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-- I was -- Howard University -- are going to become the executive vice president and chief of medical affairs.
At one of the largest health and -- in the country.
And big dreams and along the way doctor -- talks and has been striving to help Americans take greater responsibility with their health.
He reasons if -- costly battling preventable chronic illnesses it's difficult to live your life beyond the during.
Just look in the mirror and you'll see a person who knows more about you -- anyone else.
Yes your good doctor in the -- doctor -- toxin is on a mission to empower people to take charge of their health.
In his book the doctor in the mirror he takes a common sense approach to helping people understand the power they have and taking charge of their health.
We've got to take a look in the mirror.
And look at the person who has to become the best doctor.
That we can possibly be for ourselves.
And then let that doctor do a great job in working with other doctors as he put together a health care team.
Doctor -- since council is based on his forty years experience as a doctor including serving in a leadership role with the American Medical Association.
Former commissioner of public health for the nation's capital.
And now one of the most senior clinicians of UnitedHealth Group.
Which serves 75 million members it provides him with an in depth view of national health issues.
When you really boil it down.
Given the huge array of challenges that are confronting not only the health of the nation in the economic consequences of that.
Well we really bullet day out it's now the individual is the person and we have got to -- individuals take charge over our whole lives and our own health.
One of his chief concerns is health disparities among African Americans and Hispanics.
Doctor -- and says for people of color obesity and diabetes are skyrocketing.
-- and adds a tsunami a preventable chronic illness is flooding into America and it has the potential pushing the nation into deeper debt.
So that means that we have to fight at the level of community recruiting church civic association fraternity sorority.
-- -- recruit business leaders everyone fighting together to attack.
Local high priority prevention problems.
One business taking -- of doctor Texas call is broader brother's a top here company in Atlanta.
The broader Brothers sponsor an annual -- show that brings 60000 consulates colleges to a convention every year.
They challenge African American women to take better care of their health by getting hair styles that are conducive to exercise.
And as I interview women and go around and talk to -- -- yelled you're herself very loudly but are you gonna work out and many times they'll say no I'm not.
These cosmetology -- these musicians know exactly how to keep you -- in beautiful and gorgeous but also be able to work out on a regular basis.
Doctor talks and is creating a substantive conversation about health and America.
As a position he's seeking ways to focus the nation's attention on helping individuals succeed in getting healthy staying fit.
And living their best lives free a preventable chronic illness what I.
Have experienced all of my life is the experience a preventable misery and suffering.
People who are dying too -- who didn't need to and who are screaming out in pain when they don't have to.
For true and doctor -- toxin is issuing a challenge all Americans all of us for pursuing good health he's fearful if we are not successful.
He believes the nation and individuals shall suffer -- consequences.
Great point Kelly thank.
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