Julia Getzelman, MD - CEO & Founder Getzwell Personalized Pediatrics

Spring Cleaning

Of course, “a fresh, new start” sounds a lot like spring cleaning—right? Whether it’s cultural traditions, seasonal product marketing, or extra daylight revealing the dust in our homes, this is the time of year when many many of us turn to tidying our houses. And it’s with good reason—there are so many mental and physical […]

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Introducing TeenCare: 21st Century Adolescent Medicine for the Minds and Bodies of Teens & Tweens

Do you remember back when you were first looking for a San Francisco pediatrician for your baby? Whether you took advantage of our newborn house call offering or you found your way to us later, you probably sensed we would support your child’s health in all the ways that are most important to you. Whether

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Generosity: The Ultimate Gift

For many of us, this winter holiday time is a season of giving. There are so many opportunities to support organizations that are doing meaningful work, and it’s also super fun to surprise friends and family with gifts. But this season can be emotionally and financially exhausting because of our society’s consumerist focus. My inbox

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Winter Wellness

Now that we’ve “fallen back” to Standard Time, it feels like winter is already in the air even though we’ve still got some autumn ahead of us! And are you hearing more coughs and sniffles out in the world (or even in your own home)? We certainly are. It’s that time of year, and at

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“You Matter!”: Defeating Toxic Achievement Culture While Promoting Self-Motivation

You may have heard about the new book, Never Enough: When Achievement Culture Becomes Toxic–And What We Can Do About It, by Jennifer Breheny Wallace. The author has appeared on several podcasts and news shows, which is how she and her book caught our attention. In Never Enough, Wallace takes a deep dive into achievement

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Back to School

It’s transition time! As summer moves into fall and school begins again, there’s an opportunity to approach the shift with conscious choices to help ease us into the coming academic year. In this article, you’ll find some suggestions for navigating schedule changes, family transitions, as well as school relationships. Changes to the Daily Schedule During

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What Toys Babies Need, According to a San Francisco Pediatrician

Dr. Julia Getzelman is often asked, “what toys do babies need?” According to Dr. Getzelman, pediatrician and founder of GetzWell Personalized Pediatrics in San Francisco, what babies most need in the first two years is attuned parenting, or attuned caregiving. What is Attuned Parenting? Attuned parenting involves being responsive to the baby’s emotions. For example,

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