Bill Bergman, M.D. is a physician and educator in the leading-edge fields of preventive medicine and stress management.
Raised in New York City, Dr. Bergman attended Westbury High School, graduating in 1962 with the American Legion Citizenship Award and the Bank of Westbury Outstanding Student Award.
Dr. Bergman was a Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude graduate of Amherst College in 1966.
He received his medical degree at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1970. He was also a member of the International Fellows Program at the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs as an Edward John Noble Foundation Fellowship recipient.
Dr. Bergman completed his post-graduate training at Denver General Hospital in 1971, where he first began researching preventive healthcare and methods for reducing the risk of serious disease.
In 1972, Dr. Bergman worked for the New York City Department of Health, serving as staff physician at Rikers Island Adolescent Remand Shelter and as chief physician at the Bronx House of Detention where he had first-hand experience with the impact of personal behavior on health and disease.
He then worked as an Emergency Department physician in three hospitals in California along with a period of research, study and private practice.
Dr. Bergman then established one of the most innovative preventive and integrative family practice clinics in New York City. For more than 20 years he specialized in clinical nutrition, therapeutic lifestyle and stress management.
In 1996, Dr. Bergman returned to Columbia University to take post-graduate courses at the School of Public Health in the Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in order to pursue his interest in community-based healthcare.
In 1997, while maintaining his medical practice in New York City, Dr. Bergman became Medical Director of a health and wellness center on Long Island where he was actively involved in creating integrative healthcare services.
Dr. Bergman has taught two Post-Master’s Courses at the Brookdale Center on Aging at Hunter College and has taught the medical students at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons and SUNY Stony Brook.
Dr. Bergman served as a physician-educator for a major European natural pharmaceutical corporation. He presented programs for physicians on the topic of incorporating complementary medicine into a conventional medical practice.
With his growing emphasis on stress management as a key to wellness and health promotion, Dr. Bergman has received 1-on-1 provider licensure by HeartMath, LLP.
Dr. Bergman and his wife moved to Denver Colorado in 2002 where he did extensive community health education, consulting for wellness centers and serving as founder-director of the 501(c)3 non-profit Rocky Mountain Resource Network. The focus of his educational programs has been on therapeutic lifestyle programs and the power of group intention for health promotion and disease prevention.
He and his wife, Nina, now live in Naples, Florida where he is serving as a physician consultant for St. Matthew's House and a clinician for SignifyHealth.