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Health & Wellness Guide

Health Care, Specialists | Dentistry | Vision
Mental Health & Psychology; Counseling | Therapy-Speech, Language, Occupational | Research 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.


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.


Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind
Dr. Alexis Malkin
Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind helps children who are blind or visually impaired develop the social and academic skills to lead independent and fulfilling lives. , 1825 K St., NW, Ste. 1103, Washington, DC, 202-454-6400.

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.

Counseling for Contentment, LLC
We specialize in therapy aimed at helping couples and families strengthen resilience and create secure connections. Individual, couple, family and group psychotherapy services; parent guidance. ,, 4405 East-West Hwy., Ste. 508, Bethesda, MD, 301-625-9102.

The Ross Center
Our clinicians are nationally-known experts in children's mental health, providing age-appropriate treatments that reduce the effects of anxiety, behavioral problems, ADHD and mood disorders. Two Locations: 1595 Spring Hill Rd., Ste. 520, Vienna, VA, 703-687-6610, & 5225 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Ste. 400, Washington, DC, 202-363-1010, ,

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.

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,

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.

Research 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. (Children/Anxiety/Mood Research), 301-402-8225.

NIH Research Study Seeks Healthy Moms
Healthy moms ages 18-50 are invited to participate in an outpatient research study examining the role of reproductive hormones in Postpartum Depression. Eligible participants must be medication free. Compensation is provided. Call to learn more: 301-496-9576. TTY: 1-866-411-1010.

Research Study for Children
Your healthy child age 8, 12, or 13 is invited to participate in an NIH outpatient research study that examines how puberty affects brain development. Call to learn more: 301-496-9576. TTY: 1-866-411-1010

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. (Children/ADHD/Comparing Brain Functions), 301-496-8381.

Fun & Fitness

Ballet Petite
Grace, posture, cardiovascular endurance and muscular stamina. Complete ballet curriculum for girls and boys ages 18 months-18 years! Bethesda, Potomac & McLean. ,, 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.

Camp Olympia
Year-round horseback riding and a summer camp program that includes horseback riding, swimming, gymnastics, tennis, soccer, basketball, mountain biking & more. , 5511 Muncaster Mill Rd., Rockville, MD, 301-926-9281.

City of Gaithersburg Recreation
Feed your mind, body and soul with sports, dance, yoga and fitness classes, plus cultural and educational programs for all ages. See the Leisure Times Guide for details. , 506 S. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg, MD, 301-258-6350.

Dawn Crafton Dance Connection
Looking for a fun and exciting dance curriculum for yourself or your child? Dawn Crafton Dance Connection provides quality dance instruction in a nurturing setting. Offering Ballet, Pointe, Contemporary, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop and more! ,, 7601C Airpark Rd.,, Gaithersburg, MD, 301-840-8400.

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. ,

The Fencers' Club, LLC
We are a nonprofit foundation with the goal of teaching Olympic Fencing. It is an exciting and stimulating sport that develops discipline, coordination, fitness and focus. ,, 45425 Winding Rd., Sterling, VA, 703-999-8077.

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, 703-246-9550.

Joy of Motion Dance Center
Joy of Motion Dance Center, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable arts organization, offers 300+ dance education and performance opportunities for all ages, abilities and levels at 3 locations. 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. ,

The Loudoun Gymnastics Center
We have over 15,000 square feet including trampolines, a tumble track and the ever-popular foam pit! Our programs are designed to enrich the lives of those 18 months and up. , 21586 Atlantic Blvd., Bldg. #110, Sterling, VA, 703-444-9298.

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.

My Gym Children's Fitness Center
Fitness made fun for kids! Award-winning programs for children 6 weeks to 10 years. Noncompetitive gymnastics, exercise, song, dance and more. We also offer birthday parties, camps and special events. Alexandria, Bethesda, Burke, Chantilly, Kentlands, Potomac, 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.

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.

DC Hospitals

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

George Washington University Hospital , 202-715-4000.

Howard University Hospital , 202-865-6100.

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.

Sibley Memorial Hospital , 202-537-4000.

MedStar Washington Hospital Center , 202-877-7000.

MD Hospitals

Frederick Memorial Hospital , 240-566-3300.

Holy Cross Germantown Hospital , Germantown, MD, 301-557-6000.

Holy Cross Hospital , Silver Spring, MD, 301-754-7000.

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

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.