Well Child Care

Well child care is an important way to keep track of your child’s physical, emotional, and developmental wellness.

It is a time to review milestones, perform screenings, develop a rapport, and provide immunizations. Well care serves an anchor but, don’t forget that you can make an appointment with your pediatrician at any point to discuss chronic or acute concerns in greater detail. There may be times when an additional visit is required in order to go into more detail .

Sick Care

Symptom Checker This information is intended to provide a trusted site for review but, not intended for diagnosis or treatment of any illness. Please schedule an appt for evaluation of any concerning symptoms Fever

  • Call for children under 2 months
Colds/URI Rashes Strep Throat (Pharyngitis) Vomiting Diarrhea

Developmental Screening

Milestones Matter Ages and Stages - Newborn to Young Adult

Ear Piercing

We will pierce the ears of infants 2 months to 12 months old. Children over 9 years tolerate the procedure best. We will not restrain children for this procedure, hence, we advise those that have missed the infant timeframe to wait until after 9 yrs old.

  • Procedure is not charged to insurance. Out of pocket cost of $65
  • The 24k plated earrings are in a sterile, preloaded piercing device.
  • Please do not remove earrings for at least 6-8 weeks.
  • Cleanse front and back of earring twice daily with an antiseptic. We recommend a 50:50 ratio of hydrogen peroxide and water.

New Patients

PRE NATAL Once a month we hold a group prenatal discussion hosted by a rotating SSP physician. New parents are invited to hear more about our office, tour our office (now virtually due to COVID), and ask questions. We briefly discuss our team, philosophy, accessibility, feeding, vaccines, and safety, just to name a few topics. Please call 301-625-2800 to inquire about the date of our next prenatal conference. NEWBORN & ADOPTION RECOMMENDATIONS Give us a call prior to hospital discharge to arrange for your baby’s first well visit, which is typically within 48 hours of bringing them home.

TRANSFER We are excited to welcome your family to the SSP family! Please check out our philosophies page. Complete transfer paperwork. New Patient Form New Patient Form

Adolescent Care

The Adolescent years are a miraculous and intriguing time for parents and child. We partner with you in helping your child transition from a young child to a young adult. With this in mind, we start to help your child establish their role as their own health advocate and provide them time to confidentially discuss health concerns and encourage questions. Please come prepared to provide your child this time 1 to 1 with their trusted pediatric provider Stages of Adolescence Teens and Mental Health Teen Screentime Guidance Gender Diverse Youth Substance Abuse Helpline


Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen Dosages

Acetaminophen (Tylenol)

Acetaminophen reduces fever and relieves pain. Typical uses include fevers, immunizations, teething, earaches, bruises, headaches, etc. Please notify us for fever in babies under 2 months of age. Acetaminophen is available in the following forms:

  • Infant/Children’s liquid: 160 mg/5 ml
  • Children’s chews or meltaways: 80 mg each
  • Junior-strength chews or meltaways: 160 mg each
  • Adult regular-strength tablets: 325 mg each
  • Rectal Suppository:120mg
Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Dosing Chart
  • May give acetaminophen dose every 4 – 6 hours:

Ibuprofen (Motrin/Advil)

Ibuprofen reduces fever, relieves pain, and fights inflammation. Typical uses include fevers, immunizations, teething, earaches, headache, sunburns, sore muscles, etc. Do not use ibuprofen in babies under 6 months of age. Ibuprofen is available in the following forms:

  • Infant drops (50mg/1.25ml) Note: 1.25 ml = 1 dropper
  • Children’s liquid (100mg/5ml) Note: 5 ml = 1 tsp
  • Chewable tablets (50mg)
  • Junior strength tablets (100mg)
Ibuprofen (Motrin / Advil) Dosing Chart
  • May give ibuprofen dose every 6 – 8 hours: