The approach to medicine and healing within our current medical system is falling short of achieving improved health outcomes, much less optimal vitality. A majority of chronic diseases, so costly to “manage” and “treat” medically, are preventable and often reversible by aligning our behaviors, our thoughts, our actions with that which heals. Delivering medical care while building community strengthens the social context within which behavior change happens.
Join TNS Host Michael Lerner with Integrative Physician Anna O’Malley in a conversation about the ecology of community medicine and her work in the Art of Vitality program at the Regenerative Design Institute at Commonweal Garden and in West Marin.
Anna is an Integrative Family and Community Medicine physician in West Marin. Having been a Bravewell Fellow in the University of Arizona’s Program in Integrative Medicine, Anna takes inspiration from working toward the transformation of medicine. She did her residency training at University of California, San Francisco, at San Francisco General and worked within the California prison system.
Anna provides primary care in West Marin at the Coastal Health Alliance, co-directs the Art of Vitality program at Regenerative Design Institute at Commonweal Garden, and is very involved in the West Marin community. She loves exploring nature and creativity with her little girls, dancing and singing, sharing delicious (and locally grown) food with friends and loved ones, and gathering with friends and community in the delightful pursuit of connection and fun.