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01/14/2015
By: E K.
Leon D Weaver MD
We haven't been to any other pediatricians, but frankly, I wouldn't want to take my 15 month old else where. Antietam Pediatrics is wonderful. I've never experienced a long wait or any less than considerate staff. Everyone from the front desk to the doctors have been caring, kind, and professional. They offer Saturday sick appointments, flexible hours, and doctors on call after hours for late night questions. At the appointments, the doctors and nurses take their time to answer all of my questions, and I always feel as if they are speaking to me as an equal and not a record file or nagging mom. As a first time parent, I couldn't have asked for better care.
12/23/2014
By: Janet B.
Leon D Weaver MD
Krista Martin PA is wonderful. She takes time with my grandchild . The office staff always takes time for us and our needs.
Tips & Advices
A child should see his or her pediatrician frequently during the first few years. Once the child reaches age 3, parents should schedule a doctor's visit at least once per year. Before that, however, the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests parents arrange visits according to the following schedule:
  • 2 to 5 days old
  • 1 month old
  • 4 months old
  • 6 months old
  • 9 months old
  • 12 months old
  • 15 months old
  • 24 months old (2 years)
  • 30 months old (2.5 years)
No, parents should call 911, an emergency physician, or a pediatric emergency physician if a child suffers an acute illness or injuries. Doctors in these fields are more qualified than pediatricians to handle emergency situations.
A well-visit is a routine visit with a pediatrician to track a child's development, discuss medical or emotional concerns, and receive immunizations and medical advice.
Yes, pediatricians provide immunizations for infants and children up through 21 years.
No, pediatricians do not have to be board certified.They're only required to have a state license. However, certification indicates a dedication to studying pediatrics beyond the requirements.

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