In this episode, Dr. Stephanie Weyrauch is joined by Dr. Ken Zweig, to discuss utilizing a holistic approach to treatment, emphasizing nutrition, exercise, and stress management. He focuses on sleep disorders and hypertension and aims to improve patient health through behavior change. The podcast discusses how primary care providers can work with other healthcare professionals, the definition of healthy, the impact of sleep hygiene on health, and tips for optimizing sleep quality. Dr. Zweig’s current practice is Northern Virginia Family Practice, a concierge practice that prioritizes personalized, preventative care.

Show notes: 

[00:01:33] Primary care providers working with other healthcare professionals.

[00:05:24] Preventative health and healthy eating.

[00:08:29] Preventative health and patient barriers.

[00:12:23] Defining “healthy” is vague.

[00:18:38] Time as a barrier.

[00:19:11] Healthy options for fast food.

[00:23:02] Integrating exercise into daily life.

[00:28:05] The importance of sleep.

[00:30:50] Lack of sleep impacts health.

[00:34:11] Importance of consistent sleep.

[00:38:23] Bedtime routines for better sleep.

[00:42:24] Measuring the process.

[00:45:11] The negative impacts of alcohol.

[00:48:38] Linking habits for success.

More About Dr. Zweig:

Dr. Zweig’s focus on sleep disorders and hypertension go hand in hand with his mission to improve patient health through behavioral change. He also helps patients improve their overall mental and physical health through a holistic approach to treatment that focuses on nutrition, exercise and managing stress.

Dr. Zweig is an assistant professor at both Georgetown and George Washington University Medical Schools. Prior to joining NVFP, Dr. Zweig served 15 years at General Medicine Internal Group, P.C. in Arlington, and was on the board for the HealthConnect Accountable Care Organization. He volunteered with the Virginia Hospital Center Honduras Medical Brigade to provide healthcare to remote villages in Honduras.

Dr. Zweig currently resides in Arlington, VA with his wife and daughter. He enjoys spending as much time outside as possible, preferably with his family. He bikes regularly, often as his commute to NVFP, and skis whenever he gets the chance. Dr. Zweig is originally from Pittsburgh, and loves anything related to that city, but especially loves the Steelers.”

He went to undergrad at Univ of Michigan, medical school at The Ohio State University, and residency at Georgetown University.

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