Dr. Justin Groode, MD

Dr. Justin Groode, MD

Nutrition Consulting  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 46
Dr. Justin Groode, MD is a nutrition consultant in Honokaa, HI and has been practicing for 8 years. He graduated from Ben Gurion University / Columbia University, Medical School For International Health in 2007 and specializes in nutrition consulting, nutrition education, and more.Read his story

45-529 Lehua St

Honokaa, HI 96727

Contact Information

(617) 308-6712

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Dr. Groode's Experience

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  • Specializes in Nutrition Consulting
  • Board certified in Family Practice
  • No sanctions found
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Dr. Groode's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Groode "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"
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Groode "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."
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4  Specialties

  • Nutrition Consulting
  • Health Education
  • Holistic Medicine
  • Nutrition Education

1  Board Certifications

  • Family Practice
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

1 Board Action
  • Other (12/17/2014)
    Action Taken: Other
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: Massachusetts


  • 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

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Groode's Reviews

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17 total reviews (1 has a comment)

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Dr. Groode's Performance

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Office & Staff Performance

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  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Couldn't tell the difference between obesity and pregnancy, even with the presence of lactation. Refused to give me more than five minutes to explain my problems, and was restricted to one concern visit; had to reschedule months apart.
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This review was intended for another doctor. I moved away from Massachusetts in February of 2015 and have not been to Worcester since 2013. Whoever wrote this needs to have another look at the name of the doctor they saw.

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