ACOEM Member Price: $68.00
Non-Member Price: $90.00
Steven Lawenda, MD
Physician, Family Medicine
Santa Clarita, CA
Nothing to disclose
Kim Allan Williams, MD
Chief of Cardiology
Rush University Medical Center
Nothing to disclose
Rajiv Misquitta, MD, FACP
Medical Director, Lifestyle Medicine Personal Trainer CHEF
South Sacramento, CA
Disclosures: authors of book Healthy heart healthy planet: We are co-authors of a book on healthy lifstyle. It is carried on Amazon. I do not speak of the book
Krystal Lin, MD, MSPH
Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies
San Francisco, CA
"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." - Hippocrates. Our country is facing a crisis of obesity and chronic diseases which is causing a significant burden of suffering and cost on our society, with no end in sight. At the same time, the medical profession is experiencing a worrisome crisis of physician burnout combined with a shortage in primary care that is only expected to worsen. These crises combined cause concern for a potentially dire future for both our country and health care system. In this session, Dr. Williams will present the evidence and key scientific benefits behind a whole foods plant-based diet and how such as diet has reversed coronary artery disease in cardiac patients. Dr. Lawenda will discuss his personal and professional transformation through a healthy lifestyle change involving a plant-based diet. Dr. Misquitta will discuss his own journey to lifestyle medicine after undergoing a CABG surgery, and his inspiration to spearhead KP’s innovative lifestyle medicine department to combat the chronic disease epidemic. He will also present the patient outcome data from his lifestyle medicine program.
1. List unique clinical benefits of a whole foods, plant-based diet vs. current standard practice in the treatment of obesity and chronic diseases.
2. Appreciate the potential physicians have as role models to influence behavior change in patients.
3. Recognize how incorporating Lifestyle Medicine into practice can address both the obesity/chronic disease epidemic and physician burnout.
Earn up to 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and/or ABPM LLSA Credits.
This activity expires April 30, 2022.