Welcome to Annapolis Pediatrics. We are honored that you have chosen us for the care of your children. Our practice was founded in 1948 by Philip Briscoe, MD.
For over 70 years Annapolis Pediatrics has provided superior healthcare to the infants, children, adolescents, and young adults in Annapolis and surrounding communities. We commonly care for children of former patients, and are proud of the outstanding level of continuity of care Annapolis Pediatrics provides.
We have grown to over 30 physicians and nurse practitioners in 5 locations: Annapolis, Crofton, Edgewater, Severna Park, and Kent Island.
Our mission is "Working Together. Exceptional Care. Every Child." and we believe in four foundations of excellence in pediatric care: quality, convenience, choice, and continuity.
Read our Practice Overview of services below:
- VIRTUAL VISITS
- NEW PATIENTS
- HEALTH INSURANCE/MANAGED CARE PLANS
- PRESCRIPTIONS AND REFILLS
- FORMS AND MEDICAL RECORDS
- ONLINE CONTACT AND REQUESTS
- FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
- NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR QUALITY ASSURANCE (NCQA) PATIENT- CENTERED MEDICAL HOME
- QUESTIONS AND CONTACT
We have a centralized appointment department staffed by experienced appointment schedulers ready to help you when you need to be seen. Sick children can usually be seen the same day. We advise you to call as early in the day as possible if your child is ill. Physical exams must be scheduled in advance, and can be booked out three months in advance. It is the parent’s responsibility to keep appointments for his or her child. We understand that there are occasional circumstances that may keep you from the appointment. When this happens, we request 24 hours advance notice for physical exams and two hours for sick visits. It is our policy to charge $25 for an office visit that is missed without advance notice. The no-show fee for consults and behavioral health is $50. We reserve the right to dismiss a patient from the practice who misses more than two appointments without notice. If a patient arrives fifteen minutes or later past the scheduled appointment time, we reserve the right to reschedule the appointment, based on the overall volume of patients for that day.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Annapolis Pediatrics began providing virtual visits for many types of sick visits, behavioral health visits, asthma checks and follow-ups. For virtual sick visits, if the virtual provider determines that an in-office visit is needed after the virtual visit, then an in-office appointment will be scheduled. A virtual sick visit is important and helps us continue important sick care while pre-screening all sick patients before coming into our offices.
Because these are medical visits that are with a provider, your insurance will be billed for the services provided.
Annapolis Pediatrics believes that finding the right fit with your selected pediatrician is critical to a long-term, successful relationship. Parents of newborns who are considering joining Annapolis Pediatrics are welcome to join us at one of our virtual Prenatal Open House group sessions. Register for an upcoming class on our events page.
New patients are asked to call our main number directly to make your first appointment - 410-263-6363.
New patients can complete their Patient Registration forms packet electronically directly from our Well Child Visits page. Please complete your forms packet online prior to your first appointment to save time during your visit. (If you are unable to complete your forms, please let our staff know when you arrive.) Be sure to bring your insurance card and office co-pay, if applicable. For co-pays and deductibles, we accept cash, personal check, and most major credit cards.
For more information or frequently asked questions, visit our New Patients page.
We participate with the majority of managed care plans in the Washington D.C./Baltimore metro area. If you have any questions, please call our Billing Department at (410) 263-6363, option #7.
- Your insurance plan requires that you present your current insurance card at the time of service.
- Although we will assist you, it is ultimately your responsibility to be aware of the extent of your coverage, limitations and exclusions before the time of service. This includes well child care and immunizations. If services received are not covered by your plan, it is ultimately your financial responsibility to provide payment for these services.
- If you have a co-pay or deductible, your plan’s contract with both our practice and you as the patient requires us to collect this at the time of service.
- Most managed care plans limit our ability to perform lab tests on site. If your child needs a lab test, we will give you the necessary documents and instructions to have this test done at an outside lab. The results will be sent to us and we will notify you.
- With the exception of a medical emergency, referrals will be prepared within three business days of a request. Referrals have expiration dates, so be sure that your appointment with the specialist is within your referral’s expiration period.
- Referrals may be picked up in our office or mailed. We are not permitted to issue retroactive referrals. Please call our billing department if you have any questions.
Refills for all medications require three business days (M-F). Your child may be required to see the doctor or nurse practitioner before a refill is issued. For your convenience, all medications can now be sent electronically to the pharmacy of your choice. Refills can be ordered anytime by calling (410) 263-6363, option 5 or completing an electronic Prescription Refill Request on our website.
Most of our electronic form submissions can be found on our "Contact Us" page.
There is a form fee for completion of school and camp forms. Please allow seven to ten business days from the time of request to complete all forms. Forms needed within 48 hours may be ordered for a stat fee. There is a medical record copy fee per child per chart. Please allow 14 business days for the completion of medical records. Fees must be paid prior to release.
You may access our website “Contact Us” page to submit future appointment requests and additional non-medical requests or questions on the following topics: Prescriptions, Referrals, Medical Records, Immunization Records, Request for Forms Completion.
We will file our charges with your insurance carrier if we contract with the plan. In order to file, we need a current copy of the child’s insurance card at every visit. If you do not have evidence of current insurance with one of our doctors as primary care provider, or if your child is not covered under any insurance, you will be required to pay in full for services at the time of your visit.
Annapolis Pediatrics has received NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long-term, participative relationships.
The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home is a model of primary care that combines teamwork and information technology to improve care, improve patients’ experience of care and reduce costs. Medical homes foster ongoing partnerships between patients and their personal clinicians, instead of approaching care as the sum of episodic office visits. Each patient’s care is overseen by clinician-led care teams that coordinate treatment across the health care system. Research shows that medical homes can lead to higher quality and lower costs and can improve patient and provider reported experiences of care.
If you have any questions about the office, please do not hesitate to call us at 410-263-6363 or submit a general question on our website "Contact Us" page.
We look forward to serving you. Thank you for choosing Annapolis Pediatrics!