Wendy Pecoraro


Wendy aspires to live a simple and contented life in a world brimming with chaos. This means eating whole food, moving in some way every day, prioritizing sleep, practicing mindfulness (she likes to call it “minding your life”), fostering close relationships and connecting with nature as much as possible. These aspirations, and the difficulty she has in consistently attaining them, are what sparked a career in Lifestyle Medicine. 

Wendy has a post-master’s certificate in Wellness and Health Promotion. She developed Methodist Health System’s Employee Health Program before starting an independent practice at an integrative care collaborative in 2016. She is on the editorial board of The Integrative Practitioner Journal and works with the Women’s Fund Freedom from Violence Initiative.

Wendy has been a Diplomat of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine since 2019. Inspired by this certification, an affiliation with brilliant colleagues and a commitment to her community of wellness pioneers, Element Primary Care was founded in 2020. Wendy and her colleagues at Element have a practice grounded in relationship-based care and a commitment to applying the best science we have to help our patients on a path forward. We all, together, aspire to look back on a life well lived. 

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