My name is Dr. Christopher Cirino. I have been a physician for more than 20 years. My specialties include internal medicine and infectious diseases and public health. The majority of health problems a physician sees in the clinic are linked to behavior. I quickly learned how feeble available medications are for these health problems compared to the effectiveness of health empowerment and working toward behavior. The average clinic visit doesn’t afford much time to delve into these areas. As a result of this, I explored the option of reaching out to patients more directly through direct patient coaching and volunteerism. This blog is a result of these efforts and will serve as an online meeting place for those interested. All will be invited to participate in this process, so that we can learn from each other on how to optimize health.