Pediatric Health

Dr. Sjovold brings years of experience working with children of all ages and in various
stages of growth to her practice. Understanding that doctors’ visits can be an intimidating experience, she strives to make visits fun, encouraging, and child-centered in order to foster a positive attitude toward doctors and healing.

Commonly treated childhood conditions and symptoms include:

  • Allergies and sensitivites
  • Asthma and other respiratory conditions (e.g., bronchitis, frequent colds, sinus infections)
  • Recurrent ear infections
  • Attention deficit/Hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD)
  • Behavioural and mood problems (e.g., anxiety, depression)
  • Eczema and other skin conditions (e.g., acne, diaper rash, hives)
  • Digestive problems (e.g., bloating, colic, constipation, diarrhea, reflux, vomiting)
  • Sleep problems

Services include:

  • Food allergy and sensitivity testing
  • Urine testing to assess for the presence of intestinal yeast and bacteria, vitamin and mineral levels, oxidative stress, and neurotransmitter levels for behavioral, mood, learning and movement (i.e. Tics) disorders
  • Infant food introduction and child nutrition with emphasis on preventing the development of food sensitivities and allergies
    Note: The health of the infant and the mother are closely related, therefore it is often necessary to treat both in order to achieve optimal health
  • Individualized treatment using a combination of botanical herbs, nutritional supplements, homeopathy, and hydrotherapy
  • Well-Baby and Well-Child exams to assess for proper physical development, monitor growth patterns, feeding, and daily activities
    Note: exams are recommended at 2-3 months, 4-6 months, 7-9 months, 10-12 months, 18 months, 2 years, and yearly afterwards
  • Pre- and post-vaccination support
Photo credit: © Bernard Gelb