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.
Our Lifestyle Medicine Approach
Empower and lead patients to a healthier life by providing personalized, compassionate medical care and lifestyle education. The lifestyle medicine approach consist of 6 pillars that we strongly value and use to help treat all conditions for our patients.
What We Recommend
The lifestyle medicine approach is highly recommended for chronic conditions, such as:
- Heart disease
- Weight issues
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Chronic inflammations
We offer educational programs to help patients understand and successfully make sustainable lifestyle changes. These programs include the Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP), Nedley Anxiety and Depression Recovery Program, and a series of group visits.
“Dr. Harman is the most professional, empathetic, informative, and personable person I have encountered in my 62 years. I would trust him with my life as well as that of my family. He is the best!”
“They have all been very helpful and very nice. I don’t feel like I am being judged by anyone for my illness and I greatly appreciate that. Thank you.”
“They helped me get my life back without controlling every aspect of my life. Without this facility I’m not sure where I would be right now.”