DavidBecker

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David K. Becker, MD, MPH, MA, LMFT

Clinical Professor, Pediatrics
Physician and Behavior Specialist


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“Integrative Pediatrics offers an individualized approach to your child’s care. In my medical practice, treatment recommendations take into account the family’s goals and can consider a range of conventional and/or complementary modalities depending on the underlying problem and symptom management needs.

“My counseling practice is distinct from the medical practice.  In this therapeutic environment, goals are mutually set and my approach is informed by psychodynamic and relational theories including attachment theory and control-mastery theory.  I work with young adults, children and families on problems including anxiety, depression, and interpersonal difficulties.”

Dr. David Becker is a pediatrician who specializes in integrative medicine, behavioral health, and chronic pain conditions. He was a primary care pediatrician at UCSF for 15 years before fully transitioning to integrative medicine and behavioral health at the Osher Center.  Dr. Becker introduced pediatric services at the Osher Center in 2008, shortly after completing fellowship training integrative medicine. He has extensive training and clinical experience with integrative medicine, mind-body strategies, chronic pain management, and clinical psychology.

Dr. Becker sees children and young adults with a range of chronic and complex medical issues, with a focus on chronic pain. He also does mental health counseling for children and young adults through their mid-twenties, focusing on anxiety, depression, and other behavior concerns, as well as family therapy.

Dr. Becker received his medical degree, Masters in Public Health, and pediatric residency training from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.  Additional post-graduate training includes the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, a masters degree in Clinical Psychology from the Wright Institute, a psychotherapy internship at the San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group. He has also received additional training in mind-body skills and chronic pain management, in addition to completing the Teaching Scholars Program at UCSF.

Dr. Becker has a background in global humanitarian aid work with several relief organizations, including Doctors Without Borders. He teaches and lectures nationally and internationally on integrative medicine, mental health, chronic pain management, and mind-body strategies.

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