Our child has been a patient to Fairfax Pediatrics for 5 years. While the wait times, and at times seemingly cold nature to the practice there are warm bodies at the practice, in all fairness the nurses are good. The issue with the practice is that its run like your local mechanic. You can go in for one thing but find out you either need to come back and back again, get this and that and be charged repeatedly. Our child was sick most recently and the initial time we visited we tested positive for the flu. We were told to come back 4 days later (high fever) and they wanted to swab again (Yes you read that correctly).....once the flu had finally retreated we were asked to come by to make sure she was 100% fine. We did so, our 3rd visit in 1.5 weeks. Our child was sick again, we called the help line, and were told to come in. This is just 2 weeks after the flu, they wanted to run another flu test (Yes there are different strains but our child exhibited no symptoms that match the flu) and then it was Strep test...all negative. The doctor could not figure out the issue and brushed it off as we were too early ( remember they asked us to come in) or just viral. Two days later, low and behold high fever and coughing.....we are back for another flu swab and strep...thats right our 5th flu test in 2.5 weeks. This time we finally found out an ear infection. My wife asked why we continiously have to pay for errant swab tests and what appears to be shotty service, the response " family comes first"...yes, it does for them when we come in 5 times , 5 co payments later. Does this sound competent or like your local mechanic?