John A Green III MD
Dr. Green grew up in the wilds of Colorado and northern Idaho, where his love affair with the natural world began. He is an avid outdoorsman who loves hiking, hunting, and organic gardening and believes that the rise in toxins and pollution of our environment plays a significant role in the epidemic of autism, ADHD and other neurological childhood disorders which we are now facing.
He attended the University of Idaho where he acquired triple majors in psychology, Spanish and chemistry, graduating with honors in 1970. He went on to attend medical school at the University of Utah, and continued his training in Family Practice at the University of New Mexico. After graduating, he worked as an emergency room physician, and had a part-time family practice. It was during these early years in practice, that he began to expand his training in holistic and environmental medicine. He became a charter member of the American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA) and obtained board certification in environmental medicine.
Since the beginning of his practice in 1975, Dr. Green has worked with children and adults with chronic health problems that have not responded to conventional medical treatment. His patients frequently experienced significant health improvements by modifying diet, decreasing toxic load, and addressing allergies and sensitivities, as well as hormone and psychological influences.
Ongoing training and experience in these specific areas has been excellent preparation in learning to help children. He treats every child as an individual, not a diagnosis, and will tenaciously work to identify and correct all imbalances which cause the injuries and symptoms we call autism.
In the late 1990′s, John discovered the work of the Autism Research Institute which has been an extraordinary source of inspiration and continuing education in the treatment of children on the spectrum.
For nearly two decades, Dr. Green has evaluated and treated more than 3000 children with autism spectrum disorders from all over the world.
In addition to seeing patients, he is passionate about sharing his wisdom with others and has mentored doctors in Italy, Hungary, China and Poland. He has participated in numerous round tables, conferences and think tanks, including the Autism Research Institute’s Clinician’s Training and Think Tank, and the Northwest Physicians Autism Forum. He was chosen as one of five researchers to do a pilot clinical treatment data gathering program with UCSF and was a major player in film, The Greater Good. He has also served as editor for the American Holistic Medicine Association quarterly member letter, authored chapters in Recovering Autistic Children and Addressing Self Injury in Autism and Understanding and Treating Self-Injurious Behavior in Autism: A Multi-Disciplinary Perspective. In addition, he has made numerous presentations to ARI’s national meetings, to MAPS (Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs), as well as contributing other venues such as the Washington and Hawaii TACA (Talk About Curing Autism) meetings. In addition, his office regularly participates in research related to preventing and reversing symptoms associated with autistic spectrum disorders.
Dr. Green has 5 children and 2 step-children, as well as three grandsons, and admits that he feels grandfatherly love towards the hundreds of children for whom he is privileged to provide care. When not spending time with his family, Dr. Green can be found traveling, exploring nature or playing the piano or cello.