Dr. Lamont Tyler, an urgent care and family medicine physician, splits his time between serving as a physician at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, medical director of OSF Medical Group, and clinical assistant professor at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Outside of his professional responsibilities, Dr. Lamont Tyler supports several organizations, including the American Diabetes Association.
In September, the American Diabetes Association (ADA), an organization that funds diabetes research and delivers services to those affected by diabetes, partnered with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) to expand the Camp PowerUp program. Camp PowerUp combines CHLA’s expertise in diabetes prevention and treatment with the ADA’s experience in providing programming to quell the growth of incidence rates of type 2 diabetes among adolescents and children.
Camp PowerUp accomplishes this through a blend of wellness education and physical activities. Designed to show young individuals how healthy habits can impact their life, the community-based program relies in part on CHLA’s Kids N Fitness curriculum, a family-centered, outcomes-based program for kids between eight and 16 years of age. It also hosts weekend retreats and camps that allow the American Diabetes Association to reach and serve people through churches, schools, and other established sites.
Two Camp PowerUp programs were hosted by the ADA in 2014. In 2017, its partnership with CHLA makes it possible to host 14 programs.
As Medical Director of OSF St. Joseph Medical Center’s PromptCare, Dr. Lamont Tyler takes pride in the diverse array of services offered to all individuals on a walk-in basis.