Biography Originally from California, Justin also grew up in Hawaii where he was exposed to an "earthy" culture of spiritual retreats, bodywork, a variety of healing modalities and alternative therapies and ways of life. After studying for 2 years personally with renowned homeopath David Little, Justin pursued a Master's in Homeopathy, which he completed at The American University of Complementary Medicine in 2000, prior to attending medical school. Justin received his M.D. from Ben-Gurion University/Columbia University Medical School for International Health in Israel and New York, then completed his medical internship in Internal Medicine at The Cambridge Hospital and his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Massachusetts. After residency Justin worked in the Boston area as a family physician and functional/integrative medicine specialist at the Marino Center for Integrative Health and then Visions Medical Center. Justin feels that his diverse background as a family doctor, a specialist in functional/integrative medicine, as well as homeopathy gives him a balanced perspective of health and healing. His experience in both conventional and holistic practices contributes to his openness and ability to not only relate to clients but also provide them different perspectives so that they can make well-balanced decisions about their health. Now that he no longer practices medicine he sees his role as a health guide, educator, and mentor, and one who empowers others with knowledge and options. He feels that it is only the individual that has the power to modify his/her lifestyle choices (food choices, bedtimes, how to navigate through the challenges of relationships and the cultivating of intimacy, etc.). Justin sees his approach to health and well-being as the antithesis to the 'one-size-fits-all' protocol approach that defines the mainstream healthcare paradigm. In contrast to grouping symptoms into a common diagnosis that can become a shared label, Justin wants to know what makes an individual unique. Looking for one's idiosyncrasies rather than for one's similarities to others is the key to figuring out what is needed to change one's health reality. He believes that healthfulness is the natural state of the human experience, which can change negatively when deranged by any variety of potential influencing factors, either internal, external, or both. His goal is to help clients identify the underlying causes of such derangements and then to ultimately identify the barriers to removing them. As a very warm, personable individual, Justin enjoys rolling up his sleeves and getting serious about the issues that really matter in each individual's health and healing process. Whether working with individuals, families, or larger groups, such as with corporate wellness programs, treatment centers, specialty lab testing companies, nutraceutical/nutritional supplement companies, et cetera, Justin is passionate about helping others change their health realities. Justin and his family – wife and three children – enjoy local adventures as well as traveling afar to visit relatives, finding new delicious cuisines, spending time with close friends, and generally connecting with self and others. Education: Jazz Bass, Sonoma State University, 1990-1992 B.A. in Psychology, University of Colorado 1995 M.A. in Homeopathic Medicine, American University of Complementary Medicine 2000 M.D. Ben-Gurion University & Columbia University Medical School for International Health 2007 Internship/Residency: Internal Medicine Internship, Cambridge Hospital, Harvard University 2007-2008 Family Medicine Residency, University of Massachusetts Memorial Hospital, 2008-2010
My goal is to take the time to collaborate with cieints in order to identify underlying causes of health challenges and to find the most appropriate holistic measures to address these causes, with the goal of restoring vitality, improving quality of life, and preventing progression rather than attempting to suppress and control symptoms. I am not against conventional allopathic medicine and do not recommend working with me in place of regular medical care. My expertise is not a replacement for medical treatment, they are very different types of services that are not mutually exclusive. I do believe that authentic healing originates from within each person and does not require an external practitioner in most cases. Hence, my consulting services are more like coaching than medical care. My job is to help you formulate a plan for self-care, your job is to execute the plan. If you're looking for someone to do you work for you then you're not committed to your health.
Dr. Groode's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Holistic Medicine
Board certified in Family Practice
No sanctions found
Board actions found
Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
Why It Matters: Dr. Groode's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
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If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
University of Colorado, Boulder
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1995
Ben Gurion University / Columbia University, Medical School for International Health
Medical School | Graduated 2007
The Cambridge Hospital
Internship Hospital | Completed 2008
University of Massachusetts
Residency Hospital | Completed 2010
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
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Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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