Today we’d like to introduce you to Joel Warsh.
Dr. Joel “Gator” Warsh is an Integrative and Holistic Pediatrician in Los Angeles, California. He grew up in Toronto, Canada and completed his undergraduate training there in Kinesiology and Health Sciences before going on to earn his Master’s Degree in Epidemiology and Community Health at Queen’s University. He earned his medical degree from Thomas Jefferson Medical College and completed his Pediatric Residency at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles (CHLA). He started his career working as an attending Pediatrician at CHLA and then worked in private practice in Pasadena and Beverly Hills. He founded Integrative Pediatrics and Medicine in 2018, where he works today.
Additionally, Dr. Gator has studied Holistic and Integrative Medicine. In an effort to provide superior patient care, he incorporates various methodologies into his allopathic medical practice. Dr. Gator is a certified Integrative Medical Practitioner by the American Academy of Integrative Medicine. Dr. Gator has published research in numerous peer-reviewed journals on topics including childhood injuries, obesity and physical activity.
He has been featured in numerous documentaries, films podcasts, and articles including Broken Brain, Dr. Nandi Show, CBS News, LA Parent, Dr. Taz Show and many others. He is also the Medical Advisor for Earth Conscious Films and the owner of IntegrativePediatrics.com.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
No, it has not. First off, opening up your own practice is a tremendous amount of work and risk. There were several months at the beginning where things were slow until word got out about the new office.
As well, integrative medicine is a newer paradigm and it can be controversial at times.
So, as you know, we’re impressed with Integrative Pediatrics – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of and what sets you apart from others.
I run several businesses.
My Integrative Pediatrics office is a medical office that practices the best of western and eastern medicine. We are known for finding the balance between both health worlds. I don’t believe there should even be the term integrative medicine, functional medicine, holistic medicine, etc. It should all just be medicine. I practice what I preach and the office not only contains medical professionals, but also a nutritionist, ayurvedic practitioner, a naturopathic doctor, a therapist and a lactation consultant.
My other company Integrative Pediatrics, is creating a first of its kind summit. We are hoping to bring information to parents for free in a new way with a five days online summit.
So, what’s next? Any big plans?
I think I am most looking forward to the launch of the summit next month. Furthermore, I am working on an online integrative pediatrics wellness kit. This is a course for parents who are interested in learning more about integrative pediatrics. We teach parents what the term means and why it is so important. We have a variety of practitioners speaking about their field and explaining how they integrate into conventional medicine. We also have an entire section which goes through all of the common ailments kids come to my office with and discuss how to think about those from a western and holistic viewpoint.
- Integrative pediatric summit is free
- Website: Integrativepediatrics.com