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Health & Wellness Guide

Health Care, Specialists | Dentistry | Mental Health & Psychology; Counseling
Therapy-Speech, Language, Occupational | Research: Fundraising Events, Studies | Fun & Fitness
Nutrition & Weight Loss | Resources | DC Hospitals
MD Hospitals | VA Hospitals

Health Care, Specialists

Palisades Pediatrics
Christi Hay, MD MPH
Palisades Pediatrics is an intentionally small practice, with direct access to the physician, home visits and comprehensive health care, serving the Washington metropolitan area. , 3301 New Mexico Ave., NW, #218, Washington, DC, 202-735-7600.

Shady Grove Hospital
The Birth Center
Everything mom wants. Everything baby needs. Level lllb NICU. The area's only birth advisor. The area's newest, private suites. Speak with our Birth Advisor. , 9901 Medical Center Dr., Rockville, MD, 240-826-6643.

Washington Pediatric Associates
Nicole V. Lang, M.D., Touchpoint Trained Pediatrician
Well-child care from newborn to age 21. Lactation consultant, nutritional counselor and early childhood educator. Same day appointment for sick children. Most insurance plans accepted. , 1145 19th St., NW, Ste. 708, Washington, DC, 202-955-5625.


Pediatric Dental Care
John Han, DDS
Building lasting relationships with your child. Advanced oral care for all ages, including children with special needs, in a fun atmosphere. , 10614 Warwick Ave., Ste. B, Fairfax, VA, 703-383-3434.

Emmanuel Skordalakis, DDS, M.A.
Diana Tsai, D.M.D.
Pediatric Dentistry-"We Are Here for The Children." Dr. Emmanuel Skordalakis is committed to providing his patients with complete and comprehensive pediatric dental care. We focus our concern on the comfort and well being of our patients. , 46950 Jennings Farm Dr., Ste. 160, Sterling, VA, 703-421-3000.

Mental Health & Psychology; Counseling

Abrams & Associates, LLC
Dr. Kay Abrams
Progressive family-friendly practice offering comprehensive psychotherapy and assessment for children, teens and adults. Individual, group, marital and family therapy. Psychoeducational testing for ADHD & LD. ,, 3841 Farragut Ave., Kensington, MD, 301-949-2098.

Jonah Green & Associates
Quality therapy for you, your child and your family. Individual, family, group and couples psychology. Serving a variety of ages and presenting problems. "Top Therapist" rating, "Washingtonian" magazine. ,, 3930 Knowles Ave., Ste. 200, Kensington, MD, 301-466-9526.

Therapy-Speech, Language, Occupational

Battaile Pediatric Physical Therapy
Britta Battaile, PT, DPT, PCS
In-home physical therapist services for infants and children with neurological, developmental, genetic, musculoskeletal, and sensory integration concerns. Serving Montgomery County MD, and NW, DC., 301-728-5443.

The Better Brain Center
Specializing in brain-based interventions including neurofeedback and neurofeedback for cognitive, emotional, education and behavioral improvement for all ages. Also useful for migraine headaches. , 2121 Eisenhower Ave., Ste. 604, Alexandria, VA, 703-684-0334.

CREATE Arts Center
We provide individual & group art therapy, therapeutic art workshops and inclusive arts classes & camps. 301-588-ARTS (2787). ,, 816 Thayer Ave., Silver Spring, MD,

Healing Tradition
Healing Tradition is a counseling center that provides personalized therapy using music, movement and counseling. We treat children and parents/caregivers. ,, 240-449-4509.

LearningRx solves what tutoring can't by identifying and training the cognitive skills that allow people to be better learners. Our brain training improves IQ by 16 points, on average. Locations in MD: Bethesda, 301-654-1205; North Potomac, 301-944-5500. Locations in VA: Chantilly, 703-657-7563; Reston, 703-689-0003; Tysons, 703-462-9570. ,

Potomac Horse Center Therapeutic Riding
Offering programs for children and adults with physical, cognitive and psychological challenges. , 14211 Quince Orchard Rd., North Potomac, MD, 301-208-0200.

Very-Well Said, LLC
Andrea E. Brown, M.A., CCC-SLP
We provide comprehensive evaluations and therapys sessions in the child's natural environment, typically with children from birth to 5. We also offer consultations with parents/caregivers of all children focusing on enhancing communications skills. , 225 I St., NE, Ste. 313, Washington, DC, 917-239-0717.

Research: Fundraising Events, Studies

Anxiety Research Study
National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental Health, Department of Health & Human Services
Is your 8- 17-year-old child anxious or depressed? Consider participation in an NIMH pediatric anxiety or depression research study. Call for information, eligibility. TTY: 1-866-411-1222., 301-402-8225.

Severe Irritability with ADHD Symptoms Research Study
National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental Health, Department of Health & Human Services
Does your 7- 17-year-old child have severe irritability, tantrums, rages, trouble sleeping? Participate in an NIH pediatric research study. Call for information and eligibility. TTY: 1-866-411-1222., 301-496-8381.

Fun & Fitness

Adventure Theatre MTC
Dance and musical theater classes. Learn safety, focus, spatial awareness, teamwork and self-discipline, all within the framework and artform of dance. 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, MD & 837-D Rockville Pk., Rockville, MD. , 301-634-2268.

Ballet Petite
Grace, posture, cardiovascular endurance and muscular stamina. Complete ballet curriculum for girls and boys ages 18 months-6 years, teen and adult classes too! Bethesda, Potomac, Kentlands, McLean and Mt. Vernon. ,, 301-229-6882.

Blue Box Sports
Ages 18 months-6 years. We are a child physical development program that uses a variety of fun games to delight and engage young children in physical activity. 5 locations: Chantilly, Greenbelt, Haymarket, Manassas, Washington, D.C. , 703-953-1667.

The Center for Ballet Arts
Age 3 thru professional levels. Offering classes in Ballet, Pointe, Modern, Jazz, Tap.Intensive program-performing company. , 11215-H Lee Hwy., Fairfax, VA, 703-273-5344.

City of Gaithersburg Recreation
Let's Move! Gaithersburg. Be fit for life with sports, dance, yoga and fitness classes for all ages, plus cultural programs that enrich the soul. Check out the online Leisure Times guide for details. , 506 S. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg, MD, 301-258-6350.

Dance4Life & Health, LLC
Our goal is to keep you healthy while having fun. We offer a full range of Zumba classes for ages 0-99. All classes are offered in a party atmosphere with plenty of time for social interaction. ,, 618 Center Point Way, #83584, Gaithersburg, MD, 240-686-5486.

Dynamite Gymnastics Center
15,000 sq. ft., state-of-the-art facility with brand-new equipment. Structured classes for boys and girls 18 months-adult. Competitive women's artistic and tumbling and trampoline teams. Comfortable, lobby with observation area, Wi-Fi. , N. Bethesda, MD, 301-770-2700.

Earth Treks Climbing Centers
Earth Treks specializes in birthday parties, private programs, scout groups, summer camps and rock climbing instruction. Everyone, from youth to adult, can enjoy the benefits of climbing. Columbia, Timonium, Rockville. 800-CLIMB-UP. ,

Flying Kick Fitness
Ages 4 & up. A top-quality program of traditional/Olympic style tae kwon do in a safe, friendly environment. Adult black belt instructors. Children, adults, families. Camps, birthday parties. , 4711 Chase Ave., Bethesda, MD, 301-951-0543.

Great Play of Fairfax
A unique new gym for kids where they have fun developing motor skills, sport skills, fitness coordination in our amazing, patented Interactive Arena. ,, 11395 Government Ctr. Pkw, Fairfax, VA,

Joy of Motion Dance Center
Joy of Motion Dance Center, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable arts organization, offers dance education and performance opportunities for all ages, abilities and levels. In DC: 1333 H St., NE, 202-399-6763 & 5207 Wisconsin Ave., NW, 202-362-3042. In MD: 7315 Wisconsin Ave., Ste. 180E (lower level), Bethesda, 301-986-0016. ,

Maryland Youth Ballet
Ages 2-18. Offering the highest caliber of classical ballet training and performance opportunities to young dancers planning a career in performing arts. Pre-ballet level through our release division. , 926 Ellsworth Dr., Silver Spring, MD, 301-608-2232.

McLean Community Center
Infants-adults. Located in central McLean, the center offers a wide variety of classes, seminars and workshops for children, teens and adults. 703-790-0123; TTY: 711. , 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean, VA,

Michael & Son SportsPlex at Dulles
Ages 18 months-12 years. We offer fantastic enrichment classes in soccer & basketball for your rising star. We also have summer camps, birthday parties and homeschool sports! , 21610 Atlantic Blvd., Sterling, VA, 703-430-9966.

Michael & Son SportsPlex at Rockville
Ages 18 months-12. We offer fantastic enrichment classes in soccer & basketball for your rising star. We also have summer camps, birthday parties and homeschool sports! , 60 Southlawn Ct., Rockville, MD, 301-838-4455.

Montgomery County Department of Parks
Affordable group & privates lessons in ice skating (figure, dance, hockey) and tennis (indoors & out in season) available year-round. Get fit in Montgomery Parks! , 9500 Brunett Ave., Silver Spring, MD, 301-495-2595.

My Gym Children's Fitness Center
Fitness made fun for kids! Award-winning programs for children 6 weeks to 13 years. Noncompetitive gymnastics, exercise, song, dance and more. We also offer birthday parties, camps and special events. Alexandria, Bethesda, Burke, Chantilly, Kentlands, Potomac and coming in January 2014 to Sterling. ,

Potomac Horse Center
Horseback riding lesson programs sure to build physical strength and confidence. Mini-mites (5 years old) through seniors in all disciplines and skill levels. , 14211 Quince Orchard Rd., North Potomac, MD, 301-208-0200.

Silver Stars Gymnastics
18 months & up. Gymnastics instruction for kids. Specially designed preschool equipment. Birthday parties. Boys-only classes. Competitive teams. Summer camps. Two locations: 2701 Pittman Dr., Silver Spring, 301-589-0938 & 14201 Woodcliff Ct., Bowie, 301-352-5777. ,

TK Gym & Martial Arts
Build your kid's focus and confidence! Traditional martial arts programs for tiny tots, children, adults and families. Chevy Chase/Bethesda/Potomac/DC. , 6831 Wisconsin Ave., P102, Chevy Chase, MD, 301-657-7782.

Tiny Dancers
Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Wiggletoes. Fun, nurturing environment. , 703-385-5580.

Washington Revels
After-School Workshops
K-8. With dance, movement, drama, music and games, children celebrate their creative spirit, discover self-expression, nurture their imaginations and create community. , 531 Dale Dr., Silver Spring, MD, 301-587-3835.

Nutrition & Weight Loss

Chef on Call
Personal Chef Service
We do all the shopping and food preparation. Affordable meal plans customized to your dietary needs., 703-222-9088.

Lynn's Meals in Minutes
Lynn McKee
Always fresh, never frozen, with local produce whenever possible. Customized meal planning to meet your dietary goals, offering programs such as Weight Watchers, South Beach and Atkins. , 240-476-1669.

Mr. Omelette Caterers
Complete dairy caterer specializing in omelettes, waffles, pasta dishes, crepes...made to order in your home, office or outdoors. Now featuring cappuccino & fresh fruit smoothie bars. Serving MD, DC & VA. , 301-340-2800.


Baby Proofing Montgomery
Professional childproofing consultants offering home assessments, products and installations. , 301-984-9323.

Cold Cast
A refreezable, reusable finger splint that gives compression and ice therapy while wrist straps hold it in place so you can work and play. Just pop in the freezer. ,

Monthly Mito Patient & Family Socials. Connect with other families in your area who are dealing with miochondrial disease. Bethesda location. Hosted by Mito Mom Andrea Smith and MitoAction. ,,

DC Hospitals

Children's National Medical Center , 202-476-5000.

George Washington University Hospital , 202-715-4000.

Howard University Hospital , 202-865-6100.

Sibley Memorial Hospital , 202-537-4000.

MedStar Washington Hospital Center , 202-877-7000.

MD Hospitals

Frederick Memorial Hospital , 240-566-3300.

Laurel Regional Hospital , Laurel, MD, 301-725-4300.

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Expanding our pediatric services and moving to Tenleytown! Now you have easy access to everything from cardiology and endocrinolgy to gastroenterology and neurology. , 4200 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Washington, DC, 202-295-0547.

MedStar Montgomery General Hospital , Olney, MD, 301-774-8882.

Prince George's Hospital Center , Cheverly, MD, 301-618-2000.

Shady Grove Adventist Hospital , Rockville, MD, 240-826-6000.

Washington Adventist Hospital , Takoma Park, MD, 301-891-7600.

VA Hospitals

Dominion Hospital , Falls Church, VA, 703-536-2000.

Fauquier Hospital , Warrenton, VA, 540-347-2550.

Inova Alexandria Hospital , Alexandria, VA, 703-504-3000.

Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children , Falls Church, VA, 703-750-8800.

Inova Loudoun Hospital , Leesburg, VA, 703-858-6000.

Inova Mt. Vernon Hospital , Alexandria, VA, 703-664-7000.

Inova Fair Oaks , Fairfax, VA, 703-391-3600.

Inova Fairfax Hospital , Falls Church, VA, 703-776-4001.

Sentara Potomac Hospital , Woodbridge, VA, 703-670-1313.

Prince William Medical Center , Manassas, VA,

Reston Hospital Center , Reston, VA, 703-689-9000.

Virginia Hospital Center , Arlington, VA, 703-558-5000.