There’s really nothing quite like being a parent and we know there’s nothing you wouldn’t do to give your kids the very best life possible. Progressive pediatric care is a vital component of a healthy childhood.
San Francisco parents want a pediatric practice with board certified pediatricians who celebrate your child’s uniqueness and understand ALL of the factors that play into your child’s well being. You want 24/7 access to doctors who partner with you in raising a healthy, happy child.
Welcome to GetzWell Pediatrics, San Francisco’s premiere primary care pediatric practice, now with two convenient locations: Cow Hollow and Noe Valley. We serve families throughout the Bay Area and love seeing new patients.
“If you want the very best, alternative minded pediatrician in San Francisco, Julia Getzelman is your doctor. She spent two hours with us, making sure I understood everything about my twins’ health.”
“Even though we were impressed with her when we met with her during my pregnancy, it was another thing altogether to watch her interact with our newborn. I really feel like we made the right choice.”
“Julia Getzelman is our pediatrician and we love her. We switched to her after we were unsatisfied with the more ‘old school’ practice we were taking our 3 month old to. She really takes the time to cover everything at the appointments and does not rush us.”
“Julia is the doctor that we all wish we had (pediatrician or otherwise). Kind, patient, smart, open to alternative practices and vaccination scheduling. She listens carefully to moms and trusts their intuition. So many other doctors write off new parents’ concerns about their babies as being hyper-nervous.”
What Sets GetzWell Apart from the Rest?
Not all San Francisco pediatricians are created equal. So many families are trapped in the endless cycle of symptom diagnosis and prescription medication, never having the underlying causes of illness addressed in order to achieve lasting wellness.
We believe in considering the whole child in his unique environment. We take a broad view of health, acknowledging the emotional, social, environmental and physical contributions and believe in stimulating the innate healing capacity of the human body.
We are dedicated to:
- Deep and enduring relationships with our patients
- Unhurried appointments with plenty of time to address your questions and concerns
- House calls as an option for newborn visits
- Customized treatment plans
- Health optimization for prevention of common colds and other childhood viral infections
- Identification and treatment of root causes instead of symptom suppression
- Non-pharma treatment options for illnesses like ear infections and coughs
- 24/7 direct access to your doctor
- Same day appointments
- Minimal office waits
Specialized Care for Newborns – and Their Parents
Whether it’s your first child or your fifth, a new baby can bring a variety of challenges to your family. In keeping with our progressive approach to pediatric care, our patients can expect us to go above and beyond by offering:
- Pre-birth nutrition counseling
- Counseling home visits for new parents
- Newborn house calls
- Lactation consultations in your home or our office
- Customized vaccination schedules
We reject the ‘fast food’ medicine mentality that often goes something like this:
- [Sets stopwatch] “Hello, I’m doctor ________. What brings you here today?”
- “My son is sick.”
- “Oh, it must be ________. Here’s your prescription. I need to run to the next patient. Have a nice day!”
- “Doctor, I have one more question…” (Doctor has left the room. Stopwatch is @ 5 minutes.)
Does this sound familiar to you? It happens every day in pediatric practices in San Francisco and all over the country. Our pediatricians take a much different approach. With our expanded view of the human body we take a more nuanced perspective on health and our larger toolbox means we have more than an Rx pad for treating kids and their families. In addition to pharmaceuticals we may prescribe:
- Botanical medicines
- Acupressure and herbs
- Food as medicine
- Nutritional supplements
- Mindfulness techniques
- Therapeutic diets
- Behavior and parent coaching
There are many ways to approach a problem, not just the typical medicate-or-do-nothing path that most doctors take. We know you’ll do all you can to ensure a long healthy life for your kids, and we’re committed to partnering with you every step of the way.
Looking for progressive pediatric care for your child? GetzWell Pediatrics in San Francisco offers truly holistic cutting edge care. Call us at one of our convenient locations to schedule your appointment today.
Office Hours Mon – Fri 9AM – 5PM
Church St. Location1701 Church Street (at 29th Street)
San Francisco, CA 94131
Union St. Location1800 Union Street (at Octavia Street)
San Francisco, CA 94123 Sign up for newsletter