COMBATING PHYSICAL INACTIVITY THE ROLE OF HEALTH CARE PROVIDERSJaworski, Carrie A. M.D., FACSM, FAAFPACSM's Health & Fitness Journal: September/October 2019 - Volume 23 - Issue 5 - p 39–44 doi: 10.1249/FIT.0000000000000510 Features Buy Abstract Author InformationAuthors Article MetricsMetrics Apply It! • Partnering between health care providers and exercise specialists is needed to promote the successful implementation of physical activity guidelines in patients. • Using an exercise or physical activity vital sign is the first step in determining a patient’s physical activity levels. • Exercise prescriptions need to take into account patient preferences and abilities. • Exercise is Medicine® (EIM) provides resources for clinicians and patients on physical activity implementation and benefits. Carrie A. Jaworski, M.D., FACSM, FAAFP, is the director of Primary Care Sports Medicine, the medical director of Hamilton Chicago, a team physician of Loyola Academy, and a former vice president of the American College of Sports Medicine. Her clinical and research interests include concussions, pediatric and female athlete population, nutrition/supplements, endurance medicine, dance medicine, and promotion of Exercise is Medicine®. Dr. Jaworski incorporates exercise into all of her treatment plans as she truly believes that movement is essential to one’s health and well-being. Disclosure: The author declares no conflict of interest and does not have any financial disclosures © 2019 American College of Sports Medicine.