Articles from the Getzwell Pediatrics group, a holistic pediatrician practice providing progressive medical care in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Getzwell Pediatrics

Articles from the Getzwell Pediatrics group, a holistic pediatrician practice providing progressive medical care in the San Francisco Bay Area.

November 1, 2021 Vol. 10: A Nuanced Perspective – Whether Parents Should Vaccinate 5-11 Year Olds

On October 26th an independent advisory panel to the FDA, comprised of the country’s top scientists, epidemiologists, immunologists and physicians, voted 17 to zero to recommend a smaller dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11. The FDA and CDC will undoubtedly accept and ratify the panel’s advice within days and the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine (aka Comirnaty) will soon be available to all but the youngest people in the United States. 

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August 25, 2021 Vol. 9: What To Do When There’s Been a COVID Exposure & Other Important Information

Since most kids have already returned to school for the fall 2021-22 academic year and the highly infectious Delta variant is now dominant in the Bay Area and beyond, I have pulled together our guidance regarding whether and how long to isolate or quarantine, which are actually two different things.

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2021: The Link Between Allergies and ADHD, There’s More Than Meets the Eye

Allergies typically call to mind common symptoms like runny noses, itchy rashes, red eyes, cough, wheezing, etc. However, it turns out allergies can manifest in a variety of ways and may profoundly impact a person’s behavior and ability to focus and learn. In other GetzWell articles we’ve shared how Dr. Getzelman is leveraging 23andMe genetic

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Meet GetzWell’s Founder, Dr. Julia Getzelman.

Dr. Getzelman was named among the Top Women in Medicine and was featured in the National Women in Medicine series by Thrive Global.
 
When I was in my thirties, after finishing my medical training and working as a “mainstream pediatrician” prior to founding GetzWell, I went on a medical-mission-type trip. I worked for a month in a hospital clinic in Antigua, Guatemala. Families with children in need of medical and surgical interventions — and even some adults who had lived their entire lives with facial deformities — traveled for many miles to the clinic, lining up for hours in order to get help. It was a tremendously moving and transformative experience.

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May 18, 2020 Vol. 6: Restrictions Are Easing. Yikes, Now What? Perspectives on lower-risk behaviors that are more sustainable in the long term.

Hold on tightly folks. Shelter-in-place and other restrictions imposed by state and local governments to slow COVID-19 are being loosened, and even lifted in some parts of California and the United States, without any comprehensive federal plan or testing strategy. At the federal level, chaos, lies, and gaslighting are preferred over planning, testing and leadership. Last week, Mr. Trump opined that COVID testing increases the number of novel coronavirus infections. This truly outrageous statement is beyond magical thinking. It is akin to suggesting there’s no need to use birth control to avoid pregnancy—instead, just skip the pregnancy test.

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