As of this year, I have practiced Pediatrics for half a century.


I first joined Dr. Bauernschub in July 1966.  The Pediatric Center was formed in 1973 when Dr. Bauernschub and I joined Drs. Maher and Irwin.


These have been rewarding, challenging and enjoyable years.  Now I find it is time to bid farewell to you at the end of December 2016, when my wife Betty, and I will seek new adventures.


I would like to thank you for entrusting me with your concerns.  It has been a privilege.


I leave behind a very talented group of physicians in The Pediatric Center.  They are eager to carry on with your care.  Please feel free to choose one as your primary doctor.


Many thanks for contributing to this rewarding experience.


 Willard E. Standiford. MD









Address:   5900 Waterloo Road, Suite 110, Columbia, Maryland 21045

Phone number: 443-451-1600

Fax number: 443-451-1619

Hours of operation


Monday - Thursday   8:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.

Friday - 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Saturday Urgent visits only 9:00 a.m.- 12:45p.m .


Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Friday - 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  (By Appointment only)

Welcome to the Pediatric Center's Website


The Pediatric Center was established in Catonsville in 1973. The Columbia office was opened in 1992. Both offices moved to new locations in 2001. In 2013 both offices merged into one location in Columbia, MD at Waterloo Crossing, a new medical community, adjacent to Waterloo Elementary School.

The Pediatric Center meets all of your child’s health care needs, from birth through college. On-site lab allow us to obtain results quickly for the immediate treatment of your child.
With eight board-certified physicians and over 40 support staff, The Pediatric Center has available hours Monday through Friday and Saturday urgent care hours. One of our health care professionals is always on-call.
We at The Pediatric Center are also invested in providing medical education to help shape the future of medicine. Often times, we have medical residents and students rotating through our practice under our physicians' supervision. These experiences play an important part of their medical training.  Occasionally you may be asked if you would mind being seen by one of our residents prior to our physician, if you prefer not to, please feel free to let us know.  Thank you in advance.
We are honored that you have chosen The Pediatric Center for the care of your children.


Some of the services we offer:
New Parent Meet & Greet
ADHD evaluations
Extended appointment hours
Urgent Care office hours on Saturday
24 hour phone coverage
Separate sick and well waiting rooms
Hearing and vision testing



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