Well-Being Podcast: Managing COVID Fatigue

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Oct 20, 2020

Compassion-First Pet Hospitals is proud to offer a new podcast series promoting awareness and education about common mental health challenges in the veterinary industry.

In our next podcast, Dr. Lund interviews Dr. David Leopold, Network Medical Director at Hackensack Meridian Integrative Health & Medicine, on COVID-19 Fatigue.

In the podcast, they discuss...
✨COVID-19 fatigue: What is it, what is looks like and how can we cope with it.
✨Stress management: Causes and practical ways to reduce stress.
✨How sleep and diet affect your mental health.
✨ What is integrative medicine and how to implement it into your daily life?
✨ Importance of mediation, exercise, and self-care.

The podcast also includes helpful tips and resources (linked below) for managing COVID-19 Fatigue and reminds all veterinary professionals that you are not alone with combating mental health issues.

Did you miss our recent podcasts?  You can listen here.

About the speakers:

Elizabeth M. Lund, DVM, MPH, PhD
VP, Veterinary Informatics, Compassion-First Pet Hospitals

Dr. Lund is a companion animal epidemiologist with over 25 years of professional experience leveraging digital pet health data to generate evidence and insights for organizational strategy and success.  Over her career she has worked in diverse sectors of animal health, including private equine practice, academia, corporate veterinary practice and, public health.  In her current role at Compassion-First, Liz leads data-driven organizational initiatives that optimize patient outcomes, medical quality, and operational efficiency.  Most recent professional roles include President of DataDogs, LLC, a big data consulting company and Senior Director-Research for Banfield Pet Hospital, a division of Mars Petcare.

Connect with Dr. Lund on LinkedIn.

David C. Leopold, M.D., DABFM, DABOIM
Network Medical Director at Hackensack Meridian Integrative Health & Medicine

David C. Leopold, M.D., DABFM, DABOIM, is Network Medical Director for Hackensack Meridian Integrative Health & Medicine. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine and American Board of Integrative Medicine. Dr. Leopold is a physician acupuncturist and a Certified HeartMath Practitioner.

Dr. Leopold is the Co-Director (Clinical Lead) of Nutrition, Metabolism and Digestion at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University. In addition, he is part of the medical school’s Human Dimension (HD) Leadership Team, where he has developed extensive foundational components of the HD curriculum, linking the fundamentals of health; stress management, activity, sleep, nutrition and purpose directly to outcomes as important determinants of health.

Dr. Leopold serves as Medical Supervisor of the Behavioral Health Home Treatment Team which offers a team-based clinical approach to individuals with multiple chronic health conditions, including mental health and substance use disorders.

Prior to joining Hackensack Meridian Health, Dr. Leopold was with the world-renowned Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine where he served as Director of Health, Wellness and Cancer Survivorship Services, Director of Integrative Medical Education and Co-Director Acupuncture Services.

After completing his medical residency at the University of Southern California and Board Certification in Family Medicine, Dr. Leopold completed his Fellowship in Integrative Medicine and Integrative Pain Management at Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine. He completed training as a physician acupuncturist and has practiced medical acupuncture for over 17 years. He was among the first recipients of the Bravewell Scholarship for Integrative Medicine and completed a two-year Fellowship at the University of Arizona Program in Integrative Medicine under the guidance of Dr. Andrew Weil. In February 2016, Dr. Leopold completed Duke University’s Leadership Program in Integrative Healthcare. Member of the Academy of Integrative Pain Management (formerly American Academy of Pain Management).

You can learn more about Dr. Leopold here.

Connect with Dr. Leopold on LinkedIn. 

Episode Resources

Tips on Handling COVID Fatigue

Hackensack Meridian Health Integrative Health & Medicine

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