“I feel that one of the main roles I play as a pediatrician is to educate children and their parents on how to stay healthy and to help them set the stage for maintaining life-long healthy behaviors. I enjoy forming a partnership with parents and fostering their ability to make decisions about their child’s healthcare together. An educated and empowered parent is a key part of the team where good care is provided for their children.”

Board Certification

  • Pediatrics

Areas of Expertise

  • Adolescent Health Supervision
  • Mental Health Issues/ADHD
  • Pediatric Dermatology
  • Pediatric Health Supervision

Education

Internship and Residency

Children’s National Medical Center
Pediatrics
Washington, D.C.
1987 and 1989

Medical School

Emory University School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine
Atlanta, GA
1986

Undergraduate School

Binghamton University
Biochemistry
Binghamton, NY

Hospitals Affiliated With

Novant Health Haymarket Medical Center
Novant Health Prince William Medical Center

Professional Associations

Medical Society of Virginia
1990 – Present

American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow
1987 – Present

Virginia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics

Leadership Positions

Prince William Medical Society
Vice President
2002 – 2003

Prince William Hospital
Chairman of the Bylaws Committee
1999 – 2001

Prince William Hospital
Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics
1995 – 1996

Service Work

Dr. Flower volunteered for approximately 10 years as a Girl Scout leader and did various service projects while in that capacity. She organized a Thanksgiving food drive at her daughter’s elementary school and volunteered in her classroom many times. She also volunteered at her other daughters’ high school with band related activities (chaperoning band trips/camps, helping at band events, fundraising, etc).

Personal Interests

Time with my family is very important to me. Outside of the office, I enjoy outdoor activities such as downhill skiing, bicycling, hiking, walking my dog, and gardening. I also like craft activities such as crocheting and reading mystery and historical fiction novels.

Biography

Dr. Anita Flower was born and raised in Queens, NY and received her B.S. degree with honors in Biochemistry from Binghamton University in NY State. She received her medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta in 1986 after which she moved to the D.C. area to do her residency training at Children’s National Medical Center.

She has been in practice in Manassas since completing her residency in 1989. She completed a graduate certificate program in medical management through the Johns Hopkins University in 1999. She has served as Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at Prince William Hospital in 1995-96 and Chairman of the Bylaws committee in 1999-2001. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Medical Society of Virginia and the Virginia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Flower was listed as a “Top Doctor” in the March 2014 issue of Washingtonian magazine. Within the field of pediatrics, she has special interests in adolescent health, behavioral health, and dermatology. She is married and has three daughters, two of which live at home and one of which lives in Paris, France.