Mark Gettleman, MD
“Our job as parents is not only to love, feed and protect our children, but to prepare them to be happy, healthy, self-sufficient adults.”
Our job as parents is not only to love, feed and protect our children, but to prepare them to be happy, healthy, self-sufficient adults. Sometimes that means letting our children fail, but more often than not, it means simply getting out of the way and allowing them to become themselves.
I never forget that a visit to the pediatrician is about your child. I want your child to laugh, play and have fun, or at least not be scared. I want to use all of my medical knowledge and expertise to treat your child in the best way possible, which in most cases means allowing the body to do what it does best and heal itself. Most importantly, I believe my job is to empower and educate you so that you can succeed at the most important job in the world, being a parent.
I understand and connect with kids at every level. At the same time, I have a talent for explaining complex concepts to parents in a way they can truly understand. I am a research geek who loves to keep up to date on the latest medical literature. I believe I owe it to my patients to read, assess and analyze new and emerging research so that I can help them make the best choices possible for their children.
I’ve developed a program regarding infant sleep and feeding. My program, if followed, virtually eliminates colic and fussiness, teaches babies how to self-soothe, and enables them to go to sleep on their own and sleep through the night by four months. It also has the long term effect of decreasing obesity later in life.
Why The Everett Clinic?
I chose The Everett Clinic because they believe in the same principles upon which I built my own practice: first-rate medical care, putting patients first and a team-based approach. Since joining, I have found that The Everett Clinic has surpassed my wildest expectations in having the most qualified, friendly and welcoming people at every level of patient care.