Annapolis Pediatrics Celebrates 70 Years of Service

Annapolis Pediatrics providers and staff reflect on taking care of the community’s children.

Annapolis, July 2nd, 2018: Annapolis Pediatrics announced today that the practice celebrates 70 years of taking care of the community’s youth.

Annapolis Pediatrics’ founder, Dr. Philip Briscoe saw his first patients, two newborns, born at Anne Arundel General Hospital (now Anne Arundel Medical Center) on June 30th, 1948. The first office patient was seen at the practice’s previous 201 Forbes Street location on July 5th, 1948.

Annapolis Pediatrics is now a prominent and well-known practice in the Annapolis, mid and southern Anne Arundel County, and Kent Island communities. The practice has grown to over 35 pediatricians and pediatric nurse practitioners in five locations: Annapolis, Crofton, Edgewater, Kent Island and Severna Park.

From day one, Annapolis Pediatrics has strived to maintain their promise of exceptional care for every child, which they define as excellent clinical care combined with a positive customer service experience for their patients and their parents.

It is not uncommon for Annapolis Pediatrics’ providers to care for three generations of families. “One of the joys of working in this practice is watching kids grow up and develop into an amazing array of adults,” says Dr. Samuel Libber. “Many of our patients have parents and occasionally grandparents who remember coming to see us.  It is rewarding to know that we are doing our job taking care of our young people.”

Annapolis Pediatrics celebrates their 70th year anniversary honored to have recently been bestowed with the Capital Readers Choice 2018 award as well as the Chesapeake Family Life “Favorite Doctors” 2018 award.

Annapolis Pediatrics providers and staff share what celebrating 70 years of service means to them:

“What an amazing time it is to be part of this special group! As we celebrate this momentous occasion let us give thanks for the past 70 years and look ahead toward the next 70 years to come by perfecting what works best: Working together, providing Exceptional care to Every child!” – Dr. Sefanit Fassil

“I grew up in the Annapolis Pediatrics family, my mom started with the practice in 1983, I couldn’t be happier that I made the decision to join full time in 2005. Annapolis Pediatrics has always created a welcoming, warm, family atmosphere to work in. I couldn’t imagine working anywhere else! Being a patient myself and now having my own children who are patients, I can say Annapolis Pediatrics has always delivered exceptional care.”   Mandi Carroll, Administrative Training Coordinator

“I was a patient of Dr. Fortier when I was a child and I’ve had the honor and pleasure of being his colleague for the past 2 years. I feel very fortunate to be a part of the Annapolis Pediatrics team!  No one does it better!!!!” – Jennifer Redmond, CPNP, IBCLC

“70 years is quite the testament to the dedication and care that we have and continue to provide to our Annapolis community for decades. Annapolis Pediatrics is more than providing exceptional care to every child, it’s a family and I am so proud to be a part of it. Here’s to 70 more!” – Allison Torre, Clinical Nurse Manager

“I am proud to be part of such a great tradition here at Annapolis Pediatrics. We have definitely grown with the community around us, but our strong commitment to high-quality medicine and to our patients and families can clearly be traced to our founding doctors — namely Dr. Briscoe, Dr. Sutton and Dr. Fortier.” – Dr. James W. Rice

“I feel so lucky to be a part of such a special group who has been doing it right for 70 years! From the patients & their families to the staff & the providers – everyone is exceptional!  I couldn’t imagine working anywhere else.” – Gwyn Reece, CPNP- PC/AC

“Thank you to all the outstanding providers and staff who make Annapolis Pediatrics a great place to work, and an even better place to take care of children.” – Dr. John McGrath

About Annapolis Pediatrics:

For 70 years, Annapolis Pediatrics has provided superior healthcare to infants, children, adolescents, and young adults in Annapolis and the surrounding communities. In some cases, we have cared for three generations of families. We strive to provide high quality medical care, from excellent clinical care to a positive customer experience for our patients and their parents.

We have over 30 physicians and nurse practitioners in 5 locations: Annapolis, Crofton, Edgewater, Severna Park, and Kent Island. We also offer Monday through Friday walk-in hours at our Annapolis office for short sick visits.

For more information, visit us at: