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Trish Boh: Douglas Flora will be speaking at the Kroger Health Nourishing Change Conference
Jun 14, 2024, 17:33

Trish Boh: Douglas Flora will be speaking at the Kroger Health Nourishing Change Conference

Douglas Flora shared a post by Trish Boh, Executive Secretary to Executive Medical Director of Oncology Services and Directors at St. Elizabeth Healthcare on LinkedIn, adding:

“Thanks, Marc R. Watkins, M.D. and Colleen Lindholz for bringing this great event to our city, and for inviting me to participate in discussions. It is so encouraging to see national leaders like yourselves calling attention to these important topics.

Food IS medicine; and we need healthcare leaders to recognize (like Kroger Health has) that prevention of diseases is so much better than racing too late to repair. Even more so for many of the cancers we treat at St. Elizabeth Healthcare, as you can tell by our investments in demonstration teaching kitchens and Nourish, our food pantry for patients—all in our flagship cancer center in Edgewood.

Plus, Padma Lakshmi will be there! That itself is a special treat for the wanna-be chef and lover of all cooking shows and her TikToks.

Join us? Link to register in comments below.”

Quoting Trish Boh’s post:

“At the St. Elizabeth Healthcare Cancer Centers, we recognize that proper nutrition plays a pivotal role in cancer treatment and overall well-being. Unfortunately, many of our patients face food insecurity, which directly impacts their outcomes.

At our centers, it is not just about prescriptions and treatments; it is about nourishing the whole person. Cancer treatments can be physically and emotionally draining. That is why we are passionately committed to addressing food insecurity so we can empower our patients to focus on healing without the added stress of hunger.

We are excited to announce that Douglas Flora, MD, LSSBB, FACCC will be speaking at the Kroger Health Nourishing Change Conference that runs July 15-17 at the Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati.

Panel: The Provider’s Perspective on Nutrition Intervention on Wednesday, July 17th at 1:30 p.m.

  • Moderator:
    Marc R. Watkins, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Kroger Health


  • Douglas Flora, MD, LSSBB, FACCC Executive Medical Director Oncology Services, St. Elizabeth Healthcare.
  •  Dr. Mladen Golubic, Medical Director, Osher Center for Integrative Health at UC Health.
  •  Dr. Shelley Perez, Episodic Care Strategy, Kettering Health Medical Group.

Learn more and register here.

Join us in shaping the future of retail health and nourishing our communities! Let’s make Food as Medicine a solution to America’s chronic epidemic.”

Doughlas Flora

Source: Douglas Flora/LinkedIn and Trish Boh/LinkedIn

Dr. Douglas Flora, MD, is a medical oncologist based in Edgewood, Kentucky, with over 24 years of dedicated service in the field. Graduating from the Ohio State University College of Medicine in 1999, Dr. Flora has since become a respected figure in oncology, affiliated with leading hospitals such as St. Elizabeth Healthcare Edgewood-Covington Hospitals and St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas Hospital.

With a background in hematology and medical oncology, Dr. Flora serves as the Chief of the Division of Medical Oncology and Hematology at the TriHealth Cancer Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio. He specializes in treating various cancers, including breast, lung, and gastrointestinal malignancies, utilizing innovative treatment approaches backed by clinical research.

Beyond patient care, Dr. Flora is dedicated to medical education, mentoring future oncologists and contributing to research initiatives aimed at improving patient outcomes. His commitment to excellence and compassionate care underscores his significant impact in the fight against cancer.