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  • Join a network of world experts in delivering true quality and cost reduction.
  • Participate in value based contracts that can truly reward you for keeping people healthy
  • Sign valuable contracts with Medicare and other insurers that reward you for keeping patients well
  • Be paid to keep your population of patients healthy

About Poplar

Poplar is made up of independent lifestyle medicine primary care practices devoted to transforming our health care system for the better. We're revolutionizing the system by providing value based contracts to our member practices. We provide value based contracts so you can actually be paid to keep people healthy.

Poplar grew out of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM), a professional organization devoted to promoting lifestyle medicine in the United States and beyond. Poplar started in 2021 with a core group in California, Delaware, Texas, and Florida. We have been growing ever since.

Transformational Healthcare

Poplar changes the game of healthcare, by providing value based contracts to its member practices. In contrast to almost every other entity in our healthcare system, poplar member practices are actually paid to keep patients healthy.

What services do we provide?

Consulting & Services

We get deeply involved with our member practices, so that we can provide benchmarking, training, and consultation to ensure financial and clinical success for our practices.

Health Timeline

Our central technology allows us to track the important health events of your patient's life, so that you and your health care team can have a deep understanding of their health.

Monitoring Best Practices

Dissemination and daily use of a comprehensive Referral Menu, which encompasses full suite of high-value lifestyle and traditional practitioners.

Target the Root

Lifestyle choices are at the root of many chronic health issues. Lifestyle Medicine targets change that will create a new foundation for a long life full of health and vitality.

High Specialization

Poplar takes the best that each member practice has to offer, and makes these ideas available to the entire network. Such sharing takes the form of shared protocols + training and also takes the form of remote services made available through telehealth platforms.

Quality and Risk Gaps

By providing documentation and communication of ICD-10 codes that describe your patients' illness burden and contribute to their risk score, physicians can easily identify care quality and risk gaps.

The 6 Pillars of Lifestyle Medicine

  • Nutrition

  • Exercise

  • Sleep

  • Stress

  • Relationships

  • Substances

Whole-food, predominantly Plant-based

Food is Medicine. Choose predominantly whole, plant-based foods that are rich in fiber and nutrient dense. Vegetables, fruit, beans, lentils, whole grains, nuts and seeds.


Questions? Learn more.

What is Lifestyle Medicine?

Lifestyle Medicine is the use of evidence-based lifestyle therapeutic approaches, such as a plant-predominant dietary lifestyle, regular physical activity, adequate sleep, stress management, avoiding use of risky substances and pursuing other non-drug modalities, to treat, reverse, and prevent chronic disease. It is the fastest growing field of medicine globally and holds the promise for true health reform as it addresses the root-cause of chronic illness.

Don’t health professionals already know about this?

Most medical students and physicians do not receive adequate training in even the basics of Lifestyle Medicine—nutrition and physical activity—yet we know that 85 percent of chronic disease today is caused by unhealthy lifestyle choices in these and other areas.

Why is this important and why now?

Chronic disease is the leading cause of death and disability in the U.S. Rates of chronic disease have never been higher, with cost of chronic conditions eating up 86% of all healthcare dollars spent. Chronic disease is so common that more than half of U.S. adults have at least one condition, accounting for 90% of healthcare spending.

According to the World Health Organization, 80% of heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes and 40% of cancer could be prevented, primarily with improvements to diet and lifestyle.

The U.S. spends at least 18% of its GDP ($3.35 trillion) on health expenditures. If costs continue to rise, by 2050 Medicare and Medicaid alone will account for 20% of the GDP. All projections point to continued rises in chronic disease. If we don’t reverse this trend, we are headed for bankruptcy as a country. The solvency of our nation is at state.

Poplar Member Practices

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