Clinicians who practice lifestyle medicine have regained control of their careers and reclaimed their passion for healing. Lifestyle medicine interventions, when applied in appropriate therapeutic dose, prevent, treat, and often reverse the majority of chronic diseases like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, Alzheimer’s, and more. Their use grants clinicians a feeling of success in the face of ever-rising incidence and stress. Lifestyle medicine activates patient autonomy, lowers costs, and provides valuable results.
Certification in lifestyle medicine indicates subject matter expertise and mastery, granting a unique career advantage, market potential. and peer recognition.
The New Patient Market
Consumerism is alive and well in healthcare. Patients are relying more on their own research and comparison shopping than on referrals to identify providers they want to hire. That makes patient experience a high priority. Consumers are also highly interested in whole health and having agency over their outcomes, knowing they have hope and control when diagnosed with a chronic illness.
Certification in lifestyle medicine provides a new way to market the care you provide and attract a loyal, satisfied patient base.