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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  • "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 glutathione to remove toxins and heavy metals, supplements to replenish deficient minerals and improve metabolic processes, and Epsom salt baths to strengthen the “leaky gut”. We also learned all about food and made diet changes going more organic and removing artificial colors and preservatives as much as possible. Within six months of treatment, he began to speak again. We set out in the beginning to fight for recovery and now he is 7 and is a lovely soft spoken boy who loves to play with friends, play video games, and does very well in school. We continue to meet goals and set new ones. With Dr. Harum’s expertise, we have confidence our son will be a loving and independent adult and we encourage anyone looking for a specialist in this field that they need look no further than Dr. Karen Harum’s Clinic for Special Children."
  • "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 excelente trabajo y amor por mi niño."
  • "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! Thank you Dr. Harum for your excellent work and love for my child!"

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