Dr. Wendi Morfitt and her staff welcome you to our website and our practice. We see children from birth through 18 years of age for sick and well visits. Our office aims to provide care on a warm, friendly, personal level. We are located in Purcellville, with easy access from surrounding communities in western Loudoun County.
Look around and explore our website, then register on the patient portal and call to schedule an appointment. We look forward to seeing you!
-We encourage you to bring your children in for routine Well Checks. It's important that we keep them up-to-date on immunizations so we don't get a surge of pertussis, measles or other preventable diseases. We also need to monitor growth and development and perform routine screenings in preparation for their return to school and activities.
-Medical visits, both sick and well, are considered essential needs and our office is taking several precautions to prevent the spread of germs (see previous updates) so you can continue to meet these needs.
-We are expanding the age range for Well Checks, and are now doing them for patients 11 and under. These appointments are for WELL children only. If your child has cough, fever or signs of illness you need to postpone the Well Check and schedule as a Sick Visit if needed.
-We continue to do Well Checks in the mornings and Sick Visits in the afternoon, via telemedicine and car visits.
-Also, we are adjusting our hours and will be closing at 4pm instead of 5pm.
Things continue to change quickly!
Our overall goal is to keep our office free from infection in order to continue offering well checks and to keep our staff healthy. Well checks and vaccines remain VERY important- if we stop or slow down giving vaccines, then we risk having a surge of other (and preventable) infections in our population. Since we have a small office, if our staff gets sick, then we may need to close the office.
Here is a look at our current status:
-We are doing well visits in the morning for children 2 and under. We hope to increase the age range soon.
-We are seeing sick patients in the afternoon, by Telemedicine whenever possible.
-Any sick patients who must be seen in person, either due to their symptoms or if a Telemedicine visit isn't complete enough, we are examining in their personal vehicle.
Of note, nebulizer treatments may make Coronavirus persist longer in the air. For any patients with cold symptoms and nebulizer machines, only give treatments if absolutely needed to help breathing.
We now have Telemedicine capability, which means some visits can be done through video connection from your home. All you need is access to a Chrome or Firefox browser.
These appointments need to be scheduled and will have copays just like a regular office visits. We can't check ears, diagnose strep or listen to hearts and lungs over video, so there are limitations. Our office staff will determine if a visit can be done through Telemedicine.
During this Coronavirus pandemic, our goals are:
1) to continue to provide needed care for your children in a way that helps prevent the spread of Coronavirus and other viruses, and
2) to protect our staff so we can remain healthy and able to care for those who need it.
For the next 2 weeks, we will be doing the following:
-Seeing well children in the morning and sick children in the afternoon
-Rescheduling well visits for children above age 2
-Spacing out our visits to avoid time in the waiting room
-Discouraging visits for routine colds or non-urgent matters.
-Continuing to practice good medicine, which includes not prescribing antibiotics and other medications over the phone.
As things change and evolve, our plan may change too. We are doing our best in uncharted territory, and appreciate your understanding in the way our office is approaching this issue,
A few guidelines regarding Coronavirus:
Remember, the majority of people who get Coronavirus have mild or moderate cold symptoms, that often last longer than the typical cold but resolve on their own.
The primary goal is to prevent transmission. This is done by good hygiene- frequent hand washing, coughing into a sleeve or tissue, frequent cleaning of surfaces- and not spreading the virus from person to person by staying home when sick.
Therefore, if your child has typical cold symptoms- runny nose, congestion, cough, fever less than 102, we recommend you monitor them at home.
Do not schedule an appointment for reassurance or testing. We do not have access to tests, and there is no treatment we can offer for routine cold symptoms.
If your child has fever of 102 or more, concerning cough, pain, or other symptoms that suggest this is more than a typical cold, they should be seen in the office.
We plan to remain open unless we are unable due to staff illnesses.
Information about our providers and a virtual tour of the office
You will love the Patient Portal!
Our practice uses a Patient Portal to provide electronic access to your child's medical records. With your portal account, you will be able to view growth charts, immunization records, and prescription information, as well as update contact information and more.
If you are already established with the practice and do not yet have a portal account, please call us in order to activate it.
To register to become a patient with our practice, click the button below.
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Phone (540) 751-8389
Fax (540) 751-8402