Doctor Sends Patients to the “Farmacy” at Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center
Renowned bariatric surgeon and advocate of plant-based eating Garth Davis, M.D. has partnered with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center and the Rawfully Organic Co-Op to open Houston’s first hospital-based organic produce stand.
The project is an extension of Dr. Davis’ “Farmacy” program that he launched earlier this year.
“Along with a recommendation for regular exercise, I write all of my patients a prescription for more fruits and vegetables,” said Dr. Davis, who created special “Farmacy” prescription pads for this purpose. “Eating five or more servings of fruits and vegetables each day has been shown to prevent cancer, lower the risk of heart disease and help people live longer. It’s a form of medicine for the body and soul.”
The idea to sell fresh fruits and vegetables in a hospital came to Dr. Davis as he was making his patient rounds.