Feb 21, 2018
Russ Greenfield is medical director of integrative medicine for
Novant Health, a regional healthcare system. He is a physician who
practices integrative medicine, which combines conventional
medicine with complimentary therapies to engage a person's innate
healing capacity. He is also a consultant, focusing his efforts on
corporate wellness programs, product development and
education. Russ is board certified in emergency
medicine. He was one of the first four physicians to graduate
from the Program in Integrative Medicine from the University of
Arizona College of Medicine under the direction of Dr. Andrew
Weil. Russ earned his B.S. in general science from Brandeis
University, his M.D. from the Chicago Medical School at the
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, and completed
a residency and fellowship in emergency medicine from Harbor UCLA
This episode is perfect for anyone interested in integrated
medicine and wellness, the delivery of healthcare and the work of
leading systemic change.
IN THIS EPISODE
what integrative medicine is and how it compliments and
differs from conventional and alternative medicine.
He discusses what the healthcare system is and is not doing and
what the healthcare debate is really about.
He answers whether specialization is counter to
the very notion of integrative medicine.
why he wants the term 'integrative' to go away.
what motivated him to practice integrative medicine.
whether all internists should practice integrative
how his peers often react to his message and whether
doctors can make money practicing integrating medicine.
Russ talks about
the surest way to remain healthy, 'helping people bounce'
and the centerpiece of healing.
He answers whether the U.S. healthcare system
the best in the world.
what he hopes to do in his new role as director of
integrative medicine for Novant Health.
Russ talks about where he grew up and
how it shaped his outlook.
the moment that inspired him to become a doctor.
He reflects on his undergraduate and graduate school years and
why he chose emergency medicine.
the fellowship that changed his professional career.
Russ addresses how healthcare has changed over the last 20 years
where he hopes we are 20 years from now.
Mark Peres adds a personal word that begins this way, "After you
spend any time with Russ Greenfield, when you depart, he says 'Be
Well.' He sign all his emails the same way..."
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