The greatest gift I have been able to develop through my life is to be a ‘Docere’ – Teacher. The training as a Naturopathic Doctor has enabled me the honor to be with people and share in their stories and to teach them how to take responsibility for their well being.
Teaching and learning go hand in hand, to exemplify this the ancient sage, Ben Zoma said, “Who is wise? He who learns from every person, thus from all my relations I grow wise”.
Every dialogue I share with friends, patients and doctors, every action engaged bears a lesson to be learned, an opportunity to gain awareness, which is the beginning of wisdom.
My journey to naturopathic medicine started in 1993 as I was traveling in India. I was at a yoga ashram and took particular notice of their small herbal garden. This was a medicinal herbal garden no bigger than 20 yards by 20 yards and it contained all the medicines for the local village of 3,000 persons! This was an epiphany for me, that in such a small area of land, the earth could offer medicines for so many persons.
When I returned to the United States I began my search for a school that would teach the art and medicine of the herbs. That brought me to the California School of Herbal Studies where I studied for 2 years. I continued on my path to healing and the medical sciences and that brought me to the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM) in Portland, Oregon. NCNM is the oldest Naturopathic Medical School in the United States. The training is in western diagnosis of disease with the complements of healing modalities as Botanical Medicine, Homeopathic Medicine, Physical Medicine, Hydrotherapy and Nutrition.
I have been practicing in medical clinics as a Naturopathic Doctor since 2000.
“After going home, I have had an opportunity to have everything sink into my brain. Thank you for listening to me, speaking to me in an intelligent manner, and offering up explanations and solutions. I felt heard after many months of my descriptions of symptoms falling on deaf ears. It was extremely refreshing and hopeful.” ~ L.D.
“I am a diabetic and Dr. Goldberg has worked with me to help me balance my body needs nutritionally. I found him a very generous gentle soul to work with, who truly wants to help his clients.” ~ C.R.
“I am so grateful for your guidance and knowledge in my area of prostate cancer. You are very kind and sensitive man/doctor. Thank you for all you’ve done.” ~ B.B.
“ Thank you Dr. Goldberg, you are a man of great caring and service.” ~ E.D.
“I came away from our appointment touched by your willingness to do some research on my condition. I know that you are there for me and I am grateful for you.” ~ S.C.
“Thank you for your caring support and medical advice as I was going through my grief.” ~ E.B.
“Please continue to be the great supporter and doctor that you are.” ~ Y.M.
“Thank you for your open-hearted, caring, patient support! Thank you, too, for your expertise and intention to help me with my health.” ~ L.W.
“I wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed my appointment on Tuesday. I like how you zeroed in on some key issues, and provided a one-sheet list that I can easily refer to. I learned a ton, and already seem to be reaping benefits.” ~ J.W.