Philosophy: We love children, and the opportunity to see them grow and happy. Our goal is to treat your child as if is our own. We value every child that comes to our doors providing care in a competent and nurturing environment.

We value diversity, embrace all faiths and all parenting styles. In each encounter we strive to work as a team member with our parents and caregivers to achieve the best outcome for our patients. We accomplish this standard through close collaboration between our staff, our patients and their families.

What is Integrative Medicine?

Integrative medicine is an approach to care that puts the patient at the center and addresses the full range of physical, emotional, mental, social, spiritual and environmental influences that affect a person’s health. Employing a personalized strategy that considers the patient’s unique conditions, needs and circumstances, it uses the most appropriate interventions from an array of scientific disciplines to heal illness and disease and help people regain and maintain optimum health.

Why Integrative Medicine?

  • Our society is experiencing a sharp increase in the number of people who suffer from complex, chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, mental illness, and autoimmune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis.
  • The system of medicine practiced by most physicians is oriented toward acute care, the diagnosis and treatment of trauma or illness that is of short duration and in need of urgent care, such as appendicitis or a broken leg. Physicians apply specific, prescribed treatments such as drugs or surgery that aim to treat the immediate problem or symptom.
  • Unfortunately, the acute-care approach to medicine lacks the proper methodology and tools for preventing and treating complex, chronic disease. In most cases it does not take into account the unique genetic makeup of each individual or factors such as environmental exposures to toxins and the aspects of today’s lifestyle that have a direct influence on the rise in chronic disease in modern Western society.
  • There’s a huge gap between research and the way doctors practice. The gap between emerging research in basic sciences and integration into medical practice is enormous—as long as 50 years—particularly in the area of complex, chronic illness.
  • Most physicians are not adequately trained to assess the underlying causes of complex, chronic disease and to apply strategies such as nutrition, diet, and exercise to both treat and prevent these illnesses in their patients.

About Dr Giovanna Bruno

Dr Giovanna Bruno is a double board certified pediatrician with over 20 years of experience. She combines traditional western medicine with functional and integrative medicine to optimize the health of her patients. Her goal is to nurture the mind, body and soul of our most important segment of the population, our children, our future. She believes prevention is the first step in the well being of your child through education, developmental screening, encouragement of breast feeding, and vaccination education. Through this education, families are better equipped to decide what is best for their child. With a special emphasis on nutrition and lifestyle interventions, she teaches families to become active players in their child’s well being.

Her personalized treatment plans combine several integrative medicine modalities from the disciplines of homeopathic medicine, specific diets, nutritional supplements, herbal medicines, and meditation in an effort to use prescribed medication as the last resort.

Dr Giovanna Bruno’s practice is in the city of San Clemente. She received her medical training in Cordoba, Argentina. She was Chief Pediatric Resident at White Memorial Medical Center. She completed her fellowship in Integrative Medicine through the University of Arizona and is board certified by the American Board of Physician Specialties. She continues to be a clinical preceptor for the University of Southern California Physician Assistant students. She continues to conduct research in collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics. She continues to broaden her education through the Institute of Functional Medicine with the goal to provide and enhance comprehensive, compassionate and personalized care for her patients and their families.