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University Hospitals Wellness Champion: Robert Berkowitz, MD

When Dr. Berkowitz meets with patients who have neck or back problems and pain, he doesn’t stop at addressing those on a clinical level. He asks them about their habits, their exercise, and lets them know that if they have any questions about how to create a healthier lifestyle, he can help them with answers.

“I tell them, ‘I’m more than happy to sit down with you on my time, during lunch or some other time, to talk about it.’”

One of the things Dr. Berkowitz feels most strongly about is this: “You cannot exercise your way out of bad eating, and if you need exercise to obtain or maintain an optimum weight, I’d question if you are eating right,” he says. “I’m also a firm believer that it’s the quality of food you eat that matters more than the quantity."

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