FAQs – Practitioners, Home Set-up Trainers and Referrals

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 I would like to speak to a recovered Gerson patient. Can the Gerson Institute provide me with the contact information for recovered patients?

Yes, the Gerson Institute maintains lists of recovered patients, organized by condition and location. Our Networkers are volunteers, who graciously donate their time to speak with new and prospective patients of the Gerson Therapy. We can provide contact information for Networkers to patients seriously considering following the Gerson Therapy.

For more information, see: 


Are there any private practice doctors that treat patients using the Gerson Therapy?

Currently there are a few doctors who are licensed to practice the Gerson Therapy. We are in the process of training a few more practitioners through our Practitioner Training Program, which takes two years to complete. Practitioners-in-training can take on a few patients with early-stage cancer or non-malignant conditions, but all their patients must first be screened by the Gerson Institute’s medical department.

Some practitioners are listed on our website here, and others prefer to have the Gerson Institute’s staff screen their referrals first. If you would like to inquire about doctors that are not listed on our website, contact our Education Team for more information. We hope in the near future that there will be more Gerson practitioners in the U.S. and abroad.

If you are a medical practitioner or student that would like more information on becoming a Gerson practitioner, see:

We welcome your assistance with locating qualified medical professionals with the following degrees: MD, ND, DO, DC and NP who would like to participate in our Practitioner Training Program to become a trained Gerson practitioner.


 Is the Gerson Institute where patients are treated?

No. The Gerson Institute is a non-profit organization in San Diego that provides education, training and support for people on or interested in the Gerson Therapy. It is an office, not a treatment center. We do not treat patients at our office in San Diego.

The Gerson Institute is not a clinic, nor does the Gerson Institute own or operate any clinics.

The Gerson Institute does not own or operate the clinics in Mexico or Hungary–they are independently owned and run by the clinic doctors.

However, we do license the clinics to ensure that they provide proper Gerson care. The Gerson Institute’s Education Department also assists patients with the process of applying for treatment at the clinic in Mexico, acting as liaisons between the patients and the clinic doctors. They help patients to compile their medical records properly, assist with travel arrangements, and generally help prepare patients for everything they need to know before their arrival at the clinic.

There are currently two licensed Gerson treatments centers where patients are treated – see our clinics pages for more information.

 I’m a doctor that would like some information on your physician training program.

Our Gerson Therapy Practitioner Training is designed for licensed medical professionals with primarily the following degrees: MD, ND, DO, DC and NP. We do not accept graduates of correspondence schools. The training consists of two phases, Modules I and II, with an optional third continuing education Module. Module I is a week-long training held once a year in May.

I am a doctor, and I would like to open up a new Gerson clinic. How can I begin that process?

To open a licensed Gerson treatment center, there are many considerations and steps to be made. First, and most importantly, you must have at least one licensed Gerson practitioner. We provide our Gerson Therapy Practitioner Training Program to train and license doctors in the Gerson Therapy. Once you have a doctor that is fully certified as a Gerson practitioner, you can begin the process of applying to open a Gerson clinic. For more questions about opening clinics, please contact our office.


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