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Our top priority is the health of our patients, providers, staff and community. TELEVISITS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AS AN OPTION FOR APPOINTMENTS. LEARN MORE, AND GET THE LATEST COVID-19 UPDATES.


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Breastfeeding Group Tuesday 6/30

Breastfeeding group is started up again. It is on Tuesdays from 10:45 AM until 11:45 AM. For social distancing, we are limiting to 4 moms. Please sign up using the schedule button at the top of the page. You have to scroll all the way down since it is the last service on the list.

Covid-19 testing

We are doing testing at a car-visit in front of the office for any patient who wants one. If the child is currently sick, the test is a painful nasal swab. If the child was sick over 4 weeks ago, we have a finger stick test and a blood draw that can be sent to LabCorp. The nasal swab has a 40% false negative rate. The finger stick is not approved by the FDA, and costs $25 if not covered by insurance. The maker of the test says it is very accurate but the FDA has not weighed in. The LabCorp test is covered by the FDA but we are not sure how accurate it is.

Welcome to Advocare Fairmount Pediatrics!

We are a community-based Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine practice established in 2009, serving the Fairmount, Spring Garden, Francisville, and surrounding communities of Philadelphia. Our goal is to provide excellent, accessible, comprehensive medical care to infants, children and teens in our community. We care for young people from birth through their 21st year. Our philosophy is threefold:
  1. Excellent medical care is our top priority. We maintain thorough and up-to-date standards of care in all that we do.
  2. Communication is paramount. We strive to keep open, clear lines of communication with parents and with children in our practice.
  3. Parents matter. In all that we do, we seek to support our patients’ parents, providing you with the services you need to care for your child.
The program at Advocare Fairmount Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine includes a unique offering: the Affiliate Program, in which a variety of providers care for patients on-site, within the FPAM office. These providers include a physical therapist, a speech therapist, a behavioral therapist, a homeopath, a psychologist, a lactation counselor, a nutritionist, and a craniosacral therapist. These offerings do not replace high quality pediatric care, but rather add to it, offering a truly holistic approach to health.

News & Announcements

Our new Advocare portal is up and working! Click the "Patient Portal" button above to register.
Fairmount Pediatrics every Tuesday, 10:45-11:45 am.
For social distancing, we are limiting the group to 4 moms. Please sign up using the scheduling button. It is the last service so you have to scroll all the way down. The cost is $15, payable with cash or check.
For more information, visit our "New Patients" page.
For the latest office news and useful medical information.
This has now been corrected! If you have Health Partners, please contact your insurance and ask to be assigned to Advocare Fairmount Pediatrics as your primary care.
For 9 to 13 year olds with big emotions! It's not too late to sign up. Please contact
For more information, visit our "Appointments" page.
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