Pam Peeke, MD
Pamela M. Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, is known as the "doc who walks the talk." An internationally recognized expert, physician, scientist and author in the fields of nutrition, stress, fitness and public health, Dr. Peeke is a member of the Speaking of Women's Health National Speakers Bureau. She has been the keynote speaker for many Speaking of Women's Health conferences over the years.
Dr. Peeke holds the position of Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. As a Pew Foundation Scholar in Nutrition and Metabolism during her postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California at Davis and then as the first physician to serve as Senior Research Fellow at the National Institutes of Health Office of Alternative Medicine, Dr. Peeke conducted research in the newly evolving field of integrative medicine. She was among the first physicians with formal training in nutrition science, and while at the NIH, studied the relationship between chronic stress, nutrition, and weight gain.
On stage or in front of a camera, Dr. Peeke combines her trademark energy, wit and humor to "edutain." Serving as Chief Medical Correspondent for Discovery Health TV, Dr. Peeke is featured on the award-winning National Body Challenge series and hosts the Could You Survive? series, based on her national bestselling book, Fit to Live. Magazines including O, Prevention, Fitness and More feature her columns and editorials. Major television and radio networks including CNN, Fox and NPR interview her as a regular in-studio science and health news commentator.
She is the founder of the Peeke Performance Center which offers her Lifestyle Management Program, guiding clients through the mental and physical transformations of their life journeys. Calling upon her background as a marathoner and mountain climber, Dr. Peeke founded the Peeke Week Retreats where participants can challenge themselves physically and mentally in magnificent outdoor settings, such as Miraval and Golden Door.
Dr. Peeke encourages women to try these self-improvement techniques:
- Get up and take your daily walk. Remember that when you choose to walk or eat right, you’re choosing to gift your loved ones with the greatest gift of all – you!
- Joy Yourself! Make a list of at least 3 things that give you joy. It could be cooking, reading that mystery novel, playing with the kids or writing poems. Just make sure you have at least one point of joy every day.
- When faced with the work of self care, it’s perfectly fine to whine a bit. Give yourself time to whine – 5 minutes – and then move along with your good nutrition, exercise and stress management.