Fresh Physician Resources for Medical Professional Wellness
At Fresh Physician, our goal is to empower your medical team to make informed choices that will lead to improved resilience, mental and physical health.
The journey to increased wellness begins today!
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For a list of our comprehensive services, read on.
Why Medical Professional Wellness Matters
Personal Health: Medical professionals suffer from chronic disease related to poor lifestyle factors. Overweight and obesity rates are high. • A 2017 study found that 78 percent of (non-MD) hospital workers were overweight or obese. • In a 2014 survey, the healthcare category, overall, ranked 5th out of 20 industries for obesity rate, at 32 percent. Cardiovascular disease rates are high. • 49% of doctors were at high risk for CVD (with worse physical activity and dietary scores) vs. 30% risk of CVD for the general population in a 2016 study.
Personal Health: Medical professionals have high levels of stress and burnout, which has continued to escalate after the COVID pandemic. • Nursing burnout rate of 64% in 2022. • Physician burnout rate of 47% in 2022. • Physician depression rate of 21% in 2022.
Personal Health: Healthcare professionals’ self-care is lacking. • 67% of MDs say that they sometimes, rarely, or never focus on their health and wellness. • 67% of physicians do not get the recommended amount of exercise. • About half of MDs feel the need to lose weight. • Only 44% of physicians say that they eat healthfully. • Nurses report very low levels of physical activity and poor dietary habits.
Medical System Health: Physician Well Being is linked to: Quality of Care: • Medical errors • Patient satisfaction • Professional behavior
Medical System Health: Physician Well Being is linked to: Economic Costs to the Institution: • Clinical productivity • Absenteeism • Turnover
Wellness of Medical Professionals is linked to Medical System Health & Patient Health
Patient Health: Healthy medical professionals foster healthier patients. A physician who performs healthy behaviors is more likely to: • Counsel patients on these same healthy behaviors. • Engender patient confidence in their lifestyle advice.
We are Physician-Driven & Research-Based Empowering Your Medical Team to Improve Their Health & Resilience by Incorporating Delicious Whole-Food Plant-Based Meals into their Diet.
The Fresh Physician Solution for Medical Professional Health
The Fresh Physician has:
Extensively reviewed the recent medical literature, with thousands of research papers studied, and has incorporated the impressive body of information into a program to positively impact physical and mental health.
Created a comprehensive program that has a multi-faceted approach to health through nutrition and lifestyle. •The CDC has defined that the most effective approach to workplace wellness uses “interventions that address multiple health issues at the same time, which is more effective than addressing each single health issue separately”. •A large research study showing the best long-term result for sustained weight loss of any program ever studied used a two-pronged approach with education on whole-food plant-based eating as well as cooking and preparation instruction. And this is just what our seminar, eating guides and video series were created to emulate.
Compiled information that will affect a broad range of health problems, including most of the major chronic lifestyle diseases. •The WFPB way of eating can actually reverse coronary artery disease (no other diet or medicine has been shown to do this), and has been proven to reverse type 2 diabetes, prevent cancer occurrence and recurrence, lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, and significantly decrease symptoms of depression.
Designed an approach that is so broad reaching that it positively impacts 11 of the 18 categories of workplace wellness in the 2019 CDC Worksite Health Scorecard.
There is no other single health change that can offer all of these benefits!
The Fresh Physician Medical Professional Wellness Program
Choose Any or All of Our Program Offerings to Suit Your Specific Needs:
Physician-led introductory seminars, presented in an engaging format, to inform participants about the benefits and practicalities of adopting a whole-food plant-based way of eating with the ultimate goal of incorporating as many whole plant foods into the diet every day.
Specific seminars based on any or all of the following topics: • Healthy Weight • Diabetes • Heart Health • Brain Health • Mood Health • Healthy Blood Pressure • Breast Health • Optimal Health and Longevity
Individual 30-page Healthy Eating Guides specific to each of the above health topics. For example, an employee with issues of overweight and diabetes may desire to access both the Healthy Weight and Diabetes documents.
A 30-part video series covering the essential aspects to achieving a whole-food plant-based way of eating. This series introduces and simplifies the use of plant foods including such topics as: • Simple ways to add maximal nutrition to every meal. • Detailed information for selecting the healthiest, tastiest produce • Cooking techniques for creating delicious plant-based meals • The use of versatile and delicious whole-food plant proteins • The healthiest oils to use in cooking and preparing delicious meals • How to add nutrient powerhouses like flax, chia, and turmeric to your diet
A monthly newsletter designed to continue the conversation and keep health and wellness at top of mind. The newsletter is created to bring the latest evidence-based information and inspire readers to continue on the path of healthy eating and lifestyle.
Access to our recipe collection that focuses on simple-to-prepare recipes containing maximal nutrition and flavor.
Expert guidance for inclusion of healthy food choices in your workplace.
What Our Clients Have To Say
"Dr. Varich summarized so much important information and made it easy to understand.
Thank you from a new fan!"
“Dr. Varich won me over when she said that is not all or nothing – that every change is a change toward better health.”
“This talk inspired me to change my dinner plans!”
“This presentation was a great reminder about how I can be healthier with the small choices I make.”
Contact us today to find out how we positively impact the health & resilience of medical professionals.
The Fresh Physician
Address: Mount Dora, Florida & The Villages, Florida