- At Wholistic Pediatrics and Family Care we focus on identifying and treating all the factors that influence health: physical, mental, environmental, and biochemical.
- Our mission is to find the cause of health problems, rather than to simply manage them.
- Our approach to evidenced-based integrative medicine is guided by both the ancient wisdom and the ever-growing technological advances of Western Medicine.
- As facilitators of health and healing, we embody a new model of health care providing a whole-person approach to comprehensive health and wellness.
Our Tampa Location
David Berger, MD, FAAP | Board Certified Pediatrician
Dr. David is a Board Certified Pediatrician who specializes in holistic pediatric primary care, nutritional and detoxification therapies for autism, ADHD and related disorders and immune dysregulation such as allergies, asthma and autoimmune disorders. He also sees adults with these medical conditions. In addition, Dr. David works with women and men who wish to do preconception and prenatal counseling, testing and treatments to try and optimize the health of the pregnancy and baby.
He graduated from The Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1994 and did his Pediatric Residency at the University of South Florida. He started using holistic therapies at the Tampa General Hospital/USF Pediatric Clinic during his residency. He has served as the team doctor for Tampa Catholic High School, the Medical Director for a summer camp run by the Tampa AIDS Network, and the Medical Liaison for the Palm Beach County Breast Feeding Task Force. He has been in private practice since 1997, and in 2005 he opened Wholistic Pediatrics in Tampa, Florida.
Dr. David has been an advanced practitioner of biomedical therapies, advocating the Autism Research Institute philosophy, since 1999. In 2010, Dr. Berger was appointed the position of Assistant Professor at the University of South Florida College of Nursing.
Catherine Nutting, DNP, FNP | Nationally Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
Catherine earned her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from the University of South Florida and is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She has earned a Diplomate Certification as a American Board of Anti-Aging Health Practitioner (ABAAHP) from the the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. She has completed an Integrative medicine residency through the University of South Florida. She holds a Masters of Medical Science- Nutrition and Metabolic Medicine. She is a Fellow of Anti-aging Regenerative and Functional Medicine.
As a principle investigator for research on Bioidentical Hormone Therapy, Dr. Nutting is contributing to cutting edge science. She is a national speaker, published author, preceptor and trainer on related topics. Dr. Nutting has developed and implemented weight management and wellness programs. She manages family practice patients using a wellness approach focusing on health related symptoms from a metabolic root cause perspective.
Patsy Giarda, ARNP, CPNP | Nationally Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Patsy is a Board Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She obtained a Bachelor’s in Nursing from Florida State University. She then went on to attend University of South Florida and obtained a Master’s of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Pediatric Primary Care. While working many years in various inpatient pediatric settings, she developed a passion for helping families understand the disease processes going on with their child. She discovered that with knowledge, these families can become empowered to take control of their child’s health management.
Patsy also began to observe that with adequate preventative care and health promotion, children could remain healthy despite having various medical conditions. She quickly realized that in primary care, she could help children and families remain healthier with the guidance of health optimization and prevention of disease. Patsy looks forward to bringing her knowledge and skills to the families of Wholistic Pediatrics and Family Care.