Dr. Jocelyn Cooper
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine
Pediatrics – Healthcare for Children
At the Center for Integrative Medicine, we take pride in offering an alternative to conventional pediatric care. Dr. Jocelyn Cooper has specialized in pediatrics for over a decade and has knowledge in both conventional treatment options as well as integrative and alternative approaches to your child’s health. As a mother of two young children, she understands the difficulty of raising children and can offer her personal and professional opinion when it comes to the health of your child.
In case you didn’t know, Naturopathic physicians in the state of Oregon are considered primary care providers and can perform well child exams, order all lab work and imaging, and make referrals to specialists just like any other conventional pediatrician.
WELL CHILD CARE
During these visits, Dr. Cooper will spend time getting to know you and your child and will focus on optimizing your child’s health to prevent the develop of chronic diseases in adulthood. At these well visits she will discuss nutrition, sleep, exercise, social stressors, and environmental factors that are affecting your child’s health. Dr. Cooper will partner with you as a parent to support your child’s physical, mental and emotional well-being because we know that the foundation of good health begins in childhood.
At The Center for Integrative Medicine, we plan office visits according to the American Academy of Pediatrics well-child checkup schedule: 3-5 days of life, 2 weeks, 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 9 months, and 12 months for the first year; then 15 months, 18 months, 2 years, and 2.5 years old. Annual visits thereafter.
Dr. Jocelyn Cooper is fluent in discussing the controversial topic of vaccines. Many families seek out her care specifically to have a more personalized approach to vaccines. She brings a full spectrum of knowledge to your office visit to answer all your vaccine questions and concerns.
Dr. Cooper will discuss how vaccines work, why there are so many compared to 20 years ago, go over the various brands and components of vaccines and vaccine schedules. She will discuss the vaccines that are most relevant to the age of your child. For example, vaccines that prevent respiratory illnesses like whooping cough and pneumonia are most important during the first year of life while some others can wait until the child is older.
Often, parents will ask for a delayed or spaced-out vaccine schedule and Dr. Cooper will lay out a schedule for your child that meets these needs. She will also respect your opinion if you choose to hold off on vaccines all together and welcomes a non-judgmental conversation regarding your thoughts on vaccines.
COMMON CHILDHOOD CONDITIONS
At the Center for Integrative Medicine, we are also competent in working with children who are dealing with acute or chronic health issues. Dr. Cooper will collaborate with both parents and the child to come up with a personalized treatment that addresses the root cause of the problem.
We also work in cooperation with any other of your child’s providers to help manage referrals, medications, supplements, and natural treatment options. Most importantly, we are committed to being accessible and will always create space for acute office visits or phone calls when needed.
Here is a list of some of the common reasons your child may be seen:
Failure to thrive
Breastfeeding complications including tongue tie
Reflux and colic
Eczema and other rashes
Recurrent ear infections and colds
Urinary tract infections
Allergies- both food and environmental
Autism and Sensory Processing Disorders
ADHD and other behavior problems
Suicide ideation and self-harm
Birth control options