Jeni Shull, M.D., M.P.H., is a board certified Family and Preventive Medicine physician. Dr. Shull graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine as a Primary Care Scholarship recipient. She pursued her interest in whole person care and nutrition at Loma Linda University’s Family and Preventive Medicine residency, where she served as chief resident for both programs. During residency, Dr. Shull completed her masters in Population Medicine, organized a farm share for the residency clinic, and received the Resident Teacher of the Year Award and the Will Alexander Whole Person Care Award. She then attended the first Lifestyle Medicine Fellowship at the Black Hills Health and Education Center under Dr. John Kelly, founder of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM). She worked with Dr. Kelly and ACLM to co-author and revise the Foundations of Lifestyle Medicine Board Review Course. Currently, she is the medical director of Well Life by Schneck in Seymour, Indiana a lifestyle medicine focused employer-based clinic and the co-chair of the ACLM Education Committee. Dr. Shull enjoys speaking and writing about lifestyle medicine, and seeing people make healthy lifestyle choices that prevent or reverse disease. Outside of medicine, Dr. Shull enjoys hiking, half-marathons, singing on her church worship team, traveling, trying new recipes, and spending time with her family.
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Systems and Practices of Clinical Care: Building Upon the Foundation of Lifestyle Medicine
Jeni Shull, MD, MPH
Denise Fields, PharmD, BC-ADM, FASHP
Lifestyle medicine is gaining in attention worldwide as chronic diseases are sky-rocketing. Intensive lifestyle medicine programs like Ornish, Pritikin, CHIP, and Esselstyn have shown success in disease treatment and even reversal. The focus of this workshop will be to describe how these principles can be translated into a current outpatient medical practice. Denise Fields and Jeni Shull will share about their combined experiences in implementing 2 successful lifestyle medicine practices in one of the most unhealthy areas in the United States. They will be discussing the team, training, resources, shared decision making and sustainable practices needed to use lifestyle medicine as the foundation of clinical practice.
1. Review well-known Lifestyle Medicine programs and their outcomes.
2. Appraise the health of a practitioner’s local population.
3. Recognize barriers to practicing Lifestyle Medicine and potential solutions.
4. Examine options for reimbursement. Describe what options may be available in different healthcare models and locations.
5. Illustrate how productivity and success can and should be measured.
6. Identify resources needed to support a Lifestyle Medicine practice.
7. Appreciate the diagnostic value of Lifestyle Medicine screening tools.
8. Examine options in visit types, documentation, and use of referrals.
9. Understand the benefits of a chronic disease management program with built-in patient application lessons.
10. Discuss follow-up and sustainability of Lifestyle Medicine interventions.
11. Identify the need and basics of Lifestyle Medicine scientific research.