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Staying Healthy in the DMV

Every year we ask you to vote for your favorite services, businesses, classes and offerings in the DMV across a wide range of categories. In 2021 we received 8,273 nominations and over 14,000 votes from the community!

Staying healthy requires a lot of time, energy and research. Taking care of our own physical and mental health, along with that of our family, can be challenging. Getting recommendations from people you trust can take one level of that stress off. Thankfully we have a community of supportive parents who shared their insight into the best places to go to stay healthy in the DMV. Check back to this list whenever you’re in need of a medical referral!

Here are the winners and finalists in the Staying Healthy category.

Dentists & Orthodontists:

Chevy Chase Pediatric Dentistry (Winner) Chevy Chase, MD

VK Pediatric Dentistry (Finalist) Arlington, VA

Gillespie John DDS (Finalist) Bethesda, MD

Mental Health:

Bethesda Play Therapy and Healing Center (Winner) Bethesda, MD

Washington Behavioral Medicine Associates (Finalist) Chevy Chase, MD

The Heller Psychology Group LLC (Finalist) Bethesda, MD

Hospitals & Urgent Care Facilities:

Children’s National Medical Center (Winner) N.W. DC

PM Pediatrics (Finalist) Rockville, MD

George Washington University Hospital (Finalist) N.W. DC


Metropolitan Pediatrics LLC (Winner) North Bethesda, MD

Children’s National Pediatricians and Associates Silver Spring (Finalist) Silver Spring, MD

Next Generation Pediatrics – Dr. Leila T. Hall, MD (Finalist) Bethesda, MD

Physical Therapy:

Skills on the Hill, LLC (Winner) S.E. DC

Fitness for Health (Finalist) Rockville, MD

Dinosaur Physical Therapy (Finalist) Washington D.C.

Medical Specialists:

Capital Women’s Care (Winner) Bowie, MD

Lindsey I. Golden, MD. Montgomery Otolaryngology (Finalist) Gaithersburg, MD

Kaiser Permanente Gaithersburg Medical Center (Finalist) Gaithersburg, MD

Eye Doctors:

Visual & Conceptual Development (Winner) Chevy Chase, MD

Treehouse Eyes (Finalist) Vienna, VA

Annandale Eye Care (Finalist) Annandale, VA


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