Lifestyle Medicine: Improving the Future of Health Care

Current medical services aren’t designed to maintain good health and the services intended to improve health often fail miserably. The rise in chronic disease and healthcare spending is a looming global crisis.

Lifestyle Medicine involves the use of evidence-based lifestyle therapeutic approaches to prevent, treat, and oftentimes, reverse the lifestyle-related, chronic diseases that are all too prevalent.

In this professional series, Dr. Amanda McKinney, an American College of Lifestyle Medicine fellow, explores Lifestyle Medicine’s principles and how to use them in treating many common chronic diseases.  Licensed medical practitioners can refresh or add to their existing knowledge of Lifestyle Medicine.

The DoaneX Lifestyle Medicine: Improving the Future of Health Care Professional Series Certificate program allows licensed medical practitioners to earn Continuing Medical Education credits. These CME credits satisfy the eligibility requirement for ABLM certification. Board certification is essential to changing reimbursement models in healthcare delivery and these courses help achieve board certification while also providing specific practice-based knowledge.

Courses Endorsed By:

American Board of Lifestyle Medicine

“Dr. Amanda McKinney has formulated a series of lifestyle medicine courses that thoroughly stress fundamental and foundational knowledge.  This highly professional contribution is definitely a must for anyone aspiring to possess the necessary tools essential for excellence in the specialty of lifestyle medicine”.  -  Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr. MD ACLM 2017 Lifetime Achievement Winner

Intended Audience

These courses are open to everyone who wants to learn about Lifestyle Medicine.

Licensed medical practitioners who earn a verified certificate can be eligible to receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credits (CME) for each of the four courses. Once the verified course certificate has been earned, a link will be provided to take you to a site outside of the course and the edX platform to complete the CME credit process.

Learn more about the Verified Certificate track on the edX site.

Educational Outcomes

  • Lifestyle Medicine Core Competencies
  • The root causes of chronic diseases
  • Specific lifestyle based treatment protocols
  • The skills needed to help patients make difficult lifestyle and behavior changes to treat chronic diseases of lifestyle.


Courses are offered through the edX portal. All courses are accessed online. A partial version of the course is available to audit for free. The full course and certification of completion are available for a fee. All courses are self-paced and available anytime.