AOA President Brings ‘Fit for Life’ Message to LECOM Students


The President of the American Osteopathic Association asked the LECOM Class of 2008 “Why should you worry about obesity in America?” Peter B. Ajluni, DO had the answer for them, “Because as physicians it’s the right thing to do.”

Dr. Peter B. Ajluni addresses LECOM Class of 2008Dr. Ajluni visited the LECOM campus on May 6 with a message about staying “Fit for Life” his project as AOA President. He told the doctors to be that if they don’t take care of themselves, they will be no good to their patients.

He was pleased to hear about the LECOM SGA sponsored “Fit for Life” program. SGA President Katie Boyle, OMS1, told Dr. Ajluni that LECOM students are holding exercise and healthy life activities for elementary school children in the Erie and Millcreek School district. Volunteers are able to work with about 70 students each semester.

SGA President Katie BoyleDr. Ajluni told the students that American’s must do something about obesity or we won’t be able to handle the health problems obesity and lack of fitness causes. He quoted First Lady Laura Bush who said that if doctors could convince ten percent of the population to walk 30 minutes a day, the U.S. health systems could save $5 billion.

Following his talk with the LECOM students, Dr. Ajluni visited the Clinical Assessment Center at Plaza 18 Medical Center. He learned about the expanded History and Physical curriculum run by Mark Kauffman, DO, LECOM 2000. He also toured construction for the LECOM Medically Integrated Health and Wellness Center and the Bayfront Campus.Dr. Ajluni

May 9, 2008
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