Eileen L. Seeholzer, MD

Eileen L. Seeholzer, MDTITLE

Associate Professor of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Medical Director, Adult Weight Loss Surgery & Weight Management Center, MetroHealth System
Medical Director, MetroHealthy Employee Wellness Initiative, MetroHealth System
Medical Director, SkyWell Employee Wellness Solutions
Faculty, Center for Health Care Research and Policy, CWRU at MetroHealth System
Faculty, Center For Health Equity, Engagement, Education, and Research, CWRU at MetroHealth System

SUMMARY

Dr. Seeholzer’s focus in program and research projects is to develop, implement, and evaluate the effectiveness of practical clinical and community tools that help engage people to sustainably improve health behaviors and chronic disease management. 

Projects from the clinic to the workplace and  community  include:

  1. Creating electronic medical record (EMR) based tools for staff to provide and document individualized counseling for primary care patients to improve eating and activity;
  2. Co-authoring the STRIDES Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), a literacy accessible and culturally flexible behavioral weight-loss program;
  3. Founding the Weight Management Clinic in 2005, an Obesity Medicine Practice serving medically complex and socially diverse patients with obesity and co-morbid medical conditions;
  4. Developing a hypertension lay health advisor curriculum and training program;
  5. Collaborating to define and evaluate a sustainable community-led engagement process for healthy eating and active living opportunities in an urban, economically challenged community with largely African American residents;
  6. Designing and implementing an employee wellness program that now has high participation and  is associated with sustained avoided medical costs and improved outcomes for our county health system with over 7,500 employees; and
  7. Partnering in a system-change intervention that combined practice transformation methods with Electronic Medical Record (EMR) tools for staff to ask patients about tobacco use, advise them to quit, and connect patients ready to quit to be called by a Quitline or similar program.  

Her content expertise is in the areas of behavioral and medical treatment of obesity; individual behavior change; chronic disease management; health promotion in the clinic, workplace and community; quality improvement with an emphasis on practice level change and personal change; health disparities; and workplace wellness.  

PUBLICATIONS

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/1-Si65NrUdIwbZ/bibliography/public/

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS

The Obesity Society 2000-present
         (formerly North American Association for the Study of Obesity–NAASO)        
Society for General Internal Medicine                      1998-2018
Health Action Council of Ohio                                  2013-present
Obesity Action Council                                              2016-present
Obesity Medical Association                                     2018
American College of Physicians                                2018-present

SPECIFIC RESEARCH INTERESTS  

  • Obesity
  • Prediabetes and metabolic syndrome
  • Workplace wellness
  • Provider professional development.  

CONTACT INFORMATION  

MetroHealth The MetroHealth System 
2500 MetroHealth Drive                                                                               
Rammelkamp Building 2nd Floor                                                                                               
Cleveland, Ohio 44109-1998
Clinical Phone: 216-778-7433
Administrative Secretary: 216-778-4348
Fax: 216-778-2367
Email: [email protected]