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Dr. Jeffrey Sterling is a national leader in community-based medicine and health care.He serves as President & CEO of, a national public health initiative providing personal and immediate healthcare information and advice to consumers.

Dr. Sterling also is President and CEO of Sterling Initiatives (SI), a healthcare consulting and implementation firm assisting entities with clinical, operational and financial best practices. SI has assisted health systems, health plans, state governments and medical practices in three-dozen states and countries.

SI has gained particular notoriety for its work in creating ‘Centers of Excellence’ among hospitals and other healthcare entities. Dr. Sterling is also author of the healthcare blog, ‘Straight, No Chaser’ at

Dr. Sterling has degrees from Northwestern University, Harvard University School of Public Health (Health Policy Management), Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business and the Univ. of Illinois College Of Medicine, and he completed his Emergency Medicine Residency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago.

The Intersection of Health and Happiness: Weighing the Health Concerns of Every Decision You Make so Be Smart Now and Stay Smart

People always ask how healthcare has changed over the years, but it’s mostly in part about how we choose to live our lives. One concern is how we make choices as in what we’re already inclined to do. My book is all about good and bad choices that I’ve seen for 20+ years in the ER.

Our choices relate to physical health, mental health, perception of body shape, sexual partnerships and relationships overall. For example some of us would rather take a blood pressure pill rather than stop using a salt shaker.

Get Well Wednesday: Choosing Health Equals Choosing Happiness  was originally published on

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