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CLINICAL INTEGRATION AS A SUBVERSIVE ACTIVITY

Jones, Don L. Ph.D., ACSM-CPT

doi: 10.1249/FIT.0b013e31823373b2
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LEARNING OBJECTIVE: • This article will provide the reader with insights to improve clinical integration efforts between wellness and fitness centers and physicians as well as clinicians.

Clinical Integration is a strategic imperative for medical wellness centers. It is one of the key initiatives that set these centers apart from their competitors. Today more and more wellness center members are coming via direct referrals from cardiac rehabilitation and physical therapy departments. This article gives insights to improve clinical integration efforts between wellness and fitness centers and physicians and clinicians.

Don L. Jones, Ph.D., ACSM-CPT, is the wellness center manager for Tri-City Wellness Center in Carlsbad, CA. He earned his Ph.D. from The Florida State University in 1985. His career in the medical fitness industry spans more than 25 years. Dr. Jones serves on the Editorial Board of ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal®. Additionally, he is ACSM Certified Personal TrainerSM certified.

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