“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” – Benjamin Franklin “I am a big proponent of preventative medicine. Routine well care visits are my most enjoyable visits because it gives me a chance to slow down and connect with patients and their caregivers. It allows for thorough discussions about important things such as childhood development, vaccinations, safety, nutrition, exercise, mental health, puberty, and school performance. It allows for assessment of risk factors of illness and conditions that can have a negative impact on normal healthy growth and development. And when a problem is discovered, it allows for early intervention. It allows me to provide anticipatory guidance. Those visits are great because it allows me to build a relationship with my patients and their caregivers and to provide them with advice and guidance that will promote their healthy growth and development.”

Board Certification

  • Pediatrics

Education

Residency

The Children’s Hospital at Palms West
Pediatrics
Loxahatchee, FL
2015

Medical School

West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
Lewisburg, WV
2012

Undergraduate School

University of Maryland, College Park
Physiology and Neurobiology
College Park, MD
2007

Hospital Affiliated With

Meritus Medical Center

Professional Associations

American Academy of Pediatrics
2012 – Present

American Osteopathic Association
2008 – Present

Publications

“Ethmoid Mucocele” Consultant for Pediatricians. (2015)

Personal Interests

Dr. Isom enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She enjoys music and movies and adores karaoke. She enjoys traveling and her favorite vacation was a trip she took to Japan with her father. She is a self-proclaimed geek and is a huge fan of Star Wars, as evident by the Star Wars toys and accessories adorning her workspace.

Biography

Dr. Alicia Isom is a general pediatrician who provides care for infants, children, and adolescents from birth to 21 years old in the Hagerstown, MD community.

Dr. Isom is a Maryland native born in Bethesda, MD. She completed her B.S. in Physiology and Neurobiology at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD. Upon graduating, she worked for one year as a research assistant at Gryphon Scientific, a scientific firm in Takoma Park, MD specializing in public health, disaster preparedness, infectious disease, and chemical/biological/radiological/nuclear defense. She then entered medical school at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, WV in 2008. Throughout medical school, she became very involved in the osteopathic profession as a student leader. She served as the local chapter president of WVSOM’s Student Osteopathic Medical Association and then served on the National SOMA Board.

Following medical school, she entered pediatric residency at The Children’s Hospital at Palms West in Loxahatchee, FL. Upon completing residency, Dr. Isom returned to Maryland and joined Antietam Pediatric and Adolescent Care in July 2015.