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Capitol Medical Group works with all children


Physical Exams and Vaccinations

Physical exams are planned to coincide with the recommended schedule of immunizations. There will be at least one injection (shot) at each visit until 18 months of age. Our office follows the well-child visit schedule and vaccine schedule as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

At each well visit, your child’s development, height, weight, diet, behavior and medical status will be discussed with you. Instructions will be provided to you as indicated by the results of the assessment. Please review the provided VIS (Vaccine Information Sheets) for each visit describing the benefits and any side effects your child might have, located in the exam room and let your provider know if you may have any questions or concerns.  

It is essential that each child less than 18 years of age is accompanied by a parent or legal guardian for their routine and sick office visits.  If a parent or legal guardian can not be present, we require that the adult accompanying the child has written permission from the legal guardian to make any medical decisions (including vaccinations) on behalf of the child.  We will not be able to provide care to the child otherwise and the visit will need to be rescheduled.

Our schedule is open 3 months in advance. Please do not wait to schedule your physical exam appointments as availabilities will vary. 

Physical Exam (PE) & Vaccine Schedule
Newborn to 1 Month:

PE one to two days after discharge from hospital; additional visits in first two weeks may be necessary.
At two weeks of age, a repeat PKU is required. Hep B#1 given in the hospital, Hep B#2 given at 1 month of life/CHADIS

2, 4, 6 Months: PE; Pentacil/Prevnar/RotaTeq/CHADIS
9 Months: PE; Hep B#3/CBC/Lead/CHADIS

12 Months:
15 Months:
18 Months:
2 Years: 

PE;Recommendation to be given between the 1st and 2nd birthdays:
Prevnar #4, DTaP #4, HIB #4, MMR #1, Varivax #1, Hep A (#1&2), Lead, PPD (TB skin test); CHADIS; iScreen

3 Years: PE; PPD/Urinalysis/CHADIS;iScreen
4 to 5 Years: PE; Polio/DTaP/MMR/Varivax/PPD; Urinalysis/CHADIS/CBC/Lead (if necessary); iScreen
6 to 18 Years:  PE annually; Periodic TB Skin Test (PPD) as needed depending on risk, Influenza Vaccine may be indicated
11-12 Years: Tdap/HPV(3 doses)/Meningitis vaccine

Before your physical appointment, please log on to the CHADIS website and fill out the age appropriate screenings. We now are offering screenings for all ages. At the time of your child's appointment, the practitioner will view and discuss your child's screenings.

CHADIS is a web-based screening, diagnostic and management system that administers and analyzes pre-visit, online questionnaires completed by parents, teens or teachers.

Ear Piercing
Ear Piercing is available on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday with Dr. Markovic during normal business hours. The piercing includes a pair of 24 karat gold plated or stainless steel stud earrings. The child should be at least 3 months of age. Please call 301-907-3960 for details.

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