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Moving to a new area can be both exciting and stressful. You've got many things to do as you settle into your new home, and one of the most important is to find a new pediatrician for your children. At Capital Area Pediatrics, we understand that this can be a daunting task, but we're here to help.

Our board-certified pediatricians in five locations across Northern Virginia provide comprehensive care for infants, children, and adolescents up to 21 years old. With Capital Area Pediatrics on their side, families can easily access the resources they need to help children thrive and grow into healthy, productive adults with a focus on preventative, healthy habits. We know that finding a new pediatrician is just one item on your move-in checklist, but we want to make it easy for you and your family.

Finding The Best Pediatrician in Ashburn, VA

If you’ve recently moved to Ashburn, Virginia, our Ryan Park/Ashburn office is the perfect place to bring your children to establish care. We offer a wide range of services; whether your young one needs a routine check-up, has a chronic condition, or suffers an injury, Capital Area Pediatrics has got you covered. Some of the services you can expect at all Capital Area Pediatric locations are:

  • Well-Child Visits
    Well-child visits are annual exams offered by your pediatrician, more frequently for newborns and young children. This visit ensures that preventative care like immunizations, sleeping habits, discussions about nutrition and exercise habits, and more are taken care of. You can also address any delays in your child’s development and get answers to any questions you may have.
  • Sick Visits 
    While it is important to practice preventative care, a child inevitably feels sick or under the weather from time to time. Children and adolescents often catch colds, sustain injuries like sprains and strain, have unexplained rashes, or experience other sudden ailments. When this occurs, your Ryan Park / Ashburn pediatrician will be there for you. 
  • Sports Physicals
    Sports physicals allow pediatricians to evaluate your child to determine whether they are healthy enough to participate in a sport. In the state of Virginia, sports physicals are required by many individual schools and by the Virginia High School League (VHSL) before a child participates in a sport. If your children have decided to get involved in sports at their new school, they will likely need sports physicals before they can join. 
  • Specialty & Chronic Care
    Sometimes, your child deals with more than just an acute cold or flu. If your child is struggling with chronic issues like asthma, constipation, eczema, and more, they will require specialized, long-term care. Capital Area Pediatrics offers treatment for a variety of complex or chronic conditions to keep your child in good health.
  • Learning and Attention Disorders
    Attention and learning disorders can make it very hard for children to perform well in school and learn the material. As your child begins a new school, it is important that they receive the care and support they need to be successful. Your Ryan Park /Ashburn pediatrician can diagnose your child and provide helpful resources for them to manage their diagnosis. 
  • Mental Health Concerns 
    No matter their age, if you are wondering about the source of your child's behaviors, you can discuss your concerns with your Ryan Park / Ashburn pediatrician. Anxiety and depression are the most commonly diagnosed mental disorders in children. The symptoms can manifest differently for each child and can be especially unique in teenagers. Identifying mental disorders and treating them in children can be very tricky, but we at Capital Area Pediatrics are prepared to help you and your child.

We also provide same-day sick visits so you can get your child the care they need as soon as possible. We offer all of these services and more at each of our locations, but finding the pediatrician closest to you is important for building your new life in Ashburn, VA. Our Ryan Park office is located at 43480 Yukon Drive, Suite 206, Ashburn, VA 20147. You can schedule your appointment online or give us a call at (703) 723-3201.

Meet The Pediatricians at Capital Area Pediatrics - Ryan Park Office

At Capital Area Pediatrics, each location’s care team is dedicated to providing you with outstanding care in sickness and health. When you visit the Ashburn / Ryan Park office, you can rest assured that the providers will welcome you with open arms. You will meet providers like:

  • Shirley Christian, MD, FAAP
    Dr. Shirley L. Christian, FAAP, is a board-certified pediatric physician who began practicing at the Ryan Park office in 2003. She completed her pediatric residency at Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children in 2002, where she was named Resident of the Year. Dr. Christian's special interests are infectious diseases and newborn care, and she enjoys travel, reading, and spending time with her family, especially her two sons! 
  • Priya Gowda-Boylan, MD, FAAP 
    Priya Gowda-Boylan is a board-certified pediatrician who began practicing with the  Ryan Park / Ashburn office of Capital Area Pediatrics in 2017. Dr. Gowda-Boylan completed her pediatric residency at Inova Children’s Hospital, where she was the recipient of the Top Resident Teacher Award in 2011. She obtained her medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia, where she was the recipient of the Drs. Keim and Schwartz Pediatric Award in 2009. Her professional interests include newborn care and nutrition counseling. She is a strong believer in primary care and preventative medicine, and she loves building relationships with families and watching her patients grow and develop. Dr. Gowda-Boylan enjoys activities with her children, swimming, water parks, and going to the gym.
  • Lisa Hill, MD, FAAP
    Lisa Hill kindly regards the doctors at Capital Area Pediatrics as a part of her family, as she has been a physician at the Ryan Park office for 22 years. She completed her pediatric residency at Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children in 2001. Her medical degree was obtained from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 1998. She enjoys helping her patients achieve their health and wellness goals, and believes that the diversity of the Ryan Park office allows the staff and providers to relate to a wide variety of patients and their families. Lisa wants parents to know that parenting is not for the faint of heart, and all you can do is your best, which changes each day.
  • Cindy Kim, MD, FAAP 
    Dr. Cindy H. Kim, FAAP, is a board-certified pediatric physician who began practicing at Capital Area Pediatrics in 2004. Dr. Kim completed her pediatric residency at Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children in 2004. She received her Medical Degree from the Medical College of Virginia in 2001, and she graduated with Honors from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1997. She is bilingual in Korean and English and she has a special interest in newborn care and childhood development. She and her husband, a dentist in Sterling, have three children. She enjoys spending lots of time with family and friends and, in her free time, has an interest in traveling and crafts.
  • Courtney Moats, MD, FAAP
    Dr. Courtney Moats, FAAP (formerly known as Dr. Harwell) is a board-certified pediatric physician who began practicing with the Ryan Park / Ashburn office of Capital Area Pediatrics in 2011. Before joining CAP, Dr. Moats studied at Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters in Norfolk, VA, where she completed a pediatric residency in 2011 and a pediatric internship in 2009. Before that, she graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School, receiving a medical degree in 2008 and a master's degree in biomedical sciences in 2004. Dr. Moats was born in Plano, Texas, but grew up in Herndon, VA where she attended Herndon High School. She loves living so close to her family again and watching her nephews and niece grow up. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling abroad and hanging out with friends and family.
  • Carolina Pillion, MD, FAAP
    Dr. Carolina Pillion, FAAP is a board-certified pediatric physician who joined Capital Area Pediatrics in 2013. Dr. Pillion completed her medical degree at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX, and her pediatric residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, TX. Dr. Pillion is fluent in Spanish and enjoys spending time with family, cooking, traveling, and hiking in her spare time.
  • Pamela Barstow, FNP-BC, CLC 
    Pamela Barstow is a family nurse practitioner and certified lactation consultant who has been with Capital Area Pediatrics for five years. She began her nursing career as a labor and delivery nurse for nine years before completing her Master of Science in Nursing in 2015. She specializes in mental health and teen gynecological care. As a military spouse who has moved frequently, Pamela has an understanding and a passion for continuity of care. She values and enjoys developing relationships with her patients and their families. Pamela believes laughter is the best medicine, and she will always have your child’s health and best interest at heart. She, like all of our providers, truly cares for the families she works with and is always looking for ways to improve their care.

No matter which provider you choose, our pediatricians will make your family’s transition to life in Ashburn as easy and enjoyable as possible. We offer extensive, compassionate care while keeping your visit quick and convenient so you can get back to exploring your new home.

Learning the Area of Ashburn, VA - Where are Nearby Hospitals & Pharmacies?

As you make your move to Ashburn, VA, your local Capital Area Pediatrician can help you learn the lay of the land, as many of them grew up and live nearby. A few of the convenient things about our office that both providers and patients love are its ample parking, nearby pharmacies, and the proximity to Inova Loudoun Hospital and Inova Healthplex for emergencies. Besides having accessible healthcare near you, there are many things to explore with your family in the Ryan Park / Ashburn area.

When you move your family to Ashburn, VA, you have the opportunity to enroll your children in one of the top-rated school districts in the region. Loudoun County public schools are ranked highly among the best and safest school districts in Virginia. You can rest assured that your children are in good hands in a productive learning environment, and if they experience any learning difficulties, Capital Area Pediatrics will be nearby to help.

The Ashburn area is filled with scenic parks and trails, like Ashburn Park and Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve, for you to have a fun day outdoors with your family, especially as summer comes around. If you’re looking to stay cool indoors, there are plenty of fun activities for your kids like gymnastic centers, indoor adventure parks, laser tag, zoos, museums, and more.

What’s Happening in Ryan Park? | Family Events in Ashburn, VA

There are also plenty of events to look forward to this summer, like outdoor children’s yoga for families on June 6th at Central Park, or a series of kids’ concerts (opens in a new tab)happening every Monday at the Easthampton Plaza from June 6th to August 29th. We are certain that you will enjoy all that Ashburn, VA has to offer, and the pediatricians at our Ryan Park / Ashburn office are committed to doing everything they can to make this place feel like home.

Ryan Park/Ashburn is just one of our five surrounding locations of Capital Area Pediatrics. No matter where you go, we offer the same services, and more importantly, the same level of compassionate care at each of our offices in Falls Church, Herndon, Ryan Park/Ashburn, Sleepy Hollow, and Vienna. Capital Area Pediatrics is more than just your local doctor: we put your family’s health and wellbeing first and care for you as one of our own.

If your child needs pediatric care, Capital Area Pediatrics offers top-tier pediatric care to families at five surrounding locations throughout Northern Virginia. Our dedicated team is committed to providing everything from adolescent care to wellness visits for your child. All of our providers, including those at our Ryan Park/Ashburn location, are accepting new patients and would be happy to reconnect with our existing families. Request an appointment online, or find a location near you today.