Deborah Gordon, M.D.
Dr. Gordon chose a career in medicine because she likes working with people and believes in the body's ability to be healthy. She studied medicine at the University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine and Family Practice Residency at Santa Rosa. Her medical training was inspirational for its devotion to the sharing of human experience but disappointing for its miniscule glimpse into the makings of health. After graduation, her studies of nutrition, homeopathy and the existing medical research into lifestyle questions has enabled her to fashion an integrative medical partnership with her patients.
In both office-based and hospital care, from migrant and rural health clinics to emergency departments and private practices, she has integrated conventional medicine, alternative care, nutritional and lifestyle education for all her patients. In many cases the results were truly remarkable and she learned that there are many different routes to healing. In all cases, she likes to focus on the partnership forged between the patient and herself. They agree that a key element to good health is the patient taking charge of his or her own health care.