|Welcome New Members|
|in alphabetical order: |
Mark Berman, MD
Director, Medical Program,
Susan Blum, MD, MPH
Medical Director, Blum Center for HealthRye Brook, NY
Terry Dunlop MS
Doctoral Student, Doctor of Behavioral Health Program, Arizona State University
Lyudmila Edshteyn, DO Physiatrist
, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Sparta, New Jersey
John Harrell, MD
Physiatrist, Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Houston, TX
Jacqueline Kraus, MD, PhD
Neurologist, NeuroScience Institute
St Louis, MO
Jenny Lee, PhD, MPH, CHES
Behavioral and Community Health, University of North Texas Health Science Center
Fort Worth, TX
Andree Leroy, MD
Staff Physiatrist, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
Sharon Montes, MD
Urgent Care Provider, Poudre Valley Hospital System
Toyosi Morgan, MD, MPH, MBA
Emory University, Family and Preventive MedicineAtlanta, GA
Edward O'Dell, DC, DO Internist and Chiropractor, MedCenter 100
Gregory Saunders, MD, MPH
General Surgery Practice
Coquille Valley Hospital
David Schmidt, DC, FNP
Chiropractor and Family Nurse Practitioner, Thrive Integrative Healthcare
Jeffrey Schrager, MD
Staff Hematopathologist, Integrated Oncology
New York, NY
Jan Shaw, MS
Exercise Physiologist , The Balance Institute
West Columbia, SC
Melinda Skau, MD
Family Medicine, Feather River Tribal Health
Shawn Talbott, PhD Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist
Henry Villegas, MD
Founder, CEO & Medical Director, GreenLagoon WellnessMD Institute
Fort Myers, Florida Tiffany Vock, DO
Family & Preventive Medicine Resident, California Family Medicine
Lifestyle Medicine in Action
|President's Desk Liana Lianov, MD, MPH
This fall ACLM embarks on a number of important events and tasks.
The Clinical Conference (on September 30 through October 2) and the Practice Management Workshop (on October 3) in Colorado offer opportunities to learn from and engage with leaders in the field, as well as your colleagues forging ahead in this field. Dean Ornish, well-known researcher and best selling author, Gary Egger, author of the most recent lifestyle medicine textbook, James Rippe, editor of the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, and Ed Noffsinger, father of the billable group visit model are just a few of the experts who will provide us the latest research and practice guidance. Please refer to the speaker page for a complete list, www.lifestylemedicine.org/LM12speakers.
Just prior to these conferences, the ACLM Board will meet to draft a new ACLM strategic plan. Work on this important deliberation has already begun and will continue later in the year with the release of the draft for your input. Key questions will be tackled. For example how should ACLM craft its definition of lifestyle medicine in order to clearly distinguish our unique mission from other organizations and companies that also use the term? What is the appropriate mission and vision for ACLM in the context of a changing health care environment and fast-breaking technologies? What objectives can be achieved in the next year and which ones will need to be deferred to a long term plan?
excerpt: Another landmark project that ACLM has begun with the leadership of Dr. Jennifer Rooke is the drafting of lifestyle medicine standards. A committee has been diligently researching the literature and developing a brief document that will outline ACLM recommendations on the practice of lifestyle medicine.
Spotlight: James M. Rippe, MD
Pioneer in Lifestyle Medicine
"I've often thought that people are too shy when they come to the doctor. They don't say: "Here's what I would like to do." I don't know why that is. Doctors are human beings too! Why don't people say: 'How should I start a walking program?', or 'I'd like to lose 15 or 20 pounds; what do you think?'
Doctors love having those kinds of conversations."
from Dr. Rippe's video presentation: Can I Reverse Years of Neglect? on WebMD
Dr. Rippe clearly loves having those kinds of conversations. He looks directly into the camera, and his upbeat energy is infectious; just the kind of powerful enthusiasm needed to start a whole new movement in medicine.
James Rippe graduated from Harvard College (cum laude) and Harvard Medical School (also cum laude) and had his post graduate training at Massachusetts General Hospital. Early in his career as an academic cardiologist, he began to feel unfulfilled by traditional methods and wished to contribute something unique to the field. Frustrated that patients failed to regain healthy lives through standard treatment, what started to resonate with Dr. Rippe was how greatly lifestyle habits were contributing to the health of his patients.
As he became increasingly interested in the relationship between health habits and cardiovascular disease, he noted that every academic field had a large textbook, but there were no scholarly textbooks on the relevance of lifestyle to health. This crucial observation inspired Dr. Rippe to create not only a ground-breaking textbook, but a new movement in medical practice and research: Lifestyle Medicine.
In the preface to the upcoming 2nd edition, Dr. Rippe writes:
"I was proud to serve as the editor of the first edition of Lifestyle Medicine which was published in 1999. With this initial comprehensive volume, we coined the term "lifestyle medicine," summarized key findings across multiple disciplines as they existed in the late 1990's and launched a new emphasis in medicine related to the links between daily behaviors and outcomes. Subsequently, the field of lifestyle medicine has grown dramatically and significantly matured."
Lifestyle Medicine Textbook
Discount for ACLM Members
CRC Press has offered ACLM members a 20% discount
on the purchase of Dr. Rippe's upcoming book,
Lifestyle Medicine (second edition).
The retail price is $149.95. The price with the 20% discount will be $119.95.
ACLM Members: to order the discounted textbook, log in to ACLM's website and go to the members-only section to locate the discount code.
James Rippe, MD is one of the Leaders
in Lifestyle Medicine to be featured
at our upcoming conference.
You can't afford to miss this opportunity!
ACLM's Annual Conference
September 30 - October 2, 2012
Practice Management Workshop
October 3, 2012
Inverness Hotel & Conference Center in Englewood, CO
|CME, CEU, CEC Opportunity: |
Nov 28-Dec 1 2012
MFA is offering a special discount to ACLM members: Use this form to register at the ACLM member price.
|Harvard Medical School presents...|
Transforming Ourselves and Our Patients
November 9-10, 2012
The Conference Center at Waltham Woods, Waltham, MA
Dr. Ed James was featured in the New York Times, Wednesday, September 12
He discusses his inspiration to start his own internet radio show, and offers advice to anyone interested in exploring this social media.
Seeking: Nurse Practitioner or Physician versed in Integrative/Functional Medicine to join our growing practice.
Begin Your Dream Lifestyle Medicine Practice
Turnkey health and wellness facility in an affluent community in
Dallas, Texas is available for lease.
Want to place an Employment Opportunity?
|Employment listings are free for ACLM members, and are also posted on our website. Others may post opportunities for a modest fee.|