My name is Eric Marcotte and I’m a Family Doctor in a small Midwestern farm town. I am passionate about healthy living and the choices we all make everyday. I learned in medical school that 80% of the chronic health problems people have are self-inflicted — caused by food, inactivity, alcohol, smoking, stress, etc. The longer I practice, the more true this seems to me.
Because I am convinced of the power people have over their health, I can get a little excited over how well or how poorly people care for themselves. Eighty-year-old patients can expect high-fives when they bring their blood pressure or cholesterol down. Teenagers hear about acanthosis nigricans (a skin condition that often reveals pre-diabetes) in gruesome detail and may end up being dragged to the Diabetic Nutritionist by their mother for maximum impact.
If we don’t take care of our amazing bodies we will get the poor health we deserve!