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Welcome to Cambridge Pediatrics. We are glad that you are here and are honored that you have entrusted your child to our care. We are committed to providing the highest level of care for our patients. You, as a parent, are your child’s principal advocate for delivery of health care. Along with you and your insurance company, we make up a health care team working for your child.

Please log into the patient portal to request future appointments (please call the office for same day appointments), request prescription refills, ask questions of the physicians, billing staff and referral coordinators, update your demographic and insurance information, among other things.

Check out The Pediatric Mama Blog by Dr. Tuere Hughes-Kapenzi at www.mamapeds.com

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Office News

(Updated 5/31/2021 8:00 a.m.)

Our office is closed today in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday. If you have an urgent medical matter that cannot wait until the office re-opens tomorrow morning at our regular time, please contact our answering service at (301) 609-5235 to be connected to the provider that is on call. Thank you.

The Safeway King St. has a walk-in clinic from 10am-3pm every day where patients 12 years and up can get their COVID vaccine (only this Safeway because only this Safeway has Pfizer vaccine)

Yesterday the CDC s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted to recommend Pfizers COVID-19 vaccine to adolescents aged 12-15 years old under the Food and Drug Administration’s emergency use authorization (EUA). During the meeting, the CDC also discussed updating their clinical guidance for medical professionals to say that COVID-19 vaccines can now be given at the same time as other vaccines. American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending vaccination for eligible children ages 12 and up with the federally authorized COVID-19 vaccine. The AAP supports co-administration of COVID-19 vaccine with routine immunizations in order to catch children up on any missed vaccines caused by the pandemic. New HealthyChildren.org article: https://healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/COVID-19/Pages/Getting-Your-Child-Ready-for-the-COVID-19-Vaccine.aspx Clinical trials for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in adolescents showed that the vaccine was 100% effective at preventing COVID-19, and side effects were similar to what has been seen in vaccinated older teens and young adults. The most common reactions were pain at the injection site, fatigue and headache. Please see below link to the AAP new Healthy Children content for parents. Press Statement: https://services.aap.org/en/news-room/news-releases/aap/2021/american-academy-of-pediatrics-calls-for-children-and-teens-age-12-and-up-to-get-the-covid-19-vaccine/ New HealthyChildren.org article: https://healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/COVID-19/Pages/Getting-Your-Child-Ready-for-the-COVID-19-Vaccine.aspx

For patients in need of Covid Testing, testing in Charles County is available  at most urgent care centers including but not limited to RightTime Pediatrics, Patient First or MedStar Prompt Care in Waldorf Market Place. We have a new referral form that lists these sites with their locations on our practice information page under forms.

The Charles County Health Department frequently holds testing at various locations, please see their webpage for the updated information.

Please note that we have changed our check-in procedure and are now using Healow Check-In. It is important that you verify we have the correct cell number for you when you call to schedule an appointment. Our system now pushes a link for you to check in for your appointment, if it is a same day appointment you should receive the message approximately two hours prior to your appointment time. If you do not receive the check-in link, please call our office so that we can re-send the link. Once you have arrived in the parking lot please go back to your appointment check-in link and click on I have arrived to let us know that you are here. The medical assistant will then be notified to prepare your room and will call you when it is time to enter the premises. Thank you.

In the Event of an Emergency

Please call 911. For urgent medical questions or advice during office hours please call the office, and after office hours, call our answering service at 301-609-5235 and your call will be returned by the physician on call.