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Geisinger becomes the first member of Risant Health

SCRANTON -- Conventional wisdom says that Dr. Saray Stancic’s multiple sclerosis diagnosis in 1995 should have landed her in a wheelchair. Instead, she ran a marathon. 

Dr. Stancic will share her story with the community and discuss the power of lifestyle medicine, especially in relation to chronic diseases, at a free event.

When: Tuesday, May 21 at 5:30 p.m. 
Where: Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, 525 Pine St., Scranton 
Continuing education credits available

Dr. Stancic will explain specific lifestyle changes that can transform life for people with chronic illness and talk about her “prescription” to prevent, treat and even reverse chronic illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes, obesity and autoimmune diseases like lupus and multiple sclerosis.

“I went from a woman who was dependent on a cane in 2003 to one that crossed the finish line at a marathon in 2010,” Dr. Stancic said. “These are simple prescriptions that we're offering here. This is not complicated… we can all do this. We can all engage in healthy behaviors and live our best lives. That's really what I want for everyone.”

Dr. Stancic is the author of What’s Missing from Medicine, a book described as “a clarion call” for the medical establishment to make lifestyle changes an integral part of the practice of medicine. She is triple board certified in internal medicine, infectious diseases and lifestyle medicine. She is a graduate of New Jersey Medical School and for the past 20 years, she’s worked to promote the power of preventive/lifestyle medicine on a global scale and bring needed change to how we train physicians. 

About Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM) is a member of the Geisinger family. GCSOM offers a community-based model of medical education with campuses in Danville, Lewistown, Scranton, Sayre and Wilkes-Barre. Geisinger Commonwealth offers Doctor of Medicine (MD) and a portfolio of graduate degrees. The school’s innovative curriculum, focused on caring for people in the context of their lives and their community, attracts the next generation of physicians and scientists from within its region, as well as from across the state and the nation. Geisinger Commonwealth is committed to non-discrimination in all employment and educational opportunities. Visit

Dr. Saray Stancic
Dr. Saray Stancic

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