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About Dr. David

Dr. David Berger (“Dr. David”), a board-certified pediatrician with more than 25 years of clinician experience, has gained a national reputation for his expertise in holistic pediatric primary care, with specialties in nutritional and lifestyle therapies for autism, ADHD, and related disorders, and immune dysregulation such as allergies, asthma, and autoimmune disorders. He also treats adults with these medical conditions. Dr. David offers preconception and prenatal counseling, testing, and treatment to optimize the health of both women and infants. An expert in the field of medical cannabis, Dr. David is also at the forefront of pediatricians who utilize cannabis to treat patients under the age of 18.

Dr. David goes above and beyond to ensure his patients know he genuinely cares about their well-being. His philosophy is grounded in an individualized approach to medicine that honors each individual’s unique life circumstances.

Dr. David has been in private practice since 1997 and 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, his medical practice in Tampa, Florida. In 2010, he was appointed assistant professor at the University of South Florida College of Nursing. Two years later, he helped develop and lead the Preconception to Infancy (P2i) Portland Think Tank, from which the international P2i initiative was developed.

Dr. David launched his Wholistic ReLeaf clinic in 2016 to help qualified Florida patients use medical cannabis as a treatment option. Today, he is one of only a few pediatricians in Florida qualified to evaluate and certify medical marijuana for patients under the age of 18.

Dr. David serves as an Assistant Professor for the University of South Florida College of Nursing. Born and raised in South Florida, Dr. David chose his career path at age four. Many years later, he graduated from The Medical College of Pennsylvania before completing his Pediatric Residency at the University of South Florida/Tampa General Hospital, where he began use of holistic therapies.

During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. David was invited three times to share his expertise with the FDA vaccine approval committee as they considered the Emergency Use Authorization applications for COVID-19 vaccines.

After recognizing the need for heartfelt education that could extend beyond his medical practices, and reach nonpatients and colleagues worldwide, in 2021 Dr. David launched his media and education company, DrDavidMD, focused on issues related to health, education, and medical choice.

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