J. David Forbes, M.D., ABIHM, is the Founder and Director of Nashville Integrated Medicine. In addition to his practice in Nashville, he is a Past President of the American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA) and is the Co-Director with Bernie Siegel, MD of the Integrative Health and Healing Track of The Graduate Institute. He has also been selected by the Nashville Business Journal as one of their “Health Care Heroes” for 2008.
Dr. Forbes, a native of Jackson, TN, received his M.D. from the University of Tennessee at Memphis in 1990. His internship and residency in Internal Medicine was completed at North Carolina Baptist Hospital/Bowman Gray School of Medicine (Wake Forest) in Winston-Salem, NC in 1993. He was board-certified in Internal Medicine in 1994, and also has over 10 years experience in Emergency Medicine. In the year 2000 he became a board-certified Founding Diplomate of the American Board of Integrated Holistic Medicine (ABIHM), one of only a handful of board-certified holistic practitioners currently in Tennessee. Required training for doctors board-certified in Holistic Medicine includes natural, herbal, nutritional, body/mind, emotional and spiritual approaches to healing and their integration with traditional medicine. He has also practiced primary care medicine at the Lewis Ambulatory Care Center in Hohenwald, TN.
During his years in ER, he pursued further study and education in various fields of integrative medicine. He is fully trained in PEER® Therapy (Primary Emotional Energy Recovery) by the founders Dan Jones and John Lee, and has continued study under their tutelage since 1993. On a more personal level. he has cultivated a meditation-based spiritual practice for over 25 years that involves working with the energy of the body, developing intuitive skills, and allowing our internal spiritual energy to guide the healing process.
Dr. Forbes is a frequent conference/keynote speaker as an expert in the field of holistic medicine and emotional healing processes. He also serves as a consultant to businesses in ways to promote real, sustainable, and economically sound health change in the workplace.