The Whole Child Center is almost a reality.
A life-long dream of mine is about to be realized. I have been practicing primary care pediatrics for over a decade now and have longed to do so in a fully integrative center. As of this August, I am opening the Whole Child Center, an integrative primary care practice, in Northern NJ. What makes the WCC different? My vision is to enhance the high-quality general pediatric care I currently deliver with a variety of operational transformations. First, the space (currently under renovation) will be entirely “green” – built with materials and finishings that reflect the ecologically-sustainable medicine I seek to practice. More on ESM? Check out the Teleosis website. Next, we’ll add a smorgasbord of integrative therapies including children’s yoga, infant massage, mind-body therapies, energy medicine, and nutritional and botanical counseling under the direction of our clinical coordinator, Karen Overgaard. Additionally, we’ll feature a state-of-the-art technological EHR/practice management system, allowing for improved patient-practice communication and ease of care. There are so many components to what makes the WCC special – stay tuned for more announcements as the launch near this summer.
PS: I get frequent requests for referrals to integrative practitioners in other parts of the world. To help answer the growing demand, the Integrative Pediatrics Council website now has posted a directory of integrative primary care pediatricians. If you’re looking for other practices like the Whole Child Center in your neck of the woods, check out our listings which are updated regularly. We will eventually expand the listing to integrative specialty pediatricians and other integrative pediatric practitioners.