Wayne S. Dysinger, MD, MPH is a lifestyle, preventive and family medicine physician who currently serves as Chief Executive Officer for Lifestyle Medicine Solutions, a new model primary care concept that is built around Lifestyle Medicine principles. He is also Chair of both the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine and the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine, and Medical Director of the Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP). He is an active faculty at Loma Linda University and a past President of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, and consults, teaches and participates in research on Lifestyle Medicine issues around the world.
He currently serves as Chief Executive Officer for Lifestyle Medicine Solutions, a new model primary care concept that is built on Lifestyle Medicine principles along with a direct primary care funding mechanism. He is also Medical Director of the Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) and consults and teaches on Lifestyle Medicine issues around the world. Dr. Dysinger was previously Chair, Department of Preventive Medicine, Loma Linda University. He is a past President of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, is on the board of the American College of Preventive Medicine, and has worked in various capacities with the American Medical Association and the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research. Dr. Dysinger earned his M.D. degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine (1986), and his MPH from Loma Linda University School of Public Health (1990). He has previously worked in Guam, Atlanta and Dartmouth.
Learn how to implement lifestyle medicine vital signs in clinical practice
Understand the components of a detailed lifestyle medicine history
Describe laboratory and other biometric lifestyle medicine assessment tools
Develop skills for writing lifestyle medicine prescriptions for: nutrition, exercise, sleep and stress management
Understand the role of the treatment triangle in the development of comprehensive lifestyle medicine treatment protocols
Lifestyle Medicine is not just a philosophy. It is a clinical assessment and treatment approach to patient care that differs from the typical current practice of allopathic medicine. The first half of this workshop will guide the clinician through a thorough and wholistic Lifestyle Medicine clinical assessment, including how to understand and document the individuals’ environment and their core health behavior practices. Resources for a Lifestyle Medicine assessment including Lifestyle Medicine vital signs, standardized health risk assessments, and laboratory and biometric measurements will be discussed and practiced. The second half of this workshop will describe and demonstrate the core tools for implementing therapeutic lifestyle change in individual patients. This will include practicing writing lifestyle medicine prescriptions for a variety of conditions, and reviewing the differentiators and roles of lifestyle medicine compared to functional and integrative medicine in the clinical treatment of patients.
Title: Implementing Lifestyle Medicine Group Visits
1) State the procedures for starting a lifestyle medicine group
2) List the benefits of running lifestyle medicine groups for patients and providers
3) Cite studies supporting the use of the group visit model for behavior change
4) Demonstrate various styles and personnel used in group sessions
5) Describe the power of group sessions for healing, recovery and behavior change
For Lifestyle Medicine (LM) to work well, the LM practitioner must be an expert in health behavior change. Health behavior change is most successful in community. LM group visits offer the opportunity to maximize health behavior change, both acutely and for long term maintenance. This workshop will describe what has been learned from running financially viable group visits for the last three years. Topics covered include how to get a group visit started, maximizing the group visit team, group visit formats, how to bill for group visits and successful group visit facilitation. The workshop will include multiple real group visit examples as well as opportunities for hands on experience practicing creating and implementing group visits in your practice. Specific templates, tools and materials for successful group visit implementation will be distributed during the workshop.
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