Dr. Josh Donaldson began his educational career at the University of Oregon where he obtained a B.S. in Sports Medicine and Biology. He then worked in the field of Physical Therapy and Fitness Training for several years before obtaining his doctorate (N.D.) from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, OR. Following medical school, Dr. Donaldson completed a post-doctoral clinical research fellowship where he investigated nutritional implications of various diseases such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes and digestive disorders. Now in private practice, Dr. Donaldson incorporates a holistic approach with each of his patients by addressing the whole person and every aspect of their health. He practices general family medicine, but has specific interests in chronic pain disorders, sports medicine, mental/emotional disorders, healthy aging, diabetes/obesity, heart disease and gastro-intestinal conditions. His ultimate goal is to find the underlying cause of pain & dysfunction in the body for these and other areas of medicine, and then develop personalized treatment strategies accordingly. Attention is centered on reversing & preventing further dysfunction through patient education, the implementation of various therapeutic modalities and appropriate dietary & lifestyle modifications to help 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 of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Santa Cruz, California since 2006. He also gives community lectures on various health topics, offers Corporate Wellness Programs throughout the West Coast and leads Detox & Cleansing Retreats in Mexico & Hawaii.