Behavior, Development, Wellness
Welcome to my private pediatric practice focused on child and young adult behavior, development and wellness. At Zenflower, I see your child as a whole person with a model based on the body, mind and spirit all intertwined. Your child is made up of a great variety of strengths, difficulties and unlimited potential. Health and Wellness can be optimized by focusing on the important aspects of daily life. This includes nutrition, physical activity, awareness, spirituality, relationships, sleep, environment and patterns of thoughts. Applying mindfulness and awareness to all aspects of your child's and family's life can greatly enhance quality of life. I look forward to meeting your family. Please visit my Services page to find out more about what I can offer. I am passionate about helping anyone struggling in the medical system as well as being a support to any and all children in need.
By a simple google search, I sadly found out I did not come up with that term. It is not a dictionary term just yet but I have gladly come to know that in the "Urban Dictionary" it stands for "a person who becomes happy and successful despite traumatic circumstances or hardships." Also, it may stand for "a flower that grows through concrete." Now, if that is not tough, I am not sure what is. I wish for all the children I see to be Zenflowers.
"The Why" of any doctor, service, or business is one of the (if not THE) most important questions to answer. It is the grounding for all that is presented to you. Why did Zenflower Integrative Pediatrics come to be? Because no one can do it alone. LET ME BE YOUR RESOURCE. Let me support your children and your family.
I first met Dr. Monika when I served as a Spanish interpreter for her and was able to see how much love, care and time she dedicated to each patient. But my highest recommendation for Dr. Monika comes as the mother of a child with a chronic illness who was diagnosed when she was 8 years old, and her life changed overnight. I am aware of the complexity that illness brings to a child’s development and also to family life in general. Having the “necessary” medical treatment is important but there is so much more to living successfully and knowing how to navigate the emotional and spiritual journey that accompanies growing up with chronic illness. There are so many emotional struggles and spiritual questions that come up when a child, not by their own fault or doing, becomes ill. There is grief, anger, denial and a feeling of “Why me?” and “I just want this to go away!”
The path to living whole-heartedly can only be walked when there is community, support, understanding, wisdom and sound medical advice. There are skills our child must learn--coming back to joy from difficult emotions, learning to quiet oneself, learning to care for oneself while also caring for others-- and many more. These life skills cannot be “taught’ but can only be “caught’ from those around us who have these skills and are in relationship with us. Many parents (including myself) do not have these skills when they start this journey. Dr. Monika has these skills (while still being in the process of learning them), and her practice merges sound medical care with the emotional and spiritual practices needed to navigate this journey.
-Solea Johnson, Spanish Interpreter and mother of a child with Type 1 Diabetes
"Dr Siedlarz is not only an amazing doctor she is a stellar human being. Highly recommend her care!"
~Behavioral Health Case Manager
"Dr. Monika Siedlarz is one of the most wonderful doctors I've ever gotten the privilege of working with. She always does absolutely everything she can to ensure she is providing up to date quality care that is tailored to each patient’s specific needs. I enjoyed working with her so much. It was a terrible loss to the patients in our community when she moved back home. She is an incredible person and physician that any community will be lucky to have her be a part of."
~Medical Assistant now EMT / Paramedic
“Our family was so impressed by Dr. Monika. We met with her to go over our daughter’s health history, to get a second opinion and see if there was anything that we were missing. She took the time to talk to us and look over her records. We have never had a doctor take so much time to sit down and discuss her medical issues. She was very knowledgeable and resourceful and had a kind and comforting personality. . She even took the time to contact another doctor before our appointment because of the rarity of our daughter’s diagnosis. During our appointment she took the time to ask our daughter questions and include her in the discussion. She has followed up with us since our appointment, and sent us more resources. We highly recommend Dr. Monika!”
"If given a chance to work with Dr. Monika again I would in a heartbeat. She is very down to earth, she loves her patients and is willing to listen. She treats her patient as family not just a patient. She interacts with them and listens. She is not just your typical Doctor, she is amazing at what she does. If only she is closer to me I would love to have her take care of my kids medical needs. Dr. Monika is very professional and knowledgeable. Also she shares and give advice to make the situation better and does not just go to medication right away. I miss her, and all the patient she will have will for sure be in a good hands and all there medical needs will for sure be taking care of."
"Dr. Monika was both of my boys’ pediatrician. She was always so attentive, listened to concerns, and never made us feel like she was rushing us. We were sad to see her go, she will always be one of my favorite providers my children have had. I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for more than just a doctor, she makes you feel like you are a team when it comes to your child’s health."
"I am a psychiatric nurse practitioner who worked with Dr. Monika Siedlarz in Oregon. She is kind, intelligent, and very dedicated to her patients. Her practice will be an asset to the community."
~Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and Licensed Professional Counselor