Dr. Neil Nathan
At the welcome invitation of his longstanding friend and colleague, Eric Gordon, MD, he joined Gordon Medical Associates in April 2009. This allowed him to become a part of this medical community, along with the bonus of being closer to his three children and his wifes family, all of whom reside on the West Coast. Dr. Nathan opened the Fort Bragg branch of GMA in August, 2009.
Neil is a gifted physician who is passionate about healing. Since he loves to learn, he considers himself "always a student", and gets fired up about learning new approaches that might work for his patients. Never satisfied to just learn superficially, when something grabs Neils attention, he will research and study with the person who really KNOWS how to do it, so he can maximize its clinical benefits.
Neils specialties fit right in with Gordon Medical Associates - Lyme Disease, thyroid disease, chronic illness, chronic pain, autism, and the use of functional medicine and alternative medicine whenever possible. Dr. Nathan has extensive experience with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue, and uses the bio-medical approaches created by his good friend, Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum. For Lyme Disease, Neil works with botanicals, herbs and homeopathy, as well as antibiotics when necessary. He also has expertise in working with chronic pain clinics in Minnesota and Missouri, and really appreciates the opportunity to help relieve pain for those who are suffering. Regardless of the illness or condition, he spends time learning and getting to know each patient to determine how gently or aggressively to treat, and in what manner.
In addition to his background as a family practice physician, Dr. Nathan is also trained in a number of adjuvant modalities, including classical homeopathy, osteopathic manipulation including craniosacral therapy, prolotherapy, hypnosis and Reichian therapy.
Dr. Nathans book On Hope and Healing: For Those Who Have Fallen Through the Medical Cracks, with a foreword by Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, is available now.
Dr. Nathan is passionate about seeking healing for those who come to him in need.