Your First and Last Name: Aimee Welsh, MD, FACC, DipABLM
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I have seen dramatic clinical and metabolic improvements in multiple patients, friends, and family members in the 2 years since embarking on my own personal journey towards plant based eating. In that time I have become certified in plant based nutrition through the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and have become a diplomat of the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine to expand my knowledge and clinical skills necessary to effectively educate, council and help transform the llives of my patients. My husband and two young sons have transitioned to a plant based diet and have embraced this new way of life. My husband and I quickly noticed a big difference in our fitness levels achieving a higher level of fitness at age 41 than we both had as collegiate athletes. In addition to improved fitness, we have noticed improved flexibility, less muscle soreness, improved energy, and improved immune function.
As a non-invasive cardiologist practicing at large academic centers for the past 11 years I have watched my patients progressively suffer with recurrent myocardial infarctions, strokes, atrial fibrillation, and more frequent hospitalizations for heart failure despite my attempts at optimizing goal directed medical therapy and referrals for repeat invasive procedures and surgeries. Since I have incorporated lifestyle medicine and plant-based nutrition counseling into my practice over the past 2 years I have seen dramatic improvements in my patients health and well being while decreasing the amount of pharmaceuticals they take. As I enter the middle part of my career I have a new passion to cure and heal my patients with a combination of lifestyle intervention and traditional medicinal and procedural approaches when necessary. I look forward to sharing the wisdom I have gained not only with my patients, but with colleagues, friends and family, through my own personal journey towards plant based eating and the formal knowledge I have gained through formal plant-based nutrition and lifestyle medicine training.
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Advanced cardiac imaging including cardiac MRI and cardiac PET