Meet our Sacoto Pediatrics team! Please take a few moments to learn more about our skilled practitioners and our friendly, nurturing staff.
At Sacoto Pediatrics, our team consists of experienced, compassionate pediatricians and friendly, nurturing staff members who take pride in giving our young patients the personalized pediatric care that they deserve.
We understand that you have a choice of pediatricians in the Arlington area, and we appreciate your consideration. We can assure you that you'll feel confident in our ability to meet all of your expectations.
All of our pediatricians are highly educated professionals who have undergone rigorous academic and clinical training in pediatrics. We maintain a high level of expertise through continuing education in order to provide the most up-to-date care for the young patients we are privileged to serve.
Sacoto Pediatrics, PC believes in a team approach to your child's health and well-being, so all of our doctors collaborate with parents to provide the highest level of care. We appreciate the opportunity to care for your child and pride ourselves on making pediatric care a pleasant experience for all of our patients.
Doctor Maria Sacoto is certified through the American Board of Pediatrics. From a young age, she envisioned herself as a pediatrician and now she is following her dream, completely dedicating herself to the health and wellbeing of her patients.
Dr. Sacoto is an Arlingtonian of Ecuadorian descent. She lived in Ecuador for many years and obtained her medical degree at the Catholic University of Santiago de Guayaquil. She completed her residency at Howard University Hospital and worked in the Arlington area for over seven years before establishing Sacoto Pediatrics in 2005. Dr. Sacoto feels that patience, empathy, and cultural sensitivity are key factors for practicing good medicine. She strives to work closely with her patients and their families to achieve overall wellness and a better quality of life. Dr. Sacoto is a native Spanish speaker.
Pilar Sequeira RN, MSN, NP-C, is a Family Nurse Practitioner who specializes in pediatrics. Pilar’s nursing career began in 1987 after completing Associate’s Nursing program at Queensborough Community College, Queens NY. While gaining experience as a Register Nurse at George Washington University Hospital and The Washington Hospital Center, she returned to school to complete her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Catholic University of America, Washington DC in 1991, followed by her Masters in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 1997 from Marymount University. Born in Spain, bilingual English/Spanish.
Prior to working at Sacoto Pediatrics, Pilar worked in various clinical & managerial settings including Internal Medicine, Surgery, Recovery Room and Cardiac Cath lab . She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Certified ALS & PALS. Her special interests include Adolescent and International Health. Focuses on Education and Counseling of the entire family; Sensitive to the Differences in Cultural Beliefs and Customs when creating care plans for better patients outcomes.
Pilar currently resides in Arlington VA with her husband Gerry and her children Marco & Melina. They like travel, bike around the area and ski.
Front Desk: Veronica Nogales. Veronica was born in Cochabamba, Bolivia where she earned her degree in Business Administration from Universidad Mayor de San Simon. She has been with Sacoto Pediatrics, PC for 7 years. Outside work, Veronica enjoys her time with her family and playing racquetball. She speaks both: English and Spanish. Veronica feels that Sacoto Pediatrics, PC is a great place to work, she feels it like family.
Billing Manager: Teresa Vigil. Teresa was born in Lima, Peru and got her bachelor in Business Administration at Universidad del Pacifico. She attended to local billing and coding seminars and had been working with Sacoto Pediatrics, PC for the last 10 years. She is bilingual Spanish/English and love to be within the children environment. She is a dedicated professional in her position, keeping always good relationships between patient-parents-insurance and maintaining strict patient confidentiality.
Debbi Hernandez: Debbi was born in Maryland, Salvadorian descendent, she is fully bilingual Spanish/English. She is working with Sacoto Pediatrics, PC since she graduate from school in 2012. Debbi enjoys being a Medical Assistant but more yet to work with children.
Office Manager: Cecilia Lujan. Cecilia is originally from Bolivia but has been living in Arlington for several years. She studied engineering in her country but having a passion working with children, she has devoted herself to serving our patients. Currently, she is a registered medical assistant, nurse assistant, nationally certified phlebotomist, and certified medical interpreter.
Kenia Ortega is from Honduras but lived in the US for the last 10 years. She is a certified medical assistant with more than 7 years of experience, currently working towards her National Phlebotomy Certification. She is a devoted mother of three who enjoys working with children.
Sandy Rojas: originally from Bolivia, came into the US when she was an eight months baby, since then she resides in Northern VA. Joined Sacoto Pediatrics on 2014.