“I treat each patient in a comprehensive, holistic way — looking at them as a whole person.”
I love pediatric gastroenterology, because it allows me to see children during various stages of their life. From babies with feeding problems to teenagers with irritable bowel syndrome, I feel fortunate to care for young people across a wide range of ages and conditions.
I practice integrative medicine, which means I take conventional therapies and complement them with alternative practices, such as acupuncture, which Im certified in. I use a combination of approaches to treat patients who may have not had success with conventional therapies alone.
Many of my patients are referred to me, because their doctors have tried everything, and nothing has worked. I use an integrative approach to treat each patient in a comprehensive, holistic way, looking at them as a whole person, not just as a condition.
Integrative medicine is a fascinating field. There's growing scientific evidence and support for acupuncture, good nutrition, physical activity, and meditation. We really need to look at the whole picture of why a patient might not be feeling well. I'm so fortunate to be able to practice this work, and to help patients achieve their best health.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, 06/20/2006
Stanford Health Care at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Palo Alto, CA, 06/30/2009
Stanford University Pediatric Gastroenterology, Palo Alto, CA, 06/30/2013
University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, Tucson, AZ, 10/28/2014
Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics, 2009
Acupuncture, American Board of Medical Acupuncture, 2013
Pediatric Gastroenterology, American Board of Pediatrics, 2013