Holistic Pediatrics: The Importance of Combining Physical, Emotional, Social & Environmental Factors in Your Child’s Medical Care

holistic-pediatricsWith the average American pediatrician seeing upwards of 25 patients a day, it’s no wonder that lightning-quick diagnoses and consequent prescriptions for medications never-approved for use in children (so called “off label” uses) have become the norm. In contrast, San Francisco holistic pediatricians Drs. Julia Getzelman and Nicole Glynn see fewer patients each day, take more time with each one, and have a larger toolbox with which to diagnose and treat kids.

What is holistic pediatric care?

You’d be hard pressed to find a pediatrician who doesn’t acknowledge the interdependence of the body’s organ systems and the many and complex variables that result in a child’s health or illness. However, because of insurance interference and the time limits imposed by a broken system, most physicians are only able to focus only on immediate physical symptoms before moving on to the next patient. At GetzWell, we don’t just consider your child’s physical condition (like the branches of a tree), we want to understand and address underlying causes (like the tree’s roots and soil) that are highly influenced by the child’s nutrition, emotions, temperament, genetics, family and larger environment. This is how we influence children’s health for the long-term.

How is GetzWell Pediatrics different from other pediatric practices?

It’s our imperative to help you raise exceptionally healthy children, so we go above and beyond by:

  • Spending 3-4 times longer with our patients than the average pediatrician
  • Crafting individualized healthcare plans
  • Providing treatment options other than pharmaceuticals to strengthen your child’s immune system and stimulating the body’s natural ability to heal
  • Offering 24/7 access to our pediatricians

At GetzWell Pediatrics, our goal is making sure the kids in our care don’t just get well – they stay well.

Get the whole story about your child’s health. Call the San Francisco holistic pediatricians at GetzWell Pediatrics today to learn more. Church St / Union St: (415) 826-1701.