Meet Dr. Peter Bongiorno
Peter Bongiorno, ND, LAc’s mission is to improve health of his patients by using the most natural means possible, and to change the model of healthcare in the process. He brings a special blend of compassion, warmth, and intelligent common sense to each patient visit which allows for optimal individualized care.
Dr. Peter has been in practice since 2003 with thriving practices in both New York City, Long Island. He also works with many clients from around the world via telehealth.
In the early and mid 1990’s Dr. Bongiorno researched at NIH’s National Institutes of Health in the department of Clinical Neuroendocrinology before training at Bastyr University in naturopathic medicine and acupuncture. He is past president of the NY Association of Naturopathic Physicians and has been active in working towards gaining naturopathic licensing in NY.
A major contributing author to the Textbook of Natural Medicine (Elsevier), his own books focus on using natural medicines for mental health care. In 2010 he authored Healing Depression (CCNM press) the first comprehensive textbook designed to teach physicians about natural medicine for mood support. He followed in 2015 with the professional text Holistic Solutions for Anxiety and Depression (Norton). His public books include How Come They’re Happy and I’m Not, (Red Wheel / Conari Press) and Put Anxiety Behind You: The Complete Drug Free Program (Red Wheel/Conari).
Dr. Peter is a sought-after lecturer and has been a featured speaker at the top integrative medicine conferences, including A4M in Las Vegas, The Integrative Healthcare Symposium in New York and the Integrative Medicine for Mental Health Conferences. He enjoys teaching health practitioners who want to learn how to use natural medicines with their patients though webinars such as through PsychiatryRedefined.Org. Peter formulates physician grade nutraceuticals for health and mood support which have helped scores of patients throughout the world over the last decade.
Peter has been playing the drums since he was 11 years old, and still gets feels like his best self while playing and recording music. He enjoys live music of all types, reading excellent literature, and meditating on West coast sunsets. He most loves spending time with his daughter Sophia.