Practices Who Discriminate Against Children

Practices Who Discriminate Against Children

The following is a table of family and pediatric practices within the Frederick County, Maryland area.  The chart identifies whether practices have discriminatory policies against accepting new patients who are either delaying or not vaccinating.

69% of practices in the Frederick County region discriminate against families who do not vaccinate.

Although private practices have the right to refuse service under certain circumstances, refusing service based solely on the decision not to vaccinate is against the guidelines of the AAP, American Association of Pediatrics and ACOG, American College of Obstetriticians and Gynecologists.

AAP, American Association of Pediatrics states the following:

“Although pediatricians have the option of terminating the physician-patient relationship, they cannot do so without giving sufficient advance notice to the patient or custodial parent or legal guardian to permit another health care professional to be secured.  Such decisions should be unusual and generally made only after attempts have been made to work with the family. Families with doubts about immunization should still have access to good medical care, and maintaining the relationship in the face of disagreement conveys respect and at the same time allows the child access to medical care. Furthermore, a continuing relationship allows additional opportunity to discuss the issue of immunization over time.

ACOG, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists have also issued an opinion statement against denying patients care based on vaccination choice:

“In cases where vaccination is declined, although termination of the physician–patient relationship is a possible option, it is often counterproductive and disruptive. Instead, College Fellows have the opportunity to put alternative strategies into place to protect the health of the patient and that of the general community.”


NameNo Vaccination PatientsDelayed Vaccination PatientsAccepting New PatientsCommentsPhoneAddress
Ernesto C TorresDiscriminatesDiscriminatesYes301-662-2252188 Thomas Johnson Dr, Ste 202, Frederick, Maryland 21702
Dr. Steve AlcuriDiscriminatesYesTheir willingness to delay is only for the purpose of not giving several vaccinations at once and not to delay from the CDC’s schedule.301-846-0811198 Thomas Johnson Dr, Ste 14, Frederick, Maryland 21702
Malik Qadir And Ali MdsDiscriminatesDiscriminatesYes301-432-847020311 Lappans Rd, Suite 100, Boonsboro, MD 21713
Frederick Primary Care AssociatesDiscriminatesDiscriminatesYes301-694-760063 Thomas Johnson Dr, Frederick, MD 21702
Frederick Primary Care AssociatesDiscriminatesDiscriminatesYesOffice administrator confirmed they have a written policy refusing service301-834-71884014 Mountville Rd, Jefferson, MD 21755
Frederick Pediatric AssociatesDiscriminatesDiscriminatesYes301-694-060687 Thomas Johnson Dr, Ste 101, Frederick, MD 21702
South Mountain Family PracticeDiscriminatesDiscriminatesYes301-432-06239 Saint Paul St, Boonsboro, MD 21713
South Mountain HealthDiscriminatesDiscriminatesYesBooked out almost 2 months, No new patients who do not vaccinate301-432-68979 Saint Paul St, 2nd Floor, Boonsboro, MD 21713
Middletown Family MedicineDiscriminatesYesKim validated that if you are planning they will see you but if you are not planning to vaccinate then they will not admit you as a new patient.301-371-9000300 South Church St, P.O. Box 20, Middletown MD 21769
Frederick County PediatricsDiscriminatesYes301-882-748911717 Old National Pike, New Market, MD 21774
The Children’s DoctorDiscriminatesYesWe do not accept vaccine refusers but will help delayers to create a vaccine schedule301-432-400021 Wyand Dr, Keedysville, MD 21756
Glade Valley Family PracticeDiscriminatesDiscriminatesYesMembership only place301-898-520015 E Frederick St, Walkersville, MD 21793
The Pediatric Center of FrederickDiscriminatesYesThey’ll work with parents to setup a schedule301-662-01331475 Taney Ave, Ste 201 and 202, Frederick, MD 21702
Kids Care PediatricsYes“We have a lot of parents who do not want to vaccinate”301-696-8813801 Tollhouse Ave, Ste H-6, Frederick, MD 21701
Kaiser Permanente Frederick Medical CenterYesThey will only see people who have Kaiser Permanente Insurance240-529-17007190 Crestwood Blvd., Frederick, MD 21703
Catoctin Medical GroupYesBooked out till 4 months301-696-8802180 Thomas Johnson Dr, Ste 101, Frederick, MD 21702
Johns Hopkins Community Physicians – FrederickYesBooked out 2 months301-696-100045 Thomas Johnson Dr, Ste 109, Frederick, MD 21702
Harpers Ferry Family MedicineYesBooked out 3 months for new patients. We will work with people to spread out and also Dr will still allow you if you do not vaccinate though you may have issues with school enrollment due to WV compulsory vaccination laws.304-535-6343171 Taylor St, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
Potomac Physicians – Frederick Regional Medical CenterYesIt is up to the parents, we’ll ask them to sign a waiver and they may be asked at visits.301-846-0300110 Baughmans Ln, Frederick, MD 2170
Parkview Medical GroupYesAssociated with FMH, head administrator confirmed they have no policy against vaccination240-215-63107211 Bank Court, Ste 230, Frederick, MD 21703
Leesburg Sterling Family PracticeYesSamantha said No issues if you delay or refuse but she said you may be asked each time you visit.540-579-050020 Town Square, Ste 180, Lovettsville, Virginia 20180
Gaia Healing Center – Marianne Rothschild M.D.Yes301-829-18228002 Dollyhyde Rd, Mount Airy, MD 21771