Other Specialists

Dr. Phyllis F. Agran, Pediatric Gastroenterology
CHOC Children’s Hospital
(714) 581-4401
As a recognized expert in pediatric gastroenterology, Dr. Phyllis Agran has practiced in the Orange Country community for more than 30 years. She is board certified in both general pediatrics and pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition (American Board of Pediatrics). She participates in the maintenance of the certification program. Dr. Agran is a member of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, (NASPGHN). She is professor emeritus at the UC Irvine School of Medicine, department of pediatrics.

Dr. Ravi K. Berry, Pediatric Gastroenterology
7117 Brockton Ave., Riverside
(951) 782-3690

Why a MAP Doctor?

Medical Academy of Special needs (MAPS) replaces the group formerly known as DAN (Defeat Autism Now).  MAPS is a group of professionals who offer  Education & Fellowship to Medical Professionals for the care of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and related chronic complex conditions including:

1) Environmental Medicine
2) Neurology
3) Metabolism
4) Gastroenterology and Nutrition
5) Immunology

Often these doctors practice functional and integrative medicine. Functional medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach and engaging both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership.

Often these doctors do not bill insurance and can be costly.

Local MAPS and Naturalistic Medical Professionals

Inland Naturopathic Medical Center
314 Mountain Ave, Upland, CA 91786
INMC is a primary care naturopathic medical center offering biomedical testing, nutritional and natural therapies and drug-based therapies for children on the Autism spectrum, including ADD/ADHD. Dr. Preston specializes in pediatrics. As a naturopathic doctor, she can order conventional and specialty testing that includes stool testing for candida, gut inflammation, and bacterial imbalances, Celiacs, and urinary Organic acid testing.

Kartzinel Wellness Center
Dr Jerry Kartzinel
4634 Barranca Parkway, Irvine, CA
(949) 681-0777
Practices what has been termed as Translational Medicine. Dr Jerry Kartzinel is Board Certified pediatrician and a Fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics. He specializes in the recovery of neurodevelopmental, chronic neuro-inflammatory diseases, and hormonal dysfunctions.

Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs (MAPS)
A group of professionals who offer a Comprehensive Education & Fellowship to Medical Professionals for the care of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and related chronic complex conditions.  This program has been developed by leading physicians, scientists, researchers and experts in the area of pediatric special needs, environmental medicine, GI issues, pediatrics, neurological disorders, genetics, nutrition and mitochondrial dysfunction, as well as other related fields.  There currently are no MAPS doctors in the Inland Empire.  For a full list of doctors in Southern California visit www.medmaps.org/clinician-directory

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