For all of the things stated here already, Dr Springer has helped our family make healthy choices and responsible decisions ... and we truly value his combined eastern / western approach. We have only had one dose of antibiotices - and that was for strep. His recommendation to use "garlic-mullein" drops to soothe the ears rather than antibiotics helped us avoid drugs for ear infections that cleared naturally. He also provides very good age-appropriate coaching and guidance for us as we raise our two boys, now age 5 and 2.5. The comments are correct - he is very busy - so we do tend to ask for him when we call and prefer to wait for an opening on his schedule rather than see the other two practitioners (unless it is an emergency, of course). We have sadly moved out of the area and are seeking someone like him...tough shoes to fill!