Integrative Pediatrician

Joseph Cannizzaro, MD

Known for his genuine compassion, Dr. Cannizzaro is dedicated to providing children and their families with healthier, happier and longer lives.  This is his mission and why he assembled the team of holistic practitioners at Cannizzaro Integrative Pediatric Center.

As a classically-trained primary care physician who practices functional medicine, Dr. Cannizzaro believes that integrative medicine can bring conventional and complementary healing modalities together, creating a highly personalized and high-touch healing environment.

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Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Debi Wills, ARNP

Honest, direct and reassuring, Debi draws on over 32 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 15-year 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.

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Registered Nurse, Office Manager

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.

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Certified Physician Assistant

Lauren Meador, PA-C

Empathy, asking the right questions, and listening are Lauren’s strategies for discovering the roadblocks to vibrant health for the families under her care. Because of her diligent sensitivity, patients praise her practical explanations and helpful suggestions.  Although relocated to the West Coast, Lauren still provides virtual support to our team and staff.

Fascinated by the function of the human body and the optimizing effects that nutrition and exercise can have on it, Lauren earned her Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition from the University of Florida and a Master’s degree from Barry University to become a Physician Assistant.

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