Friday, July 16, 2010

Spaulding's Institute Of Lifestyle Medicine (ILM) Applauds Release Of Physician Competencies For Prescribing Lifestyle Medicine

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Jama Commentary Urges That Physicians Take Responsibility For Assisting Patients In Making Health Behavior Changes

“The Institute of Lifestyle Medicine, a leading organization in lifestyle medicine education, applauds yesterday's publication in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) of a set of physician competencies for prescribing lifestyle medicine. The competencies, developed by a blue ribbon panel of physician experts, including the ILM's Founder and Director, Edward M. Philips, MD, and representatives from leading primary care and other medical associations, were released as part of a commentary by American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) representatives Drs. Liana Lianov and Mark Johnson published in the July 14th issue of JAMA. ‘This is a landmark event. The principles of lifestyle medicine are foundational to health promotion, disease prevention and chronic disease management. Yet we believe this is the first time that a comprehensive group of physician stakeholders has met to determine what it is that physicians in primary care practice should know about this vital aspect of modern medicine," says author and ACPM President Mark B. Johnson, MD, MPH, FACPM.’

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