Who We Are!

At Main Street Pediatrics, we believe in traditional pediatric care and caring. Here's what sets us apart:

  • We work with your hospital for your newborn's care. (We have privileges at Sinai Hospital, Greater Baltimore Medical Center and St. Joseph Medical Center.)
  • We offer you an individual dedicated Board certified pediatrician, who sees you for the vast majority of your visits, gets to know you and coordinates all your care.
  • Only our pediatricians cover our practice, day and night.
  • We regularly communicate with each other, if one of us sees or talks to a family, so your primary pediatrician is aware and can follow-up.
  • We get reports from consultants, hospitals, emergency rooms, urgent care centers, to try to assure your child receives the best care possible.
  • We dedicate an appropriate amount of time for each illness and well visit, so that issues and concerns can be discussed.
  • We make ourselves available by phone 24/7 and by email/messaging via our patient portal for more routine issues.
  • We prefer to see our own patients and assure you receive the careful comprehensive care you deserve for any illness / issue. Call us anytime for urgent issues and we'll figure out how best to proceed. If we can see you and save you from avoidable/expensive urgent care and emergency room visits, we are happy to do so.
  • We will come into the office Saturday and Sunday for illness visits. (Call early on Saturday or Sunday mornings, 8-930am.)
  • You can also now go on-line with the Everseat App and make an appointment with your doctor for the next day (very helpful in the evening or at night).

At Main Street Pediatrics, we offer the best doctors, dedicated to providing the highest quality, comprehensive, and compassionate pediatric care that we can. We love what we do!


Announcements

COVID19 Update 3/21/20

March 21, 2020

The Doctors of Main Street Pediatrics are here to help you with the care and wellness of your children. As we watch the numbers of COVID-19 rise in the US, it is normal to be concerned. Together we can help to limit the spread of this virus and to protect those most vulnerable to this disease.

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How we can use Telehealth

March 30, 2020

Dear Main Street Families,

We hope you are doing well with your personal quarantines. As initial panic, anxiety and disbelief starts to soften into boredom, restlessness and routine, we wanted to thank you on behalf of ALL healthcare providers for staying home when possible to “flatten the curve” here in Maryland.

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Coronavirus Update: 3/12/20

We are starting to see systematic “social distancing” in our world. Schools are closing and events are being canceled in order to minimize the face-to-face contact that leads to respiratory viral disease spread. These are (inconvenient but) generally effective precautions to slow down the spread of disease so that you, your children, and their grandparents are protected AND our medical systems are not overwhelmed by too many people becoming seriously sick all at once.

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Coronavirus Update 2/28/20

Just when influenza is dying down, there is a new virus making headlines. This information is provided to help make what you are hearing less confusing and therefore less scary. The doctors at Main Street Pediatrics are monitoring this global health situation and staying informed of new developments with the help of Lifebridge Health, the State of Maryland Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Our offices are always prepared to help, and we will continue to do whatever is necessary to assist and assure your family’s best heath.

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What is Coronavirus?

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that can infect humans and animals. They are spread by respiratory droplet (sneezes and coughs). It is possible that there are other modes of transmission that are yet to be determined. Coronaviruses cause respiratory (cold-like) symptoms.

What is COVID-19 and why is it in the news?

Viruses do change themselves all the time. (For example, this is why the flu vaccine changes from year to year!) This novel strain of Coronavirus, named COVID-19 (“the Coronavirus that was identified in 2019”) is special because it is a strain of virus originally found in animals that is now infecting humans…and is being transmitted from human to human.

Who is at risk?

Currently, those at greatest risk are those who have had prolonged contact with a person who has confirmed COVID-19 infection and those with recent travel to China, especially the Hubei Province. Those who are elderly and those with compromised immune systems may have more difficulty recovering from this infection

What symptoms does COVID-19 cause?

COVID-19 has been reported to cause a mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough and sometimes difficulty breathing and pneumonia. Sometimes this has progressed to severe respiratory distress and septic shock.

What is the treatment for COVID-19?

The treatment is “supportive”, meaning staying hydrated and treating fever and cough with age appropriate over-the-counter medications. Currently, there is no medicine to cure this viral illness. There is no vaccine currently available and creating one for general distribution will take 12-18 months.

Are children at increased risk?

There is no evidence that children are more susceptible to this virus than adults. Studies thus far have shown that children with confirmed COVID-19 have generally presented with mild symptoms. However as with other respiratory illnesses, children with underlying health conditions (for example, severe asthma, cystic fibrosis, diabetes and sickle cell disease, to name a few) may be at increased risk of more significant infection.

What can I do to protect my children and family?

Practical, routine measures are the best. Since there are no confirmed cases in Maryland right now, we have the opportunity to reinforce these common practical measures

1. Teach your children infection control measures: wash your hands thoroughly (lather with soap for the time it takes to sing “Happy Birthday” TWICE) and frequently (when you come home from work or school, before eating, after being in public spaces, after caring for a sick child or sneezing or coughing into your own hand).

2. Keep kids home when they have symptoms of illness and model the same behavior yourself.

3. Cough or sneeze into your elbow, or a tissue that you throw away and then wash your hands. Teach your kids to do the same.

4. Keep your home well supplied with the regular medications that people need and use.

5. Be sure your children are up to date on the usual and recommended childhood vaccines. This can help prevent other infections that can come after having viral illnesses.

6. Make sure that you have signed up for Main Street Pediatrics health emails so that we can keep you informed.

7. For more information, visit the CDC’s website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html 

We are here to help you navigate this health situation with factual information. When you do read news, be sure it is from a reliable scientific or public health source. Focus on what you can do to prepare to keep your children safe both physically and emotionally. Children read our emotional state and you can help them immensely by avoiding unnecessary panic. Teach them by example that the way we deal with uncertainty and potential medical problems is by listening to public health officials and scientists who best advise us on how to keep ourselves healthy.


Main Street Pediatrics is delighted to offer you Telehealth Services

Main Street Pediatrics is delighted to offer you Telehealth services. Your physician will need to determine if a telehealth type visit (phone and video) would be medically appropriate as well as whether telehealth services are covered by your insurance carrier. If you are interested, please contact our office to inquire further.

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Measles Update

With the first confirmed case of measles in Baltimore, we have had many inquiries from our families about how to protect their children from getting measles. Fortunately, there are clear current guidelines from the Department of Health that we endorse and would like to share with you.

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Flu vaccine is in

We have received our first shipments of flu vaccine. We strongly recommend that everyone over the age of six months, including all caregivers, receive a flu vaccine each year. Flu is the most common infectious cause of significant illness, hospitalization and death every winter. The flu vaccine is the most effective way to reduce the chance of catching the flu. It's also been shown that, even if one still gets the flu illness after vaccination, the illness is a much milder form.

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Main Street named Best Pediatrician for Baltimore's Child Readers Choice Award.

We are excited to announce that Main Street Pediatrices was named best pediatric practice in Baltimore's Child Magazine Readers Choice Awards. Thank you to our families for your ongoing support. We love what we do!

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Office Policy Update

We have recently updated our office policy regarding the privacy of our young adult patients. For our families with adult, or soon to be adult dependents, we ask that you fill out HIPAA privacy paperwork instructing us on how to manage medical information pertaining to their care.

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New App!

There is a new service being offered at Main Street. Everseat is an application you can use on your smartphone that is a family-friendly, convenient and efficient way to select appointments at our offices.


New Patient Portal

We’re excited to offer a new online tool that provides anywhere, anytime access to your personal health records! With our new patient portal, you can manage your health, communicate with your providers and make more informed decisions about your care – 24/7 from any computer, smartphone or tablet.

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Meet Us

The physicians at Main Street are all board certified pediatricians who bring a comprehensive yet individualistic approach to our practice.

  • Daniel Poliakoff
    MD

    Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine

    Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University Health Systems/Children's Hospital of Richmond, Richmond, VA

    Clinical Interests: General Pediatrics, Mental and Behavioral Health, Clinical Hypnosis

    Personal: I enjoy spending time with my wife and three kids, being an active member of our community, studying Jewish law and philosophy, and playing music.

    Office: Foundry Row

  • Dorothy Simonsson
    MD

    Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA

    Residency: MetroHealth Medical Center/Case Western Reserve, Cleveland, OH

    Clinical Interests: General Pediatrics

    Personal: I enjoy spending time with my husband, being involved with our church and traveling abroad.

    Office: Towson

  • Teresa Mark
    MD

    Medical School: Johns Hopkins

    Residency: Johns Hopkins

    Clinical Interests: General Pediatrics

    Personal: I love spending time with my husband David and cuddling with our 2 cats. I enjoy trying new recipes, baking, scrap-booking, and sketching in my free time.

    Office: Towson

  • Teresa Fuller
    MD, PhD

    Medical School: Howard University

    Residency: University of Maryland

    Additional training: Doctorate in physiology, certification in integrative holistic pediatrics

    Clinical interests: Holistic medical care, mental and behavioral health, and nutritional needs for children and adolescents

    Personal: I am married with two children. I enjoy writing, reading, church activities and learning new things.

    Office: Foundry Row

  • Bonnie Orzech
    MD

    Medical School: SUNY Buffalo

    Residency: Johns Hopkins

    Clinical Interests: General Pediatrics

    Personal: I am married with three children and enjoy having fun keeping up with their sports and activities! I also enjoy running, church activities, and school volunteering. 

    Office: Foundry Row

  • Deborah Bittar
    MD

    Medical School: Johns Hopkins

    Residency: Johns Hopkins

    Clinical Interests: Behavioral and developmental pediatrics and adolescent medicine.

    Personal: I am married with three children and I enjoy taking my dog on walks in the park and attending dance and theater events.

    Office: Towson

  • Peter Claybour
    MD

    Medical School: Georgetown University

    Residency: Johns Hopkins

    Clinical Interests: Preventive pediatric and adolescent medicine

    Personal: I am married with two children. In my free time, I coach soccer, play piano and enjoy camping and hiking. 

    Office: Towson

  • Paul Bodnar
    MD

    Medical School: Columbia University

    Residency: Johns Hopkins

    Clinical Interests: The welfare of my patients and families

    Personal: I enjoy classical music, lacrosse, hiking, biking, fine wines, professional bull riding and spending time with my wife, two children and three grandchildren.

    Office: Towson

  • Rose Mulaikal
    MD

    Medical School: Kasturba Medical College, India

    Residency: Baltimore City Hospital (Bayview Medical Center)

    Fellowship: Pediatric Endocrinology, Johns Hopkins.

    Clinical Interests: Adolescent medicine and pediatric endocrinology

    Personal: I am married with two daughters. I enjoy gardening, walking, playing tennis and spending time with family and friends.

    Office: Towson

  • Anthony Vazzano
    MD

    Medical School: UMDNJ, New Jersey Medical School

    Residency: University of Maryland

    Clinical Interests: General Pediatrics

    Personal: I live in Owings Mills with my wife and three children. I enjoy tennis, racquetball, running, playing guitar and sailing.

    Office: Foundry Row

  • Sara Spinner- Block
    MD

    Medical School: Case Western Reserve University

    Residency: Rainbow Babies and Childrens Hospital, Cleveland, OH

    Clinical Interests: Weight management

    Personal: I am married with two sons. My hobbies include yoga, gardening and running.

    Office: Foundry Row

  • Jonathan Surell
    MD

    Medical School: University of Maryland

    Residency: Sinai Hospital of Baltimore

    Fellowship: General Pediatrics, Johns, Hopkins.

    Clinical Interests: School issues, developmental evaluation

    Personal: I am married with three children. My hobbies include travel, listening to music and attending spectator sporting events.

    Office: Towson

What patients are saying about our practice

  • "They are knowledgable, friendly and they care…The staff at this office is great; they are always able to get us in the same day for a sick appointment and are very friendly."
    Google
  • "I love the office staff as well. I have had to make several [urgent] appts and they were always helpful and able to squeeze me in no matter how late in the day I called."
    Vitals
  • "The office staff is consistently friendly and courteous they are good appeasing and relaxing kids. They always accommodate our last minute requests for appointments. The practice is very responsive during urgent situations, at some point, even delaying closing the office to see us for a cut on the eyebrow and took stitches. Office is open late some days during the week and on Saturdays morning."
    Vitals
  • "Recently switched to Main Street Peds and I can't say enough great things about them! The entire office is very nice and accommodating. On two occasions the doctors have called to check in on our kids unexpectedly. Once after an ER visit with our daughter and once after several days of fighting croup. Proving that they really care about their patients."
    Google
  • "The office staff is friendly, phone calls are returned in a timely manner, and go out of their way to deliver top service."
    Yelp
  • "I cannot say enough nice things about Main Street Pediatrics!...I will happily travel to them for the best care around."
    Yelp
  • "We also love The Main Street staff. It is a big practice but we never feel it!"
    MSP Feedback
  • "Main Street Pediatrics has been amazing for our family…We have always been able to get quick appointments when sickness happens and we never wait more than 5 minutes in the waiting room. Waiting room staff are exceptionally pleasant and are always prompt when assisting you with scheduling and checking out. We wouldn't go anywhere else!"
    Yelp
  • "We have also had great experiences with all the staff. The new location is bright and built with kids in mind. The walk-in appointments are always available. Couldn't ask for better care."
    Google
  • "My kids actually enjoy going to see their doctor…All of the staff is helpful and caring and I don't think we've ever waited more than 10 minutes in their waiting room after dozens of visits."
    Google
  • "I love this pediatric office and I definitely made a good choice in choosing it 3 years ago:)"
    Google
  • "…everyone at Main Street Pediatrics is the best, they have great patient service, friendly and prompt."
    Vitals
  • "I never have any trouble getting an appointment for well or sick visits and my phone calls with questions are always returned promptly. We feel very fortunate to have found this practice…"
    RateMD
  • "We were always able to get appointments with Main Street Pediatrics when our boys were sick."
    RateMD
  • "The entire office is friendly and runs with an efficiency that I've never before seen in a doctors office."
    Google
  • "All of his office staff from front end to billing are very friendly and willing to help in any way they can. We never have a problem getting an appointment and they are very quick with return calls to questions. All in all a fantastic pediatric practice!"
    Yelp
  • "They are available for urgent care visits on weekends if needed, and are very knowledgeable and supportive."
    Yelp
  • "We are EXTREMELY happy with Main Street Pediatrics!...Not only do we love our son's doctor but the front desk staff are all so kind...We would recommend them to every parent looking for a reliable doctors office. The whole is office is wonderful."
    Google
  • "I would highly recommend this practice to anyone!"
    RateMD

Towson Office

849 Fairmount Avenue
Dulaney Center 1 Building Suite 100 A
Towson, MD 21286  

Tel: 410-494-1369
Fax: 410-494-2737
Urgent after-hours: 410-494-1362 

Towson Office Hours

Monday:

8:30 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:30 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:30 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

8:30 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

Morning Urgent Care

Sunday:

Morning Urgent Care

Foundry Row Office

10084 Reisterstown Road
Life Bridge Health Building Suite 200 B
Owings Mills, MD 21117  

Tel: 410-526-7993
Fax: 410-526-5144
Urgent after-hours: 410-526-7993  

Foundry Row Office Hours

Monday:

8:30 am-7:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:30 am-7:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:30 am-7:00 pm

Thursday:

8:30 am-7:00 pm

Friday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

9:00 am-12:00 pm

COVID19 Update 5/20/20

The health and well being of our MSP families is our number one priority. The doctors at Main Street are actively following the most current COVID-19 information and guidelines. Based on guidelines set out by Governor Hogan?s Executive Order, the CDC, and the State of Maryland Department of Health, we are very well prepared to care for your children in a safe and effective manner. Please click here for further details 

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