Gene Nathan MD Consults provides integrative medicine (Traditional Western medicine plus complementary health care) and developmental care for children and their families. This site is dedicated to the care we offer for children and their families. For a quick review of our services, see “Quick Reference” Page.

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Caring for a child with a chronic condition such as allergies, developmental or behavioral disorders can be a full time job! There are so many factors to balance: medical treatments, rehabilitative efforts, school placement issues, and the effects on the family. Dr. Gene Nathan (Dr. Gene) uses a systems approach to address the medical issues of the child and the family, including diet, nutritional support, developmental approaches, brain approaches, and work on improving relationships within the family – crucial to long term success. Dr. Gene helps families prioritize the long laundry lists of possible approaches, so that parents can make decisions as to where to use their precious resources of time, energy, and attention.

Dr. Gene Nathan served as the Medical Director for the American Academy of Pediatrics, San Diego Chapter, and practices at Gene Nathan M.D.Consults. He trained at the University of Rochester and UCSD, and practiced general pediatrics in Chula Vista and with Scripps Clinic in San Diego for nearly 30 years. He helped to establish two level II intensive care nurseries in Chula Vista, and was President of the local chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics for four years.

He served as medical director for the Center for Healthier Communities at Rady Children’s Hospital until 2002, and helped establish the Healthy Developmental Services program for First Five San Diego, where he was the county wide medical director. In addition to traditional Western medical approaches, Dr. Nathan has studied herbs, nutrition, cranio-sacral therapy and body work, and various complementary medical healing traditions. He completed a fellowship with Massachusetts University in Infant and Early Childhood mental health.

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