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Our August Volunteer of the Month is Amber Orman, MD. Dr. Orman is a DipABLM, a double board-certified radiation oncologist, and a lifestyle medicine specialist focusing on breast cancer treatment and prevention. She is the first-ever Chief Wellness Office (CWO) of AdventHealth Medical Group. She is also the co-founder of the HEAL (Healthy Eating and Active Lifestyle) program at AdventHealth in Orlando, Florida.
HEAL is an 8-week lifestyle medicine program designed to educate and inspire cancer patients to make positive changes to decrease cancer recurrence and improve overall healthspan.
She is a mother to 3 teenagers and 2 poodles, wife to a witty nephrologist, and spends her free time doing yoga, trail running, cycling, and summiting Colorado’s peaks.
Dr. Orman serves on the Pink on Parade committee and has been an invaluable partner to the AdventHealth Central Florida Foundation. She was kind enough to answer the below Q and A for our August feature.
How long have you been a physician?
What is your field?
Radiation Oncology and Lifestyle Medicine
Why did you first want to become a physician and what is rewarding for you in this line of work?
I watched my mother as a nurse find great fulfillment in her work, and I wanted the same. Serving others is my purpose on this earth, and doing that as a physician is a great honor.
Why do you feel called to give back?
I feel spiritually whole when I am serving others.
What would you say to others who are interested in giving back?
There is no better feeling than helping another, no matter how small the gesture.
Tell us about your experience with Pink on Parade.
Pink on Parade is incredibly important to me because it funds patient-facing programs like HEAL (Healthy Eating and Active Lifestyle) Breast Cancer, where we use the principles of Lifestyle Medicine to teach patients about the benefits of a plant-predominant lifestyle, exercise, mindfulness, stress management, good sleep, healthy relationships, and avoidance of risky substances to reduce risk of cancer recurrence and treat and reverse other health conditions.
We can't thank Dr. Orman enough for her continued support of our community. If you are interested in participating in Pink on Parade, click here.