Dr. Dipak Patel is a board certified family medicine physician and has practiced full spectrum family medicine, including pediatrics and women’s health. For the past 10 years, he has worked at the Community Health Center in Meriden as a family medicine physician and onsite medical director. Additionally, he is certified and experienced in addiction medicine and mental health conditions working as a hospital physician at the Midstate Medical Center.
In 2017, Dr. Patel earned his most precious board certification – from the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine.
Catherine O’Rourke has been a nurse since 2005,. She has extensive experience as an ICU nurse and in other acute care areas. As she’s worked with the acutely sick patient population, she realized the growing need and importance for prevention of disease. She has a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and has completed studies on Diet and Lifestyle Intervention from Wellness Forum Health
With the understanding that the vast majority of diseases that people suffer from can be prevented, treated or reversed with lifestyle medicine In 2019 Dr. Patel and Catherine O’Rourke along with their colleague and friend Dr. Anne Bingham, opened the doors at Connecticut Lifestyle Medicine. A practice dedicated to decreasing the amount of chronic disease and its effects in their community.
In this episode, Yoga Is Vegan's Holly Skodis, Dr. Dipak Patel and Catherine O'Rourke discuss the following:
- The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
- Plant-based Doctors
- Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn
- Dr. Dean Ornish
- Dr. David L. Katz's LinkedIn article COVID, Vaccines, and The Nature of Engineering
- Centenarians and the role of a whole food plant-based dominant diet
- COVID 19 Vaccine