"Dr. Nazia Sheriff is originally from the windy city of Chicago and moved two years ago with her husband and two young children to sunny California. She first discovered her love for pediatrics and working with children when she was just 15! She received her BA in Psychology and her Medical Doctorate from the University of IL at Chicago. During her Pediatrics training at Loyola Children’s Hospital, she was awarded grants for her work in health education for refugee children. Dr. Sheriff then started her career as a Pediatric hospitalist at a Chicagoland based children’s hospital where she took care of newborns and sick children admitted to the hospital. She was the Hospitalist Medical Director as well as the Medical Student Director for many years. Dr. Sheriff created family centered policies that allowed families to be involved in all aspects of their child’s care. Life then brought her to the Bay Area where she has been focusing on preventive and wholistic pediatric care. Dr. Sheriff believes strongly in lifestyle medicine and has a special interest in nutrition, fitness, socio-emotional health as well as special needs. She is an ACE certified Youth Fitness instructor, serves as medical advisor for Cooking With Kids Foundation, and is a Certified Positive Discipline educator. Her passion is to bring pediatric medicine back to its roots and focus again on treating the whole child. In her free time, Dr. Sheriff enjoys family hikes, reading, taekwondo, and international travel!"
"Olive Leaf Pediatrics was started by a Board Certified Pediatrician and Mom to provide a style of care that is wholistic, family-centered, and brings back the personal touch of “home visits”. Wholistic Olive Leaf Pediatrics focuses on treating the whole child at every visit. While practicing evidence based medicine, Dr. Sheriff also discusses some “out of the box” approaches for certain conditions. Our prescription pad includes lifestyle therapies such as nutrition, mindfulness, physical skills training, and more. At the core of our practice philosophy is that Prevention is key! Family Centered The practice was founded on the belief that true healing only comes when a doctor practices family centered care. Dr. Sheriff wants to develop a strong partnership with her parents with a common goal of helping our kids thrive. Being a medical micropractice allows us to limit the number of patients in the practice so the focus is on building personal relationships and not assembly-line medicine. Home Visits Our "House Call" model provides the benefit of truly traditional personalized medical care. We uniquely provide this convenience to our families because we understand how hard it is to bring your newborn infant, sick child or medically complex child out of the house. Along with her "doctor's bag", Dr. Sheriff utilizes the benefits of paperless technology and other eco-friendly practices during home visits. Why “olive leaf” ?... The olive leaf is symbolic of our practice philosophy of treating mind, body and spirit! It's nutritious and medicinal properties symbolize two of the major approaches our practice uses to heal the mind and body. In spirit, it grows into a universal symbol for peace and tranquility. Our practice strives to help your little "leaf" flourish into a wholesome "tree"!"