David Berger, MD, FAAP

Board Certified Pediatrician

& Medical Cannabis Specialist


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 the areas of nutritional and detoxification therapies for autism, ADHD, and related disorders; and immune dysregulation such as allergies, asthma, and autoimmune disorders. Dr. David also treats adults with these medical conditions. Additionally, Dr. David offers preconception and prenatal counseling, testing, and treatment to optimize the health of both women and infants. 

Dr. David goes above and beyond to ensure each of his patients knows 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. 

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.

Wholistic Medicine

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. 

Medical Cannabis

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. 

Thought Leader & Educator

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, and again, as they considered whether to approve the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 5 – 11.  

After recognizing the need for heartfelt education that could extend beyond his medical practices and reach non-patients and colleagues worldwide, in 2021 Dr. David launched his media and education company, DrDavidMD, with his video series, Your Health, Your Choice, focusing on issues related to health, education, and medical choice.

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