Dr. Joseph Lamb
Tom Taylor Family YMCA
As a physician, Dr. Joseph Lamb understands that health is about the whole person – mind, body, and spirit. When he moved back to Gig Harbor to head up the new Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Center by Metagenics, he decided to join the Tom Taylor Family YMCA so that he could improve his own health.
“I find the Y to be a really important part of my life," Dr. Lamb says. "It's been really life-changing for me and it makes me feel better about the person I am. From the person at the front desk who greets me warmly to the trainers that I work with, they're making my life better and I want to see that opportunity extended to others."
"We're going to be collaborating with the community health programs...which become a fantastic link for making sure our patients get the education they need about how to make health their focus and not just disease."
Dr. Lamb was also interested in learning more about the Y’s chronic disease prevention programs, which help participants reduce their risk of diabetes, manage their blood pressure, lose weight, and commit to healthy lifestyle changes. To help expand the community’s access to those programs, he made a donation to the Y’s Annual Campaign and is working to find ways to connect his patients to the Y's programs.
For Dr. Lamb, what the Y offers is more than just healthy living programs – it’s a place where people gather to encourage and motivate each other to achieve their potential.
“I find it important to give to the Y because I believe people need to have a place to work out, but more importantly, a place to find community, a place to find meaning, and a place to be of service," says Dr. Lamb. "I think it's up to all of us to give because it'll make where we live a better place."