September 4, 2019

S 1 Ep 18 - Bringing Lifestyle Medicine Into Medical Education with Dr. Mondala & Dr. Yu

In this episode, I sit down with both Drs. Mondala and Yu about how they rose to the world of Lifestyle Medicine and why they think it will change how they practice medicine. 

Dr. Melissa Mondala is a Southern California native and is a board-certified Family Medicine physician. She completed her medical school at Chicago Medical School and completed her family medicine residency at Loma Linda University. Currently, she is a Lifestyle Medicine fellow and Preventative Medicine Junior Faculty at Loma Linda University Health. She serves as President for the American College of Lifestyle Medicine Professionals in Training Division. She has led several tobacco cessation groups, taught diabetes prevention program lectures, and contributed to the lifestyle medicine curriculum.  She has completed an observership at intensive lifestyle change programs, such as Weimar Institute’s NEWSTART and TrueNorth. She served in China, Guam, Philippines, and San Bernardino, California. She is passionate about treating the underlying cause of disease and teaching transformative healthy lifestyle behaviors.

Dr. Micah Yu is a Southern California native and board-certified Internal Medicine physician. He completed medical school at Chicago Medical School and completed his internal medicine residency at Loma Linda University.  He is currently a Rheumatology Fellow. His specialty focuses on osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus, ankylosing spondylitis, vasculitis, scleroderma, osteoporosis, and other rheumatic diseases.  He has given various lectures on rheumatic diseases. He has worked in China, Guam, Riverside and San Bernardino, California. He is passionate about combining lifestyle and integrative medicine in treating autoimmune diseases and arthritis. Dr. Yu has experienced the health benefits of incorporating proper nutrition and lifestyle medicine in overcoming his own arthritis.

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