Meet Dr. Ellie
People often ask me, "What is Integrative Pediatrics?" In simple terms, it's an approach to healing that embraces the whole being—body, mind, and spirit. With a keen focus on your family's unique lifestyle and the nurturing therapeutic bond between you and your child, we seamlessly blend the best of both worlds—conventional and alternative therapies. Your child's well-being is our top priority.
The next question often is, "Why did I become an integrative doctor?" After many years of working as a board-certified pediatrician, I found myself frustrated by the lack of information I could share about complementary and alternative therapies. This frustration led me to deepen my expertise by pursuing a post-doctoral degree in Integrative Medicine.
I began to witness how my patients benefited from my knowledge of both conventional medicine and holistic options, and I yearned to offer the advantages of both when appropriate. That's when Middle Path Integrative Pediatrics was born.
The name says it all. I'm a middle-of-the-road doctor who believes there are many individuals like me—those who understand that there are times when antibiotics are necessary and other times when they aren't. Parents who comprehend that every treatment, whether "traditional" or alternative, carries its own set of risks and benefits, and who seek expert guidance on when it's appropriate, safe, and effective to choose each option.
If you're someone who doesn't wish to solely rely on conventional medicine (but know there are definitely a lot of times when you need to!), and you recognize the importance of supporting human health through lifestyle choices, and if you desire a patient-doctor relationship that feels like a genuine partnership rather than a mere transaction, then we share the same philosophy and are likely a great fit.
As a person living with celiac disease, I have special expertise in gluten sensitivity and gluten intolerance.
With my skill set, I'm on a mission to help parents find health solutions by balancing traditional "western" medicine with holistic options when appropriate. Together, we can achieve the best possible health outcomes for your child and your family.
Education & Credentials
With 16 years experience as a board certified pediatrician, my expertise is supported by extensive continuing education. I graduated from one of the most highly respected Integrative Medicine programs in the country, The University of Arizona Andrew Weil’s Center for Integrative Medicine. My pediatric training was performed at Nicklaus Children’s Medical Center in Miami, Florida and I studied at one of the top tier Osteopathic Medical Schools in the country, Kansas City University. Additional education was received from the Kalish Institute, the Institute of Functional Medicine and the Kresser Institute for Functional and Evolutionary medicine. As a person living with celiac disease, I have special expertise in gluten sensitivity and gluten intolerance.
Dr. Ellie MacGregor
Integrative Pediatrician, DO, FAAP
Everyone is Welcome Here
I am committed to cultivating a community that values diversity and inclusion. Please know that you are welcome here no matter your race, color, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or any other way you identify. In the spirit of ongoing growth, I am open to feedback and conversation as to ways I can improve upon this commitment.
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