PAULA N. FERGUSSON, MD, FAAP

Welcome:

We are a small group practice with a commitment to providing outstanding, personal care to all of our patients and parents. We look forward to working with you and your growing family.

Services:

We offer many services including:

  • Well-child exams
  • Immunizations
  • Same day sick visits
  • School & sports physicals
  • Prenatal visits

Appointments:

Scheduling appointments: Office visits are by appointment only. Please call 703-433-1555 to schedule your appointment.

Well-Child visits/physicals: We do our best to accommodate your schedule. Sometimes it is not possible to schedule well-child visits or routine physicals on the same day or week. If possible, please try to allow us to schedule 3-5 weeks prior to the date you would like your child seen. This will ensure you will get the date and time that works best for your schedule. More lengthy visits such as pre-operative appointments or consultations for particular problems such as behavioral or learning issues should also be scheduled in advance.

Sick visits: We realize your child can become ill at any time. We will do our best to have your child seen on the same day for a sick visit. If you have multiple children that need to be seen for sick visits, we ask that you inform us ahead of time so that we can allow adequate time for your family’s visit.

Cancellations and late appointments: We understand that as a parent your schedules are often very hectic. We also understand that situations may arise that make it difficult to make it to your appointment. When you make an appointment for your child, please arrive early or on time. This ensures a smooth flow and helps to eliminate long waits. When you know you will be running late, a phone call is appreciated. If you are more than 15 minutes late for your appointment, we ask that you please reschedule your appointment. If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please give us 24 hours notice. Chronic tardiness, no-shows, and late cancellations will result in a $35 fee.

Emergencies:

Please call 911 for any emergencies requiring immediate medical attention. For overnight emergencies, please call our office at 703-433-1555 and our answering service will page the doctor on call. A physician should return your emergency call within approximately 20 minutes. If you have not received a call back, please call the answering service at the above number again. Please reserve after hour and overnight calls to emergencies only. Please note that after hours calls will result in a $15 service fee. Non-emergent or routine questions and prescription refills can be managed during regular office hours.

Hospital Affiliations:

All of our physicians have privileges at INOVA Fairfax HospitalINOVA Loudoun Hospital, and Reston Hospital Center. Your newborn will be seen within 24 hours of delivery and every day until discharge. If you have delivered at a different hospital, please call us for an appointment within one day of discharge. In the event that your child requires hospitalization, our physicians will care for your child throughout the duration of his stay. In some cases, the pediatric hospitalists will be asked to manage your child while in the hospital.

Payments Fee:

Medical records: There may be times when your medical records will need copying. We must have a written consent in order to copy records. Please allow 7-10 business days for us to prepare your records. There will be a fee for any records copied. Please contact our office for further information.

School forms: We will be happy to fill out school, sports, camp and medication forms for your child. We apologize that the number of forms are often very time consuming and there is a fee of:
$10 per school/sports/camp form
$5 per medication form
If you would like the form mailed to your home or child’s school, we ask that you provide a stamped and addressed envelope. When a form that we have completed has been lost and a new one is needed, a $10 fee will be charged to fill it out again.

We accept Visa, MasterCard, and personal checks for payment.