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How Lifestyle Management Coaches Can Boost a Physician's Practice
Joe Cantlupe, Senior Editor

A lifestyle educator can tackle issues a physician often has little time for: health assessments, weight loss counseling and management, of blood pressure, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and other chronic conditions. One doctor explains how hiring an educator can pay off.[Read More]
  December 9, 2010

 
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