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NIHA Welcomes Lorelle Bradley, M.D., F.A.A.P., Holistic Pediatrician

Posted by admin on Mon, Aug 22, 2016

National Integrated Health Associates, NIHA, is pleased to announce that Lorelle Bradley, M.D., F.A.A.P., holistic2016-06-30Bradley_web.jpg pediatrician, has joined the integrative medical team.

Dr. Bradley is Board Certified in Pediatrics and Holistic and Integrative Medicine, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She has over seventeen years experience as a pediatrician, and has made an ongoing commitment to lifelong learning and advocacy for children.

Dr. Bradley believes in the power of the body to heal itself, which led to her journey of becoming a Holistic and Integrative Medicine Provider. She has a cheerful heart and genuinely loves taking care of children and their families. She believes that children are barometers of family dynamics and sees the vital role of genetics, environment, nutrition, and toxic exposures as contributing factors to the overall health of a child.

As a holistic pediatrician, Dr. Bradley's primary goal is to assist families in the amazing growth and development of a child into a healthy, happy and productive adult. She loves solving puzzles and approaches her care of patients as an M.D., which she uses as an acronym for "Medical Detective". Dr. Bradley uses holistic and integrative modalities to find the most likely disease suspect(s) and puts it under arrest to allow her patients to have the best health outcomes.


Dr. Bradley is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Child Health at Howard University College of Medicine and a General Pediatrician at Howard University Hospital. She is a Board Certified pediatrician who graduated from Hampton University with honors majoring in Biology. She received a full scholarship to complete her Medical Degree and Masters of Science Degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. She completed her Pediatric Residency training at Howard University Hospital. She also served as Chief Resident in Pediatrics and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society while at Howard University Hospital. Dr. Bradley received some fellowship training in Community Pediatrics and Child Advocacy at Georgetown University and Public Health training from George Washington University. Dr. Bradley’s research interests include Holistic and Integrative Pediatrics with a focus on Spirituality, Mindfulness, Meditation, Macronutrient Supplementation, Food as Medicine and Medical Food prescriptions as integrative approaches to diseases, particularly with emphasis on ethnic and cultural preferences and accessibility for the urban population that she serves. She received Board Certification in Holistic and Integrative Medicine through the American Board of Holistic and Integrative Medicine in 2009, now known as the Academy of Holistic and Integrative Medicine (AHIM). She more recently received certification in AHIM’s Leadership in Administration in 2014. She is additionally a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Section on Integrative Medicine.

Read more about her extensive background.

Caring for the Whole Child

In assessing a patient, the integrative pediatrician will inquire not only about health history and symptoms, but will also ask about diet, exercise, stress, home and school environment, and emotional well-being. A treatment plan may include a nutrition plan, herbals, detoxification and perhaps antibiotics, designed to correct deficiencies and enhance the natural healing process. Dr. Bradley fully supports parents to make educated, informed, individual health care decisions for their families. Read more about holistic pediatrics.

The addition of a pediatrician at NIHA fulfills a tremendous need in the Washington, D.C., Virginia and Maryland metropolitan region to offer holistic integrative medical care to babies, children and young adults.

Dr. Bradley is now accepting patients for well baby care, children and young adults to age 21.

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Topics: pediatrics, holistic pediatrician, chlldren's health