In this exciting episode of Thrive Bites, I sit down with Dr. Cate Collings, who is a cardiologist and the president-elect of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. We talk about the fundamentals of Lifestyle Medicine, building the perfect health team, and what is required to take back our collective health! Take a listen!
Dr. Catherine Collings is director of lifestyle medicine and president-elect of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. She is a member of El Camino Medical Associates and leads the Lifestyle Medicine practice for El Camino Health Primary Care offices.
Lifestyle medicine is a medical specialty combining some of the very best characteristics of traditional medicine with the life-changing impact of lifestyle behaviors on health outcomes and patient vitality. It uses specific evidence-based lifestyle changes to prevent or treat chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.
Dr. Collings has dual board certifications in lifestyle medicine and cardiology. She holds a graduate degree in exercise physiology, as well as culinary and wellness coaching certifications, and received her education from the University of California, Davis, University of Wisconsin, Madison, and Stanford University Medical Center.
She has been part of the El Camino Health community for 25 years as a respected clinical cardiologist and now focuses exclusively on lifestyle medicine consultations and directing all lifestyle medicine services. Her personal interests include active sports, cooking, and adventure travel with family and friends.
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