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Dr. Tito Izard

handsonhipssmlDr. Tito Izard has certainly made his hometown proud. An accomplished family medicine physician, he is now the President and Chief Executive Officer of Milwaukee Health Services, Inc.

Dr. Izard is known as a champion of equitable provision of treatment for the underserved. He has been acknowledged for his work in recruiting and retaining providers dedicated to working with disparate populations. Through Milwaukee Health Services, Dr. Izard employs more underrepresented minority physicians and health practitioners than any other medical practice in the state of Wisconsin.

In addition to his community health activities, Dr. Izard has continued his commitment to teaching through his appointment with the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health as a Clinical Associate Professor.

For all of his work and commitment, Dr. Izard has been recognized by his peers and some of the most respected organizations in Milwaukee:

2001 Marquette University Young Alumnus of the Year
2006 The Business Journal 40 Under 40 Award
2007 The Milwaukee Times Black Excellence Award for Health
2008 Milwaukee Magazine names him “One of the Next Generation who will lead the city into the future.”
2012 Greater Milwaukee Foundation Doug Jansen Emerging Leadership Award

His recommendation for our readers is to eat healthy and increase physical activity.

Dr. Izard says, "Food choices are important. You can still enjoy some of your snacks but remember that whatever goes in must come off. If you eat more, then you need to increase your steps.

Wear a pedometer and count your daily steps. The goal is to increase your number of steps. Increase 1,000 steps from your average every week until you get to 10,000 steps."

It helps to have a workout buddy to have accountability. Find one.

Your health insurance may cover the cost of a pedometer. If not, we will be offering some. Check back soon.

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