Known in the community for his weekly radio show DocTalk, Dr. Lamont Tyler also serves as the medical director of OSF St. Joseph Medical Center PromptCare. Promoted to this position after only two years with the practice, Dr. Lamont Tyler continues to oversee all aspects of medical care at the PromptCare facility.
Today's medical director has a broad scope of responsibility. The position was once reserved for aging physicians who wished to remain active in the field while phasing out of practice, and those who did well built community and collaboration within the practice while promoting strong patient care. Professionals in the same position today, however, must perform these functions while also looking toward the future both strategically and clinically.
Experts attribute this development to the rise of the contemporary insurance plan, which prioritizes efficiency and the effective use of allocated resources. This requires the medical director to be not only a leader of peers but also a savvy medical economist, salesperson, and organizational developer. He or she must understand the financial processes involved in the practice, while managing influences from both inside and outside the organization. The contemporary medical director needs to have a high level of clinical knowledge so as to manage these diverse influences while promoting best practices on behalf of the medical center's patients.
An osteopath, Dr. Lamont Tyler is board-certified in both family medicine and urgent care medicine, and serves as medical director of OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington, Illinois. Dr. Lamont Tyler regularly discusses common health concerns on the local Doc Talk radio show, such as reaching and maintaining a healthy weight.
Many people view dieting as a temporary approach to losing weight. They might severely cut calories and restrict their eating in an attempt to reach their goal weight. While this approach results in weight loss, it is not the healthiest way to shed pounds. Additionally, if a person doesn’t make long-term changes in their habits and approach to eating, the weight lost is likely to creep back on.
In order to maximize the chances of long-term success in maintaining a healthy weight, it’s important to plan ahead. There will always be events where unhealthy food might be plentiful. People should consider how they approach these events. It might be bringing a healthy dish that they will feel comfortable eating, for example. Additionally, individuals should consider their goals when going out to eat at a restaurant, and focus on choosing a meal they will feel good about later. Those who commit to a healthier lifestyle and don’t take a temporary approach to weight loss, as is common with dieting, will develop eating habits that are both enjoyable and in line with long-term goals.
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.