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ZoeStyle Medicine

“Zoe” means abundant life. “Style” is for “lifestyle medicine.” ZoeStyle Medicine is our unique combination of evidence-based, multi-disciplinary approaches to treat obesity and chronic medical conditions to produce abundant life from sustainable lifestyle changes.

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Get Unstuck

Ever wonder why you lose weight only to gain it all back? Or why you wake up more tired than when you went to sleep? Or why you eat more when you’re anxious?

It’s questions like these that can make us feel hopeless or discouraged—making us doubt our abilities or convincing us to think that we’re incapable of achieving happiness. The sad thing is, often, there’s a voice inside our heads that agrees.

And that’s why we’re so glad that you’ve found us!

We want to help you understand that the inner critic is wrong. You were born to thrive.

Obesity Medicine

It’s Not Your Fault—
We Know How To Help

Research proves that obesity is a complicated disease, and we here at Zoe understand that. That’s why we work to address the specific factors prohibiting progress and change. We empower our clients by allowing them to see they are more powerful than their genes or their past. By doing this, clients are equipped with the tools to take control of their lives.

We are not here to shame you—or push fad diet plans on you. The staff at Zoe are here to help you, wherever you are in your journey, and to offer you the support, education, and encouragement you need to succeed.

If you are suffering from obesity, our M.D. is certified in obesity medicine and our team offers specialized care tailored to your unique needs.

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End the cycle. Take the first step.
Schedule your appointment today.

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Lifestyle Medicine

What is Lifestyle Medicine?

Lifestyle Medicine is the medical approach that incorporates evidence-based strategies promoting positive changes in sleep, nutrition, physical activity, relationship skills and stress management. It allows you to manage lifestyle-based chronic diseases better and, in some cases, experience remission and/or eliminate your reliance on medication.  These diseases include diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, fatty liver, Crohn’s Disease and even some forms of cancer, among many others.

Six Pillars of Lifestyle Medicine

Achieving optimal health requires addressing the underlying causes of your chronic illness rather than solely relying on medications. Lifestyle Medicine focuses on six key areas that can significantly improve your symptoms or reduce your risk of developing chronic diseases. Your healthcare provider will partner with you on which pillars are most important to you and can be optimized. You will play an active role in all pillars.

Nutrition

Figuring out how, when, and what to eat while trying to meet wellness goals can feel impossible. Together, we'll find the right plan for you!

Movement

Physical activity is an important part of your wellness routine. Learn how to move your body in ways that are safe, fun, energizing and sustainable!

Stress Management

With Lifestyle Medicine, you will practice coping mechanisms that reduce tension and stress and lower your blood pressure.

Restorative Sleep

Sufficient sleep is the foundation of health. It is integral to every function of the brain and body. Learn how to optimize yours.

Substance Misuse

Avoiding feelings by overusing things like TV and social media, as well as substances such as alcohol, tobacco or drugs can contribute to chronic disease. Learn how to connect instead of avoid.

Healthy Connections

A strong positive social network by your side along your journey to good health is essential. Develop quality, supportive relationships.

Our Process

What To Expect When You Visit

Getting To Know You

Complete the special purpose questionnaires assessing areas of your life such as: relationships, sleep, movement, and nutrition. This gives us insight into changes needed to manage your condition.

Health Assessment

Our doctor and nutritionist conduct a detailed assessment of your health. This may include lab work, body composition, resting metabolic rate (RMR) and EKG.

Taking The Next Step

Before you leave, you’ll be scheduled for a visit with a health coach, 10 weeks of group coaching, and yoga therapy as indicated. Together with you, we create an individualized plan based on your body and your goals.

Support Along The Way

You aren’t alone! You will work with an RN certified health coach, a nutritionist, and a doctor as often as needed to help keep you on your individualized plan.

Better Mood, Better Health, Better Relationships

The path to wellness is not a one-size-fits-all solution. It requires attention to both your mental wellbeing and physical health. And many times, they’re directly connected.

Meet Our Health Specialists

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Meet Julie Barbaro, RDN, CHC, INFCP

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Meet Rebekah Hamlett BSN, RN

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Meet Beth Bolstad, MSW

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Meet Ali Webb, C-YT

LifeStyle Medicine

What Technique Do You Use?

Health Assessment

Health assessments allow your healthcare provider to gain insights into your thought process and equip you with the knowledge to make positive changes with all the six pillars that impact your wellbeing.

Evidence-Based Coaching

You will benefit from techniques that help achieve your goals. You will also apply strategies to manage daily challenges in all six aspects of your life.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

CBT is a type of talk therapy that shows you how to identify and change destructive thought patterns that can negatively influence your behavior and emotions.

Contact us

Meeting You Where You Are

  • Cash and most insurance accepted.
  • We offer both tele-counseling and tele-medicine appointment options.
  • Two physical locations around the Richmond area.

Book Your Appointment

Returning Patient?

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New Patient?

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General Inquiry?

For anything else, give us a call using the button below!

We are Zoe Therapy Services – a diverse team of highly trained psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners, licensed therapists, and master’s level therapists ready to meet your unique mental health and relationship needs.

We are ZoeStyle Medicine – a diverse team of specially trained doctors, nutritionists, and health coaches ready to assist you in improving your health.

Useful Links
Crisis Resources

Same-day access to mental health services is available at all Virginia’s CSBs. Find your CSB here.

National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline:
988.

Warm Line:
Mon-Fri: 9AM – 9PM,
Saturday-Sunday: 5PM – 9PM

1 (866) 400-6428

Crisis Text Line:
24/7 crisis text messaging.
Text HOME to 741741.

Substance Abuse & Mental Health
SAMHSA’s National Helpline: 
1 (800) 622-HELP (4357).

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