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Kathleen Padgitt

MD, FACP

Dr. Kathleen Padgitt graduated from Northeastern Ohio University of Medicine (NEOMED) in 1989 and is an assistant professor of Internal Medicine at NEOMED. She is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine since 1992 and in Nephrology and Hypertension since 1997. In 2003, she became certified by The American Society of Hypertension as a Clinical Specialist in Hypertension. In 2014, she completed the University of Arizona’s integrative Medicine Fellowship under the direction of Dr. Andrew Weil. Additionally, she is certified in plant-based nutrition by Dr. T Collin Campbell Program through e-Cornell.
 
Currently, she practices Nephrology and Hypertension with The Kidney Group, Inc. located in Youngstown, Ohio, and functions as the vice president of this ten-physician group.  In 2012, she opened The Center For Lifestyle Change, and Integrative Medical practice devoted to promoting health through a combination of Integrative and Functional Medical Practices along with Traditional medical practices.
 
She lectures extensively both on nutrition as the foundation for disease prevention and on the techniques to allow individuals to implement change and   take control of their own health.
 
Over the last 20 years of medical practice, Dr. Padgitt has seen firsthand the adverse effects food choices have on health, longevity and quality of life, and has dedicated her medical practice to educating and helping individuals prevent and overcome these effects.