David Berger, MD, FAAP

Board Certified Pediatrician

& Medical Cannabis Specialist

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; nutritional and detoxification 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 specializes in treating chronic conditions with natural treatments, including medical cannabis.  He is a nationally-recognized pioneer in wholistic pediatric health and adult wellness, and is the founder and medical director of Wholistic Pediatrics & Family Care (a full-service integrative family medicine clinic) and Wholistic ReLeaf (a specialized medical cannabis clinic).  

In addition to helping get medical cannabis legalized in the State of Florida, Dr. David is considered the State’s most experienced doctor who provides medical cannabis treatment to  both pediatric and adult patients. Dr. David has extensive, practical experience with cannabis dosing and provides consultations and treatments tailored to each patient’s individual needs. 

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 started using wholistic therapies. He served as the team doctor for Tampa Catholic High School, as well as the Medical Director for a summer camp run by the Tampa AIDS Network, and was also the Medical Liaison for the Palm Beach County Breastfeeding Task Force.

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

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