"I have a gentle approach and a commitment to healing. I look for and respect the individuality and uniqueness of each patient I see, viewing each visit as an opportunity to discover which component of healing might still be missing. My unique bio-chemical approach blends traditional and alternative medicine, using the best of both worlds."
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 wife’s 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 Neil’s attention, he will research and study with the person who really KNOWS how to do it, so he can maximize its clinical benefits.
Neil’s 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. Nathan’s 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.
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Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago (MD)
San Francisco General Hospital Rotating Internship, July 1971-July 1972
Professional Memberships and Certifications
Founding Diplomate and Board Member, American Board of Holistic Medicine
Certified, American Board of Family Practice
Certified, American Academy of Pain Management
Certified, American Board of Holistic Medicine