Treating Common Gastrointestinal Complaints in Children

Speaker: 
David Miller, M.D., L.Ac.
Lecture Type: 
Breakout Session
Lecture Day: 
Day 2
Room: 
Fletcher Challenge Theatre
Credits: 
1.50

Description: 

This class will review the most common presenting gastrointestinal problems in children, including their differential diagnoses, red flags, and integrative treatment options.  Biomedical patterns and Chinese medical patterns will be cross-referenced, and suggested treatment protocols for these reviewed.  Content will include both biomedical supplements and Chinese medical approaches such as acupuncture, herbal medicine, and tui na.  This is intended to be a practical session providing specific treatment strategies in the context of clinical safety.

Objectives:

  • Identify the most common presenting gastrointestinal complaints in children and their differential diagnoses
  • Recognize red flags in treatment to assure clinical safety.
  • Identify Chinese medical patterns and their biomedical correlates
  • Become familiar with the mainstream biomedical treatment approaches likely provided to families
  • Understand integrative treatment strategies and their rationale to treat common clinical patterns effectively using natural methods.
David Miller, M.D., L.Ac.

Dr. David W. Miller, MD, LAc is one of the only MD physicians in the U.S. dually board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).  Dr. Miller received his Bachelor’s degree in Theoretical Mathematics from Vassar College, his M.D. from the Brown University School of Medicine, and completed his internship and residency in Pediatrics at the University of Chicago.  He then completed his Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine with the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago.

Dr. Miller is currently in private practice with East-West Integrated Medicine, but is also an instructor at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago where he designed the school’s Integrative Pediatrics curriculum. At Pacific College, he has also designed and taught curriculum for the study of Integrative Endocrinology, Nephrology, Public Health, and Medical Communications.  Dr. Miller sees all ages in his practices, but specializes in Pediatrics seeing patients from newborn to adulthood.

Dr. Miller is also involved with organized medicine and medical legislation, and is the chair of the American Society of Acupuncturists, president of the Illinois Acupuncture Federation, Legislative Director for the Illinois Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and sits on the Illinois Board of Acupuncture with Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.  He is a subject matter expert and chair of the Biomedical Examination Committee for the NCCAOM, and is a peer reviewer for Meridians:  The Journal of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.  He is a member of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture, the National Physicians Alliance, the American Medical Association, the Illinois State Medical Society, and the Chicago Medical Society as well, and sits on the ISMS Council on Education and Health Workforce.   Dr. Miller also participates in the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Complementary and Integrative Medicine. 

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515 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC
Canada

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