As part of our monthly Wellbeing Webinar Series, Sequoia teamed up with Dr. Kimberly Petrick, Area Physician Marketing Leader at the West LA Medical Center and Physician Market Lead for National Accounts with Kaiser Permanente. During the webinar, Dr. Petrick provided insights into the importance of “Prioritizing Prevention” and covered various topics including general wellness, chronic disease, primary prevention, warning signs to watch out for, and the significance of primary care.

You can catch up by viewing the recording.

A few key takeaways from the webinar:

  • Don’t underestimate the importance of getting checked regularly by your doctor. With just an ounce of prevention, most chronic diseases are preventable and the rest are manageable through close partnership with your primary care physician.
  • Cancer, stroke, heart disease, and diabetes are the most preventable diseases.
  • Recommended forms of prevention include simple daily adjustments like eating well and exercising, staying updated with your vaccines, caring for your bones, maintaining a healthy weight, getting plenty of sleep, and not smoking.
  • Not only can prioritizing prevention help keep you healthy and aid in preventing the onset of disease, but it can boost your energy levels and have a positive impact on weight management.
  • There are many barriers to prioritizing prevention (like cost, fear of tests, misinformation, health care disparities, inconvenience, and fear of the unknown), so always talk with your doctor to get the most thorough information.
  • Maintaining a healthy lifestyle begins with starting small for long term gains and implementing habits and changes that become a daily routine.

Register today for our next monthly webinar on “Family Health & Wellbeing.” The webinar will take place on Wednesday, August 16, 2023, at 10 am PT/1 pm ET.

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Erika Kalin — Erika is a Recruiting Coordinator at Sequoia. She works within Talent Acquisition to help deliver a streamlined and white glove experience for all incoming candidates joining the Sequoia team. Erika is passionate about all things Wellbeing and believes in a wholistic approach to achieving this, knowing it is unique for every individual. Outside of work, Erika enjoys being active with her three dogs, all things summer and sunshine related, cooking and, of course, eating.