**WALK IN SICK APPOINTMENTS in both locations M-F from 8:30am to 10am and 1pm-2:30pm. Saturday walk in sick appointments in Silver Spring 8:30am-10:30am.

**ALL DAY SATURDAY WELL VISITS in our Silver Spring office from 8:30am to 4pm with Dr. Rupar.

**BREASTFEEDING, CPR & FIRST AID CLASSES evenings and weekends –see the Services tab for more details

**LACTATION CONSULTANTS on staff in both locations. We bill your insurance first for these visits.

**HEALTH LIAISON on staff to help coordinate your child's care in the community.

**EVENING AND WEEKEND seminars and classes on topics including behavior, nutrition, sleep, potty training and more.

**SPECIALISTS using our location to give better availability to our patients:

**PSYCHOLOGY AND ART THERAPY SERVICES PROVIDED BY: ELAINE S. GOLDBERG, PhD, ATR-BC Clinical Psychologist and Board Certified Art Therapist Silver Spring Location every Friday 8am-12noon

**PSYCHIATRY SERVICES PROVIDED BY: JOSH SUSSAL PSYCHIATRIC CLINIC WWW.SUSSALPSI.COM Rockville Location –check with the staff for available times

**NUTRITIONAL COUNSELING AND SERVICES PROVIDED BY: KIINDRED NUTRITION WWW.KINDREDNUTRITION.COM Rockville Location every other Friday 9:30am-12:30pm and every Tuesday from 2:30-6:30pm


Welcome to the Family at Children First Pediatrics!

…where we have a Lactation Consultant and Behavioral & Developmental Pediatrician to better serve your needs! We have two Maryland locations with early morning, early evening and weekend well visits and walk-in sick appointments to accommodate even the busiest of schedules. We know you will find our offices friendly and helpful to bring you the highest quality patient care. We offer ear piercings, evening group classes for anyone in the community, prenatal sessions and more!!

For the most up to date office information, closings, links to helpful articles, evening class information and other relevant office information.

Lactation Consultants on Staff:

Katie McGervey, IBCLC

Katie joined us in January as a Lactation Consultant but her passion to help moms breastfeed started long before that! She was certified as an IBCLC in October 2011 and has been a La Leche League Leader for 8 ½ years! She loves providing breastfeeding information and support to moms from the earliest newborn days through the back to work and on to weaning stages. You'll find Katie warm and welcoming, with just the right information and assistance to help you have a happy breastfeeding experience.

When she is not in the office, Katie enjoys doing evening breastfeeding classes, spending time with her family (including a 12 and 8 year old), cooking and being an active member in the community!

Danielle Blair, MS, IBCLC

Though Danielle just joined our staff in March 2015, she first became interested in supporting breastfeeding mothers after receiving wonderful support when she was a new mother. What began as a way to "pay it forward" grew into a passion and a calling. She has been helping new mothers breastfeed their babies since 2004 and became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in 2010.

She has worked with mothers at all stages of breastfeeding, from the delivery room through toddlerhood and beyond. In the hospital setting she has worked with premature babies in the NICU as well as with healthy full-term babies who just need a little extra support to breastfeed well.

She truly loves supporting mothers as they learn the art of breastfeeding, and particularly enjoy watching moms develop the confidence that they can breastfeed their babies!

For more information on Danielle you can visit

Expecting Parents: We offer prenatal sessions at both locations
monthly for you to meet one of our providers and answer your
questions! We are here to help ease your concerns about the
upcoming arrival of your newborn! These are FREE evening sessions
for your convenience. Please go to the "Services" tab of our website to register for one of these sessions. We look forward to meeting you!

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Congrats to Dr. Fishman and Dr. Weich for being named a Washingtonian Top Doctor for 2014!
Congrats to Dr. Fishman and Dr. Weich for being named a Washingtonian Top Doctor for 2014!