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Drs. Shapiro and Beard

Welcome to the Practice of Drs. Shapiro and Beard

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 (CNMC). 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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About Our Practice

Office Location/Hours:
10801 Lockwood Drive, #230
Silver Spring, MD 20901

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Our Services
Our practice offers comprehensive care from infancy to young adulthood. 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
Our practice was established in Montgomery County in the late 1950s.
When delivering patient care, our goals are to:

  1. Ensure readily available physicians and office staff.
  2. Provide practicing physicians with modern medical information and techniques.
  3. Render medical care with comfort and respect for our little patients.

The physicians of the practice have served Holy Cross Hospital in various positions--Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics, Members of the Executive Committee and other administrative positions.

Dr. Shapiro served on the Executive Committee of the Maryland Chapter of the A.A.P.

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Accepted Health Plans
At Drs. Shapiro & Beard, we participate in many managed care plans and see patients with traditional insurance. 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 or clinician participates with your plan, please contact our office or your insurance company.

  • Alliance
  • Aetna
  • Capital Care
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield of NCA
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield of MD HMO Only
  • Cigna
  • Coventry (Principal)
  • Freestate-Potomac Physicians
  • George Washington
  • Great West
  • Holy Cross Employee
  • Kaiser Select
  • Mamsi-MDIPA-Optimum Choice
  • PHCS
  • Prudential HMO & PPO
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