Lawrence Palevsky MD, FAAP, ABHM

dr_pic_02Dr. Palevsky is a board certified pediatrician who uses a holistic approach in his practice of pediatric medicine. He integrates the use of western medicine and alternative therapies to prevent and treat children’s illnesses, and offers options to families who are interested in a broader medical approach to their children’s health and wellness. Dr. Palevsky values the role(s) illness may play in children’s lives and supports the use of safe, non-suppressive treatments to assist them in their healing. He is a strong advocate for the education and empowerment of families. Dr. Palevsky strives to help parents access their knowledge and strengthen their confidences through their own experiences and intuition, thus supporting the idea parents are the primary care providers for their children.

Dr. Palevsky offers consultations and educational programs to families and practitioners in the areas of preventive and holistic health, nutrition for infants and children, safe, alternative treatments for common and difficult to treat pediatric conditions, vaccination controversies, mindful parenting and rethinking the medical paradigm. Dr. Palevsky discusses the fundamental principles of how children grow and mature and how we can nurture and support these processes without damaging their systems with suppressive policies and therapies.

Dr. Palevsky uses an integrative approach with children and families who experience such conditions as asthma, eczema, allergies, inflammatory bowel disease, ear infections, chronic congestion, diabetes, obesity, learning disabilities, developmental delays, neurological conditions, side effects of chronic medication use and perceived vaccination damage. Case by case he incorporates and counsels about the benefits of preventive medicine, nutrition, lifestyle changes, acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, chiropractic, osteopathy, cranial-sacral therapy, environmental medicine, homeopathy, essential oils and natural healing modalities such as aromatherapy, yoga, Reiki, meditation, reflexology and mindfulness.

Dr. Palevsky received his medical degree from the NYU School of Medicine in 1987. He completed a three year pediatric residency at the Mount Sinai Hospital in NYC and a one year fellowship at Bellevue Hospital-NYU School of Medicine in the pediatric outpatient department and emergency room. Dr. Palevsky’s clinical practice includes experience in pediatric emergency and intensive care medicine, in-patient and out-patient pediatric medicine, neonatal intensive care medicine, newborn and delivery room medicine and conventional, holistic and integrative pediatric private practice. Dr. Palevsky is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, President of the American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA), chair of the 2005 AHMA conference, Holism & Family Health, President of the Holistic Pediatric Association, a Diplomate of the American Board of Holistic Medicine and a medical advisory board member to, Natural Gourmet Cookery School in New York City, Families for Natural Living and the National Vaccine Information Center.

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