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Observe
Lifestyle Medicine
in Action

A Unique Four-Week Adventist Training for Medical Professionals

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Upcoming Program*

*This session depends on the current situation with the pandemic.

July 5 - August 2, 2020

Lifestyle Medicine Observer Program

Practice the medicine the way you have never done before. Focus on lifestyle change to reverse disease, and natural remedies with less side effects than conventional medicine. Incorporate Christ into your practice, the true source of health and healing.

Lifestyle Medicine

The only way to reverse coronary heart disease, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and other diseases.

Natural Remedies

Learn how to safely use natural remedies, such as herbs, teas, hydrotherapy, massage, activated charcoal, clay, and many more to treat various illnesses.

Spiritual Care

Discover how you can incorporate your faith into your practice, and provide spiritual healing for those who long for truth.

Four-Week Training
in Lifestyle Medicine

Training Through Practice

The Lifestyle Medicine Observer Program offers hands-on training in lifestyle medicine, natural remedies, culinary coaching, hydrotherapy, and botanical treatments that you can offer your patients. All these practical classes are offered on the premises of Wildwood Lifestyle Center.

Shadow a Medical Provider

One of the best ways to learn lifestyle medicine is through observing those who practice it. Part of the Observer Program is shadowing various medical providers as they prescribe natural remedies and lifestyle change to real patients who walk into the Wildwood Clinic. Our providers include licensed medical doctors and nurse practitioners. The rest of our team includes masseurs, hydrotherapists, licensed mental health counselors, chaplains, a nutritionist, and lifestyle coaches.

Customized Guest Lectures

Depending on your specific interests, our team works to invite leaders and pioneers in lifestyle medicine and natural remedies. They can answer your questions and share invaluable experience during guest lectures.

Surrounded by Nature

Wildwood Health Institute’s campus is positioned in between Lookout Mountain and Raccoon Mountain that both provide beautiful places for recreation. Wildwood’s own campus also has miles of beautiful hiking trails available for anyone residing on its premises.

Alumni From Around the World

Watch testimonials from our alumni as they share their experience with the Lifestyle Medicine Observer Program.

Graduates From Spring 2019
Graduates From Summer 2019

What We Offer in Our Classes

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Whole food plant-based nutrition

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Study lifestyle medicine from evidence-based data

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Culinary coaching and nutrition

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Adventist psychotherapeutic methods that bring about lifestyle change

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Learn what God’s calling is for you as a medical missionary

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Lead patients to Christ

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Management methods of lifestyle centers

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Day-by-day reversal of diabetes, hypertension, heart failure, depression, and many other diseases

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Hydrotherapy practicum

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Herbal therapy practicum

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Lifestyle medicine in Scripture

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Lifestyle medicine consultations by licensed physicians

How It Works

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Apply

Call or email us and we will evaluate with you your best options to get trained.

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Contact

Live the full Wildwood experience by choosing to include room and board with your stay.

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Learn With Us

We will work with you to customize your experience at Wildwood. Come with your questions and your most thought-provoking ideas!

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Graduate

At the end of your stay you will leave with a certificate of completion, a training package, the ability to bring your medical practice to a whole new level, and an unforgettable experience that will always be engrained in your memory.

75+ Years of Experience

Wildwood Lifestyle Center has been a global leader in lifestyle medicine and natural remedies for over 75 years. Our experienced medical team is trained to deal with major communicable and non-communicable illnesses. We don’t just treat symptoms, but actually look for the root of the issue, and prescribe lifestyle change if that is the reason for the illness. We prescribe natural remedies and herbal medicine instead of conventional medicine whenever possible, leaving our patients with less side effects and often more positive results.

Meet the Team

A. Scott Grivas, Jr., MD

Dr. Grivas has pioneered and taught lifestyle medicine and natural remedies since 1989. With an early dedication to the Lord and to a missionary approach of medicine, Dr. Grivas witnessed and mentored the growth of several lifestyle centers across America, Europe, and Asia.

Aysha Inankur, MD, FACE

Dr. Inankur finished medical school at Loma Linda University in 2006 and her internal medicine residency in 2009. She finished her chief residency in 2010 at Kettering Medical Center and endocrinology fellowship at the University of Kentucky in 2012. Dr. Inankur is dual board certified in internal medicine and endocrinology, diabetes ​& metabolism. She holds memberships in the Endocrine Society, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.

Viktorija Rimko, FNP, RN

Inspired by missionary lifestyle medicine in her early twenties, Viktorija became a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) at Southern Adventist University. She has volunteered in numerous relief and missionary ministries. Wildwood is, for Viktorija, the answer to her early thirst for lifestyle medicine.

Roby A. Sherman, MD, RN

Dr. Sherman’s ties to Wildwood date back to the 1950s when she was trained in missionary nursing by Elder Frazee’s team (one of the founders of Wildwood). Later she studied medicine at Montemorelos University in Mexico. She has co-hosted more than 200 programs on 3ABN TV about natural remedies and lifestyle medicine. She has practiced medicine at Wildwood for 30 years and served as a medical director for eight years.

A New Approach to Practicing Medicine

Tirsa Espinoza, MD, MPH

Graduated from our program in 2018

“I have a new vision, a new calling. It was worth every single penny.”

Joshua Fleming, MSC

Graduated from our program in 2018

“It will definitely change the way that I will practice medicine!”

Change the Way
You Practice Medicine

Join Us For the Journey to a Better Practice

July 5 - August 2, 2020*

*This session depends on the current situation with the pandemic.

September 6 - October 4, 2020