Infants & Young Children

My first love in medicine is pediatrics.  I’ve always been completely delighted by children and it has been a true joy in my life to care for thousands of kids over the years.

I no longer practice primary care pediatrics because I know how important it is to have round-the-clock availability of your child’s doctor in the event that an urgent need arises.  I have chosen not to be part of a practice large enough to provide that type of service.

What I do offer is time, support and in-depth attention to you and your child’s health needs.

Whether what concerns you is a physical symptom or restriction, an emotional or behavioral issue, a parenting question or the need for a second opinion, I provide pediatric consultation on a full spectrum of topics.  I order needed tests and prescribe medications, if indicated, but I also offer osteopathic, natural and other alternative pediatric interventions. Pediatric medicine involves caring for the parents and families of the patient almost as much as the child him or herself.  As a female physician and mother, I understand how precious your child is.  I am honored to help you promote your child’s health, development and joyful experience of life.

The gentle and safe manual therapies I may use to treat kids are helpful for a wide range of pediatric conditions.

Specific to infants:

  • Birth trauma
  • Breastfeeding challenges, including concerns about tongue or lip tie
  • Flat or misshapen head (plagiocephaly)
  • Neck muscle spasm or stiffness (torticollis)
  • Colic and irritable crying

All age children:

  • Immune support – strengthen the body’s ability to fight infections
  • Persistent pain, such as headaches, abdominal pain, back pain, muscle pain
  • Digestive problems
  • Muscular or coordination problems
  • Recurring ear or sinus infections
  • Sports injuries
  • Head trauma
  • Other trauma, abuse
  • Recovery from surgery, accidents, trauma, illness
  • Sleep problems
  • Emotional concerns, anxiety, depression
  • Learning and attention deficits
  • Behavioral concerns
  • Autism spectrum disorders

Craniosacral and osteopathic therapy can improve function and quality of life for those who experience chronic illness.

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