Integrated Medical Pediatric Care in Wilmington, NC

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Clinic For Special Children

Wilmington’s first and only pediatric practice offering Integrative Medicine for children.

We offer an unprecedented level of attentive and personalized care. Our Integrative Medical Team consists of our Fellowship Trained Neurodevelopmental Pediatrician,  Registered Nurses, a Nutrition Coach, and a team of Care coordinators. Our team celebrates your child’s individuality with customized care plans that optimize wellness and restore health.

The Clinic for Special Children was founded by Dr. Karen Harum, MD, FAAP, to provide accurate diagnosis, whole child treatments, specialty care and consultation for children with developmental disabilities and behavioral problems including ADD, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Routine pediatric care is also provided for those who need a comprehensive medical home and for typically developing children.

We believe in treating the whole child by addressing their physical, emotional, social, and environmental needs. This integrative holistic approach combines modern western medicine and evidence-based complementary and alternative healing modalities. By integrating traditional medical diagnostics and pharmaceutical therapies with functional medical therapies, we feel that we can provide the best care possible for your child. We look forward to working with you!

Board-Certified Pediatrics and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

Our vision at the Clinic for Special Children is to improve the quality of your child's life by providing the resources for accurate diagnosis and comprehensive holistic treatments for general pediatrics and a wide variety of developmental disorders. An integral part of that vision is educating parents and extended family on the sundry of whole child healing protocols that Dr. Harum has created for special needs children over the past 23 years.

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    "As a practicing physician and mother to two of his pediatric patients, I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Nutt to any parent seeking an exceptional pediatrician. I say this with the utmost sincerity: Dr. Nutt is the most well-rounded physician I have ever had the pleasure to meet. I have never met a medical practitioner with better bedside manner. Every visit, Dr. Nutt gladly spends plenty time acquiring a complete history, performing a thorough physical exam, and going over any questions and conce

    Ashley Fedorov

    The best pediatricians to take your kiddos to. My kids love seeing Dr. Smith when they’re sick

    Jennifer R.

    I can trust the health of my children with Clinic For Special Children

    Stephanie De Leon

    The care and compassion of Dr. Smith and staff are what keep us coming back to Clinic For Special Children

    The Johnson Family

    Dear Dr. Harum, We wanted to thank you for being Charlotte's doctor and for the valuable time and guidance you've given us over the last few years. We are also grateful to have a pediatrician as caring and knowledgeable as you. You are surely a blessing to many families, and we are thankful to be one of them! Keep up the incredible work. The Bliss Family

    Outstanding, great team of professionals. The best most attentive staff with care and concern for your understanding and your children. We can't say enough great thing about them.

    David J, 1/2/2021

    I just want to thank you for what you do for special needs people with your practice. It was the first time I felt like I got a true treatment plan for Liv and that a medical professional took the time and effort to find out what Liv needs and a plan to help her. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    Mother of child with Down syndrome

    La Dra. Harum es una doctora profesional y muy perfeccionista. Fue la única doctora en encontrar un diagnostico mas preciso para mi hijo. Estamos sumamente agradecidos con ella. Altamente recomendable.

    Ruth in Raleigh

    Dr. Harum is a very professional and perfectionistic. She was the only doctor to find a more precise diagnosis for my son. We are exceedingly thankful for her. Highly recommendable.

    Ruth in Raleigh

    When we first brought our son to meet Dr. Harum, he was a nonverbal 3 year old with moderate to severe regressive autism. That means he wasn’t born autistic, he actually had a great first year then regressed into the condition from injury. She helped bring our son back. We fought to recover using a variety of treatments and she knew her plan of action from the day she first evaluated his case. The most effective treatments were; 30 days of Valtrex to counteract the MMR vaccine, chelation and g


    Dede told me you guys were the BOMB and she wasn’t kidding! If every doctors visit and medical experience mirrored you all, this world would be a better place and in a WHOLE LOT BETTER SHAPE!

    Crystal in Raleigh

    Dr. Harum has been my son’s neurodevelopment pediatrician for many years. She is very kind, thorough, and has a genuine appreciation for my son as a person, and as a Patient, which is evident in her quality of care. I appreciate how she takes the time to understand my concerns and share with me in both my son’s successes and his challenges. She is a gift to the autism community and a credit to her profession and I feel so very fortunate to have her in our life.


    Hola mi nombre es Lourdes. Tenemos 3 anos de ser pacientes de la Dra. Harum. Cuando comenzamos el tratamiento mi hijo no hablaba el tenia 4 años. Estaba ausente y parecía no interesarle lo que pasaba a su alrededor. No se daba cuenta quien era mami y papi, tenia constantes rabietas. Hoy gracias a Dios y a la Dra. Harum mi campeón esta hablando, teniendo muchos progresos en todo. Esta hablando en 2 idiomas, esta leyendo y escribiendo en ingles. Estoy muy feliz! Gracias Dra. Harum por su excele


    Hello my names is Lourdes. We have been patients of Dr. Harum’s for 3 years. When we began treatment, my son did not speak and was 4 years old. He was “absent” and appeared to not be interested in anything that was going on around him. He wasn’t aware of who his mommy and daddy were, had constant meltdowns but today, thank God and Dr. Harum my son is talking and making a lot of progress in all areas. He is speaking in 2 languages, is reading and writing in English and I am so happy! Than


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