Dr. Christine Lee Asks: Are You Living an Optimal Life?
USA- Rocklin, CA | Jul 14 2013 | (22:55:21 - EST)
EYES IN's Editor-in-Chief, Vivian Van Dijk, interviewed Dr. Christine Lee in the July edition of EYES IN Magazine. We are excited to present our magazine feature of Dr. Christine Lee. To view the exclusive magazine interview, be sure to download the July edition of EYES IN Magazine via eyesin.com/magazine .
Editor-in-Chief Vivian Van Dijk: “Dr. Christine Lee has a noble and not easy goal to reach: to eliminate chronic diseases around the world with an innovative, preventive healthcare approach. It looks like she already has booked tremendous successes with that. Asthma, diabetes and hypertension have become manageable diseases due to Dr. Christine Lee’s Optimal Life book and DVD series. Her view has led to the trend to put responsibility of health back to the patient and the docs, instead of continuing ‘the laissez-faire lifestyle in health’ that has become the common denominator in many countries at the moment, with all the consequences, such as the extreme rise in health costs and less quality of life.”
Dr. Christine Lee Asks: Are You Living Your Life to the Fullest?
As a doctor of pharmacy and 20-year health coach, Dr. Christine Lee enthusiastically shares her expertise in disease management and how to live a healthy life with individuals, families, and the medical community. Her passion for helping patients help themselves stems from her personal experiences during her two decades as a pharmacist/clinician. Her contact with patients from all walks of life led her to realize there was a knowledge gap for people with chronic diseases.
“They craved information, but had a difficult time finding what they needed and understanding what they found,” Dr. Lee explained. And her own family experience impacted her desire to help patients with chronic illnesses. At the age of 14, Dr. Lee’s son was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.
This life-changing event was instrumental in another innovation created in 2010 by Dr. Lee: the Optimal Life book and DVD series. This collection of easy-to-use, self-educational materials investigates facts and action items that help individuals get in control and stay in control of chronic illnesses, including asthma, diabetes, and hypertension. The Optimal Life series includes the titles "The Essentials of Diabetes," "The Essentials of Asthma," and "The Essentials of Breast Cancer."
The books and DVDs investigate the science behind the disease, how to prevent or slow complications, healthy eating, the importance of exercise, a review of medications, and tips on how to work effectively with a doctor to become as healthy as possible.“The key to this book series is that it demystifies medicine so that users have an easy guide to learn what they need to do to get their health under control, one step at a time,” according to Dr. Lee.
Dr. Lee’s background reflects her level of expertise in the healthcare field. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Stockton, California, and her B.S. in Clinical Laboratory Science from the University of Nevada, Reno. She is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) and a licensed Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS). Licensed by the Boards of Pharmacy in both California and Nevada, she is also a certified Intrinsic Coach and an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor with the Touro University College of Pharmacy.
Her professional affiliations include the American College of Managed Care Pharmacy, the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, The American Society of Health System Pharmacists, and the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy.
In addition to founding Optimal Life, Dr, Lee co-founded American Health Care in 1986, which specializes in delivering patient-centered pharmacy benefits, as well as population health and therapy management programs based on best clinical practices. As executive vice president and chief clinical officer, Dr. Lee is an industry innovator in the delivery of evidence-based clinical care to those with chronic health conditions. She also developed a proprietary software system that provides virtual medical records that is used by hospitals across the United States.
When not at work, Dr. Lee maintains a black belt in taekwondo, loves to run, and supports the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). She has also served on the boards of several companies, as well as advocacy groups for the mentally disabled.
What People Are Saying About "The Essentials of Diabetes":
“'The Essentials of Diabetes' really made me understand how important it is to take care of myself, as well as how serious the consequences can be if I do not.” – Louie B., Californi
“Managing the complexities of diabetes can be very overwhelming for most patients. Empowerment is the key to successful management…. Optimal Life provides important educational tools that help a patient TAKE CHARGE of their diabetes. In concert with their health professional, they can get the care they need and deserve to live a healthy and prosperous life.” – Claude K. Lardinois | MD, FACP, MACN
“Comprehensive and comprehensible. This set is a valuable resource for diabetics and those who care for them.” – Marta R. | California
“'The Essentials of Diabetes' is an extremely useful tool for anyone who has diabetes or lives/works with a diabetic. I work directly for a type 1 diabetic and yet my knowledge about this disease and proper care increased tremendously after viewing these DVDs. I would highly recommend this tool to anyone desiring to learn valuable information about diabetes in an easy to understand and comprehensive way.” – Kelly B. | California
“'The Essentials of Diabetes' really made me understand how important it is to take care of myself, as well as how serious the consequences can be if I do not.” – Louie B. | California
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