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  • Dr. Maria Sacoto
    Pediatrician in Falls Church, VA

    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 well being 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.

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Hours of Operation

Sacoto Pediatrics PC

Sacoto Pediatrics, PC

Monday:

8:00 am-4:30 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-4:30 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-4:30 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-4:30 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-4:30 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed