Meet Dr. Ellie
After many years working as a board certified pediatrician, I was frustrated by the lack of information I had to share with parents about complementary and alternative therapies. I decided to deepen my expertise by obtaining a post-doctoral degree in Integrative Medicine.
I started to see how my patients benefited from my knowledge of both conventional medicine and holistic options. Now I focus on using my skills as an Integrative Pediatrician to help parents move past overwhelm by creating comprehensive holistic health plans.
After developing Celiac disease I know how it feels to have your doctor not take you seriously. I had developed symptoms of fatigue and anxiety. I was spending time feeling very uncomfortable in the bathroom. I struggled with embarrassing symptoms like gas, diarrhea and bloating while working full time. Despite my symptoms and my prompting to order labs, my primary care doctor (at the time) proclaimed that I was likely depressed and needed to start Lexapro (an antidepressant). Thank goodness that I am an informed integrative doctor, so I had the wherewithal to get the testing I needed. I uncovered my underlying problem with gluten and treated myself by healing my gut through integrative medicine.
Going through this process as a patient made me realize how essential it is for someone without a medical background to seek professional help when something like this happens to them. It upsets me to think of all the people taking medications they may not need simply because a doctor didn’t have the training or didn’t take the time to listen, diagnose and treat holistically.
That's why, with my skill set, I’m on a mission to help parents find health solutions by creating evidenced based individualized health plans for their children.
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 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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