PRESERVING YOUR BRAIN FUNCTION
Saturday, September 16: 1:30PM - 2:30PM
 
ABOUT THE LECTURE: 
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Nate Bergman, DO
ABOUT DR. BERGMAN:
For Nate Bergman, DO, MBA, functional medicine has given him a foundation or a “way of thinking” about a patient’s health history that he didn’t find in his traditional training. His path to becoming a functional medicine specialist is the result of a series of connections he made with colleagues. His wife, a registered dietitian, also heavily influenced his choice of specialty.

While in medical school, he discovered The UltraWellness Center in Lenox, Massachusetts, founded by functional medicine physician Mark Hyman, MD. After seeing this practice up close, Dr. Bergman learned as much as he could about functional medicine through virtual and digital offerings from the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM). Eventually he campaigned for a scholarship to the introductory training conference hosted by the IFM, and he was among the first medical students to be accepted to attend the foundational course, Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice® (AFMCP). Throughout his residency, he continued to take more IFM training courses.

Just a couple years later, Dr. Bergman came across a paper by Dale Bredesen, MD, that had a major impact on him. Dr. Bredesen, a neurologist of note at UCLA, had written the paper “Reversal of cognitive decline: A novel therapeutic program,” which Dr. Bergman saw as “essentially a functional medicine approach to potentially reversing very early (or Prodromal) Alzheimer’s disease.” Dr. Bergman says this first-in-class publication captured him and altered the trajectory of his career, leading him to focus on cognitive health.

The same year Dr. Bergman came to Cleveland Clinic to do his fellowship in Geriatric Medicine in 2014, Dr. Hyman had recently come to Cleveland Clinic to launch the Center for Functional Medicine. Dr. Hyman contacted Dr. Bergman to ask if he would want to pursue his medical practice as a member of the staff at the new center. Dr. Bergman was honored to accept the staff position.

DISCLOSURE STATEMENT
Dr. Bergman has indicated that he has no financial relationships with any commercial supporters.


 


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