Cheryl Pradeepika Dias, MD| Pediatrics | MedStar Health

Cheryl Pradeepika Dias, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.9 out of 5 (590 reviews)

Specialties: Pediatrics

Languages: English

(301) 774-8168

Not Accepting New Patients

About me

After completing her residency at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Dr. Dias became chief resident in pediatrics at INOVA Fairfax Hospital.

Philosophy of Care
“My philosophy is to provide excellent care. Patients entrust their care to me. It is important that I meet and exceed their needs as well as satisfy that trust. I truly enjoy being a pediatrician in the community.”

Areas of Clinical Interest

  • Asthma
  • Preventative Care

Certifications and Associations 
  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, FAAP

Clinical areas of focus

  • Behavior Concern
  • Cough
  • Ear Infections
  • Feeding Problems
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Headache
  • Newborn Care
  • Newborn Feeding Problems
  • Seasonal Allergies
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Well Child Exam
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abdominal Bloating
  • Abdominal Cramps
  • Abdominal Distention
  • Abdominal Migraine
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Bowel Movement
  • Abnormal Breathing
  • Abnormal Stool
  • Abnormal Urine Odor
  • Abnormal Weight Loss
  • Abrasion
  • Achy Joints
  • Acne
  • Acquired Ear Deformity
  • Acute Back Pain
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Rhinitis
  • Adolescent Breast Disorders
  • Adolescent Scoliosis
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Contact Dermatitis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis To Pollen
  • Allergic Wheezing
  • Allergies
  • Altered Bowel Habits
  • Always Tired
  • Anemia
  • Animal Bite
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Pain
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Ankle Strain
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Aphthous Ulcers
  • Arm Mass
  • Arm Pain
  • Arm Sprain
  • Arm Strain
  • Arm Weakness
  • Arthralgia
  • Asthma
  • Asthma Flares
  • Asthmatic Bronchitis
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Autism
  • Back Injury
  • Back Muscle Injury
  • Back Muscle Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Back Spasm
  • Bacteria In Urine
  • Bacterial Conjunctivitis
  • Bee Sting Allergy
  • Bee Stings
  • Behavior Concern
  • Behavior Disorders In Children
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Bilateral Knee Pain
  • Birthmark
  • Blister
  • Body Odor
  • Boil
  • Breastfeeding Problems
  • Breathholding Spells
  • Bronchitis
  • Bruising
  • Calf Pain
  • Celiac Diarrhea
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Cellulitis Of Finger
  • Cellulitis Of The Leg
  • Cervical Lymphadenopathy
  • Chronic Cough
  • Chronic Migraines
  • Cold Sore
  • Colic
  • Common Cold
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Constipation
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Cough
  • Cradle Cap
  • Croup
  • Croupy Cough
  • Cystitis
  • Dandruff
  • Decrease In Appetite
  • Delayed Puberty
  • Depressed Mood
  • Depression
  • Destructive Behavior
  • Developmental Delay
  • Diarrhea
  • Disorder Of Upper Respiratory System
  • Disruptive Behavior
  • Distractible
  • Dizziness
  • Dry Cough
  • Dry, Itchy Patches
  • Dyshidrosis
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Dyspepsia
  • Dysuria
  • Ear Discharge
  • Ear Infections
  • Ear Pressure
  • Earache
  • Easy Bruising
  • Eating Disorders
  • Eczema
  • Eczema Herpeticum
  • Elbow Pain
  • Enuresis
  • Environmental Allergies
  • Epigastric Pain
  • Epistaxis
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction (ETD)
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Pain
  • Eye Strain
  • Face Swelling
  • Facial Pain
  • Facial Rash
  • Failure To Thrive
  • Fatigue
  • Febrile Convulsions
  • Feeding Problems
  • Fever
  • Finger Abscess
  • Flatulence
  • Folliculitis
  • Food Allergy
  • Frequency Of Urination
  • Frequent Urinary Tract Infections
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Gluten Intolerance
  • Gluten Sensitivity
  • Growth Disorders
  • Head Congestion
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss
  • Heart Murmur
  • Hematuria
  • Herpetic Whitlow
  • Impacted Cerumen
  • Impetigo
  • Inappropriate Diet And Eating Habits
  • Inattention
  • Infantile Colic
  • Infections (BACTERIAL AND VIRAL)
  • Infectious Mononucleosis
  • Influenza
  • Ingrown Hair
  • Ingrown Nail
  • Insect Allergy
  • Insect Bites And Stings
  • Intertrigo
  • Irritability
  • Itchy Ear
  • Itchy Eyes
  • Jaundice
  • Keratosis Pilaris
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Laryngitis
  • Learning Disorders
  • Leg Pain
  • Lice
  • Lingering Cough
  • Lyme Disease
  • Lymphadenopathy
  • Milk Allergy
  • Missed Periods
  • Mouth Pain
  • Mouth Ulcer
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Nausea
  • Neonatal Acne
  • Newborn Feeding Problems
  • Novel Coronavirus
  • Otalgia
  • Otitis Externa
  • Otitis Media
  • Overweight
  • Palpitations
  • Paronychia
  • Perforated Ear Drum
  • Persistent Asthma
  • Persistent Cough
  • Pertussis
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Poison Ivy
  • Poison Oak
  • Pyelonephritis
  • Rash
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus
  • Rhinitis
  • Ringworm Of Body
  • Ringworm Of Groin
  • Ringworm Of Head
  • Scabies
  • School Anxiety
  • School Related Problems
  • Seasonal Allergies
  • Sensitive Skin
  • Severe Asthma
  • Severe Cough
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)
  • Shortness Of Breath (SOB)
  • Sinus Pain
  • Sinus Pressure
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Abscess
  • Skin Irritations
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Strep Throat
  • Stye
  • Substance Addiction
  • Swelling Of Eyelid
  • Swollen Throat
  • Syncope
  • Tachycardia
  • Teething
  • Tender Lymph Node
  • Tick Bite
  • Tinea Capitis
  • Toilet Training Issues
  • Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Urinary Urgency
  • Urticaria
  • Varicella
  • Vasovagal Syncope
  • Viral Infections
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Weight Problem
  • Wheezing
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Procedures I perform

  • Adolescent Health
  • Autism Testing
  • Biologic Therapy For Asthma
  • Birth Control Counseling
  • Camp Physicals
  • Cerumen Removal
  • Concussion Testing
  • Developmental Assessment
  • Diet And Exercise
  • Diet And Nutrition
  • Examination Of Eyes
  • General Well Visit
  • Health Maintenance
  • Health Screening
  • Healthy Eating
  • HIV Testing
  • Newborn Care
  • Novel Coronavirus Testing
  • Novel Coronavirus Vaccine
  • Novel Coronavirus Vaccine Booster
  • Nutrition And Health
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Physical Exams
  • Preventative Care
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Rapid Strep Test
  • School Physical
  • School Related Vision Screening
  • Sick Visits
  • Sports Physical Exam
  • Travel Vaccination
  • Visual Field Testing
  • Well Child Exam
  • Wellness Check
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Practice locations

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18109 Prince Philip Drive
Suite 375
Olney, MD, 20832

301-774-5800

Fax 855-778-6918

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Insurance

MedStar Health accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Health, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • UnitedHealthcare and AARP Medicare Complete Plans/ UHC Group Medicare Advantage Plans HMO, POS, PPO
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Adv/Special Needs Plans
    • UHC Community Plan of MD
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Medicare Fee for Service
    • Kaiser Virginia Premier
    • Kaiser PermanenteSelect-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature
    • Kaiser Permanente Select
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Plus (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Kaiser Permanente Flexible Choice POS
    • Kaiser MD Medicaid MCO
    • Cigna HealthSpring Medicare Advantage
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • CFBCBS EPO
    • Aetna Better Health of Maryland
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna HMO
    • Open POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open HMO
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • Network OA
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • United Student Resources
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Tricare Prime
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • First Health PPO
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus

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Education

Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatrics

Fellowship: Inova Fairfax Hospital (1994)

Residency: Georgetown University Hospital (1994)

Medical School: Georgetown University School of Dentistry (1990)

Hospital affiliations

Ratings and reviews

  • Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition

    4.9
  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

    4.9
  • Care provider's discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

    4.9
  • Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

    4.9
  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

    4.9
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.9
  • Nov 28, 2023

    We consider Dr. Dias an extension of our family. She has known our children since birth and cares for them as if one of her own. We are eternally grateful for her care. She is irreplaceable.

  • Aug 7, 2023

    Dr. Dias is simply the best. She cares for her patients and we love her.

  • Jul 11, 2023

    Dr. Dias is great