Neurodevelopmental Pediatrics for ADHD and Autism at the Osher Integrative Medicine Center

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Osher Integrative Medicine Center at the UCSF Mount Zion campus

The Neurodevelopmental Clinic at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine is headed by Sanford C. Newmark, MD. Dr. Newmark specializes in the integrative and holistic treatment of children with Autism and ADHD. He combines conventional medicine with nutrition, behavior management and various complementary modalities. Working with Dr. Newmark in this clinic are Dionne Detraz, integrative nutritionist, and Kimberly Tompkins, child psychologist. We strive to work seamlessly with the ANP clinics to provide comprehensive evaluation and care.

Location

Phone numbers:
Appointments: (415) 353-7716
Fax: (415) 353-7358

Clinic address:
Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
1545 Divisadero Street, 4th Floor
San Francisco, California

There is limited street parking but $6/hour valet parking at the Mount Zion Hospital just across the street.

Evaluation

Dr. Newmark thoroughly evaluates your child’s overall health, including his or her strengths and abilities as well as challenges. From this process, you and your child will then receive a treatment plan that emphasizes natural and safe interventions and that complements your family’s unique needs and values. In addition to conducting an initial evaluation and providing recommendations, we will work together over time with you and your child to adjust or change our treatments to ensure your child’s long-term success.

Preparation

The Osher Center accepts most medical insurance, but may not be covered by HMO plans without referrals. Patients are responsible to obtain any required authorizations or referrals before their appointment. Please consult your health insurance policy or health insurance customer service agent.

We ask patients to fill out an intake form detailing the child’s medical history. This will help us gather the information we need to make the best use of our time together. We request that these be returned before the appointment, along with any medical reports or other evaluations that are relevant and would help us in our assessment.

Because we perform an in-depth evaluation the entire initial assessment takes place over two 1-hour sessions between one and three weeks apart. There may be laboratory tests or additional information gathering done in the interval.