Pediatricians Who Practice Non-Western Medicine
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any recommendations or references for a Naturopathic
Physicians/Homeopath Pediatrician in the area? PReferrable an
MD who is also trained in alternative meds such as Homeopathy.
Thanks - Steff
My daughters have been going to Jay Sordean since my 6 year old
was an infant. He's a ND and OMD, does acupuncture with adults
and a needle-less Japanese form of acupuncture with children, in
addition to homeopathy and herbal recommendations. He seems to
have good intuition and the treatments always help a lot. Also
the homeopathic remedies from his office are ground into powder
to put in water, not sure if this is the intention but I like
that the kids are not associating feeling bad with pill-popping.
His office is named the Redwood Clinic, on Telegraph Ave. across
from Whole Foods, # 849-1176. Our insurance has been covering
and/ or reimbursing for it, too. Chris
You may also be interested in talking to/seeing Carla Cassler.
She is a licensed acupuncturist who also uses homeopathy and
chinese herbs. Carla has a lot of medical background and also a
lot of pediatric training in homeopathy.She sees LOTS of kids of
all ages. Her office is on Solano and Ensenada in Bkly. Her
number is 526-5256. Carla has treated our whole family for
years. She's really great (and has 2 kids of her own). Good luck
finding someone who can help you.
Amanda Lien is a wonderful Naturopathic doctor on College
Avenue. She's very knowledgeable and easy to work with. Her
number is 499-7947 or drlien AT canaturopath.com
I recommend Christine Ciavarella. She is a homeopath who treats
adults and children, though it appears that the bulk of her
clientele is children-- and for good reason. She has a
wonderful presence with families, and she gives loving care.
She has an nurse practitioner's license, so, when necessary,
can prescribe meds and request lab work. I utilize her services
when I feel that i can't get what my son needs from his regular
pediatrician. We have a PPO, so about 70% of the cost is
covered. Know that you must do an initial long visit with
Christine, and it is a little steep, but then the subsequent
visits are lower-priced, and she even does free ear clinics for
kids. She's great. I forget her number, but it's in El Cerrito,
and it's listed as Hahnemann Medical CLinic (sp?).
I have a 2 month old son. My wife and I do not want to
vaccinate and our pediatricians, the KIWIs have not been
very supportive. We are interested in non-western medicine
and would like to find a Dr who is a Homeopath or
Naturalpath, etc. who also is an MD so they take our
insurance (Blue Shield HMO). Any suggestions? It's just so
expensive to see someone otherwise. Thank you.
Christine Ciavarella at the Hannehmann clinic in El Cerrito is a
homeopathic pediatrician. She treats adults also, but just about
everyone I've ever known with kids who used homeopathy went to
Christine. She's really warm and sweet adn KNOWS HER STUFF.
I believe she's also a medical assistant (but not an MD). She
really knows a lot of medical stuff though. Her number is 524-
Two suggestions. First, for an alternative doc, Christine
Ciavarella is great. She is a homeopath and is an ND (not MD).
If you have a PPO, you'll probably get at least a percentage
covered. The other option is to seek out a pediatrician who is
open to alternatives and to vaccine choice: Janet Perlman or
Robin Winokur (sp).
Deferring vaccines, too
I have used homeopath Christine Ciavarella P.A.(524-3117)for all
the medical care for myself and my children for 20 years. She is
cosigned by an MD. They do not bill insurance, but you can fill
out the forms yourself. She does all my GYN stuff as well as
treats my children. Of course by now we are so healthy we
haven't really needed anyone else. I do maintain a relationship
with a regular MD, just in case, like when I turned 50 I got
lots of baseline tests run. Christine is wonderful with
children, and with adults for that matter. She's in El Cerrito
plaza, on the edge of Albany.
Hello. i highly recommend Pediatric Alternatives in Mill
Valley. , particularly Lindy Woodard, MD.
they are 2 doctors, Lindy and Stacia Lansmann. Lindy is also a
homeopath. Our son is almost 2 . we've been going since he was
born. we don't vaccinate and won't . Many of their clients
don't. they are really supportive of parents choosing and use
mostly eastern medicine in their practice, but know when western
medicine would be necessary. they have a chiropractor on staff
and support (at least Lindy does) extended breastfeeding and co
sleeping also. they are both great as far as health issues go.
Stacia didn't seem as pleased with our extended breastfeeding
and co sleeping so i recommend Lindy more. but that'w where
everyone in know who doesn't vaccinate goes.
congrats on your decision! feel free to email me off list if you
want more info.
We drive from Berkeley to Mill Valley to see Lindy Woodard with
Pediatric Alternatives. She and her partner are MDs and
homeopaths and work with both Eastern and Western medicine. I
could go on for days about how wonderful this practice is--and
we have been to many.
Consider the option of two pediatricians: an alternative doctor
(a chiropractor, naturopath or acupuncturist specializing in
children)and an MD, giving you the best of both worlds.
I am a chiropractor with years of experience treating children.
We offer alternative care including cranial work and natural
therapies for illness in children with an emphasis on
prevention. I ask my patients to maintain a relationship with an
MD who is there for problems beyond the conservative scope, ie.
infections that require antibiotics. Incidentally, much of my
work is covered by Blue Cross and other insurance.
Dr. Arn Strasser
I would also recommend Sada Anand Miller, DC, for chiropractic,
Chinese herbs, and holistic dietary advice. She's really made a
difference in how I eat and how I feel. She's on Pill Hill,
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