"Through my roles as a patient, student, and practitioner of wellness-based medicine, I seek to balance the Western acute-care model with holistic and whole-person approaches. I credit my mother, a Chinese immigrant, with introducing me to this integrative approach. Growing up she used traditional Chinese herbs in addition to modern medicine to treat our family.
On my own wellness path I've been very fortunate to receive mentorship by Dr. John Mark, Dr. Fredi Kronenberg, and Dr. Sara Gottfried. I also consider my seventeen year yoga practice to be integral to my understanding of health and wellness. I'm honored and excited to serve the Pediatric Alternatives community."
"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."
LINDY WOODARD, MD
STACIA KENET, MD
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."
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 completed her pediatric residency at Oakland Children Hospital, Oakland, CA, in 1992. In addition to her training in western medicine, Dr. Kenet 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
LYNNE HINKLE, ND
ASHLEY EDWARDS, MD
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.
SARABENET SEQUEIRA, MD
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
Ashley graduated from Touro University of Osteopathic Medicine in 2014. She completed her pediatric residency at Stanford Children's Health in 2017 and is a Board Certified pediatrician. While at Stanford she received three awards for teaching excellence. She also completed the University of Arizona Integrative Medicine program developed by Dr. Andrew Weil.
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.”