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Drs. Hamburger, Kaplan, Ratner, Schoonover, and Wagner

Welcome to the practice of Drs. Hamburger, Kaplan, Ratner, Schoonover, and Wagner

Our Mission: Children's Pediatricians & Associates' (CP&A) mission is to provide high-quality care and services to enhance the health and well being of children and adolescents. Our purpose is accomplished through a mutually beneficial and positive relationship with Children's National Medical Center. 


 

About Our Practice

 
                    



  • Jeannie Chang-Pitter MD, FAAP
    • Joined CP&A Foggy Bottom in 2009
    • Attended medical school at Stanford University
    • Trained in General Pediatrics at University of California, San Francisco
    • Her interests include: Adolescent health, HIV/AIDS, global health, and medical education
    • Additional Languages: Spanish




  • Lauren Elder, PNP
    • Has been a provider at CP&A Foggy Bottom since 2011
    • Attended nursing school at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (BSN) and Catholic University of America (MSN)
    • Certifications: PNCB board certified, NAPNAP member
    • Her interests include: Patient education, preventative medicine





  • Ellen Hamburger, MD, FAAP 
    • Has been a provider at CP&A Foggy Bottom since its founding in 2002
    • Attended medical school at University of Pennsylvania 
    • Trained in General Pediatrics at Children's National Medical Center 
    • Her interests include: Global Health, Prematurity, Childhood Development, and Medical Education
    • Additional Languages: French



  • Jennifer Kaplan, MD, FAAP
    • Has been a provider at CP&A Foggy Bottom since its founding in 2002
    • Attended medical school at George Washington University
    • Trained in General Pediatrics at Children's National Medical Center
    • Her interests include: Adolescent health, Medical Economics



  • Ellen O'Brien, MD 
    • Has been a provider at CP&A Foggy Bottom since 2011
    • Attended medical school at Georgetown University
    • Trained in General Pediatrics at Children's National Medical Center, Primary Care Track
    • Her interests include: Pediatric Safety, Hyperlipidemia, Preventive Medicine, and Medical Education. 


  • Judith Ratner, MD, FAAP
    • Has been a provider at CP&A Foggy Bottom since its founding in 2002
    • Attended medical school at University of California, San Diego
    • Trained in General Pediatrics at Children's National Medical Center
    • Her interests include: Adolescent health
    • Other Education/Certifications: Board Certified in Adolescent Medicine



  • Lynne Schoonover, MD, FAAP
    • Has been a provider at CP&A Foggy Bottom since its founding in 2002
    • Attended medical school at University of Virginia
    • Trained in General Pediatrics at Children's National Medical Center
    • Her interests include: Adoption, School Issues.
    • Other Education/Certifications: Master of Science, Penn State, and Master of Arts, UC Berkeley

  • Edward Sepe, MD, FAAP
    • Has been a provider at CP&A Foggy Bottom since 2005
    • Attended medical school at University of California, San Francisco
    • Trained in General Pediatrics at Children's National Medical Center
    • His interests include: Health Information Technology, Medical Education, Tobacco Control, Latino Health.
    • Other Education/Certifications: Master of Science, University of California Berkeley
    • Additional Languages: Spanish



  • Rachel Shnider, MD 
    • Has been a provider at CP&A Foggy Bottom since 2011
    • Attended medical school at George Washington University
    • Trained in General Pediatrics at Children's National Medical Center, Primary Care Track
    • Her interests include: Adolescent Health, Newborn Care, SIDS, 


  • Bethany Skelton, RN, PNP
    • Has been a provider at CP&A Foggy Bottom since 2008
    • Attended nursing school at Yale School of Nursing
    • Certifications: PNCB board certified, NAPNAP member
    • Her interests include: preventative medicine, Education



  • Eleanor Smith-Khuri, MD, FAAP
    • Has been a provider at CP&A Foggy Bottom since 2007
    • Attended medical school at Columbia University
    • Trained in General Pediatrics at Children's National Medical Center
    • Her interests include: Injury Prevention, Environmental Health, and Medical Education


  • Teekie Wagner, MD, FAAP 
    • Has been a provider at CP&A Foggy Bottom since its founding in 2002
    • Attended medical school at University of Louisville, Kentucky
    • Trained in General Pediatrics at University of Alabama.
    • Her interests include: Medical Education


About Our Practice


Office Location
2141 K Street, N.W., Suite 401
Washington, DC 20037

Phone: 202-833-4543 (Appointments, Medical Advice, Refills, Referral Questions)
Fax: 202-833-8977
Urgent Care: 202-833-4543 (After Hours)

We are two blocks from the Foggy Bottom Metro Station.

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (for urgent care only)

Metro Driving Directions



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Our Services
We provide care to children and adolescents from birth to 21 years of age. Our services include:
  • Preventive health care, including immunization and laboratory screening tests
  • Urgent Visit Care
  • Management of chronic illnesses such as asthma, ADHD, and developmental disabilities
  • Comprehensive adolescent health care including gynecologic care as needed
  • Prenatal counseling**
  • Allergy shots
  • Ear Piercing** 
  • e-Prescribing with our state of the art Electronic Health Record
  • Health Form Completion at Point of Care! Bring your health form in for any scheduled well child visit and we'll complete it by the end of the visit
**These services may not be covered by commercial or public insurance and may require an additional fee prior to service being rendered

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Specialty Referrals

If your child needs a referral to a specialist, because of our affiliation with Children’s National, we can often facilitate a timely referral to their specialists. Our goal is to make every effort to schedule appointments for our patients with Children’s National specialists.  When necessary, we can provide you with a list of specialists in the area who we recommend when we are unable to get a timely specialty appointment at Children’s National. Please note that when scheduling an appointment with a specialist, you need to verify that that provider participates with your insurance. If you have an HMO or POS plan, you will also need to call our office and select the correct extension to request a referral at least 48 hours before the specialist appointment. If you have any questions regarding referrals, please contact your insurance carrier.

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Our Philosophy and Culture

Doctors Chang-Pitter, Hamburger, Kaplan,O'Brien,  Ratner, Schoonover, Sepe, Shnider, Smith-Khuri and Wagner are board-certified pediatricians dedicated to providing excellent comprehensive primary care to the children and adolescents of the Washington, DC metropolitan area. We work with our pediatric nurse practitioners,Bethany Skelton and Lauren Elder, as well as a wonderful nursing staff to meet the needs of our very diverse group of patients. We schedule well child care visits in accordance with the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics. In addition, we provide training in Primary Care Pediatrics to resident physicians from Children's Hospital who see patients with us in our practice. This mutually beneficial relationship keeps us constantly informed of new developments in pediatrics through a weekly conference schedule and on-site teaching by specialists from Children's Hospital.

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Our History
Our practice has been in existence for nearly 30 years. Until October of 2002, we were known collectively as "GW Pediatrics," and we were located at the GW Ambulatory Care Center. Five of our physicians have been with our group for more than 14 years. Our affiliation with the Children's National Medical Center Residency program began in 1979. Our downtown location allows us to conveniently serve families from Maryland, Virginia, and DC. 

We moved to our current space on K Street in October of 2002.

 In April of 2009, we added additional office space to better serve our patients on the 3rd floor in Suite 301B. This coincided with the addition of new providers, Drs. Chang-Pitter, Smith-Khuri, and our nurse practitioner, Beth Skelton.

In the Summer of 2011, we are proud to welcome Drs. O'Brien and Shnider along with Lauren Elder, PNP to our practice. 

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Accepted Health Plans
We participate in most commercial health insurance plans, both PPOs and HMOs, as well as Medicaid programs. If you are a new patient, please call our office to verify that we can participate in your care.

  • Aetna HMO/QPOS
  • Aetna PPO
  • Alliance
  • Amerigroup
  • BlueCross BlueShield DC - CareFirst Blue Choice
  • Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Maryland
  • Chartered Health Care - D.C.
  • CIGNA
  • Community Care Net
  • Federal Contract Employees Benefits - FCE BEN
  • First Health
  • Helath Care for Children with Special Needs
  • HealthRight
  • Johns Hopkins
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • MDIPA - HMO
  • Optimum Choice - HMO
  • MAMSI
  • Medicaid - D.C.
  • Medicaid - Maryland
  • Medicaid - V.A.
  • NCPPO
  • National Preferred Provide Network - NPPN
  • Private Health Care Services - PHCS
  • TriCare
  • Unity Health Network
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care, International
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