Michelle Perro, MD, DHom
Integrative Pediatric Physician
Michelle Perro, MD, DHom is a skilled and insightful Integrative Pediatrician who cares for newborns to teenagers, and often works with their parents as well. Dr. Perro helps navigate the challenges of acute and chronic childhood illnesses, and offers in-depth assessments at our Marin clinic. With the heart of an explorer, she has developed a multi-disciplinary approach that uses Western medicine, homeopathy, functional medicine, nutritional and herbal approaches.
Dr. Perro is Board-certified in Pediatrics and has more than 30 years of experience in emergency rooms, hospitals, community clinics and in private practice. She graduated cum laude from Yale University, and from Mount Sinai School of Medicine with honors in Medicine and Pediatrics. She was Director of the Pediatric Emergency Department at New York Medical College’s Metropolitan Hospital in East Harlem before relocating to the Bay Area. For ten years she served as an Emergency Room physician at Oakland Children’s Hospital. She also has been a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at UCSF, and has published and lectured on many topics in her field.
Dr. Perro is a world renowned expert on food safety, particularly in relation to genetically modified foods (GMOs). She regularly gives talks on the subject both to the public and to her medical colleagues.
Dr. Perro's extensive Western clinical background is matched by her knowledge of several integrative approaches that enables her to treat the whole person rather than to simply address symptoms. She studied nutrition and received her diploma in homeopathy from the Institute of Natural Therapy in New York. She also studied homeopathy in private practice with Ifeoma Ikenze, MD, a nationally recognized homeopathic physician and author.
Through an extensive intake process, Dr. Perro selects the appropriate homeopathic, nutrition or herbal therapy. Homeopathic remedies are made from natural sources, are regulated and approved by the FDA, and are compatible with conventional medicines. Dr. Perro's patients have had excellent results following her recommendations, offering parents natural ways to help their children.
She treats a wide range of conditions including:
- Infant issues such as persistent crying, reflux, sleep disorders and colic
- Environmental issues including asthma, food allergies and intolerances, and travel medicine
- Behavioral challenges including aggression, prolonged tantrums, school problems, as well as ADD/ADHD, anxiety and phobias, and autistic spectrum disorders
- Childhood health challenges such as chronic ear infections, vaccine issues, sports injuries, tonsil and adenoid problems
Dr. Perro also gained valuable experience in community-based clinics, serving children and families facing challenging health conditions. She speaks fluent Spanish and is a board member of a local non-profit organization committed to reducing childhood exposure to household and environmental toxins. Dr. Perro is often described as respectful, caring and thorough; her wise and warm nature has made her one of Marin’s most sought-after physicians.
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Meet Dr. Michelle
Dr. Michelle is a winner of the 2013 Patient's Choice Award. This was in appreciation for her excellent scores on patient satisfaction surveys and indicated that she was ranked above the 90th national percentile for her pediatric specialty.
Are you wondering what to feed your baby when they can't breastfeed? Dr. Michelle gives insightful and well informed advice on how to choose healthy baby formula.
Downsides to GMO Infant Formula? We Asked a Pediatrician - GMO Inside Blog, 5/1/13Opens new window
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Integrative Pediatrics & Homeopathy
IHH Marin Clinic
1350 South Eliseo Drive, Ste 120
Greenbrae, CA 94904
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Services offered at IHH Marin:
Integrative Pediatric Assessments
"Dr. Perro was kind, thoughtful, direct and intelligent beyond expectation."
"Dr. Perro is the best. Skilled, compassionate, & extremely knowledgeable."
"My daughter loves her!"
"Amazing physician. It is obvious to me that she cares - very impressive and we feel safe in her care."
"Dr. Perro is the best doctor on the planet. Extremely thorough, very bright. INCREDIBLE!"
"Dr. Perro is smart, empathetic, loving and caring. She tries to do all in her power to be helpful."
"Dr. Perro is an intelligent, compassionate and friendly doctor."
"Dr. Perro was outstanding in all areas. She was warm, friendly, truly listened to me and was very thorough in explaining the options and including me in the decisions. I have already recommended her to a friend."
"She listens and always takes care to examine thoroughly."
"Dr. Perro is the best in every way. She is smart, empathetic, loving and caring. She tries to do all in her power to be helpful."
"Dr. Perro is exceptional and I refer many people to her."
"I love Dr. Perro!"