Frequently Asked Questions
What is Lifestyle Medicine?
Lifestyle medicine is a medical approach that uses evidence-based behavioral interventions to prevent, treat and manage chronic disease by addressing 6 pillars of care: nutrition, movement, sleep, social connections, substance use and emotional health. Lifestyle medicine recognizes old methods for treating medical conditions are ineffective due to a lack of end-to-end care and the application of preventative and reverse-based treatment plans. The body needs and mind and the mind needs the body. We treat BOTH: https://lifestylemedicine.org/
What can Lifestyle Medicine change for me?
Lifestyle medicine can both reverse or significantly reduce chronic conditions, including unhealthy weight, cardiovascular disease, Crohn’s, [others] and diabetes and create lasting change by combining physical health with mental health.
Why should I go through this program? How is it any different?
ZoeStyle Medicine offers a team approach that will include a board-certified doctor, nutritionist, health coach, psychiatric nurse practitioners and therapists to provide the end-to-end care you need to succeed. Our individualized treatment plans use the latest diagnostic technology and wellness assessments that meet you where you are in your wellness journey. Our program offers extensive support through monthly, biweekly and weekly touchpoints and reviews. Our program includes a weekly group classes will provide you with structure, accountability, and social support to achieve your goals. Behavior change and sustainability is hard. Learning to elicit your own reasons for change are key. With a diverse team of specialists all in one place, significant lasting change is possible.
Do you accept insurance for this service?
Yes, most commercial insurance as well as Medicare and Medicaid. For questions about your coverage, please contact our office at (804) 303-9622
Do you see people with severe health problems?
Yes. We will partner with your primary care physician for complex clinic concerns ranging from Crohn’s and cancer to obesity, diabetes, and hypertension.
Is it possible to stop taking my diabetes or other medications?
Yes! It is possible to reduce and eliminate certain or all of your medications. Our team will guide you through lifestyle modifications that will help you decrease or even stop your medications in a medically safe and effective way.
Do I have to be really sick to become a patient?
No, anyone feeling stuck or frustrated in any aspect of their lives is welcome to join.
Do you ever prescribe medications?
Yes, we will prescribe medications when medically necessary. Despite your hardest work, you may still struggle through no fault of your own. Medication may be necessary to help meet your wellness goals and may be eliminated when the time is right.
Are your physicians considered PCP’s and can I schedule an acute care visit?
No, our team is not considered primary care. We will partner with your existing doctors to do what is best for you.
Do you offer specialized testing?
Yes, we offer an extensive system of blood diagnostics, in-body metabolic scans, a resting metabolic rate scale and psychological assessments to create a comprehensive wellness plan.
Do I need a referral?
No, you do not need a referral to be seen by anyone on the team.
How often are my appointments and how long do they last?
Appointment frequency and length are based on the individual. The first session with the doctor is typically 90 min, with 60 min-30 min follow up appointments. Initial sessions with our nutritionist are 60 minutes with follow-ups lasting 15, 30 or 45 minutes, health coaching sessions typically last 15-30 minutes and weekly group coaching lasts 60 minutes.