Alan Greene MD

Dr. Greene is a pediatrician in private practice, committed to giving extraordinary care to his patients. In addition, his mission includes improving the health of people around the world, focusing on children.

In 1995, he launched DrGreene.com, cited by the AMA as "the pioneer physician Web site". His award-winning site has received over 100 million Unique Users from parents, concerned family members, students, and healthcare professionals.

Education

Dr. Greene is a graduate of Princeton University and the University of California at San Francisco. Upon completion of his pediatric residency program at Children's Hospital Medical Center of Northern California he served as Chief Resident. He entered primary care pediatrics in January 1993.

Co-Founder

Dr. Greene is a Co-founder of Bambini Furtuna and doc.ai. Bambini Furtuna offers innovative wellness remedies and rituals for children, made with potent, pure organic ingredients. Their plant-based ingredients have been used for centuries to treat minor maladies and are met with modern science to create innovative formulations. The product range excludes the “no-no’s” from ingredient lists compiled by EU and US regulatory authorities, as well as databases from Environmental Working Group. The brand is founded by Dr. Greene, co-founder of DrGreene.com, Cheryl Greene, mother of four and organic devotee, Agatha Luczo, and clean beauty pioneer Kim Walls.

doc.ai is a consumer-controlled, decentralized and secure health AI platform. Users choose who, when and how long to share their medical data via the doc.ai app. With the User's permission, the data can be part of powerful medical trials searching for previously hidden correlations.

Non-Profit Work

In 2010 Dr. Greene founded the WhiteOut Movement to change how babies in the United States are fed. In 2012 he founded TICC TOCC - Transitioning Immediate Cord Clamping To Optimal Cord Care.

Dr. Greene is the Founding President of the Society for Participatory Medicine and has served as both President and Board Chair of Hi-Ethics (Health Internet Ethics). He is on the Board of Directors for One Heart World WideEat Real and The Lundberg Institute. Dr. Greene is the Past President of The Organic Center and a past Member of the Board of Directors of Healthy Child Healthy World. He is a founding partner of the Collaborative on Health and the Environment. He has also served as an advisor to URAC for both their inaugural and their updated health web site accreditation program. He is a founding member of the e-Patient Scholars Working Group, and a founding board member of the Center for Information Therapy.

Publications

Dr. Greene is the author of Feeding Baby Green (Wiley, 2009), Raising Baby Green (Wiley, 2007), From First Kicks to First Steps (McGraw-Hill, 2004), The Parent's Complete Guide to Ear Infections (People's Medical Society, 1997), and a co-author of The A.D.A.M. Illustrated Family Health Guide (A.D.A.M., Inc., 2004). He is the medical expert for three additional books, The Parent's Soup A-to-Z Guide to Your New Baby, (Contemporary Books, 1998) The Parent's Soup A-to-Z Guide to Your Toddler, (Contemporary Books, 1999), and The Mother of All Baby Books, (Hungry Minds, Inc., 2002).

Public Speaking

Dr. Greene is a frequent keynote speaker at important events such as TEDx Berkeley, TEDx Brussels, Health 2.0, IFOAM (International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements), held in Modena, Happiness and It's Causes, held in Sydney, the first European Internet health conference, held in Maastricht, the first International eHealth Association Conference, held in Jeddah, the largest e-Healthcare World Conference, held in Las Vegas, and the first Green Power Baby Shower, held in Hollywood.

Media

Dr. Greene appears frequently on TV, radio, websites, and in newspapers and magazines around the world, including such venues as the TODAY Show, Good Morning America, Fox and Friends, The Dr. Oz Show, CNN, ABC, CBS, and NBC network news, NPR, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Time Magazine, Parade, Parents, Child, Baby Talk, Working Mother, Better Home's & Gardens, and the Reader's Digest.

Dr. Greene is the Pediatric Expert for The People's Pharmacy (as heard on many NPR stations) and Healing Quest (seen on many PBS stations). He was the original Pediatric Expert for both Yahoo! and iVillage and was a regular columnist for Parenting Magazine for several years.

Personal

Dr. Greene loves to think about challenging ideas, he enjoys being where nothing man made can be seen, and he wears green socks.

Website

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Blog Posts by Alan Greene MD

    Child receiving an MMR Vaccine
    January 29, 2021
    MMR Vaccine: Special Situations in Vaccine Practices

    Dr. Greene`s Answer As you’ve discovered in your baby book, the standard immunization schedule for MMR is to do the first immunization between 12 and 15 months of age. Beth, you are right that immun…

    Mom Driven, Doctor Aligned podcast cover image for Agatha Luczo and Dr. Alan Greene
    December 22, 2020
    Podcast: Mom Driven, Doctor Aligned

    Thanks for joining us for Mom Driven, Doctor Aligned For more, visit BambiniFurtuna.com or follow us on Social Media! @BambiniFurtuna @AgathaRelotaLuczo @DrGreene.com And don’t forget to Rate, R…

    Young boy with face mask. How is social-emotional health of children being impacted by the pandemic?
    December 14, 2020
    Social-Emotional Health During the Pandemic

    And now the holidays are approaching – a time for joy and connection, but also a time of increased stress, especially if experiencing the loss of elements of previous special seasons. We know that d…

    2020 image of police and protestors kneeling during a George Floyd protest.
    October 23, 2020
    Getting Beyond 2020!

    And this is not just happening in the United States. This kind of division is happening around the world. The impact of this election, and this time in the world, will have a life-long impact on our c…

    Child on outside, grandparent on inside, touching hands with glass between them. When will pandemic end?
    October 5, 2020
    When Will this $%!# Pandemic End?

    The COVID-19 pandemic has had a worldwide effect for what seems like an eternity. After shelter-in-place orders became more prevalent in March,  most people probably didn’t think they’d still…

    Image of Dr. Alan Greene from the video, Don't Boost Your Immunity -- Optimize it!
    August 12, 2020
    Don’t Boost Your Immunity – Optimize It!

     One of the most common questions that I’m getting right now is how to boost the immune system and it makes sense. People want to know how to protect themselves from infection. I want to shar…

    Allergies, Colds, Covid -- how can a parent tell them apart? Young Asian girl crinkling her nose and closing her eyes like she's going to sneeze.
    June 17, 2020
    Allergies, Colds and COVID: How to Tell the Difference

    What follows is a breakdown of the symptoms of allergies, cold and flu, along with what we know so far about COVID. My hope is that this will provide parents with a quick checklist that can help asses…

    Treat prevent mosquito bites. Young Asian girl outdoors, surrounded by mosquitos. Mosquito Bites can cause minor irritation, severe allergic reaction, every where inbetween and in some cases spread disease.
    June 7, 2020
    The Itchy, Bumpy Blues: How to Treat and Prevent Mosquito Bites and Related Conditions

    Mosquito bites may be a nuisance, but fortunately, in the U.S., they tend to amount to nothing more than that. Upon being bitten, most Americans experience a bit of swelling and itchiness, and nothing…

    Four pregnant women of different skin colors. Chemical and pregnant women.
    May 25, 2020
    Chemicals and Pregnant Women: Taking Care of Your Unborn Baby

    Another study, done at the academic fertility center in Boston found that maternal preconceptive exposure to toxic chemicals, especially phthalates, increased the risk of preterm birth. This is the fi…

    Mother wearing a surgical mask while nursing her newborn. Caring for Babies and Small Children During COVID-19.
    May 11, 2020
    Caring for Babies and Small Children During COVID-19

    The good news is emerging evidence shows that coronavirus affects children and babies the least out of all age groups. While there have been a small number of newborns who have contracted the disease,…

    Asian baby eating a banana. Bananas are a great food for baby when starting solids.
    May 5, 2020
    Whole Foods as First Foods

    It may seem overwhelming at first, but in reality baby’s first food could be as simple as a nice banana, mashed with a bit of breast milk or formula. In the U.S. for many years the go-to for baby’…

    Two black children drawing on a tablet. Screen time quarantine.
    April 29, 2020
    Screen Time in the Age of Quarantine

    Not All Screen Time is Created Equal Screen time can be divided into four subcategories: passive, interactive, creative and communication.  Passive screen time includes entertainment where the vi…

    Young boy washing his hands to protect against coronavirus COVID-19
    April 28, 2020
    6 Feet & A Mask: Hygiene Practice and COVID-19

    Why 6 feet? Viruses are an inert threat, incapable of replicating without a host cell in which to do so. They are essentially a microscopic package of RNA, wrapped in a membrane, only able to travel a…

    Two boys holding their breath. hydroxychloroquine and kids and COVID-19
    April 21, 2020
    Keeping Kids Healthy in the Age of Coronavirus: Dr. Greene on The People’s Pharmacy

    Transcript [00:00:00] Joe Graedon: I’m Joe Graedon. [00:00:01] Terry Graedon: And I’m Terry Graedon. Welcome to this podcast of the People’s Pharmacy. [00:00:06] Joe Graedon: You can…

    Agatha Relota Luczo and Dr. Alan Greene of Mom Driven Doctor Aligned podcast
    April 16, 2020
    COVID-19 Podcast: Mom Driven, Doctor Aligned & HeyMama Join Forces

    Transcript [00:00:00] Agatha: Hi!  It’s Agatha Luczo.  Welcome to “Mom Driven, Dr. Aligned”.  Dr. Alan Greene and I were just on with the HeyMama Community doing a Q&a…

    Mother and daughter doing yoga. Sheltering in place during COVID. Supplements, the immune system and preventative care are tools to help families get through it all.
    April 13, 2020
    COVID: Supplements, the Immune System, and Preventative Care

    In the midst of a viral pandemic, with orders to “shelter at home” in effect, parents may be wondering what else can be done to protect the health of their families. Unprecedented circumstances of…

    Heathcare worker preparing to do a nasal swab to determine if this is COVID or another of the many respiratory viruses.
    April 10, 2020
    Why OTHER Respiratory Viruses are More Important than Ever Before

    Video Transcript Hi, I’m Dr. Alan Greene and I want to talk with you for a moment about why other respiratory viruses are more important during the time of COVID than ever before — at leas…

    Black lettering on a yellow-gold background -- "wear a mask like a pro".
    April 9, 2020
    Wear A Mask Like a Pro

    Wear A Mask Like a Pro – English Hello, this is Dr. Greene – Eat REAL’s Chief Pediatrician He’s here to give you some tips on masks, but first, remember to save N95 masks for health ca…

    Woman's hands near sewing machine. She's making a COVID-19 mask. She needs a simple mask safety test.
    April 7, 2020
    Simple Mask Safety Test

    We’re sheltered in place. That’s a great thing. But we still need to go out occasionally for the essentials that can’t be delivered to our door. That means we need to start wearing m…

    African American woman wearing a medical mask. If you must reuse a mask, here are Dr. Greene's tips to reuse masks safely.
    April 3, 2020
    If You Must Reuse, Reuse Masks Safely

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: Vicki, thank you for your service in the midst of this battle and for your great question. As of today (April 3) the CDC has urged that all of us wear masks when we are in p…