Our office has a number of dedicated phone lines to meet your specific needs:
Appointment Line (202) 363-0302
Please call to schedule routine physicals, follow-up visits, and consultations Monday to Friday from 9am to 12:30pm and 1:30pm to 4:30pm.
Nurses’ Line (202) 363-0300
Our experienced nurses are available to answer questions. They assist in managing illnesses that do not require an office visit and will make a sick appointment if your child needs to be seen. The nurses will also refill prescriptions and leave messages for the doctor in case you need to discuss your child’s problem in more depth. The nurses’ line is open from 9am to 12:30pm and 1:30pm to 5pm Monday to Friday. On Saturday morning, the nurses’ line is open from 8:30am to 12pm.
Billing Office (202) 363-6150
Members of our business staff are available to answer billing and insurance questions Monday to Friday from 9am to 12pm and 1:30pm to 3:30pm.
Fax Number (202) 363-7251
Morning Call Hours
Each of our doctors is available to speak with you directly in the morning if your child is sick and you need advice or want to make an appointment that day. Routine calls are best handled during regular office hours.
- Dr. Ahlstrom (202) 364-0360
M, T, W, F
8:30am to 9:00am
- Dr. Bennett (301) 320-4799
M to F
7:30am to 8:00am
- Dr. de la Croix-Vaubois (301) 792-5260
Please call the office or email
After Hours Care
There is always a doctor on call when the office is closed. You can reach the doctor by calling the office and following the prompt that will redirect your call to our answering service. If anything is wrong with the phone system, you can reach the answering service directly at 240-638-9743.
If your child has a life-threatening emergency, call 911 right away. Once you have contacted 911, call the answering service to let the doctor on-call know what’s happening to your child.
If your emergency is less severe, you should get in touch with the doctor on-call. If you need to speak with the doctor right away, tell the answering service it’s an emergency, and you should hear from the doctor promptly. If your child’s problem is less urgent, you should hear from the doctor within the hour. If you do not hear back within this time frame, call the service back and have the doctor paged again.
Most problems that occur at night can be managed over the phone. In some cases, your child may need to be seen at an emergency room or an after hours clinic. Unless the emergency is life threatening, we prefer to talk with you to recommend the most appropriate facility to see your child.