We need to do medicine differently.  Although many Emergency Physicians would argue that our role in medicine is the resuscitation of ill patients, we know that our actual jobs require much more of us.  The acute care setting of the emergency department may make us well positioned to make an impact in the root cause of chronic illness.  It is not far fetched to believe that patients’ chronic disease acutely contributed to why they come to the ED.  

Acute 2 Root is building resources specifically for Emergency Physicians/Providers to begin to integrate principles of Lifestyle Medicine into both their self-care and their clinical care.  As we continue to grow, you will find resources to improve your self-care through understanding your own habits, nutrition, exercise, sleep, stress reduction, risk reduction, and social connection.  By signing up for our newsletter, you will receive practical evidence-based pearls to improve patient care.  

You are an expert in answering: Sick vs Not sick? Now, can you start to ask yourself: Not sick vs Healthy?

Help us move medicine in a more relational rather than transactional direction.  Join us in making the move from Acute 2 Root!


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Check out the articles published in EM News:


Courage – The Foundation of Resilience (April 2022)

Food as Medicine: Nutrition Prescription in the ED (September 2021)

Trying to Find Regularity in an Irregular ED World (August 2021)

“Sick or Not Sick” isn’t the only question to ask. (May 2021)

Letter to the Editor: ED Patients and Teachable Moments. (Response to Sick or Not Sick)


Want to learn more:

American College of Lifestyle Medicine

Center for Nutrition Studies

Blue Zones

Reducetarian Foundation

Full Plate Living

Course in Physician/Provider Wellbeing (ACLM)

Exercise is Medicine



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