When I first learned about the chief medical officer of Riordan Clinic, Ron Hunninghake, MD, he was treating covid patients with high dose IV vitamin C and other natural therapies. As you can imagine, he was villainized by the media for educating and empowering his patients. Dr. Hunninghake has devoted his career to the emerging paradigm of self-care: the patient as an informed medical partner. From the first days of medical school, he sought to find new ways of encouraging his patients to take better care of themselves, form new and sustainable habits of health, and assume greater responsibility for their own health. He will share how we can achieve optimal health outcomes when we partner with our doctors.