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Old 09-18-2008, 08:29 PM
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We moved to the city of Alexandria this spring and have recently learned that we need a pediatric endocrinologist. We saw one endocrinologist at Children's Hospital in DC but we'd like a second opinion, and hopefully a doctor with whom we feel more comfortable. Anyone have good experiences with an endocrinologist for their children? Thanks!
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Old 09-19-2008, 04:35 AM
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I know you said you went to DC Childrens, but have you been to their Fairfax outpost? You may or may not know that Childrens has outpatient clinics in the suburbs. I believe our only one in VA is a big one in Fairfax. I have been there many times for consultations over the years growing up and they are great. And it is very possible that the DC endocrinologist does not serve as one of the Fairfax endocrinologists, so you could definitely get a second opinion. See all Childrens specialists have DC as their home base and based on whether they live in MD or VA, choose an outpatient office or two to visit one day a week. The Fairfax office is much easier to get in and out of, right off Route 50 near Gallows Rd, even if you are in Alexandria.

If you are looking for a whole separate opinion, you may want to just call Fairfax Hospital on the pediatric side. To be honest, I'm not sure how much "meshing" Fairfax does with CNMC on a whole, but either way you are in some of the best medical hands in the country.

One last thing, you probably know this, but unless this is a very important case, it can take 6-9 months to get an appointment. I recommend calling in often to see if there was a cancellation. Make friends with the office manager and say, "call me if at 10am one day your 11am cancels on you!!!"

Best of luck to you and your family.
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