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 these tremendous advancements, it’s a wonder so many physicians remain locked in an outmoded medical model which reduces the body to a set of independently functioning organ systems instead of an integrated whole.
Thankfully, San Francisco integrative medicine pediatricians like Drs. Julia Getzelman, Marcella Spera and Nicole Glynn at GetzWell Pediatrics aren’t satisfied to simply stick with the status quo. We believe there is a better approach to pediatric care and we’d like to make a believer out of you.
What Makes the Integrative Pediatric Approach Different?
Think of traditional pediatrics as the accelerator and brake pedals in your car – they allow you to go and stop but not much else. Following this analogy, integrative pediatrics is like the addition of the steering wheel – it works in tandem with the pedals but gives you much more flexibility on where you can go.
Because integrative pediatrics focuses on the total wellness of your child, it isn’t bound by the simple medicate-or-do-nothing construct of traditional pediatrics. We consider the whole story, including the physical, psychological, emotional, social, environmental, and lifestyle factors that may be contributing to illness. Once the problem is diagnosed, we craft an individualized wellness plan for your child that may include medication but will likely also contain:
- Botanicals and supplements
- Food as medicine/nutrition counseling
- Stress-management techniques
- Activity/exercise/fun in nature
Total Treatment for Today’s Kids
Our focus on wellness in every aspect of your child’s life allows us to do more than just treat symptoms. We provide guidance on the path of wellness that doesn’t end when the medication runs out. By promoting healthy lifestyles that support the body’s natural ability to heal, GetzWell kids don’t just live healthy childhoods – they live healthy lives.
Step into the 21st century of pediatric care for your child. The San Francisco integrative pediatricians at GetzWell are ready to help. Call today to learn more. Church St: 415.826.1701 / Union St: 415.969.6670.