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Barnard Medical Center is Now Open

Jan 30, 2016 10:47AM
Barnard Medical Center, founded by Neal Barnard, M.D., the New York Times bestselling author, is now open to receive patients at 5100 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Suite 401, in D.C. Barnard has assembled a team of medical professionals, in this nonprofit medical center, to offer a new, comprehensive approach to treating a whole range of conditions. They integrate nutrition and medicine into every visit, bringing diet to the forefront of primary medical care.

“We have an opportunity to change the paradigm of how we prevent, treat and reverse chronic disease by using lifestyle, specifically food, as medicine,” says James Loomis, M.D., medical director for Barnard Medical Center. “The approach is simple and it’s effective.”

The medical staff will be using dietary prescriptions and state-of-the-art medical treatment to help patients take control of their health and fight back against chronic disease, which accounts for 70 percent of premature deaths and 75 percent of healthcare spending in America. They work alongside a team of registered dietitians, who provide additional one-on-one counseling, extended group support and weekly nutrition education classes, where grocery store tours, cooking demos and learning how to read nutrition labels are part of the curriculum. 

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