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    Jackie Busse

    Jackie Busse, M.D.


    (Board Certified)
    Accepting new patients

    Offers My Health Online

    Santa Cruz Center
    2025 Soquel Avenue
    2nd Floor
    Santa Cruz, California 95062
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    (831) 458-5555 
    Westside Center
    1301 Mission Street
    1st Floor
    Santa Cruz, California 95060
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    (831) 458-6300 

    Professional Interests

    Acid reflux, Acne treatment, Adolescent health, Allergy treatment, Anemia, Asthma, Breastfeeding, Child abuse and neglect prevention, Child development, Childhood leukemia, Children of LGBT couples, Eczema, Foster care, Gastrointestinal diseases, Immunizations, Infectious disease, International travel,
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    Additional Information

    Whole-food, plant-based nutrition, evidence-based medicine, appropriate antibiotic use, community education, vegetarian, vegan

    Spoken Languages

    Spanish (Fair)

    Community Activities

    Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics Speaking engagements and panel discussions at local schools Instructor for monthly parenting class: What to Expect with Your Newborn

    Personal Interests

    My family keeps me busy! We have a 1-year-old daughter and a 3-year-old golden retriever. I enjoy biking, hiking, traveling, cooking, and yoga.

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    Developmental Questionnaires (for children ages 0-11): You can save time by submitting forms through My Health Online's child proxy access feature. Or print and complete the age appropriate well-child form at home.



    Co-authored chapters: "Complex Cyanotic Heart Disease: The Heterotaxy Syndromes", "Hypolastic Left Heart Syndrome", "Obesity and Dyslipidemia". Heart Diseases in Children: A Pediatrician's Manual. R. Abdulla (Ed.)

    Philosophy of Care

    I love taking care of children and their families and am honored to be a part of my patients' lives. Kids are fun, energetic, resilient and generally healthy! A big part of my job is taking care of healthy kids. Preventive medicine is the cornerstone of pediatrics and I am passionate about two of the most important aspects of preventive care: nutrition and vaccination. Together with active lifestyles and a happy, stable environment, they can help ensure a lifetime of good health for our children. Specifically, I strongly endorse a whole-foods, plant-based lifestyle and have a certificate in Plant Based Nutrition from Cornell University. I always try to stay up-to-date with latest evidence-based medicine and am happy to help parents wade through what can be complicated medical facts and recommendations to make the right decision for their child. I believe in judicious use of antibiotics and always try to avoid unnecessary use. As a department, we follow our patients in the hospital and I will make sure there is good coordination of care with specialists when needed. My goal is to work with parents as part of the healthcare team.

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