Dr. Alan Greene

Founder of DrGreene.com, Author of Raising Baby Green: The Earth-Friendly Guide to Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Baby Care

"Though a doctor may not provide the "greenest" answers to your questions, how he or she answers is often just as illuminating. Willingness to engage in a dialogue may be the real hallmark of a green pediatrician. When choosing a doctor, you of course want someone steeped in science, and aware of recent literature and controversies. But you also want someone who both articulates a point of view and desires to hear yours. I believe that teaching and inspiring one's patients, along with their families, about the value of nutrition, exercise, and overall attentiveness to environment may be of greater importance than the ability to write a prescription."

From HEALTHY CHILD HEALTHY WORLD. Reprinted by arrangement with Plume, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. Copyright (c) 2009 by Healthy Child Healthy World.

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Dr. Alan Greene, author of Raising Baby Green and Feeding Baby Green is a graduate of Princeton University and the University of California San Francisco. In addition to being the founder of https://www.DrGreene.com, he is the Medical Director of HealthTap and is on the Board of Directors of Healthy Child Healthy World and The Lunch Box Project. Dr. Greene is a practicing pediatrician at Stanford University's Packard Children's Hospital.