Integrative Pediatrics

Dr French was honored to be chosen as one of the 2018 Ambassador Choice Award recipients. 10 honorees were chosen out of 200 nominations by grateful patients of SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital.

Grateful patient families of SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital will hold seventh annual Ambassador Choice Awards event, honoring the doctors, nurses and caregivers who provided exceptional health for their children.

The event is part of the Glennon Ambassadors Program, designed for grateful families who want to “give back” to the hospital through service, stewardship or peer-to-peer support. The ceremonies will begin with a cocktail reception, followed by an Oscar-like video presentation honoring each of the nominees, including testimonials from grateful families and patients.

The Glennon Ambassador reviews hundreds of nominations and selected the winners. Caregivers are notified of their nominations via mail and winners will be presented with their award from a grateful patient family member the night of the event.

Anu French has been in practice for twenty two years and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a Member of the AAP’s Pediatric Integrative Medicine Leadership Committee. She is double board-certified in Pediatrics and Integrative Medicine. She serves on the Policy committee of the IM4US (Integrative Medicine for the Underserved) and is a Physician Medical Advisor for SSM Health Urgent Care Clinics. She has been with SSM Cardinal Glennon Pediatrics for seventeen years. Before 2000, Dr. French was in private pediatric practice for three years in St. Ignace, Michigan and for two years in Afton, Missouri.

With a special interest in pediatric integrative medicine, which is endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. French offers a healing oriented approach that is informed by evidence. It emphasizes the powerful triad of child-family-provider, makes use of all appropriate therapies addressing nutrition, sleep, behavior, mental health, environmental toxins, the mind-body connection, whole body healing systems, herbs, botanicals and supplements. She has completed a Fellowship in Integrative Medicine through Dr Andrew Weil’s Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona and training in Integrative Psychiatry. She blogs and shares information on integrative health on her website, and her public Facebook page

Dr. French has published a children’s book I am You, You are Me with a strong anti-bullying message available on her website and Amazon. She partners with yoga teachers in the St Louis community and offers meditative music at healing workshops. She has recorded a meditative kirtan CD Wake Up My Divinity on the message of unity, available on her website, on Amazon, iTunes and Pandora.
She also enjoys painting positive affirmations on commission from her “I Am” series and offers her art for sale and her accessories and her clothing line I Am Vida series based on her art..

She loves spending time mindfully parenting her two daughters and her dogs, Violet and Archer. Dr French has a fascination for labyrinths and has built one in her back yard as walking is her choice of moving meditation.”

Dr. French is passionate about creating resources that will reveal a more colorful, joyful, united, healthy world. She is committed to partnering with the families and children she is fortunate enough to meet, to empower them to begin journeys towards individual communal and global wholeness and wellness. She provides integrative pediatric primary care for children ages birth through 18 years and is available for integrative pediatric consultations and second opinions too. She has a special interest in trauma informed care and management of childhood mental health and obesity. She enjoys a prenatal visit with expectant mothers in the last 6 weeks of pregnancy to meet and discuss shared goals and expectations for future care.