My 2 year old son suffers from Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, a rare form of intractable epilepsy. Since beginning a low-THC, high CBD cannabis treatment 3 months ago, his seizure frequency reduced from almost 100 seizures per day to less than 40. His appetite has been great, he sleeps very well, and he’s retained much of his ongoing development. He’s a very happy, active and energetic boy and we are more than happy with the treatment thus far. Thanks to you and your staff, they are all wonderful.
Father of Brian S - June 9, 2017
My son developed intense stomach pains in Jan ’16 as a result of a stomach virus. Over ten weeks, he tried eight prescription meds for pain. Nothing helped. He also developed Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) & depression to the point that he was unable to interact with other children and had to be removed from school and put into a home school program. Dr. Berger began treating my son in June ’16, and tried various supplement combinations over nine months. During that time we saw some improvement in my son’s pain levels, anxiety, and depression, but not enough to get him back to school. In March ’17, my son started medical cannabis, oral tincture form under Dr. Berger’s care. Within two weeks, we saw drastic improvements. My son no longer has any pain, his anxiety has disappeared completely, and he sleeps & eats much better. He is back in school full time, playing sports, and playing with friends. He is happy, well-adjusted, and his concentration in school has improved. The medical cannabis has been a miracle for him.
DR, mother of MR - April 3, 2017
We came to you a few years ago with a very, very sick little girl whom her other doctors, including a team of specialists, had basically given up on. No one knew what was wrong; no one had any answers as to why she was only getting worse despite a myriad of treatments and medications. We have no doubt that over time she would have continued to worsen, and we shudder to think what may have happened in the end.
However, those fears and days of worry and uncertainty have been all but forgotten because of you and your amazing team. Your approach to truly wholistic and integrative care have changed (and possibly saved) our daughter’s life. You were able to help her when no one else could; you gave us answers when there were none. We can never thank you enough for all you have done for us, and we continue to refer others to you time and time again because we have seen with our own eyes what a difference you have made for us.
You are truly a blessing to all who know you and those you treat.
The Conours - November 15, 2014
I hope you have been well. I know it has been several years since we have last spoken. I wanted to give you a quick update about our son, who is now 20 years old.
After chelating by IV for what feels like forever, his lead levels finally normalized. We still chelate about once a month to keep things in check.
He is a miracle. This young man who potty trained at age 5 and whom I thought would never be conversational is now doing so wonderfully. He attends a local college and is a resident student in his junior year with a science major. He made Deans List last semester and has a 3.15 overall GPA. He received a merit scholarship, too. He is taking classes that I would surely fail, including organic chemistry. Other than extended time on tests, he has almost no accommodations. He is on the Ultimate Frisbee team, and he drives his teammates to competitions in neighboring states.
In high school, he was captain of the bowling team for 2 years, having bowled three 300 games. Most importantly, he is happy. Though he has never really had “friends,” he has a ton of acquaintances who are always glad to see him, and that’s good enough for him. We pray that he will be able to get a job and live reasonably independently after graduation.
Thank you for all the care you have given him through the years. It has been truly appreciated.
BK - November 5, 2014
I just wanted to write a little note to thank you so much for being such an amazing doctor! After struggling with many health issues of my own, I was forced to take my health into my own hands. Along the way, I learned a lot, but it was not always an easy task. When I became pregnant with Seraphina, I wanted so badly to find her a doctor that wasn’t so mainstream, and who believed in alternative methods. Well, you have well exceeded all of my hopes and expectations! I value and trust your opinions so much, and I truly feel so lucky and blessed to have found you for her, and for me!
I just thought you should know that my family and I appreciate you so very much!!!!
Mariena G. and Family - June 3, 2013
Dr. David blew me away; I thought he was amazing and loved his approach. He is so down to earth and easy to talk to. He meets you where you are at, which is the most amazing thing about him. There are no expectations about where you should be, and he doesn’t push you to do anything you’re not ready to do. I thought he was incredible.
Erica D. - January 3, 2013
I am many years late with this letter. My son William was a patient of yours around 2004? When you first met us William was delayed, non-verbal, zero eye-contact. Honestly, I didn’t know my son- he did not react or interact with anyone, not even me, his mom. He was severely withdrawn and only made noise when he desperately wanted his way……which was always OCD related, or so it seemed. We couldn’t leave a waiting room until all of the blocks were touched or lined up or sorted or put away…whatever the order was for the day.
I don’t think we were under your care for that long, but we did everything you suggested, including educating ourselves and looking for other people making progress in our town (Ocala). We drove hours every week to secure pure local foods. We prayed and we worked and we studied and we learned and we applied your principles to our lives……for years.
And we succeeded! Today William is 10 1/2 yrs old and thriving! He is the most loving, emotional and caring boy I ever did meet! He’s smart and intuitive. He cares about others- He is the boy holding the door, helping to load the groceries or starting a conversation with strangers!
Today people of all ages are drawn to him-like they just want to be near him. OCD gone! Sometimes, I find myself tuning him out!!! And then I remember, say a prayer, and thank God!
Leigh Ann Parent - August 10, 2012