Do as I say, not as I do? Discussing lifestyle change in the doctor’s office

By: Jason Lippman, MD, With the overwhelming health burden caused by the Western diet and way of living, lifestyle counseling has become one of the most important roles of a primary care provider. Each doctor likely has his or her own approach to the topic. One approach might be to stand strongly behind the facts … Continue reading Do as I say, not as I do? Discussing lifestyle change in the doctor’s office

Confession of a Health Obsession

By Briana Rueda, DO I always prided myself on being a “health freak”.  I received my bachelor degree in nutrition, ran marathons and competed in bodybuilding competitions.  I read nothing but health magazines and self-help books on lifestyle medicine.   I ate, slept, and breathed every day in a never-ending, never satisfied, effort to be the … Continue reading Confession of a Health Obsession

Smart Enjoyable Eating

By Bryan Hendrickson, MD, MS, MSHM Today, I would like to showcase one of our interdisciplinary programs to help patients make healthy lifestyle changes to manage weight.  Our “Smart Enjoyable Eating”, or SEE program is co-led by a nutritionist, a clinical psychologist, and a family medicine physician resident at each visit.  The focus is on … Continue reading Smart Enjoyable Eating