Integrative medicine, the field of medicine which combines the use of conventional and complementary techniques in reaching health and wellness goals, is now available for pediatric patients through the Pediatric Integrative Medical Center at the Serenity Health Care Center. Under the guidance of a board-certified internal medicine doctor, the program combines the best evidence-based conventional medicine with a variety of proven lifestyle therapies and complementary techniques for pediatric patients from birth through 21 years.
Integrative Pediatrics program director Greg Brown, MD, offers conventional medicine in addition to evidence-based complementary therapies to facilitate the natural healing process in children and teens.
Integrative medicine’s natural and comprehensive approach can help young people feel better, perform better and thrive at their fullest potential. An integrative approach acts to enhance conventional pediatric care. Integrative medicine "integrates" conventional medicine with those complementary therapies for which there is high-quality scientific evidence of safety and effectiveness.
Dr. Brown works in concert with each child’s existing pediatrician to create an integrative health plan for each child or teen, and offers pediatric integrative medicine consults to parents interested in healing their children through both conventional and complementary therapies.
The Integrative Pediatrics program treats a wide range of medical conditions, including ADD/ADHD, Autism, allergies, asthma, behavioral and developmental concerns, digestive disturbances, cancer care support, emotional health, eating problems, chronic headache, sleep problems, weight management and more.
Using a whole-child approach, Dr. Brown also works with families to optimize overall health for children and teens and minimize the risk factors for future health problems. The program also offers comprehensive consultations to expectant parents.
“We created a prenatal program to prevent the rising childhood illness, which involves a new approach to prenatal health,” said Dr. Muth.
Dr. Brown the medical director of the Serenity Health Care Center Pediatric Integrative Medical Center and a leader in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) research and treatment.
"As with all of our programs, it is led by a board-certified medical expert who also possesses intense training in the use and application of CAM therapies," adds Dr. Muth owner of Serenity Health Care Center. As an integrative doctor practicing emergency medicine, Brown found himself becoming more curious about CAM therapies, after being introduced to the owner and founder of Arch Medical center over ten years ago.
Dr. Brown graduated from University of Nebraska in 1984. Dr. Brown has 18 years of experience in Emergency Medicine and was affiliated with St. Luke’s Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Memorial Hospital Corp of Burlington.
Dr. Brown is the Medical Director for Gateway Paramedics Program and is certified in Internal Medicine, Medical chelation by ACAM (American College for Advancement in Medicine), Hyperbaric Medicine by IBUM (International Board of Undersea Medicine).
His integrative approach considers each child or teen’s physical health history, biomedical approach to healing, social and family dynamics, lifestyle, academics, personal strengths and spiritual and emotional health in developing a personalized, integrative program for long-term wellness.