The Power of Lifestyle Medicine to Treat Chronic Disease

Cate Collings, MD, FACC, MS, DipABLM

January, 2021

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A realization that behavioral interventions and lifestyle change as an essential therapeutic approach to addressing chronic disease is intensifying among physicians and health professionals around the world. Once recognized as a prevention strategy, now a treatment modality, lifestyle medicine can be the foundation we need to transform sick care into health care. In this webinar, ACLM’s President, Cate Collings, MD defines lifestyle medicine, discusses the evidence base, explains 6 key interventions, and demonstrates how lifestyle medicine has the power to treat and often reverse disease and provide a solution for real health care reform.

Learning Objectives:

1. Define lifestyle medicine. 
2. Illustrate 6 key interventions to treat lifestyle-related chronic conditions.
3. Discuss the power of lifestyle medicine as a therapeutic approach. 

Speakers Bios:

Cate Collings, MD, FACC, MS, DipABLM 

Dr. Collings is Director of Lifestyle Medicine for Silicon Valley Medical Development and El Camino Health Medical Network in the San Francisco Bay Area.  She serves as current President of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. 

Dr. Collings has dual board certifications in Cardiology and Lifestyle Medicine.  She holds a graduate degree in exercise physiology, as well as professional culinary and wellness certifications.  She received her education from the University of California, University of Wisconsin, and Stanford University Medical Center.  She is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society.

She has served in multiple capacities and leadership positions at El Camino Hospital over the past 25 years including Medical Director of the Cardiopulmonary Wellness Center, Women’s Heart Health, and the Heart and Vascular Institute and participates in the American College of Cardiology’s Nutrition and Lifestyle Task Force.  Within ACLM, she co-chaired the initiation of ACLM’s Education Committee and has participated in course reviews.

She now focuses exclusively on lifestyle medicine consultations, culinary medicine, and developing clinical lifestyle medicine programs that are both tech and human connect-enabled.

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