Dr. Erika Blank is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine. She is an experienced clinician with 20 years in practice. Her clinical focus is primary care with interest in chronic disease management and prevention through lifestyle medicine.
A native of Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Blank received her biology degree from Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY, in 1992, and her medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, in 1996. She was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society as well as Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Blank completed her residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY in 1999. She received her certification to practice Lifestyle Medicine through the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine in 2017 and earned her Plant Based Nutrition Certification though the eCornell T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies in 2018. She practiced primary care at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York for 13 years where she was also a teaching attending working with medical students and residents. For the last six years, Dr. Blank practiced primary care in the seacoast area of New Hampshire.
Lifestyle Medicine is a field of medicine that relies on current medical evidence to treat, prevent and reverse chronic diseases through lifestyle changes. Lifestyle changes include: a diet that is mostly plant-based; physical activity; not smoking; good sleep habits; and, minimizing stress. Any positive changes can improve one’s health, so Dr. Blank focuses on progress, not perfection. Lifestyle Medicine combines the knowledge of healthy behaviors with the ability to help patients navigate through changes they want to make. Dr. Blank blends her expertise in building healthier lifestyles into her internal medicine practice to provide the most successful outcomes and create long-term health benefits for her patients.