Health Coaching – Announcing A New Service at the Whole Child Center

The Whole Child Center is very excited to announce we are offering a new and innovative service, Integrative Health and Lifestyle Coaching! Join us in welcoming Anna Sandbank, LCSW, an integrative health and wellness coach and a licensed clinical social worker, to the WCC team.

Anna will be available at the WCC on Friday afternoons to work with you and your family to explore your specific needs and concerns. She can work with your family to take critical steps to reach your child and family’s health and lifestyle goals, working in tandem with our practitioners. Together, we will all work to support individualized, health-promoting choices and lifestyle changes that produce real and lasting results.

Anna’s approach mirrors ours, focusing on “whole-person-centered wellbeing.” She combines years of training, experience and expertise in both integrative health and child and family wellbeing.

Have you been wanting to:
• Manage everyday stress?
• Improve your family’s nutrition and eating habits?
• Make time for physical activity?
• Develop healthier family relationships?
• Create more balance in your life?
• Have a routine that includes regular self-care?
• Incorporate mindfulness practices or meditation?
• Improve your child’s health and well being?

If so, you will want to know more about how integrative health and lifestyle coaching can help you and your child. Ask us for more information when you’re here or call The Whole Child Center at (201) 634-1600. Appointments are now available.

Social Media – Stay Connected to the WCC!

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We have worked hard to cultivate a virtual community related to integrative children’s health as a complement to our direct patient care work at the Whole Child Center.

There are several ways to engage with us via social media:

  1. Facebook
  2. Instagram
  3. Pinterest
  4. Twitter 

We look forward to “seeing” you online!

October 2015 update

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Happy fall to our Whole Child Center community!

We are going to be posting updates more frequently, so we encourage you to check back here monthly.

  1. The best way to stay up to date regarding WCC happenings is to routinely visit our Facebook page (facebook.com/thewholechild) – Dr. Rosen often posts his articles from MindBodyGreen and Huffington Post here first.
  2. We host many workshops at the Whole Child Center during evenings.  Nurse Karen coordinates these, and they vary from nutrition seminars to CPR classes.  These are always posted on our Facebook page.  We welcome your ideas for workshops, too, so please share with Karen when you’re in.
  3. When you’re in the office, ask Beth, Emily or Kathleen about our healthy family recipe board.  Dr. Jeney curates a wide variety of often vegetarian and allergen-free options and we are always excited to share YOUR recipes, too, so send them our way.
  4.  The Whole Child Center is almost 8 1/2 years old and we’re due for a fresh coat of paint by year’s end.  Rest assured, we’ll use the least toxic option available, as we always have.  For more information on our eco-sustainable mission, click the “Our Office” tab on our web site.

Have a very happy and safe Halloween!

Dr. Rosen: Interview with Health Care Without Harm

Health Care Without Harm’s Safer Chemicals Program seeks to eliminate dangerous chemicals in the health care setting that can adversely affect patient health and employee safety without sacrificing quality of care. To achieve this goal, we focus on promoting a “green” approach to health care that prevents or reduces exposure to toxic chemicals among patients and staff, while also taking into consideration health care’s impact on the environment.

To learn more about the leadership role that physicians play when it comes to greening health care, we spoke with Dr. Lawrence Rosen, a pediatrician and founder of The Whole Child Center in Oradell, New Jersey. Taking a more holistic approach to health care delivery, Dr. Rosen set out to practice an integrated style of medicine that takes environmental exposures into consideration when treating his patients. The Whole Child Center is also a leading example of ecological sustainability in health care, designed in a way that minimizes impact to the environment while promoting health for staff and patients.

(Continue reading the interview here)

Classes and Support Groups

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Currently, we are offering a number of classes and support groups (on a rotating schedule) at the Whole Child Center.  Please call Karen at 201-634-1600 to inquire.

Classes: Infant Massage, Intro to Baby Signing, Infant/Child CPR, Family Nutrition, Holistic Care of a Sick Child

Support Groups: Breastfeeding, Parenting

October 2014 update

The Whole Child Center Newsletter
Great News & Important Info 
Dear Whole Child Family,
It’s hard to believe that we have closed the family photo album on another great summer. We hope  you had a fulfilling summer whether you were on the road visiting some far off place or relaxing during a much needed stay-cation. The WCC family got some time away from the office at the beach, in the mountains, over seas and right here at home. Lots of excitement at the WCC this summer, as Megan Jolin APN joined us to help out while Dr Jeney was away on maternity leave. Well, she liked us soooo much (it’s mutual) that she has decided to stay on. Speaking of Dr Jeney, the WCC family added its newest member this summer as we are VERY excited to welcome Aspen Devi, Dr. Jeney’s beautiful baby girl!  Dr. Jeney will be returning to work in December and we look forward to having her back in the office as we prepare for a busy winter.
Reminders!
 
1. You may have a noticed all your school & sports forms are now adorned with a bright orange sticker. As clearly marked, all forms should be photocopied and the original retained by you. You may be asked for a copy of your child’s well visit and/or immunization record throughout the year (sports, girl/boy scouts etc.).  You can always print a copy of the immunization record from the patient portal as well.
2. The Medical Staff calendar for appointments opens 3 months in advance. Please keep this in mind when scheduling your appointments.
3. Please remember that if you are unable to keep your appointment, you must inform the office as soon as possible. You will incur a “No Show” fee for appointments that are missed without notification.
              

Forms are now available re: the 2015 Administrative Fee
The updated 2015 forms can be picked up in the office or by clicking on the attachment below. The yearly Admin Fee will be processed starting Friday January 2, 2015.
The Fees are as follows (no increase for 2015):
1 Child = $150
2 Children =$250
3 Children & above = $325
Twins =$200
Triplet = $300
Please return completed forms before December 31, 2014 to insure your children will remain active patients at the WCC. You will be unable to schedule appointments and marked as inactive if the fee is unpaid in January.

 
Administration Form 

 

NEW EXCITING PROGRAM NEWS!!!
By popular demand
November 13,  7- 8:30 PM
“Nourishing Treats”
Curious about how to make healthy snacks and treats for the whole family?
Learn how to have your cake and eat it too!
With guest lecturer (and WCC dad)
Jamie Siwinski CHHC
RSVP KAREN 201634-1600 ex5
Fee: $20
OK Ladies, you asked for it… We’ve scheduled it!
Join us for an evening of “kid chat,” story sharing, ideas and fun.
Where: The Whole Child Center
690 Kinderkamack Road
Oradell, New Jersey
When: Friday, December 5, 6-8pm
RSVP: Kat 201-634-1600 x106

April 2014 update

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Our spring newsletter is here!

Dear Whole Child Center Families,

It’s great to be back and have our newsletter up and running again! We have had several months of “newsletter” silence as we have been working here behind the scenes to welcome new patients and put practices and procedures in place to provide our families with the best possible healthcare and health education experience. We are always looking to bring you the BEST in new products, ongoing learning opportunities and treatment options for your family.

So as we wake up from a long dark winter….Remember our #1 prescription for the upcoming Spring.

Rx Nature….Take a hike!

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 Quick Pick Me Up from Chef Karen

1 cup oatmeal

1/2 cup peanut butter (or other type of nut butter)

1/3 cup honey

1 cup coconut flakes

1/2 cup ground flaxseed

1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

1 tsp vanilla

Mix all ingredients together

Chill in fridge for 1/2 hr

Roll into balls & ENJOY!

Refrigerate in airtight container up to 1 week

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Poofy Organics Product Update

Along with our great line of organic baby products, we have added some new & exciting items!

*Max Deo – Aluminum, Paraben & Propylene Glycol FREE Deodorant in some great scents, including Orange Creme, Peppermint Tea, Almond Clove and Pina Colada ($10)

*Pure Extra Virgin Coconut Oil  ($10)

Every Mom deserves some rest and relaxation. Don’t forget our Lotus Wei Aroma Therapy Collection!

Couple that with Dr. Rosen’s The Buddha and The Fig Tree guided meditation CD and relax into some special time for you alone!

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Check This Out!

Guided Meditations by Dr Larry Rosen and Music By Ben Wisch ($5)

All proceeds to benefit Kula for Karma (kulaforkarma.org).

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NEW CLASS SCHEDULE & FEES

March 28

Infant Massage 10-11

$35

Into Baby Sign  11-11:30

$15

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April 10

Holistic Newborn Care

Breastfeeding 6-9 pm

$75

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May 15

Family Nutrition 6:30-8pm

Feeding the First Year

$30

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May 30

Infant Massage 10-11

$35

Into Baby Sign  11-11:30

$15

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New Parent Support Group

March 28 10-11

May 16 9-10

Toddler Support Group

May 2  9-10

Breast Feeding Support Group

May 30 9-10

All Support Groups $25

$15 if enrolled in another class or support group

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 IMPORTANT INFO!!!!

Please call for Camp & School Exams. May & June appointments are filling up quickly!

If your child has had an exam within the calendar year (July 2013-July 2014), you may use the Universal Health Form given to you at your child’s annual exam to fulfill your camp/school requirements.

Please remember to update your contact information: i.e. primary telephone number, email, pharmacy.

January 2014 update

Happy New Year to our patients and prospective patients!

We’ve been very busy at the Whole Child Center this month, and we wanted to let you know what we’ve been working on.

1. Winter is our busiest season due to all the viral infections floating around – as many of you know.  We are working hard with you to keep your kids healthy and provide integrative treatments for those who are not well.  Remember to pay attention to basic lifestyle wellness principles like good nutrition, activity and rest.  Get your kids outdoors in the fresh air and sunlight when you can.  Take time to connect with each other and nourish your relationships – they are healing in and of themselves.

2. We are also really working hard to register new patients.  As you can imagine, we had a wonderful surge of interest in December and once January 1st hit, we’ve been trying to reach out and schedule as many of you as we can – but please, be patient – it’s going to take some time to connect with everyone.  Our first priority is making sure our current patients get the care they need and deserve – and we have brought on extra help (super WCC employee-at-large, Kate – nurse Karen’s daughter) to call prospective new patients, get you registered and allow you to make appointments with Beth and Emily.  Don’t worry, we will get to everyone.

3. Please be sure to read our new office policies carefully, including information about our practice administration fee.  This is true for existing and new patients.  We sent out notification by snail mail and e-mail in the fall, and any letters that bounced back have been re-addressed.  If you still have no idea what we mean, contact Kathleen Donnelly, our office manager, during routine business hours.

4. We will post updates at least monthly, so sign up on this page to get the latest WCC news in your inbox.  Also, if you haven’t already, join the Whole Child Center Facebook page for more news, research highlights, photos and much more.

With much gratitude for all of you,

The Whole Child Center

Announcement: Now accepting new patients!

This is the announcement many of you have been anticipating!  For the first time in over two years, we will be accepting new patients other than newborns.  While this is very exciting for all of us, PLEASE take the time to read this ENTIRE POST before contacting us.

1. DO NOT CALL our office.  The process is specifically designed so that we can continue to function and answer the many daily phone calls we receive from existing patients.

2. Carefully read all FAQs at http://wholechildcenter.org/faqs/ – here you will find more details about our administrative process.  Then go to http://wholechildcenter.org/patient-info/ and carefully review our office Policies.

3. On the patient info page, download the New Patient Information Form.  Complete one per child and return as noted at the top of the form by either faxing to us at 201-634-1606, mailing to us or scan and email to info@wholechildcenter.org.

4. When we have received your completed forms, WE will contact YOU.  Do NOT call us to check that it was received or to check on the status.  We will call you to register your family and set up appointments.  First appointments will be after January 1, 2014.

5. Dr. Rosen will NOT be seeing new patients other than those referred specifically by health care professionals, and those appointments are typically booked months in advance.  We have four other amazing, integrative practitioners here to see your children.

6. If, after all of the above, you still have questions, call and ask for our office manager, Kathleen Donnelly.  Please do not call for routine questions.  Thank you for understanding.  We look forward to working with you and your family.

 

Welcome!

homepage-twccThe Whole Child Center is very proud to debut our totally redesigned web site. Thanks to Michelle at I AM. creative and Rachel at Lettuce Design for an amazing job. It’s been over five years since we launched the Center (and its web site), so it was time for a fresh, new look. We have kept the great features you have come to love, like our extensive list of integrative medicine resources, while adding more social media connections and updated FAQ’s and patient information. We’ve made it really easy to post updates on our “What’s New” page, so remember to check back in with us frequently. As part of our ongoing commitment to high-tech, high-touch health care, we hope you find our revised web site even more useful and engaging. Best of all, check out the slideshow on our home page featuring real-life, happy and smiley Whole Child Center patients!