Our office welcomes new patients. Choosing the right pediatrician for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make. By selecting our office, you can feel confident and comfortable that you have made the right decision.

To understand what to expect for your child's first visit to our practice, please read through this page.

Our Mission

We are a full-service pediatric office, with two pediatricians, Dr. Smita Parikh Mengers, MD and Dr. Wendy R. VanBronkhorst, MD. 

As medical professionals and mothers, our practice is committed to providing personalized and comprehensive care for infants, children, adolescents and young adults. Our approach is gentle and conservative, with an emphasis on prevention and quality care. At our office, we enjoy spending quality time with each and every patient and their family. Call us today to schedule an appointment: 301-540-7496.

What to expect

A pleasant, comfortable first visit builds trust and helps put the child at ease during future visits. We want your child to enjoy getting to know our doctors and staff, so we work hard to establish this bond during every appointment to our office. During your initial appointment, we will explain everything in detail and answer any questions you may have.

We look forward to meeting you and your child and providing the quality, comprehensive medical care you expect and deserve.

Newborn Care And In-Patient Hospital Care

Our doctors will visit you and your baby at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital or Holy Cross Hospital (Germantown Only) within 24 hours after birth. We are notified about your child's arrival by the hospital's newborn nursery. Should you deliver at other area hospitals, request the neonatologist on call to take care of your baby. Upon discharge, the neonatologist will give you discharge papers. These papers are very important; please bring these papers with you on your first office visit.

Calling During Office Hours

Our medical assistants are personally trained to provide helpful and accurate telephone advice. Many problems can be safely and effectively handled at home.

If you need a call back by one of the doctors: We return non-urgent calls in between appointments when time permits. Otherwise, calls are returned at the end of morning or afternoon hours. Calls are usually returned within three hours.

Prescription Refills

Please allow 24 hours for request to be completed. You may call the office or use the patient portal to make request.

Referrals

When calling our office for specialist referrals, you may call or use the patient portal to make request. Referrals will be completed within 24 hours.

Calling After Office Hours

Should you feel your situation is a life or limb threatening emergency, CALL 911 or go to the nearest emergency room

Please make sure you have called the office to see what provider is on call and call the number given. Please do not call a provider who is not on call as your phone call will not be returned. The after hour covering doctor is unable to call in prescription refills, make appointments, cancel appointment, or reschedule appointments. 

For urgent, non-life threatening situations, please leave your name, patient's name, phone number, and a brief message. Your call should be returned within two hours.

Directions

 

From Gaithersburg:
Take I-270 N to Germantown exit 16B. Go West on Father Hurley Blvd. Turn left on to Wisteria Dr. Take the first left into the complex, and go up the hill. Take the first right into the parking lot; we're the 2nd door facing the lot.

From Clarksburg:
Take I- 270 S to Germantown exit 16B. Go West on Father Hurley Blvd. Turn left on to Wisteria Dr. Take the first left into the complex, and go up the hill. Take the first right into the parking lot; we're the 2nd door facing the lot.

 

Contact Us

Smita Parikh Mengers, MD, FAAP

301-540-7496
19803 Executive Park Cr. Germantown, MD 20874-2649