"If we had a pill that contained all the benefits of exercise, it would be the most widely prescribed drug in the world." ~ Ronald M. Davis, MD, President of the American Medical Association
Exercise can prevent and treat many diseases including diabetes, obesity and heart disease. Your doctor feels that exercise is so important for your health that he or she may prescribe it during your visit, just as medication or tests might be prescribed.
65% of patients would be more likely to exercise if advised by their doctor and given additional resources
25% of patients note that their doctor would be the first person they turn to for advice on exercise
4 out of 10 physicians talk to their patients about the importance of exercise but don’t always offer suggestions as to how to be active
To encourage members of our community to become more physically active, the ETMC Olympic Center discounts the individual enrollment fee for any individual who is referred for membership by their physician. As a member, you'll receive a comprehensive fitness assessment, exercise prescription, and fitness orientation. We'll even send your physician a copy of your fitness assessment results.
To participate in our Exercise is Medicine referral program please do the following:
1. Download our Exercise is Medicine Physician Referral form.
2. Have your physician complete and sign the form and return to you.
3. Present the form to a membership representative when joining the ETMC Olympic Center.
Talk to your doctor about an Exercise is Medicine referral to the ETMC Olympic Center and make physical activity a part of your life and healthcare plan!