Orthopedic surgeon Tamara Huff, MD was inspired by her mothers’ interest in carpentry (and her power tool collection) to take her medical career path, ultimately leading to the operating room. In this podcast Dr Huff discusses the importance of holistic approaches to preventive medicine and for optimizing surgical success rates. Her practice works hard to provide patients with culturally competent education support that covers comorbidities such as cardiovascular health and mental health. Establishing frameworks to achieve small and manageable steps towards lowering blood sugar, reducing weight and improving mood are all part of Dr Huffs determination to bring about behavior changes, and to help everyone access and benefit equally from joint replacement. With Rolf Taylor.