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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.

In private practice since 1997, Dr. David is an advanced practitioner of biomedical therapies, advocating for the Autism Research Institute philosophy since 1999. In 2005, Dr. David opened Wholistic Pediatrics & Family Care (formerly Wholistic Pediatrics), his medical practice in Tampa, Florida. In 2010, Dr. David was appointed Assistant Professor at the University of South Florida College of Nursing. In 2012, he helped develop and lead the Preconception to Infancy Portland Think Tank, from which the national P2i initiative was developed. In 2016, he launched the Family Medical Cannabis Clinic to help qualified patients use medical cannabis as a treatment option.

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