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Danielle Aretz, DO

Pediatrician, San Diego, CA

Dr. Danielle Aretz, DO is a pediatrician native to San Diego California. She obtained her medical degree from Touro University, College of Osteopathic Medicine where engagement and support of the body’s self-healing mechanisms was emphasized. Dr. Aretz went on to complete her pediatric residency at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. During her initial footsteps in pediatric medicine, she became keenly aware of an appreciable link between quality of mental wellbeing and quality of physical health as it relates to development of acute and chronic illness and responsiveness to treatment. In support of this recognition, she pivoted from
her work in the urgent care setting to Center Point Medicine in La Jolla, California, inspired to provide healthcare through the use of counseling, integrated with clinical hypnosis. Dr. Aretz is passionate about teaching children and adolescents how to use the power of their mind to facilitate treatment and prevention.
Dr. Aretz loves being the mother of two young children which has underscored the importance of celebrating the unique qualities of the whole child. The National Parent Education Network has enriched her focus upon the importance of supporting the wellbeing of the family unit through early education. It is an aspiration to enhance the awareness, scope and individuality of educational resources utilized in the medical realm.

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