Family Physician Dr. Elizabeth George spearheaded the development of Healthy Eating Adventures in 2010 as part of MACWell. She leads program planning and creates the research based kick-off presentation. She reviews participant blood test results in order to monitor the benefits of the healthy eating program and adds to our outcomes database. Her “Ask the Doc” potluck evening answers medical questions from participants as they take hold of their own health. “I thrive on attending the HEA evenings and hearing about the amazing health results people are experiencing!”
Dr. Liz has always emphasized healthy eating in her Family Practice office in Mercersburg Pennsylvania. She earned her medical degree from Brown University School of Medicine, Providence RI, and always knew she wanted to treat “the whole patient” and encourage wellness. A Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice, Dr. Liz has also been an Assistant Director of the York Hospital Family Practice tasked with the development of their Family Centered Maternity Care. She notes that emphasizing a plant-based diet in pregnancy plays a key role in maternal as well as newborn health.
Dr. Liz and her husband, Dr. Robert George, chose Mercersburg to set up their family practice for the small town atmosphere where their kids could walk and bike to school. They are passionate about ensuring the area remains walkable and bikeable for generations to come. When not in the office, they enjoy biking and hiking the scenic routes and mountains around Franklin County. At home they can be found gardening and sharing their produce and perennials with friends and family or watching video clips of their 8 grandchildren in their own gardens.