PLEASE NOTE: (Updated September 21, 2017).
Protect your family with the Influenza vaccine. Flu shots are now available and are recommended for everyone ages 6 months & older. In most cases, appointments for flu vaccines are available on a same-day basis. Please call our office at 301-645-1133 to schedule your appointment. The vaccine is available for parents as well on a self-pay basis, the cost is $25.00. We accept American Express, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, cash or check. Protect your family today!
The providers and staff members of Cambridge Pediatrics wish to extend our thoughts and prayers to all those affected as well as their loved ones by the massive storms and earthquakes that the world has been facing in the last several weeks and the devastating results that they have caused. Our hearts are with you.
The Maryland Department of Health, Maryland Department of Agriculture, and the health departments in Charles County and St. Marys County are investigating five cases of influenza in pigs recently exhibited at the Charles County Fair. Preliminary tests show that the pigs are infected with influenza A, but it is not yet known if this strain is potentially transmissible to humans. Additional testing and an investigation is underway by the Department of Agriculture. It is rare for influenza viruses that normally infect pigs, often called swine flu, to spread to people but it is possible. Most commonly, human infections with swine flu occur in people who have been exposed to infected pigs (e.g., children handling pigs at agricultural fairs or workers in the swine industry). Health officials recommend that people with influenza-like illness contact their healthcare provider and inform them if they have had pig contact within the past seven days. It is recommended that these individuals have their testing done at their local health department.
We have been notified by Pharma-Tech that Poly-Vita drops, Ferrous drops and Liquid Vitamin D supplement for breastfed infants have been recalled. You may call Pharma Tech customer service at 1-800-645-2158 with any questions. They are advising patients to discontinue use.
We are excited to share the news that patient portal online advance appointment booking is now available! You can now book your own routine appointments for Well visits, routine follow-up visits, Asthma and ADHD checks. Simply click on create new appointment on the appointment tab and answer the few questions in the prompt and click search. It will give you the next few available dates and times to choose from. Just make your selection and click book now!
Our office will be conducting a pilot program for our established patients on same day walk-in appointments with our providers for acute non-emergent sick calls only (i.e. sore throat, fever, cold, cough, vomiting, diarrhea and minor injuries). By acute, we mean that the symptoms must have been there for no longer than a couple of days. New patients or patients with more serious or chronic illnesses should contact the office to schedule an appointment.
The trial period will begin July 15, 2017 and run through September 30, 2017. The hours will be 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m., Monday- Friday. Walk-in appointments are being worked in and will be seen in the order in which they present to the office unless through triage it is determined that another patient requires immediate attention. Please keep in mind that there are patients that already have scheduled appointments. They will be checked in and seen following the provider’s schedule that their appointment is scheduled with.
Online patient payments are now available in the patient portal. Once you click on your statement, click on the pay bill button to enter your payment information.
It is once again that time of year when inclement weather closings are possible. When there are inclement weather conditions, please remember to check with our office, after 6 a.m. on the date of service, before heading out to your appointment. We make every effort to update the after-hours message on our main telephone line, (301) 645-1133, as well as our website and answering service by 6:00 a.m. on weekdays and 8:00 a.m. on weekends.