Walking the Talk: Being Our Best Self to Help Our Patients Do the Same

Michael D. Parkinson, MD, MPH, FACPM

As providers we try to help our patients to deal with life's challengesyet we rarely do so to help ourselves and our families first.

Yet we know that our patients most benefit when we are joyful, engaged, and passionate about our work and service. This presentation will review the foundations of optimal health and fitness and suggest practical ways for each of us to begin the journey to adding "years to our life and life to our years."