David L. Bortz, MD, FACP

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

I have a passion for providing highly personalized healthcare with an emphasis on health maintenance and prevention of disease. I am a board certified internist with special interests in nutrition, weight loss and use of both conventional medicine as well as herbal supplements, when needed. I am also an associate professor of medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Additionally, I have relationships with top specialists in the community to help us manage your unique needs.

In my office, you will be treated in a warm and welcoming atmosphere so you truly feel at home. My MDVIP-affiliated practice, sometimes referred to as a concierge medicine practice, allows me to provide unhurried office visits, little to no wait time and peace of mind that you can reach me any time you need me – that is highly personalized medicine.

Physician Profile


Medical School
University of Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery 1975
Cum Laude
Groote Schuur Hospital
Cape Town, South Africa
Ichilov Hospital
Tel Aviv, Israel
Cardiology 1977-1978

Groote Schuur Hospital
Cape Town, South Africa
Radiology 1979-1980
Internal Medicine 1980-1985



Professional Society Memberships

Fellowship of the College of Physicians of South Africa, South Africa FCP (SA)
Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom
General Medical Council of England
Fellow, American College of Physicians
California Medical Association

Professional Affiliations and Appointments

Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Diego & Hospital 2004-present
Consultant, Medical Board of California 1993-1998
Head of Outpatient General Medical Clinic 1987-1989
Chief Medical Consultant, Eating Disorders Clinic Examiner 1985-1987
Director, Admission Triage Center

Hospital Affiliations

Scripps Memorial Hospital

Honors and Awards

Physician Recognition Award 1989, 1992


English, French, Dutch and Hebrew


American Board of Internal Medicine

Patient Testimonials

  • Member: Mari Ann

    Dr.David Bortz has been my doctor for over 20 years, and I am blessed to have known him as a great doctor who I trust, and also a ...