Preventia Announces Dr. Mark Pettus as New Chief Medical Officer

INDIANAPOLIS - IndianaStop -- The virtual-first lifestyle-based care technology platform Preventia has announced Dr. Mark Pettus as its first Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Pettus will focus on several critical areas for the technology start-up, including health services best practices, innovation support, and partnership development. For more than three decades, Dr. Pettus has combined his expertise as a triple-board certified practitioner (Internist, Nephrologist, and Integrative Medicine) in leadership roles in Medical Education, Population Health, and Wellness Innovation.

"Dr. Pettus brings his amazing wellness intellect and a depth of health systems knowledge and population health expertise to help take Preventia to the next stage in our growth," said Brian Schroeder, Preventia's Founder & CEO.

Dr. Pettus is the former Director of Wellness, Population Health, and Community Care at Berkshire Health Systems in western Massachusetts. He is also the former Director of Medical Education at Berkshire Health Systems and was a previous Associate Dean of Medical Education at The University of Massachusetts Medical School, where he continues to serve as an Associate Professor of Medicine faculty member. He is an author, teaching faculty for The Center for Mind-Body Medicine as well as The Meditation Institute and hosts the podcast The Health Edge. Dr. Pettus has a gifted ability to translate very complex scientific and medical subjects into easily understandable and actionable recommendations, which is why he is often sought out by the media and other speaking opportunities.

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"I am thrilled to join a lifestyle-medicine technology platform that is so aligned with my passions as a practitioner and educator. This is a great opportunity to leverage the explosion of lifestyle medicine science with precision data analytics and high-level computational capacity," noted Pettus. "The pandemic has highlighted so many gaps and opportunities to improve access and continuity of care which can be delivered by credentialed providers like health coaches. Team-based care that empowers the client at the center of a coaching model addresses the drivers of all chronic, complex illness. Healthy living does not happen at doctor's offices. This is central to emerging population health models."

Dr. Pettus started his new role on May 9, and reports directly to Preventia CEO, Brian Schroeder.

About Preventia

Preventia is a virtual-care first network that connects client users to credentialed care providers specializing in lifestyle, mental, and behavioral health. Our intentional care approach is to focus on the key influencers of health risk – our habits, behaviors, and lifestyle. The team at Preventia works to align wellness efforts with employers, higher education, and other organizations who focus on innovation and evidence‐based practices that advance the field of lifestyle medicine and look at health care through the lens of opportunity for transformation. For more information see

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Source: Preventia Group, LLC

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