21st Century Pediatrics For Your Child
At GetzWell Pediatrics, Your Child’s Health and Well-Being is Our Number 1 Priority
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.
GetzWell Pediatrics has been redefining the practice of primary care medicine for children since opening its doors in San Francisco in 2008. We are the doctors of choice for families seeking a more progressive approach to health care and provide an unprecedented level of accessibility and personalized attention. At GetzWell we categorically reject the usual ‘fast food’ approach to medical services, as it isn’t the best way to care for kids, or anyone.
Our mission is based on the conviction that parents and talented health care professionals, not insurance companies, should decide how kids are cared for. This is why we are out of network.
What We Offer Parents & Children
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*House Calls are only available in San Francisco.
At GetzWell Pediatrics we believe in treating the whole person, not just symptoms in isolation, and this is the core of a functional approach to medical care. We take the time to listen to and understand our patients’ histories while acknowledging the complex interaction of genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that influence long term health and often underlie chronic illness. This approach recognizes the uniqueness of each person and represents a new map for dealing with complex chronic illness and its prevention. We deliver individually tailored therapies designed to restore health and optimize wellness. The conditions we treat include (but are not limited to) ADD/ADHD, autoimmune disease, acne, diabetes, depression/anxiety and other mood disorders, eczema and other skin ailments, gastrointestinal disorders such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and celiac/gluten sensitivity. We also provide consultations related to improving immune function over all.
*Before your Chronic Illness consult at GetzWell, we request that you provide us with your child’s complete medical record, including labs, imaging, and consult notes from other physicians. We may also ask you to sign a release so that we can discuss your child’s case with previous or collaborating providers.
Contact GetWell Pediatrics today by calling (415) 826-1701 or by filling out the contact form. We look forward to answering your questions!
Meet Dr. Julia Getzelman
Julia Getzelman, M.D. founded GetzWell Pediatrics in 2008 based on the belief that an integrative approach to pediatric care which combines the best of conventional and complementary medicine is the wisest approach to health optimization and the treatment of illness in kids.
Dr. Getzelman graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Stanford University with Distinction and Phi Beta Kappa. She later earned her medical degree from Yale University and completed her residency at Children’s Hospital Oakland. Thereafter, she was an attending physician in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and pediatric clinic at Highland, Oakland’s county hospital and also worked at After Hour Pediatrics in San Mateo. In the 5 years before founding GetzWell, she practiced at Saint Luke’s Health Care Center in San Francisco’s Mission District where she provided whole kid care to over 1200 patients. She is board certified in pediatrics and is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Dr. Getzelman embraces the many components that contribute to health and illness: nutrition, physical activity, emotional/psychological stresses, and the environment, among others. She has a special interest in how nutrition and intestinal health contribute to overall wellness. To that end, she has completed the core curriculum of the Institute for Functional Medicine. Dr. Getzelman has additional training in homeopathy and applied nutritional biochemistry/food as medicine.
Dr. Getzelman grew up in California and was the oldest of five children. She loves the outdoors and is fascinated by nature. She comes from a musical family, has sung in a variety of venues over the years, and recently recorded Asturiana, a compilation of soothing classics and lullabies. She has a passion for romance languages and is fluent in Spanish and Italian. Dr. Getzelman lives in San Francisco with her husband and stepson.