Dr. Alan Greene

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.

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

www.drgreene.com

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Blog Posts by Dr. Alan Greene

    Loving Couple - Men Mosquitos Sex Zika
    July 10, 2017
    Men, Mosquitos, Sex & Zika

    I often hear from readers with questions about pregnancy and Zika. This series of questions from a dad explores several issues important to couples when they consider sex in a post Zika world. Q: I ju…

    Alan Greene, Jane Goodall, Cheryl Greene -- meeting Jane Goodall
    July 3, 2017
    Podcast: Our unexpected African adventure to meet Jane Goodall & the chimpanzees

    In a wonderful and surprising turn of events, my wife Cheryl and I were given the amazing opportunity to travel to Tanzania to meet Jane Goodall, meet the wild chimpanzees in the Gombe Stream Nation…

    teens falling asleep during the day on a school lawn. REST is needed!
    April 24, 2017
    It’s Time to Rethink Educational Start Times (REST)

    We all know that sleep is important for our kids. So important, in fact, that a simple thing like what time school starts in the morning can affect levels of happiness, depression, illness, even suici…

    Crop duster over a soybean field. Pesticides collateral damage.
    April 5, 2017
    Collateral Damage: Pregnancy, Prematurity and Pesticides, Pregnancy

    The chemical warfare between weed killers and weeds is escalating. Weed killers appeared to be winning the war at first, but in recent years weeds have developed increasing resistance to these chemica…

    Spring is in the air and it is time for allergy care.
    March 27, 2017
    Dr. Greene’s Guide to Allergy Care: How To Prevent And Treat This Season’s Allergies

    If you’re in the Northern hemisphere of this beautiful planet, it’s the beginning of spring for you. The blossoming flowers and budding leaves are amazing to watch, but can also trigger al…

    Young boy swimming in a pool with eyes open. Swimming pool water quality.
    March 2, 2017
    Pee in the Pool: What You Should Know, What You Should Do

    Scientists recently figured out a cool way to measure how much urine is in a public swimming pool. And the results are sure to turn some heads! Their sweet idea? They used the artificial sweetener ace…

    Breast pump and young mother. Night vs day milk.
    February 20, 2017
    Breastfeeding, Pumping, and Night vs. Day Milk: Your Questions Answered

    Learning to breastfeed your baby can be one of the most challenging and beautiful experiences of being a new parent. Many moms choose to also learn how to pump their breastmilk for times when they can…

    Large crowd of people. Looking away from the camera and toward AI Chatbots Future Medicine.
    February 6, 2017
    AI, Chatbots and The Future of Medicine

    Back in 1996 the leaders of medicine gathered in Washington D.C. at the IOM headquarters to discuss something revolutionary and important: health information becoming available to the public on the we…

    Sick woman laying in bed. Breast Feeding When Mom Feels Sick?
    January 9, 2017
    Breast Feeding When Mom Feels Sick

    Between sleep deprivation and putting the needs of others before their own, it’s pretty common for moms to get sick. It’s not uncommon for me to get questions about breast feeding when mom…

    White plate of pasta with red sauce. A red plate for red sauce is one way to help picky eaters increase calorie intake.
    November 26, 2016
    Stunning New Techniques to Increase Calorie Intake for Picky Eaters

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: As parents, we have a deep instinct to help our children grow well and achieve their potential. When our children are smaller than most others (less than the 5th percentile …

    September 20, 2016
    Puberty Stage: Where am I in the process of becoming an adult?

    Dr. Greene: Puberty can be very confusing. For boys and girls, bodies develop in response to an ocean of surging hormones. There is a wide range of normal ages for puberty, which can make it even mo…

    Small boy looking intently at a smartphone screen. Is reducing blue light an effective ADHD interventions?
    September 6, 2016
    ADHD and Blue Light Syndrome: Changing Sleep is Key to Changing Success at Home and at School

    Each year billions of dollars are spent in the US trying to improve the experience of children with ADHD and their parents. But one of the simplest and most effective ADHD interventions is often negle…

    Two children laying in bed trying to go to sleep. Do they have sleep blues?
    July 25, 2016
    Sleep Blues: How to change your quantity and quality of sleep

    We can survive longer without food than we can without sleep. About twice as long. Good food may be central to good health, but so is good sleep. And we often miss out on its amazing benefits. Improve…

    June 23, 2016
    The Straight Scoop on Grains

    Dr. Greene’s take on healthy whole grains… What popular kids’ food starts to turn to sugar in their mouth and becomes 100% glucose by the time it’s absorbed? You guessed it, pr…

    Baby looking into the camera. The future is bright for babies born today with CF.
    June 10, 2016
    Cystic Fibrosis: The Right Nutrition Key to a Bright Future

    Dr. Greene: What a tough time for your friend’s family! If someone’s going to have this disease, this is the best time in history to get the diagnosis. The median survival was 25 when I wa…

    Boy with an orange and a red block. Should you use Zantac and Prevacid together?
    May 27, 2016
    Zantac and Prevacid: Is it safe to use both?

    Dr. Greene: I’m not usually a fan of using Zantac and Prevacid daily. Both medications reduce acid in the stomach. And each one individually can increase the chance of gut infections (some acid …

    Child crying in pain -- could this be a stubborn sinus infections?
    May 20, 2016
    Stubborn Sinus Infections: What’s the best antibiotic?

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: Augmentin and amoxicillin are the same antibiotic except that the Augmentin has something called clavulanate added in to frustrate resistant bacteria. At the heart of the am…

    Probiotics
    March 7, 2016
    Recommended Probiotics for Kids

    Promoting healthy, diverse gut bacteria appears able to make a big difference in keeping us healthy. That’s why I often recommend probiotics for the kids in my pediatric practice. This is especi…

    January 28, 2016
    Solving Night Terrors Lickety-split

    We’ve come upon a great solution for night terrors in my house (OK, my wife actually came up with it :) that worked with our son and thousands of others. If you’ve ever run in to this with…

    Male hand touching virtual screen with medical icons to illustration Googling the Internet within.
    January 6, 2016
    Googling The Internet Within

    About 82% of the people who answered a recent Scanadu poll question say they search online first about their symptoms, before turning to their doctors. Even some doctors who responded said they search…