There are certain things in the world that pair together so well. DPC and Lifestyle Medicine is one incredible example!
With the time DPC physicians have built into their relationship-based, patient-focused care, prevention of chronic health concerns through incorporating the pillars of Lifestyle Medicine is causing positive changes in the health of Americans all over the US.
Today's episode features Dr. Meagan Grega. She is a Family Physician and Lifestyle Medicine Physician, and is the Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Kellyn Foundation (www.kellyn.org), a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice.
Kellyn provides school-based healthy lifestyle education and “Garden as a Classroom”
programs; supports access to nutrient-dense produce and delicious plant-powered prepared
meals via the Eat Real Food Mobile Market; engages participants in hands-on, plant-based
cooking classes in community settings and offers intensive therapeutic lifestyle change
interventions for individuals and families.
She is a summa cum laude graduate of Bucknell University with a B.S. in Biochemistry/Cell Biology and earned her MD degree from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School.
Dr. Grega spent several years as a medical officer in the United States Navy, attaining the rank
of Lieutenant Commander before resigning from active-duty service. She has been a staff
Family Physician at Hunterdon Medical Center, the Director of Women's Health Services at
Lafayette College and is currently the Managing Director of Llantrisant Retreat and Wellness
Center (www.llantrisantretreat.com), the home of Kellyn Foundation. She is a member of the
American College of Lifestyle Medicine’s Speakers Bureau and frequently lectures on the topics
of Lifestyle Medicine at colleges, universities, hospital Grand Rounds, medical residency
programs and community forums. Mentoring residents, medical, dietician and nursing students
is one of her passions. She is honored to serve as adjunct faculty for the St. Luke’s University
Health Network Anderson Campus Family Medicine and Internal Medicine Residency programs,
Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine for the Lewis
Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and as a faculty advisor for the LKSOM/SLUHN
medical student Lifestyle Medicine Interest Group (LMIG). She is a member of the True Health
Initiative Council of Directors, the current conference chair for the American College of Lifestyle
Medicine Annual Meeting and serves as a member of several national task force groups
dedicated to the expansion of evidence-based lifestyle medicine services.
Dr. Grega is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, a Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and is board certified in both Family Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine. Child/Family health in general, and the obesity epidemic in particular, are issues in which Dr. Grega has had a long-standing interest. She believes the benefits of regular exercise, adequate sleep, supportive social connections, healthy food choices and the art of balance are the keys to improving our children’s future, as well as our own. Towards that end, she is committed to
finding practical solutions that can be implemented by families and communities to strengthen
each other physically, emotionally and spiritually.
American College of Lifestyle Medicine National Conference -
Nov 13-16th in Orlando, FL
American College of Lifestyle Medicine -
Introduction to Lifestyle Medicine Course
Dr. Grega Speaks At TEDxLehighRiver on Lifestyle Medicine
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