Medical Advice For Curious Moms


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It all started when Jamie Freishtat and Rachel Schreiber realized that they were becoming the go-to moms for friends in search of health advice for their kids.

The two women, both mothers of two young sons and doctors who first met in medical school, said they often found themselves giving quick tips to other moms while they waited in the pre-school carpool line.

‘‘We could help on an individual basis, question by question, but we thought it would be so nice if we could offer information on a broader scale,” said Schreiber, 36, a Rockville resident who has a practice in Germantown.

Before long, the idea turned into a Web site: mommydocs.com, a health information site for parents. Both women agree that the site is far from a WebMD. Rather, it fills a need for moms who have access to good healthcare and physicians, but who would rather not wake up their doctors at 2 a.m. with what may be a small concern. The site covers topics such as separation anxiety, potty training, allergies and ear infections.

‘‘We’re out there to help give information and to be there for moms – and to give that information from the standpoint of a mom going through it, too,” Schreiber said.


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