A podcast for UPMC Health Plan members, Health Break is your quick guide to caring for your mental and physical health, prioritizing wellness, and making the most of your health insurance plan.
Episode 31: Take a Health Break with Dr. Robert Rutkowski
Dr. Robert Rutkowski, medical director of practice transformation at UPMC Health Plan, takes a Health Break to provide an overview of some of the primary warning signs for type 2 diabetes or obesity in children and teens, and strategies for creating healthy lifestyle habits to avoid a diagnosis.
Related to this episode:
- Pediatric diabetes information
- Pediatric health services
- To enroll in Prescription for Wellness Pediatric Healthy Families program family lifestyle coaching, register or log in to UPMC AnywhereCare and schedule a visit under the health navigator tile to get started or call 1-855-772-8762 (TTY: 711). Help is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Download RxWell*
- Other children’s health information
About Dr. Robert Rutkowski:
Robert Rutkowski, MD, is a medical director at UPMC Health Plan concentrating his efforts in pediatric value-based care and population health strategy. He attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and completed his residency at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. He has been in practice with Children’s Community Pediatrics for over 20 years and is the Medical Director of Children’s Hospital Express Care’s South Fayette location.
About Dr. Camille Clarke-Smith:
Camille Clarke-Smith, EdD, is a program director in the Quality Improvement, Medicare Stars Department at UPMC Health Plan, where she leads the Medicare Faith and Wellness Program, a 3- to 12-week health and wellness challenge. She is also the founder of the nonprofit Transforming the Health of African American Women (THAW) Inc. She earned a doctorate in health and physical activity education from the University of Pittsburgh in addition to a master’s in exercise science and a bachelor’s in psychology and sociology. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in social work at Carlow University.
About Angelo Bartic:
Angelo Bartic is a health coach at UPMC Health Plan, working with members on creating sustainable lifestyle changes in weight management, nutrition, physical activity, tobacco cessation, and stress management. Beginning as a personal trainer, he quickly connected with his passion for helping others lead healthier lives. He earned a bachelor’s degree in nutrition and is currently pursuing his master’s in public health. Maintaining his personal training certification, Angelo recently became a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach. He enjoys time with his husband and friends participating in recreational sports (kickball and dodgeball) through an LGBTQIA+ sports organization called Stonewall Sports.
*RxWell is available to UPMC Health Plan members who are 16 years of age or older.