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Pediatric Integrative & Functional Medicine

The Penny George Institute for Health and Healing team includes specialized pediatric integrative medicine providers. Our group of Integrative and Functional Medicine Physicians and Nurse Practitioners, Integrative Nutritionists, and Acupuncturists share a practice philosophy grounded in whole person care that focuses on a child’s physical health, mind, body and spirit.

The Penny George Institute for Health and Healing team advocates for evidence-based vaccines as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics for all children and young adults

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What is Pediatric Integrative and Functional Medicine?

Pediatric Integrative and Functional Medicine is a personalized and healing-oriented care model powered by the therapeutic relationship between you, your child and your provider. Patients and families are active participants in their child’s health journey.  A functional approach includes obtaining a detailed understanding of a child’s personalized life experiences and biochemical, genetic and lifestyle factors that may contribute to symptoms.  Our team uses evidence-informed approaches and partners with primary care and other specialists, bringing together the best of integrative, functional and conventional pediatric medicine.

Examples of diagnoses which include symptoms that we often see:

  • Atopic conditions
  • Eczema, asthma, allergies
  • Allergies, intolerances, and sensitivities
  • Food and/or environmental (e.g. FPIES, EOE)
  • Gastrointestinal conditions
  • Colic, constipation, abdominal pain, loose stools/diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, reflux
  • Autoimmune conditions
  • Prevention of (e.g. family history or increased risk for DM1 or thyroiditis) or treatment of (e.g. thyroiditis, celiac, juvenile arthritis)
  • Neuropsychiatric imbalances
  • Anxiety, depression, ADHD, autism, sensory/developmental variations, headaches, post-concussive syndrome, post-infectious sequalae, fatigue

What to expect:

Regardless of where you begin your healing journey, the first visit to the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing will involve a detailed intake survey to gather information about your child’s health history and current state of health. Our providers will work with you and your child to develop a care plan to address underlying health concerns, which may include lifestyle and dietary interventions, nutraceutical supplements, recommendations for testing, referrals to other experts and integrative services, and treatment options to complement existing care plans.

For more information, explore the full range of integrative medicine services available at the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing.

If you’re not sure where to begin, we recommend scheduling an appointment with a pediatric integrative and functional medicine physician or nurse practitioner, or discuss with your primary care provider.