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 physician practice where 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

“2018 Pediatrician of the Year” award from the Montgomery County Pediatric Society (Pictured below with family accepting award.)

Washingtonian Magazine “Top Doctor” – 2018, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2012

Washington Parent Magazine “Mom-Approved Doctor” – 2017, 2016, 2012

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

NCQA Patient Centered Medical Home Level 3 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:

WJLA-ABC7 local news interview commenting on the recent outbreak of bronchiolitis (aired 02/02/18).

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

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

“Parents’ Perspective” syndicated radio program interview 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 interview 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 interview commenting on a recent study evaluating the frequency of undiagnosed hypertension in children (aired 08/21/2007).

Meet Our Care Team

Melvina Evereklian, Nurse Practitioner, CPNP

Meet Melvina! Melvina Evereklian joined the Hirsch Pediatrics family in April 2019 as our first certified pediatric nurse practitioner (CPNP).

Melvina is an exciting addition to Hirsch Pediatrics and will focus on after-school check-ups, particularly when a female provider may be preferred for our female adolescents.

Melvina has over 13 years of pediatric experience working both in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Shady Grove Hospital and in private practice.  As a NICU nurse for over a decade Melvina has cared for babies and families with the most complex medical issues. In private practice Melvina earned a reputation for providing exceptional and meticulous care for children of all ages.

Melvina is a resident of Montgomery County, and in her spare time she enjoys singing, swimming, hiking and being active in her Armenian Church.

“Melvina is a wonderful addition to the Hirsch Pediatrics patient-centered medical home. Melvina was brought on to ensure that Hirsch Pediatrics continues to remain accessible while providing unsurpassed care to our families.”  – Steven F. Hirsch, MD, FAAP

Sharon Curry, Lactation Consultant, IBCLC

An experienced breastfeeding specialist, Sharon became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in 2006. She has worked extensively with mothers and babies in area hospitals and private practice. After experiencing firsthand the challenges and rewards of breastfeeding her own babies, Sharon began volunteering as a La Leche League Leader in 2000.

Originally from New Hampshire, Sharon has lived in the DC area since 1991. Sharon received her BA from Bates College and then went on to earn her BSN from the University of Maryland where Sharon was a member of the Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society. Sharon’s range of experiences makes her well equipped to help mothers and babies from birth, through babyhood, teething, and the toddler years. Sharon has also developed and taught Prenatal and Back-to-Work breastfeeding classes.

Holly English Hirsch Pediatrics Rockville, Maryland

Holly English, Therapist, LCSW-C

Meet therapist Holly! Holly joined the Hirsch Pediatrics team in October 2018. Holly comes to our practice after multiple years working with children and families primarily around crisis intervention. Holly is a life-long resident of Montgomery County and enjoys reading, traveling, and power-lifting.

Latrice Grimes, Receptionist & CNA

Meet Latrice! Latrice joined the Hirsch Pediatrics team in 2012. Latrice is both the Hirsch Pediatrics receptionist and a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). She is well known by our families for her big smiles when greeting families and for making sure every child receives special stickers for being brave, especially after receiving vaccines. Latrice is a native of Maryland’s Eastern Shore and enjoys frequent visits back home to see her extended family.

Lynn Taylor, MA

Meet Lynn! Lynn joined the Hirsch Pediatrics team in 2013. As the primary Hirsch Pediatrics Medical Assistant, Lynn’s easy smile and outstanding medical skills have quickly made her an invaluable part of the Hirsch Pediatrics Family. Lynn lives in Germantown with her husband and their three kids.

 

Shannon Sisco, MA & Practice Administrator

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