Holistic Healthcare Explained
A Holistic Pediatrician abides by the philosophy of the whole child. When we say health care is holistic, we mean it extends far beyond the physical body into mental, emotional, and environmental needs. We respect the child as more than just a patient or a problem to be solved, and believe in partnering with families on their wellness journey.
Our pediatricians focus on spending time with their patients and getting to know them. We believe it’s important to understand the family’s needs. That’s why we are dedicated to providing personalized education to each of our patients and families. We believe health care is holistic, extending far beyond the physical into mental, emotional, and environmental needs.
Is a Holistic Medical Practice Right for Your Family?
There are innumerable benefits to choosing a holistic medical practice for your family’s preventative care, health, and wellness needs. We’ve listed our top five reasons why you should consider holistic medicine for your family below.
Individualized Health Plans
Do you feel anxious or rushed when you visit your pediatrician? You’re not alone. It’s not unusual for primary care doctors’ appointments to be scheduled at 15-minute intervals. Some physicians who work for hospitals say they’ve been asked to see patients every 11 minutes.
Holistic pediatric practices believe in spending more time with the patient. We recognize the importance of getting to know and understand the whole child – and that can’t be accomplished in just a few minutes! We develop our health plans alongside you taking time and care to hear your needs and fully address every concern. This way, you know your child is getting a personalized, individualized health plan that respects his or her body, mind, and environment.
Conventional and Holistic Methods
Holistic medicine can sometimes be misunderstood or misinterpreted as not abiding by conventional methods – it’s just not true.
Thrive Pediatrics follows recommended guidelines for screenings and assessments at each child well visit from infancy through adolescence. So you can be sure your child is receiving the highest quality care and consideration across every developmental milestone.
Should you choose a holistic practice for your family, you simply have more treatment options, a greater voice in your child’s wellness journey, and more resources to make the best healthcare decisions for your child.
Here’s one example of what we mean when we say you have more treatment options, and a greater voice in your child’s wellness journey.
Thrive Pediatrics is a vaccine friendly office which simply means we practice patient-centered medical care and recognize that all vaccines on the CDC’s schedule may not be right for all children at all times. We do not pressure parents into vaccinating their children or following a one-size-fits-all vaccination plan.
Help for Chronic Disorder
Chronic conditions can feel overwhelming, especially if you don’t have the right medical team supporting your child and family. We care deeply for our patients struggling with any number of chronic disorders. That’s why we highly recommend considering a holistic approach if your child has a chronic condition. Unlike other conventional medical practices, we offer homeopathy treatment options for various chronic conditions including autism, allergies, asthma, constipation, diabetes, headaches, chronic abdominal pain, sleep disorders, and other chronic health concerns.
More Resources and Education
A significant part of holistic medicine is making sure families feel supported, informed, and can make well informed decisions for their children’s wellness care. We offer an abundance of parental resources and literature to help you make the right choices for your family. Whether you have a child living with mental illness, a chronic condition, or you’re a soon-to-be parent, we have resources to help guide you on your journey.
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Called to a Deeper Level of Care
You will hear many holistic pediatricians say they felt called to a deeper level of care. Dr. Miller is no different.
At Thrive Pediatrics, we all have a great desire to treat the whole person and whole family. Dr. Miller fell in love with her patients and families while working in an illness-based career, and quickly realized outpatient pediatrics was her calling and passion.
We encourage you to explore Thrive Pediatrics online or give us a call. We look forward to hearing more about your family’s needs and helping set your children on a lifelong path anchored in personalized health and wellness.