Special Offer: Free 15-Minute Initial Phone Consultation
Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement/Balancing
Botanical & Homeopathic Medicine
Dietary & Nutritional Counseling
HCG Weight Loss Programs
Low-level Laser Therapy
PRP - Platelet-rich Plasma
Posture & Gait Assessment
Routine Physical Exams
Specialized Lab Testing
Trigger Point Injections
Weight Loss ...and more
Dr. Donaldson began his educational career at the University of Oregon where he obtained a B.S. in Sports Medicine and Biology and played collegiate volleyball. He then worked in the Physical Therapy and Fitness Training field for several years before entering medical school at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine where he received his doctorate (ND).
Naturopathic doctors (NDs) go through a very similar rigorous educational & clinical training to allopathic doctors (MDs). However, NDs employ a more holistic philosophy on health and disease and utilize more natural therapeutic methods that stimulate the body's natural ability to heal producing tremendous, lasting results.
Dr. Donaldson incorporates this approach with each patient by addressing the whole person and ALL aspects of their health and the pain continuum. He practices general family medicine, but specializes in chronic pain with specific interests in sports injuries, back pain, sciatica, headaches, arthritis, fibromyalgia, as well as the sleep and emotional disorders associated with chronic pain.
His ultimate goal is to find the underlying cause of pain and dysfunction of these and other conditions, and then develop personalized treatment strategies accordingly. Attention is centered on reversing and preventing further dysfunction through patient education, posture alignment, and the implementation of various therapeutic modalities and appropriate dietary and lifestyle modifications that guide his patients towards optimal and lasting wellness.
In addition, Dr. Donaldson has a passion for education and has been an Adjunct Professor at Cabrillo College and the Five Branches Institute since 2006. He also gives community lectures on various health topics and offers Corporate Wellness Programs throughout the Santa Cruz and Bay Areas.
American Association of Orthopaedic Medicine (AAOM)
California Naturopathic Doctors Association (CNDA)
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
Naturopathic Doctors International (NDI)
Prolotherapy for Chronic Myofascial Pain
Clinical Intravenous Micronutrient Therapy
Emotional Freedom Technique
Therapeutic Meditation for Physicians
License No./State: ND-162 California
Year Graduated: 2004
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