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

    Toddler with big ears, sad face and drool. Does he need Garlic Oil for Ear Infections?
    January 14, 2019
    Olive Oil and Garlic for Ear Infection Pain

    Ear infections can hurt! Topical drops can ease the pain while watching to see if antibiotics are necessary. And if antibiotics are needed, while waiting for antibiotics to take effect. A study i…

    December 27, 2018
    Saving Lives in Nepal with One Heart Worldwide

    Follow this link for more information about One Heart Worldwide and their amazing work for mothers and babies. If you’ve enjoyed this Podcast, please join us for another @DrGreene and @MsGreene …

    Child sitting on a toilet. Your Gut Bacteria Gets Jet Lag Too.
    November 12, 2018
    Your Gut Bacteria Get Jet Lag Too

    Many processes in our bodies are orchestrated on a ~24 hour schedule called the circadian rhythm. Body temperature, heart rate, blood pressure, the immune system, melatonin and other hormones, alertne…

    Young Asian Girl listening to her teddy bear's heart with a stethoscope. Antibiotic Related ER Visits.
    August 28, 2018
    More than a Quarter Million Antibiotic Related ER Visits

    The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that between the years of 2011 and 2015 nearly 350,000 children in the US were taken to the emergency department for adverse drug events c…

    A pile of button batteries. Swallowed button batteries can be a medical emergency.
    August 13, 2018
    Swallowed Button Batteries and Honey?!

    Button battery ingestion is a big deal. So much so that The National Battery Ingestion Hotline (NBIH) was created in 1982 to study and advise best practices. They look at all types of batteries but sw…

    Red Blood Cells - Decreasing iron Supplements
    August 5, 2018
    Oops. Decreasing iron supplements to every other day.

    For years the standard way to give iron supplements was one dose a day. But when iron supplements are given to treat iron deficiency, only a small amount of the iron is actually absorbed — 2% to…

    What is the Child-Killing Virus?
    July 27, 2018
    Is There a Kind of Severe Hand-Foot-Mouth Disease?

    Hand-foot-mouth disease can be caused by any of several related viruses, most commonly by one called coxsackievirus A-16. In 2008, an epidemic of one type of severe hand-foot-mouth disease (also kno…

    Salmon Greenbeans and Potatoes made in a Brava Oven
    July 10, 2018
    “Easy” is the Secret to Family Meals: Five Tools I Use

    It’s no secret. I’m a fan of family meals. Eating together as a family while sitting around a table (in front of a TV doesn’t count) has been shown to reduce the odds that kids will …

    Toddler with big glasses sitting on a potty.
    February 9, 2018
    What’s Your Toddler’s Poop Telling You?

    Picture this scene: A mom walks into my office and pulls out her phone. She scrolls and turns the phone to face me. On the screen is a photo of a previously used diaper. She’s concerned because …

    Sick Asian boy with caregiver. 2018 the future of flu
    December 14, 2017
    2018: The Near Future of Flu

    The influenza virus continues to be wildly successful at growing and spreading in people around the world because it slightly changes its structure from time to time to avoid our body’s detectio…

    Making Holidays Magical - Ceramic Father Christmas among out of focus lights.
    December 4, 2017
    Making The Holidays Magical

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: The holidays are here again already! Scenes from this time of year form many of my most vivid memories from childhood. The remaining days of this season will fly by ever so …

    Scrabble Tiles spelling out the word family for famliy games.
    November 21, 2017
    Games, They Do a Family Good

    As a pediatrician, I’m regularly asked for the best developmental tools for kids. Family games are one of my favorite ways to stretch mental abilities and to enjoy time together as a family. Gam…

    Parent's swinging a child between them as they walk. Pulling on a child's arm can cause nursemaid's elbow.
    November 6, 2017
    Nursemaid’s Elbow

    Dr. Greene: What an ordeal, indeed. When a joint is out-of-place for that long, it’s not unusual for a child to be sore the following day. It’s a good sign your son is (thankfully!) again …

    Alan Greene, Jane Goodall, Cheryl Greene -- meeting Jane Goodall
    August 14, 2017
    Meeting Jane Goodall & The Chimpanzees

    After one of the hardest hikes of my life, I stepped into a small clearing and turned to see a full-grown male chimp perched in a tree just above and behind me. He was close enough to attack if heR…

    To Solve Obesity
    July 3, 2017
    Podcast: Our unexpected African adventure to meet Jane Goodall & the chimpanzees

    For more information about the Jane Goodall Institute and their amazing work, visit my blog post Meeting Jane Goodall & The Chimpanzees.…

    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…