Category: Integrative Medicine

Have you ever taken your child to a pediatrician and felt like you were in a relay race? The doctor runs in, hands you a prescription, and urges you quickly out the door. With the average American pediatrician seeing over 25 patients a day at around 12 minutes a visit, it’s safe to say you

With so many options for pediatric care in San Francisco, how do you narrow the field? Searching the web for patient reviews and asking friends for referrals can be helpful, but often the only way to really know if a doctor is right is to meet them personally. We aren’t advocating interviewing scores of pediatricians,

In his famous quote, German Physicist Albert Einstein defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Sadly, many are content to maintain the status quo yet are confused and disappointed when nothing changes. This pattern is endemic in the field of medicine, and pediatrics is no exception. We find

According the Centers for Disease Control, the number of children and adolescents with chronic disease has quadrupled since the 1960s, and obesity is a large contributor. With most pediatricians practicing ‘fast food’ medicine— 10 minute appointments for treating only symptoms rather than considering the whole child— it’s not surprising that even a city as healthy

What is the secret to a healthy life from start to finish? Is it eating right and plenty of outdoor play? Regular checkups to catch issues early? Lots of sleep and love? Minimal stress? The truth is, all of these factors and more play a role in ensuring optimal health throughout your child’s lifetime. San

There are few things in life that bring more joy than the birth of your child. Despite this euphoria, a newborn introduces such significant changes to parents’ lives that having the proper supports in place is crucial to a successful transition to parenthood. Having the right pediatrician can make all the difference. With so many

In the last hundred years the world has seen some amazing advances that have forever changed the way we live. The internet, robotics, and artificial intelligence have left the realm of science fiction and entered into our everyday lives all because a few people didn’t settle for the way things had always been done. Given

In our last post, we introduced you to the wonders of Slow Medicine and how it relates to the mindful and personalized care we deliver at GetzWell. In this second installment, we’d like to expand the conversation by highlighting a point of view espoused by GetzWell and other Slow Medicine practitioners. The Body as a

From day one, GetzWell’s mission has been to bring mindfulness back to medical care. Our approach is very much aligned with the ‘Slow Medicine’ movement which, like the Slow Food movement, is gaining momentum in the US. In a multi-part series, we’ll offer you an overview of GetzWell’s slow and steady methodology and why we believe it’s a vast improvement over

Everybody is unique. When it comes to your baby’s health, it’s important to get the kind of care that addresses their individual needs. At GetzWell we take an innovative approach to health care that combines the best of traditional western medicine with what is called Functional Medicine. This approach focuses on the whole child, not