According to the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, “lifestyle medicine is the evidence-based practice of helping individuals and families adopt and sustain healthy behaviors that affect health and quality of life.”
Patients who want to better understand the science behind lifestyle medicine turn to the Rochester Clinic for educational workshops and treatment programs. As a lifestyle medicine provider, our physician team and staff utilizes evidence-based best practice guidelines to assess and treat the root cause of common chronic diseases. Instead of simply recommending a management plan for patients, our providers take an inventory of a patient’s current lifestyle, including activity, nutrition, stress management, social connection, passion and sleep. The most important aspect of a lifestyle medicine treatment plan includes education and coaching. We believe in empowering patients to take control of their health, which is the best way to achieve ultimate wellness.