Dr. Joel Warsh is an Integrative Pediatrician practicing in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Warsh is a doctor who specializes in the health care of children. As a pedicatrician, Dr. Warsh diagnoses and treats infections, injuries, diseases and other disorders in children. Pediatricians typically work with infants, children, teenagers and young adults up to age 21. They practice medical care as well as preventative health care. Dr. Warsh can oversee and manage the physical, mental and emotional health of their patients.
Education and Training
Jefferson Medical College
Joel M. Warsh's Expert Contributions
I believe it is non-toxic. I would call poison control to be sure. I would get seen by your doctor READ MORE
I don't think there should be any issues with it. I unfortunately can not say for sure as is the case with any holistic product. There are minimal to no research on the long term safety of this or most natural products in kids. I looked through the ingredients and they seem benign and should not be an issue in children. Like anything, there is always a chance for a reaction from any medication/natural product so start at a low dose and work up. READ MORE
That is true. Boys do have a slightly lower risk of urine infection. Other than that, it is generally done for religious or cosmetic purposes. There is not a medical need for a circ READ MORE
Yes. That is fine and common. Many children never crawl. As long as everything is normal, I would not worry too much about it. You can work on crawling. Do tummy time and place objects she wants a foot or two in front of her. Don't have any objects near by she can climb on. Make sure it's on a surface that's easy to crawl on, such as carpet or mats. READ MORE
That is very young to think about ADHD. We generally don't think about that until school age. This is something I would discuss with your doctor READ MORE
We generally recommend no weight training until the completion or near completion of puberty which generally happens around 15-17ish. Before then, using body weight for exercise is best. If he is finishing puberty, it should be ok to start weight training. Start with very low weight and lots of reps. READ MORE
The first and easiest thing to do is not to purchase it. Don't have it in the house and then she can't eat it. It should only be consumed as treats every once in a while. READ MORE
That is a difficult question to answer. It is based mostly on the exam and history. For the most part, a cough with no other symptoms, does not need antibiotics. If it worsens after 1-2 weeks and there is fever, then it may need antibiotics. Every case is different so you need to speak to your MD. READ MORE
I would speak to your MD about it. Check his tonsils and make sure he doesn't have sleep apnea. Consider trying albuterol for true wheezes. Video tape it happening. READ MORE
No, 99.9 is not a fever. A fever is above 100.4. READ MORE
It is likely diarrhea. There are a lot of viruses going around. It is likely benign, but if you are concerned, go to your MD. READ MORE
It is generally recommended around 12 months. READ MORE
No, I think yoga for kids is great! Go for it. As long as they have a teacher trained in working with kids, it should be fantastic. Any exercise using your body weight is totally fine. READ MORE
That is a difficult question, what makes you worried about dengue? Please seek medical care immediately. READ MORE
No, it is perfectly fine. Go for it. Make sure the teacher is well trained in working with kids. READ MORE
I don't think it is a sign of jaundice. Jaundice usually has yellow skin. Yellow urine usually means mild dehydration. I would have that evaluated by your MD. READ MORE
Could be a concussion, but I would have that evaluated immediately. READ MORE
It is hard to say without evaluating. Coughs are mainly viral, but if your MD thinks there is bronchitis or pneumonia, then antibiotics are indicated. READ MORE
That is fine. These things wax and wane. READ MORE
I would speak to your physician and videotape it. Likely benign, but worth a discussion. READ MORE
It is generally ok. Some say it can affect the hips, no great evidence of that. READ MORE
Flu usually has fever, ache muscles, tired, sometimes sore throat, mild cough, stomach ache, vomiting. READ MORE
It depends on the type of diaper rash and how severe it is. If it is a very mild rash, you can try calendula cream, cornstarch or air drying (i.e. putting a sheet down on the floor and having your baby wear no diaper so no more urine or BM touches the inflamed skin. READ MORE
Generally we don't recommend OTC cough meds at that age. Consider natural remedies. (No honey before 1 year old). There is a Zarbees for babies. READ MORE
It is ideal to stretch before any activity READ MORE
I would see your pediatrician for that READ MORE
That is hard to answer without knowing the circumstances. Feeding should generally be every 2-3 hours or so for the first month or two. If weight is ok, that can be spaced a little. Keep an eye on the weight. If weight is going up, you are feeding enough, if not, consider supplementation. Start with 1 supplemental feed and increase/decrease as needed READ MORE
They are generally pretty safe, but are generally not recommended for those under 4, though many people still use them. You can try some of the natural cough medicines like zarabees. There is no great evidence that any cough medicine works. Honey is great if the child is over 1 year old. READ MORE
There is a wide range of what is normal. It's hard to answer your question without seeing your son. It will probably not affect his eyesight. If concerned, you should take him to an eye doctor READ MORE
Yes it can impact the health of teeth. Milk is not the only source of ca. Make sure he is getting adequate calcium from other sources such as vegetables or fortified cereals. READ MORE
This is something to discuss with your pediatrician. Sounds like the meltdowns are situation and location based since they are not happening at school so it would be ideal to sit down and discuss what is different at home that is leading up to these meltdowns and what steps can be taken when they occur to decrease and ultimately resolve the issue READ MORE
There are many possible causes of ringing in the ear or tinnitus. Some causes are benign and some are not. This would need a more thorough workup than I can provide you over email. Please speak to your pediatrician about this. Think about any medicine he may be taking. Consider an ENT referral. READ MORE
Yes it is possible. Removing the tonsils lowers the risk of getting strep but it is still possible READ MORE
Many children like the same movie or song and watch it over and over again. It generally is not something to worry about. If you notice other obsessive tendencies, it would be worth discussing with your pediatrician. READ MORE
Asthma is in part genetic, but there are many factors that contribute to developing asthma. There is no way to prevent it for sure and no way of knowing if your children or yourself will develop it. Breastfeeding has been shown to be protective and studies have shown that avoiding smokers can also be protective. READ MORE
There are a few things you can try. Ginger is excellent for motion sickness so try ginger candies. Also there are several homeopathic motion sickness formulations you can try. READ MORE
That is a very complicated question. We do not know what "causes" autism. There are multiple theories but nothing has been definitively proven. Please discuss with your pediatrician further READ MORE
Yes. That is a possible side effect of claritin. Some people get more tired, others can get more hyperactive. I would discuss this with your pediatrician and consider switching to another medication. Zyrtec is a similar medication and may be more effective and worth a try given the side effect you are noticing READ MORE
That depends. I would speak to the therapist about that and your child. There is confidentiality rules so if your child does not want you to be told of the sessions, then the therapist should legally not tell you except in the case of concerns for harm to self or others READ MORE
Hard to say without knowing your family. I would speak to the pediatrician about that. If there are no specific concerns, than I am not sure a psychiatrist would be that helpful. READ MORE
That is hard to say without knowing your family. If it truly does not bother her, I'm not sure a therapist would help, but I would be inclined to lean towards the side of having her seen to discuss and there are possibly some deeper issues and it is likely that a therapy session can do some good. I would discuss with your pediatrician READ MORE
Generally no, but it is possible. The delivery team and the pediatricians will surely watch the sugars right after birth and make sure they are normal. Any intervention taken will be decided at that time, but generally, you should not need to worry. Diabetes is very common and generally, we don't see any issues in newborns READ MORE
That is hard to say. I would speak to her surgeons about that question. It will usually take a few months to recover but every procedure is different and the surgeons should be able to give you a more accurate estimate READ MORE
First, you should seek medical care to make sure there is nothing that needs to be evaluated. If that is all normal, then often significant life events or stresses can trigger regressions, including bedwetting. Did anything happen around that time? READ MORE
If you have any concerns you should first see your pediatrician. Assuming everything is normal, you don't have to do much at this point. Some babes stool multiple times per day and some only go every 2-3 days. As long as your baby is happy, eating and growing and having soft stools there is not much else that you need to do. You can check out a whole handout on this topic on my website at www.gatormd.com READ MORE
Hello. Thanks for your question. Who is your pediatrician? What evaluation has been completed so far? READ MORE
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Faculty Titles & Positions
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- Ontario Student Entrepreneur of the Year
- George Donnell Society Research Fellow (CHLA)
Professional Society Memberships
- American Academy of Pediatrics
Articles and Publications
- Journal of Pediatrics
- Journal of Injury Prevention
- Journal of Clinical Sports Medicine
What do you attribute your success to?
Hard Work and Great Colleagues.
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- Business, Surfing, Baseball, Hockey
Favorite professional publications
- Pediatrics in Review
- University of Southern California
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Dr. Joel Gator Warsh is one of the truly premier pediatricians in my opinion. He really gets it!. He blends integrative and modern medicine into his treatment plans. He listens and is caring. He has been our doctor for 4+ years and I would never think to go anywhere else
He is amazing. Could not recommend anyone more
He is one of the best doctors I have ever met. My children love him. He combines integrative and allopathic medicine. Few doctors do this.
He is a fabulous doctor. My children love him. I could not recommend him more
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