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 together cause concern for a potentially dire future for both our country and health care system. In this webinar, learn how Dr. Lawenda’s story of personal and professional transformation provides lessons
and solutions that deliver hope and optimism on all fronts.
1. Appreciate the magnitude of both the obesity / chronic disease crisis as well as the crisis of physician burnout and understand how these two are likely interrelated.
2. List unique clinical benefits of a whole food, plant-based diet vs. current standard practice in the treatment of obesity and chronic diseases.
3. Appreciate the power and potential physicians have as role models to influence behavior change in patients.
4. Recognize how incorporating Lifestyle Medicine into a primary care practice can address and reverse both the obesity/chronic disease crisis and the crisis of physician burnout.