Our Practice

The Hirsch Pediatrics Goal

We stay connected to our patients, not just from visit to visit, but from birth through college. At Hirsch Pediatrics you can always expect:

  • A solo practice where you see the same doctor at each visit and patients are treated like family.
  • No annual fees or form fees! As your family’s medical home, our “no fee”policy will save your family over the years between one to two thousand dollars.
  • Comprehensive check-ups that fully evaluate your child’s physical, emotional, and social development.
  • Medical care that is based on cutting edge research and the most up-to-date information. All medical decisions are unbiased without any influence or incentives from pharmaceutical companies.
  • Timely completion of school and camp forms.
  • Access to an advanced Patient Portal to give you control of your child’s health care 24/7 on your phone or computer.
  • The highest office standards for infection control.

Expecting the best for your child is your job, and meeting that expectation is ours!

Our Commitment to You

The trust you place in your pediatrician is an honor as well as a significant responsibility. To ensure the optimal physical, emotional, and social development of your children, it is important to have a pediatrician who shares your philosophies on healthcare.

I would like to tell you about some of the core principles that drive my practice of medicine:

  • Care for your children with a team approach that involves input from the family.
  • Educate parents and children on all medical decisions via discussions, handouts, and Internet resources.
  • Embrace technology in managing health information to provide a higher level of care.
  • Advocate for optimal physical, emotional, and social health of all children.
  • Utilize principles and recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics for guidance.
  • Commit to the most up to date medicine by reviewing the leading medical journals and attending medical conferences.
  • Act conservatively with antibiotics and use only when there is a clear indication.

Prescribing Innovation

Simply put, my vision for Hirsch Pediatrics is to offer families an outstanding level of pediatric care. Hirsch Pediatrics was designed to redefine virtually every aspect of modern pediatrics including the doctor/patient relationship, the office environment, patient/parent access to medical information, and more. When your child is not feeling well, visiting your doctor’s office should relieve stress, not increase it. Part of successful care, to me, comes from creating close relationships with the child and his or her family. My office is an extension of my home—my patients extend my family.

Like you, I am a concerned, loving parent, and I understand both your joys and challenges in raising healthy and happy children. Being selected as your pediatrician is an honor, and I will always strive to provide the highest quality care possible in a gentle and nurturing environment.

I look forward to working with you. I believe that together, we can help your children thrive.

Best regards,

Dr. Steven F. Hirsch

Meet Dr. Hirsch

A native of the Washington, D.C., area, Dr. Steven Hirsch, MD, FAAP, is the founder of Hirsch Pediatrics, a solo pediatric practice in Rockville, MD. Since opening in 2007 with a vision of redefining how pediatric care is delivered, Hirsch Pediatrics and Dr. Hirsch are proud to have received multiple awards and recognitions from patient families, peers, and professional organizations.

Dr. Hirsch received a BS in biology from Duke University in 1996, graduating with magna cum laude honors. He then earned his MD with cum laude honors from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 2000. Upon graduating from Georgetown, Dr. Hirsch completed his pediatric residency training at Emory University. While engaged in his residency, Dr. Hirsch was awarded an American Academy of Pediatrics scholarship.

Dr. Hirsch is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is past president of the Montgomery County Pediatric Society. He is also on the board of directors for the Children’s National Health Network. Dr. Hirsch is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at George Washington University School of Medicine and frequently mentors medical students and pediatric residents in his office.

Though extensively trained with experience in every area of pediatrics, Dr. Hirsch also has a special interest in infant and toddler behavior, developmental screening, and patient education.

Dr. Hirsch lives in Bethesda with his wife, Jennifer, and their 2 daughters.

Awards & Articles

Washingtonian Magazine “Top Doctor” – 2016, 2014, 2012

Washington Parent Magazine “Favorite Docs” – 2016, 2012

Maryland Breastfeeding Coalition “Breastfeeding-Friendly Healthcare Provider” Gold Level – 2016

NCQA Patient Centered Medical Home Level 2 recognition – 2016

Rockville Business Recognition “Best of Rockville Award – Pediatrics” – 2015

OpenCare “Patient’s Choice Award” – 2015

Angie’s List “Super Service Award” – 2013

Goodtime Medical “Best Pediatric Room” for Fire Station exam room – 2014

Children’s National Health Network “Medical Home Innovation Award” – 2011, 2010

Consumers’ Research Council of America “America’s Top Pediatricians” – 2011, 2010

Media appearances and publications:

“No More Potty Problems!” article from Scholastic magazine quotes Dr. Hirsch (published 06/2015)

WJLA-ABC 7 local news commenting the abysmal nutritional value of fast food (aired 11/08/2010).

“Parents’ Perspective” syndicated radio program on Summer Safety Tips (aired 06/2009).

“The Prepared Patient – Don’t Let Germs Hitch a Ride from Your Doctor’s Office” article from the Center for the Advancement of Health quotes Dr. Hirsch (published 03/2008).

WJLA-ABC 7 local news commenting on the terrible nutritional content of foods directly advertised to children (aired 09/04/2007).

“Herd Immunity: Why Vaccines Matter” article written by Dr. Hirsch for Washington Parent Magazine (published 08/2007)

WJLA-ABC 7 local news commenting on a recent study evaluating the frequency of undiagnosed hypertension in children (aired 08/21/2007).

Meet Our Staff

Alex Walker, Lactation Consultant, RN
Latrice Grimes, CNA & Receptionist
Lynn Taylor, MA