The Affiliate Program

Holistic health care involves treating the patient as a whole person, not just a skyflowers-bigcollection of symptoms or body parts. As such, we rely on modern medicine techniques, supplemented by integrative health care modalities. Multiple care providers, all with experience with children and adolescents, are available in the Fairmount Pediatrics office, including:

Come into the office for a brochure with all affiliate provider phone numbers, or, click on the links above to read about each provider..

You can call each to schedule an appointment, conveniently located in the affiliate office at Fairmount Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.

Ameet Ravital, DiHom

Homeopath

AmeetAmeet offers classical homeopathic consultation. Classical homeopathy was developed by Samuel Hahnemann over 200 years ago, and is practiced around the world in dozens of countries. His approach is to meet with both the child and the parent to develop a holistic sense of the child’s temperament, physical constitution and chronic health patterns. By matching this portrait to the profiles of various homeopathic remedies, he is able to suggest ones that will best support a return to good health.

Homeopathy’s goal is to help strengthen the constitution and thereby raise the general level of health of the patient, and not to treat any particular disease or illness. However, by supporting the body’s own wisdom, homeopathy has helped children and adults struggling with chronic health issues, repeated infections, and emotional and behavioral difficulties.

Ameet has been practicing homeopathy for four years. He has also practiced as a clinical psychologist since 1999 (earning his doctorate from Temple University), with strong interests in positive parenting, mindfulness meditation and the stress-illness connection.

He lives in Mt. Airy with his wife and two very active boys.

Ameet can be reached at 267-357-6962 , or by email via his web page, www.ravitalhome.com.

Brian Gattuso, PhD

School Psychologist

brianDr. Brian Gattuso specializes in evaluating learning profiles, social-emotional and behavioral challenges (e.g., ADHD, learning disabilities, autism) and mental giftedness.

School neuropsychological and psychoeducational evaluations are conducted for students who may need   reasonable accommodations/modifications (e.g., extra time on tests, reduced course load, note-taking) or special education services (e.g., IEP’s, gifted enrichment activities).

Evaluations are designed to address your unique referral concerns and questions and to provide related recommendations.

Dr. Gattuso earned graduate degrees from Columbia University, Teacher’s College, and Temple University.  He has worked with children, adults and families for 20+ years.  Over the recent years, Dr. Gattuso works as a School Psychologist for the School District of Philadelphia and runs his private practice with associates to service charter schools, nonprofit agencies and local families. He has been featured on 48 Hours and in the New York Times, had work presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association and the New York Academy of Science, completed his dissertation on the effects of inclusion on general education students, and, most recently, been published in the Journal of Behavioral Neuroscience. He is on the board of a local daycare center.

Dr. Gattuso lives with his wife, previously a special education teacher and now a pediatric orthopedic surgeon, and his two young daughters, in the Fairmount/Art Museum section of Philadelphia.

APPOINTMENTS:

Dr. Gattuso is available to conduct screenings or comprehensive assessments.  Email BrianWG@Temple.EDU or call (267) 974-7525 for more information.

Beth Rosenwasser, PhD, BCBA-D, LPC

Behavioral Therapist

BethRosenwasserFIGHTDr. Rosenwasser attended the University of Pennsylvania on scholarship graduating magna cum laude in Philosophy with a minor in the natural sciences. She completed her Master’s in Education and then a doctorate in Educational Psychology as a recipient of a Russell Conwell Fellowship at Temple University.  A charter Board Certified Behavior Analyst, she writes training curricula for behaviorists and will be coordinating the training program for master’s ABA students at Temple University beginning fall 2012.  She is committed to the research-based practice of counseling, ensuring that what gets talked about in session translates to positive changes in your, and your children’s lives.  In addition to her excellent academic credentials, she is the mother of school-aged twins, one of whom has special needs.

Patients describe “Dr. Beth” as easy to talk to, warm and non-judgmental.  With more than 20 years experience, she offers children, teens, and their parents, concrete, workable solutions to difficult situations. Together, you and she will break down challenges, prioritize and clarify goals, practice skills, and create a measurable follow-up plan.  Patients appreciate her ability to ‘keep it real,’ developing practical solutions in 1-12 sessions, or in longer-term therapy.

Dr. Rosenwasser does not accept insurance, however, she offers a wide sliding scale, and works hard to make her services affordable and available to everyone. Please click here to see the sliding scale, but please, if you are still concerned about cost, contact her to discuss it!

Dr. Beth Rosenwasser is onsite at Fairmount Pediatrics Mondays and Tuesdays, both day and evening. She is happy to speak to you about your concerns. Contact her by telephone at (215) 498-1270, or by email at Beth.Rosenwasser@gmail.com

Ula Katsoulis

Craniosacral Therapist

UlaphotoUla Katsoulis LMT CST is a licensed massage therapist specializing in CranioSacral Therapy and Visceral Manipulation. She studied massage therapy at the Swedish Institute in New York City, where she studied massage therapy, anatomy, apthology and neurology. She received her new York State licensure in massage Therapy in 2002.

Craniosacral Therapy is a light, non – invasive touch therapy that helps the body self -correct its restrictions via the Central Nervous System: it releases tensions deep within the body to relieve pain and dysfunction, and creates optimum health and performance. It is a safe effective therapy suitable for infants to elders.

Visceral Manipulation is a gentle form of manual therapy that focuses on the harmonious relationships between the motions of the organs and the structures of the body, having a balancing effect , so that the organs can move freely without getting abnormally stuck in the musculoskeletal system, creating tension, irritation and inflammation. It is a safe, effective therapy suitable for infants to elders.

Children respond very well to both of these modalities, as their nervous systems are developing, and they are able to assimilate the new input from the sessions easily, setting the stage for optimal wellbeing and growth as individuals. Ula employs these two cutting edge modalities with outstanding clincal results , and is a true believer in the body’s ability to cure itself .

To obtain more information visit : www.phillypainrelief.com , email: ula@phillypainrelief.com or call Ula at (646) 645-5207 for a phone consultation . She is available for sessions at Fairmount Pediatrics Monday and Tuesday mornings.

Carol Kaminski, MA – CCC

Speech Therapist

CarolCarol Kaminski, M.A. – CCC is a Certified/Licensed Speech/Language Pathologist who specializes in working with children. The focus of her practice is to maximize children’s communication potential through activities that are fun and functional.

Carol offers speech and language evaluations and treatment to address needs in the areas of articulation, expressive and receptive language, pragmatic language (social skills), and fluency. She is also available to support parents through the process of a speech IEP/IFSP.

In addition, Carol offers a quick screening to determine if speech services are warranted. This brief, 20 minute quick screen will include a brief assessment of your child’s speech sound production, language comprehension and expressive communication skills. This can help to determine if a detailed speech and language evaluation is necessary. You may want to consider a speech/language screening if you have concerns regarding your child’s communication abilities or he/she is not meeting the age expected milestones. The fee is $28.00 and scheduling is often within 1-2 weeks.

Carol has worked in schools throughout the region for over 30 years. She has taught in the LaSalle University school of Speech-Language-Hearing Science for the past 10 years. Carol resides in the Fairmount neighborhood with her husband and 11 year old daughter.

Contact Information: CarolKaminski1@aol.com; Phone: 215-266-0230.

Andrea Elovson, CGSC

Sleep Consultant
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Andrea Elovson, CGSC is the founder of Sleepy-Bug: Family Sleep Support LLC., a pediatric sleep education and coaching service specializing in families of children ages birth to five years. The aim of Andrea’s practice is to educate parents about baby/child sleep and to create individualized sleep plans that help the whole family get much needed rest.

Andrea provides effective, safe solutions to a wide range of pediatric sleep problems including excessive night waking; short, inconsistent naps; dropping naps, “bedtime battles” and transferring to a crib.
Andrea services include private one-on-one consultations (phone or in-home) as well as parent workshops, corporate seminars and sleep education for health care providers.
Andrea’s offers a free, 15 minute phone call to prospective clients. The call allows parents to briefly discuss their child’s sleep issues and to hear Andrea’s treatment recommendations. Andrea is giving patients of Fairmont Pediatrics a discounted rate on a phone based, 60 minute private consultation. Please contact Andrea for pricing. This discounted hourly rate can also be applied to semi-private consultations (two families of children the same age).
Andrea completed her sleep consulting training and certification through the Gentle Sleep Coaching Program and is an active member of the International Association of Child Sleep Consultants. She continues to attend ongoing advanced training in the areas of counseling, child development, secure attachment theory, working with the breastfeeding mother and sleep science. Andrea has helped families in the United States, South America, Australia, Ireland and the UK. Sleepy Bug has been featured in Philadelphia magazine (Best of Philly 2013), MainLine Today, the Expectant Moter’s Guide to Phiadelphia and Parents Express.
Andrea lives in Wyndmoor, PA with her husband and three children.
Contact/Appointments:
Contact Andrea by calling  267-432-1020 or by email at info@sleepy-bug.com.
For more information about Sleepy Bug: Family Sleep Support, LLC log onto www.sleepy-bug.com

Brenda Lazin

Registered Dietitian

BrendaNutrition counseling can provide you with an assessment and guidance in your child’s eating habits, whether it be for the ‘picky eater’, failure to thrive, overweight or other diet-related issues.

 

“A Registered Dietitian for 25 years and certified by the American Dietetic Association in Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management, I have considerable experience in working with youth and their families in making healthier food choices.”

Contact Brenda by calling 267-283-5915 or by email at brendalazin@gmail.com.brenda.lazin@gmail.com.

Diane Lawley, RN, CLC, CD, PCD (DONA)

Certified Lactation Counselor (Healthy Children’s Center for Breastfeeding)

DianeMy goal is to assist birthing families to understand the wonderful benefits of breastfeeding for both mother and baby, to facilitate the initiation of breastfeeding comfortably and to be successful in reaching their breastfeeding goals. The mother and baby sometimes need help along the way and I would love to be a resource for you!

For the past 14 years I have been assisting families through their birth and breastfeeding experiences as a certified birth and postpartum doula and for the past year as a certified lactation counselor. I also bring 35 years of experience as an RN having worked in pediatric nursing and research at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. I am proud to say that I successfully breastfed my 2 wonderful children for over a year and am now the proud Grandmother of a beautiful, healthy, formerly breastfed toddler.

Here’s a link to an article Alexis Lieberman and I wrote together: http://choicesinchildbirth.wordpress.com/

Please call or email to make an appointment

Phone: 610-329-6311   Email: beautiful_beginnings@yahoo.com

Breastfeeding supplies

Occasionally you may need breastfeeding supplies, scale or pump rentals.
These will be available through www.familybirthmark.com and can be available
at your Lactation Counseling visit.