At Spring Valley Pediatrics we emphasize the importance of individualized, personalized care. Our doctors are committed to providing the best possible care for your children and recognize that continuity of care is one of the best ways to achieve this goal. Children do best when they know what to expect. Therefore, typically, you and your child will see his or her “own” doctor and nurse at every visit.

Prenatal Visits

spring-valley-pediatrics-pregnant-woman-57529Congratulations! You’re having a baby! Choosing a pediatrician is an important decision. We encourage expectant parents to schedule a complimentary prenatal visit in our office. This visit allows you to become acquainted with the physician, to ask questions about the care of your child, and to learn about our practice. Please call our office at 202-966-5000 to arrange your prenatal visit.

We look forward to getting to know you and caring for your family!

Newborn Care in the Hospital

adorable-baby-beautiful-boy-41000Our doctors care for newborns at Sibley Memorial Hospital and Georgetown University Medical Center. Our newborns at George Washington University Hospital, INOVA Fairfax, and Holy Cross Hospital are seen by the pediatric hospitalists. When you pre-register or arrive at the hospital for your delivery, be sure to inform them of the pediatrician’s name so that they may contact our practice when your baby is born. We will see you and your baby within 24 hours and continue to care for your baby throughout your stay.

Comprehensive Medical Care for Children from Birth to Young Adulthood

We offer the following services:

  • Well child care
  • Immunizations
  • Sick Visits
  • Travel Consultations
  • Allergy Shots
  • School, camp, and sports physical examinations

Clinical Laboratory

spring-valley-pediatrics-labSpring Valley Pediatrics has an in-office laboratory providing a wide variety of laboratory testing as well as specimen collection for samples sent to reference labs. The lab is accredited as a “Moderate Complexity Laboratory” by the Commission on Office Laboratory Accreditation.

Accreditation is given only to laboratories that apply rigid standards of quality in day-to-day operations, demonstrate continued accuracy in the performance of proficiency testing, and pass a rigorous on-site laboratory survey every two years. Recently, our lab received a “Perfect Survey”; the highest possible accreditation score. The lab has an experienced staff of Medical Technologists and a phlebotomist who have a combined experience of more than 50 years.


doctor-medical-medicine-health-42273All of the pediatricians at Spring Valley Pediatrics are trained in the management of common medical and mental health related problems in children including sleep problems, school problems, behavior issues, eating disorders, learning disabilities and attention deficit disorder management. Most of these issues will be handled by your doctor here in our practice.

If we feel that your child’s care would benefit from consultation with a medical or mental health sub-specialist, we will help you schedule an appointment with an appropriate pediatric specialist. We work closely with most pediatric sub-specialists in the Baltimore-Washington area and will facilitate getting your child the care he or she needs from reliable consultants.

Travel Immunization Services

Are you planning any INTERNATIONAL travel?

We will review your itinerary and discuss any health and safety recommendations. We will update any necessary routine immunizations, as well as provide any vaccines recommended for your travel. In addition to all routine vaccinations, we provide Typhoid, Rabies, and Japanese Encephalitis vaccines.

In addition, we are a certified by the DC Department of Health to administer the Yellow Fever Vaccine and we will provide you with a certificate which is good for 10 years.

Our travel immunization services are available to Spring Valley Pediatrics patients and their family members.

"Dr. Van Vleck thinks ahead to help my daughters prepare for summer, for social dynamics, athletics, and other things that go along with their ages. She provides 360 degrees of care in a kind and respectful manner." -M.C.

"We have been patients for 7 years and would not think about switching practices. The level of detail and advocacy that Dr. Sexter gives is most impressive. She is the best! We sleep better knowing that our son is in Dr. Sexter’s care. I’m so happy we found her." -D.Z.

"The kids both love seeing Dr. Long and she is always so thorough. It’s always a wonderful experience." -L.G.

"We love Spring Valley Pediatrics overall. We have always had great experiences and they are so willing to take the extra time with us every time we are sick. Our pediatrician, Dr. Caroline Van Vleck is the best pediatrician we have ever had. She cares for my children as if they were her own." -C.S.

"Dr. Sexter has always been pleasant, attentive and patient with my daughters as patients, and very patient with me when I have questions. She is thorough and always takes the necessary time to accurately diagnose my child. Her nurse Jennifer is exceptionally responsive, helpful, and the office is very well organized." -J.F.

"We are so grateful for the wonderful and dedicated care that Dr. Sexter has given to our daughter over the years — we could come to her with any problem, and she always helped her in such a compassionate and brilliant way. And we have always found the Spring Valley practice so lovely and accommodating, from the great nurses, to the lab, weekend hours, and morning call in times." –M.G.

"Dr. Long was very likable and easy to talk to. She immediately made my 5-year old feel comfortable. She explained things clearly and was a pleasure in general." -L.B.

"Dr. Long is always great with my daughter and very thorough. She is never rushed and always takes the time necessary to treat my daughter." -J.W.

"Dr. Palumbo has been my children’s pediatrician for 10 years. He is great with all the kids. He spends time during the visits. He is extremely patient and overall a great and reassuring doctor." -M.S.

"I brought in my sick and unhappy ten month old for a visit. We were able to easily schedule an appointment to get in quickly to see the doctor. Dr. Palumbo was so comforting to her while he examined her. It’s never fun to have a sick child, but Dr. Palumbo and Spring Valley Pediatrics ensure that our children are seen quickly and are well cared for." -D.B.

"Dr. Palumbo is holistic, wisely conservative with medication, and discusses avenues to pursue with patient and parent." -N.Y.

"We’ve been seeing Dr. Warfield for 12 years and really couldn’t be happier with his care. He is diligent in diagnosis, willing to listen and very thorough. He is compassionate with the children and they love him." -N.S.

"Dr. Warfield is an exceptional pediatrician. He relates well to both the children and their parents by making both feel at ease in sometimes difficult situations. I feel free to call the office day and night with any questions and I know I will get a quick and thoughtful response." -A.M.

"Dr. Warfield is a great physician. He is so gentle with our children and I always feel like they are in excellent care with him. He always takes the time to listen to my concerns, evaluate the situation, and thoughtfully discuss the possibilities." -J.M.

"Dr. Warfield is a warm and engaging physician, always happy to spend time getting to know the patient. He is a very kind and helpful man, an amazing doctor who will listen and follow up." -F.L.

"We have been seeing Dr. Warfield since my son was born 11 years ago. He always takes the time to do a thorough examination and answer any questions we have. He is knowledgeable and extremely kind. We have total confidence in Dr. Warfield and recommend him to all our friends. He is also really great with kids." -R.P.

"The doctors at Spring Valley Pediatrics are fantastic, caring, responsible, and responsive. Overall we have a great experience every time we come." -Z.Y.

"The practice will always let us schedule same day appointments and they are always able to fit us in. All the doctors are very kind and willing to spend extra time answering my questions." -N.C.

"I love that I can call in the morning and speak to my doctor directly during their call-in time. I never have a problem getting an appointment." -T.W.

"The doctors at Spring Valley Pediatrics have been wonderful in guiding both of my children - and us, as parents -- through complex chronic illnesses. We have two children in their 20’s now and we will greatly miss the care we have received." –M.G.

"We LOVE Dr. Sexter!! This is one of the best practices in the entire metropolitan area. We saw Dr. Palumbo for years before switching to Dr. Sexter several years ago when my daughter (entering adolescence) requested a female doctor. They are both superb." –P.G.

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