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The Living Well Center will open on the campus of Barnes-Jewish Hospital West County Hospital on June 1, 2020. It is staffed by Washington University physicians and is an intensive interdisciplinary lifestyle medicine program for patients with musculoskeletal disorders and a need to improve their overall health to reach their goals.
Each patient referred to the center will undergo a comprehensive consultation to determine personalized goals and treatment pathways. The founder, Heidi Prather, DO along with Devyani Hunt, MD, John Metzler, MD and Chi Tang, MD will be providing care to the Living Well Center patients.
“The Washington University Living Well Center at Barnes-Jewish West Hospital County is an amazing opportunity to actually provide ‘well care’ and not ‘sick care,’” said Hunt. “We are able to offer patients an array of services that help them address not only their musculoskeletal issue but also the barriers that are stopping them from attaining their goals. This intensive lifestyle medicine approach can be so powerful and rewarding for both the patient and the doctor. “
Ideal candidates for this program include:
“These disciplines offer to help patients reach their individual goals, including behavioral health counseling, nutritional counseling, physical therapy, acupuncture, medical massage, aerobic exercise education, cooking demonstrations and group education events,” said Hunt.
Sara credits the guidance and treatment she experienced at The Living Well Center with reducing her back pain and avoiding surgery. Watch her story on KMOV.
Washington University physicians have been offering this personalized wellness program for the past two years and has treated approximately 40 patients. Early success includes:
Connect with an orthopedic specialist by scheduling a virtual or office visit, call 314.514.3565 or request an appointment and a patient service representative with contact you.
Referring physicians can call the BJC Transfer Center at 800.252.DOCS (3627) 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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