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Drs. Simrel, Rainey, Nichols, and During

Welcome to the Practice of Drs. Simrel, Rainey, Nichols, and During
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. Under experienced physician and management leadership, CP&A shall remain financially stable and maintain the highest ethical standards so that we may strengthen the physician-patient relationship through continuity of care, patient education and advocacy, and practice management.

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Office Hours/Location
We have 2 convenient locations in Southeast Washington, DC and Clinton, MD to serve you:

9015 Woodyard Road, #111
Clinton, MD 20735
Phone: 301-599-0900

Office Hours:
Monday: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

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2600 Naylor Road, SE
Washington, DC 20020
Phone: 202-582-6800

Office Hours:
Monday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday: 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday: 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

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Our Services
Our practice offers comprehensive care from infancy to young adulthood (age 21). Our services are designed to ensure the healthy development of each child by:

  • Screening for health conditions
  • Administering immunizations against common illnesses
  • Counseling parents on nutrition, safety, and other important topics
  • Diagnosing and managing acute and chronic illnesses

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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 History
    In July, 1999, Dr. Robert Hudson (retired) and Dr. Kermit Simrel (formerly Drs. Crawford Hudson, P.C.) became affiliated with Children's Pediatricians and Associates, a subsidiary of Children's National Medical Center. That affiliation was the result of past participation in The Children's National Health Network.

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    Accepted Health Plans
    We participate in many managed care and traditional insurances. Many plans require that you make a copayment at the time of your visit. To make it as easy as possible for you, we accept cash, checks, and most major credit cards at our offices.

    Some insurance plans may require that you get authorization from them before you visit us. Since this differs by plan, please check with your insurance company so you can receive complete benefits from your coverage. We also have trained in-house specialists who can answer many of your insurance questions.

    Our practice participates with the following plans. To find out if a particular physician participates with your plan, please contact our office or your insurance company.

    • Aetna
    • Affordable Care
    • Alliance PPO
    • Care First BCBS
    • Cigna
    • DC Medicaid: Medstar; Trusted; AmeriHealth
    • GEHA
    • Health Services for Children with Special Needs
    • Humana
    • Kaiser
    • Mail Handlers
    • Mamsi/Mamsi/Mamsova
    • Maryland Medicaid: United Health Care; Amerigroup; Priority Partners; Md Physicians Care
    • MDIPA
    • National Capital PPO
    • Optimum Choice
    • Private Healthcare Systems
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