September 20, 2019

What is Lifestyle Medicine?

There is preventive medicine, integrative medicine, functional medicine, alternative medicine, holistic medicine, naturopathic medicine…. and then there is Lifestyle Medicine. What are the key differences and what makes Lifestyle Medicine unique?

The value of Lifestyle Medicine as the first treatment option, as opposed to a first option of treating symptoms and consequences with expensive, ever increasing quantities of pills and procedures, is becoming more widely recognized.

Join us, as board-certified Internal Medicine physician, Dr. Megan Mescher-Cox, discusses the concept and core competencies of Lifestyle Medicine and defines and differentiates Lifestyle Medicine from traditional or convention medicine. Dr. Cox explains how Lifestyle Medicine has the power to not only prevent, treat and in many cases reverse disease, but also provide a solution to transform health and health care.

Click here to watch the video: Lifestyle Medicine with Dr. Megan Mescher-Cox

Objectives:

  • Define Lifestyle Medicine.
  • Distinguish the difference between Lifestyle Medicine and other types of medicine.
  • Discuss the power of Lifestyle Medicine for real transformation in health care.

Physician Bio: Dr. Megan Mescher-Cox, DO, Diplomate, ABIM & ABLM is an internist in Oxnard, California and is affiliated with Identity Medical Group.  Dr. Cox chose to pursue primary care for the opportunity to build long-lasting relationships with her patients. As in internist, she treats diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, cardiovascular disease, anxiety, depression, stress management, insomnia, and many other conditions. She is especially interested in preventative health care, working to get her patients healthier and to treat medical conditions with lifestyle changes, weight management, exercise, and nutrition. In some instances, her methods have allowed patients to improve their health to the point where prescription medications are no longer needed. We all need to make the leap from “sick care” to “health care.”