Evolution of Medicine Podcast

Lifestyle Medicine in Community: By the Numbers

This week’s podcast features Dr. Mohan-pal Singh Chandan, a GP working within the NHS who we met at the Prescribing Lifestyle Medicine Conference this year.

Dr. Chandan has garnered government support to start up a community-based lifestyle medicine clinic in a poor area of inner city Birmingham, UK.

By supporting lifestyle interventions and incentivizing peer-to-peer medicine, they’ve not only seen a dramatic reduction in medical visits and pharmaceutical use, but also remissions of so-called chronic conditions throughout their pilot program.

Tune in today to see the dramatic power of lifestyle community interventions for improving patient outcomes, including:

  • How Dr. Chandan convinced his employer to fund this pilot program
  • A summary of pilot program data, like how patient empowerment led to a 20% reduction in GP visits, a 10% reduction in prescription costs and a variety of positive health outcomes for Birmingham residents
  • Dr. Chandan‘s favorite structures for facilitating successful peer-to-peer medicine
  • The special role faith-based communities play in community-based healthcare, and how those qualities can translate to any community
  • Details on how we plan to use kNew Health Cooperative to bring medicine back into communities, re-empower patients and achieve these same types of results in the United States

This impressive data from Dr. Chandan’s pilot program offers further proof that community-based health incentives and peer-to-peer support are the ultimate creators of good health.

Learn how it’s done (and how we plan to do it with kNew Health) by listening and subscribing to the podcast today.

Resources mentioned in this podcast:

The kNew Health Cooperative

Direct download: Lifestyle_Medicine_In_Community_-_By_The_Numbers.mp3
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