With so much misinformation spreading across the internet from non-experts about healthcare these days, our team has put together a list of 8 trusted Pediatricians we can all follow for trusted content to keep our children healthy.
1. Dr. Dina Kulik, MD
Dr. Dina Kulik is a wife, mother, paediatrician and emergency medicine doctor. She lives in Toronto, Ontario and is surrounded by testosterone with a husband, four sons (under the age of 8) and two male dogs.
She is the founder of kidcrew.com - a pediatric clinic in downtown Toronto.
2. Dr. Krupa Playforth, MD
Dr. Playforth is a board-certified pediatrician in Northern Virginia. She is thhe founder of popular blog, The Pediatrician Mom and writes primarily about raising two children in a multi-cultural household and discovering that real parenting is more chaotic, more confusing, and far less straightforward than the Pediatrics textbooks and teachers ever let on.
Her instagram page shares her experience as a parent herself, along with parenting hacks and advice to help other parents along this shared adventure.
3. Dr. Nicole Baldwin, MD
Dr. Nicole Baldwin is a pediatrician in Cincinnati, Ohio. She has worked in primary care pediatrics since completing her residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in 2006.
Dr. Baldwin is a wife and mother of 2 amazing children. She draws on her experience as a mom and a pediatrician to bring readers relevant, up-to-date information about parenting, child health and general wellness.
4. Dr. Hina Talib, MD
Dr. Hina Talib is a writer and physician mom who cares for tweens, teens, and young adults coming of age during this pandemic at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore in Bronx, NY.
She is board-certified in Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine and directs the Adolescent Medicine Fellowship Training Program at CHAM.
Dr. Talib specializes in reproductive and mental health needs for youth and can be found sharing health education at her popular Instagram account.
5. Dr. Smita Malhotra, MD
Dr. Smita Malhotra is a mother, pediatrician, writer, and speaker. After completion of her pediatric residency and chief residency in New York City, she moved to Los Angeles where she has been caring for children and newborns for more than ten years.
She believes in healing the whole child and family by combining traditional medicine with alternative therapies such as mindfulness, meditation, acupuncture, and yoga.
She is an advocate for providing children with the tools to cope through the peaks and valleys of their lives and empowering them to take charge of their own health and nutrition. She believes in the power of writing and social media to spread that message.
6. Dr. Justin Smith, MD
Dr. Justin Smith, knows parenting and dealing with sick children from both professional and personal perspectives. He and his wife have three children. "The second I mention my own family, it gives parents know that I'm speaking not only as a doctor, but from the shared experience of being a parent."
Were he not in medicine, he says he'd have become a sports anchor covering college and NBA basketball. "But," he says, "I became a pediatrician, covering the latest moves in pediatric care."
And cover it he does. You can tell that he loves what he does, loves his patients, and wants to do anything else, when you read his blogs on Cook Children's Checkup Newsroom website or follow his instagram account. He covers everything from potty training to childhood fevers. His writing style is concise, friendly and practical and definitely is written by a parent.
7. Dr. Mona Amin, DO
When you visit Dr. Mona Amin's PedsDocTalk website, one of the first quotes you will see is:
"With so much misinformation out there, I want to create a space where you can come to find reliable answers to your common questions and empower you in your journey as parents."
Dr. Amin who is Board Certified through the American Academy of Pediatrics has done just that with her instagram page where her posts help educate parents in all aspects of children's health.
8. Dr. Jackie Busse, MD
Dr. Jackie Busse is a board-certified pediatrician with expertise in evidence-based lifestyle and preventive medicine. She focuses on the power of whole-food plant-based nutrition to prevent and reverse disease.
Dr. Busse grew up in Wisconsin, the granddaughter of a dairy farmer, eating the standard American diet rich in dairy products, meats and refined grains.
In 2010, she received a copy of The China Study from a friend. After reading 50 pages, she and her husband put down the book and immediately cleaned out their kitchen. Since their plant-based overhaul, Dr. Busse and her husband have experienced many health benefits first hand - weight loss, improved sleep and energy, clear skin, dramatically reduced seasonal allergies and complete resolution of decades of heartburn and high blood pressure. Dr. Busse has since gone through two plant-based pregnancies and is raising her own kids on a whole-food, plant-based diet.
In addition to her full-time pediatric practice in central California, she teaches a regular plant-based nutrition class.