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

    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…

    December 8, 2015
    Skin to Skin Contact with Your Premature Baby

    When you find out you’re pregnant, the last thing you want to do is plan for a less than ideal birth. You want to share 40 weeks of blissful pregnancy, followed by a four hour labor and five min…

    Headshot Dr Alan Greene for video The Window of Opportunity for Teaching Your Kids Great Eating Habits.
    November 19, 2015
    The Window of Opportunity for Teaching Your Kids Great Eating Habits

    Dr. Greene’s take on great eating habits… What does mother goose have to do with getting kids to eat right? Researcher Konrad Lorentz showed that by replacing a mother goose with something…

    Mosaic of a hamburger using only pills to illustrate the antibiotic scorecard.
    September 15, 2015
    Antibiotic Scorecard: 1 Easy Way to Change the World for Your Child

    Your choice of chain restaurants could help make a profound difference. Thanks to the help of some impressive organizations, we now have an antibiotic Scorecard to help us along the way. Antibiotic ov…

    September 14, 2015
    From Omnivorous to Picky Eater – What Changed?

    Dr. Greene’s take on a picky eater… Ever wonder why a 9-month-old will put anything in her mouth and the same 19-month-old refuses to eat anything new? This activity is so common that ther…

    Dr Alan Greene speaking about Babies' development and the role of food.
    August 19, 2015
    Babies’ Development and the Role of Food

    Babies’ development from conception to age three is mind-boggling. Newborns resting in their parents arms are not very mobile and don’t have much to say. By the time they’re three ye…

    Young woman in kitchen with a spoon. Mom's Diet while Breast Feeding.
    July 20, 2015
    Mom’s Diet while Breastfeeding

    Mom’s diet while breastfeeding can change the composition of her breast milk. It’s no wonder nursing mothers have questions about what they should and shouldn’t eat. Here’s a q…

    Dr. Greene discussing what to do when you find a lump
    June 28, 2015
    What to do if you discover a lump?

    Dr. Greene’s advice on discovering a lump… Finding a lump on your child’s body is not necessarily a bad thing, in fact most of the time little lumps it’s a good thing: healthy …

    June 17, 2015
    The “Free Pass”: Getting your child to sleep in their own room

    At 3am a triangle of light slices the darkness in two, and a child’s tired, raspy voice whispers “Mom? Moooooom?” It’s now that you realize, this will not be the night of restf…

    Dr. Alan Greene Headshot with video arrow over image.
    June 10, 2015
    Easy Ways to Increase Healthy Omega-3s in Your Child’s Diet

    When MsGreene was pregnant with my youngest in 1995, she craved tuna sandwiches. She could tell you where there was a good one within a mile of just about anywhere we normally visited. Her body was t…

    June 5, 2015
    Breast Feeding for New Moms: First Questions Answered

    Breast feeding is a natural experience, but that doesn’t mean it’s always an easy one. Breast feeding for new moms can be overwhelming. If you’re having questions about breast feedin…

    May 31, 2015
    Two Practical Tips to Help You (and Your Baby) Fall Asleep and Stay Asleep

    It’s shocking how little sleep most people get. It’s the trend in today’s busy, electronic, always-on culture. It’s almost a badge of honor. But it’s not healthy for anyo…

    May 26, 2015
    How Vitamins, Sunshine and Antibiotics Have Changed Things for Your Kids

    I grew up eating very different food than my children eat. I’m not just talking about different items on the menu, but an apples-to-apples comparison of the same foods shows a substantial differ…

    May 18, 2015
    How to Prevent and Treat Tonsil Stones

    When I was a child, it was commonplace to remove tonsils. The thinking of the day was that tonsils didn’t serve much of a purpose. Much like the thinking of the day about the appendix. Now we kn…