Wednesday Dish / Going back to School with Dr. Sal 8/3/16

Posted at 11:31 AM, Aug 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-03 11:31:58-04

Dr. Salvatore Lacagnina is the System Medical Director of Wellness and Employee Health for Lee Memorial Health System. In this role, his mission is to motivate, educate and empower people to improve their health and wellness. Dr. Sal, as he likes to be called, is one of Lee Memorial Health System’s champions responsible for developing a comprehensive health, wellness and preventive care program for more than 10,000 employees and family members.

He is the Medical Director for the LMHS Employee Health clinics and the Medical Director for the Wellness Centers in Cape Coral and Ft. Myers.

From 1994-2010 he practiced Internal Medicine with the Lee Physician Group and served as its Medical Director until 2010 before taking on his new role as Vice President of Health and Wellness. His emphasis is on the prevention and reversal of cardio metabolic diseases, diabetes, weight management, cancer risk factor reduction and overall lifestyle medicine.

Dr. Sal earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and he is currently completing a Fellowship certification in Anti-Aging Medicine.

Dr. Sal writes a weekly column about health and wellness in The News-Press and a monthly column for the Cape Coral Chamber of Commerce Trends publication.

He also speaks publically throughout the community.