Welcome to the world of lifestyle medicine! I’m humbled to be a participant on your journey.
Lifestyle medicine has the opportunity to revolutionize our health care system. We work in silos in medicine, we often don’t know each other or what the other specialties do and suffer from. Many of us feel we’ve lost autonomy and control of our own profession, and layers of bureaucracy and administrators and insurers and EHRs separate us and our patients. Many of us feel burned out and frustrated and miss the idea of what we thought medicine was when we started. And regardless of specialty, we see our patients suffering from chronic disease that is either causing them to be in our offices and operating rooms, or that is preventing them from improving from our interventions. We know we could be better, our patients could be better, our system could be better.
So let's do it together!