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D-H Wellbeing Series - Medicine Grand Rounds - Lifestyle Medicine - Whole Health and the Transformation of American Medicine

Dr. Phillips describes the rapidly evolving discipline of Lifestyle Medicine which addresses root cause behaviors of death, disease and health care costs. Citing evidence that modifiable behaviors are the primary causes of early death and chronic disease, he advocates for medical professionals to not only be trained to adopt a Whole Health approach for their patients, but to also personally embrace this approach to improve their own health and well-being. Dr. Phillips suggests that healthcare spending be re-directed towards preventive care, that providers adopt a patient driven agenda and integrate lifestyle recommendations throughout treatment plans, and that patients receive tools to help them succeed in managing their wellness outside the healthcare setting.

Activity Details

Start Date:  November 8, 2019
End Date:  November 8, 2021

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  • Edward M. Phillips, MD
    Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Harvard Medical School
    Whole Health Medical Director, VA Boston Healthcare System

    About our presenter: 
    Edward M. Phillips, MD is the co-founder and co-director of the Lifestyle Medicine Education Collaborative which is working to incorporate nutrition, exercise, self-care and behavior change into US medical school curricula. The President’s Council on Fitness, and Sports and Nutrition has recognized both Dr. Phillips and the Institute of Lifestyle Medicine with its Community Leadership Award. He has appeared on national media including the NPR Daily Exercise Podcast, WBUR’s Magic Pill which was awarded an Edward R. Murrow 2017 award for Excellence in Innovation.
Learning Outcome

Participants will be able to define Lifestyle Medicine and Whole Health, cite the evidence and impact of daily health behaviors on rates of premature death, chronic disease and healthcare costs, explore health behaviors and their impact on personal health and patient care.


Dartmouth-Hitchcock is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Requirements for Successful Completion

In order to receive credit for this Continuing Medical Education (CME) activity, you must:

  • View the entire presentation
  • Complete the online Attestation of Attendance & Evaluation Form (you must register to access).

In accordance with the disclosure policy of Dartmouth-Hitchcock/Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth as well as standards set forth by the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education and the Nursing Continuing Education Council standards set forth by the American Nurses Credentialing Center Commission on Accreditation, continuing medical education and nursing education activity director(s), planning committee member(s), speaker(s), author(s) or anyone in a position to control the content have been asked to disclose any financial relationship* they have to a commercial interest (any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on patients). Such disclosure is not intended to suggest or condone bias in any presentation, but is elicited to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a given activity.

The following Activity Physician Director(s), planning committee member(s), speaker(s), author(s) or anyone in a position to control the content for Lifestyle Medicine- Whole Health and the Transformation of American Medicine (Medicine Grand Rounds) have reported the following financial interest or relationship* with various companies/organizations. The Activity Director and Planning Committee member roles were resolved by altering the individual’s control over content about the products or services of the commercial interest by the Associate Dean for CME and the Department of Medicine Chair. The speaker role has been resolved by validating the activity content through independent peer review by Kelly Kieffer, MD. All potential conflict(s) were resolved.

* Kelly Kieffer, MD ~ her spouse is a consultant for OcculoBio. 

* Richard I. Rothstein, MD ~ has research support from Baranova (research grant to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center) and has other financial interest from Allurion. 

* Edward Phillips, MD ~ has received royalties from co-authorship of books on Exercise Rx and Coaching Psychology.

Other planning committee member(s), speaker(s), activity director(s), author(s) or anyone in a position to control the content for this program report no financial interest or relationship* with any company(ies) or organizations whose product may be germane to the content of their presentations.

*A “financial interest or relationship" refers to an equity position, receipt of royalties, consultantship, funding by a research grant, receiving honoraria for educational services elsewhere, or to any other relationship to a company that provides sufficient reason for disclosure, in keeping with the spirit of the stated policy.

Provider Contact Information

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Center for Learning and Professional Development
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

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