|September 23, 2012||
Integrative Pediatrics: The Future is Now
Lawrence D. Rosen, MD
The world is at a crossroads. At no point in our collec-tive lifetimes have we witnessed comparable social and economic challenges. Healthcare transforma-tion is no longer a luxury wish-list item; it has become an absolute imperative. The good news? Central to the debate is a growing recognition that true wellness care—primary preventive medicine—must be a cornerstone of any successful plan to resurrect our failing disease-care system. Witness the buzz generated by the Institute of Medicine’s February 2009 Summit on Integrative Medicine and the Health of the Public.1 At long last, public ofﬁ cials charged with opera-tionalizing healthcare system change have acknowledged the value of integrative medicine as part of the solution.