Medicine for


Pediatric  Alternatives

Lynne graduated from the National College of Natural Medicine, Portland, OR in 2004 with a Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine and a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine. She practiced holistic family medicine and acupuncture at the George Washington University Center for Integrative Medicine in Washington, DC for seven years, where she saw children through geriatrics. In an effort to make holistic medicine more accessible to all families, in 2013, Lynne completed a Physician Assistant (PA)


masters degree from Samuel Merritt University, Oakland, CA.

Lynne became interested in holistic medicine in the early 90's. While working for a medical manufacturer, she remembers digging through medical libraries in Philadelphia, seeking the root causes for cancer, heart disease and other seemingly "incurable" chronic ailments. In her reading, she was moved by a core tenet of naturopathic medicine: "Treat the cause of disease, not the symptoms," and this has driven her practice ever since. paragraph here.

Graduated from Boston University School of Medicine in 2003 and completed pediatric residency at the University of California San Francisco Fresno education program in 2006. Since then, working as a pediatric hospitalist in California Pacific Medical Center from 2007 to the present. She felt compelled to change her view of healthcare from one of illness to that of restoring health.

community. Maria also writes her own blog on both alternative approaches and new topics in medicine.
“There are many different ways to heal and keep people healthy.  Through my training and life experiences, I have realized that conventional medicine, although essential, does not provide all the answers when it comes to optimizing our health and well-being.  Eastern and integrative approaches to healthcare have withstood the test of time and I’m excited to combine these with the latest advancements in Western medicine when caring for the families in our practice."
"Growing up in Marin, my mother used everything from homeopathy to Bach flower remedies to Ayurvedic dietary principles to keep us well. I discovered early on the healing powers of many alternative systems of medicine from firsthand experience, so I always knew that I wanted to practice in an integrated medical model. I chose to go to medical school so that I would have a broad knowledge base with which to evaluate and utilize other forms of medicine. I love having so many tools at my disposal to help the families I care for."
Homeopathy, where she completed course work in 2001. “I found my way to integrative medicine through my stomach. My love of food, a brother with celiac disease and a sensitive stomach sent me to my laboratory, the kitchen. I have always felt that food is medicine and can be the cause and cure for many childhood diseases such as allergies and eczema. I consider homeopathy, nutrition and gut health to be the framework for understanding wellness and curing disease.”
physical, emotional and spiritual dimensions of illness.   "Early on in my pediatric career I realized that the disease-focused care I was trained in did not fit my beliefs of how to best care for children, and that we needed a new model. Since that time my goal has been to create a model that is wellness-based. The knowledge of what is true health, combined with the insights I have gained through my own experience being a mother, guides me in my practice of medicine."
Maria graduated from The Ohio State University College of Medicine in 2010 and completed her Pediatric Residency at University of California San Francisco. She has training in Homeopathy from the European CEDH. Maria was raised in a small town in Ohio and comes from a traditional Indian family where home Ayurvedic remedies were a normal part of life as well as western ones. Throughout her career, she has been interested in integrative medicine and how it can be applied to the pediatric 

Sarabenet is a Board Certified pediatrician. Graduating
in 2000 from George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, DC, Dr. Sequeira completed her residency at the University of California, San Francisco, where she was selected Chief Resident in Pediatrics. She also has completed her certification in Primary Care Homeopathy from the American Board of Homeotherapeutics, and from the European CEDH.   


Stacia is the founder of Pediatric Alternatives, opening the office in 1998. She graduated from Tufts University Medical School in Boston, MA, in 1989 and coPediatric Alternatives mpleted her pediatric residency at Oakland Children Hospital, Oakland, CA, in 1992. In addition to her training in western medicine, Dr. Lansman studied herbal medicine at the Pacific School of Herbal Medicine and is experienced using homeopathic medicine and energy medicine techniques in her practice. Her focus is promoting wellness through proper nutrition and a balanced lifestyle, addressing the
A Board Certified pediatrician, Lindy graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1979. After completing her pediatric residency at Milwaukee Children’s Hospital in 1982, she raised her children Sam and Abby and practiced pediatrics in Milwaukee, WI, until moving to California in 1995.  A desire to learn another system of medicine led her to the Institute of Classical 

In recent years, Dr. Chang has been pursuing her integrative medicine education by completing her certification in Homeopathy from the European CEDH in June 2013 and then was certified by American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine in February 2014. She also completed Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice through the Institute of Functional Medicine in September 2014 and will continue to  take advanced courses in functional medicine. Functional medicine is a system of medicine that addresses the whole person rather than just the symptoms by looking at the underlying causes of disease.

" I grew up in Korea where integrative medicine is widely accepted and practiced, including my family. My mother had annual visits to the Traditional Chinese Medicine doctor and made us drink bitter herbal tonics regularly. I was very personally introduced to the concept of food and disease when my father was battling stage !V stomach cancer and we all decided to go on a Macrobiotic diet to support him. This ignited my passion for cooking and healthy eating so that nowadays I spend most of my free time experimenting with healthy recipes that will intrigue the discerning palates of my two growing children, Ansel and Amelia. There is so much unknown about the intricate workings of our body and love learning  about different diagnostic and healing modalities so that I can share them with my patients."-Helen Chang