This is one of the biggest questions I get. I do take unvaccinated children because I feel that everyone has the right to choose what’s best for their child and not every child is the same. I treat all patients and believe in the family’s right to choose. If they want to vaccinate their child, I work with the family to create a customized vaccinations protocol based on each child and their specific risk factors. Assessing a child’s risk is performed by using specialized testing to see how quickly they detoxify. I often work with families after their vaccination to detoxify the child which limits the long-term effects. I do not vaccinate in office.
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Holistic medicine includes many different modalities- functional medicine, integrative medicine, whole food nutrition, herbalism, botanicals and traditional wisdom. All of these areas give the body what it needs to repair itself. These are the long-term solutions to prevent disease and allow the body to heal itself from the inside out. There are solutions that cover up symptoms but there are no other solutions that provide lifelong cures like holistic medicine.
The average visit with a primary care pediatrician in America is only 8 minutes. Our initial consultation is 90 minutes, followed by 60-minute follow-ups. The reason more time is needed in holistic pediatrics is because every single child is different and, as a result, their treatment must be customized to their personal needs. Giving specialized attention and time to each family is of utmost importance at Blossom Pediatrics, where I recognize that this is an imperative part of the healing process.
Functional medicine includes a variety of high tech testing options, which require a high level of specialized training and time to utilize these tests. These tests allow us to take a deep look into the root of the problem. I then utilize remedies from Mother Earth to formulate customized treatment plans to most effectively and permanently heal your child’s body.
Chronic childhood illness can be significantly reversed if not completely eliminated.
These treatment options are accessible to everyone with the right knowledge and desire to make a change in their health.
Whole and natural foods provide the body with all the building blocks it needs to fight and eliminate disease.
As a pediatrician, I only use evidence-based practices that are completely safe treatment options for children. While adults have a different ‘safety profile’ for treatments, children also have a safety profile that is specific to age. I follow these guidelines incredibly diligently and have been practicing the implementation of this for 15 years so you know your child is always receiving safe, expert care.
While I do use conventional medications as temporary or life sustaining solutions, it is not a sustainable long-term solution. They do not fix the initial root cause of the problem, and when used long term medications will likely cause more damage than good.
The goal is to safely wean your child off all medications. I work collaboratively with your child’s specialists to fully transition them to living medication and symptom free.
Dr. Gluzman will function as a consultant specialist for your healthcare needs. While we can fulfill your preventative medicine needs and perform annual physicals and exams, we do not administer vaccinations or provide urgent, emergent, or acute care visits. Blossom Pediatrics requires you to maintain a relationship with your primary care pediatrician or primary care family practice physician for these needs. Dr. Gluzman will collaborate with other members of your healthcare team, including physicians, therapists, nutritionists, and other practitioners, as necessary and appropriate.
Dr. Gluzman serves people, not insurance providers. We remove the middle-man, co-pays, and unpleasant surprises [denials]. The comprehensive and dedicated work at Blossom Pediatrics is considered above the standard of care and, therefore, elective as far as the insurance industry is concerned. Therefore, Blossom Pediatrics is out-of-network on all major insurances to have clinical independence to optimize your child’s healing. The in-depth evaluations and time required to address your concerns properly require this type of flexibility.
If you choose to seek insurance reimbursement, Blossom Pediatrics will work with you to provide detailed documentation to submit to your insurance carrier for reimbursement directly from them to you.
However, routine labs and radiology studies ordered by Blossom Pediatrics are generally covered by your insurance. Insurance may cover some advanced, functional, and comprehensive testing, but not all.
We do everything we can to ensure holistic, integrative, and functional medicine is affordable and available to everyone, including the ability to use Flexible Savings Accounts and Health Savings Accounts.
Dr. Nelli Gluzman stands out with her distinctive approach to pediatrics. As a board-certified pediatrician with over a decade of experience, she holds licenses in both NY and NJ. Currently, she’s pursuing her second board certification from the American Academy of Lifestyle Medicine. While Dr. Gluzman is rooted in conventional (western) pediatrics, she strictly adheres to evidence-based practices, ensuring both effectiveness and safety. For over ten years, she has meticulously followed these standards, guaranteeing that your child always receives expert care. Dr. Gluzman has dedicated herself to studying, practicing, and teaching holistic, functional, and integrative pediatrics. Embracing a comprehensive spectrum of treatments, she delves into whole-food nutrition, herbalism, botanicals, and time-honored wisdom. These time-honored techniques are curated to fortify a child’s body, allowing it to heal. Beyond just masking symptoms, Dr. Gluzman’s holistic approach ensures your child continues to thrive. For kids who are on multiple medications or have chronic medical problems, we focus on the underlying root causes rather than just treating symptoms. Our methodology combines evidence-based testing, in-depth functional medicine evaluations, carefully researched supplements, and sound nutritional advice. With this integrated approach, Dr. Gluzman designs individualized health plans to ensure optimal well-being for your child. While we do use conventional medications as temporary or life-sustaining solutions, there are more sustainable long-term solutions. They do not fix the initial root cause of the problem, and when used, long-term medications will likely cause more damage than good. The goal is to wean your child off all medications safely. Your child’s wellness (and health issues) are all interrelated and intersecting. Health is not just body but also mind, spirit, and community. This is the reason why comprehensive care is at the core of Blossom Pediatrics. We ensure that all the factors that influence health, wellness, and disease are considered. This allows for the most effective and impactful treatment of your child’s existing conditions and preventing future illness.
We welcome all children into our practice, respecting the prerogative of families to determine the care for their children. Recognizing the unique circumstances and needs of each child and family, our role is to provide informed guidance. We assist parents in devising a tailored vaccination protocol, taking into account the specific risk factors of each child. This involves specialized testing to evaluate potential risks. Post-vaccination, we collaborate with families to facilitate detoxification processes, aiming to mitigate any long-term effects. Please note that we do not administer vaccinations in our facility. While we currently do not offer vaccinations, we can provide referrals to trusted providers for this service.
Most pediatric visits in the U.S. are quick, often just 8 minutes. Here’s how we’re different:
- Consultation Duration: Our initial session is designed to span 60-90 minutes, ensuring a thorough understanding. Subsequent follow-ups are structured for 45-60 minutes, allowing for a deep dive into your child’s progress and any evolving needs.
- Tailored Pediatric Care: Recognizing the distinctiveness of each child, our methodology is rooted in personalization. At Blossom Pediatrics, our commitment is to provide undivided attention, ensuring that every aspect of your child’s health is addressed.
- Discussion Points: During the consultation, Dr. Gluzman will delve into:
- Present health status and any specific concerns or symptoms.
- Comprehensive medical history, including medications, allergies, and any known sensitivities.
- Lifestyle intricacies encompassing dietary habits, sleep patterns, physical activity, and stress factors.
- Any other pertinent details that contribute to a holistic understanding of your child’s well-being.
- Prior Medical Documentation: Should you possess previous lab results, medical records, or specialist consultation notes, kindly provide them in advance. This facilitates a more integrated assessment of your child’s health trajectory.
- Examination Protocols: The session will incorporate a blend of conventional pediatric assessments and functional medicine evaluations tailored to your child’s specific needs.
- Functional Medicine Approach: Our advanced diagnostic tools enable a profound understanding of underlying health concerns. Drawing from this insight and leveraging natural therapeutic modalities, Dr. Gluzman formulates a bespoke care strategy for your child. Many parents have attested to significant enhancements in their child’s health and livlihood through thisintegrative approach.
- Concluding Recommendations: Post consultation, Dr. Gluzman may advocate specific lab tests to refine the diagnostic process further. Additionally, she will outline an initial wellness blueprint, charting the course for your child’s enhanced health journey.
Our overarching aim is to be a collaborative partner in your child’s health, offering expertise and guidance every step of the way.
Your first follow-up appointment is complimentary. At that visit, we will review the results of any functional medicine laboratory testing and your successes and challenges since your last appointment, after which Dr. Gluzman will further personalize your treatment program.
This and future visits are 45-60 minutes long, based on your needs and the complexity of your conditions. Often, if you have achieved your goals after 1-2 visits, you “graduate” from our practice!
If you have a medical emergency or need to be seen urgently for an acute illness, please call your primary care provider, call 911, or visit your nearest Emergency Room / Urgent Care Center.
If you would like to learn more about Dr. Gluzman’s approach to pediatric care and wellness, book a 25-minute discovery call with Dr. Nelli Gluzman to explore how Blossom Pediatrics PC can assist in optimizing your child’s health journey. Utilize this opportunity to ask questions, discuss ideas and options, and develop a personalized plan of action to meet your child’s unique health requirements. The fee for the call will be credited towards any future booking service or programs.
Yes, absolutely! Dr. Gluzman has participated in speaking events locally and nationally for over 10 years. Dr. Gluzman enjoys connecting with, teaching, empowering, and inspiring the community and educating and empowering other healthcare providers! She enjoys connecting with the local and national community for community events, as well as participating in both local and national educational events for physicians, the media, and podcasts. Please note the press kit here.
Typically, Dr. Gluzman’s speaking calendar fills up approximately 4-6 months ahead of time. Kindly email us a detailed message at press@BlossomPediatrics, and our press liaison will contact you as soon as possible!