GetzWell Pediatrics coordinates care if your child has a chronic illness or requires treatment for more complicated medical issues. Our comprehensive view of your child’s medical history gives a broader picture of the underlying cause(s) for his or her medical problem as well as provides for lifestyle advice that can improve health. GetzWell Pediatrics offers a unique combination of conventional and complementary treatments for a truly integrative approach to your child’s health.
Hospital and Specialist Care
When children in our practice require specialty care or need hospitalization, our pediatricians will coordinate these services. We have excellent relationships with some of the best pediatric specialists in the San Francisco Bay Area, and we strive to seamlessly transition your child into their capable hands. We refer to and collaborate with most major hospital systems including:
- California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC)
- Children’s Hospital Oakland
- University of California San Francisco (UCSF Benioff)
- Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital (Stanford)
- St. Luke’s Hospital
Moreover, once a child is hospitalized we provide a communication bridge between hospital teams and our families.
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 addressing complex chronic illness and its prevention.
We deliver individually tailored therapies designed to restore health and optimize wellness, and we provide consultations related to improving immune function overall. The conditions we treat include (but are not limited to):
- Autoimmune disease
- Chronic ear infections
- Behavioral challenges
- Depression, anxiety and other mood disorders
- Eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis and other skin conditions
- Gastrointestinal disorders such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis
- Celiac and gluten sensitivity
- Headaches and migraines
Before your consultation at GetzWell, we request that you provide us with your child’s complete medical record, including lab work, 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.