Now retired, Dr. Nelson G. Goodman served in private practice at Bowie Internal Medicine in Bowie, Maryland, for four fruitful decades. Acclaimed throughout his local community, he is recognized as an eminent internal medicine practitioner who treated adolescents and adults throughout his career. At Bowie Internal Medicine, Dr. Goodman was afforded the opportunity to work alongside Drs. Norman Bohrer and Leonard Appel, two outstanding physicians, prior to his retirement. Alongside this effort, he also excelled as a senior attending physician at Washington Hospital Center, Prince Georges General Hospital and the Doctors Hospital. Earlier in his career, Dr. Goodman served the Group Health Organization between 1962 and 1970.
In addition to his medical appointments, Dr. Goodman was a clinical instructor of internal medicine at George Washington University and lent his expertise by consulting on behalf of the Maryland State Health Department. Furthermore, he sat on the advisory board of the Center for Addictions in Pregnancy. Over the course of his career, he developed a strong interest in drugs and the effects they had on his patients. As such, he previously served as chairman of the committee on drugs of the Maryland Medical Society, as well as founded a course in drug abuse management for primary care physicians. He also established a drug abuse prevention program for his local public school system in Maryland, became a board director of the Marylanders Against Handgun Abuse and served as a founding member of the Maryland Citizens Health Initiative.
Drawing upon a Bachelor of Arts and Doctor of Medicine from Johns Hopkins University from 1950 and 1954, respectively, Dr. Goodman completed an internship at Brooklyn Jewish Hospital in 1954, followed by a residency in internal medicine at Baltimore City Hospital in 1958 and residency in cardiology at Philadelphia General Hospital in 1959. He also completed a residency in endocrinology at the Houston Veteran’s Affairs Hospital in 1960. Additionally, from 1956 to 1958, Dr. Goodman was a regimental surgeon with the United States military in Korea.
Dr. Goodman is board certified in internal medicine and was elected a fellow of the American College of Physicians. A former president of the Prince Georges County Medical Society between 1990 and 1991, he also maintained affiliation with the American Medical Association. Serving as a testament to his versatility in the field, he authored the book “Millie: A Cautionary Tale of America’s Longest War” in 2014, which discusses the protagonist’s struggle with drug addiction.