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Pediatrics Specialist

Primary Care Associates of Maryland

Family Medicine & Geriatrics located in Frederick, MD & Clarksburg, MD

Whether you have a new baby or a teenager, you want the best possible care for your child. Praveen Bolarum, MD, and the team at Primary Care Associates of Maryland have the training and expertise to provide exceptional pediatric care for children of all ages. Primary Care Associates of Maryland offers pediatrics at two locations in Frederick - on Thomas Johnson Drive and Urbana Pike - and in Clarksburg, Maryland. To learn more, call the clinic nearest you or request an appointment online today.

Pediatrics Q & A

What is pediatrics?

Pediatrics focuses on the health and well-being of children from birth through 18 years of age. The primary goals of pediatric care include preventing, diagnosing, and treating any medical conditions that arise during childhood, monitoring physical, mental, and emotional development, and providing parents with the information and resources they need to keep their children healthy and support them on their journey towards adulthood.

The providers at Primary Care Associates of Maryland have specialized training in pediatrics. The team offers comprehensive pediatric care for infants, children, and teenagers.

Which conditions can pediatrics address?

The team at Primary Care Associates of Maryland can address a broad array of pediatric concerns, such as:

  • Sore throat
  • Colds and viruses
  • Ear infections
  • Influenza
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Skin conditions
  • Sprains and strains
  • Bone fractures
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Burns

The team also provides expert management of chronic conditions like allergies, asthma, and diabetes.

Which pediatrics services are available?

Primary Care Associates of Maryland offers a full range of pediatric services, including:

  • Annual well-child visits
  • Physical exams, including sports physicals
  • Immunizations
  • Vision and hearing tests
  • Health screenings
  • Developmental assessments
  • Treatment of acute illnesses and injuries
  • Management of chronic pediatric conditions

Should your child require a specialist, Primary Care Associates of Maryland can provide a referral for a qualified expert. Your provider works with your specialist to provide outstanding, coordinated pediatric care.

What is a well-child visit?

An annual well-child visit allows your provider at Primary Care Associates of Maryland to monitor your child’s growth, physical health, and mental development. During a well-check, your provider performs a physical exam, reviews your child’s medical history, and asks you and your child some questions to assess their development, nutrition, and learning progress.

Well-child appointments also allow you to ask questions and address concerns about your child’s health and wellness.

A well-child visit includes a physical exam in which your provider evaluates the following.

  • Eyes, ears, nose, and throat
  • Cardiovascular health
  • Respiratory system
  • Digestive system
  • Muscle strength 
  • Reflexes and nervous system

During a well-child visit, your child’s provider gives you information about safety, educational needs, proper nutrition, fitness requirements, and other topics relevant to your child’s well-being.

To schedule a well-child visit or another pediatrics service at Primary Care Associates of Maryland, call the clinic nearest you, or request an appointment online today.