Intro to Emdoc Health
Welcome to Emdoc Health, a new model of healthcare in Ireland: accessible and affordable lifestyle medicine. This is a fresh model of care, focusing on modern lifestyle interventions to promote family health – mental, physical, and social well-being – and the prevention and treatment of diseases that are impacted by our modern lifestyles, such as Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity, asthma, PCOS.
- Evidence-Based Medicine: Lifestyle medicine is the cornerstone of conventional medicine.
- Patient-led. Patient-Centered: Appointment times are minimum of 30 minutes.
- Accessible: GP referrals are very welcome and recommended – but not necessary. You can just book an appointment yourself. Evening appointments available. No waiting lists.
- Affordable: The group medical appointment model – already widely used so successfully for chronic disease across UK, US, and Australia – makes private healthcare affordable.
- Improving health through conventional lifestyle interventions: Evidence-based approaches to nutrition, physical activity, stress management, restorative sleep, healthy social connections, and harm reduction such as smoking cessation.
In addition to lifestyle medicine, Emdoc Health will also offer medical discernment or personal health advising services. Patients and families deserve a better option to Google searches or crowd-sourced social media suggestions when it comes to making health and medical decisions. Correct and expert information and trusted resources empower patients to be informed advocates for their own health. #FactsNotFears
Preventative and whole-patient care matters: Health is not the absence of disease, but mental, physical, emotional, and social well-being. Our current model of health is reactionary: treating illness or disease after it progresses rather than spending time to maintain health.
It’s been 3 years and a pandemic since I started a social media project to promote health education and patient empowerment. When I started the social media project, I reflected about my experiences as a doctor having discussions in hospital quiet rooms: was there health promotion and health education steps we could take – so that we didn’t meet in there? What if there was a different model of healthcare? The experiences in the ongoing project inspired me to try to step back from hospital and academic medicine –and change what is broken in healthcare in just one small way, in just one small clinic.
Launching this practice means doing things differently, and I’m delighted to share this journey with my patients.
Dr. Kate McCann
Certified Lifestyle Medicine Physician