Dr. Janine A. Rethy, MD, MPH

Dr. Janine A. Rethy, MD, MPH

Languages: English
Phone: 202-444-8888
Fax: 202-444-4315

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  • Pediatrics
Conditions I Treat
  • abdominal distention
  • abdominal migraine
  • abdominal pain
  • abusive head trauma
  • acne
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Procedures I Perform
  • autism testing
  • birth control counseling
  • camp physicals
  • concussion testing
  • developmental assessment
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About the Provider

Since 2017, Janine A. Rethy, MD, MPH, FAAP, has served as Division Chief, Community Pediatrics, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Georgetown University School of Medicine. She is also Medical Director of the KIDS Mobile Medical Clinic/Ronald McDonald Care Mobile® and its new FITNESS Program. She is the Director of Medical Education for Community Pediatrics.

Dr. Rethy has extensive experience implementing and evaluating best-practice solutions in community and preventive health as well as health systems transformations in the private, non-profit, and public sectors. Throughout her career, she has been committed to decreasing health disparities, helping families and communities to become healthy and thrive, and teaching the next generation of community-oriented health care providers. She is particularly interested in reducing pediatric obesity, increasing breastfeeding, integrating social determinants into the primary care setting, and optimizing health systems delivery and clinical-community linkages.

Dr. Rethy is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, and serves the American Academy of Pediatrics as a Childhood Obesity Advisor for Continuing Health.

About Community Pediatrics
The Division of Community Pediatrics at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital assures that all children in the D.C. area , regardless of insurance status, have access to comprehensive, coordinated and compassionate health care. Through the KIDS Mobile Medical Clinic/Ronald McDonald Care Mobile® and our school-based health clinics, we provide holistic integrated primary care, right in the neighborhoods that need it the most: Wards 4, 6, 7 and 8. And our newest program, —The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile® Focused on FITNESS Program— partners with local schools and families in a yearlong, multidisciplinary effort to transform health proactively through nutrition and physical activity.   

With support from Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington, D.C., and other partners, the Division has served more than 7,000 children since 1992, accounting for more than 60,000 patient visits.
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  • Residency Program: Mount Sinai Medical Center (2006)
  • Medical School: Mount Sinai School of Medicine (2000)
  • Medical School: Mount Sinai Medical Center (2000)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatrics
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    Since the MedStar Health providers span the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia regions, our participation with DC, Maryland and Virginia Medical Assistance programs varies by provider group. Please contact your MedStar Physician’s Office to assist with verifying Medical Assistance participation. If you are enrolled in a Medicaid Managed Care Organization, please contact your Medicaid health plan to verify participation.
Practice Locations
  • 4200 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest
    Suite 200
    Washington, DC 20016
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    Phone: 202-444-2880
    Fax: 202-444-4315

  • 4200 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest
    Suite 400
    Washington, DC 20016
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    Phone: 202-243-3555
    Fax: 202-243-3434

  • 3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
    Gorman Bldg
    Washington, DC 20007
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    Phone: 202-444-7147
    Fax: 202-444-7161

Member of Medical Staff
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital