Integrative medicine provides well-rounded, natural care along with conventional medicine. The best integrative pediatric providers address the root cause of symptoms, and stress prevention of illness before disease persists.
Barbara Baldwin, DO, FACOP
A seasoned pediatrician of over 34 years, Dr. Barbara Baldwin uses both integrative and conventional medical therapies to treat her patients. Her passion in pediatrics is to educate parents and children, so kids develop healthy habits that improve their quality of life as adults. She believes in integrating adjunctive therapies, such as craniosacral therapy, acupuncture, homeopathy and diet and nutrition counseling.
Dr. Baldwin served as a meteorologist in the United States Air Force, reaching the rank of captain before earning her Doctor of Osteopathy degree from the University of Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Ft. Worth, TX.
Debi Wills, APRN
Honest, direct and reassuring, Debi draws on over 36 years of experience as a pediatric nurse to educate, support and treat her patients. She works collaboratively with families on specific health concerns, nutrition, supplements and illness prevention. Her career as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner has centered around integrative health modalities, including homeopathy.
Debi adores working with children and adolescents, a love she found in her early 20’s when she was hired as an aide to work with severely disabled children in a group home setting.
Gail Ezell, APRN
Caring and perceptive, Gail knew she wanted to be a nurse since she was in the first grade. In fact, her nickname in high school was “Nurse!” After high school, she entered a diploma nursing program and worked as a staff nurse and in nursing management in the Kansas City area in the NICU, PICU, OB and lactation consulting for the first 20 years of her career.
She earned both her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing and her Master’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and then became a board-certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.
Melanie Confusione, RN
An accomplished “child whisperer,” Melanie always knew she would work with kids. She sees the fear behind a child’s behavior, works with it, and gains cooperation from the child as a result. Her gift allows the children in her care to assist in making the best choices for their own health.
Melanie completed her nursing degree at Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences and has worked as a registered nurse in the pediatric community for over 20 years.
Tillie Alenikoff-Grady, CMA
Tillie is passionate about helping people make informed decisions through education. She believes sharing well-researched information can be powerful, especially when helping parents create a healthy lifestyle and environment for their families.
Tillie loves multi-tasking and thrives at it. She can go from deciphering insurance to irrigating a patient’s ear to helping with an IT challenge in the office. Always remaining calm—even when there may be a bit of chaos at hand—Tillie is a positive, leveling force in every situation.
Wendy Bowdoin, LPN
Wendy’s love for babies and kids began at an early age. She grew up babysitting and was interested in health and nutrition, which led to her to nursing school and working with children.
Wendy serves in many roles at CIPC. Whether she is tending to patients in exam rooms, performing lab draws, answering phones or assisting with the Salt Room, Wendy loves meeting the needs of both parents and children.
A team player with loads of initiative, Veonce prides herself on getting things done and supporting her colleagues.
As a new patient coordinator, she is responsible for sharing information about the practice, verifying insurance, registering patients and other tasks that make CIPC run smoothly.
Dr. Joseph Cannizzaro
Known for his genuine compassion, Dr. Cannizzaro dedicated himself to providing children and their families with healthier, happier and longer lives. This was his mission and why he assembled the team of integrative pediatric providers at Cannizzaro Integrative Pediatric Center.
As a classically-trained primary care physician who practiced functional medicine, Dr. Cannizzaro believed that integrative medicine can bring conventional and complementary healing modalities together, creating a highly personalized and high-touch healing environment.