Your Partner in Health
May 31, 2012
David Berger, MD, FAAP
WHY I PRACTICE INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE
Early in life I was diagnosed with chronic autoimmune disease and cancer. As I researched treatment options, I learned that traditional medical approaches were often ineffective at improving overall health and happiness. In fact, these treatment methods often resulted in declining health and energy, which I personally refused to accept for my present or future. I extensively researched and used science-based strategies that address the root causes of disease and declining health, rather than continue with approaches that had failed to treat and manage my symptoms. By using an integrative approach combining traditional and alternative treatments, I was able to heal myself and regain the health and vibrancy I had lost.
Having met many roadblocks in my quest to implement an integrative approach, I realized how difficult it is to find nonjudgmental, caring, knowledgeable, open-minded providers who could facilitate and empower me toward my goals. I strive daily to be this type of provider for my patients.
MY JOURNEY CONTINUES
Through my postgraduate training in metabolic and nutritional medicine and an integrative medicine residency, I have had the pleasure of learning from experts how to utilize nutrients, exercise, hormones, and other disease prevention strategies to help clients achieve optimal health and happiness in their daily lives.
I AM NOW BACK
After spending time at our Tampa office this summer, I am now back in Virginia. I will continue to do telemedicine consults throughout the year, and will see patients in the Tampa office approximately every other month.
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.
Dr. David Berger (“Dr. David”), a Board Certified Pediatrician with over 20 years of experience as a clinician, has developed a national reputation in wholistic pediatric primary care. Dr. David is considered Tampa Bay area’s leading authority on medical cannabis for adults and children, and is one of the nation’s most experienced pediatricians using medical cannabis to help facilitate the treatment of children with chronic conditions.
Dr. David graduated from The Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1994 and completed his pediatric residency at the University of South Florida/Tampa General Hospital where he first began utilizing wholistic therapies. Dr. David has been in private practice since 1997 and in 2005 opened Wholistic Pediatrics & Family Care, his medical practice in Tampa, Florida. In 2010, Dr. David was appointed Assistant Professor at the University of South Florida College of Nursing. In 2016, he launched Wholistic ReLeaf to help qualified patients become certified to use medical cannabis.