Welcome to Emdoc Health Lifestyle Medicine.

Lifestyle Medicine is the use of [evidence-based] lifestyle changes.
This includes healthy eating, physical activity, good sleep, reducing stress,
avoiding of risky substances, and positive social connection.

Empowering patients to be advocates for their own health.

Patient-centered care focusing on lifestyle medicine and health education.

Setting a new standard for healthcare in Ireland

What is Lifestyle Medicine?

Lifestyle Medicine is the use of [evidence-based] lifestyle changes. This includes healthy eating, physical activity, good sleep, reducing stress, avoiding risky substances, and positive social connection.
In lifestyle medicine, changes to how you live is the first and most important step. It can be easy for experts and patients say – but hard to do. It’s easier if you partner with a doctor who is specially trained and certified to do this.
I’m going to work with you every step of the way to help you make small – and sometimes big – changes that will really improve your health.

Just because you have been diagnosed with a condition doesn’t mean that it is inevitable that it will just progress, with more complications, investigations, pills and treatments. Lifestyle medicine can prevent, treat and often reverse conditions such as pre-diabetes, obesity, Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure or symptoms due to conditions such stress or polycystic ovarian syndrome. It can reduce risk of many types of cancer and reduce your risk of stroke or heart disease.

About Dr. Kate McCann

Dr. Kate McCann is a lifestyle medicine physician and creator of the social media project “Emdoc Heath”. Dr. McCann is a Member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and the British Society for Lifestyle Medicine. She has an international diploma in lifestyle medicine and certification from The Strategic Centre for Obesity Professional Education (SCOPE).

Clinic Services

 

Private Consultation

One-on-one appointments available for assessment for prevention or treatment of chronic lifestyle-related diseases.

Group Medicine

Group visits are medical appointments in which multiple patients are seen simultaneously by the physician in a supportive group setting and the focus is upon the actual delivery of medical care.

Personal Medical Advising

Appointments are available for personal medical advising or medical discernment.  What is that?  Well, it’s the smart and fact-checked alternative to Dr. Google.

Medical Education Services

Virtual medical education sessions that focus on general family health topics.  These will be held twice a week.

“But health isn’t just absence of disease or “not being sick” – it means healthy mind, healthy body, and healthy relationships.”

Emdoc Health Lifestyle medicine is not primary care

(I can’t replace your GP) or alternative medicine.

There is no nutribabble, no fad diets, no misleading promises of miracle short-cuts. Lifestyle medicine is actually the foundation of conventional medicine. All current clinical practice guidelines for the most common lifestyle-related chronic diseases already support lifestyle medicine as the first line of treatment – before medications. Pressures in modern healthcare systems mean this part gets overlooked.

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