We are happy to announce our new practice name: 

Next Step Pediatrics

New name, same great practice!



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Next Step Pediatrics Towson office has moved across the hall!

We are now located in Suite 311, just down the hall on the left, in the Osler Medical Builing (7600 Osler Dr, Towson, MD 21204)

At Next Step Pediatrics, we offer a full spectrum of pediatric care including prenatal visits for expecting parents, well-child and sports physicals, immunizations and same day sick appointments. Our caring team is committed to providing quality service in a comfortable office setting where children and parents can feel at ease. We also set aside time to equip parents with the tools and resources necessary for the development of healthy children from birth through adolescence.

We know that parents and children lead busy lives and are committed to making our practice convenient and accessible for your family. We have two convenient locations and are open four late nights and Saturday mornings. Our team is available days, nights and weekends to answer questions or address emergencies.

When you choose Next Step Pediatrics, you can feel confident that you are teaming with knowledgeable, compassionate providers who have dedicated their careers to child-focused health care.   

Please do not hesitate to contact our office with questions or concerns or to schedule an appointment

  • Jeffries Bucci, M.D.
  • Melissa Lancer, M.D.
  • Kathleen Tewey-Mahoney, CRNP





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Our office will be happy to complete camp and school forms for patients who have been seen for a well visit within the past year.

  • If your child needs a well visit, please call the office as soon as possible, schedules for the upcoming school year are filling fast.
  • There is a  $10.00 fee for school/camp forms (free if completed during the well visit). 
  • Please allow 7-10 business days to complete forms. 



Maryland is  considered a very high risk area for tick-borne disease, including Lyme disease.  Lyme disease is an infection spread by the bite of ticks that causes more than 300,000 illnesses each year in the United States. It is the most commonly occurring vector-borne disease and the sixth most commonly reported notifiable infectious disease.  Click on the links below for information regarding the  signs and symptoms of Lyme disease, prevention and treatment and a fact sheet to identify ticks found in the Maryland area.

>Lyme Disease Signs, Symptoms, Prevention and Treatment

>Ticks in Maryland (photos and descriptions)



Our new office hours will begin on Monday, March 19, 2018.

Office Hours Towson Office
Monday: 9 AM - 7 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 7 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 7 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday: 9 AM - 12 PM
Sunday: Closed
Hereford Office
Monday: 9 AM - 7 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 7 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 7 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM 
Friday: 9 AM - 12 PM
Saturday: 9 AM - 12 PM*
Sunday: Closed

*Open one Saturday per month.