Meet Dr. Dolapo Babalola
PHYSICIAN | WELLNESS STRATEGIST | SPEAKER | AUTHOR
I am a triple board-certified Family, Obesity, and Lifestyle Medicine Physician. I am originally from Nigeria and live in Atlanta, Georgia. I received my medical training from the University of Guyana and completed my residency in Family Medicine at Morehouse School of Medicine. In addition, I graduated from several other reputable fellowship programs, such as Primary Care Faculty Development, Developing Leaders in Cultural Competency, and Leading Emerging and Diverse Scientists for Success.
I practiced Clinical and Academic Medicine at Morehouse School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, as a Professor and Director of Undergraduate Medical Education and Family Medicine and Rural Health Clerkship for 15 years before I transitioned to opening up my own Direct Primary Care Practice. My clinical practice focuses on preventing, treating, and reversing lifestyle-related chronic diseases using predominantly whole food, plant-based nutrition, and other healthy lifestyle habits as the primary therapeutic modality. I am passionate about empowering my patients, community, and learners about ways to restore health and wellness by discovering the root cause of preventable diseases.
I delight in scholarly activities that have led to presentations at local, regional, and national conferences and published in peer-reviewed journals on medical care, practice improvement, and curricular development. It has been an honor to win numerous awards; Grady’s Department of Community Medicine Teacher’s award for her Commitment to Teaching and the Future of Primary Care, Georgia Academy of Family Physician Family Medicine Educator of the Year, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, Certificate of Outstanding Achievement and 2021 Georgia Trend Magazine’s Top Doctors list, to name a few. I am an active member of the American Academy of Family Medicine, American College of Obesity and Lifestyle Medicine, and Georgia Academy of Family Physicians.
As a formal YMCA Board member, I have and continue to demonstrate my love for my community by collaborating with organizations to establish Health Fairs, Back to School, and Mentorship programs.
In my role as the Founding CEO of Living At Your Finest Wellness, a Holistic Direct Primary Care Practice, I maintain my passion for my community by helping them to Live At Their Finest by empowering them with the pillars of Lifestyle Medicine to nourish and flourish as a whole, vibrant, healthy champion.
I am blessed and honored to be a wife, mother of 3, author of an inspirational book, adventure seeker, lover of God, & community builder.
Genesis of “Living At Your Finest”
The diet-culture cycle and yo-yo weight fluctuations paralyzed me for numerous years. Despite my passion for Holistic Health, I quickly realized there was much to learn about attaining and maintaining Optimal Holistic Health and Wellness. The plethora of undesirable food choices and unhealthy lifestyles led to my numerous chronic conditions, of which communities of color, unfortunately, bear the brunt of the impact. I went on a quest to end my unhealthy lifestyles, which manifested in hypertension, osteoarthritis, excess weight, and chronic fatigue in my early thirties. This journey led to the birthing of “Living At Your Finest Wellness.” I learned to get to the root cause of symptoms by attacking it at the source instead of solely relying on medications as a badge—WellCare instead of sick care, skills instead of pills, and whole person instead of processes.
Life has never been the same again for me because when you LIVE AT YOUR FINEST, body, mind, & spirit, HEALTH and WEIGHT WELLNESS become inevitable.
I adopt a Fun, Fundamental, and Faith-Based Framework as I integrate tools, tactics, tricks, and tips from my wellness journey and extensive professional training into my Direct Patient Care practice, Courses & Coaching Programs, Speaking engagements, and educational and empowering resources using my YouTube Channel and Podcast Show.
Let’s journey together as Living At Your Finest Health Champions!
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