Dr. Joseph Cannizzaro, MD

Dr. Joseph Cannizzaro, MD

Pediatric Integrative Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 78
Dr. Joseph Cannizzaro, MD is a pediatric integrative medicine specialist in Longwood, FL. He graduated from Universita Degli Studi Di Bologna, Facolta De Medicina E Chirurgia and specializes in pediatric integrative medicine, adolescent medicine, and more.Read his story

357 Wekiva Springs Rd

Longwood, FL 32779

Contact Information

(321) 280-5867

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • 6 More

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Dr. Cannizzaro's Experience

Dr. Cannizzaro's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Pediatric Integrative Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Cannizzaro's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Cannizzaro "Known for his genuine compassion, Dr. Cannizzaro is dedicated to providing children and their families with healthier, happier and longer lives. This is his mission and why he assembled the team of holistic practitioners at Cannizzaro Integrative Pediatric Center. As a classically-trained primary care physician who practices functional medicine, Dr. Cannizzaro believes that integrative medicine can bring conventional and complementary healing modalities together, creating a highly personalized and high-touch healing environment. Dr. Cannizzaro advocates merging the technical side of medicine (evidence and science) with the human side of health care (mind and spirit). He believes that doctors and patient-families should form strong healing teams that focus on illness prevention and resolution. He also believes that the greatest gift you can give children and families is to teach them self-healing in order to achieve optimal physical and mental health and well being. "I envision empowering individuals and communities to reconnect with nature and its role in healing; to recover the wisdom of our ancestors; to practice the art of living and care for and serve one another in the course of life's journey." Dr. Cannizzaro's own battle with cancer over 15 years ago fueled his passion for empowering his patients with the knowledge of and access to their innate self-healing abilities. This inner strength can then be used to solve all problems—not only those related to health. His perseverance in the field of functional medicine extends to his fellow physicians, each of whom are proficient in the practice of functional medicine. He has conceived, planned, organized and directed two functional medicine conferences to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and clinical skills in the field. "I learned how to help people recognize strength that they may not recognize in themselves." Heavily influenced by a family history of medical professionals, Joseph Cannizzaro earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology at Fairfield University, a Jesuit university in Connecticut. He served in the US Army Medical Service Corps. Captain Cannizzaro completed a medical technology fellowship at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington, D.C. and upon completion was assigned as the medical laboratory officer of the US Army Hospital/United States Military Academy at West Point. His assignment was highlighted by an appointment to the faculty as a cadet instructor. The influence of a brilliant pathologist and mentor at West Point inspired him to seek his MD, which he received from the University of Bologna Medical School in Bologna, Italy. Dr. Cannizzaro completed his internship at New Rochelle Hospital, a division of Cornell University in New York and his three-year pediatric residency in the University of Connecticut Hospital System, a Yale University affiliate. Dr. Cannizzaro is certified by ABIHM, the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine. Dr. Cannizzaro has been practicing in Central Florida for over thirty years and provides the Orlando area with its only functional-integrative pediatric practice. Dr. Cannizzaro has always had the good fortune of loving support from his wife of 47 years, Carol Ann, and their three sons. He enjoys gardening, four-wheeling, tennis, and restoring antique furniture."
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Care Philosophy

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  • We believe in forging a strong parent-pediatrician bond so that together, we become a healing team for your child.
  • We believe that your child's health and healing is unique.
  • We believe in working with your family's culture and beliefs to facilitate healing.
  • We believe that combining evidence-based conventional medicine with evidence-based complementary medicine provides the most effective and least stressful way to treat your child.
  • We believe that compassion always helps.
  • We believe in nurturing the body's self-healing abilities.
  • We believe that integrative pediatrics is high-tech and high-touch.
  • We believe in living our lives with the same health advice we provide.
  • We believe in prevention to avoid expensive technologies in late stages of disease.
  • We believe in using the most natural, least costly and least invasive treatments possible.
  • We believe in empowering parents and kids with knowledge of the basic art of healing for their own personal, lifelong use.
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11  Specialties

  • Pediatric Integrative Medicine
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Alternative Care
  • Alternative Medicine
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Child & Adolescent Medicine
  • Complementary Medicine
  • Holistic Medicine
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Pediatric Allergy & Asthma
  • Pediatrics

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Cannizzaro does not have any board certifications listed.

40  Conditions Treated

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9  Procedures

  • Allergy Skin Testing
  • Allergy Testing
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Immunization
  • Infant Care
  • Vaccination
  • Well Baby Care
  • Well Child Examination
  • Wellness Examination

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Fairfield University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Universita Degli Studi Di Bologna, Facolta De Medicina E Chirurgia
    Medical School | Graduated
  • New Rochelle Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • New Rochelle Hospital Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Ct
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Waterbury Hospital Health Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Walter Reed General Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian

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What People Say About Dr. Joseph Cannizzaro, MD
We wouldn’t trust our children with any other pediatrician; he is wonderful!
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Jan 24, 2018
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Dr. Cannizzaro is simply the best! He is so compassionate and understanding...he is a blessing to our family and I m sure every family that works with him feels the same.
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