I have been a family medicine physician since 2005. I graduated from residency in 2008. I am currently the Program Director at a family medicine residency program in Ohio. One of my responsibilities is teaching new physicians and preparing them for independent practice.
Over the years, I have seen a shift toward plant-based diets to counter chronic diseases. Many physicians are now incorporating plant-based nutrition into their own practices. Medical schools are now offering plant-based education in their curriculum. Residency program across the country are add lectures and seminars on the benefits of plant-based nutrition.
As a member of the Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine, I am a strong advocate of shifting to a vegan diet as a form of preventive medicine. I have seen, firsthand, the benefits of plant-based nutrition. I have seen my diabetic patients no longer need insulin to manage their blood sugars. I have seen some of my obese patients lose over 100 pounds without surgery or weight loss medications. I have seen patients with severe heart disease reverse their blocked arteries.