The Whole Health Cure

"Six Components of Wellness" with Sal Lacagnina, DO

Episode Summary

Dr. Salvatore Lacagnina is the System Medical Director of Wellness and Employee Health for Lee Health. In this role, his mission is to motivate, educate and empower people to improve their health and wellness. Dr. Sal, as he likes to be called, is one of Lee Health’s champions responsible for developing a comprehensive health, wellness and preventive care program for more than 19,000 employees and family members. In this conversation Dr. Sal speaks in detail about the Lee Health Wellness Wheel, which includes the following 6 pillars of healthy lifestyle: - Nutrition - Physical Activity - Sleep - Stress Management - Mental and Behavioral Health - Purpose Driven Living Dr. Sal also discusses both the challenges and the benefits of comprehensive wellness programs, the need for culture change, incentives that are effective and the return on investment that goes beyond financial wins.

Episode Notes

Dr. Salvatore Lacagnina is the System Medical Director of Wellness and Employee Health for Lee Health. In this role, his mission is to motivate, educate and empower people to improve their health and wellness. Dr. Sal, as he likes to be called, is one of Lee Health’s champions responsible for developing a comprehensive health, wellness and preventive care program for more than 19,000 employees and family members.

He is the Medical Director for the LH Employee Health clinics and the Medical Director for the Wellness Centers in Cape Coral and Ft. Myers.
From 1994-2010 he practiced Internal Medicine with the Lee Physician Group and served as its Medical Director until 2010 before taking on his role as System Medical Director of Wellness and Employee Health. His emphasis is on the prevention and reversal of cardio metabolic diseases, diabetes, weight management, cancer risk factor reduction and overall lifestyle medicine.

Dr. Sal earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and he is Board Certified in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine and is a Diplomat of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.

Dr. Sal writes a weekly column about health and wellness in The News-Press and a monthly column for the Cape Coral Chamber of Commerce Trends publication. He also speaks publically throughout the community.

In this conversation Dr. Sal speaks in detail about the Lee Health Wellness Wheel, which includes the following 6 pillars of healthy lifestyle:

Dr. Sal also discusses both the challenges and the benefits of comprehensive wellness programs, the need for culture change, incentives that are effective and the return on investment that goes beyond financial wins.