Has your child been identified with seasonal respiratory or other allergies? To help you undergo a convenient desensitization schedule, we can administer weekly, bi-weekly or monthly allergy shots at our office. Your child will need to stay for a minimum of 30 minutes after the injection was administered to ensure that there is no serious reaction.
No matter where your destination might be, we will review your itinerary and discuss any health and safety recommendations for your child and family. We will update any necessary routine immunizations, and provide you with information about other recommended vaccines for your travel destination.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends annual well-care visits during adolescence to promote healthy behaviors, prevent risky ones, and detect conditions that can interfere with your teen’s physical, social, and emotional development. Dr.Sabine’s comprehensive well-care includes: A physical exam, Immunizations, Screening questionnaires, Developmental assessment, Oral health risk assessment and referral for specialized care if necessary.
Prenatal Visits: Dr. Sabine enjoys meeting expectant families as the first step towards a long-term relationship.
Wart Removal: Right in the WIP office! Instead of the unpleasant freezing, Dr. Sabine will scrape surface tissue off the wart and then apply her “beetle juice,” which typically resolves the nagging wart in one, two or three sessions.
School, camp and sport examinations: If you need a health form for your child to join a school, university or visit a camp, or if you need clearance for your child to participate in a sport, we will assist you with that. Our team will either give you the form at the same time of the visit, or we will email or mail the form in a timely manner back to you. If you visit our parent portal, you can download the standard DC or Maryland health certificate for your child right from your home.
Consultations: At WIP we are trained in the management of common medical and mental health related problems in children including sleep problems, problems at school, behavioral issues, eating disorders, learning disabilities and attention deficit disorder management. Most of these issues will be handled by Dr. Sabine during routine office visits.
Dr. Sabine may recommend further consultations with a medical or mental-health specialist. In this case, we will help you identify an appropriate pediatric specialist. We work closely with most pediatric specialties in the greater Washington Metropolitan area and will facilitate getting your child the care he or she needs from reliable practitioners.
Annual exams are recommended throughout childhood, as this is a time of rapid growth and change. Once your children begin school, their social and emotional needs will change and their illnesses may come more often. Whether you need a health form, flu shot, clearance to play a sport, or just a check-in we have you covered.
Children have more well-child visits when they are younger and annually after three years of age. At these visits, Dr. Sabine will check your child’s growth, overall well-being and development in order to find or prevent problems. Dr. Sabine will administer immunizations as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and perform annual vision and hearing screenings.
GROWING WITH YOUR FAMILY
Washington International Pediatrics is a full-service pediatric practice in Washington, DC. Our priority is the physical, social, and mental health of your child from birth to young adulthood. From preventive health care and sick-child visits, to the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic diseases – we will be there with your child. Whether you have lived for many years in the area or just arrived to make the DC metropolitan area your home for the next few years, at WIP we strive to provide you with the most excellent pediatric care.