Lifestyle Medicine Physician

Lifestyle medicine physicians combine medical expertise with a holistic approach to promote healthy habits and behaviours to prevent and treat chronic diseases.

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What is a Lifestyle Medicine Physician?

Lifestyle Medicine Physicians use evidence-based lifestyle interventions to prevent, manage, and treat chronic diseases.

How Lifestyle Medicine Physicians Can Help

Lifestyle Medicine Physicians focus on addressing the root causes of common health issues such as poor diet, lack of exercise, stress, lack of sleep, and substance abuse rather than treating symptoms with medications or surgeries. They work closely with patients to create personalized plans incorporating healthy habits like nutritious eating, regular physical activity, stress management techniques, adequate sleep, and avoiding harmful substances like alcohol and tobacco. Lifestyle Medicine Physicians empower patients to take control of their health and improve their overall well-being through sustainable lifestyle changes.

Meet Our Lifestyle Medicine Physicians

Our Lifestyle Medicine Physicians work closely with patients to understand their needs and goals, develop customized treatment plans, and provide ongoing support.

Dr. Valerie Mueller
Dr. Valerie Mueller

MD, FRCSC, DipABLM

Lifestyle Medicine

Frequently Asked Questions

Lifestyle Medicine Physicians work to prevent, manage, and sometimes reverse chronic diseases through lifestyle interventions. Lifestyle Medicine Physicians often treat the following conditions and diseases: obesity, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, certain types of cancer, insulin resistance, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), gastrointestinal disorders, osteoporosis, depression and anxiety, sleep disorders, chronic stress-related conditions, and autoimmune diseases.

Yes, lifestyle medicine can effectively complement conventional medical treatments. When used alongside conventional medical treatments, lifestyle interventions can be enhanced in effectiveness and contribute to better outcomes.

Your first lifestyle medicine appointment will be 60 minutes. Follow-up appointments are usually 30 minutes long.

The number of appointments required can vary depending on many factors, such as the patient's health condition, goals, and progress.

There no out-of-pocket costs associated with Lifestyle Medicine for patients as Lifestyle Medicine Physicians bill directly to OHIP.

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