Lessons from the front line

Lessons from the front line

Part of LM2021 On Demand: Patient Centered. Value Based. Outcome Driven. Virtual Conference

Prices per Course NOTE: ACLM members receive an exclusive 20% discount.

Nonmember - $62.50
Member - $50

1.25 CME/CNE/CE Credits
0 CPE Credits
(Full Accreditation information listed below)


Within the Health Systems Council, ACLM is working closely with nearly thirty health systems to better understand the strategies and implementation models that they are using to integrate lifestyle medicine into their clinical care models, both for patients and also for employees. These approaches are diverse and range from specialized primary care practices to centralized lifestyle medicine clinics referred into from multiple business lines. What they often share in common is a highly specialized lifestyle medicine trained workforce leading the efforts. In this session we hear directly from four of these visionary leaders, representing St. Luke’s Health, Adventist Health, UPMC and Vidant Health.

Learning Objectives

  • Review replicable multifaceted approaches that leading health systems are utilizing to effectively implement LM solutions.
  • Explore strategies to create a culture focused on health and well-being in a large healthcare system.
  • Analyze solutions that leading health systems are using to transition from fee-for-service reimbursement towards value-based care to achieve the quadruple aim.
  • Identify opportunities and tactical next steps that health system leaders can use to implement lifestyle medicine into health systems.


Padmaja-PatelPadmaja M. Patel, MD, DipABLM | Medical Director, Midland Health

Dr. Padmaja Patel has been a practicing internist in Midland, TX for nearly two decades. She completed her E.N.T. training in India and Internal Medicine residency at the University of Missouri, Columbia. She currently serves as the Medical Director of the Lifestyle Medicine Center at Midland Health and has been an advocate for offering a variety of comprehensive lifestyle intervention programs under physician supervision. Dr. Patel serves on the Board of American College of Lifestyle Medicine and as Vice President of the Midland Quality Alliance, a clinically integrated network of physicians. She is a member of the National Quality Forum's 2021 Leadership Consortium and a founding member of the advisory board of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine's Health Systems Council. Dr. Patel’s passion for health and wellness fueled her desire to co-found Healthy City, a non-profit organization, to raise awareness of the benefits of plant-based nutrition within her community.

Michael-ParkinsonMichael D. Parkinson, MD, MPH, FACPM | Principal, P3 Health LLC (Prevention, Performance, Productivity)

Michael D. Parkinson, MD, MPH, FACPM Principal, P3 Health (Prevention, Performance, Productivity) As Principal of P3 Health, Dr Parkinson works with employers and organizations to improve health, reduce health care costs and optimize business competitiveness. He previously served for 12 years as Senior Medical Director, Health and Productivity for UPMC Health Plan and Workpartners. Mike is a Past President of the American College of Preventive Medicine and was Chief Health and Medical Officer of Lumenos, a national pioneer of consumer-directed health plans and Wellpoint subsidiary. A retired Air Force colonel, his final assignment was Associate Director of Medical programs and Resources in the Office of the Surgeon General. He currently chairs the Health Care Delivery Subcommittee of the (DoD) Defense Health Board, is a member of the University of Iowa NIOSH Midwest Center for Workforce Excellence Advisory Board and the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. He obtained his AB from Cornell, MD from George Washington, family practice training at the UCLA and his MPH, preventive medicine residency and chief residency at Johns Hopkins.

David Michael, MD | Chief Medical Information Officer and Medical Director of Lifestyle Medicine, Vidant Health

In addition to his role as a clinical informaticist, Dr. David Michael is the Medical Director for the Vidant Lifestyle Medicine Clinic in Greenville where he leads a clinical team of Lifestyle Medicine experts. As a provider, he specializes in services related to the six pillars of Lifestyle Medicine: nutrition, exercise, sleep, substance abuse, stress management, and healthy relationships.


Andrea-WernerAndrea Werner, BSW, MSW | Senior Vice President, Bellin Health

Andrea Werner is a Senior Vice President for Population Health Strategy & Transformation at Bellin Health in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Bellin Health serves a market of over 400,000 people across Northeastern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, with a mission and vision centered around all people in our region being the healthiest during every stage of their lives and our communities will thrive. As a Senior Vice President, Andrea is leading the system transformation into a population health organization. Areas of responsibility include Business and Community Health; Digital Care Strategies; Marketing and Communications; Learning and Innovation Center; Care Beyond Walls; Engagement Center; and Lifestyle Medicine. Prior to this, Andrea has 13 years of experience as the senior leader of cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine, neurosciences, and system diagnostics. Andrea has her BSW from Marquette University, MSW from The University of Iowa, and completed The Improvement Advisor Training Program with The Institute for Healthcare Improvement in Boston, Massachusetts. Andrea has worked at Bellin for 24 years.

Lisa-McDowellLisa McDowell, MS, RDN, CSSD, DipACLM,ISAK, METS-1 | Director - Clinical Nutrition, Mercy Health System; Clinical Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine and Sport Dietitian for Detroit Red Wings and USA Olympic consultant

Lisa McDowell, MS, RDN, CSSD, DipACLM, ISAK, METS-1, is the Director of Clinical Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine at St. Joseph Mercy Health System in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Lisa also is the team dietitian for the Detroit Red Wings and works with Olympic, collegiate and other pro athletes. She has a passion for fresh, nutritious, micronutrient dense food. She enjoys applying the science behind sports nutrition and translates rigorous scientific research into optimizing meal planning for the sports teams and athletes she works with. In addition to her work in sports nutrition, Lisa maintains her clinical expertise at SJMHS in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Lisa helped start a 25-acre organic farm on the hospital campus to improve the food served to patients and employees. Lisa was recognized as a Health Care Hero by Crain's Detroit Business for her efforts in fighting obesity and improving access to fresh food. Lisa and her team of RDN lifestyle medicine providers started a new LM intensive program at SJHMS. Most recently, Lisa has worked with SJMH's partnership with the Detroit Red Wings to brand healthy stadium food choices and lifestyle messaging to the community.

LM2021 OnDemand sessions are hosted online via the ACLM Learning Management System and each session consists of a title, description, learning objectives, speaker information, video recording, presentation slides in PDF format, an assessment and survey evaluation.

1 hour 15 minutes

Assessment and Measurement
A score of 80% or higher on the module quiz is required to pass the course.

This content can be viewed on a desktop, tablet or mobile device. Speakers or headphones are required.

Term of Approval
July 1, 2022 – July 1, 2025

Access to online material is granted through the term of approval which ends July 1, 2025.

Accreditation Statement
In support of patient care, Rush University Medical Center is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This activity is being presented without bias and without commercial support.

Designation Statement:
Rush University Medical Center designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Rush University Medical Center designates this internet enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 nursing contact hours

Rush University Medical Center designates this activity for 1.25 CE credits in psychology.

This activity has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for 1.25 CPEUs.

Rush University is an approved provider for physical therapy (216.000272), occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, social work (159.001203), nutrition, speech-audiology, and psychology by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation.

Rush University designates this live/internet enduring material/enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.25 continuing education credits for physical therapists, occupational therapists, respiratory therapists, social workers, nutritionists, speech pathologists, audiologists, and/or psychologists.

The American Board of Lifestyle Medicine has approved 1.25 maintenance of certification credits for this learning activity.

The AAFP has reviewed LM2021 On Demand: Patient-Centered. Value Based. Outcome Drive. Virtual Conference and deemed it acceptable for AAFP credit. Term of Approval is from 07/01/2023 to 07/01/2024. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Credit approval includes the following session: 1.25 Enduring Materials, Self-Study AAFP Prescribed Credits - Lessons from the front line: Implementation of Lifestyle Medicine within Large Health Systems. 

Faculty Disclosures
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The course directors, planners, faculty, and reviewers of this activity have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

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