Virginia Pediatric & Adolescent Center, PC | Fairfax & Springfield

Virginia Pediatric Group, Ltd. | Aldie, Fairfax, Great Falls, and Herndon

Woodbridge Pediatrics | Woodbridge

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