Naturopathic Pediatrician Honolulu | Natural Pediatrics Oahu Pediatricians

As parents, we always want the best for our children as they grow and develop into young adults. Naturopathic holistic pediatric physician in Honolulu, Hawaii Dr. Diana Joy Ostroff on the island of Oahu, assists parents in giving their children the healthiest possible start in life, providing complete well-baby, pediatric and teen care, and treating a myriad of childhood ailments and chronic conditions through:

  • A whole-child, prevention-based approach
  • All natural, gentle therapies and treatments
  • Addressing the root-cause of health concerns
  • Supporting the body’s innate healing capabilities
  • Collaboration with parents and other health professionals

Your child will grow up faster than you think. We provide you with the tools, resources, and child treatments to ensure they have a strong foundation to grow from.

Why See a Naturopathic Pediatrician in Honolulu, HI

By addressing the root causes of a child’s condition rather than just treating the symptoms, our naturopathic pediatricians in Honolulu can help children overcome common childhood health challenges and thrive. Parents appreciate the gentle, personalized care and the opportunity to be actively involved in their child’s healing journey.

Additionally, our Oahu pediatrician, Dr. Diana Joy Ostroff will work in conjunction with your current pediatrician when it is in the best interest of your child.

 

Conditions Our Pediatricians Treat and Care for

 

Digestive Issues:

  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Food allergies and intolerances

Respiratory Conditions:

  • Asthma
  • Recurrent colds and flu
  • Sinus infections
  • Ear infections
  • Strep throat
  • Allergies

Skin Conditions:

  • Eczema
  • Acne
  • Warts
  • Fungal infections
  • Rashes

Behavioral and Developmental Issues:

  • ADHD/ADD
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Sleep disturbances

Chronic Conditions:

Additional issues:

  • Ear infections
  • Bumped heads
  • Minor lacerations
  • Sprained wrists and ankles
  • Urinary tract infections

 

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Our Approach to Pediatrics on Oahu

Our pediatrician on Honoulu takes a whole-child approach, looking at the root causes of a child’s health concerns rather than just treating symptoms. Our natural pediatrics emphasize prevention, providing guidance on optimal nutrition, stress management, and healthy lifestyle habits to support a child’s overall well-being.

Naturopathic pediatricians use a wide range of safe, natural therapies like herbal medicine, homeopathy, acupuncture, and mind-body techniques. These gentle, non-invasive approaches in pediatrics support the body’s innate healing abilities with minimal side effects.

Importantly, our approach to pediatrics sees parents as active partners in their child’s care. We provide extensive education and resources to empower families to make informed decisions and be involved in the treatment process.

With our specialized training in integrating conventional and natural approaches to pediatrics, our pediatrician, Dr. Diana Joy Ostroff is equipped to optimize children’s health and development in Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • Whole-child approach
  • Emphasis on prevention
  • Natural, Gentle therapies
  • Collaborative partnership w/ parents and conventional pediatricians
  • Nutritional Therapies and Recommendations

Dr. Ostroff is also open to discussing alternative vaccination schedules, and will never insist on your child fitting into a pre-established box, as no two children are the same. Ultimately, she wants you to feel comfortable and safe with the method of care and treatment your child receives, and know that prevention is indeed the best medicine!

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Meet Your Pediatrician, Dr. Diana Joy Ostroff – Hawaii’s Natural Family Doctor

Naturopathic pediatrics and the holistic health of your newborn, infant, toddler and child or teen is one of the specialties of Dr. Diana Joy Ostroff at the Center for Natural Healing Hawaii. With two children of her own, and 20 years of experience as a pediatric physician in Honolulu, she has profound compassion, empathy and understanding of what mothers and fathers go through in terms of caring for the special needs and demands of their children.

Our Oahu holistic pediatrician, Dr. Ostroff, understands that no two children are the same, and takes the time to care and individualize a treatment plan to appropriately suit your child’s personal health care needs.

From concerns about immunization to the use of antibiotics for chronic and re-curing earaches, asthma and allergies, to occasional or frequent diarrhea, constipation, croup, upper respiratory infections and even fussy behavior, Dr. Ostroff knows that you cannot relax until your child is healthy and happy, and takes great effort and pride in seeing to it that you see results in your baby or big boy or girl quickly and painlessly.

Dr. Ostroff has a natural and learned understanding of the delicate systems that impact the health of our youth. She is highly skilled at providing safe, gentle and effective natural care for your young one in Honolulu.

What to Expect During Your First Visit With Our Pediatricians in Honolulu, HI

The primary purpose of the first visit with a naturopathic pediatrician in Honolulu, Hawaii is to establish a comprehensive understanding of the child’s overall health and wellness as well as craft a personalized treatment plan that also encourages the family to be active partners in their child’s care. Here is what to expect during the first visit:

During the first visit, parents can expect a comprehensive intake process where our naturopathic pediatrician will take the time to thoroughly understand your child’s health history, current symptoms, family dynamics, diet, lifestyle, environment, and any other relevant factors. This in-depth intake allows us to get a complete picture of your child’s well-being.

Full Physical Exam

Following the intake and initial assessment, our pediatricians will conduct a full physical exam involving techniques like palpation, observation, and gentle testing. The pediatrician will check your child’s vital signs, growth, development, and any areas of concern.

Holistic Assessment

Once the physical is completed, the pediatrician will conduct a holistic assessment using all of the information gathered. The pediatrician will evaluate your child’s health from a whole-person perspective considering, factors, imbalances or root causes that may be contributing to any issues.

Customized Treatment Plan

Based on the previous assessments the Honolulu pediatrician will work with you to create a customized treatment plan. This may involve dietary changes, botanical medicines, homeopathy, acupuncture, or other gentle, natural therapies.

Collaboration and Open Communication

Throughout the visit, the naturopathic pediatrician will engage the child and you (the parent) in an open discussion. They’ll explain their findings, recommendations, and reasoning in easy-to-understand terms. Your questions and concerns will be addressed thoroughly.

Education

A key focus during the initial consultation with our pediatrician will be equipping you and your family with knowledge, resources, and tools to actively participate in your child’s care. Our pediatrician wants to empower you to support your child’s health at home and will provide you with foundational education on holistic health, including naturopathic medicine.

Follow-Up + Additional Testing

Based on the findings from the initial consultation, we may order appropriate diagnostic tests to gain a better understanding. We will then develop a personalized treatment plan if the test results indicate the need for an intervention.

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On-Going Parent Support and Education

Our pediatricians in Honolulu, Hawaii provide parents and families with comprehensive education, information, and resources on a variety of topics to support their child’s health and wellness. This includes guidance on optimal nutrition for childhood growth and development, as well as identifying and managing food allergies or intolerances. Parents and families also receive information on the use, safety, and dosing of herbal medicines and homeopathic remedies, as well as the synergistic effects of combining natural therapies.

The pediatricians educate families on lifestyle factors that impact child health, such as age-appropriate sleep hygiene and routines, techniques for supporting emotional well-being through practices like mindfulness and yoga, and environmental considerations. Our pediatricians also teach parents about childhood development milestones, strategies to encourage healthy progress, and warning signs that may require intervention.

A key focus in our approach to pediatrics is empowering parents to prevent and safely manage common childhood illnesses using natural methods. Our Honolulu pediatricians provide extensive vaccine education as well, discussing research on safety and efficacy, alternative scheduling options & choices, and ways to support the immune system before and after vaccinations.

Our goal is to ensure parents understand recommendations and feel able to implement them at home, while also guiding parents on newborn care.

Holistic, Naturopathic, and Pediatrics Care for Your Maturing Teen

Raising a teenager in today’s world of uncertainties is challenging enough without the unnecessary worries and concerns with whether your child is healthy enough to endure the stress and demands of an uncertain future.

Dr. Diana Joy Ostroff is sensitive to the physical and psychological pain and stress of teen acne, PMS, ADD, ADHD, moodiness, teenage depression and insecurity, and is a master at motivating your teen in making good choices when entering a social circle of unhealthy choices as they age. She can also advise you and your family on the appropriate holistic medicines for a variety of conditions.

By using our approach to pediatrics in conjunction with naturopathic therapeutics including nutritional, vitamin, mineral, homeopathic and herbal support, your teen can get through high school feeling calm and happy, liking him or herself better and knowing what is appropriate for maintaining a healthy balanced life. Dr. Ostroff will empower your teenager and serve as a strong role model for good choices and a healthy, happy life.

Dr. Ostroff believes in and instills strong ethical effort and intention in alleviating unwanted, uncomfortable and annoying symptoms that inhibit your teen from being all they can be and performing their school work to the best of their ability. Imagine a teenager who is healthy and balanced, and you knowing that you are doing right for them.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Diana Joy Ostroff at the Center for Natural Medicine, please call 808-373-9966.

More Information: What is Naturopathic Medicine?

Naturopathic medicine and holistic healing focuses on preventing illness and achieving optimum health. Naturopathic physicians are also trained and skilled in diagnosing and treating disease. Naturopathic pediatrics includes helping parents give their children the healthiest possible start in life, providing complete well-baby and child care, and treating a myriad of childhood ailments and chronic conditions.

In Hawaii, Naturopathic doctors are licensed as primary care physicians, along with MDs and DOs. They perform physical exams, order or perform diagnostic tests, and diagnose and treat illness. They are licensed to prescribe certain drugs, such as antibiotics and hormones, when appropriate. Most naturopathic doctors have a healthy respect for conventional medicine and have regular referral relationships with MDs who are open to naturopathic treatment.

How Are Naturopathic Physicians Different From a ‘Regular’ Doctor?

People often ask, “How is a naturopathic physician different from a ‘regular’ doctor?” and then go on to ask “is there a holistic pediatrician near me?” after learning about how naturopathic physicians approach health and wellness. Where naturopathic physicians stand out is through their treatment of the root-cause of sickness, not just the symptoms.

For example, it is not uncommon to have a parent bring in a child with recurrent ear infections. The child usually has received antibiotics multiple times and may be a candidate for a tympanostomy (having tubes put into her eardrums).

In some cases, the child already has tubes, but is continuing to get ear infections. While her medical doctor has been diligent in treating the child’s infections, there may never have been a discussion with the family about what might be causing the recurrent ear infections and what steps can be taken to correct those causes.

Tolle causum is something naturopathic doctors are instructed in school—this is Latin for “find the cause.” Identifying and treating the underlying causes of illness is one of the guiding principles in our pediatrics approach and naturopathic medicine at large.

Naturopathic Treatments

In Honolulu, Hawaii, naturopathic treatment frequently involves dietary changes, and making sure that your child is getting more (or less) of certain foods. This type of treatment can show dramatic results, but it generally doesn’t happen overnight. What do you do in the interim to bring your child (and yourself) some relief?

Before the advent of antibiotics and modern drugs, physicians relied upon medicines derived from plant and animal sources to help their patients regain their health. Poultices and steams using medicinal herbs were used to speed recovery from colds and flu.

These treatments may not seem to be as sophisticated as modern medicines, but with the dangers surrounding antibiotic overuse and the side effects produced by many medications, these treatments are gaining new respect. Naturopathic physicians have large dispensaries of natural remedies that can help alleviate symptoms when antibiotics or other drugs are not really the answer.

More Information About The Center for Natural Healing Hawaii

At the Center for Natural Healing Hawaii, our naturopathic pediatricians provide holistic, whole-child healthcare services, addressing root causes rather than just symptoms. With over 30 years of experience helping families, our team utilizes gentle, natural therapies to support each child’s innate healing in Honolulu, Hawaii. For more information, contact our office. 

Center for Natural Healing Hawaii
5283 Kimokeo St, Honolulu, HI 96821
(808)-373-9966

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