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Michael P. Goodman, MD

Michael P. Goodman, M.D. completed his OB/GYN residency at Stanford University and affiliated hospitals in 1972 and subsequently practiced briefly at “Kaiser” in the Bay Area, before beginning a long sojourn in private practice on the Mendocino Coast in Fort Bragg and Willits, California.  His original passions were Family-Centered Maternity Care and Infertility, and he was a leader in the Family-Centered Maternity Care movement in the 1970s.

In the early 1980s his interest turned to advanced operative laparoscopy and he became a credentialed Advanced Operative Laparoscopist.  He co-reported the first large series of advanced operative laparoscopy in 1984 and designed instruments and taught seminars on the subject in the 1980s and 90s.  He developed an interest in endovaginal ultrasound in the late 80s, was trained and has performed pelvic ultrasound in his office since 1989.

Beginning in the late 1990s, Dr. Goodman developed an interest in Integrative Medicine and Menopausal Medicine.  After moving to Davis, California in 2000, and after additional training he became certified as a Clinical Bone Densiometrist and a Certified Menopause Practitioner.  His present private practice in Davis, California specializes in gynecology, difficult gynecologic issues, perimenopausal medicine, health enhancement, sexuality issues, bone densiometry, pelvic ultrasound and vulva-vaginal aesthetics. 

After stopping the full-time practice of obstetrics in 1989, he has worked frequently as an Independent Obstetrical Intensivist (“hospitalist”) in the CHW, Kaiser, Sutter and Alameda County Medical systems.  He has never held a managed care (HMO) contract. 

For the past four years Dr. Goodman has been a delegate to the CMA, most recently the delegate from the eleventh district to the Solo and Small Group Practice Forum.  Medical-Legal work includes five years as a BMQA reviewer and member of the SSVMS’s Medical Advisory Committee, as well as intermittent medical-legal work for both plaintiff and defense attorneys. 

Dr. Goodman is the proud father of four children (the youngest eight and the oldest 34) and enjoys exercising, tennis, gardening, music and writing.  He is the author of two books:  “The Midlife Bible, A Woman’s Survival Guide, first edition 2004; second edition due in January of 2007.  His new book, “MEN-opause:  The Book for Men” is also due to be released in January 2007.

Click on the link to read the following:  Where is Health Care Headed?
                                                               Compounding and Women's Health at Midlife
                                                                  The Midlife Bible: A Woman's Survival Guide - Book Review by Del Meyer