David Stewart, MD
Dr. Dave grew up in Virginia Beach, VA. He attended Virginia Tech where he graduated Cum Laude with a B.S. in Biology. He attended Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA where he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, the national honor medical society. He completed a family medicine residency program at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro, NC and went on to complete a Sports Medicine Fellowship at the same institution. During the fellowship he was a team physician for several high schools and colleges.
Dr. Dave’s journey to holistic medicine included professional experiences and personal ones as well. The early days of his career were spent practicing as a traditional family physician. In his busy days of 7-minute visits there were, regrettably, many prescriptions written for statins, antibiotics, and the like. However, he realized that very few of his patients were actually getting well. They seemed to continue to acquire medications and ailments that led to more medications.
Today, Dr. Dave attends conferences about holistic medical care with a wide range of topics including, natural treatment of hormone disorders, natural treatment of thyroid disorders, natural treatment of diabetes, etc. His professional goals are to master the understanding of, and natural treatment of, the neuroimmunoendocrine system of the human body – as this system is at the root of most chronic dysfunction and disease.
Dr. Dave has lectured at several medical conferences and given webinars to national audiences about “Metabolic Syndrome,” a complex condition that can lead to diabetes, heart disease, and other medical problems.
Sports medicine is a field that Dr. Dave maintains a passion for. Running is both a professional area of expertise and a personal one. In addition to completing the Marine Corps Marathon and the Vermont City Marathon, Dr. Dave has also completed several half-marathons and two Tough Mudders. He continues to compete in shorter road races and has medaled in several. Through study and experience he developed an integrative medicine approach to treating athletes with injuries and well athletes seeking optimal performance in their sport. This combines state of the art testing with personalized sports nutrition counseling and expert use of nutritional supplements, herbs, and other therapies.